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Looking to 2012: Manly's ins and outs

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    From the mwse website

    Matt Trodden
    20/10/2011 9:00:00 AM

    Defending a premiership is never easy, and with Des Hasler departing the Sea Eagles after the 2012 season, it could prove to be another unwanted distraction for the club.

    They have retained pretty much the same roster, which will be very beneficial, particularly for young halves Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans, who will only grow as footballers after a premiership and international football.

    The big in: Having not bought a new player to Brookvale as yet, it’s impossible to name one for the Sea Eagles.

    The big out: Will Hopoate – While he is only 19-years-old and in his full rookie season in the NRL, the NSW State of Origin representative will be extremely hard to replace on the Northern Beaches during his time away from the game and also when he returns to it

    The young gun: Michael McDougall – A Manly junior who returned this season after time with the NSW Waratahs, McDougall impressed in this year’s NYC season and during stints in the NSW Cup. He will be out to take either Michael Robertson or Will Hopoate’s spot in the backline.

    The big question: Will Des Hasler be able to rally his troops despite departing to the Bulldogs?

    The veteran: Jamie Lyon – With representative footy now out of his mind, Lyon has been able to focus solely on his club football, and has produced career best form in the past few years.

    The wild card: Michael Oldfield – Likely to replace Hopoate and/or Robertson on the wing, Oldfield has shown class and skills in his limited first grade opportunities. He has the pace to trouble any side, and is as good a finisher as any winger in the business.

    The top squad: B Stewart, Oldfield, Lyon, Matai, D Williams, Foran, Cherry-Evans, Galuvao, Ballin, King, Watmough, T Williams, G Stewart: Buhrer, Mauro, Rose, Lussick

    Ins: None

    Outs: Will Hopoate, Shane Rodney, Michael Robertson


    http://www.mwse.com.au/default.aspx?s=article-display&id=44563&title=looking-to-2012-manlys-ins-and-outs

    No mentiom of Ben Farrar and no Kite, is he off to the UK?

    Sorry Dan tried to post it through the articles section but I can't get it to work.
     
  2. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Kite must be gone.
     
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  3. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If he is gone wouldn't he be listed as an 'out'.

    Looks like they forgot him. Bad mistake.
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is an excellent squad, well balanced with youth and experience, speed and strength. Along with the coach who will want to go out on a high, the GF beckons. Kite will be around until 2014.
     
  5. Copa Eagle

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    I want Farrar ! Damnit !
     
  6. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cant understand everyone's fascination with Farrar. Was just solid on his first stint with the club, and also remember a few games at fullback where he was very shaky.
    And the reason for getting him back would obviously be back up for Snake, and of what I remember just don't think he's right man for the job.
     
  7. Copa Eagle

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    Farrar not the right man for the job ? so what happens if snake gets injured, oldfield to fullback, wolf ? Farrar is a more then capable replacement for any injuries in the backline.
     
  8. Jonesyv2

    Jonesyv2 Active Member

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    Farrar is coming back i thought, he didn't get a release to go nowhere did he?
     
  9. Copa Eagle

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    Add to that he turned into a fine fullback (without any prior experience in that position) he would be a handy pick up as a replacement or on the wing.
     
  10. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    According to this nrl.com/bigpond article, farrer is returning to manly.

    http://www.bigpondsport.com/how-your-team-has-recruited-for-2012/tabid/91/newsid/78268/default.aspx
     
  11. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Didn't say that Oldfield or Wolfie were the answer (even tho imo Wolfie would do just a good a job as Farrar). Don't mind Farrar as a replacement for outside backs, but not as fullback.
    Remember having my heart in my mouth in a few games when Farrar was playing fullback, that's for sure.
     
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  12. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Oldifeld and Wolfman as listed on the wings, Farrar to take Wolfman's spot when he gets injured. No Kite is interesting
     
  13. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kite signed till the end of 2013 before the GF, don't think he is going anywhere. Not sure he has got two years left in him, but let's see.
     
  14. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe the squad is made up on confirmed signings, others might still be in negotiations
     
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    byso Well-Known Member

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    An ordinary article with omissions.
     
  16. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wouldn't have happened on Zorba's watch ;)
     
  17. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Prefer specialist wingers like Oldfield & Whare over Farrar who though has great utility value, lacks speed & is every bit as shaky under the high ball as the youngsters.
    The article lacks credability when it leaves out Kite who has been an integral part of the dominant NRL team in recent years.
     

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