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Manly can win NRL comp: Anasta

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Stevo, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    Old Bar, NSW
    +1,209 / 21
    Sydney Roosters skipper Braith Anasta declared Manly could win the NRL premiership after the Sea Eagles smashed his side with a near flawless display at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.

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  2. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Anywhere but Parramatta
    +5,138 / 100
    Nice complement but Braith is just a tool who knows nothing. Manly have been in the top of the ladder for months now. Its not rocket science.
  3. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

    +79 / 0
    That is just a response to a loaded question; what else is he going to say: no mate, I don't rate them at all. A journo has loaded up and Anasta has given the politically correct answer (god love him)
  4. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,173 / 15
    What else could he say.
  5. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

    +176 / 5
    I disagree, there are ways to answer loaded questions. Wayne and Des are kings at it and Kearney looks like he's got the art down pat too, but he talks clearer and better than the others...pretty dangerous combo ;)

    I'll give you an example tonight, they asked him about his opinions of Sandow and about next year, he said "I'm thinking about Manly on Saturday" they tried to ask it again and he gave the exact same answer with a glare. There's no better way to answer a loaded question than saying the truth.

    Anasta could have easily turned around and said "Anyone but us can win it really"
  6. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

    +79 / 0
    But Anasta's not a sharp tool and so he answered the question in the most basic robotic way he has been taught.
    In the documentary 'The fog of war', the US military advisor to Kennedy, advised how to answer the loaded or tricky questions; he said to say an answer to how you want the question to be asked; always reframe the question for your liking and deliver your answers from your own questions... and that is what every smart politician does.
    Some frustrate the hell out of me, because they are so obviously are not answering the question, but the slickest ones fool their listeners most of the time. WHat I hate the most is when a journalist doesn't repeatedly go after the politician to nail him on the question.
  7. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

    +273 / 0
    The late Robert McNamara is the man you are thinking of 'skin. I know - slightly off-topic. He was the US SecDef from Kennedy's inauguration right through until Feb 68.
  8. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

    +780 / 28
    Des has alot of faith in our current crop so that'll do it for me.

    I would be forever proud if Foran and Cherry-Evans lead the team to grand final victory this season at their age. Foran is especially deserving.

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