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Manly players nicknames and why they got them

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Earnie the Eagle, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Manly players over the years have received nicknames that reflect their personality or something that they have done to earn it , there would many and it should be an interesting thread.

    Russell "frogs eyes" Gartner a centre. He got his nick name as when he made a break and go into top gear his eyes would open really wide and look as though they were going to pop out, hence the nickname "Frogs Eyes"

    Anyone tell me how how Graham Eadie got Wombat?
     
  2. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    RE: Manly players nicknames and whay they got them

    Matt Ballin is nicknamed Straight, because of the phrase 'straight ballin'.

    Straight ballin refers to someone who's financially secure. The phrase was made famous by 2pacs song "st8 ballin".
     
  3. hairylittlehobbit

    hairylittlehobbit Member

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    Anyone know how watmough got choc?
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  5. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Because he eats roots and leaves.

    Though I'd imagine his diet has changed over the years...
     
  6. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    By the way Earnie there was a very long thread on this at some stage during this year, or maybe last, might be worth doing a search for it.
     
  7. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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    thanks mate will do
     
  8. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm surprised you don't know as this one's been well documented in the past. Anyway, apparently when he was little he was eating chocolate one day and got it all over his face. After that, his mum called him 'Choc' and it stuck ever since.

    Now I'd love to know: 1) Why Matai is 'Skivvy' (to me he's 'Stevie') and 2) Ferris (I gather this is Buhrer but why)?
     
  9. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Steve Matai's kiwi accent makes Stevie sound like Skivvy.

    Ferris buhler's day off was a ****ty 80's movie that I never saw.
     
  10. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    Here's the thread about the 2011 players nicknames:

    http://forums.silvertails.net/Thread-Manly-Player-s-Nicknames
     
  11. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    On behalf of all the Ladies on the forum. I want to know which Player has inherited the Wangman monicker:p

    Wombat Head was the full nickname due to his large head. I recall his saying that the Boys on his first Kangaroo Tour, changed the meaning due to his 'burrowing' with the Shielas :p
     
  12. manlysister

    manlysister Member

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    That older thread is great. Now we know all of the nicknames but how & why did they get them. Some are obvious but some are not.
     
  13. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Beaver got his nickname because he always got all the chicks.
     
  14. jjai

    jjai Active Member

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    can some put the old thread up here please.. i cant find it ..
    what was Mathew Ridge`s nikname was is ridgey???
    what about Roberts`s??
    dunfords??
    kevin wards??
    craig hancoks
    & more ..

    i knw cliffy was napper
    probably have heard their niknames just cant remember them i`m sure soon as i see their niks i will go yeah :idea: i remember that now lol..:p[hr]
    Its actually got to do with the head gear he wore made him look like a beaver..
     
  15. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Beaver was coz he looked like the kid from leave it to beaver i think. And cliffy was napper & rocky i think??
     
  16. King

    King Active Member

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    Ian Roberts was Chimp.
    Craig Hancocks was Hank.
     
  17. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    Mathew Ridge's nickname was Turbanhead.
    He was given this name on account of his heritage which happens to be Armenian,thus his swarthy looks.
    I, like most others thought he was a full maori, but not so.
     
  18. jjai

    jjai Active Member

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    I didn`t know that Pete ;) thanks for that ...I thought he might have been half Maori half South African or something like that .
    He doesnt look full Maori.
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Beulers day off was a classic and not at all ****ty!
     
  20. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wasn't ridge also known as Radar and Ridgy?
     

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