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Manly Sea Eagles sprint coach Clayton Kearney the latest to quit the NRL premiers

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  1. cliffylyons

    cliffylyons Member

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    BEWILDERED Manly players returned to training yesterday attempting to forget a horror seven weeks - but the bleeding just won't stop.

    The Sea Eagles' successful sprint coach, Clayton Kearney, is the latest to quit the premiers and join former coach Des Hasler at Canterbury.It is another blow to the club still reeling from the defection of Hasler, Noel Cleal and Kelly Egan to the Belmore club.

    "Clayton's arrival gives us another layer of expertise in our physical preparations," Bulldogs chief executive Todd Greenberg said.

    Manly players were yesterday trying to move on after a tumultuous off-season.

    Sea Eagles stars were back at the club's Narrabeen headquarters, some having a light run on the training field, others working in the gym, having a swim and being tested by medical staff.

    While usually detesting off-season training, players were almost pleased to return yesterday to discuss, digest and understand one of the most turbulent periods in Manly's 64-year history.
    It was strange though for players to arrive at the Sydney Academy of Sports complex and not be greeted by Hasler, Cleal, Egan and Peter Peters.

    Among the players at training yesterday under new coach Geoff Toovey were Jamie Lyon, Brent Kite, Jamie Buhrer, Joe Galuvao, Glenn Stewart, Steve Matai, Shane Rodney and Darcy Lussick. Other players return today.

    Galuvao tweeted: "Drove into Narrabeen, sweaty palms, sickly stomach, rattled brain."

    Aware of the punishing training schedule ahead of him, Lussick also used social media to say: "I hate you pre-season. So much."

    As he has since taking over from Hasler, Toovey was calm and measured yesterday as he told The Daily Telegraph of his immediate plans.

    "I wouldn't say it's a new era but it is exciting. Things need to settle down," Toovey said. "We have a great playing roster, we are looking forward to the first ball being kicked off for next season.

    "It's been very busy and we are trying to organise a lot of areas. We are getting on with life.

    "It may take some time but it will happen. We're working our way through things."

    Manly are expected to hold their first full field session under Toovey on Friday.

    "We want to get a sweat up," Toovey said. "We just want to get back in and start holding the footy again. Catching and passing - nothing too technical at this time. That will come closer to the season. Everyone is super keen to get started and excited about the World Club Challenge (in February against Leeds)."

    And the WCC is presenting Toovey with his first dilemma. Rookie COO David Perry wants a warm-up match against St Helens purely to raise revenue. However, players do not want to be away from home for 2 1/2 weeks before opening the season with five games away from Brookvale Oval, the first in Auckland.

    Toovey has the players' welfare in mind, saying: "I don't know yet (whether Manly will play a preliminary game against St Helens) - it is still up in the air."


    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/manly-sea-eagles-sprint-coach-clayton-kearney-the-latest-to-quit-the-nrl-premiers/story-e6frexnr-1226201877361[/b]
     
  2. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Piss off then.[hr]
    Another article from Dean Dirtbag, no surprise there.
     
  3. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

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    Is he the only sprint coach in Australia? I would have thought that this position was easily replaceable?
    Sprint coach? FFS we are not the quickest team in the competition by a long shot!!
     
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  4. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree Moondog and this guy is supposed to be an out and out Eagles supporter.
     
  5. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

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    All of these so-called Manly supporters, huh? Reminds me of Michael Slater ditching us in the bad old days of 99-03 and changing to the Roosters when they were successful. He soon got back on the bandwagon.
     
  6. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Tomorrows story.... " Manly ****house cleaner defects to Bulldogs".
     
  7. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So Dean Ritchie thinks Shane Rodney is back at training for Manly?

    Edit : just read the other thread about Rodney still training with Manly.
     
  8. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sprint coach , big deal and who cares, good riddance , We are going to play Leeds for the World Club Challenge and all the defectors can go and play with themselves !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He's got his fingers on the pulse alright. (or one of them, he's got his other fingers in other places).
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Huge loss, I'm just going to wander over to the corner, crouch down and cry
     
  11. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    did a google search for sprint coach
    About 61,100,000 results
    then Pages from Australia
    About 226,000 results
    Sydney
    About 130,000 results
     
  12. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly should try and get Matt Shirvington. He is a Manly fan.
     
  13. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hope the Players get fired up big time with the weekly whiteanting of Manly!

    The last coach continues to dismiss their contribution by his reliance on the non Playing Staff. And deliberately disrupting 2v's ascendancy :( A dog act in every sense!

    Success is the best revenge :p
    2v 2victory :angel:
     
  14. Shoe1

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    Bring in Melinda!
     
  15. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great idea, she would be a great judge of requirements. And occupy Zorba's media mind.

    Although with the Wangman leaving, Shirvo would be a better replacement :p
     
  16. lloydy

    lloydy Active Member

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    Apparently the kid who puts in the corner posts has gone to work for the dogs too, well they can bloody have him.
    How are we going to teach the players to run now?
     
  17. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Nnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
     
  18. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ON your marks, get set....Go!!

    "run faster ya lazy buggers!!!"


    Look, I'm a sprint coach.
     
  19. Phantar

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    Did you like the piece in the MD where Das Hesler apparently rang 2V to offer him any assistance in preparing for next year? Behind the polite facade, I'm sure 2V would have replied along the lines of -"Thanks Des, but I'm fine."
     
  20. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I vote for Forrest Gump...He's a running fool.
     

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