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Manly war over

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by tookey, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,096 / 126
    The ticket, food, drink and dressing room-access gravy train is over for the no-name directors of the Manly District Football Club.

    For the best part of seven years the football club, which has about 500 members, has controlled the boardroom of the Sea Eagles because it held two vital votes.

    And it made no secret of the fact it was intent on shutting out the major shareholders, the Penn family.

    Together with minor shareholder Quantum they removed the company secretary, backed a no-confidence vote in chairman Scott Penn and wiped $20,000 off the termination payout to one of their own life members in Peter "Zorba" Peters because he called Quantum boss Phil Sidney a "garden gnome".

    Well, the two votes now mean zilch thanks to the Penns' recent 90 per cent takeover of the Sea Eagles.

    The District Football Club will retain two votes against five for the Penns. Suffice to say times will change dramatically now the district football club is only consulted on colours, home ground and club name.

    A big winner in the takeover by the Penns will be the Manly Leagues Club, virtually shunned by the football club/Quantum alliance because it dared to ban former chairman Bob Reilly.

    A few years remain on the ban and the players will return to their historical home after matches. It appears, at long last, a knockout victory has ended the war at Manly.

  2. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,494 / 57
    I used to love going downey to the leagues club after a game.
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  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +1,718 / 71
    No more free sandwiches!
  4. manlywarringah

    manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +876 / 27
    It's my understanding the players have been going back to the Leagues Club after every day game. Not sure what weidler is on about there. Maybe i'm wrong but i'm sure they always announced it at the game. They didn't go back after night games which is understandable.

    As for the Leagues Club. Since Penn bought it and built his fitness centre up, the club looks so small. I feel claustrophobic going in there now. I'd be surprised if it keeps trading as it just looks so sad and small now. I go in and have a meal before most games and that's about all you can do apart from a dabble on the pokies. I know the signing session for the last game was a bit of a shamozzle as there was just no room for it.

    I'm not even sure if there is still anything upstairs. Is there an auditorium anymore? If there was, i'd imagine they would've used it for the signing session.

    I hope Penn does something to build the club up from what it is at the moment. It just won't last otherwise.
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  5. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +4,345 / 36
    The Manly war is over. Stevo thinks he won. Tosser.
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  6. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +12,048 / 238
    I always go to the club when I come down for a game but it's pretty sad really, I also can't see it remaining as it is.

    Also unsure why Weedler would mention this as for the two games I came down for in 2014 the players came in for a signing session both times .
  7. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +5,600 / 45
    The end of free sandwiches, but the beginning of free fridges!
  8. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Gold Coast
    +3,716 / 55
    Poor Weedickler has to make some sht up about us now he's lost his internal sht stirring mate Twatnow.
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  9. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +5,701 / 263
    Zorba called who a garden gnome? Sorry guys, I know I shouldn't, but that made me laugh. Us garden gnones gotsta stick together.

  10. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

    +662 / 17
    Zorba gives Weilder these stories.

    The war is over perhaps but there's still time to stick your enemy's heads on spikes outside the castle gates.
  11. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +3,713 / 178
    The War is over so lets not start any new ones on here !!! :)
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  12. Bomack44

    Bomack44 Active Member

    +102 / 1
    So this is Xmas
    And what have you done
    Another year over
    And a new one just begun
    And so this is Xmas
    I hope you have fun
    The near and the dear one
    The old and the young

    A very Merry Xmas
    And a happy New Year
    Let's hope it's a good one
    Without any fear

    And so this is Xmas (war is over)
    For weak and for strong (if you want it)
    For rich and the poor ones (war is over)
    The world is so wrong (if you want it)
    And so happy Xmas (war is over)
    For black and for white (if you want it)
    For yellow and red ones (war is over)
    Let's stop all the fight (now)

    A very Merry Xmas
    And a happy New Year
    Let's hope it's a good one
    Without any fear

    And so this is Xmas (war is over)
    And what have we done (if you want it)
    Another year over (war is over)
    A new one just begun (if you want it)
    And so happy Xmas (war is over)
    We hope you have fun (if you want it)
    The near and the dear one (war is over)
    The old and the young (now)

    A very Merry Xmas
    And a happy New Year
    Let's hope it's a good one
    Without any fear

    War is over, if you want it
    War is over now
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  13. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    Old Bar, NSW
    +1,203 / 21
    **** you. You can't ****ing say that **** you piece of ****ing **** ****. lol
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  14. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +4,345 / 36
    Stevo, you hetrophobe!! How many times do I have to tell you?? I LIKE VAGINAS! Stop hitting on me!!
  15. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,096 / 126
    Penn's get the treatment

    It is quite comical watching some Manly officials who backed the wrong horse squirm. Those that were anti the-Penn family for years have suddenly changed their ways.

    "You should see them sucking up now," said one official. "It's sickening."

    Those near and dear to the Penns are now being treated like royalty at Brookvale.

    Safe to say though the Penns have long memories.

  16. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +7,587 / 55
    sportal and lurker articles should come with disclaimers.

    Not tookey though!
  17. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,718 / 96
    Gee, it's not hard to guess who the 'official' is that leaked the story.
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  18. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,364 / 103
    LOL... @Mozgramme you seem a little more, shall I say forthright of late. LOL
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  19. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +4,345 / 36
    Yeah, you're right Mate. Not to worry though. I'm going back into my shell for a while. :)
  20. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

    +976 / 0
    If you put some music to that I reckon you've got yourself a hit!
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