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Matt ballin you sIr are a legend

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So as the players were walking around the fence to say thank you to everyone, my 6 year old nephew and an absolute character of a kid was waiting patiently at one of his first ever games to high 5 a player.

    As ballin came round some big disgraceful thug jumped over the top of my nephew pushing him out of the way in his own quest to touch a player and deny the kids.

    Luke was close to tears ballin noticed this and made his way back specifically to shake his hand. Luke was stoked and I imagine will still be talking about it next time I go to see him.

    So thanks Matt for being a great player and a class bloke!

    Dan
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did anyone notice the speed with which the Players jogged around after the game? Wanting to shake 20,000 hands no doubt - they were pumped after the most grueling game of the year. Funtastic :D

    As a female Supporter I Loved the Biff :p

    Only blackspot was Wolfie - wishing him a full health clearance today:angel:
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just had a call from my brother and he said Luke is now Ballins number 1 fan. Haha

    Larissa can you get a thankyou too Matt from my brother and matt
     
  4. Jono

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    Well done Matt. Always a class act. Too bad you are a Queenslander :p
     
  5. Mark from Brisbane

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    Lovely bloke, he and his wife Shannon are the nicest young couple you'd ever get to meet....typical of most country players, regardless of if they come from NSW or QLD
     
  6. HappilyManly

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    Amazing first try last night - felt the same as the first GF 2008 try where Matty must have ripped his abdominal muscles to get the ball over the line!

    Underrated by non-Manly people, but much appreciated by the rest of us :angel:
     
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    Thats a real nice story.....good on ya Matt!
     
  8. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    Right on.
    Such a worthy thread to bump, stoked to re-read it.

    Matty, we are loving your play and your love of the fans after the games and other work off the field.
    I have said it many times - so many fans really love as many of the boys as possible to run around the fence after games hi-5'ing and signing stuff, and you often are leading it.

    So good to see you score that try vs the Broncos @ SFS last night too!
    I have been putting a sneaky few on you doing that 1st in most games, and yes, including that one ;)

    Go Manly!
     
  9. swoop

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    Great story Daniel and what a great thing for Matty to do.
     
  10. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matt deserves a Grand final medallion for this and he will get one this week !!!
     
  11. Phoenix

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    What a top player and a even better person.
     
  12. Mark from Brisbane

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    The next Captain in my opinion!!
     
  13. OneEyedEagle

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    Did anyone see Matty his missus and little one on one of the sport shows on Sunday morning. It was a great little piece.
     
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    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fletcher at 2 years old was more articulate than half of the Channel Nine Personnel. He actually knew that Daddy scored a try - so sweet.

    Has anyone else noticed how Matty has now scored one in each of the Final's Games. He is a big game player. Never forget his effort in the 2008 GF to start the try fest:D
     
  16. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He is a credit to himself and his family. I was amazed at the amount of skill he showed in scoring that first try against the Broncos. Not just a simple lunge from dummy half, the way he kept the ball of the ground while swerving it under & around first the body then the arms of Gerard Beale was incredible. Keep it up Matty!
     
  17. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Woah welcome back SDS
     
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  18. Stuey Davis Socks

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    Cheers Dan a blast from the past I know.
     
  19. Spuds Bodyguard

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    Fair weather supporter, lol!

    welcome back.
     

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