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Minor premiership not crucial: Toovey

Discussion in 'News' started by Clint, Aug 3, 2014.

By Clint on Aug 3, 2014 at 9:58 AM
  1. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly coach Geoff Toovey believes the minor premiership is a great achievement for any side but denies it is a focus for his Sea Eagles who sit two wins clear at the top of the NRL ladder with five regular season matches to play.

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Discussion in 'News' started by Clint, Aug 3, 2014.

    1. Clint

      Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Manly coach Geoff Toovey believes the minor premiership is a great achievement for any side but denies it is a focus for his Sea Eagles who sit two wins clear at the top of the NRL ladder with five re[​IMG]gular season matches to play.

      The premiership favourites dispatched a tough Brisbane 16-4 on Friday night at Brookvale Oval to move a step closer to finishing the 26 rounds atop the NRL ladder.

      It is a feat the club last achieved in 1997 when Toovey was captain.

      But he says things have changed since his playing days.

      "Let's face it, I think our game and our competition would be the toughest in any sport in any land around the place, so to finish at the end of the regular season at the top is a pretty tough thing to do," Toovey said.

      "But I don’t think it's like the old days where they had a top five and the minor premiers actually got an advantage. The new system doesn't really help you out in holding up at the end."

      Star playmaker Kieran Foran said Manly didn't want to lose momentum so close to the finals.

      "It's (the minor premiership) not the be all and end all, it's just a reward for your efforts throughout the year, it'd be nice to get it I guess for the amount of effort we've put in this season," he said.

      "It would be disappointing to fall out of those spots now. We just want to cement a top four spot and give ourselves every chance going into the finals."

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      James MacSmith

      http://www.theroar.com.au/2014/08/03/minor-premiership-crucial-toovey/
       
    2. Mark from Brisbane

      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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      All this talk by supporters that it's " done and dusted " is crap, we play two top four sides ( and only one of those at home) and another two games against top 8 sides both away from home.

      Still a tough run!!
       
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    3. Frank

      Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Sorry Mark, it's done and dusted. We won't lose another game this season.
       
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    4. mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

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      Being a realist is for people who find it hard to dream. It's for people that have no imagination and want to follow the flock and feel safe in their little pen. A suburban sheep, if you will.

      Sure, we may not win all our remaining games, but that doesn't mean we can't or shouldn't at the very least expect to? I hope our players don't buy into the mindset of some of our supporters. Imagine Jamie giving this pep talk to the team in the sheds just before running on,

      "Listen up boys, there's a good chance these blokes will be too good for us today, and an even better chance we'll cop a fair floggin'. Don't worry too much about that though because they're in the top 8, and they simply want it more than we do! So uummmm, just get out there and have a lash. Remember, don't get too cocky and start thinking we can win this game and win it well. They are bigger, faster, tougher and hungrier than us, so don't feel bad if we cop a hiding here today. Just enjoy the ride boys!! Let's get out there and see what happens!!"

      Screw that!! I hope the players a dreamers, just like me, and they all assume they can finish the season with 5 straight wins.
       
    5. Clint

      Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      love ya work moz ;)
       
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    6. Shoe1

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      Premiership crucial: Shoe
       
    7. Bearfax

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      Sorry Toovey. But I think the Minor Premiership is crucial...about $100,000 crucial. The club needs all the cash it can get.
       

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