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News: 2009 in Review - Manly Sea Eagles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by deadlyeagle, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. deadlyeagle

    deadlyeagle Member

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    <p><strong>Manly Sea Eagles - 5th & Qualifying Finalists


    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4358-2009-in-review-manly-sea-eagles.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    In my opinion a fair summation of the year.

    As to the improvment next year......that remains to be seen!!
     
  3. eagle-rock08

    eagle-rock08 Active Member

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    I think our season came down to three narrow losses.

    Warriors - Manly was in front and Stacey Jones kicked ahead and the Warriors got a late try in the last few minutes and won the game.

    Titans - the ref's call against Orford being penalised when racing for the ball.  They converted the penalty and won.

    Wests/Tigers one point win when Manly failed to get the ball out wide with an opening with just seconds to go.  The movement broke down and the West/Tigers won by a point.

    Sure we lost other close games and won a few against the odds - Cronulla at Brookvale comes to mind. But in my opinion these were the three that got away and ruined our chances this year.

    Add those six points to our tally it would have put us on 38 points and a shot at the minor premiership.  Or at least a top four finish.

    I feel we would have beaten any other team in the playoffs and had a good chance to go back to back.
     
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I doubt even finishing in the top 4 would have helped our cause this year, it would have just delayed the inevitable for another week. We were nowhere near the side that steamrolled through the 2008 finals series.
     
  5. jamesie

    jamesie Active Member

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    4th??

    I'll take it!
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    By the way

    Dean Whare (Utility Forward) St George Illawarra Dragons

    I thought he was supposed to be a gun centre ?
     
  7. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Whare is a centre, poor effort from the writer.

    The Gold Coast win was the best.
     
  8. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We will have the personnel to win in 2010 assuming Brett Stewart is available and fit. It is the mental side that will test Des's ability to the max. Winning a comp is like climbing a huge mountain, regaining that desire will be a big task - we couldn't quite do that as a team this year.
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    My summary - sloppy, lazy rubbish.
     
  10. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We we poor from the start, luck to finish 5th and deserved to be punted from the semi finals in the first week.

    We not convincing in any match we played, never dominated any match and were just to damm inconsistent.
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have to agree with Corso on the state of our game this year.  Every game i saw did not have a convincing look about it.  Back to the 'struggle to win' days it was.  Should have, could have, but wouldn't have, is my summation.  The first game of the season was the for-runner of the rest.  First ten minutes good, then the rest either a struggle to win or a loss.  Missing a quality no 1, an out of form no 7 were the key problems.  Lucky to finish 7th.  Eagle-Rock08, having to rely on narrow wins is just not an acceptable strategy. Dominance is the key.
     
  12. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Bit harsh Mata, i thought Georgie tried hard most of the season
     
  13. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Bit harsh Mata, i thought Georgie tried hard most of the season
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    As did Watmough.

    Whatever different mental state Choc was in to get on with the season after the horror start, its a shame the rest of the team (bar Rose) couldnt do the same.
     
  14. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bit harsh Mata, i thought Georgie tried hard most of the season
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    As did Watmough.

    Whatever different mental state Choc was in to get on with the season after the horror start, its a shame the rest of the team (bar Rose) couldnt do the same.
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    I loved it when Choc was interviewed by someone on tv during his DNA freak purple patch, and he was asked what it was that had changed to take his game to such a level. He replied along the lines of 'I really don't know, I'm doing just what I have been for the past few years'. When I heard that I was confident he would eventually resume his usual error rate. Was great while it lasted though.
     
  15. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    A finals series that to me lasted 21 seconds.

    I hadn't even picked up my coffee and sat down when the Watmough error already put Manly on the back foot. The game was over from there.
     

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