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News: Breaking news - Orford quits Manly

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>MATT Orford has quit the Manly Sea Eagles. He has signed a three-year with the Bradford Bulls worth $500,000 a season.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4378-breaking-news-orford-quits-manly.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Well DSM must be dancing in the street, just be aware that replacing him will not be so easy and 2010 ,ight be a struggle for us.

    Hopefully this will allow us to retain players like Foran/Choc/Gift etc
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    This is not quite up with Dale Shearer walking out on us, but I don't have a good taste as a result of Ox's decision. Who knows where we could have been with the possibility of signing Burgess and others if he hadn't strung the club along for almost the whole year. As Wheel says it should enable the club to close out existing player contracts and look ahead.
     
  4. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Not good for 2010 but at least we can see what this Hodgkinson is like.
     
  5. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I think this is exciting news. I really do feel like its time for a change in our halves, and look forward to throwing 2 young ones in the deep end next year.

    Ryan, its YART time man!!
     
  6. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I am somewhat excited as well.  It had to happen in the next 2 years and this just forced our hand.  Not upset by it but our premiership chances in 2010 have taken a large hit imo.  Although some will say they have improved.  Hoping Hodkinson is all that he is cracked up to be. 
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Douggie - I'd change things right up:-

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. William Hopoate
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. David Williams
    06. Keiran Foran
    07. Trent Hodgkinson
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. George Rose
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Shane Rodney
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Terrence Seu Seu
    15. Brent Kite
    16. Josh Perry
    17. Joe Galuvao
     
  8. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

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    Cant agree with people saying we will struggle in 2010. We were going to struggle anyway we need new blood in the team.
    Id rather finish 8th next year and be moving forward, than finish 4th with ox in the team and have no chance winning the comp

    Lets look towards the future and stop reliving 2008.
     
  9. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Is a Hodgkinson/Foran combo to young and raw?
     
  10. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Here is the full NRL squad for any further YARTS

    Full Squad
    CHRIS BAILEY
    MATT BALLIN
    JAMIE BUHRER
    DALY CHERRY-EVANS
    MATT CROSS
    BEN FARRAR
    KIERAN FORAN
    JOE GALUVAO
    JOHN GREY
    TRENT HODKINSON
    WILL HOPOATE
    JASON KING
    BRENT KITE
    DARCY LUSSICK
    JAMIE LYON
    STEVE MATAI
    VIC MAURO
    PHIL MORWOOD
    JUNIOR PALAU
    JOSH PERRY
    MICHAEL ROBERTSON
    SHANE RODNEY
    GEORGE ROSE
    TERENCE SEU SUE
    BRETT STEWART
    GLENN STEWART
    ANTHONY WATMOUGH
    DEAN WHARE
    DAVID WILLIAMS
    TONY WILLIAMS
     
  11. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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    Hodgkinson and Foran will do fine so long as our forwards pull their heads in. Though it's a sub standard competition it's good for us that Trent has tasted success in the QLD cup at half. Foran has showed good potential for support play and his defence was a major talking point.

    These two will give the backline an enthusiastic and rejuvenated feel. Melbourne didn't suffer when they lost Orford and had a baby faced Cooper Cronk to replace him. They went on to make four consecutive grand finals.
     
  12. nita

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    Probably.. What doesnt kill them will make them stronger though!
     
  13. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    i feel teh same way

    Last year was such a downer knowing how far below our best we were next year its all about looking to see how good these 2 will get.
     
  14. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

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    Foran and Trent will have the Stewart brothers, Lyon (playing centre but chiming in as 5/8th at times) and Ballin around to support them, we will be fine i reckon.
     
  15. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Looking at the full squad we still have excellent depth.

    Some of the names that may struggle/compete to hold down a spot include:

    D Williams
    Farrar
    Bailey
    Cross
    Rodney
    Kite

    The only areas we really struggle for depth is front row and halves. Lets hope we dont lose any players to injury in those positions.
     
  16. ConcernedSupporter

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    I will happily take all your smite for this......


    Good riddance. **** off you ****ing twat!

    Yes you could have stayed at Manly but obviously you didn't want to. You're a super guy for leaving the club and fans hanging on for weeks.

    I hope the Bradford forwards like being yelled at by a half back who goes walkabout mid game!

    Oh and don't worry Matt we'll still give you a pasting after every game, things won't change.
    Ahhh the beauty of Foxtel.



    Now for love of God can someone get a message to the powers that be we DO NOT NEED another old man halfback. Manly, we need to look to the future.
     
  17. King

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    I don't think we are struggling for depth in the front row:

    Kite
    Perry
    Rose
    King
    Gulavao
    Cross

    Plenty of experience their, who else has a better pack of front row forwards?

    Hodkinson and Foran are both strong defenders, i am wondering if Foran will start in the 7 and Lyon will play 6 until Foran gets some more experience. Or will Hodkinson get thrown straight in?

    I'd like to see Hodkinson get a run straight away.

    1. Stewart
    2. Robertson
    3. Lyon
    4. Matai
    5. D Williams
    6. Foran
    7. Hodkinson
    8. King
    9. Balin
    10. Perry
    11. Watmough
    12. Bailey
    13. Stewart

    14. Seu Seu
    15. Kite
    16. Rose
    17. Rodney

    T Williams, Gulavao, Farrar.

    Still a great squad. We will need to be patient with the halves though.
     
  18. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Cool your jets gimp features.
     
  19. ConcernedSupporter

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  20. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am dirty at Orford for dragging it on so long, though cant say I blame him for going.

    I think new blood was something we needed this year as you are all aware. I don't know whether Hodkinson will be the messiah Matty was, but a change is as good as a holiday and even if we dont go as well this year, I can probably enjoy my footy more because the results wont be as hard to take. We wont be expecting to wipe the floor with every team and we wont expect to lose every game, it's going to be good
     

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