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News: Gentle giant Galuvao aims up for Eagles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>WORKHORSE second-rower Joe Galuvao is a real journeyman of rugby league and will join his fifth NRL club when he commences summer training with the Sea Eagles in two weeks.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4363-gentle-giant-galuvao-aims-up-for-eagles.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. reyam

    reyam Member

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    Another Puff piece by Zorba. I nearly had to reach for the tissues when Joe said he always admired Manly.Yeah right he practically begged the eels to re-sign him
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree Reyam - he said he'd come to Manly as his absolute last resort. The bloke can stick it up his arse as far as I'm concerned. He will have to EARN respect with brilliant performances....until then, he's just an over the hill  bum who'd prefer to play for Parramatta over Manly...

    I hope he plays lots of Sunshine Coast footy.
     
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nonsense here. How he plays for us once he arrives will determine his success - nothis attitude before he arrives. The jury is out but he played well for the Slime in the semis and backed up a lot of breaks a la Beaver as well as doing the hard yards. You can hardly judge a guy for being loyal to his current club!!
     
  5. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why on earth would you say a stupid thing like that? Give the guy a chance before launching into him. BTW do you know that Joe G actually said that or was it media BS.

    Joe probably would have liked to stay at Parramatta but it didn't work out that way and he's not the only player that has had to change clubs due to the salary cap.

    You shoot off at the mouth and dump on Joe G and we're still got about 5 months before next seasons kick off.
     
  6. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Nope - screw him. He said what he said - now he has to earn respect. He's 31, talking about how his body is shot to pieces, and how he doesn't really want to be here.

    And Canteen Worker. As you said, "How he plays for us once he arrives will determine his success". That's exactly what I'm saying.

    Swoop - Joe publicly stated he specifically would prefer to not have to come to Manly due to travel, children, church etc...the reasons & excuses were flowing (some may be fair enough - I'm not suggesting otherwise). That's a far cry from wanting to remain at his specific club. BIG difference. Most players FIRST articles (look at classy articles from Heath Le'Strange and Glenn Hall as example) take any media opportunity to endear themselves to their new prospective future fans, whilst at the same time affirming their commitment to their current situation.

    Therefore Joe shot HIS mouth off, and dumped on Manly 9 months before coming here. Please afford me that same luxury.

    I know our lads will welcome him with open arms. I personally hope he has to EARN their respect as well.

    Crap signing.
     
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  8. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He said he'd prefer not to travel, he didn't dump on Manly. He said he'd prefer to stay with the Eels because it was close to his home & kids, wouldn't anyone of us prefer to have a job close to home?

    You'll already stated that he's a crap signing and has to earn your respect. Every player who comes to the club has to prove themselves, does Matt Cross have to earn you respect aswell or is it because he came without any media statement he's ok?

    Why don't you wait as see how he goes before your write him off?
     
  9. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I do not care what he said previously, hopefully he plays well for us.  Ryan you seem to have taken it personally, its only footy.  Saying you hope ge plays alot of footy for the sunshine coast is just stupid, do you not want all our players to play well?
     
  10. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

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    Can't see anything wrong with him saying he doesn't really want to leave. Most players want to leave on good terms, you rarely hear a player say "Yeah i cant wait to get out of here and go to Manly".

    Leave your judgment until you see him play. I wrote off Kennedy, Rose, Robertson and Hall before they came to Manly and they all left me with egg on my face.
    The coaching staff know what they're doing.
     
  11. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    **** dood can u right big joe of too

    i like your strike rate :)
     
  12. Chip and Chase

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

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    Don't ever mention Joe Gulavao and Menzies in the same breath again.
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If Ryan declares a **** signing we normally have a good player on our hands so that is bloody good news :p

    I remember the little fella ripping into Robbo prior to his arrival as well

    Did he say these words to you personally Ryan ? Afterall, the papers are well known for putting their own slant on things mate. A few weeks back the papers were printing quotes from Bretts lawyer trying to paint him as guilty
     
  14. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Manly is my passion - so if you don't want to be here first and foremost all the time, your one of THEM, not one of ours - hehehehe...

    Harsh I know...

    I'll give him a few games to prove himself. One mistake though, or one game of making less than 200m+, he's stricken.

    Nah, seriously though - I'll give the bloke ago. Still think he's a rubbish signing though.

    As for Matt Cross. He'll be a regular 1st grader I reckon - when origin comes around, and if 3-4 real 1st grade props are injured.
     
  15. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't ever mention Joe Gulavao and Menzies in the same breath again.
    [/quote]Point taken - noone approaches that lofty standard - though I was saying that he backed up in the style of the best!!!!
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    tbh i was dumping on his signing and thought it a bad move. now that the 09 season is behind us and i have had time to mellow, i think this us atually a very astute and valuable signing. Look at our side now, we need an older head and proven bull in our squad and he needs the opportunity that we are providing, this is a win win signing, and he is a bit of spark and experience we need.

    You name me one other who was on the market at the time that would bring the same overall package that this bloke will.

    I am happy for this post to be bookmarked and see whether I am wrong, but I will go on record that he is in our top 3 performances, week in week out.
     
  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ryan as gone to extreme lengths to show his displeasure, getting his mate in the background of this shot to chase Galuvao around the jungle !! Will post the article up soon

    [​IMG]
     
  18. kingyfan

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    That is Ryan in the background getting ready to do a nudie run.  Galuvao and the boys ran because they thought that it was a gorilla on heat judging by the size of his weapon. 
     
  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    My wife oft calls me "The Silverback".

    I'll leave that discussion well enough alone though.
     
  20. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Thats just because you are always flinging your **** around.
     

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