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News: Manly can't shake Silvertail tag

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DUFFMAN, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. DUFFMAN

    DUFFMAN Active Member

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    <p>THEY were hated as the premiership's Silvertails through the 1970s and '80s, and it seems football fans' dislike for Manly has not waned.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4588-manly-cant-shake-silvertail-tag.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

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    "That's a badge of honour - we'll wear it with distinction," senior Manly official Peter Peters said. "It means we're on the right track."

    Very true, we wouldn't have it any other way.
     
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The fact that the article claims many fans wanted Norths back shows what sort of people voted in that survey!!!  The Norths love and Manly hate goes together. Most likely 55 year olds living in the past.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Excellent!  Seriously, most of Gen Y wouldn;t even know who or what Norths is. 
     
  5. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They'd have to be a lot older than 55 if they can think fondly back to the Bears glory days.
    Gotta love Zorba's comment. Yep, hated and under the radar. All is well with the world.
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Leave us 'over 55s' out of it.  I'm over 55 and I hate Norths. 
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      I hadn't realised you were a grumpy OLD man, just thought you were grumpy. 

    Do you have one of those T shirts - "I'm a pensioner, I know everything and have all day to tell you about it"?
     
  8. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hadn't realised you were a grumpy OLD man, just thought you were grumpy. 

    Do you have one of those T shirts - "I'm a pensioner, I know everything and have all day to tell you about it"?
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  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't realised you were a grumpy OLD man, just thought you were grumpy. 

    Do you have one of those T shirts - "I'm a pensioner, I know everything and have all day to tell you about it"?
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    [/quote] You could at least applaud me.  :p
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Begging for applauds Mata?  not a good look. 
     
  11. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    hindmarsh as the toughest says to me there were plenty of parra fans voting as well
     
  12. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    After what happened a couple of months ago with that online Foxsports Choosenight Footy poll I'll take the Tele results with a pinch of salt. If you recall, the final Manly v Norths match from 1999 was up against the Balmain v Wests match. The "voting" got up to around 5 or 6 thousand each and showed how easy it is to manipulate the results of these online polls if you have the time and inclination.

    The other important thing to note with the Tele poll was that the question posed was something like "Do you want to see a team playing on the Central Coast". There was no mention of the bad news bears and anyone voting could have wanted a relocation or, more likely, a brand new CC team not aligned with the bears.
    Lo and behold, the next day it is trumpeted as an endorsement for the bears to get back in the comp.

    I just wonder what Fairleigh & Florimo do for the rest of the day after they have their team meeting each morning. Probably sit there calling the various papers begging for a story and then spend the rest of  the day voting on stupid online polls..........
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  13. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Of course there were. Haven't you ever noticed the similarity between reading the Tele & talking to a Parra fan?

    Neither is particularly recommended.
     
  14. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think it's a fact that until all the journos from the 70s like Roy Masters and co. actually die the papers will keep convincing the sheep to hate Manly and they'll do so like good little sheepies. Good luck to the morons.
    What I don't understand is that hating Manly in 2010 has nothing to do with Manly being Silvertails. The Silvertails reference was about money and now Manly are among the financially poorer teams. Why Manly can't shake the Silvertail tag is because numbnuts who don't know what it means and those living in the past keep printing it.
    No one likes us but we don't care. 40-nil (gotta love the recent past) - get that up ya.
     
  15. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Someone has to wear the black hat and in a supposedly working mans game we were always going to be a top candidate.
     
  16. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hadn't realised you were a grumpy OLD man, just thought you were grumpy. 

    Do you have one of those T shirts - "I'm a pensioner, I know everything and have all day to tell you about it"?
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    Is that enough or do you actually want to give you an increase in your applaud count?
     
  17. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He went begging for it Jethro.  Give him one.  Pathetic. 
     
  18. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Oh okay.  I've just given him one.  Mata's applaud count has now gone from 52 to 53.
     
  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      But it sure beats begging for smites to feed a martyr complex. 
     
  20. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    No Parra fans voted. You needed to be able to read.
     

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