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News: Manly stand by Matai

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>MANLY officials are standing by Steve Matai and do not want him to change his aggressive style, despite the Kiwis Test centre facing a ban of up to nine matches for his fifth judiciary charge in two years.</p>


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  2. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    what a load of rubbish for the masses.after forking out 300k des will be in his face about toned down aggression.next head shot is a season off and super league.

    matai is a topliner with a great competitive attitude.IMO he will listen and we will see a slightly milder version next year.
     
  3. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matai is at the same crossroads now as MG was back in the early 90's. Their natural playing style is aggressive.Hard to change or water down. But now he run's the risk of being rubbed out of the game through his actions and bad rep??What to do??
     
  4. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    VERY hard for a Leopard to change his spots, I love Shoulders and his work, but I really fear for his longevity in the game.
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    I'm sure Manly would have been smart enough to add a deduction of monies if suspended clause into his new contract
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The funny thing is I don't think a lot of the things he does are worth the punishment and crap he gets
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good on the management to stand by him.  He's been head and shoulders our best this year and deserves to be supported. 
     
  8. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    dan

    i agree in most cases re steve but that shot on Ennis was simply cheap and ridiculous and given it was round 26 -crazy!!
     
  9. abnc

    abnc Member

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    Yeah i have to say it was a brain explosion. I don't think he intentionally tried to decapitate Ennis, just wanted to put on a big shot to get the boys reved up. Works a treat when it comes off, but in situations like this can backfire badly.

    I love his attitude, but unfortunately this type of thing will happen.
     
  10. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Exactly, if he played for the titan, scum, roosters, tigers etc he would almost be classed as a cleanskin.
     

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