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News: Orford home for surgery

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>HOMESICK half Matt Orford has returned Down Under for season-ending shoulder surgery - and very possibly face-to-face meetings with clubs interested in throwing him an NRL lifeline.</p>


    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4907-orford-home-for-surgery.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Matty "Show Me The Money" Orford. Welcome back to the warmth. I hope the next contract you sign gets honoured but I have my doubts.
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Throw the lifeboat on his head.
     
  5. ConcernedSupporter

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    F!@k That!

    Bradford should hold him to his contract. He wanted the money he chose to take it he should honour his side of the deal.
     
  6. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    So much disrespect for the general of our last premiership,congrats without him we'd have lost easily,just like with Mona's at halfback
     
  7. Guest

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    ..mate it wasnt him  who got us there it was jamie lyon`s class mixed in with bretts brilliance.. add wolfman robbo & perry & kite to that also..
     
  8. Guest

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    ::)  & how could i forget the beaver...
     
  9. ConcernedSupporter

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    I disagree, it was a team effort. Not an Orford effort.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did Orford play?
     
  11. ConcernedSupporter

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    LOL I was expecting there to be more to your comment on him DS
     
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought I said it all ConcernedS.
     
  13. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Wow,so many bashers,without his short kicking game (which TH has none of,nor does Foran,heavy footed) we would have been nowhere,we scored alot of tries for wins off kicks
     
  14. gomanly

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    One reliable source has told me Orford has already informed Bradford he will not be returning.
     
  15. Jerry1

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    Dancing Zorba - is that you!
     
  16. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Nope,just someone who has no respect for people who trash talk
    a halfback who helped us to so many semi finals in a row its just
    not even funny,Not missing Ox at all? sorry but noone on the team
    can kick a short ball,TH is about 20metres 2 far each time and Foran
    is normally 2-3 metres over the dead ball

    I just hope DCE can change the weight of his kicks and not punt grubbers
     
  17. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

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    Yep put the kick through for robbo to score.
     
  18. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Good on you dick swab.
    The bloke assisted us in attaining a Grand Final 40-0
    The bloke attained a Dally-M player of the year
    The bloke captained our club
    The bloke assisted us in winning a World Club Challenge
    The bloke played finals football every year he was with us
    The bloke assisted us in attaining near top "for" points every year whilst here

    You keep putting him down, but he would have more footballing talent in his right nut, than you would EVER dream to have.

    Why is he on massive dollars from the UK? Because they believe he deserves it?
    Why did Melbourne buy him, and have so much success with him? Because they believed he deserves it.
    Why then, did Manly pay him mountains to return to us hopes we'd win a Grand Final? Because they thought he deserved it.

    BUT, as you are the all knowing judge of talent, he was SOOOO terrible. Wake up to yourself, and pull your head in.

    Ox was part of the reason, we had so much success for so long whilst he was here. Now, you cream over Hodkinson...and which direction on the table are we heading?

    Thanks.....talent scout. I know I'm bad....but your right up there too, champ.

    Give the great player credit, when credit was due.

    This was the same time you slammed Matai and Mayer as well...Jezuz dude...
     
  19. Chip and Chase

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

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    Ryan you were creaming yourself over Hodkinson at the beginning of the year as well, as were a lot of others here.

    Ox did his bit, but he wasn't the one man band, all conquering, couldn't win without him, ever reliable in the clutch player that some would like history to reflect. He was pretty woeful last year and his use by date was up. He's gone and not coming back, let's just move on. Everyone can remember him how they like, but he is just that now...a memory.
     
  20. ConcernedSupporter

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    Excellently put. (well not the part about Ryan I don't know him that well lol) but the part about Ox is spot on.

    Fact is yes he was a good player but he was part of an even better team. You can't expect the half back to carry the side - look how Newcastle have faired since Johns left. Yes we won with Ox but there were also game we won when he was out.

    I can't speak for everyone else but the reason I'm dirty on him is because he chased the money and left his decision till the last minute before, essentially, walking out on the team & us fans. For this reason alone I don't think he should be given another chance in a Manly jersey.
     

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