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News: Silver lining to the season of setbacks

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

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>THE Manly Sea Eagles are on the verge of producing another golden crop of brilliant local juniors, the best since Nik Kosef, Daniel Gartner and Steve Menzies burst into maroon and white in the early and mid-1990s.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/5227-silver-lining-to-the-season-of-setbacks.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    thats good but we really need to find a few more than those 3
     
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Kosef was born in Cobar. I'm not sure when he moved to Manly but perhaps he qualifies as a local junior.
    Zorba has done a good job talking up the fact that we have three promising juniors, but three is not many. We've got more than Easts, but I doubt if any other club has less locals in the squad than us.
    Canberra seems to produce heaps, then they become the Raided when Easts steal them.
    Then again, we produce better surfers than Canberra.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    What was the author smoking when they wrote this?  Comparing 3 great back rowers with 3 untried outside backs is like comparing a super model with your garden variety Parramatta scrag. 
     
  5. Blowfly

    Blowfly Well-Known Member

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    Gee guys we are tough to please. haha

    Zorba's article was positive about three of our bright young stars but we also have names like Darcy Lussick... Gary Riccardi... Liam Higgins... Daly Cherry-Evans and a few others I'm sure I've missed that weren't mentioned.

    Rest assured my Manly friends...the future of our great club is in safe hands!!!
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Very high praise indeed from Zorba. The club must have high hopes for them (unless it is just some PR spin to deflect attention away from our meagre recruitment? sorry, that is far too cynical of me lol)
    Don't forget about Buhrer too, we have actually had several young blokes breaking through in the past couple of years.
     
  7. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Yep tough to please indeed .. when was the last time we had 3 local juniors in the kangaroos? It is a fantastic thing. I bet no other club does at present
     
  8. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The young blokes have potential, lets hope they can take the step up AND we retain them.
     
  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Have a moan lads !!

    3 local juniors in the starting side of the Junior Roos is a bloody good effort
     
  10. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    definitely kiwi, its a brilliant effort and lets hope they stay at Manly!!
     
  11. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    people may have thought the same when beaver first began to push for a first grade spot.
    lighten up
     
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    It remains that they're outside backs.  They won;t win us games without field position.  I think some of you lot must be too young to remember how good the Gartner/Kosef/Beaver trio was.
     
  13. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I remember how good they were but what harm is talking up some juniors who are playing for the junior roos? Whilst forwards are no doubt important so are backs, as we saw this season missing some very important ones hurt us.
     
  14. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    Firstly Cunningham is not an outside back, he is listed as 'Front Row'. Secondly three junior roos in one year is a wealth of talent, honestly the only team that promotes that many juniors each year is Canberra and they have yet to win anything with this system.

    Lets give these guys their due, and for once I agree with Zorba, the future looks bright. Hopefully we can lock these guys into contracts and they can join Foran and Whare as the core of our future premiership winning team.

    I would like to see more frontrowers as well, but lets be honest, how many toyota cup frontrowers look like they could step up to NRL level football, not many. I don't think we are alone in struggling to bring juniors through in the frontrow. This is where a lack of reserve grade hurts the comp a lot.
     
  15. MPC75

    MPC75 Well-Known Member

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    I second that. 
     
  16. WAMF

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    You're kidding.
    Mate, we are not struggling to bring them through to 1sts, we struggle to retain them. JWH and Lama Tasi being prime examples.
     
  17. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    You're kidding.
    Mate, we are not struggling to bring them through to 1sts, we struggle to retain them. JWH and Lama Tasi being prime examples.
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    If Lama Tasi is as "good" as JWH good riddance
     
  18. Mybludog

    Mybludog Active Member

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    Ha...fair dinkim

    If he wasn't talking them up you lot would be whinging that he wasn't giving them the praise that they deserve
     
  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Guys, I'm kind of thinking the club have to "take a gamble" on two of the lot, and sign them to say 4-5 year deals....low dollars, before they make huge impact, and demand huge dollars.

    I've always thought Manly's contract negotiations have been very tardy and slow, which is why we end up paying big dollars, and maybe overs on some players.

    I can appreciate the PLAYERS may want shorter one's, in case they blitz it, and can re-negotiate a huge offer later, but hey, it's worth TRYING to get them to sign.
     
  20. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    4-5 years is too much, these guys have barely tasted top grade so far.

    As for low dollars - do you think these players are stupid? Coming through as locals we're entitled to expect them to sign for less than other clubs would have to offer to lure them away, but we have to be in the ballpark with our offers. If it's true that Junior Kangaroo reps can be signed on low dollars let's just buy a few others from other clubs!
     

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