1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News: Thank God he's not a Country boy: Manly

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

    15,995
    1,849
    Ratings:
    +2,115 / 14
    <p>Jamie Lyon's attitude to rep footy is likely to be accommodated, writes Greg Prichard. Manly's luck might really be changing after all. Their star centre, Jamie Lyon, might have failed to gain an exemption from playing representative football, despite stating his desire to give it away, but Country coach Laurie Daley says he isn't interested in picking someone who doesn't want to play anyway.</p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/Sea-Eagles/thank-god-hes-not-a-country-boy-manly.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    11,596
    843
    Ratings:
    +971 / 7
    At last some common sense from selectors. The comments from Gould about Jamie not wanting to play make me sick - it is like tuning into red-neck radio where they play with a noose all day to get ratings. If he doesn't want to play so what? I have no problem with any player deciding they don't. Show me a contract where it is part of their conditions of employment and we can start talking.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,371
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,466 / 74
    I completely agree. He has his reasons and who can fault a man who would rather spend time with his family than away from it
     
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    17,768
    1,418
    Ratings:
    +3,625 / 132
    As i said earlier very smart to go public by Jamie, only reason he can be picked now is for revenge/hate against him and or manly
     
  5. ConcernedSupporter

    ConcernedSupporter Member

    337
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    ".....when a lot of their other players will probably be backing up from playing in either the Test between Australia and New Zealand or the City-Country game, both on the Friday night."

    Premiers or not, 1 from 5 or not - I highly doubt we will have a lot of guys backing up.
     
  6. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    3,809
    315
    Ratings:
    +581 / 21
    Both Stewarts, Watmough, Perry, Wolfman, Robertson, Matai, Kite all big shows to either play in the Test or City/Country.
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    9,997
    516
    Ratings:
    +516 / 0
    Where have you been Volley? Hillsborough?  Perry has no show and I'll be shocked if anyone other than Brett and Choc make it into rep sides.  This city/country game is a crock.  Totally irrelevant.  Just a show to take to Dubbo or some other god for saken hole.  I think the U20s, or the NSW Cup teams should be farmed out to country areas.  That'd make more sense as a promo. 
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,371
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,466 / 74
    what because people in regional areas don't deserve to see some of the stars of the game?
     
  9. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    3,809
    315
    Ratings:
    +581 / 21
    I'll eat my left nut if Glenn Stewart doesn't at least play for Country.
     
  10. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    6,406
    91
    Ratings:
    +156 / 1
    I'll eat my left nut if Glenn Stewart doesn't at least play for Country.
    [/quote]

    And i'll eat his right one.
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    9,997
    516
    Ratings:
    +516 / 0
    Clon, Volley is going to eat his own, now you're going to eat Glenn's?  Maybe you should eat your own as well.  Dan, they can see them on TV any weekend.  And they can get out to the U20s games which I'd put out there in the sticks.  Tell me why playing the NSW cup around the country areas wouldn't be a good idea.  maybe the CRL could enter more clubs into this comp and get a bit of TV recognition.
     
  12. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    6,406
    91
    Ratings:
    +156 / 1
    Not Glenns right one, Volleys. Has to be with Tabasco and fine red wine though.
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,371
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,466 / 74
    Because it's a second teir competition and what you are basically saying that anyone who doesnt have a local team is a second class citizen basically and they don't deserve any NRL quality games.

    It can be hard enough living in a regional area, with things like transport, food and fuel prices and other services. You surely cant begrudge them one single game a year, no matter how meaningless you see it.

    It has meaning to people in the country and it sure helps advertise the game in those areas
     

Share This Page