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now for 2011

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by chrisos, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    Good news for brett and all involved on his side,im ecstatic.Now for 2011,does anyone feel quietly confident that this now means we are in for one hell of a 2011 season? With our best player back on board and our other players returning from injury/suspension etc.. i think we could be back to 2008 form,bring on 2011,brett to return and us to win the comp!
     
  2. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Thinking this as well. Today would have sent a massive shot across the bowl for teams with title aspirations next season
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    01. BRETT STEWART
    02.DAVID WILLIAMS
    03.STEVE MATAI
    04.DEAN WHARE
    05.MICHAEL ROBERTSON
    06.JAMIE LYON
    07.DALY CHERRY-EVANS
    08.JASON KING
    09.MATT BALLIN
    10.BRENT KITE
    11.ANTHONY WATMOUGH
    12.GLENN STEWART
    13.KEIRAN FORAN

    14.SHANE RODNEY
    15.TONY WILLIAMS
    16.MATT CROSS
    17.GEORGE ROSE
     
  4. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Across the bowel.

    They all just shat themselves.
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Micheal Robertson
    03. Dean Whare
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. David Williams
    06. Keiran Foran
    07. Daly Cherry-Evans
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Steve Matai
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. William Hopoate
    15. George Rose
    16. James Cunningham
    17. Shane Rodney

    speed, speed, speed and more speed.
     
  6. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty much the team I would have
     
  7. brookiegreg

    brookiegreg Active Member

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    Steve Matai warming a park bench for first 7 games isn't it?

    Gotta pray for Snake's knee to be 100% repaired and his form up to speed quickly enough. A good looking team and should be fully motivated to achieve.

    Go Manly!!
     
  8. Copa Eagle

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    well take out the Dragons game and hes got 6 to go, take out another 2-3 trials he may have 4 or 5 to go, take out the four nations if theyre taking that into consideration and the bloke will be running around freely in 2011
     
  9. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    far as I know he will miss 4 4nation games and 3 Manly trials
     
  10. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    He won't get dispensation for all the trials. Maybe 1 of them.
     
  11. Copa Eagle

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    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Micheal Robertson
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. David Williams
    06. Keiran Foran
    07. Daly Cherry-Evans
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Shane Rodney
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Joe Gulavou
    15. George Rose
    16. Tony Williams
    17. Chris Bailey
    We all know that this will be the team for round 1 ill put my life on it !
     
  12. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

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    I would put my life on it if I were you, Matai wont play round 1.
     
  13. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    far as I know he will miss 4 4nation games and 3 Manly trials
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    Four Nations games don't count as he was suspended before the final squad was announced (still hasn't been announced), even if he is considered a certain starter. Precedence has been set with Fa'alogo a few years ago.

    And as WAMF said only one trial counts. I think he's out for the first five rounds next year...
     
  14. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Will Glenn miss Round 1 then if only 1 trial counts?

    Be a shame for him to miss his "bro's" potential first game back.
     
  15. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Across the bowel.

    They all just shat themselves.
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    Right across the bowl.
     
  16. Masked Eagle

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    In terms of trials and suspensions, my understanding is that there are two sanctioned NRL trial games which are included in a players suspension.  A suspended player can play in the non sanctioned NRL trials but even if they miss those games it won't count off their suspension and willstyles is correct.  Matai can't use the four nations games so we won't see him for a while yet.

    In terms of the starting backline at least for next year I think one person who might be thankful for Matai getting suspended is Cherry-Evans.  To be honest I wasn't overly keen on resigning Steve, not because I don't rate him.  I just think we had more than enough cover in the outside backs and being on decent money we could do with help in other areas.  My biggest fear with us resigning Matai is that Des would pair Lyon & Foran back in the halves to start the year.  Lets not forget that was his first choice pairing his year and Hodkinson only really got a shot due to injury.  I know Des said Hodkinson was always going to get a chance, but he also said DCE was going to get a chance as well and that never happened.  I think Matai suspension almost forces Des's hand as he might feel more inclined to leave Killer in the centres with Matai out.  Personally I would have let Matai go and given his spot to young Hoppa, he is class and surely can't be wasted in the lower grades anymore.  He can play in the centre and kill it, there is no doubt in my mind about that.  With Matai being suspended my round 1 backline next year is:

    1. Stewart
    2. Robbo
    3. Hoppa
    4. Lyon
    5. Wolfman
    6. Foran
    7. DCE

    If Matai wasn't suspended, I'd suspect Des would put killer in the halves and and DCE would miss out.   I don't think Des has proven himself to be a massive risk taker as a coach and that's the safe option which I think he'd go with to start the season.
     
  17. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I have to say after the euphoria of yesterday I am filled with more optimism today. Having one Snake back could make a massive difference and hopefully his full recovery will bring that.

    But (and I hate to be negative) I will wait until I see what the forwards do for us as they failed to lay the platform this year and with my betting head I can't see why it will be any different from this year. Another new starter in the halves and lackluster charges up the middle could see us struggle. I'm still very disappointed to our finish this year when I believe we still had the squad to make an attack on the premiership and we didn't.

    I don't know why I am writing this but I guess I believe deep down it will be at least until 2012 or beyond before we are serious contenders again. I'll still be cheering Manly but I won't be wasting my hard-earned with the bookies until I see a change.
     
  18. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I hear Galuvao had torn a peck muscle, and may be out for 12 months in our last game this year???

    Maybe I am wrong.
     
  19. Copa Eagle

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    i think its a 6 month injury ! not sure though
     
  20. MPC75

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    I can't see any reason why this team can't win the comp, barring injuries and suspensions of course.
     

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