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O'Connell

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just wondering if any of the older fella and historians could fill me in a bit on this bloke.

    Never really heard of him tbh, but he must have been a gun to keep cliffy out of the side with only 34 games played
     
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    KE, I posted some info in this thread:
    http://www.silvertails.net/addins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?126202.0#post_126228
     
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cheers MB, Interesting read
     
  4. ChuckWood

    ChuckWood Active Member

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    When I heard the Team announced , I asked my Dad about Wally O'Connell . My Dad has been a Manly supporter since day # 1. He tells me that O'Connell was a great attacking & defensive player . Not taking anything away from Cliffy Lyons , but my father was expecting O'Connell to be named as the 5/8 in the team.

    I've just been flicking through a book I have at home titled " The Sea Eagle Has Landed" (the story of Manly Warringah Rugby League Club) by Robert Smith. The section I was reading about the early 1950's & in particular O'Connell , he receives big wraps , it appears that he was a very good player.
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He was the test captain at one stage. Wheel has read his biography and can probably say more tomorrow. Was the centre of a huge controversy at one stage and missed plenty of games due to a rule that players had to live in the district to play for the club.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    With that author shouldn't have been called "the sea eagle has landed in a desolate and depressive land" or "The sea eagle has landed, boys dont cry"
     
  7. Stevie

    Stevie Active Member

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    He was Probably Just "In Between Days"
     
  8. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    http://www.silvertails.net/addins/content/content.php?content.213

    I have done an ex player profile on Wally. Follow the link to find out more.
     
  9. earl

    earl Active Member

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    http://www.silvertails.net/addins/content/content.php?content.213

    I have done an ex player profile on Wally. Follow the link to find out more.

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    Very good read,
    Thanks Wheel.
     

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