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Ode To Des

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by driftout, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. driftout

    driftout Active Member

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    Here is my tribute to the ex-Manly coach :

    There was a coach ,quite deceptive and steely
    Whose story was told by Thomas Keneally
    But much has changed since that tome was conceived
    Like friendships corrupted and people deceived

    He was staying at Manly , or so he pretended
    While players were signed and contracts back-ended
    He went for the challenge which seemed a bit funny
    When we all heard him say "Just Show Me The Money!"

    His speeches are full of mumbles and pauses
    And his contracts are littered with get-out clauses
    On Grand Final day he came down with a thud
    Despite rorting the cap and using calves' blood

    He took it for granted our stars would follow
    But apart from just one they weren't quite so hollow
    Knocking back money might seem quite bizarre
    But some things , Des, are more important by far

    When Manly was rocking and ready to tip
    Up stepped Geff Toovey to steady the ship
    He donated his larynx to the Manly fight
    And when he bleeds it's maroon and white.
     
  2. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Thumbs up!
     
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  3. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I will say this, Des's biography, The Utility Player, has been the worst sports biography I've read.
     
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  4. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Yes and 'Schindler's Ark' was the worst book I've read about the Holocaust and 'Confederates' was the worst book I've read about the American Civil War and 'Bring Larks and Heroes' was the worst book I've read about early Sydney and 'The Great Shame' was the worst book I've read about the Irish diaspora.;)
     
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You could read Schindlers Ark? better than me, I gave it away after about 250 pages.
     
  6. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Hasler in my opinion is all of smart, tactical, materialistic, perfectionist, self motivated, competitive, winner, dis-loyal, articulate, greedy, forward thinking.

    Basically, he's a human trying to make his way in the world....like we all are.

    Good on him for securing his future.
     
  7. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Oscar Schindlers missus came out and said it was a good story but mostly bull****.
     
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  8. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hes a great coach. Thats about it.
     
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  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You obviously never had the misfortune to receive Mark Waugh's book as a birthday gift.
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    He was a great coach from 2000-and-something till 2012. Everyone has a use-by date.
     
  10. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    And I thought he was trying to outdo Darren Lockyer!

    Well done Driftout.
     
  11. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

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    top stuff driftout
     
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  12. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    worst haiku ever!
     
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  13. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought that they were/are both trying to do their best impersonation of Tommy Raudonikis
     

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