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Official Supporter Group

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I know a lot of people on this site have put effort into making a success of an official supporter group.

    For those interested there is a poll on the front page at MSE with the following suggestions for a name:

    Eagles supporters group name?
    Eagle Squadron (info)
    Manly Ultras
    Screaming Eagles (info)
    Manly Brigade
    Brookvale Brigade
    Arko's Army
    Eagle Maniacs
    Barons of Brookvale
    Something else (link)

    Have your say guys.
     
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Silvertails.
     
  3. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:
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    It's that obvious though......isn't it? :roll:
     
  5. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Don't be silly Ryan, Why not Eagle Rockers the?

    Screaming Eagles Prefered
    Then
    Eagle Squadron
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    It was my suggestion for them to put up the poll. Pragmatically Silvertails was never going to be included.

    My preferred is the Screaming Eagles - people who have seen the exploits of the 101st Airborne in "Band of Brothers" will know why.
     
  7. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Well its currently leading on 29%

    So it was only put up, to pretend they are interested then?
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The following comment is made in the appropriate area:

    The answer to everyones question about the supporters group.

    -- THE REASON ---
    Alan Webster was very keen to get the supporters group rolling. We had some great ideas for it and they were added too when we have a meeting with representatives from the various fan groups. It was looking very positive. The support from the fans was very good and we accept that it was put back on us to take the next step - and we haven't.

    Shortly after that meeting (if my memory serves me) we lost significant funding from the Leagues Club and a number of staff members were let go. Alan went from Managing Memberships and Season Tickets to basically doing everything. He is Operations Manager, Game day Manager, Ticketing Manager, Season Ticket Manager, Membership Manager and basically everything else where there isn't a specific dept. He basically ended up doing the role of 3 people. He works a good 6-7 long days a week (only paid for 5) and game day is a 16 hour day where he never sees the match. Quite simply his job is to keep the club running, so the Supporters Club had to take a back seat.

    We want the supporters club to eventuate but quite simply generating income is the priority or we don't have a job and you don't have a club. Obviously long term there are opportunities for the supporters club to contribute to that income.

    -- THE FUTURE -----
    Due to the lack of available time the supporters group will need to be launched by the fans.

    We need you guys to form the group, come up with a plan and suggestions on what the club can do to help facilitate your ideas. If you guys show some initiative then you will get support.

    With the finals coming up it would be great to have a unified presence with a big banner etc.

    I will try to help keep the dialog moving between the club and the group.


    I haven't responded, though I will eventually. However, the basis of my submission to the club on this group was pretty much that the club needed to drive it - that a fan-driven piece would be a minefield.
     
  9. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The club needs to provide some direction. A classic case in hand was the game yesterday. The Manly fans were split between both the northern & southern terraces.

    Surely all the club had to do was advise fans that wanted to sit in the GA area that if they wished to sit as a group they should gather at the ........ end.

    A simple paragraph in the Daily and on the website would have done the job at no cost. It has been the same all year and we are now approaching the anniversary of the idea of the supporters group and besides a poll for the name the group has not moved forward 1 inch on we where at 11 months ago.
     
  10. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    What a first class Knob........ It's essential its run bu the club.
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    who are you calling a knob?
     
  12. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I may be wrong but I thought screaming eagle was a name for when a woman loved 5 men in a very special way all at the same time.

    Lock it in Eddie!!
     
  13. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Who ever wrote the Email.......was it Mayer?

    If so he's a dick head for suggesting the fans run it.
     
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    It was put up by Aaron Maarkie - I'd assume under instruction.
     
  15. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You aren't wrong Gronk. That was what I was thinking too.

    We'll be the laughing stock of the NRL if we call ourselves that.

    Unless everyone goes with the theme.
    The St George "Angry Dragons"
    The Canterbury "Doggie Stylers"
    The Nth QLD "Lonely Cowboys"

    And so on.
     
  16. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I am doing some, *ahem*, research into that. I did find this one on wikipedia:
    Screaming Eagle, a slang term for the sound when accidentally inhaling the burning roach of a joint 8| wt..
     
  17. PJ

    PJ Well-Known Member

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    lol thats friggen hillarious....I'll go with that one based on that fact alone :lol2:
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The North Queensland Brokebacks
     
  19. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    someone I know, not me, in fact I'm not even here, dares you to post pictorial proof of a screaming eagle.

    Actually better not
     
  20. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    You aren't wrong Gronk. That was what I was thinking too.

    We'll be the laughing stock of the NRL if we call ourselves that.
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    there are some things that I'm sure it is better the majority of us remain ignorant. :cop:
     

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