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Proud Old Manly supporter

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Go manly, May 21, 2013.

  1. Go manly

    Go manly Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +408 / 4
    Thought last nights effort deserved another stand alone thread to compare the efforts of the boys on the field to our champion 1978 Grandfinal winning team.The look on Chock laying on the ground willing to himself to stand and run,Foz throwing himself at everything that moved,Killer just being killer and Gifty just busting ass to try and get the job done reminded me of the 1978 team who played 6 sudden death final games including two replays.
    I know you have to have a few summers on you but sitting in the sheridan stand the comparisons to the efforts of Randall( 6 needles to get through) Bombthrower,Frog Eyes,Steven Knight,big John Harvey,magilla and the toughness of both Martins were just there to be applauded.Headlines in 1978 paper written by the late Allan Clarkson said- "the most courageous effort in the history of the game"
    Lets just hope that our guys get there just rewards this year and f.ck everyone other club,official,comentator and journalist who are stupid enough not be Eagles.
    Go Manly you champions
    Go manly
  2. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Anywhere but Parramatta
    +5,138 / 100
  3. zambuck

    zambuck Active Member

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    +99 / 1
    those were the days my friend when league was tough 2 reserves and last man standing my only beef with last night was we get penalised 6-1 in second half yet it was 4-2 our way in the first half a massive turn around and they were allowed to slow us down and billy grubb was off side all the time and no penalty but we showed them what true grit is about and they will be looking over their shoulders next time we play at BROOKIE
    manly 4 eva a champion team will always beat a team of champions
  4. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +8,882 / 99
    When did Allan Clarkson die?
  5. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

    +273 / 0
    Alan (one L) is still with us. He spoke at Moose's funeral two years ago.

    Great post though.
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,638 / 118
    This is part of our club's culture and it is why we are always contenders. Which is why other supporters fear our team and claim to hate us, but secretly admire us.
  7. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

    +3,302 / 51
    Over the years we have been blessed to see many great sides win premierships. The 78 team in my eyes and I am biased has been our greatest team, they defied so much to triumph, what I saw last night, especially the heroic defence reminded me of that team.
  8. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

    Blue Mountains these days
    +1,203 / 38
    I was there.

    Eadie could only see out of 1 eye ! in the Final v Wests. He barnstormed his way to the tryline in GF. Sharkies backs were scared to tackle him.
  9. Go manly

    Go manly Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +408 / 4
    Apologies,I hope no one was offended.
    I have still have the article in an old scap book with stickers bought at the ground.
    Go manly
  10. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +12,049 / 238
    That effort in 1978 was incredible, as was 1987 when we played the Chooks at the SCG to get to the GF (or it may have been the game before that...anyway I went to each Semi Final that year and the GF), now that was a game!!

    That was in fact the GF that day, once we won that one I knew we could not be beaten in the big one.

    But I'll tell you, from another that has been watching the game for a while, that game on Monday night was a Herculean effort

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