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Question about the opposition coach Friday

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Cameron, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    just interested to see where everyone's heads at in regards to Des now days.

    I know turning the clock back 4 years ago I was leading the chorus on here for him to be lynched at Brookie (Jks).

    But being honest now my stance has softened. I despise the dogs but I have no hate for des, the bugger still makes me laugh with some of the stuff he says in the media and I really hope that some stage in the future he comes back. The way I see it he owes us fans a premiership for the one he spoiled in 2011.

    What about everyone else?
     
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  2. NewwyEagle

    NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

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    I'm sorry but abandoning Manly, for the bulldogs, and taking most of our coaching staff and trying to poach a bunch of our players will never be forgotten by me. He's not welcome back in my books.
     
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  3. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dez is irrelevant to Manly :snooze:

    With all the resources he was given by the Dogs, he hasn't achieved anything that he had at Brookie @:cool:
     
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  4. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If des doesn't win the comp this year, which i cannot see him doing, he will be under huge pressure to retain his job at the dogs as he has not delivered.

    Just another statistic in the players and coaches who leave manly and never achieve the same sucess.
     
  5. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    Funny thing is crusher hasn't seemed to be as affective recruitment wise compared to the way he was at manly in 2004-2007. Maybe we just had a once in a generation batch come thru back then.
     
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  6. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    **** him!
     
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  7. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Got results at Manly appreciate that - but hate not the fact he defected to another organisation which, like players can be viewed as business.....simply didn't like the way he left Manly, OR approached players, OR backended certain players contracts which apart from true Manly resilience & imo, a top effort from Toovey could have set us to the bottom of the NRL ladder for a decade.
    Not preaching Toovey as a brilliant modern day coach but gee....when we talk loyalty & guts, Tooves basically spilled blood even as coach throwing out the life jackets to the players, fans & Manly club to keep it afloat....legend imo.
    Hasler could coach - power hungry, tunnel vision but got results - but was willing to shaft the Seaeagles who created him - because he thought he was bigger than the club & his ego destroyed the super character he had built so well.
     
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  8. Shells Eagles

    Shells Eagles Active Member

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    Love him as a Manly Legend.
    Detest him for being so underhanded with his move to the Bulldogs.
     
  9. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    De$ who????
     
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  10. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    He is in the 'Who? Box.' Along with Will Who?, Anthony Who? and Kieran Who? Plus 1980s comedian Harry Who.
     
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  11. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    I can never forget what he did for the club on and off the field from 1984 to 2011, particularly after taking over from Sharp and shaping a glorious run for a decade.

    If only it could have ended differently, at some point it would be great to see him back in some form however not sure what.

    A bit like Tooves hopefully it will be forgive maybe not forget but these blokes spilled too much blood for the club to stay away forever
     
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  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    You have a long but short memory Wheelie.

    The dark days of October 2011 will take a long time to heal, if ever.
     
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  13. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    @Mark from Brisbane i do remember fondly the first weekend in October in 08 and 11 I know without Des we wouldn't have tasted those wins!
     
  14. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Yes I fondly remember them as well, not so fondly the second week of 2011!
     
  15. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Killed off the celebration of our GF win
     
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  16. manlyfan76

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

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    He is not needed by Manly now or in the future.
    Des was my school teacher back in the 80's so i was cut pretty deep when he did what he did. I looked up to him for a long time but never will again.
    The king is dead.
    Long live the king.
     
  17. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    ****ing great post mate.
     
  18. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not for me, I celebrate grand final wins to the hilt, they don't happen every day even for the mighty Sea Eagles.
    In hindsight it wasn't all bad that he left, he was starting to assume god-like status at Manly and that never ends well (unless you really are God) (or at least @God) :)
     
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  19. mbe

    mbe Active Member

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    I was devastated in 2011 when Des did what he did but now we have a very good team and a great chance of winning again in 2016. All I care about is cheering on these Manly Sea Eagles and Friday night can't come quick enough.
     
  20. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Most of you know my thoughts. I'd have him back in a second. He's a legend. Having said that lets see how our rookie goes this season. You never know he may be the next legend in the making.
     
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