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Robertson

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by pfoti, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. pfoti

    pfoti Member

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    Can anyone tell me why Robbo left? Was it because he wanted to retire in England or not being offered a new contract at Manly? The one thing i did notice with Robbo this year was that he had lost some of his speed but still a fantastic player.
     
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  2. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Hope he's not upset now that they didn't have room for him under the cap, because they wanted to retain Hoppa.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Apparently he liked the idea of being able to get his wang out more on TV over there.

    Nothing sinister, he is coming to the end of his career as a winger, and wants to go make some dollars before he retires. He can see we have a slue of kids coming through.

    Shame. he was awesome for us and will be missed. Hopefully goes down as one of the best Manly have seen. Certainly the most underrated winger I have seen
     
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    He really is an unsung hero.
    I can't remember him being interviewed after the GF when he should have been. It was his last game for us, and it deserved recognition. He seems to stay in the background, yet we fans know his real worth.
    I'm not sure I can think of a player who made so few errors in a career. Everything he did was class.
    I'll miss him.
     
  5. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We may have Robbo Mk2 playing for us on the wing in a couple of years if Joshua Robinson gets a start.
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He wanted to get a super payout and to play in England as well. The club set it up and all thanks to them. No conspiracy and no throw out.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have said this before. Had it not been for Brett Stewarts injury. Roberston would have been the NSW winger in 2009
     
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Watched a bit of the NZ coverage last night

    As they were heading around halligan and McIvor interviewed Robbo, he mainly spoke to Halligan, then walked away, came back and whispered something in mcivors ear which seemed to be you're a wanker, then walked off haha
     
  9. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Robbo's not that old, only 28, so still has a few years left in him. So the 1 year contract in England leaves the door open for him to come back to Manly in a couple of years time. And now with Hoppa leaving there could be more reason to bring him back.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    28 is getting up there for a winger mate.
     
  11. Jethro

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

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    Does anybody know what the writing was on his GF jersey below the ISC?
     
  12. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't agree. As an example, Nathan Merritt (same age as Robbo) is still running around and I don't see him giving the game away anytime soon considering he's contracted to the Bunnies until the end of 2014.

    This year would be one of Robbo's better years. He's still playing well and is up there with the best wingers in the comp. Sure his pace has dropped off a little but he's still strong (and getting stronger) in other areas of his game. Being a winger is not just about pace. Defence, positional play, finishing, catching high balls, etc. are equally important.
     
  13. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Ken Irvine was still playing well at age 33, in 1973.
     
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  14. Brewski

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    Robo may not be as quick as he use to be but he is no slouch by any means.
     
  15. ChErRy EvAnZ

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    U WERE A LEGEND TIMMY GOOD BYE SWEET CHRIOT
     
  16. Utility Player

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    Great team player but had to be let go because of cap issues, forget Hoppa we still need to retain Buhrer TRex etc and we have plenty of cheaper wing options than Robbo, cheaper not better.
     
  17. Rex

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    Hopefully Oldfield can step up to the next level during the offseason.

    Billy Slater said in an interview that his dad told him that footy players react, they don't think. He said they think when they are taking a kick for touch about tactics etc, but in the moment they react. That's the way Billy plays. And that's what Oldfield needs to experience. To me he's caught in thinking and in indecision. He needs to get in touch with his intuition, to react in the moment, to become more alert, to play with confidence, to play what's in front of him. With his outrageous speed, he could become anything, or he could fade away.
     
  18. Brookvale

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    Reliable Robbos fit, injury free and can come back after his euro wang tour. So 28's not too bad for a winger.

    Mad dog macdougal recently retired, at 65, he is due for his pension and is claiming his superannuation payouts.
     
  19. ParramattaEel

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    I agree with most people. Most outcasts turn to england to play. His just one of those unfortunate people to go and play over there, since they get bucket load of money just like some fortunate guys in NRL
     

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