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Sea Eagles Pillage - The Washup

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    In the wake of Desgate many would have had us believe that our team would be torn to pieces and all we would be left with is a rotting carcass not likely to figure in any finals campaign for years to come. The sky was going to well and truly fall in on Narrabeen and Brookvale. So what's the tale of the tape 8 months or so on.

    Contracted

    Snake - 2016
    JT - 2014
    Killer - 2013 (and on record saying he wants to stay)
    Shoulders - 2015
    Foz - 2015
    DCE - 2015
    Gift - 2014 (make it 2016 because he won't leave Brett)
    Choc - 2014 (you may as well say life)
    King - 2014
    Kite - 2013
    Ballin - 2015
    Ferris - 2014
    Joe G - 2013
    George - 2013
    Vic -2013

    Losses

    T-Rex
    Whare
    Lussick
    Oldfield
    Harrison
    Robinson (??)

    Gains

    Fa'aso
    Chee Kam
    Sao
    Hiku
    Gutherson (not technically a gain I know)

    Undecided

    Wolf - but not likely to go anywhere next year because of injury


    I don't know about you guys, but if you had told me at the beginning of the year that the only major player we would lose was T-Rex, I would have taken that in a heartbeat. I would have also thought you were stark raving mad.

    The fact that we have the main core of this side tied up for another 3 years is unbelievable. Add to that some promising junior signings and we are looking mighty fine to be giving this comp a shake for the next few seasons. This tells me two things

    * The team management, led by Dave Perry, should take a bow. To be able to pull off all these signings is a testament to their abilities, not the least of which includes working under trying circumstances with a dysfunctional board and some big egos determined to publicly grind axes. You can officially take the P Plates off Dave, well done.

    * The players love Manly and want to play for this great club. Obviously a tight knit group and there must be a very positive culture in the playing group. Partially due to an obvious "no d!ckhead" policy on signings, but also to some wonderful leadership, both on and off the field, by a senior playing group. Killer, Kitey, Beaver, Kingy and even Joe, set the standard. They have the respect, and the young guys learn from that. Look at the change in some of the other guys like Choc and Stevie since they started out, and you can see that this group is all about respect and team first. Apart from the obvious on field ability and skills, the one thing that makes me most proud of this team is the humility of the playing group and the commitment the players have to each other and this great club. We don't have any show ponies, w@nkers, or rock stars, we have a group of quality men who go about their business with pride and self respect.

    It may not be a popular statement, but you have to give kudos to Des for setting this standard and breeding this culture. Tooves was part of that as well, and I have no doubt he will be as passionate and as proud with the clipboard as he was when he wore the jersey. We are lucky to have had coaches that know what it is like to play for Manly, to know what it is like to be hated because of that, but to have felt that pride of pulling on the jersey and running onto Brookvale.

    So here we are on the verge of another finals campaign, and a chance of a historic title defence. Life didn't end when Des left, the club proved it was bigger than any one man. I can't believe that we are so lucky as fans to support a club that has such a great culture and has experienced such success. Little wonder everyone hates us.... it's called jealousy.

    Future is looking bright, long may we reign !!!!!!!!
     
  2. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wolfie has taken up an option for 2013.

    Good article, thanks.
     
  3. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    That my friend is worth much more than a simple "like" button on a forum.....great words and in fact I am now going to copy it, paste it and send it direct to Dave!!
     
  4. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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  5. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    oops, sorry, I forgot to click like. But now you have...(edit) 40 you don't need one from me.

    So, here's a repost of a falling panda.

    Edit, ok I gave a like as well, top stuff that, and true as well!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Insert standing ovation here.

    I'm so glad that despite living driver, 9 iron from Parramatta, I aligned myself with Manly as a 9 year old schoolboy watching the likes of Eadie, Randall and Krillich.
     
  7. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Oustanding article C & C. Sums up this club and it's supporters. God I am glad when we moved to Sydney in 1973 that we chose the Warringah area and not anywhere else.This club is outstanding and what a credit these players and staff are to carry on this wonderful clubs traditions. Yes credit where it's due. Des instilled this professionalism into these players.
     
  8. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pretty sure all signings apart from Fa'aso aren't included in the main 25 man salary cap.
     
  9. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Chip and Chase....Dave has read this, and thanks you very much for your words.
     
  10. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Elephant in the room perhaps, but having said that, the point I was trying to make above was the this group will take unders to play for this club. It's the culture, the northern beaches lifestyle, the chance to be part of a premiership winning side, and to play with guys who are genuinely your mates. I also have faith in the administration that they will balance the books, they are shaping up as smart operators. We've never breached the salary cap yet, so no reason to start now.

    This isn't Parra where you have to pay overs just to get someone there in the first place, and then once you sign you basically commit career suicide, and to top it off you have to play with selfish twerps like Sandow and Hayne.
     
  11. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Great post & accurate response regarding salary cap.
    The thread - best I have read on here in 2012!!
     
  12. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everything in your original post, especially the part about being proud to support a club that gives us so much back. Very rarely do we have yo-yo seasons like many other clubs - up one year, down the next. Our consistency means that we fans can enter each match knowing we'll have a great chance of winning.
    My two adult children are also passionate supporters. Ironically, my son looks like he's landed a role in school development with Wests Tigers, and had to be 'creative' when going for the interview.
     
  13. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Does Dave read any of my posts?

    :(


    PS. The call for salary cap shenanigans (sp) would already be ringing far and wide with disgruntled non Manly fans.

    We're the best!
     
  14. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great thread.

    Dave Perry continues the long list of excellent "transfers" made by Manly from within Dragoons ranks- Bozo, Michael O'connor, Brent Kite, Stewart brothers etc...
     
  15. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    He might Global...lol

    To be honest I doubt he has the time to read this forum on a regular basis. I simply have him on speed dial and thought that was one he should read.

    Larissa reads (and posts) here on a regular basis and would have probably alerted him to it at some stage.....I just knew he was about to jump on a plane to the Gold Coast and thought I'd brighten his day!!

    And you don't need to know how I knew that!!
     
  16. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Manly got hold of bozo and Stewarts before the dragons got a look in!
     
  17. mbe

    mbe Active Member

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    I agree with everything that C&C wrote.This team is a very special team that over a period of 6-8 years developed a very close bond. They were more than football players they were close friends as well.We have been very privileged to see such a close and successful group of men represent our beloved football team- the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.
     
  18. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    By the way this IS "Post of the Year" and I just hope Rambowanker and Mr I read this...and if they do...suck eggs you dickwits!!!!
     
  19. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Gotta say C&C, stirring words indeed. A great read and a great team. I'm still mystified by Des's actions but Manly goes on strong and you summed it up perfectly.
     
  20. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Respect for each other and for the position you hold - that is what the Players and the CEO and Coaching/Training Staff express daily (take note Board :dodgy:)

    The ability to keep the Team together, is also largely due to the nameless (to the Fans) Third Party Sponsors. :angel:

    I am so proud of the maturity that the great Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have attained once more, after comming back from the dead - thanks to Mr Delmege :angel::angel:

    Wonderful to witness the palpable solidarity of the Players as the business end of the season approaches. I wish them all the success that they so richly deserve.:heart:

    May the Mother of All Manly Sea Eagles Premiership Parties be launched September 30, 2012:D

    Manly, stay safe and trust that a Champion Team shall vanquish all - win BIG Manly:exclamation:
     

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