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Secret to Manly's decades of success

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    MANLY stands on the cusp of history. And this proud club doesn't expect to be anywhere else.When the Sea Eagles run out on to the turf at ANZ Stadium tomorrow evening, they will become the only club to play in a grand final in every decade since the 1950s.


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  2. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Few errors there. Biggest one is the claim that Terry Randall was 'lured' to the Club. Umm, no Brent Read, he was a Manly junior.

    And if we won in 1986, does that mean Parramatta won in 1987?
     
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pretty sure history doesn't have a cusp. Maybe he meant custard?
     
  4. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    Few mistakes but the general point is good: it's really really hard to win a premiership and we've been there and thereabouts every decade, mostly fronting up in the finals, never gotten the wooden spoon. as arko says, jealousy, and the tall poppy syndrome. roy masters is proud of trotting out his line that the worst thing you can do in rugby league is win the premiership as the knives come out straight away. (He seems to forget that when he's constantly whining about us and harking back to a bad decision or 2 in a couple of games in 1978....)

    It'll be really hard again this year, but at least we know the eagles have a tradition of getting over all the hurdles. GO YOU EAGLES!
     
  5. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    Certain things have turning point or an apex.
    Manly may be on the verge of a mini dynasty... but that's what they say about every team about to win (or that has won) the NRL comp.
     
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No secret we have the best of everything, Coach, Coaching staff, players, kids coming thru, fans
     
  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe he meant on the cusp of making history, or going down in history :)

    My nomination for mangled metaphor of the year so far is Bazeagle, " Des will have the boys primed to within an inch of their lives"
    Primed to administer a thrashing, no doubt.
     
  8. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    Or stand to drink from the overflowing 'cup' of glory for many years to come.
     

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