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Steve Matai Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bob dylan, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Show your love for Stevie, he is a true Manly legend.
     
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  2. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    would walk into any team based on his brutal defence for a center
     
  3. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    :inlove: Matai

     
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  4. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Playing busted , just for the good of the team and the chance of yet another finals series.

    Absolute champion!
     
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  5. manlyfan76

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

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    He is one of the great centres of the modern era, the tuffest on the field but quiet and humble off it.
     
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  6. manlyfan76

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

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    A back on a prop, puts those big hits that Foz cops off props into perspective, Skivvy takes on all comers, not just those smaller than him.
     
  7. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yet the Kiwis have only picked him 10 times.
     
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  8. Jase Seaeagle

    Jase Seaeagle Active Member

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    What a true champion and he just like one of us. Doesn't mind a quiet drink and a chat. He bought me a Birthday Rum at the Goldy last year. Just a top bloke. Plays it the way he sees it.
     
  9. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    that's because he is either suspended or injured.
     
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  10. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    F#%kin legend.
    My fave player.... Hence my profile pic.
     
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  11. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Nickname should be BP, the quiet achiever
     
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  12. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He's nice to little kids and small animals
    He's got great hair
    He'd make a better PM than Abbott or Shorten
    He's not in love with Brad Arthur
    If he ever gets really pissed and forgets who he is he's just got to lift up his shirt.
    He does'nt like Michael Ennis or Robbie Farrah
    He looks nothing like Greenberg
     
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  13. EagleBoi13

    EagleBoi13 Well-Known Member

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    yep Stevie is a bloody champion!

    Hard as nails but also a true gentleman
     
  14. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I had a yelling match once with a friend over Steve. They said what a pussy he was because after every tackle he clutches his neck or some part of his body. Now normally I'm pretty calm when people sledge my players, I just shrug and say 'I think he rocks so let's leave it at that' but I couldn't let that pass. I just went off and said 'ARE U EFFING KIDDING? This guy has serious neck issues, plays busted every week and nothing he does is half hearted. He smashes 120kg props, he takes hit ups out of his 10 and 20 and not sideways hitups he just hurtles at the defensive line. And he'll probably be in a wheelchair in 20 years so why don't u eff off!!'

    Ok so it got me fired up. He is just all heart. In another time he would have been one of those great warriors that had armies crapping themselves at the thought of facing him.
     
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  15. mike walker

    mike walker Well-Known Member

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    G'day all,Apart from all the other great things he has done for us two things that i'll remember him for are how Gasnier would always look like he was going to crap himself anytime Steve got near him and snotting Ennis at Brookie.Yes he copped time on the sidelines but I reckon it was worth it.
    cheers mike
     
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  16. Generational Player

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    A great compilation that's been floating round a few years. Love the last hit on whoever that cowboys player is, was my favourite Matai tackle until the Tyrrell hit this year. He's really great at making contact with the shoulder but carrying on with the tackle.

    Absolute legend, one of the toughest players to ever put on a Manly jersey gonna miss him when he's gone.
     
  17. Generational Player

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    I believe part of that was Stephen Kearney's dislike of Matai, or more particularly his lack of discipline when playing for the Kiwis.
     
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  18. killerspud

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    Absolute champion, one hard mother fckrrrr.
     
  19. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The number on my jersey is 4. I just love the bloke. He's fearless. When there was talk of him going to the Warriors last year I was devastated. I'm so glad he stayed to play out his career as a Sea Eagle. If he'd have gone across the ditch I still would have followed him. The Warriors would have become my second team and I don't do second teams. Hate everyone but Manly to varying degrees but just love the Matai.
    I might add that he's go a seriously cute smile too.
    One of my all time favourite Sea Eagles.
     
  20. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's the off season....we all want some happiness...so I revisited some of Steve's highlights.

    Made me tingly.

    Such a champion.






     
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