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The Pecking Order

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Budgewoi Eagle, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm trying really hard to be positive about next year but it's a bit of a battle, I must admit. Of our fellow cellar dwellers, the Roosters and Rabbits have shown what they're capable of whereas us, the Knights, and the Dragons all feel not so great.

    What I'm wondering is if the winning of the boardroom was such a great thing in the end. While they were fighting each other, at least some of their attention was there. Now, as an outsider, it feels to me that we have a bit of a case of too many cooks .... all focused on the creation of a winning team.

    I'd be interested in how others see it. The order I see the pecking order is this:
    The Penns
    Zorba
    Bozo
    Joe Kelly
    Trent Barrett
    .....

    That puts a rookie coach in a very difficult position to try to make the team his own and set direction.

    As I say, I'd be interested in what others think/know and if there is a model that can succeed.
     
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  2. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep close. When it comes to the team make up Bozo would sit above Zorba, however Zorba would call more shots when it comes to management decisions, catering needs and back stabbing Manly greats.
     
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  3. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What to give here?
    Like? Informative? Funny? Depressing?
    Thanks Mals!
     
  4. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The order of the pecking order is irrelevant. The problem lies with the people in the order. Rearrange them any way you like. The result will still be the same.
     
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  5. nightster

    nightster grumpy old bastard

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    depressingly I tend to agree ...@:cry::sweating::sick::banghead:
     
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  6. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm all out of constructive feedback regarding the current direction of the club because it will only come across as more whinging.

    Truth is, I'm really quite disappointed with whats transpired in the last 12 mths but I'm also old enough and pragmatic enough to realise I'm just another passenger on the Manly bus who has no say in the destination.

    Doesn't mean I'm not sweating on the day we have new owners, just means I'm becoming a little less invested as a supporter at this point in time.
     
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  7. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    You spelled cocks wrong
     
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  8. manlyfan76

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

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    SH1T FLOATS TO THE TOP.
     
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  9. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The main problem is with those closest to the players. The roster next season will be weaker than this season & the coaching staff essentially the same. It breaks my heart, we may get our first spoon next season with little to get excited about for years to come.
     
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  10. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    The proverbial deck chairs on the Totanic.
     
  11. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    team.

    I'd be interested in how others see it. The order I see the pecking order is this:
    The Penns
    Zorba
    Bozo
    Joe Kelly
    Trent Barrett
    .....

    Who is this man called Kelly. Does he work for Manly????
     
  12. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    There is a model that would succeed, and the pecking order would form naturally with this group:
    Des Hasler
    C Cleal
    The Penn's,
    Joe Kelly
    M Ballin
    S Menzies
     
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  13. TerryRandall

    TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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    Des
    Players
    Donny Singe
    Office boffins
     
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  14. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agree with these but if not Des (for whatever reason), then Cleary - and ideally he can bring his son with him :giggle::clap:
     
  15. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Yep, a **** sandwich!!!!
     
  16. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think we will enter the player market in a big way in the off season; will be one of the most active clubs. All of the big activity took place after the grand final last year and it will be the same this year.

    Jamie retired, Snake will be shuffled off, lots of others off contract will means money to spend. Who will come on board? Don't know.

    We did fantastically well for 10 years with the worst off field setup of most clubs, can't see any reason why that can't continue with the right cattle and the right chemistry.
     
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  17. Bearfax

    Bearfax Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone see parallels here with Williamson's The Club.
     
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  18. Harvies elbow

    Harvies elbow Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to watch it again......
     
  19. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Less invested. I like that. Still love my team but found it really difficult to become a member this year after the way Toov's was treated in 2015. The leak and all. An entire season of watching the team and coaching staff the owners wanted has me even less inclined to pay some of the Penns way. Will be cheering the boys on, but as an irrelevant fan, My less invested will be buying one of those irrelevant district football club membership only in 2017. Let's see how Irrelevant we really are.
     
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    Last edited: Aug 30, 2016
  20. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. It's not so much the pecking as the peckers and peckerheads we have in charge.
     
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