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The Snake

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by simon_eagle, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    According to the Manly website, Brett is out indefinitely with this knee complaint.
    With the drama surrounding the ongoing police investigation, it wouldn't surprise me if Brett has been asked to look overseas instead of seeing out the final year of his contract.

    Do you think The Snake has played his last game for the maroon and white?



    Happier times :)
     
  2. 1969

    1969 Well-Known Member

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    A true Manly legend, I loved the video, thanks SE
     
  3. Simonmyers11

    Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

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    I thought he was having surgery on the knee and barret has already ruled him out for the year weeks ago?
     
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  4. manlyfan76

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

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    If he has been watching Tom at full back then he will know that he is no longer top of the tree. Hard for him, does he come back and risk having a poor game and maybe costing us a victory? Or ride off into the sunset a legend.
     
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  5. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The surgery went perfectly well, maybe the Snake has realised his desire has also been under an injury cloud....& his return will not improve the team as it has for the past decade....
    The bloke was a freak & the most influential player in the Golden period & I prefer to remember him that way....to come back busted physically & mentally is a sad day, not a glad way to remember a champion.
    The best coaches claim off field pressures, effect on field performance.
    This also has been integral in Snakes demise...nothing can take away the memories & when people rightly point out BK as the key turning point for Manly mid 90's, you can stick this bloke up on the pedestal right beside him.
     
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  6. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

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    Just every one calm deserves some time given he gave us 10 red hot seasons
     
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  7. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

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    You all do realise that he was part of the clique that ousted Tooves? And look how negatively you talk about Watmough and Foran. Why the hero worship for Stewart? If he was moved on earlier we would have been in real contention for the finals. It is no secret that since the remnants of the cancerous clique (Matai and Stewart) were lanced, the club has been a happier place and results have followed.
     
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  8. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    I don't really buy into Matai being a part of anything. He might have had his disappointments, but he never said a bad word and always put in.
     
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  9. Paw93

    Paw93 Active Member

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    Where has Snake ever said anything bad about Tooves? Foran screwed us over and Watmough has publicly badmouthed the club but from what I see Snake has done nothing wrong so far. He's a legend that's been out of form and that's it. Him and Gifty have had the worst of the club's management yet they have never talked crap about the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles or our coaches.
     
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  10. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Brett may well have been shot all year. Be interesting if he does recover well and starts playing good footy. I could find a spot on the wing for him over Wright.
     
  11. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Tooves was only fired due to the Gang of 4's agitation after Gifty wasn't renewed. The poor on field efforts by both Snake and Fiz last year ensured that 2v would be judged as a poor Coach. The alleged match fixing that has now been aired, is unfortunately hanging around their heads, whether true or not :cool:

    Snake's petulance towards Chez on field was there for all to see. How many times did Snake refuse to acknowledge the kiddie's attempt to congratulate him after a try - truly deplorable behaviour by a senior player played out on TV :mad:

    There was a whole year and a half of attacks via the Media on how 2v was instrumental in Gifty leaving, and how Chez is hated by everyone at Manly. :swear:

    Snake had the talent, now it's waning like it does in all sportsmen and Turbo has commenced his legendary career as as the next Manly fullback :clap:

    Snake's legacy is hopefully being managed by his Manager now, as the 2016 form is not how he should be remembered @:cool:
     
  12. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think you will find the only player Brett had a whine about was the treatment of brother Glen....Foran flew the coup solo & had signed well before it was announced.
    It's true the usual evil of money played its part & plenty of comparisons of who deserves what effected the side, particularly the seasoned players....most would be pi##ed off about this same situation in their work place & also be defensive of their brother.
    Brett Stewart 100% rejected better offers to stay at Manly before these other issues came out, he stuck solid & played some top footy up till 2016.
     
  13. qldeagle

    qldeagle Well-Known Member

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  14. Go manly

    Go manly Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree mate but sometimes not intervening can help the perception of condoning

    All four of the players in question bled for manly and helped us to become the most successful club that others aspired towards being

    That is fact

    Choc and foz spoke public and behaved in a way that did not support or enhance the passionate culture they helped build (Fact)even though at the time they thought they were

    They departed - Snake sooked ( fact)and it showed in his enjoyment & effort and form

    Not sure about skivvy other than I reckon I have never ever seen him not compete harder than any one else

    Spate a thought for killer who was the real champion in the whole shambles whose loyalty had to support tooves DCE who were the real victims and almost had their careers demolished and the players he had bonded with and achieved so much

    With the board & mansgment a mess and playing agendas we had no one to fall back on to steer and lead us despite tooves doing what he always did and taking everything head on

    My owns manta to keep me in the game for years to come Is

    One era is finished and I will remember it with pride rather than comparison with what I wanted to happen and celebrate that the new future is coming through the likes of ferris and the two brothers

    The other part of the manta is
    Never have a single shot when you can have a double
     
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  15. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    The difference for me in the two great players, Stewart and Matai, is that Steve always gave 100% for the team. Over the past two seasons I've had the impression that this was not always the case for Brett. I've felt in matches over these two seasons that Brett should have shown leadership. He was our most senior, and most influential, player - yet it didn't show to me. Since his 'injury' the team has played with much more spirit. That is very telling. It's a shame that the aura of our greatest ever fullback has recently dimmed in my eyes.
     
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  16. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Snake had a pretty decent 2015. That was the year to hang up the boots.
     
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  17. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    I tend to think Skivy has been unfairly made out to be one of the senior clique that white anted Tooves. Its like he's considered guilty more by association than anything else because he's a senior player and they were generally all mates.

    Unlike Choc and his mouth, Foran with his mouth and sooky la-la form, and Snake with his seemingly downcast demeanor since Gift left, I can't recall Skivy ever once giving less than 100%. Sure his form last year was down on what it was in 2014, but he was hardly alone there as most of the team was down on form last year.
     
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  18. eaglebuzz

    eaglebuzz Well-Known Member

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    That video is missing his match winning catch in the 2006 Game against the Tigers at Brookie, but a great watch nonetheless.

    Stewart was a hero of the 2005-2014 period, but his heart isn't with the team anymore. I don't begrudge him that, most of his mates are gone. I just don't want him turning out any more insipid performances in first grade. Let him finish his career in the super league with Glenn.
     
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  19. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Serious question time.

    If Snake is passed fit later this season, should he come straight back in as the fullback with Tommy moving to either the wing or centres? Keeping in mind the stark contrast in their respective form when playing fullback and the impact that their form has on the rest of the team.

    As much as Snake is one of my all-time Manly favourites....I have to say I'd be in favour of keeping Tom at fullback and Snake not actually playing, especially if we happen to get ourselves into a position where we can sneak into the top 8.

    Its sad to say but IMO we look better with Snake not actually in this team.
     
  20. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Snake won't be back in 2016, and no doubt if some deal can be reached ( I imagine we'd have to be paying some of the contract) with Le Catalans he will sign over there and move post seasons end.

    Which probably means no farewells or last games.

    If however he digs his heels in then he will be back in 2017, either playing or taking up massive cap space in the Reggies.

    Perhaps him and Robbie can compare notes and strategies.
     

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