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Tommy loves Manly !!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, May 23, 2013.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    http://theaustralian.com.au/sport/nrl/tommy-raudonikis-falls-for-fibro-style-manly/story-fnca0von-1226647915218

    Never thought I'd see the day !! Lol he is 1 of my favourites old Tommy
     
  2. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I've got a favourite called old Tommy. My Dad. He taught me to love Manly and it worked.
     
  3. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    That's a big call from Tommy.
    Maybe he's going senile or something maybe too many knocks to his head?
    Good on him.
    Who doesn't love the way we play. With guts and determination.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    lucky I was already sitting down
     
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Tommy has taken a hit to he head.
     
  6. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Pity the NRL aren't run by people with Tommy's & Manly's view of how rugby league should be played.
     
  7. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well thats what this legendary club does.

    It has a aura about it that no other club has. I think every Manly ledgend was born with maroon blood.
     
  8. panash

    panash Well-Known Member

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    all i can say is ... bring on the raiders !!!!
     
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We have known this to be so ever since we clawed our way back into the competition. We still call ourselves Silvertails but it's not because we are rich and powerful.

    So many people say they hate Manly and it is just some second-hand judgment passed down from their elders and left over from the '70s and '80s. I am going to copy that article about Tommy's view, print it, enlarge it, and place it prominently at my workplace. For Raudonikis to say what he did is pretty big and will cause people to stop and think.

    The new Manly under Geoff Toovey is going to win over more fans than we've ever had before.
     
  10. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    told it before, but I can't resist this tommy anecdote: 1982 GF day (try to forget the result...): tommy is retiring from the sydney comp and is given a little tribute thing in the buildup. Someone makes the mistake of letting him give a speech (a bit of context: big dramas in the news about dirty play, the judiciary crackdowns etc). here's Tommy:

    'Thanks thanks bla bla. Well I'm heading up to Brisbane to play and coach coz they're payin me heaps of money. For the grand final, good luck to both teams, and I hope there's heaps of biff, yeah beautiful.'

    Unreconstructed to this day.
     
  11. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He's seen the light. Better late than never!
     
  12. Jado

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    Yes too true, but lets not forget in 2011 when we were gathering momentum in the lead up to the semis and GF - article after article about Manly Hate. Wait a minute; is the "news" about all the Manly hate simply reporting what the league population is talking about? Or does the media pull those 'stories' from their ass and then reinvigorate Manly Hate in the feeble minded numbskulls who jump on the Manly hate bandwagon? I think the weight of worthiness that the media gives a thing like Manly Hate when it prints at least half a dozen conjured up stories is immense.

    If the Media continues to actually print stories about news; such as an old Manly Hater like Tommy saying he loves Manly, and not simply print something from thin air, then maybe we have a chance of the pendulum swinging the other way.

    Manly Hate will only live as long as the Media promote it; if the reverberations of a time gone bye are actually left to fade away (as history does) then there is no news about Manly Hate....

    Thanks Tommy for making a stand to acknowledge the actual fact; Manly are a team that league fans like (just need to find a way to get them to admit it!)


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  13. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    Senility & Tommy Raudonikus go hand in hand.
    Nice comment he made but.... please!
    The man is a moron!

    Just because he has passion (SOO) doesn't mean he has a brain in his head.
    Why the media drag him out out around SOO time is because of his moronic comments.
    He's a blight on the Blues.
     

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