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Tooves fights to hold Watmough

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by tookey, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    WE hear that Manly coach Geoff Toovey and unsettled back-rower Anthony Watmough met last week.

    Watmough is still seeking an early release to join Parramatta.

    Although a lightweight retention committee at Manly has approved Watmough's premature departure, Toovey has other thoughts.

    "'Tooves' doesn't want 'Choc' going anywhere, despite what others at the club may want," said our club insider.

    "Watmough is Manly's best forward. Who lets their best forward walk out when still under contract?

    "Let's see how tough Toovey can be - or will he buckle under pressure from internal forces at the club?"

    http://www.sportal.com.au/league/nrl-premiership/the-lurker---nrl-rumour-file---wednesday/i34j5n367i6n1nw23uu61zze7
     
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Manly should look up the dodgy phone to find out who the insider is and boot him.

    Let Choc and Tooves have chat and come to some arrangement
     
  3. Daddycool08

    Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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    If a player doesn't want to be there - so long and thanks for the memories.
     
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  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I heard from a VERY unreliable source that Parra can't fit him into their cap, and that he's re-negotiating the two year extension we originally offered him :)

    Yes, I said UNreliable.
     
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  5. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    So the Tele..?
     
  6. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Could he now become a Packer-Whacker in red and green, joining his mate, with his salary paid in gambling chips?
     
  7. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If this does happen it would have to do down as one of the more funny things to happen here....ever...
     
  8. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Choc or not...I don't understand keeping a player who doesn't want to be there. Particularly one whose been so divisive already.
     
  9. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Surely if the salary cap is an issue Dave Smith will step in to ensure Choc can stay?
     
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  10. Shnorky

    Shnorky Active Member

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    Id say tooves is caught in the scenario where he lets choc go he is pressured to do the same for stewart, matai and foran. For me and it seems the rest of us - I cant wait to see the back of him, replace him with Blake Leary
     
  11. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Yeah get rid of him IF Parra can pay him. If we have to then Choc can suck it up for a year. No way Manly should pay him to play for Parra.
     
  12. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There will be an awful lot of backpedaling Isz. Similar to the Kieran Forum.
     
  13. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

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    ......"Let's see how tough Toovey can be - or will he buckle under pressure from internal forces at the club?"

    Internal forces indeed.

    Tooves doesn't hold all the cards but if he's mad enough, you won't wanna stand in his way.

    I truly love this champion little bloke (ie, hombre a hombre, nothing queer, just in admiration, from afar). :D

    He really bleeds maroon and white like the Beaver.
    We're very lucky to have him at the helm.

    Good luck, Tooves, and may the force ...or forces ...be with you.
     
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  14. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Leary won't be going anywhere close to 1st grade any time soon. Consider:-

    08. Lawrence
    09. Ballin
    10. Starling
    11. Watmough
    12. Symonds
    13. Buhrer

    14. Hodges
    15. Lefao
    16. Lui
    17. Horo

    THEN

    18. Trbojevic
    19. Hasson
    20. Andrews
    21. Chee Kam
    22. Sao


    MAYBE even

    23. Taufua (if Toovey wants Gutherson OR Blair in the team)

    THEN it would be:-

    24. Leary
    25. Baker
    26. Tetevano (if he stays out of the clink)
     
  15. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    That's about right but no point wasting a bench spot on Hodges if Buhrer is healthy. Ballin is still an 80 minute hooker and if he does take a knock, Buhrer can slide over. Better off sticking another bopper in there...
     
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  16. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely another big body over Hodges while ever Buhrer is in the side.
     
  17. EagleFlys

    EagleFlys Well-Known Member

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    Dear Toovs

    Please let Watamouth go.

    Thank you.

    Yours faithfully

    An Eagles supporter who doesn't want a repeat of 2014's implosion.
     
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  18. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And your proof that is is all chocs "fault" is? Or should i just go to the tele?
     
  19. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Another Choc thread???? Really??????? Really??????????? Really?????????????????????
     
  20. rmd

    rmd Active Member

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    If anyone can convince Choc to stay it will be Toov's. If Choc stays, I think they'll all stay.
     

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