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Why did you become a Manly supporter

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by barrack o barba, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. barrack o barba

    barrack o barba Active Member

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    If you didn't come from the Northern Beaches of Sydney what one thing or moment made you an Eagle ?


    One of my brothers is a lifelong Sea Eagle and I guess the 1970s success was his reason .
     
  2. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I was on the road to Damascus when this blinding light shine before me, and a voice as if from heaven said Paul, Paul why are you persecuting me. And you can't argue with God now can you
     
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Because I grew up in Manly and my father (who was a Norths supporter) took me to Brookie from the age of 7-8. In those days Manly struggled. But even then there was something about the men in maroon and white that made me want to follow them.
    It is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am so proud of supporting a team that always gives we fans a commited effort.
     
  4. barrack o barba

    barrack o barba Active Member

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    LOL ......Let us pray
     
  5. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    We don't "become", we are born.
     
  6. Av8r

    Av8r Active Member Premium Member

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    Because a Sea Eagle is an awesome looking bird of prey whereas a Bulldog is an ugly mutt
     
  7. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    I lived on the lower north shore. One day in 1974 while in year 4 at Greenwich primary school other kids were yelling out their favourite football team. THe episode turned into a 'booing' and 'yahing' match depending on what team was yelled out. I had no idea about any team or Rugby League for that fact, but when I heard (what I deemed) the coolest kid in year 5 proudly proclaim 'MANLY', I jumped on board and yelled back, 'MANLY'. My younger brother opted for the roosters a few shouts before so that option was easily covered for me. Norths were going through a typical bad patch, and so from that day forward the Sea Eagles became my team.
     
  8. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    LOL...Let us prey.
     
  9. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    If you have to ask you wont get it anyway.

    In comparison, all other NRL teams are just a group of souless, robotic mercenaries.
     
  10. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    Manly are **** hot, I'm **** hot, and all the other teams eat arse, which is probably the attraction for their supporters
     
  11. barrack o barba

    barrack o barba Active Member

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    Agree with you about the eagle the bird but disagree bout a bulldog , many owners will disagree as well , bout 5k a pup now
     
  12. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    First game I ever watched on tele (black & white) Manly beat St George early to mid 70's , I stuck with the winners.
     
  13. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    My Grandad grew up on the Northern Beaches and is a massive supporter. He used to take me to games on the hill when i was just a little boy, nuff said.
     
  14. Shaka1eye

    Shaka1eye Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Grew up in Northern NSW and started following them in the 70's mainly because my older brother did but I'm sure our success back then didn't hurt. Really loved watching Phil Blake and in 3rd class at school I wrote him a letter asking him about his legendary chip and chases. To my surprise and delight I received a letter back from him shortly after with a heap of stickers and a booklet on the history of the Manly club and that gesture sold me for life (still have the letter btw).
     
  15. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    I own an American Bulldog. Most of the time i just want to kick her in the guts.
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    5K. That's bull****
     
  16. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    I decided to as a kid, to upset my Dad after he trashed my toy train set. He supports Canterbury.
     
  17. barrack o barba

    barrack o barba Active Member

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    I saw an Aussie Bulldog the other day and was told it was $2,500 a pup and double for a British Bulldog , will stand corrected
     
  18. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    1995 GF. Sea Eagles v Dogs.

    I lived in the St George area and everyone at school went for the Dogs. So to be different i went for the Eagles. (Paid off next year).

    Hated the Dogs ever since.
     
  19. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Spent my younger years in Forestville. My Dad is a Manly supporter, my older bro is a Manly supporter & my school mates were Manly supporters. I knew a good thing when it was staring me in the face! :D

    After years of watching your team play at Belmore how does it feel playing home games at the soulless Homebush stadium??
     
  20. lloydy

    lloydy Active Member

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    I was born into a Manly family and never looked back! I grew up in Berowra and all my mates went for Norths..poor fellas.
     

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