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Will Post 2011 GF Drama Work in Manly's Favour in 2012?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Aetna, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Aetna

    Aetna Active Member

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    The post 2011 Grand Final drama at the Manly Sea Eagles could be a blessing in disguise.

    The players & supporters didn't get the chance to really celebrate a NRL Premiership.

    There is unfinished business at Manly. The talent & hunger to become the first team to go back to back Premierships since the Brisbane Broncos in the 90's is there.
     
  2. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    Interesting angle and it would make a fine twist in the motivation of our lads. Good point and well observed.
     
  3. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    The Warriors and Tigers are far from being easy beats. Throw in the time on the road, the Hasler storm and early injuries and i'm feeling really good about this year. The only thing stopping us from going back to back imo would be injuries.
     
  4. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    Simply put, we THRIVE on adversity, and are copping it from every angle since about 30 minutes after we won the 2011 premiership.

    My thoughts are that the more crap we cop, the better :)
     
  5. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes.
    And on Mozgrame's point, yes injuries can derail us, and so can the rep season. Many hurdles to cross, but I'm impressed so far.
     
  6. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I also think we play better as underdogs (hate that word DOGS). I'm prepared for a bit of a letdown when we play Cronulla next week. We must be realistic that there will be matches we lose to lesser opposition when we are heavily favoured.
    So long as we finish top four, and healthy, we'll be 2012 premiers.
     
  7. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    We won't be doing anything after 2012 if we don't hurry up & re-sign our halves.
     
  8. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I've mentioned this before. Every player to a man has said something like they don't feel like they got to celebrate the premiership. Well if you don't celebrate you don't get a hangover.
     
  9. Aetna

    Aetna Active Member

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    That is why Manly of 2012 will be different to every other defending Premiers recently.
     
  10. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think the team will definitely use it as motivation. If we could only get all these player rumours sorted out. It must be a bit of a distraction for the team.
     
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  11. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    The back-to-back is a HUGE deal I reckon for the players, they'd be well aware that it hasn't been done for 20 years.
     

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