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10 Years Ago - The Stories

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Hamster Huey, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Hamster Huey

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    18 Sep 03 - Manly has confirmed its affiliation with Queensland Cup club Wynnum.

    20 Sep 03 – Manly chief executive Ian Thomson is poised to announce his resignation from the Sea Eagles tomorrow, despite having one year to run on his contract. Manly leagues club board member Paul Cummings is tipped to take over from Thomson to complete a year of merry-go-rounding in the front office at the club. Three months ago fellow Manly great Paul Vautin quit his position as chairman.

    02 Nov 2003 – Every Manly player was drug tested last Friday as the Sea Eagles had their first official get together under new coach Des Hasler under a "zero tolerance" policy introduced by new coach Des Hasler. Hasler said the Sea Eagles had purchased drug-testing kits and would subject players to random tests for both recreational and performance-enhancing drugs throughout the year.

    14 Dec 03 – Early odds SEA EAGLES $101.00

    22 Jan 04 - Manly Sea Eagles plan to employ a former member of the NSW police tactical response group as a full-time security guard assigned to protect their NRL stars.

    Manly officials say they hold serious concerns for the safety of their players in public places, particularly nightclubs and hotels. The Sea Eagles security guard's tasks would include ensuring the safe travel of the team to and from venues on game days, travelling with the team interstate and accompanying players on sanctioned club nights out.

    18 Feb 04 - The Manly Sea Eagles, after being cash-strapped just two years ago, are now at the cutting edge of technology with every player receiving game plans and watching match videos from home on laptop computers. And along with the club's new professional approach, every player will be required to wear tailor-made suits to all matches and every function.

    Manly players have each outlayed $2000 to buy a laptop -- to which the club sends out daily information. All 32 players with computers are told to log-on at least once a day. "It is self-help and self-education. We are trying to leave no stone unturned."

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