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2011 Grand Final Replay

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ryan, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    + Jesus Christ Laurie Daley death rode us the whole game. When the game was lost to The Warriors, he clammed right up. Hate that dickhead.

    + Des Hasler, Geoff Toovey, Noel Cleal & Donny Singe were the perfect group. What a balanced, well prepared team. We looked structured, organized and fit as a fiddle.

    + People were hard on Choc, but boy, what a legend.

    + I'd argue we have a much better roster on paper. Mauro, Rodney, Rose, T-Rex & others. How this current team is a shadow of that prior team is a testament to Des Hasler, and his coaching.

    + 82,159 fans turned up to watch that game in Sydney. Quite a few of them Manly fans. Why do they jump on the ship when we make a GF, yet our membership numbers can't hit 15k? Back your team, and sign up - jeez. (Need more fans like @BOZO who put their money where their loyalties are.)
     
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    • Killer03

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      What about that final 20 mins? How did we hang on? I remember thinking we would just be pipped, and what about that set where DCE kicked with his left foot. I've never rode home the clock like that night. It just seemed like every set the Warriors would score.

      That set where killer pounced on the ball in about the 71st min was crucial.
       
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      • Ryan

        Ryan Well-Known Member

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        That was massive. Lyon getting to that loose ball was amazing. It was energy, urgency & effort we just don't see in this current team.

        Also thought Maloney really cost them. That last pass, where he threw it forward with about 10 to go was critical.

        Our defense though. Boy, it was almost like it had a personality. When it got angry, or things went against the team, we would just turn it up and obliterate.
         
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        • Killer03

          Killer03 Well-Known Member

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          My memory of the 'golden period' of 07 to 13 was that defence. We would turn it up for a set or two where would smash teams and they would struggle to make 20metres. Even people like Gus would comment on how we would gain ground with our defence.
           
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          • BOZO

            BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            We are the only team in the modern era to win a premiership at least once every decade . We will rebuild once again another dynasty
            We are the mighty Sea eagles !!!
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            • Little Grubber Kick

              Little Grubber Kick Well-Known Member

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              Barring the Stewart tragedy at the start of 2009, this would have been the 5th Premiership in a row! Quite incredible in the modern times of match rigging.....er I mean 'influencing'.
               
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              • sheridanstand78

                sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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                That 2011 team was a great team. I really thought they were a big chance to win that year when they drew a line in the sand in round 25 against the drizzle and sent a message that they were not going to be pushed around by the other teams fighting it out.

                That team had it all, a strong forward pack led by some great players at their peaks like Whatmough, Stewart and Kite leading the way with the polish of 2 exciting halves who were amazing that year and the experience and composure of a quality back line that could tear teams apart.

                They were great days and I really hope we see them again soon.
                 
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                • Wombat Legacy

                  Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Great days indeed-I miss that steel chain that moved up the park and just chopped down everything in sight. A truly great team engineered by the nutty professor. I can't believe he left us in our prime.
                   
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                  • Ryan

                    Ryan Well-Known Member

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                    Should never have happened. Imagine Hasler, Toovey, Crusher and Singe with this current roster? We'd be 5-0 I reckon.
                     
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                    • wedgetail eagle

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                      In '11 I was working in Arnhem Land, we had a TV setup in our bush camp. (Generator)
                      The old Cook & I were the only NRL fans, (the others AFL) Cookie was a Melbourne fan & arrogantly claimed Manly beating Brisbane would be their last win & the Storm would go all the way.
                      When Melbourne ran out of time & the siren sounded, Cookie was stunned, speechless, he had no speech.
                      I didn't say too much lest I be poisoned, but inside I was cheering!! Haha. Good days.
                       
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                      • KeithSheldon

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                        We were the complete side back then. It is going to be a long time before another team, let alone us manages to have a run like we did fro 07-13. It took us from 04-06 to build to that point, and we got very lucky in terms of player replacements.

                        But now I am just thinking about how much longer that run could have gone if Foran and Choc didn't do their best to sabotage it.
                         
                      • ALinda

                        ALinda Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        Yep, I can't believe it either - ruining the GF celebration and leaving us in our prime :mad: What could've been....
                         
                      • KOMORI

                        KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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                        We "made" more meters defensively by absolutely busting the opposition's ass, driving them backwards and putting immense pressure on them.

                        No one ever got it over those forward packs. Ever.

                        I've said it before but defense is what wins premierships. Points can be found, but beating a team into submission and forcing them to over play their hand... Great way to win...

                        Obviously I was a prop
                        When I played lol..
                         
                      • Woodsie

                        Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                        So, how come you can read and write?
                         
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                        • Ryan

                          Ryan Well-Known Member

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                          Mate, that is an outstanding story. Thanks for sharing that !
                           
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                          • Technical Coach

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                            Ryan you are getting delusional again---5-0 with the current roster i don't think so. (he can't even work this type of miracle at the Dogs)
                             
                          • Technical Coach

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                            Because it was the start of the decline.
                             
                          • wedgetail eagle

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                            No worries. I made sure my roster had me home for the GF.
                            :)
                             
                          • HoldenV8

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                            If I could combine the best of our 2011 GF team with our current team.....

                            FB - Brett Stewart (vc)
                            WG - Michael Robertson
                            CE - Jamie Lyon (c)
                            CE - Steve Matai
                            WG - Tom Trbojevic
                            FE - Kieran Foran (the 2011 version, not the sook)
                            HB - Daly Cherry-Evans
                            PR - Brent Kite
                            HK - Matt Ballin
                            PR - Jake Trbojevic
                            SR - Anthony Watmough
                            SR - Martin Taupau
                            LK - Glenn Stewart

                            Res - Jamie Buhrer, Tony Williams, Nate Myles, Brenton Lawrence
                            Coach - Des Hasler

                            That would be a pretty formidable team IMO.

                            Of our 2011 GF team, only Snake, Killer, Skivy, DCE and Ferris are still at Manly
                             
                          • Ryan

                            Ryan Well-Known Member

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                            Why? Why can't we have ONE conversation without someone make it personal yet again. Can't you disagree by just disagreeing?
                             

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