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BOZO

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Ah the memories. Is that the 1973 team because it looks like Mayes behind Fulton

Please correct me if I am wrong ...
From left to right Irvine , Zorba , Igor Eadie , Mayes , The Incomparable Immortal , Lurch , Brown , Ian Martin
I cant make out the other Grand Final Winning Legends
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Ah the memories. Is that the 1973 team because it looks like Mayes behind Fulton


Sorry Bozo. I just experienced one of those geriatric moments where I couldn't see the trees for the forest. Of course it was 1973, otherwise they'd be wearing chooks outfits. Just having one of those supremely dumb moments.
 

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Patient ? Lets put things in perspective shall we my feathered friend ....
We have been patient for 9 fcking empty years
Ha. And you may have to wait another 9...
There are 16 teams and a salary cap. This ensures you will wait as long as it takes.

Des has been in charge 2 yrs and he has started seeing off the Baz signings.

Our time will come. And if you think your team deserves to win every year and be successful all the time, get in line with the other 15 clubs supporters.
Hilarious.
 

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Please correct me if I am wrong ...
From left to right Irvine , Zorba , Igor Eadie , Mayes , The Incomparable Immortal , Lurch , Brown , Ian Martin
I cant make out the other Grand Final Winning Legends
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I think it is John (Sleepy) Bucknall on the far right though I haven't looked up the the 1973 team but it was about the time he was playing.
 

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Ha. And you may have to wait another 9...
There are 16 teams and a salary cap. This ensures you will wait as long as it takes.

Des has been in charge 2 yrs and he has started seeing off the Baz signings.

Our time will come. And if you think your team deserves to win every year and be successful all the time, get in line with the other 15 clubs supporters.
Hilarious.
I can see your point... but I cannot feel it... as some fans Passions and expectations are high
I will tell you what is not Hilarious..... and that is the Storm has made the finals in the last 15 years and that was because they were not fazed by how many clubs there were .
They just focused was how great they can become by raising the bar higher and higher and that is something we have not been doing .
 

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I can see your point... but I cannot feel it... as some fans Passions and expectations are high
I will tell you what is not Hilarious..... and that is the Storm has made the finals in the last 15 years and that was because they were not fazed by how many clubs there were .
They just focused was how great they can become by raising the bar higher and higher and that is something we have not been doing .
Don’t forget they cheated the salary cap at a higher percentage than any other club in the history of the game, got away with it, were allowed to keep the core spine of talent which helped them to establish a winning culture. There’s also that.

Its your decision to have such high standards Bozo, I am a little more realistic. I think the 1st Des era, into Toovey, the Baz disaster and now back to Des part 2 have all played their part in the last 9yrs.

You seem to always question why Manly can’t reach the heights of other clubs in relation to memberships, maybe most share your high standards and see the last 9yrs as inexcusable and should have produced more success...?
 

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Don’t forget they cheated the salary cap at a higher percentage than any other club in the history of the game, got away with it, were allowed to keep the core spine of talent which helped them to establish a winning culture. There’s also that.

Its your decision to have such high standards Bozo, I am a little more realistic. I think the 1st Des era, into Toovey, the Baz disaster and now back to Des part 2 have all played their part in the last 9yrs.

You seem to always question why Manly can’t reach the heights of other clubs in relation to memberships, maybe most share your high standards and see the last 9yrs as inexcusable and should have produced more success...?
They did cheat the cap and got what they deserved but they also overcame adversity and rose quickly once again to their great heights .
Passionate supporters that have high standards and expectations follow suit and become club members . There should be no excuse for not being a club member . You are either passionate about your club or not . Passion is the biggest motive for becoming a club member . The passion of putting your club first in what you can do for your club to make it greater as great club people often do .
The reality is the Strom did not buy their spine but handpicked it and when they all became stars they kept the cap and the team together by getting no names for little money and turning them into big game performers that would not capitulate like the lot we have had .
Lets give credit where it is due . A 15 years straight finals footy club is no fluke .
 
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They did cheat the cap and got what they deserved but they also overcame adversity and rose quickly once again to their great heights .
Passionate supporters that have high standards and expectations follow suit and become club members . There should be no excuse for not being a club member . You are either passionate about your club or not . Passion is the biggest motive for becoming a club member . The passion of putting your club first in what you can do for your club to make it greater as great club people often do .
The reality is the Strom did not buy their spine but handpicked it and when they all became stars they kept the cap and the team together by getting no names for little money and turning them into big game performers that would not capitulate like the lot we have had .
Lets give credit where it is due . A 15 years straight finals footy club is no fluke .
No fluke.
But certainly would never have been as successful if they were allowed to establish a core group that they never would have if they hadn’t cheated.
Anyway, off topic.

Im sure (as my original post said) there’s more signings to come.
 

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I think it is John (Sleepy) Bucknall on the far right though I haven't looked up the the 1973 team but it was about the time he was playing.
Behind Max Brown, partly obscured, might be big Herman and tough guy coach Willey.
 

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1 T Turbo
2 T Funa
3 D Walker
4 M Suli / M Harper
5 R Garrick
6 J Schuster
7 DCE
8 T Paseka
9 C Cust / M Fainu
10 M Taupau
11 H Olakau'atu
12 C Siroren
13 J Turbo

14 K Foran
15 S Keppie
16 M Boyle
17 A Davey

Others
A Hoppa
B Parker
J Taufua
M Harper
J Anderson
L Croker
B Turbo
 

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Let’s do squad discussions in December, we should at least have our final 28 by then , surely !!!!
 

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1 T Turbo
2 T Funa
3 D Walker
4 M Suli / M Harper
5 R Garrick
6 J Schuster
7 DCE
8 T Paseka
9 C Cust / M Fainu
10 M Taupau
11 H Olakau'atu
12 C Siroren
13 J Turbo

14 K Foran
15 S Keppie
16 M Boyle
17 A Davey

Others
A Hoppa
B Parker
J Taufua
M Harper
J Anderson
L Croker
B Turbo


Pretty close to how I would see it. I would be adding Fainu Jnr to the 'Others'. He's 21, so old enough. Just get someone else to drive him to the matches. Not sure Anderson will be with us and there's still questions about Hoppa staying. Then there's Weekes, Titmus and Koula on the rise.
 

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Our recruitment and retention has been pretty average over the last few years with some contract extensions hard to understand. We seem to be off the pace on and off the field at present and things need to change quickly otherwise we will be cellar dwellers again next year.
 

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1 T Turbo
2 T Funa
3 D Walker
4 M Suli / M Harper
5 R Garrick
6 J Schuster
7 DCE
8 T Paseka
9 C Cust / M Fainu
10 M Taupau
11 H Olakau'atu
12 C Siroren
13 J Turbo

14 K Foran
15 S Keppie
16 M Boyle
17 A Davey

Others
A Hoppa
B Parker
J Taufua
M Harper
J Anderson
L Croker
B Turbo

I thought Boyle was going to the dogs
 

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Does anyone know when preseason starts?
 

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1/3 of the season completed and the only players not to play in the top grade,

Taufua
Koula
Lawton
Manase
Tuipulotu
Burbo

If Saddler plays this week he will be the 25TH player used after nine games, first development player to play this season.

Add to the current injuries S. Fainu and Tuitavake.
 

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1/3 of the season completed and the only players not to play in the top grade,

Taufua
Koula
Lawton
Manase
Tuipulotu
Burbo

If Saddler plays this week he will be the 25TH player used after nine games, first development player to play this season.

Add to the current injuries S. Fainu and Tuitavake.
Yeah but only due to injuries, so that doesn't really count. None of our kids will ever get a proper chance under Des (or so I've heard, repeatedly!)
 

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Yeah but only due to injuries, so that doesn't really count. None of our kids will ever get a proper chance under Des (or so I've heard, repeatedly!)

For me it highlights that we will have trouble carrying players in the 30 that are not ready.
 

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