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ANOTHER negative start to the year

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by NYEagle, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

    +1,400 /84
    This is the third year in a row that in round one this team is already behind the eight ball and basically stuffed.

    So many injuries to key players already, and the game last night was awful to watch. Once again, when the game was in the balance the referees stepped in and ruined any chance of Manly getting any rhythm.

    Sadly, this is exactly what the NRL want. I can see already we will be playing Saturday nights all year while the NRL promote teams like the Roosters, Bunnies, St George, Canterbury and Parramatta who offer vastly more memberships and involvement with the big money stadiums.

    It's a sad reality, and if it's not another 10 year cycle, it may be never that we see Manly in a grand final while the NRL wait for us to die.

  2. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,249 /109
    Can't see us wining too many games at all. We are paying overs for several ex stars and until they come clean with themselves and look at how poor some of them have been since 2008 then we will be served up a lot more mediocrity as has been the case for the last 2 years.
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    I'm not reaching for the razor blades just yet.  At least this year we're not parading around with the corpse of Delmege around our shoulders.
  4. bones

    bones Bones Knows

    +9,037 /102
  5. Daddycool

    Daddycool Well-Known Member

    +297 /2
    It shouldn't be doom and gloom after a loss in round 1, come on! On the positive side.... Brett is back and went well last night. He'll get better and so will the team.
  6. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,317 /379
    Hey Daddy, Cool it man  its not doom and gloom, we were down last night but we are not out , we are just warming up .
  7. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,789 /186
    What position did Delmege play?
  8. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    He played Jesus,our lord and the man who saved us tookey
  9. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,542 /26
    Mata give up on the Delmege bashing, I've seen 2 or 3 other posts were you're on his case, it's over let it go. Let's talk about the footy.
  10. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,836 /101
    Felt the same way in 08, 09, 10 when we lost the first game.....
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    What position did Delmege play?
    [/quote] Monkey
  12. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,789 /186
    What position did Delmege play?
    [/quote] Monkey

    And Lowe is the organ grinder?

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

    +1,521 /114
    It doesn't help when you haven't played an opening game of the season at home in donks.
  14. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,621 /383
    I seem to remember we lost 3 or 4 straight in 2008 as well, I really dislike you doom and gloom merchants ...FFS it's round 1.

    How would you feel if you were a Panthers fan...at least we lost 18-6 and perhaps should have been 18-12
  15. 2830 Eagle

    2830 Eagle Aim low, reach your goals, avoid disappointment

    +131 /2
    Agreed Mark, at least the Panthers loss gets us off the bottom of the table
  16. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    Thank you Mark,atleast one person has a memory
  17. Captain of the Gate

    Captain of the Gate Active Member

    +33 /0
    Lets calm a little and put things in perspective. We were missing a lot of players for the majority of the game. Weigh it up...

    Our 2 centres, Lyon and Matai who are key to Manly's game plans not there.

    Ballin missed the majority of the match and was clearly rattled when he came back so we had little ruck control and dummy running. Our forward moment was stunted.

    Our 5/8 played in the centres putting too much pressure on a debutant halfback, particularly in kicking.

    Our fullback was in his first full game in almost 2 years and it will take time to get to full match fitness and confidence.

    It was the FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON! Calm down people. Hell the first 3 games of the comp lots of teams struggle. Its hardly all over. Do I think we played well? Not at all. That doesn't mena I've given up all hope, particularly with that list of mitigating factors. Lets not throw out the baby with the bathwater people, its a long season. We didn't stamp ourselves as one of the best teams, that is true but we also aren't complete right offs. An example, the Raiders were a complete cluster **** for the first half of last year and stormed into the finals, its not over yet.

    It could be worse, we could be Panthers or Sharks fans.....
  18. MPC75

    MPC75 Well-Known Member

    +221 /9
    Can't disagree with any of that. Anyone that thinks that we are screwed after one game, really need to get a grip.
  19. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +560 /20
    the problems started from the top down, lowe, no sponsor, zorba and filtered down. We are in transition, in a couple of years we will be back at the top.

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