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Arrrrh choc

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by c eagle, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    ok I know this guy left and said some **** he shouldn't have, but watching his interview with sterlo, he's proved his got a heart with the treatment of a sick fan he's taken under his wing..... I no longer hold a grudge for choc, still a legend in my eyes....
     
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    • torana355

      torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      I just wrote something similar in the other Choc thread. I agree.
       
    • mjb136

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      I no longer hold a grudge. But i still dislike him.

      But total kudos for what he has done for that young girl. Thats impressive.
       
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      • TouchMyHappy

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        He seemed like a very broken man. Like he was now fully aware of the anger/hurt his tasteless comments had left in the hearts and minds of the dedicated maroon and white family.

        It honestly felt like, even in the face of a Parramatta champion in Sterling, that he was almost wishing/reminiscing of his fonder times at Manly.

        Yes he made some very irritating comments, "There are people who hate Manly more than I do", "Some days I didn't even want to get out of the car to go training", but he genuinely seemed remorseful and aware of the fact that once again he would return to Brookevale, but not for the team where his heart truly lies.

        I think this was the Watmough we knew; passionate, fiery, honest, instead of the arrogant, bitter old man he had become. I still could not cheer for him, but that interview was certainly a reminder of the Manly legend we once knew.
         
      • COMMANDER

        COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

        That was embarrassing , old Sterlo looked like he wanted to disappear under the couch.

        Fully cringeworthy.
         
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        • Snake

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          The thing is, we can never undo the things he did in a Manly jumper. The record books show that he helped us win a premiership (and World Club Challenge in 2009) in 2008, and a premiership in 2011. I can't hate someone that helped us achieve the holy grail.
           
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          • Ralphie

            Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            The Penn family helped with their money yet you seem to hate them. @;)
             
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            • Kiwi Eagle

              Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              Never held a grudge towards him, he did plenty of amazing stuff here and was a key figure in our success over the years

              At the end of the day it is nothing more than a guy changing footy clubs, and there are far worse things going on in the world than that to hold grudges over

              Will probably get flamed for this comment lol, but the lamest thing on the forum these days are the many variations that get trotted out of his name, hoping we don't see so many ordinary efforts with Foran leaving
               
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              • Mark from Brisbane

                Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                I chose to switch off when that interview was announced , he's a non entity to me now !!

                Pleased he's gone and happy he's a broken down old footballer with regrets .

                When you **** in your own nest you suffer the consequences.
                 
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                • Rex

                  Rex Well-Known Member

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                  Delmege helped with his money and the Penns most certainly hate him.
                   
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                  • Snake

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                    I haven't been one of the guys bagging the Penn's so I am not sure what you're getting at?

                    I am in Toovey's corner, but I haven't really dished it out to the Penn's...maybe you are confusing me with someone else.
                     
                  • mwsneagle

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                    whilst I think we all applaud his actions in regards to this young lady /girl I can't but help feeling it's a p.a stunt. That's not saying he is not helping her but most go about it without seeking the kudos he seems to
                     
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                    • Top End Eagle

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                      I never hated the bloke but jeez I thought it was fortuitous when he decided to leave and go for an extra year at parra. Loved the bloke when playing for manly but he played so hard he was done. RIP Mate. Rest in Parra
                       
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                      • Ron E. Gibbs

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                        Nah, the names are just a bit of fun and silliness - we wouldn't do it if we didn't care. Seriously, I've got no grudge against the guy and will always remember what he did in a Manly jersey with fondness. Same with Foran - whatever names we come up with won't mean we don't appreciate what he did on the field for us. I'm happy he's playing good footy and hope a weight has been lifted off his shoulders. And even though next year he's fair game, there's no malice in it. Plenty of sour grapes but no genuine malice. :)
                         
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                        • Ryan

                          Ryan Well-Known Member

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                          Well, I'm glad he admitted what we all already knew about Foran, and that was that he.made his decision, in Chocs words, many, many months before the announcement.

                          And here I was hearing from Forans mouth that his decision was only made the day he announced it in quotes from him in the last days.

                          Wonder who is bull****ting.

                          You'll be a great fit in Parramatta Foz. Karma, as your lovely missus tells us all.

                          He was.proud as punch about bragging of playing at Parramatta. Mo wonder.people are hard on him.

                          Be Manly, or be a Dog a wise man once said. My solace is there are only a few.more games with the turncoat in our colours, form or no.

                          The part of Chocs interview about Foran is cringe worthy.

                          I hope Wright tears him up.
                           
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                          • Brooke

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                            When Choc referred to Foz making the decision months ago I interpreted that as being when he did make his official announcement back in March. Sterlo was asking Choc about the dramas Foz had with his Parra contract more recently.
                            I am not saying Foz didn't commit to Parra months before the official announcement in March, I just don't think that is what they were talking about.
                             
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                            • Ryan

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                              Nah, he said that he had already made the decision months before announcing it, and that they were always phoning each other about it, and Choc reassured him about his decision.

                              Had nothing to do with recent affairs - there is no decision to make after the deadline.
                               
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                              • Mal Cochrane

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                                putting his mate under a bus is he? Like Kyrgios?
                                 
                              • HoldenV8

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                                I personally will never forget what Choc did while at Manly. Two premierships, one WCC, Origin player and test international all while averaging about 20 club games per year playing in the back row. That's not a bad effort.

                                I didn't like the way he left the club, but in a way I wasn't surprised. As much as he was a warrior for us on the field, he always had a habit of opening his mouth without much thought process going into what came out.

                                Away from the field though he does have a family so he's not totally devoid of heart which is shown by taking a sick fan under his wing. I have to say well done to Choc for that.

                                On to other matters.....

                                So apparently what we already suspected is now public. Kieran Foran did know that he wasn't going to re-sign with Manly a few months before he announced his signing with the Speels. I wonder, if true did he string Manly along and wait to announce he was leaving until after DCE's announcement that he had signed with the Coke Coast in an effort to screw the club over in retaliation for Gifty not being offered a contract?
                                 
                              • Loobs

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                                Remember him for what he was here - great player who gave his all on the field, a grub for a large part off it, and someone who now realises that the grass isn't greener.
                                 

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