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Bailey GONE !!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Stevie, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Stevie

    Stevie Active Member

    +64 /0
    Sea Eagles Media Release
    20/10/2010 11:30:44 AM
    The Manly Sea Eagles have released utility player Chris Bailey from the final season of his contract to allow him to sign a three year deal in the English Super League with the London Harlequins.

    Bailey joined Manly from the Newcastle Knights in 2009 and played 46 games in his two seasons with the club.

    He has played five eighth, centre, lock and second row with the Sea Eagles.

    Manly coach Des Hasler said the club was reluctantly releasing Bailey from the final season of his contract.

    “Because of salary cap restraints we couldn’t offer Chris Bailey a future beyond next season but this opportunity gives him an exciting extension to his career.

    “In his two seasons with Manly he has been a tremendous asset to our club and he goes with our best wishes. He is a terrific player to coach and his ability to play anywhere benefits any club he joins,” Hasler said.

    Bailey said he would have liked to have had another season at Manly but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to miss out on the chance to extend his career in England.

    The 28 year old said he had enjoyed his two seasons at Manly.

    “They are a great club and I have made lots of close mates among the playing group. I wish them well for the future and will be following their progress closely,” Bailey said.

    Bailey will replace a former Manly player – Luke Williamson – at the London based club. Williamson retired recently after a long career at Canberra, Adelaide and Manly.

    For further information contact media manager Pete
  2. mudgeagle

    mudgeagle Active Member

    +17 /4
    R.I .P the goat must have died a sad lose to his or her family  will be remembered fondly...
  3. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    Did he lose the goat pictures? ;)

    More seriously good luck to him. Never was given a solid role with us and unfortunately never quite lived up to the potential he apparently came with. But he filled in anywhere when required so all the best. Hope he tears it up in England.

    Is it just me or are we losing players without gaining many?
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,757 /88
    Who stole the photos of des and the goat
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    Maybe we are making room to sign a HALF BACK
  5. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,736 /120
    Like when any player goes, I am sad to see him go, and wish him the best. I hope this gives some of our younger players a reason and opportunity to stand up now
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    they are just making room for hoppa & whare..
  7. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    The Saddest part of that release is that Willo has retired, he was a part of the furniture and i'm sure was missed around the club, not so much for what he did on the field but the kind of guy he was.
  8. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,458 /64
    willo is a legend, I met him at beavers benefit nite and you couldn't meet a nicer bloke with a great sense of humour.
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,550 /214
    Good luck Chris, and thanks for your efforts for Manly. If you read this just disregard the vocal minority who crap on about goats and the like. Some persons apparently require a whipping boy to make them feel better, and while you were at times a popular choice for that role I reckon you always gave your best and played a number of good games.
  10. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    +45 /0
    Met him a few times, top class guy. And worked his heart out on the field, in everything.
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Bailey's money will now be used to sign orford as our half back.

    Rumour also had it that Matt Cross stole the goat photos from Bailey before the end of last season.
  12. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,597 /80
    Can't help but see the irony of the original owner of the goat photos (Willo) being replaced with the current holder of said photos (Bailey). The only question that remains is who will Bailey be handing the photos onto ?
  13. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    Best of luck mate - you never stood a chance
  14. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    Get off your high horse Mrs Bailey.
  15. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 /0
    I guess this frees up the coin to sign Leulaui.
  16. Copa Eagle

    Copa Eagle Member

    +16 /0
    Money will open up for lowey to bring leuluai to the club, not good
  17. Jooe

    Jooe Member

    +0 /0
                He will be as useless as Bailey has been.Got to ask again were is the money another player gone ( I'm happy he is gone) and still the same rubbish from the club about salary cap. We cannot be on our cap with the sqad we have for next year I still believe we are on a restricted cap due to lack of finance.If we are on cap then the question has to be asked were we cheating when we won the comp?
  18. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    Malcontents inevitably need someone to launch their self-hatred at.  Will look forward to the choice of next season's target.
  19. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    Is this Mal you speak of a half back rex?
  20. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member

    +631 /12
    I hope you're joking tookey.

    We'll finally be in a position to move forward. The whole team will be rep level players & young blokes.

    Most of the team will also now be local juniors or guys that have come through the grades at Manly.

    T Rex will now be the utility and off that wing for sure.

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