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Best Debut In A Long Time

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Downie, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Downie

    Downie Active Member

    +3 /0
    For years, he has been plying his trade in the Premier League team, yet never getting a shot at the big time. For years, fans from Brookvale to Dubbo have been questioning the Manly management, wondering why such a talent never got the opportunity. Most had resigned to the fact he'll never play First Grade and be snatched up by another club.

    Then on Saturday the 24th of March 2007, due to injuries to Steve Menzies, Steve Matai and Matt Orford, he finally gets the call-up.

    And he made all 4 minutes count.

    Clint Halden, I salute you! :drunk:
  2. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
  3. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +669 /35
  4. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member

    +631 /12
    I would've had a tear in my eye if you didn't have a laugh at the end there.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    And didn't he look good for those 4 minutes. At least 2 hit ups and no errors.

    What a champion. What depth we have.
  6. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

    +1,776 /48
    i felt sorry for the bloke, but what can you do? Strong performances from Ballin, Burns and Mona's tonight
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,615 /203
    fantastic Downie, one of the best for a long time
  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,385 /402
  9. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    A weird selection from Hasler. Have a bench player and only play said player for five minutes. Was this a joke? Who had he anticipated would have a ****e game? Go Dessie.
  10. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    I don't think it was weird. You needed someone to cover Monas/Ballin. Especially Ballin - no way you want the guy on debut to have the pressure of having to play 80min. With a backup he can relax. Also if Monas was struggling you could give him a rest.

    The fact that he didn't come on was a testament to how well Ballin especially and Monas played. But I think it was sensible coaching.

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