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Brett Stewart according to Weidler

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  1. Lyonstomenzies

    Lyonstomenzies Well-Known Member

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    Danny Weidler Sydney Morning Herald Sunday 31st July 2016

    Eagles fear 'Farah scenario' with Stewart

    Manly are sitting back watching the Robbie Farah drama play out at Wests Tigers, knowing full well they could be about to face a similar situation with club legend Brett Stewart. Manly are nervous. Very nervous.

    They don't know what to expect from Stewart as the sun begins to set on a great career. The Stewart I know will not play club politics; he will do things his way and won't play ball if there is an exit strategy presented to him. That's the way he has been his whole career.

    And Stewart knows he is on the outer with key figures at the club. Because of that, he won't do what they say. The Eagles will say they will let Stewart make the call on his future. His knee has been shot for the best part of the last six years, but he has still managed to play some brilliant football. The most recent bout of surgery has done little to rectify Stewart's problems. He was told he could try to play this year, he could sit out until next year or he could quit.

    It's interesting that Stewart has shown intent by turning up at rehab for his knee.

    What Stewart may or may not know is there is a real intention to play Tom Trbojevic at fullback from now on. That would mean Stewart could end up playing for the new Sea Eagles second grade team, Blacktown Workers. That is the worst-case scenario, but it has been brought up internally.

    No one wants that to happen.

    Word is that talks are about to open with the Trbojevics. While Jake may be a future skipper and the backbone of the club, huge money will be thrown at Tom, who will set salary records for a player of his young age.
     
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    • Moondog

      Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Why? I'd imagine that'd be standard orthopaedic practice.
       
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      • BOZO

        BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        This is just Weidler drama . I don't see any drama here .
         
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        • mozgrame

          mozgrame Well-Known Member

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          I was hoping Weidler could shed some light on this subject.

          Silly me. @:blush:
           
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          • Harvies elbow

            Harvies elbow Well-Known Member

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            Unlike the way they handled the Toovey situation just be honest with him and what he does from there is his choice.
            If he wants to stick around and play out his contract so be it. It costs too much to terminate the full amount. But he needs to know that 1st grade is probably a memory.
            Albeit a great one.
             
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            • mozgrame

              mozgrame Well-Known Member

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              I can't believe the club would have him seeing some quack in a tent!
               
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              • HappilyManly

                HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                Exactly - Snake needs his legs in life, even if it's not for football @:cool:
                 
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                • Woodsie

                  Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                  No different to 100 other aging stars coming to the end of their careers with contract time left.

                  the other possible scenario in my opinion is if Snake comes back fit, strong and motivated he will walk back into the team.
                   
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                  • MissKate

                    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                    Weedler is an idiot, of course Brett would be doing rehab and how weedler would know this soon after the op that the results have done little to rectify the problem, doubt if the surgeon would be able to make that call at this stage. Weedler is just miffed he didn't get the exclusive interview that rothtool got and is now pretending to be a specialist knee surgeon
                     
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                    • Moondog

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                      Snake Oil?
                       
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                      • wombatgc

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                        The logical step would be to bow out with grace and join his brother in France, but I think he's going to have to come back, to at least prove to the frogs he is worth the risk.
                         
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                        • mozgrame

                          mozgrame Well-Known Member

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                          I'll give the Capras a call, see if I can get him a run here. The warm weather and not having to actually compete in a match will help his recuperation. I'm not sure if it will help his confidence though. It could have a demoralising effect.

                          Still, it's worth a shot, if only so Snake and I can have a beer or two and talk about the glory days. Stewart I mean. Not my snake. We don't talk much about the old days anymore. Jeez he got me in some trouble the little mongrel!
                           
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                          • mozgrame

                            mozgrame Well-Known Member

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                            No thanks, mate. I just had a cup of tea.
                             
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                            • Karin

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                              "It's interesting that Stewart has shown intent by turning up at rehab for his knee." Wielder is probably disappointed he HAS been turning up for rehab for his knee as being issued with a breach notice for not showing up would sell more stories..... Clown.
                               
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                              • germaneagle

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                                Maybe he went to Rehab to visit Foran and he was not there..
                                 
                              • bones

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                                Hope Snake digs his heels in and stays. Ballin should have done the same.
                                 
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                                • tookey

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                                  I hope that you are correct my feathered friend
                                   
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                                  • tookey

                                    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                                    Snake will do well to remember how manly treat some of its club legends
                                     
                                  • mickqld

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                                    If he comes back fit, firing and his head back into the game then he walks straight back into fullback. Tommy has plenty of defensive learning to do yet.
                                     
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                                    • mozgrame

                                      mozgrame Well-Known Member

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                                      Not to mention Snake's ability to guide the team from the back.
                                       
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