Cleary's Or Turbos?

If you had to pick 1 family for Manly

  • Cleary's: Coach and halfback

    Votes: 11 44.0%
  • Turbo brothers: FB and 13

    Votes: 14 56.0%

  • Total voters

Tragic Eagle

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We have fallen behind everybody by focussing on the coach. Gone are the days where simply a good coach is the answer. You need good systems, development, pathways, recruitment and coaching working in unison. Melbourne have achieved it without a huge junior league why can’t we. We are stuck in a time capsule whilst the top sides move into the future.


Sea Eagle Lach
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Why aren't the Arthurs an option ??!!
Or the Flanagans? @:D

“Our club is very aligned,” Cleary stated.
They are owned by Panthers Leagues, who run 6 licenced clubs. Manly's journey into private ownership has been a bumpy one, at the moment it definitely feels like we are at the bottom of a giant pothole and need to get back up on the road in order to go forward. An absent owner is not setting the right tone, we don't seem aligned at all!


Mug punter
Well, stupid question, however the Clearys have the runs on the board and will probably be next to score.
In saying that I wouldn’t swap Tom and Jake, but I’d love to have Nathan and Ivan at the club, they both have that winning aura in spades, there well loved and respected by all at their club, sadly things appear very different at our club.

40 nil

It's only a game ...
If the poll was like for like, i.e. coach for coach & halfback for halfback, the Clearys would probably win 100% of the vote.

Maybe someone could post this poll: In 2023 which team will finish higher on the ladder, Bulldogs or Sea Eagles? :)


Journey Man
Ok post GF fun.
Would you rather have Ivan as coach with Nathan our 7 OR Tom and Jake for 2023 ( and Des as coach)
Both. It was a poor decision to not retain Ivan all those years ago. Ridge went to super league soon after Ivan left.

Some dud decisions over the years, retaining players based on character is a factor that manly has not done well.

Cleary would have been solid through the late 90s and early 2000s, improving all those teams.


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I left boats - we never refer to them as ‘subs’, only skimmers (the surface navy), pongos,* Albo’s Penguins** and civilians do that - nearly three decades ago and have only recently retired from the outfit.

However old habits do die hard.

*Pongos - Army. Because when the Army leaves the pong goes.
**Albo’s Penguins - Air Force. One in a million can fly.

Psssh...who said 'subs'?

Thanks for the definitions (still...proving my downtime quip. lol)


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Team P W L PD Pts
24 18 6 333 42
24 18 6 214 42
24 16 8 168 38
24 16 8 124 38
24 14 9 175 35
24 14 10 122 34
24 13 11 -24 32
24 13 11 -137 32
24 12 12 59 30
24 12 12 13 30
24 12 12 4 30
24 11 12 6 29
24 9 15 -111 24
24 9 15 -126 24
24 7 17 -331 20
24 5 19 -199 16
24 4 20 -290 14
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