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Delmege lashes greedy Hasler

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by tookey, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,796 /186
    Former Manly owner Max Delmege has labelled ex-coach Des Hasler 'greedy and self-opinionated' in a withering blast delivered in the hours following Canterbury's NRL grand final loss to Melbourne.

    Delmege, who estimates he tipped in around $15m to keep the Sea Eagles afloat during the mid-to-late 2000s, accused Hasler of placing financial gain first in deserting the club 12 months ago to join the Bulldogs.

    He believes Hasler would have led Manly to back-to-back titles had he stayed at Brookvale.

    Posting a message on his Facebook page just 90 minutes after Storm's 14-4 win in the decider, Delmege wrote: "I feel I have to say this. Des Hasler, if you had not been so greedy and self opinionated you would be the coach of the premiers again tonight … the Manly Sea Eagles.

    "The players, staff and myself gave you all the support, both personally and financially, to the best of what the present day environment could afford.

    "Obviously this was not enough.

    "I have given Manly all I can and will continue to do so.

    "Why? Because Manly's supporters remain true, faithful and genuine.

    "You made an error in judgement in which we forgive you.

    "See you next year in the grand final."

    Hasler laughed off the comments but refused to return fire.

    Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have posted a message on their website thanking members for their support throughout 2012.

    The statement read: "Despite (Sunday night's) battle, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs were unable to get over the line in what was a tough 80-minute affair against the Melbourne Storm in front of a full house at ANZ Stadium.

    "Our team gave their all.

    "The Bulldogs would like to take this opportunity to thank our most dedicated supporters, our members.

    "Your support, devotion and commitment to the team as well as the passion displayed - not only over the last week but over the last twelve months - played a significant role in this season's success.

    "This season the club has achieved a number of milestones and accomplishments that everyone can reflect on and be proud of."

    Dogs players took to fancy dress at their Belmore headquarters on Mad Monday as Melbourne returned home to continue the party.
  2. bones

    bones Bones Knows

    +9,037 /102
    Well said Max.
  3. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,093 /36
    Im not sure i like this comment, it basically puts Toovey down by saying we would have gone back to back with Hasler as coach.
  4. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,886 /30
    That's a fair serve from Max. With all his done for the club he's entitled to give Des a spray. Couldn't agree more actually.
  5. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,375 /389
    No one can deny Delmege's loyalty and passion for our club
  6. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,250 /173
    Well said Max. All we expect is that Manly players and officials act with professionalism and don't white-ant the club that we all love so dearly.
    Hassler let himself down. No-one respects a man without ethics and scruples. You may have plenty of money now Has-Been but you are a sham of a man.
  7. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

    +803 /2
    Yeah i doubt he meant it like that but it looks bad.
  8. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,375 /389
    Max is a big 2V fan and has said that 2V will be as good as Des .
  9. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,548 /32
    I don't think he was being disparaging to Tooves....I think he was complementing the players.

    It's a tough call to make........our run with injury and suspension this year was pretty bad.
  10. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,250 /173
    Don't forget, Manly didn't just lose Has-Been, he took five key coaches and motivators. It threw our preparation into disarray. Had the structure been left in place we would have had a much better chance of going BtoB.
  11. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

    +803 /2
    Then again you could say Manly achieved what they did by using that as motivation. We'll never know.
  12. Nuttybott

    Nuttybott Active Member

    +101 /1
    Well said Uncle Max! :) Hasler showed he has not one shred of loyalty or integrity in the way he left, and then tried to shaft the club by enticing away most of the coaching staff and trying to tempt the players away as well.

    I met Uncle Max on Grand Final night last year at the Leagues Club, and basically thanked him on behalf of all Manly supporters for everything he has done for the club over the years...and his humble and self-deprecating reply was "well, a night like this makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it?" Effectively, he saved the club's neck when we were mere days away from having to close the doors forever. For this, he deserves our eternal respect and gratitude, unlike that turncoat Hasler. Without Uncle Max, there would BE no Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles today...
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    • ManlyBacker

      ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

      +972 /7
      Agree Nuttybott, no Max no Manly.

      I did pick up in the article a sincere thanks to all the doggy supporters and wasn't that a complaint on here that the Manly club hadn't put forward such sentiments? No doubt Max would be cut by Des being the GF coach for the wrong team.
    • joeboy

      joeboy Well-Known Member

      +617 /29
      Pointless thing to say really, max obviously loves the club, but why use what has happened as an excuse.. Next year is a clean slate and our motivation will need to come from within rather than bitterness. Players have resigned in spite of hasler leaving, we still have a **** hot team..onwards and upwards.

      I hate all the agendas distracting from reality and the task at hand, be they Peter peters, penn or max.. We are a footy club with a great team. That should be the only focus..

      What we have now is what we got for only two or three more years before the squad changes dramatically. Let's win another premiership with who is left not get bogged down by who is gone.
    • Mals

      Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,652 /39
      Well said JoeBoy!
    • Frank

      Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,453 /27
      And yet you credit him with an extra 's' in his name. I'd like an audit of all the clubs assets to see if anything else was taken on the way out.

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