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Do we want our club back?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by double hoops, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Are you getting a bit fed up with sitting back and watching our once great club being destroyed.

    Perhaps it's time we all questioned the motives of persons in power and the direction of our club.

    Has a cancer invaded our club? Is there corporate games and media trickery, with no understanding of football nouse, set upon complete control, who placed personal agenda in front of the best interest of the club?

    With full control are they incompetent? Is anything but destruction occuring at this once great club. Club legends gone, the deliberate attempts to destroy our district football club, the loss of our juniors, and now all our grades are hitting record lows.

    The nepotism has returned, Scott Fulton previously fractured our club in the 90's, when club supporters would boo a player running out onto the field In our own jersey.

    Our successful coaches all sacked. Our talented local juniors from a under 20's grand final sent packing, any administrator, support person with a demonstrated ability to achieve success gone. But non performers like Willow retained.

    We have to ask ourselves what are this mob really trying to achieve? From the outside looking in, one could view such decisions combined to be a deliberate move to destroy this club. Are we staying a Brookvale?

    On one hand it's a results driven business, the hypocrisy of it, if that is the case, then our management agrees that right now, they must sack themselves! Don't they!

    A couple of questions? With Toovey at the helm, did you ever feel like this was not your club? Like this club had nothing to do with the local area? That you as a supporter were irrelevant? Do you support Zorba?

    Our Major sponsor has left. Now the back sponsor is on its bike as well.

    As an observation the dragon members have arranged protest rallies, and are very public against Mr Doust and the direction of that club.

    Are the dragons in a worse position then what our club is currently in?

    Geoff Toovey remains for me at least the true spiritual leader of this club. The way he has refused to bad mouth this club, the people who **** canned him, with all the calculated leaks, minutes before he went to air and more.

    Who is the person you have confidence in to do the right things for this club? It's juniors. Whose team do you want to get behind and support. Is it Tooves or this current mob?
     
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    • king2213

      king2213 Well-Known Member

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      The whole league community is mourning the loss of Toovey, all my friends , long time enemies of Manly openly say they loved Geoff Toovey and are appalled with his treatment

      He was and still is widely respected by non Manly fans as a champion
       
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      • Mark from Brisbane

        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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        Probably how we all feel really but there's little you can do with the club in private hands they now run the show to their liking and in the manner they want. We may have had board room issues with the old structure but just like we have a senate in parliament , at least then there were people " keeping the bastards honest". It's not like we have a board that we can petition to be sacked, we are simply " customers" of a product so we either adapt to the new world OR we go support GWS ( or the like). Sad, but true.
         
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        • Mark from Brisbane

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          • manlyfan76

            manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Oust Doust? How about give Penn the pen-is?
             
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            • qldeagle

              qldeagle Well-Known Member

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              I'll just try tying a noose around my neck just to make myself feel better.
               
            • Fluffy

              Fluffy Well-Known Member

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              Hang on, thats taking things a bit far
               
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              • Wombat Legacy

                Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Not sure if it is that bad, but I get the sentiment @double hoops
                The club has lost a little bit of flavour. When I went back to the Leaguesy after final game, I said to the staff, where are the Manly players. Response "don't know" They took themselves off to the Brookie Hotel. If they can't get the basics right, God help us
                 
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                • qldeagle

                  qldeagle Well-Known Member

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                  Oh yeah but it sounds like armageddon is near.
                   
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                  • Shoe1

                    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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                    Lots I agree with, but the sponsor thing is a furphy. Coco-joke
                     
                  • strone33

                    strone33 Well-Known Member

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                    Great post! Agree completely!

                    The people running the club have destroyed it

                    The coach is an idiot also

                    Not much to look forward to, it's going to get worse me feels, much worse

                    There is a agenda here behind the scenes it seems
                     
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                    • Mark from Brisbane

                      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                      Your last sentence is interesting, any theories ??
                       
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                      • strone33

                        strone33 Well-Known Member

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                        It is isn't it, that's certainly what it looks like

                        Relocation could be one
                         
                      • dowdz

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                        I always knew we would have a re build stage. Didn't expect it to be this bad with our roster. Horrible to see our mighty club the way it is. Need someone to buy out the Penns and sack Zorba.
                         
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                        • Mark from Brisbane

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                          With a huge payout of course????
                           
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                          • Mark from Brisbane

                            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                            If I win the next 30 million lotto, count me in!!
                             
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                            • strone33

                              strone33 Well-Known Member

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                              Oh of course!

                              Bobbys little son is being groomed for bigger things at the club as well I believe
                               
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                              • Woodsie

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                                Good, I like to see a local lad do well.
                                 
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                                • Mark from Brisbane

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                                  You don't have to be Einstein to start putting things together do you.

                                  First get total control
                                  Then buy the Leagues Club
                                  Then sell the site for a huge profit.
                                  Then close it down ( or move it)
                                  Then do only what's necessary to maintain the side.
                                  Then get a massive offer from the NRL to relocate, with no impediment from other part owners to block any move.
                                  Take the money and then sell the franchise for peanuts to some other sucker.

                                  Make say $12 million on sale of Leagues Club, maybe another $8 million and walk away $20 million richer , nice work if you can get it.

                                  Whilst this is nothing other than supposition , lots of pieces of the puzzle are already in place.
                                   
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                                  • Shoe1

                                    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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                                    My theory is that they want to destroy all sport so everyone gets fat and needs weight watchers. Manly is almost killed off, now for the rest of sport.
                                     
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