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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Slide, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Slide

    Slide Well-Known Member

    +246 /3
    Firstly, I have no idea who is leaving but given the completely strange 6 weeks we've just been through I wouldn't be surprised if several players either retire or sign elsewhere effective immediately:

    - Best wishes to those leaving. We fans think you'll regret it, but farewell.

    - Some may have asked for a release and not been granted one - we fans hope you can find it within yourself to dig deep for Manly in 2015, you're here because the team needs you.

    -To those who considered leaving and stayed, bravo; you've encouraged us fans by staying and have made a stand.

    - To those players who have remained firm through the questions and unrest, we salute you and look forward to supporting you in the Manly colours for many more matches.

    To put it into perspective here's an article from 10 years ago. I much prefer Manly's brand of dynasty.

    Bulldogs hope to create dynasty
    By Steve Mascord
    October 2, 2004
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    Six Bulldogs star players have made a pact to stay with the club if they beat the Sydney Roosters in tomorrow night's National Rugby League grand final.

    Second-rower Willie Mason has revealed that he and five-eighth Braith Anasta, utility Sonny Bill Williams, second-rower Andrew Ryan, centres Willie Tonga and Jamaal Lolesi met this week and pledged to try to create "a dynasty".

  2. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

    +3,437 /32
    Classic! Were any of them there 2 years later?
  3. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,307 /13
    Yes, the majority of them were.

    Braith Anasta and Jamaal Lolesi both departed in 2005;
    Willie Mason departed in 2007;
    Sonny Bill Williams and Willie Tonga both departed in 2008; and
    Andrew Ryan departed in 2011.
  4. globaleagle

    globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +13,307 /117
    I remember Gus saying that nsw had the beginnings of a dynasty and he couldn't see qld winning for the next 10 years.

    ....He was almost right!
  5. Moondog

    Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,240 /51
    The Bulldogs Dysentery.
  6. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,249 /109
    My hatred for that putrid club will never die.

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