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Fun Manly Facts

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by conanu, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. conanu

    conanu Well-Known Member

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    Just to lighten the mood and to get all you Baz Bashers off his back, I thought i would give a couple of fun facts that people may have forgotten or didn't know. Or they know and I forgot???? Anyway I digress.

    Fun Fact #1
    Junior Paulo and JWH were in our 25 man squad in 2009. (Wish they were now)

    #2
    Thomas Leuluai's Dad, James Leuluai played for Manly is the early 80's and his cousin Kylie played in the early 2000's.

    #3
    Jye Mullane still plays in the American Rugby League with the New Haven Warriors.
     
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    • TerryRandall

      TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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      I bet the new haven warriors have never won the comp. Kylie leuluai was a goer. James not so much.
       
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      • Terry Zarsoff

        Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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        Junior Paulo's dad, Senior, was a fair player too.
         
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        • Terry Zarsoff

          Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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          You are correct Terry. Their best shot was a 19-18 loss (in extra time) to the Rhode Island Raiders in the local New England league.

          He missed with a sitter penalty 2 minutes before full time.
           
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        • Real Deal

          Real Deal Active Member

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          What if Junior Paulo has a son also called Junior. Then it would be Junior Paulo Jnr. Or maybe he will just call him Sammy.
           
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          • Sea Eagle 4 Life

            Sea Eagle 4 Life Well-Known Member

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            James Leuluai only played 5 games for Manly in 1985. From memory he was skinny & not very good. Hence Bozo did not afford him many 1st grade games.
             
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            • TerryRandall

              TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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              Hope someone checked for any irregular betting at the local TABs. Still, can't complain about that result. As they say, when Rhode Island is doing well, League is doing well.
               
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              • tookey

                tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Not the same Junior Paulo currently playing for the raiders.

                The one we had was pretty big and useless.
                 
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                • Mal Cochrane

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                  Scott Fulton is Bob Fultons son.
                   
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                  • bob dylan

                    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    Heres one.

                    We have only missed the 8 (presuming we do this year) twice in the last 12 years. Those 2 years coincide with Penns ownership.

                    Draw your own conclusions between bad luck or bad management.
                     
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                    • Fibro Eagle

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                      Fun Fact #4
                      Against which team did Manly draw their biggest home crowd of well over 20,000 people?


                      Answer: The Roosters

                      The ground staff counted around 18,000 people but they let people in for free after the game had started.
                       
                    • bones

                      bones Bones Knows

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                      The Brookie Oval record is 27k against Parra in 1986.
                       
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                      • Ralphie

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                        I was there that day too.
                         
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                        • southsideeagle

                          southsideeagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                          I have been to non finals Manly match of 50,000 (SCG).
                           
                        • conanu

                          conanu Well-Known Member

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                          Thats why I was struggling to remember him. Cheers for clearing that up. I thought it was strange that we had never mentioned him before.
                           
                        • TerryRandall

                          TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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                          Biggest crowd Manly has played in front of - doubleheader at stadium australia 1999 Manly vs Knights, Parra v Dragons - 104,500.
                           
                        • Terry Zarsoff

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                          They were going to be named the Rhode Island Reds.

                          However their founder, an ex-Queenslander, didn't think it was a marketable name. I understand he was the same guy that convinced the Broncos' founders that the 'Brisbane Brumbies' wouldn't fly.

                          Luckily some rugby types in Canberra had other ideas, a few years later.
                           
                        • Terry Zarsoff

                          Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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                          Me too. Wishing I had had the forethought to bring a milk crate to stand on.
                           
                        • DUFFMAN

                          DUFFMAN Well-Known Member

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                          I don't believe that.
                          Has to be the Milkmans son, no way could one Fulton be such a great player and the other one of the worst to play for Manly.
                           
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                          • niccipops

                            niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                            True fact #1
                            Manly is by far the best rugby league team ever.
                            True fact #2
                            All the other teams are horses arses.
                             
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