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Gutted but on the bright side

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Snoz, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Snoz

    Snoz Member

    +0 /0
    I am as devastated as everyone with the loss of Des and potential loss of some Manly players HOWEVER

    If the reports are true and Manly offered Des $1 mill a season then we are in a pretty handy position to attract a great coach at that price and he may also bring a few handy players.

    So while it may seem the world is about to end all is not lost!!!

    I wouldn't mind the club approaching Mal Meninga - the Qld players seem to love him and seems to be a good people person!!!
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,757 /88
    Apparently he doesnt coach the Qld side according to the Telegraph
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Use that million to tie up the team we have
  4. Snoz

    Snoz Member

    +0 /0
    also there is a fear of losing players with hasler leaving but that was always the case after premierships are won. the salary cap bites big time and players are offloaded.

    look who we lost since 08


    some pretty handy players that were replaced in the end!!!

    my biggest fear is that sponsors will stay away now that hasler is leaving!
  5. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    Check out his record coaching Canberra before making statements like that.
    His record as Qld coach is second to none but have a look at who's playing for him.
  6. Cliffy4PM

    Cliffy4PM Active Member

    +56 /11
    Just remember no one is bigger than the game (except CLIFFY).
  7. Snoz

    Snoz Member

    +0 /0
    i was in canberra at the time and in fairness to him the champion side that sheens had was slowly neing dismantled. i think mal has learnt alot since then and seems to have the power that is required to keep the players within the club due to his soo record.

    not sure if anyone else has that type of power at the moment besides bennett, belemy and hasler!!
  8. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    On the bright side, perhaps Des sees Toovs is ready for the next challenge. And he takes the Bulldogs $1m per year, puts his feet up (he's not a career coach), and eventually gets a huge payout to go back to Manly with the Dogs scraping the bottom of the NRL ladder.

    Winners all round. That's how it plays out in my Twilight Zone.
  9. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,608 /80
    None of those went to another NRL, not directly from Manly anyway. It's been a while since we lost a good player to a rival club, would be a weird feeling seeing any of the current squad running around against us. In fact, now I think about it I don't think we've lost a good player to another NRL club since before the Beagles disaster. Burns is probably the closest, but IMO he wasn't a big loss and really hasn't done anything since leaving. Imagine seeing DCE, Foran, Lussick, Buhrer, or either of the Stewarts kitted up against Manly
  10. Manly Daly

    Manly Daly Member

    +20 /0
    Cliffy and tooves have got maroon and white blood sort out the board keep our nucleus of players Lyon Evans Foran Stewarts
    Choc Balin matai and the young players
    Coming thru and we will be sweet
    Even pay Rick Stone to coach if Tooves
    Doesn't want it or work out there are a few
    Good coaches out there, what about Jjohns?
    We cant win it every year, every 3rd or 5 th
    Year is just right.
  11. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +560 /20
    lose sponsors? we can't get any!! that's could be abit hard!!
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    • Snoz

      Snoz Member

      +0 /0
      hargraves is another who left. hally, hicks & orford via super league.
    • OneEyedEagle

      OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +345 /5
      How you Phelan Ryan tweeted Ricky Stuart to coach Manly after SOO

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