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Have You Ever Seen Player Succession in Better Shape?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bob dylan, May 22, 2012.

  1. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,440 /192
    I know I havent. In some ways its a shame a couple of the experienced guys are not a year older as i fear we may lose some of these young talented players, who cant wait another 1-2 years to get a crack at the top grade.

    Someone at our club sure knew what they were doing talent wise.
  2. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,796 /186
    We need a Halser and Cleal appreciation thread for the clubs current talent.

    Also post again when we know who is leaving and who is staying next year. Our depth might be solely tested next year.
  3. Top End Eagle

    Top End Eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,062 /136
    Yeah Crusher is the best in the business.

    And Des was brilliant for us and left us in excellent shape. Having a solid core of great and experienced players allows for succession planning because there aren't mass vacancies and stop gap solutions.

    Looking at Whare is a case in point - plenty of clubs would have burned him out by now but with his build and dependence on his footballing instincts and developing skills we have done the right thing by not rushing him into first grade and creating a one dimensional speed merchant finisher. It's a luxury we are lucky to have.

    Just on succession planning the coaching ranks seem to be in a similarly healthy position.

    I will all ways be grateful for what Des and Crusher did for Manly, all ways.

    Watching last night's game, even though I had tipped them, I just wanted the dogs to fail. I don't care that they signed Des Hasler - they are entitled to that, it's the smarmy way in which they have paraded his signing with Greenburg out the front acting like he has won his team a premiership already.

    Why do the dogs fans love Greenburg so much? Shouldn't it be the players and the coach you look up to? The Kennel is full of messianic images of the bloke it's cringe-worthy. As much as I think Perry is doing a good job it's our star players who show the character and determination that I admire.

    Anyway just serves to reinforce how lucky we are to hold the best team in the game in our own hearts.
  4. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

    +762 /21
    In all seriousness, our lack of depth sometimes helps. Whare would have struggled to get a gig in the Dragons backline in recent years, as they always seem to be able to pluck a good youngster out of the junior teams.
  5. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    Interesting to note that the last 2 Origin bolters have been Will Hopoate & Jamie Burher & When you add the rise of Foz & DCE there is no other club in the NRL, other than perhaps the Bronco's with the talent of our young blokes.
  6. globaleagle

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

    +13,341 /117
    Every time a new cheerleader comes on board I think they're in pretty good shape.
  7. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +560 /20
    Totally agree, lots of kids and strong reserves. Keep it up guys.
  8. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

    +7,210 /106
    Yeah it's a bit weird to be cheering on the admin team more than the sporting team. Maybe the fans are dominated by MBA students or something. On second thoughts, having seen their fans en masse, I retract that last comment. For mine, greenburg is a shyster, who would have been found out by now if he was in any other line of work.
  9. DYEagle

    DYEagle Active Member

    +39 /6
    We will have a massive problem replacing Killer when he retires. The guy is pure class!
  10. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    Another reason to keep Whare, a few more years under Lyon's paw and he will be a gun.
  11. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,440 /192
    You never replace guys like that.

    I remember Eadie to Ridge to Stewart, the gaps were often horrific.
  12. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +669 /35
    Eadie - ridge 7 years
    Ridge - stewy 8 years

    Yea bob you are right buddy
    However we could get lucky with Gutherson he looks like a keeper.

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