Make Manly Great Again

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  1. ShakeySeaEagle

    By:ShakeySeaEagleOct 15, 2018
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    We’re 16th in kick meters per game, 16th in crowd attendance, 12th in runs per game, 12th in completion rate, 15th in kick meter returns, 4th in penalties conceded, number 4 in sin binnings and number 6 in line breaks conceded.
    We lead the league in only three categories: number of in goal escapes, number of tries conceded, number of points conceded - where we let in 11.5ppg more than the best defence.
    Now, none of this is the fault of anyone in particular, nonetheless, this is without a doubt a club in the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest football team in the world, I don't know what the **** you're talking about!... Yosemite?

    We sure used to be. We stood up when it mattered. We made the finals consistently. We created plays, struck down opposing plays. We waged wars on the entire league, not conceded to it. We sacrificed, we worked for each other, we put our money where our mouths were and signed the best free agents. We built great, talented squads, made uninpenetratable defensive structures, explored the footballing universe, cured missed tackles and we cultivated the world's greatest backs AND the world's greatest forwards. We reached for the stars, acted like men. We aspired to greatness, we didn't belittle it. It didn't make us feel inferior. We didn't scare so easy. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were lead... by great men, men who were revered.

    First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. Manly is not the greatest team in the NRL anymore, but we sure can be!
     
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    • TerryRandall

      By:TerryRandallOct 15, 2018
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      If we'd given Trent another 3 years, I'm sure he could have got us from 16th to 15th in kick metres per game, provided we gave him all the resources he needed.
       
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      • Briza

        By:BrizaOct 15, 2018
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        The thing with manly is we demand greatness and command respect.
        From Arko to Fulton all the way down to supporters, we demand to be on the top of the pile.
        That's what's made the last few years unbearable.
         
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        • manly al

          By:manly alOct 15, 2018
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          Just get Brookie to be some semblance of a fortress again and win the bulk of home games again . This will go a long way to finishing in a much better position then last season at least .
           
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            By:The WhoOct 15, 2018
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            I'm sure we'd also be 16th in number of tries scored by wingers.
             
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              By:maveOct 15, 2018
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              Good thread. Thank you.

              I'm just gonna sit here and wait for Trent to come and tell us all how good he was when he stood up to the Penns, demanding more garden furniture.
              Coaching Stats be damned !!
               
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                By:BattyOct 15, 2018
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                A couple more support staff and I'm sure one of them would have told Baz to use all 17 players instead of leaving some of them on the bench.
                 
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                • Cameron

                  By:CameronOct 15, 2018
                  Make Manly Great Again #Hasler2019

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                  Ok so I can get these hats made really cheap in Thailand but I have to get 100 of them and it’s fairly cheap to ship them back who’s keen. @Dan is it something you’d be keen. I don’t really want to make money out of them. But it could be an earn for the site
                   
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                  • Terry Zarsoff

                    By:Terry ZarsoffOct 15, 2018
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                    I heard we were 25th, in a 16 team comp.

                    Quite an achievement.
                     
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                      Make Manly Great again !!!
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                      • ShakeySeaEagle

                        By:ShakeySeaEagleOct 15, 2018
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                        Just to clarify I was having a bit of fun it’s a speech by Will McAvoy about why the USA isn’t the greatest country anymore and I tweaked it.

                        I’m not directing it solely at Barrett, our whole club has been dysfunctional for far too long, for starters at the top we have had 4 CEO’s in 4 years. Barrett has brought to light the facilities issue and yes we won with the same setup, but that’s just it that was in 2011. He wasn’t competing against teams that had these million dollar centres of excellence as they do now. There is a lot more to be addressed but that’s all the negativity I want to portray because for the first time in a few years I’m genuinely excited about our direction.

                        I think we have a very talented squad at our disposal, just not a deep squad. I like what Gorman is about, he has a good track record with the Wanderers and Sharks, best of all seems to be transparent with the fans. If Des is hired as our head coach he will address a lot of issues hopefully.

                        I think it’s unfair to lump it all on Barrett I definitely didn’t agree with some of his strategies but he isn’t the only issue this club has. The sooner we address all of the off field issues the better off we will be on the field.
                         
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                        • malroon

                          By:malroonOct 15, 2018
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                          what a great idea..".Make Manly Great Again"
                           
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                          • Briza

                            By:BrizaOct 15, 2018
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                            If Des does indeed return, count me in for one!
                             
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                            • Woodsie

                              By:WoodsieOct 15, 2018
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                              If ever the words of a song were relevant ....... I can just see Dessie leading the Brookie Fathful in a rousing rendition .....

                              Who knows what tomorrow brings
                              In a world few hearts survive
                              All I know is the way I feel
                              When it's real, I keep it alive
                              The road is long
                              There are mountains in our way
                              But we climb a step every day
                              Love lift us up where we belong
                              Where the eagles cry
                              On a mountain high
                              Love lift us up where we belong
                              Far from the world below
                              Up where the clear winds blow
                              Some hang on to used to be
                              Live their lives looking behind
                              All we have is here and now
                              All our lives, out there to find
                              The road is long
                              There are mountains in our way
                              But we climb a step every day
                              Love lift us up where we belong
                              Where the eagles cry
                              On a mountain high
                              Love lift us up where we belong
                              Far from the world we know
                              Where the clear winds blow
                               
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                              • Bearfax

                                By:BearfaxOct 15, 2018
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                                Unfortunately Cocker died in 2014, otherwise we could get him out to sing it as our anthem, Woodsie
                                 
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                                • Woodsie

                                  By:WoodsieOct 15, 2018
                                  played strong, done good.

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                                  That didn't stop him from singing at Woodstock .....
                                   
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                                    By:TerryRandallOct 15, 2018
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                                    I'll take one, cheers
                                     
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                                    By:BrizaOct 15, 2018
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                                    Great entertainer, the only album I have is mad dogs and Englishmen .
                                     
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                                    • COMMANDER

                                      By:COMMANDEROct 15, 2018
                                      IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

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                                      We're ****ty.
                                       
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                                      By:Peter COct 15, 2018
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                                      Yeah, but we are way in front when it comes to relocation talk
                                       
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