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Manly facing Brett Stewart sacrifice to keep star halves together

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bob dylan, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,440 /192
    MANLY'S struggle to keep its premiership-winning squad together is threatening to overshadow tonight's game against Wests Tigers, with speculation intensifying that former NSW fullback Brett Stewart and young prop Darcy Lussick could be the first players squeezed out to keep the club's all-star halves.

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  2. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,094 /36
    Another rehash of the article from last night. Its a hard decision for Toovey to pick between our young star half's and our veteran fullback.
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    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

      +5,134 /51
      You'd imagine the young halves would have priority. Another interesting battle, T-Rex vs Darcy. I'd say T-Rex wins that one. Put on a big strong pot of coffee, there will be some long hours put in at head office over the next few months.
    • swoop

      swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,543 /26
      Players are just a commodity these days who go to clubs who offer them the highest dollar. It's a shame that there's no more loyalty but we've become a very succesful club and it's the price we have to pay for our success.
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

      +5,134 /51
      Agree Swoop. Players look out for themselves and club officials look out for the club. The Tigers better look out tonight. Lyon is going to show the whole NRL community that Lawrence is his bitch. :p
    • Masked Eagle

      Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

      +976 /0
      I thought T-Rex was already locked in for 2 years?
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

      +5,134 /51
      Mate, i've given up thinking i know anything about players contracts. The media has finally zombified me and now i just ride the ebb and flow of the media ocean with either white hot hatred, or giggling stupidity depending on the Manly content of the article.

      Go Manly!
    • Eagles Terrorist

      Eagles Terrorist Active Member

      +32 /0
      Answer this very simple question.

      You earn $300,000 pa, you have 4 years max left at an elite level.

      A company offers you $600,000 pa to do what you love to do.

      Insert answer __________________
    • torana355

      torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +2,094 /36
      You also have to remember the media destroyed Brett's image so i don't think he has been getting much in the way of 3rd party cash. I don't blame him to go for the most money for his last few years.
    • MPC75

      MPC75 Well-Known Member

      +221 /9
      My gut feeling is that Brett will stay. This media hype is purely to drive up the best offer from the Eagles. We saw this with Matai and Watmough when they were negotiating a deal. Brett wants to stay, that I am certain of. He just wants as much money as he can get.
      Can't blame him for that.
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

      +5,134 /51
      Shoot Greenturd and runaway to live in the bush for a couple of years?
    • Manly Daly

      Manly Daly Member

      +20 /0
      In 15mths we might be all rejoicing the moving
      Of of Hasler, 2V going great, Snake may have
      Moved on and the replacement might be the hottest thing in the NRL we have a great club and players will come, trust in the Management trainers scouts and coach, away from all the rumors I think they do a great job.
      Sometimes you just can't pay overs for
      Employees, no matter who they are when you have a cap, simple.
    • simon_eagle

      simon_eagle Well-Known Member

      +390 /9
      Correct. The author is a fool. He signed a new deal not long after the GF - will be at Manly until at least the end of 2013.

      We all know that Brett is a fan-favourite, and was a breath of fresh-air during those first few seasons after the bad old Northern Eagles days. He holds a sentimental value with our fans, and let’s face it, he’s a class full-back. One of the best we’ve ever had. During those early days of his career, we were still ****e, but Stewart and BK helped re-energise the fans and the Club.

      But…. if it's a choice between Foran/DCE and B.Stewart, then I'm afraid at this stage in their respective careers, Snake loses out. It's a shame, but that's the way it goes.

      We should all just wait and see what happens and let’s hope it is not a distraction for tonight’s big game.
    • Oneyeagle

      Oneyeagle Active Member

      +30 /0
      Cherry and Foz are the priority. It that simply. These two guys will make any average fullback look good. Especially with the T-Rex, Gift, Choc and Buhrer running around the edges. Its a Backs paradise !
    • globaleagle

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

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    • Clint

      Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +2,173 /34
      You are a funny f*&ka Global. You been on the juice again:p
    • Duff

      Duff Well-Known Member

      +631 /12
      That's a very attack oriented way to look at it.

      For the value of Brett to the team you have to look at defence. He is the one that makes others look good in that aspect and it is that which will prove hard for a young bloke like Oldfield or Gutherson to live up to. If it does happen, I hope that the blood thirsty masses on here give a player a chance. You don't just put on a #1 jersey and become Brett Stewart. Not even Brett Stewart did that.

      ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

      +80 /1
      T Rex has a get out clause and if he keeps playing like he did last week his market value will soar.
    • byso

      byso Well-Known Member

      +85 /0

      He will have limited oportunities to get big bucks in the Media when his career is over so he needs to get all the dollars he feels he deserves as a player.

      If it wasn't for that case, he would of still been the golden boy of the comp.
    • Ron E. Gibbs

      Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

      +2,337 /21
      Sad but very true. In a lot of people's minds, he'll always be the guilty of a largely undefined crime, mostly due to the disgusting way the case was initially covered by the media. While mud seems to wash right off some (Matt Johns, for example), Brett's in the unenviable position of having absolutely nothing to apologise for. People know he's been treated badly but don't want to admit it.
      I wish he could stay at Manly forever but will understand if he's forced to move on. He'll always be a Manly legend regardless.

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