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Manly & the media (and the "media" in general)

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lsz, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes it is a Saturday night where I have had more wines than I should have but I cannot understand why so many people on here make judgement calls on players based on “news” articles (which almost always do not have direct quotes). It is to the point where some are saying that they do not want to support the club, watch games or even renew membership from it.

    Some quick googling revealed the following bullsh*t articles

    Remember last year when DCE was odds on to go to the bongos?

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...act-expires-20140612-zs58y.html#ixzz34T4Oa0vY


    Steve Matai was gone

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl.../story-e6frf3ou-1227190014193?from=public_rss

    Jamie B a target for the eels

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl.../story-fn2mcuj6-1226856646369?from=public_rss

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...h-big-offer-20140225-33fpd.html#ixzz2uKU2txLp

    We are linked with Mark O’Meley

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/league/...-wyong-kangaroos/story-e6frf3ou-1226846207116

    Some parra nuffie

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...rd-act-to-follow/story-e6frext9-1226629546142


    The whole darkest day business

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport.../story-e6frep5x-1226595949936?from=public_rss

    Jamie is gone

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport.../story-e6frep5x-1226595949936?from=public_rss

    And that is without even looking at social media. Do yourself a favour and look at the media with a critical eye rather than giving an emotional response to everything that comes up
     
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    • effnic

      effnic Well-Known Member

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      I honestly think we need to hear from the media. I want a straight answer. Why do you try so hard to bury us?? I dont get it. Dont give me this s#@t about every team cops it. No one gets it as bad as Manly. The whole titans team are racking up cocaine yet Manly articles dominate titans 2 to 1.
       
    • lsz

      lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      To be fair every you could do the same article on almost any club

      They key is for us fans to not buy into it so much
       
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      • Andrew..

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        Because all good theatre needs a baddie, we wear the black hat !
         
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        • mozgrame

          mozgrame Well-Known Member

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          Easy fix. Every time a story comes out in the media that is not true, a spokesperson or the player themselves should come out in the media and calmly call the story a crock.

          The problem there is that after a couple of times, the media wouldn't want to give the club or the talked about player the opportunity to clear the air in the same newspaper that made up the lie in the first place.

          So, the club should be way more proactive, get on the front foot and not only call the stories that are made up by lazy sports journo's crap, but ask them, through our own club website to tell us where they got there info from.

          I'd love to see the club do this through their website. If only to appease us, the loyal fans. Let us know what's really what, and let the general public believe what they will by reading the papers. It would give us some peace of mind and confidence that the club really does know what it's doing.

          How good would it have been last week when the eels scumbags were here carrying on like tools about Foran, if all we had to do was visit the official website, and get the truth about the situation?

          Oh well......it's just a thought.
           
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          • EaglesDontTweet

            EaglesDontTweet Well-Known Member Premium Member

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            Spot on Moz, I listened to the radio interview audio of Killer in another post and he says in his natural way that Matai was upset about some of the stories about him leaving our club and that he loves being at Manly. Being a Skivvy fan I wish I had heard that weeks ago.
             
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            • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

              PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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              Why don't both dce & foz just come out & state there intentions.Saves the media rumours.
               
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              • mozgrame

                mozgrame Well-Known Member

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                Exactly, Mate! Give me words from the horses mouth, not crap that some gutter raking journo, or some eavesdropping friend of a friend of a player (which usually translates to, "I read it on another forum") comes up with.

                I would have loved Matai to come out and say NOT TRUE! Rumours finished.
                 
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                • mozgrame

                  mozgrame Well-Known Member

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                  Why didn't Matai? Who the hell knows?? Therein lies the true frustration for me.
                   
                • KOMORI

                  KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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                  Because managers.

                  Pond scum like Gavin Orr and co, desperately trying to get more of the coin they didn't earn as average footballers, but now feel "entitled" to.

                  It's all about playing clubs off against each other so that their 10% is biggerer. And they give exactly zero f*cks for fans lol..
                   
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                  • mozgrame

                    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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                    You know who would make an excellent player manager? Jason King! If I were Kingy, with my knowledge of the law, I'd be making a few calls to current Manly players, young and old, just to let them know I'd be interested in representing them.

                    *sigh*.....If only I were Kingy. I would be telling players both current and future targets, that if you sign with Manly, I'll only take 5%. That would put some noses out of joint in the world of managers. :rock:
                     
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                    • Mark from Brisbane

                      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                      My end of summer resolution.

                      I'm not responding to any thread (other than in a sarcastic or cynical way) about either of the two halves leaving.

                      This has been "done to death" and no one can add anything more that hasn't already been said 5000 times.

                      I'll wait until they announce something, or November 15th (when they do or don't turn up for training).
                       
                    • Ryan

                      Ryan Well-Known Member

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                      Still mate, needs to be discussed, because it may be the most important facet of our club for the next decade or so ! Its affecting everything. Form. Other players being forced out. Fan satisfaction. As much as dce and foran WANT it completely all about them, it isn't, there's more to it.

                      To be honest, since about 8 weeks before the end of the finals last year, all these super heroes have done is lost games of footy, and created bad press for the club.

                      I dint yet why they are so over sensationalised.
                       
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                      • Bomack44

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                        What's grating at me. Why is it so hard for these two blokes who have been at manly since NYC to commit to the club?

                        Why is it such a struggle for foran to work out if he wants to stay or not?

                        It makes me feel they couldn't give a toss about the club they been at for 5+ years
                         
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                        • Mark from Brisbane

                          Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                          It's beautiful sunny day here in QLD, currently enjoying a coffee and about to head out for lunch.

                          And still pumped about almost beating those bloody Kiwi's yesterday after the worst batting performance in ages.

                          Going to wash the Fourby this arvo when it cools down a bit, hate the vacuuming bit!!

                          Whoops, thought this was Facebook, sorry!!!
                           
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                          • mozgrame

                            mozgrame Well-Known Member

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                            UFC 184 today!! Can't wait to see Ronda Rousey kick some butt!!

                            Whoops, I thought this was facebook too! That's really weird because I'm not on facebook. :shake:

                            Doesn't matter, GO RONDA!!!
                             
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                            • globaleagle

                              globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                              Just saw the prelim to that bout.

                              *twilight zone music (or some other crappy clip you post in the clips thread) :p
                               
                            • Ryan

                              Ryan Well-Known Member

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                              Rhonda is one sexy beast.
                               
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                              • manlyfan76

                                manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                                Lol, go Mark
                                 
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                                • mozgrame

                                  mozgrame Well-Known Member

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                                  Agreed! If she told you it was going to happen, you'd best just lay down and cop it sweet. @:p

                                  Like I'd be arguing. :rofl:
                                   

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