- Jun 29, 2010
Again, you are talking to the converted. All those on here love RL. But, generally speaking, a large percentage of residents on the Northern Beaches and the North Shore have a lot more interests than RL devotees like us. The demographic is (and I'm generalising here) far more worldly and wealthier than, say, the residents of Sydney's west where RL is viewed as their sport because it is regarded as 'working class'.I do not live in the Manly area but being a member of both the footy club and the leagues club, I feel that I am part of the Manly area and all the Great loyal Manly people that continue to help make our Manly Sea eagles club great
I feel embarrassed when I look and see that our Manly people are the least committed to their Manly Sea eagles club who has been one of the most successful clubs in the modern era
Parra have won 10 wooden spoons in the last 40 years and have 3 times more committed club members than us
Bloody embarrassing !!!
Us Manly people know what is expected of us
But do we have it in us THE PASSION FOR OUR CLUB to do it
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Younger residents of the Northern Beaches are more inclined to go surfing or play RU than RL. It's why RU clubs such as Manly and Warringah are generally strong, particularly when compared to Parramatta and Penrith. It dilutes the junior strength of the Sea Eagles.
Look at Easts. They have been the strongest club results-wise for the last few years yet they draw very small crowds.
Comparing Manly with Easts is much more relevant than comparing Manly with Parramatta.