Matt Ballin to replace Dan Ferris?

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  1. Mitch

    By:MitchSep 16, 2018 at 4:13 AM
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    Interesting snippet from Danny Weidler’s column today. I dare say this would make plenty of people happy, none more so than @Ryan !

    Very interesting given the club had just re-signed him.

    Eagles ring changes, but Barrett out of the loop
    Trent Barrett is continuing his war with what will be his former club as the changes begin at Manly.
    Barrett has continued to fulfil his role as coach, but we’ve been told Dan Ferris – the trainer alleged to have bullied Willie Peters to the point Peters whacked him in a pub – is set to leave the club. Sea Eagles stalwart Matt Ballin is line for a job.

    The club has also let go exciting young prospect Tom Wright.

    Ferris’ exit, Wright’s departure and the potential hiring of Ballin have all been done without the consent of Barrett, which is a clear indication he won’t be coach next season and has no power.

    The Barrett camp has instructed its legal team to watch every move the club is making believing the Sea Eagles may be in breach of contract because decisions are being made without the coach’s approval. Obviously, Manly assistant John Cartwright is happy with the changes, as he is the most likely next coach.

    The whole situation is a mess and the sooner Barrett cuts some kind of deal the better.

    The Ballin situation is an interesting one. He is a qualified personal trainer, has a teaching degree and has the makings of an excellent coach. He also had a playing career that gives him respect and communication skills. He is one to keep an eye on.
     
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    • Moondog

      By:MoondogSep 16, 2018 at 5:27 AM
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      Geez I hope so, one of my favourite players, he'd be a big improvement on Ferris and the fact that he's ex Manly is a plus too.
       
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        By:hozzaSep 16, 2018 at 5:39 AM
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        Great move if true! Fat Ferris was a fuc$ing disgraceful trainer, never seen Manly sides so unfit. Ballin will make a huge difference, has Manly running through his veins as well..
         
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          By:HappilyManlySep 16, 2018 at 6:02 AM
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          Matty is the epitome of wholesome :inlove:

          Would be a huge positive influence on restoring the culture of our Club :clap:

          Matty and Donny come on down :nod:
           
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            By:TomaySep 16, 2018 at 6:27 AM
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            This has made my morning even if it isn’t true, it’s nice to hope.
             
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              By:Budgewoi EagleSep 16, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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              Love it!
               
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                By:MitchSep 16, 2018 at 6:49 AM
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                I’m surprised by it because I believe his wife has established her Physiotherapy set up recently in Brisbane - but I imagine it has legs as I highly doubt Weidler has just run with the story without some substance.
                 
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                  Ryan will be doing cartwheels when he reads this!

                  Great news if true.
                   
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                    Yes @Ryan will be giving himself a bit of extra pleasure in the shower this morning upon reading this
                     
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                      By:manlyfan76Sep 16, 2018 at 6:58 AM
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                      Best.news.all.year.
                       
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                        Matt is was at most of our home games this season even apart from the Golden Eagles and 2008 reunion games.
                         
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                          Absolutely mate, most home games I was at I saw him around and he still has an obvious love for the club. It would be a great appointment.
                           
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                            best signing all year.
                             
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                              By:mickqldSep 16, 2018 at 7:20 AM
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                              For once Weirdler better be right. Finally a step in the right direction if true.
                               
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                                Have met him, lovely bloke. Would be an absolute asset if he was to come on board and could be a catalyst for better times. Fingers and other body parts crossed.
                                 
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                                  By:RyanSep 16, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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                                  Yyyyyyyyyeeeeeeessssssssss !!!!!!!!!
                                   
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                                    Please be true. Matty B someone I think most of us have wanted as a trainer at the club for some time. He’s Manly through and through. Just what the dr ordered.
                                     
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                                      I spoke to him about their move to Qld a few months ago and he said that they've realized that the Peninsula is where they all want to be.

                                      Hopefully Manly have the good sense to see the immense value of this wonderfull man on and off the field :nod:
                                       
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                                        He can bring the manly culture back. Great news.
                                         
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                                          I think this is a wonderful chance to get some of the ‘Manly’ back into this club. Who’s to say that coaching isn’t out of the equation at some point. He certainly has the demeanour for it.
                                           
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