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Media Silence

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by conanu, May 17, 2016.

  1. conanu

    conanu Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I find it amazing that so many of us on here are fuming with the Barrett and his coaching; Manly's season so far has been dismal, even the matches we have won have been rubbish apart from the Sharks win; Things aren't looking great.

    Funny though not a peep or a whimper out of the media???

    Looks like Zorba has managed to keep Barrett out of the papers as all of his cronies are leaving him alone. (as they should by the way)

    But it sickens me to my stomach that Toovey was put through the ringer with a relentless negative media campaign by Zorba leaking piss weak stories every 2 seconds last year.

    My discontent with the NRL machine grows stronger every week.
     
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    • Jerry1

      Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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      To be honest I wasn't a great fan of tooves as a coach but the constant white anting of him was shocking. Every time he was scheduled to be on TV the fat greek would leak some **** that tooves knew nothing about just to make him look stupid when he was questioned on it. It was designed to make him quit but good on him for tuffing it out & getting his payout.

      It will be a long time before us fans forget the shocking treatment of tooves & some of our players. Ballin, Hiku & Gutho to name a few...
      Contracts at Manly are worth jack ****..
       
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      • bones

        bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        I wish Tooves would release a book, telling everything that went on.
         
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        • NYEagle

          NYEagle Well-Known Member

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          Well it is a victory of sorts that we do not hear anything from Manly.
          They need to shut up, there is nothing to say whatsoever until they produce on the football field.
           
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          • Shoe1

            Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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            I agree, i recall Rothfield putting out rumour stories that tooves was struggling even in 2014 ffs. We were basically top 4 until 7 injured in the semis.
             
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            • wedgetail eagle

              wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member

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              Title?
              "My Big Fat Greek Meddling"
              By Geoff Toovey.
               
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              • Ralphie

                Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                I just wonder how long it will be before threads like this stop. I mean how many times do you want to say the same whinge over and over and over and over and over and over and over............................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
                 
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                • niccipops

                  niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  Well you don't have to read it or post on it if it's so boring.;)
                   
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                  • fLIP

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                    Zorba's involvement white-anting Tooves aside, my personal opinion is that as fans we might have had higher expectations for this season than the rest of the RL community.

                    Im not saying we had no right too, our team should be playing a darn sight better than we currently are, however, I distinctly remember a column from Matthew Elliot pre-season predicting our squad would finish bottom 4 and in no particular order; he wasn't the only one.

                    http://silvertails.net/threads/who-does-matt-elliot-think-he-is.48148/

                    Now I'm sure PeePee has his media contacts hush hush as much as he can control that sort of thing, but on the main part I honestly think Barrett isnt copping flack because he wasn't expected by the majority of the populace to do any better.

                    Maybe our expectations are too high, I'm not sure. Maybe we aren't even worth the newspaper real-estate anymore. Sad times.
                     
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                    • 2830 Eagle

                      2830 Eagle Aim low, reach your goals, avoid disappointment

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                      He probably will after this year when his "contract" is up
                       
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                      • Budgewoi Eagle

                        Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                        Conversely, Peter Tunks said yesterday that, with our roster, we should be doing much better. Laid it all at the feet of our coach who he thinks brought no qualifications into the job.
                         
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                        • Ralphie

                          Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                          The thread title gave absolutely no indication of what the thread was about. If Dan can create a prefix which describes the thread as "Just another Bitch about Zorba: then I will happily ignore the thread.
                           
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                          • bob dylan

                            bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                            Last our owners were in the papers chanting their "serious discussions will be had" and "results driven business".

                            Why no follow up from the media when things are in worse overall position.
                             
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                            • Eric Galt

                              Eric Galt Active Member

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                              Maybe when we start winning consistently or even playing to a decent standard these threads will stop.
                               
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                              • Ron E. Gibbs

                                Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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                                So expect them to continue for quite some time. ;)
                                 
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                                • Killer03

                                  Killer03 Well-Known Member

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                                  I'd love it too, but what I also love is that he wouldn't do it. Too much class and dignity to do this.
                                   
                                • Terry Zarsoff

                                  Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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                                  No worries Pete.;)
                                   
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                                  • Under the Sticks

                                    Under the Sticks Fan of fullbacks Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                                    I thought the word "media" might have been a clue
                                     
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                                    • Wombat Legacy

                                      Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                                      The media don't care about us when we are mediocre-if we are not winning and belting sides we are not newsworthy.
                                       
                                    • Mango

                                      Mango Active Member

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                                      He's still on our books! Maybe next year...
                                       
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