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News: Hasler shrugs off semi setback

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>MANLY coach Des Hasler remains confident his side can secure a home semi-final berth despite the poor performance against Newcastle last night, describing it as ''a hiccup'' after two impressive victories had many tipping them to win the premiership.</p>

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  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Manly skipper Jamie Lyon agreed with his coach that Sea Eagles were 'out-enthused' by Newcastle.

    "We had to find a way to get back into the game and we didn't really do it too well," he said.

    "It seemed like they just wanted it more than us tonight. They just ran a bit harder and tackled a bit harder."

    "We have had two good weeks but it just wasn't our night tonight, so we have some work to do."

    With the exception of halfback Trent Hodkinson and Lyon, the Manly players seemed almost disinterested at times.

    Hasler, however, dismissed the theory that his players had this weekend's clash against arch rivals Melbourne on their minds rather than concentrating on the game at hand against Newcastle.

    "Not at all," Hasler said. "We knew coming here tonight it is always a hard venue to play and even harder on a Monday night."

    "They played well, let's not take that away from them. But (coming into the match) it was well and truly in our control."

    "We had every reason to come here and play well and we didn't. And I am not happy with the 32 points that we let them score."

    The loss leaves Manly in sixth place two wins outside of the top four with just five rounds to play. However, Hasler hasn't given up on securing a top two or top four finish.

    "We certainly don't worry about that at this stage," he said.

    "We have got a important game this coming Saturday and so many of these sides play against each other, so I don't think it is out of reach."

    "Today was just a bit of a hiccup that makes it a little bit more difficult for us now."
  3. Guest

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    "Hiccup" more like a load of crap.

    There are some pretenders in this team not putting in...unfortunately more of them than those that are having a go.

    I cant beleive he is still running with some of these guys...Rose and Gualavo look like they have both swallowed pigs and T rex continues to dissapoint me big time. Perry Kite...the list goes on.

    If they play like they ddi last night over teh next 4 weeeks we wont make the top 8

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