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News: Look, it's the Asian Eagles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>THE managing director of Manly's new corporate co-owner Quantum has revealed a grand plan to take Sea Eagles games into Asia.</p>


    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/5248-look-its-the-asian-eagles.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    at least we seem to be moving forward now
     
  3. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    "The great irony is that Manly was the club that almost went broke fighting Super League and its ambitious plans to take the game worldwide in the mid-1990s - yet it now sees its own future embracing Asia."

    OMG.  Dean Ritchie, in The Daily Telegraph, is STILL flogging SuperLeague as the saviour with a genuine plan to sell League worldwide. How gullible does he think League fans are?
     
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

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    This article struck me as a News Ltd propaganda piece, designed to stick it into mainstream credibility. It is poor journalism and has very little to do with anything except that an owner or sponsor hopes to make some money or market credibility out of his investment.
     
  5. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    It nice to have a 'vision' to take Manly games to Asia, but realistically, I can't see this happening. Manly may be prepared to let their players travel for a day to these exotic places, but why would an opposition team agree to it? It would disrupt their team's preparation for following matches.
    However, it is good to hear that ideas are being formulated to extend the Sea Eagle brand and bring revenue into the club.
     
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Slightly different to Lowe's obsession with NZ
     
  7. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    Fresh ideas are good, who knows we might have an away trip to Hong Kong or Japan soon.
     
  8. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    Mark must be salivating ;)
     
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    as logn as thats his only method of celebrating it BE :)
     
  10. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Dead set Singapore is closer to me then Sydney. I'll be there for sure.
     
  11. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    "Than Sydney"....
     
  12. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    LOL, if Lowe suggested this move there would already be 4 pages of whinging about the idea
     
  13. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    I was not aware that Quantum was a public company, I wonder what their shareholders would be thinking, surely bank interest would be a better return then owning a football team.
     
  14. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    **** you, I mean Thank you Fro :)
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    He had his chance and he chose PNG. That's the difference Kiwi.
     
  15. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    f**k you, I mean Thank you Fro :)
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    He had his chance and he chose PNG. That's the difference Kiwi.
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    PNG, Asia, NZ, same **** different bucket really, money coming in is money coming in
     
  16. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you are right that NZ and the word **** belong in the same sentence.
     
  17. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    yes the thoughts of a game in Singapore or Hong drive me wild.....but seriously this would only happen with NRL assistance, much like when the Brisbane Lions played in Shanghai recently.....the AFL pretty much funded that trip.

    And it would be nothing more than an exhibition match, or at best a pre season trial.

    But bring it on and the MWTS will be there for sure!!!
     
  18. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Id love it to go to Macau,id see a good mate and watch some good footy
     
  19. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I love bashing the telecrap as much as anyone but thats still a bit harsh.  I don't read anything that is factually incorrect because thats exactly what happened.
     
  20. Rex

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    I love bashing the telecrap as much as anyone but thats still a bit harsh.  I don't read anything that is factually incorrect because thats exactly what happened.
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    So you believe that the Super League "plans to take the game worldwide in the mid-1990s" had any substance at all?  Any truth at all?

    That they were anything more than a ruse to deceive people into supporting the News Ltd takeover of the game?

    Seriously?

    Contrary to Ritchie's suggestion, Manly were never against making Rugby League a world game, they were only against a hostile News Ltd takeover of the game. A takeover that, as it turns out, has all but bankrupted the game and made rugby league administrators mere puppets of an international corporation's self-interests - unlike AFL, soccer, cricket, etc who are in control of their own destinies.
     

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