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News: Pride comes before a fall

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    <p>There's a fair bit of doom and gloom about the place.  Site owner Dan commented that he hasn't seen a week like it, particularly when one considers our position on the table.  It did get me thinking, and this is what I came up with about our current situation.</p>

    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4946-pride-comes-before-a-fall.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Good of me to leave some typos for Fro to pounce on.
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,551 /214
    Was your suggestion about cutting the CEO some slack directed at Ryan specifically? Or just to Ryan in general... lol
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Just a wistful whimsy really.
  5. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,736 /120
    matas you may need to manually add it to Facebook, there seems to be an issue with things going to Twitter and facebook when I post them
  6. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

    +408 /0
    I am willing to cut the CEO some slack but I would like to see him do a
    Q & A
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    I'm surprised the line about cutting the CEO some slack hasn't turned up i anyone's signature yet.  I think I should qualify it to "temporary slack".
  8. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,659 /383
    Some good points there Mata....there's no doubt our 'expectations' are higher these days after the 40-0 GF, which in my opinion will never be seen again.

    I have followed the Sea Eagles since the late 60's, attended my first game in the early 70's, and have probably missed only 1 or 2 Grand Finals that they have played in.

    We have seen our ups...and our downs, none ever worse than the Beagles Days.

    The big difference today from those days is the technology...in the 70's you'd turn up at the ground, buy the Big League and find out who's playing....today websites such as this allow the fans to analyse and dissect everything, and discuss and analyse everything...sometimes to the detriment of the club.

    I lived in country NSW for 50 years, there were about 5 Manly supporters in the town, we'd occasionally get together for a beer and discuss what was happening but that was about it.

    This technology allows people to become "experts" (in their minds), and post radical suggestions and wild accusations...and as I say above at times that is detrimental.

    Whilst I love the fact that this medium has introduced me to thousands of fans, and I love the fact that many  of them have become wonderful friends (through MWTS), there's a big downside to this medium as well.

    Would for example Poster 1 call Poster 2 a "...." to his face...in all likelihood not.....if someone called me a "...." to my face I'd be more than a tad pissed off....but in this medium anyone can call anyone a prick (or worse) and zilch happens......so they do.

    Yes I am probably a lot older than most (although not as old as DSM it would seem) on here, and am a Boomer not a Gen Y person, so don't jump down my throat about these comments, but I do think at times people have to cut other people "some slack".

    I have met Lowie a few times, discussed a few things with him via E-Mail and have found him "approachable"...there's no doubt he's in a very different role to Grant Mayer (whom I also had a great relationship with as well).....so I agree, we do need to cut him some slack and get off his back.....BUT I agree WAMF, a Q & A would be great and Vidmar and I are trying to get this to happen!!
  9. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,543 /26
    Are you feeling alright?
  10. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +790 /9
    Mark - you're a Camel Jockey and next time I see you I'll tell it to your face! hahahaha
  11. Andrew..

    Andrew.. It's better to burn out, than to fade away. 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,535 /31
    Could Matas be mellowing  :eek:
    I feel as though i have just entered The Twilight Zone
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Are you feeling alright?
    [/quote]  Spiffing.
  13. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    He goes through these phases.

    I give it Till Tuesday. or Saturday night if we lose :)

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