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News: Prophecies from the Penninsula

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rex, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    Is there a curse on the northern beaches of Sydney? Or more specifically, a curse on those who dare go against the maroon and white?

    Read the full article
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,757 /88
    Can someone send a copy of this to Hoppa and a few of the other off contract players we want to keep
  3. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,798 /186
    North sydney oval was cursed and so were the bears.

    Phil Carey. That is a name from the past. Didn't he go to the raiders at the same time as that oither fanmous Manly player Brett Atkins?
  4. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +305 /2
    Quick, let's let go of 16 players, send one to each club and with whoever we buy/have left we'll win the comp forever!
  5. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,757 /88
    Did Brett go to the Raiders? I know he ended up at Parramatta. I recall Brett scoring one of the best Manly tries I have seen. It was in a reserve grade final at the SCG probably in 1983 - he ran about 70 metres palming off about 6 or 7 players on the way to the try line.

    Phil Carey was one of my favourites played in the 1982 grand final from memory - didn't realise he made the 1990 Raiders GF team.
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    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +8,608 /80
      Speaks volumes about our talent identification / player retention abilities. There really are very few good players that get away from us, we always seem to hang onto the ones we truly want. Awesome stat.
    • tookey

      tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,798 /186
      How could you forget his performance in Canberra's 1991 reserve grand final team when the bears beat canberra and he refused to shake the hand of norths players at the end of the game.

      He played 3 years with the raiders.

      Brett Atkins
      Seas Team Pld (W-D-L) T G FG Pts
      1983 Manly 11 (9-0-2)
      1984 Manly 1 (0-0-1)
      1985 Canberra 12 (3-1-8) 3 12
      1986 Canberra 11 (2-1-8)
      1988 Parramatta 6 (3-0-3) 1 4
      1989 Parramatta 18 (9-0-9) 2 8
      1991 Canberra 2 (1-0-1)
      Totals 61 (27-2-32) 6 24
    • lismore_fan

      lismore_fan Well-Known Member

      +223 /2
      What a great article!
    • Rodo

      Rodo Goldmember 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +692 /20
      Yes an impressive positive article with some very interesting stats about players who move on from our great club.

      This should be mandatory reading for all of the current Manly players.

      Why oh why can't we find a major sponsor?
    • Dan

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

      +7,742 /120
      Because they are afraid of what may happen when their sponsorship ends
    • BOZO

      BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +7,395 /390
      Lets hope the curse will continue for every team that plays against us this year:)
    • Normie

      Normie Well-Known Member

      +489 /4
      Brett Atkins started his junior football at the Forestville Ferrets before grading with Manly. He then went to the Raiders before a stint at the Eels and then another saeson ending his career at the Raiders. He and his wife lived in Quenabeyan and owned the local gym & squash courts. Last time I saw him was about 4-5 years ago when he was moving down the South Coast!
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      • Phantar

        Phantar Well-Known Member

        +273 /0
        He was also a student at Forest High School, a year behind me. Saw him tear Newtown apart in a junior rep game, circa 1980, at Brookvale.
      • Normie

        Normie Well-Known Member

        +489 /4
        Great to see another Forest High Old Boy on here! It was a great school back in the 80's. Another Manly player to come from there was David "Hairy" Ronson......
      • Jono

        Jono Well-Known Member

        +176 /5
        Very good article. I never realised that info about the players that leave our club not winning any titles. Cuthbo might break that this year....lol yeah right.

        Who's the next coach on the line?

        Furner at Canberra?
        Henry at Cowboys?
        Flanagan at Sharks?
        Smith at Roosters?
        Lang at Rabbitohs?
        Sheens at Tigers?
        Kearney at Parra?

        Unfortunately we lost our chances with Ivan Cleary as we don't play them again...there's always next year though ;)
      • The Eagle

        The Eagle Well-Known Member

        +480 /0
        Id like to kill Bennett at Newie
      • Wolfpack

        Wolfpack Well-Known Member

        +310 /0
        I'd like to kill Gallop with a rusty lawnmower blade.

        As far as coaches go, I think we'll have to wait till next year. If Furner was anywhere else then his head would be on the block but Canberra won't fire him.
      • eagles2win

        eagles2win Well-Known Member

        +494 /0
        A Dragons fan has told me that Nathan Brown his last coaching game with the Dragons was against us
      • SilentBob

        SilentBob Well-Known Member

        +4 /0
        It was, beaten 38-6 in the finals during our run to 40-0, but he was gone way before then with Bennett on the way.
      • Jonesyv2

        Jonesyv2 Active Member

        +59 /0
        The article missed one (possibly 2)


        Brown is Debatable as he was otld before he played us

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