Optimist/Pessimist pulse .. poll update

Will Seibbold & Flanagan be successful ?

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Sea Eagle forever
Manly has 3 current origin players and only 1 player has won a premiership in this squad back in 2011. Also, the highest paid player is injury prone and the coach has a dubious track record.

The circus has been in full swing at Manly for a decade. Like with any unsuccessful business the garbage starts at the top and rolls down the hill. When you cant buy match winners or a good coach because someone enjoys living off an oily rag you got buckley's chance against the heavy weights of the comp.
This^. Jury is out and wont be back till about Rd 6. If we have a few wins and our defence doesn't look like a thawing ice lake then we may have grounds for optimism.
 
The Incomparable Immortal Bob Fulton
I hope to be there live at our spiritual home ground

4 Pines should be Packed to the rafters

All Manly fans will be starving for a game of footy and salivating for a big win

All Cheering for a Dogs Bloodbath

It tis either that or Siebold's head

We would all rather a Dogs Bloodbath
 
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“ Triggered Boomer”
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This^. Jury is out and wont be back till about Rd 6. If we have a few wins and our defence doesn't look like a thawing ice lake then we may have grounds for optimism.
That first 8 weeks is horrendous , I’ll be looking for a committed team , having a go , but just not enough firepower to beat the big guns.

If they do “ ok “ during this period the second half should be much better.

But let’s see first of all.
 
Tragic
Premium Member
I'm assessing it week by week. We need a good start in round 1. I must say I'm feeling confident I really like what the coaching staff have done during the pre season. Good team building stuff because we need our boys ready to give 200% for one another..
 
Sea Eagle forever
That first 8 weeks is horrendous , I’ll be looking for a committed team , having a go , but just not enough firepower to beat the big guns.

If they do “ ok “ during this period the second half should be much better.

But let’s see first of all.
Still all hinges on Mr Porcelain man. IF he's there all year we'll make finals.
 
Feast yer eyes ..
The Optimism pulse will again be updated on the 1st Feb.

If you haven't voted ... vote now ..

If you have changed your mind ... change your vote now ...

Cheers ..
 
The Incomparable Immortal Bob Fulton
That first 8 weeks is horrendous , I’ll be looking for a committed team , having a go , but just not enough firepower to beat the big guns.

If they do “ ok “ during this period the second half should be much better.

But let’s see first of all.
Heroes are not made in comfort zones

Heroes are made in Horrendous times feathered friend

These 8 Horrendous opening rounds is a blessing for our players

All Have the opportunity to rise like Sea eagles to Great heights

and lay the foundations needed to compete for the Title that belongs to us

This is their moment and we hope they make this moment count
 
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In the next iteration of the poll, can we correct the coach's name? (okay, I will cop it now...)
 
Feast yer eyes ..
In the next iteration of the poll, can we correct the coach's name? (okay, I will cop it now...)

Yeah, nah ... just went into edit thread ... but it won't let me change or edit the question ... unless an admin or mod can do it .... it's going to stay ... sorry .
 
Feast yer eyes ..
Optimism pulse 1st February ...

26/10/22 .. optimistic 92.6%
09/11/22 .. optimistic 91.7%
29/11/22 .. optimistic 84.9% .. 152 votes
12/12/22 .. optimistic 83.5% .. 158 votes
01/01/23 .. optimistic 82.9% .. 170 votes
16/01/23 .. optimistic 82.7% .. 173 voters
01/02/23 .. optimistic 82.1% .. 184 voters

Again, as expected, no real change ... confidence remains high in EagleLand ...

The next pulse recording will be mid Feb ... which is after our first trial ... hmmmm .
 
Reserve Grader
I don't know how anyone could be anything but optimistic at the moment. Turbo going over to the states for rehab, Weekes being promoted as the main backup at fullback, new high-profile and experienced assistant coaches, training with rugby and AFL teams, Garrick possibly shifting to the centres, Paseka being talked up as one of potentially one of the best props in the game, Schuster dropping weight and ready to take control at 6. Young guys like Weekes, Fulton and the Fainu's seemingly all more involved in the team and in line for regular first grade this year. The list goes on and on

Sure you can look at the way last year ended and at Seibold's time with the Broncos, but you can almost guarantee none of this would've happened if Des were still around. Can't wait for the fresh start and if we beat the Dogs in round 1 like we should, we're on 4 points after 2 weeks. Sounds alright to me
 

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