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Players having 'Achieved Everything'

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Killer03, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I was just being naughty and reading a DT article (I know, I'm going to slam my nuts in the door as punishment) but anyway, in there it says how Foran has 'Achieved Everything at Manly'. Now this phrase gets bandied about a lot. Ok, Foran has won a premiership, played for his country, won some honours with NZ. Great stuff. Surely there is more to achieve? Has he won the Dally M? Has he won the Golden Boot? The Clive Churchill Medal? Won back to back premierships.

    I know this might be sounding nasty, it's not meant to. I remember when Hayne was leaving they said the same. And whilst his individual honours were more impressive, I thought 'well he hasn't won a premiership, I don't think he ever won the golden boot (could be wrong on that), has only won one origin series, surely that's not enough' etc etc etc

    My point is surely there is heaps more for Foran (or any footballer) to achieve?
     
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    • Rex

      Rex Well-Known Member

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      Norm Provan won 10 premierships for one team.

      Did he think he'd done it all after winning one?
       
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      • Dan

        Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Hasn't won a minor premiership either
         
      • Vyssini

        Vyssini Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        You guys underestimate the drawing power of a wooden spoon...
         
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        • Terry Zarsoff

          Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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          Burning off the club that gave him a start. Hasn't formally achieved that just yet.
           
        • sheridanstand78

          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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          He wins the gold medal for the ultimate deception. I hate all this bollocks about him being honourable towards the club, fess up Foz, you made your mind up some time ago. Lets all move on because his retention has become toxic for the club.
           
        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Foz is a closet Greenie and only wants to collect trophies that are made from sustainable resources :rofl:

          He kneels before the God of the Greenback, the Mighty Dollar @:cool:

          SkySports has him telling his Teamates today. Obviously Foz doesn't read the daily news. :giggle:
           
        • COMMANDER

          COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

          I love that he's got to go to Parra under Arthur to improve his game.

          I'm sure that's the media's start on it but it still cracks me up.
           
        • Shoe1

          Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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          I agree, he was a team member not a star in that premiership team. The game was won by the Stewarts, dce (3 good plays in that game), ballin, the safe wingers, killer, the forwards from memory. He is yet to make the difference in a gf.
           
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          • tookey

            tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            The northern beaches cannot complete with the fact that the Parramatta river will reopen to swimming in 2020. Huge attraction
             
          • Moondog

            Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            Julian O'Neill did a lot of things...
             
          • Simonmyers11

            Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

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            Ha, good one! Better chance of winning that playing for Parra.
             
          • Andrew..

            Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            The big draw card of parra is all the stimulating conversations he can have with choc when they drive to work in the morning.
             
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            • The Wheel

              The Wheel Well-Known Member

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              Yeah Foz hasn't shate in a team mates shoe, trust he will achieve that at Parra - with a bit of luck it will be super coaches size 10
               
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              • Moondog

                Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                Here's a sign they'll drive past every morning on their way there...
                success-and-failure-sign-300x2241-270x201.jpg
                 
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                • Shnorky

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                  I think what he means is that winning comes too easy at Manly and he wants a challenge, he wants to try training after a 2 hr drive in traffic on the M whatever, wrestling with bogans and swimming in the Parramatta river slop, never seeing his little one because of travel time, eating best nutrition maccas, hanging with choc. Now that’s a challenge
                   
                • Shnorky

                  Shnorky Active Member

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                  What I don’t get is, why the chore group has so much hatred toward cherry and love for foran, when foran has screwed them over more so
                   
                • Frank

                  Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  I have never bought into the "core" group. What a crock. By it's very definition it is exclusionary.

                  The team is the core. Not a few players who know some f**ked up handshake.

                  I like the TEAM I saw last Saturday.
                   
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                  • MPC75

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                    The guy is telling us all porkies. How does he think his game will get better by leaving the best back line in the comp to one of the worst. Our superstar backline made him the player he is today. It's all about the money
                     
                  • Shoe1

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                    Do any of you feel like you have achieved everything as a fan? I mean look at all the premierships and grand finals we have achieved since the 70s. We could be forgiven for wanting to move on to another club at this point, surely. Does anyone want to move on to, say, support Parra? After all there is so much they haven't achieved yet.

                    Didn't think so!
                     

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