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Players leaving Manly and Getting Better?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Killer03, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

    +3,437 /32
    We've all noted a number of fringe first graders, or players on the outer at other clubs, come to Manly and show themselves to be quality first graders. But I don't recall too many going the other way? (especially in recent years). In fact a lot of players seem to go and almost never be heard of again. Can anyone recall those that have left Manly and improved themselves?
  2. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,173 /34
    This was bought up a few months ago and it is a great point.
    One of the players mentioned that has improved, especially this year is JWH. If we could fit him in, I'd love to have him back. He is having a great year.
  3. globaleagle

    globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +13,341 /117
    Maybe some in here:

  4. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

    +2,336 /21
    I think Lussick has been good at Parra, too. Certainly stands out in that team.
  5. The Prince of Brookvale

    The Prince of Brookvale Member

    +41 /0
    Whare has been good this year also
  6. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,886 /30
  7. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,453 /27
    JWH is the obvious one. If we had him in our current pack we would win the premiership this year. He is exactly what we are missing. Raw, powerful aggression.

    Plus if he was back with us he wouldn't be the wanker that he is with the Roosters. ;)
  8. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

    +1,088 /76
    Whare defence is terrible
  9. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

    +247 /0
    The only reason any of them look better is the fact they are playing with ordinary players making them stand out more as individuals.

    Most players who defect seem to drop a few pegs lacking that attitude that has been instilled at Manly - particularly since the Ben Kennedy days.

    Even looking back at Vautin, Shearer, Gibbs in older times, not many stars maintained their high standards.
    Hargreaves(as mentioned) the only recent loss of concern. Still believe Tasi will come good also & would welcome both back.
  10. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,379 /74
    T-Rex is carrying the Bulldogs this year. All the way out of premiership contention.
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    • Chip and Chase

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

      +8,599 /80
      Oldfield has been killing it at the Roosters.
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      • manlyfan76

        manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +8,051 /174
        des Hasler
      • robbiea

        robbiea Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +2,576 /79
        Chad Randall
      • CAMBO

        CAMBO Well-Known Member

        +363 /0
        I feel for oldfield he's a solid player he probably would of been better of going to a club like the sharks who need out side backs as he's not gonna get a run at the chooks they still have that unit moga who will come back next year.
      • Hamster Huey

        Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

        +1,178 /9
        In recent seasons we've seen players leave and play elsewhere, simply to get a chance when there is not one likely within a strong Manly squad.

        If JWH wasn't around the same time as DCE, Foran, Tasi and Buhrer, it's likely he would have been able to stay, noting that often clubs can't keep all the young kids that emerge at the same time, to reach NRL level.
      • Rambo1987

        Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

        +241 /2
        2013 Additions
        Michael Chee Kam (Raiders) - Yet to play but will be something big
        Richie Fa'aoso (Melbourne Storm) - Going great
        Ligi Sao (Warriors) - Taking time but very young
        James Hasson (Sharks) - Has been the surprise packet of all the signings
        Ben Musolino (Dragons) - Yet to play
        Brenton Lawrence (Titans) - Buy of the season
        Dane Chisholm (Wests Tigers) - Still want to see this guy given a chance.
        Jacob Gagan (Eels NYC) - Still young
        David Gower (Dragons) - has played well when came on.
        Peta Hiku (Warriors NYC) - future star
        Jesse Sene-Lefao (Panthers) - has been given his chance in round 1
        Kayne Lawton (Titans) - Playing NSW Cup
        Esi Tonga (Eels) - Playing NSW Cup
        Justin Horo (Eels) - Another buy of the season.

        Who has gone
        Dean Whare (Panthers) - Liked him but we have Snake at fullback
        Tony Williams (Bulldogs) - Gooooonnnneee thank god.
        Darcy Lussick (Eels) - Looking good around a bunch of morons.
        Daniel Harrison (Eels) - Cant make the team of morons.
        Michael Oldfield (Roosters) - Limited chances at the Roosters
        Josh Drinkwater (Dragons) - Even with Soward gone has not been pick.

        We are doing very well by all reports.
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        • SeaEagle21

          SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

          +1,453 /22
          Still early to call but still hard to take that we lost Will Hopoate. Time will tell but he was so talented during his brief stint in first grade...
        • Killer03

          Killer03 Well-Known Member

          +3,437 /32
          What a quality player, I really hope he does well at Parra (or wherever), what an absolute talent.
        • Jatz Crackers

          Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

          +1,476 /8
          Thats damn funny Killer03. LOL.
        • southsideeagle

          southsideeagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

          +523 /13
          Rambo 1987 .. u left off Tom Symonds.

          We must have got the best bargain buys of the season!! The recruitment department should be recognised for an outstanding job.

          I thought (and to a lesser degree do now) Hoppa Jr was going from a very good player to a great player. The problem paying way overs is that u limit the good back up players u can afford and u cause unrest with others due to unfair differences in pay.

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