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Press Conference

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by dceagle, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. dceagle

    dceagle Active Member

    +50 /0
    There's a video up at the official site .

    Penn and Tooves facing up to the media.

    Interesting watching, seems to me that Des signed much earlier in the year than we are led to believe .
  2. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

    +359 /16
    Would you be kind enough to post the link to video? thanks mate.
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    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +10,548 /214
      Its on the official site lazybones.
    • Berkeley_Eagle

      Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

      +2,125 /14
      bit rough calling Bones lazy :p

    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +6,440 /192
      The best thing was that shirt Toovey was wearing now where can I get one of them.
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      • Earnie the Eagle

        Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

        +359 /16
        Not lazy, still recovering from surgery and too sore to surf for it but I am ok, thanks for asking.
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        • captainskin

          captainskin Active Member

          +80 /0
          Apart from Geoff Toovey not having a working microphone and also not being able to hear the questions, I thought Scott Penn was a humble, focused, and fair with his answers.

          I have no idea on what really happened behind the scenes and who didn't come to the party with whom, but I do think Penn and Tooves handle themselves very well and presented the club in the best possible light in a very dark situation. Penn is a businessman, his head seemed clear, and he was articulate in trying to be as empathetic and real as possible.

          As shocking as it is to lose Des, Manly is incredibly fortunate to have Geoff Toovey to already be at the helm to 'captain this ship'. Scott Penn was right, this will make the the transition as seamless as possible.

          Personally, I feel reassured and confident of the future.
        • conanu

          conanu Well-Known Member

          +2,445 /46
          Couldnt agree with you more mate, They were both so cool and calm and it seems to me from Penns answers to the tough questions that the board may not be as fractured and as stupid as we have been led to believe and they were entitled wait and see how the season panned out if Des was really worth it. They just got unlucky that he won the comp and the dogs offered him twice the figure he was already on. Im glad we didnt pay overs for him because it would have sent the club broke. I get the feeling that Des isnt as loyal as people would like to believe and when it come to the crunch he suited himself. Cant wait for the Toovey era now I reckon he is a clone of Des but with better board/political skills. Plus he was a one club man cant ever beat that just like Beaver.
        • Darren

          Darren Well-Known Member

          +560 /20
          Penn was great and was very professional.
        • Mals

          Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +1,651 /39
          Well said conanu, it's impossible to find someone more maroon & white than Tooves! He has had great on the job experience under Des & will do a thorough job coaching the boys in 2012.
        • bones

          bones Bones Knows

          +9,037 /102
          Not really... When all day at work I'm on my iPad visiting silvertails and facebook. :p
        • captainskin

          captainskin Active Member

          +80 /0
          Des is his own man. As Peter Peters said in his column, his 'never give an inch attitude' was his strength and his weakness. (Something like that).

          I think Des is loyal and he breeds loyalty without asking for it. But, he is also human, and humans can be hurt and let down. We can feel unappreciated and taken for granted. We have egos that need to be stroked and strengthened.

          Des wasn't liking the way certain people were handling his situation or how his loyal followers were being treated. He had had enough and he made the hardest decision of his life. It would have been like ending a strong marriage after many years of united service and love together.

          Des would be feeling shattered and lonely right now. I think he would have hated even talking to the Dogs a few months ago in those initial meetings. But something happened that pushed this man over the edge to do the unthinkable (to us Manly fans).

          Des is human; for a man to walk away alone with no one beside you... that is tough. There will always be some that blindly follow the new Messiah. There will be always some that are upset with the current system and law-givers. Des's loyalty had a breaking point. I for one have no idea what intent or reality has been going on behind the scenes; even those behind the scenes really only know their point of view and bias.

          We loyal supporters have been heavily influenced by inferences and innuendoes from the media; and pot-shots made by other famous Manly people with their own bias - for they too are only human - and feel very let down. It is perfectly natural and real to want to blame someone and shift the responsibility elsewhere. Many have done that, either knowing nothing, or at best, something.

          In the end, my guess is, this was not a complex matter, but quite a simple one. It became complex because the news was so horrible and shocking everyone wants to blame someone - which is only human.
        • Brissie Kid

          Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

          +1,176 /19
          It's pathetic that no one in the NRL has sanctioned the Bulldogs for announcing Hasler's signing within days of the grand final win.

          It was designed to unsettle Manly and push Hasler out the door early for 2012. It was a decision made without any regard for fans. Penn at the conference hinted it was a decision that lacked decency.

          How much $ in merchandise and increased sponsorship did that announcement suck out of Manly's summer as premiers?

          People need to realise how low a blow that was from the Dogs and call them out on it.
        • byso

          byso Well-Known Member

          +85 /0
          Good press conference, well done Penn and I see the board realised what most posters saw what Dessie was up to when Cleal left (probably before).

          It's like a nasty Divorce I guess.

          Looking forward to the Bulldogs game at Brookie in 2012.
        • manlyfan

          manlyfan Member

          +11 /1
          Penn handled the situation well it would seem - Tooves looked a disappointed man..
        • Nuttybott

          Nuttybott Active Member

          +101 /1
          OK, I've seen enough...I'm satisfied.

          The players return for pre-season training this week, so 2012 starts NOW.

          Forget about Des - he is gone.

          What we all need to do is put the dramas of the past few weeks behind us, get back to enjoying our Premiership win over the summer, and get 100% behind Geoff Toovey as of RIGHT NOW!

          Let's all help Tooves to hit the ground running as we begin our Premiership defence...remember, the disastrous newspaper headlines of today will be nothing but fish and chip wrappers come next March.

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