- Dec 28, 2016
It's easy to get caught up in Master's nonsense, and get angry at the distortion of truth. However, that's all it is: nonsense. Do you think the great St George and Souths teams of the 50s and 60s were made up of all local juniors who played for nothing? Dream on! All Manly has ever done is the same as every other club: buy the best available players. It wasn't until Manly became successful in the 70s that suddenly buying players became "poaching". What a load of crap. No player was ever forced to play for Manly (I mean who wouldn't want to wear the maroon and white). It's all based on jealousy. Smart operators like Jack Gibson always believed that premierships started in the back office. Manly recognised that via Ken Arthurson and it lead to a period of magnificent success. Something Master's knows little about.