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Signing now done and dusted

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    Now we have signed Orford Wolfy Robbo & Co I think it's time we start supporting our team and players.

    I wasnt happy with Ox's performance this year, however we made the 8 after a terrible start wasnt really a bad effort. Now we signed them how about start supporting them.

    I still think we have a decent team next year and can give the comp a shake.

    Go Manly in 2010. (And fix Brookie up for god's sake)

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

    +1,521 /114
    The problem rambo is ox didn't really steer us around the park enough this year even that game against cronulla at brookie that we almost lost it's games like that he should have had total controll.
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,551 /214
    So that's what you want?
    Total Control, by Matt Orford & The Motels
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    More like do you really want to hurt me DSM by Boy George and the bum bandits.
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    and Lyon as well apparently

    Sign here: four Manly stars to get contracts

    Glenn Jackson | October 12, 2009

    AFTER months of speculation, Manly are finally about to confirm the signings of their off-contract stars Matt Orford, Jamie Lyon, David Williams and Michael Robertson - and will then turn their attention to solving one of the main problems that held up their signatures, their search for a new chief executive.

    The four players have been all but signed for several months, however the confirmation of all of the deals has been delayed. But Sea Eagles chairman, Scott Penn, said he expected closure on all four contract sagas to come this week.

    ''That's the plan, although I know we've said that before,'' Penn said yesterday.

    Explaining the protracted negotiations, Penn said: ''It's a combination of things. But because of the rules where you must register a contract within seven days of announcing it, we have to have everything signed, sealed and delivered.

    ''But they're as good as done. Everyone's aware of where we're at.''

    The resignation of Manly's chief executive, Grant Mayer, also played a part in delaying the signatures, but Penn said he hoped to have found a new club boss within a month.

    The Sea Eagles have hired a recruitment company to find their next CEO, and Penn said there had been a ''really good response'' to advertisements for the position.

    ''Hopefully we'll have a shortlist in a couple of weeks and we might be able to make an appointment in early November,'' he said. ''There's some real solid candidates, and some overseas candidates in amongst there too.''

    Also ready to put pen to paper is Parramatta winger Jarryd Hayne, who is expected to finally ink his new $2 million deal this week, just before he heads off to the UK to play in the Four Nations tournament.

    The Australian representative, arguably the best player in the code at the moment, has pledged his future to the Eels but has not officially re-signed with the grand finalists.
  6. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +844 /25
    The game was not Orfords fault.  It was a game when our forwards played like under 9 girls.  No half can stand out and control a game when your forwards are going that bad. 
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Leave off Garts.  Orford was pathetic for most of the 09 season.  Both Cronulla games and the pass into the crowd in the Tigers match were just a couple of highlight.  He shouldn't have been re-signed.  However it will keep me posting.  There's a lose/win in everything. 
  8. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +305 /2
    I'm willing to give Ox a fair go next year so long as the forwards give him room to play with.  He's got an established partner in Lyon and no doubt the off season will see him develop one with Foran, might take a few games to settle.  

    If that happens then there's no excuse for bad kicks, options and that god awful sprint 15m sideways and throw the ball to the 9th row in the stands.  So for all you haters and lovers out there there's nothing really but to watch him play and then let the keyboards to the talking!

    Williams has a heap of work to do.  I only found out he used to play second row.  It'd explain his running style and even his bad positioning during games on the wing.  Oh and he used to kick goals pretty well.

    BUT... if you guys thought this round of contract negotiations was hard, next year will be a nightmare.  Forwards, origin players, aus reps, more up and coming kids with the goods...fun times
  9. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    +1,109 /54
    Orford Clappy. Great news.
  10. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    The Storm manage to fit their players in and sign new players and go for Choc. Also have Schbert on their books.
  11. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +844 /25
    I agree Orford was well below his best.  Part of it was due to his own form and part was due to the team as a whole.  If a NRL forward pack is playing like little girls (Sharks game) how is a halfback meant to create attacking options.  You however have the blinkers on that badly that it is always his fault when we lost, even if the forward pack was going backwards. 
  12. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    Orford won the Dally M medal in the year he played without injury. This past year it has been well documented he played with injury for the most of it. If he signs a new 2 year deal, can we PLEASE just give him a shot at LEAST before we destroy him with your criticism.

    I also would like us to re-build with Hodgkinson and Foran, but if that's not meant to be, it's not meant to be.

    Please - I beg you all - two years of Orford bashing will be just painful.

    Let's give him 10 games next year to see if uninjured, he can get back to 08 form.
  13. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    Lets not and say we did Ryan, he is substandard, pure and simple.

    Half the NRL is playing with injury at any given time, so that excuse is on the nose, if he is injured, rest it or fix it...
  14. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,619 /204
    he had ankle problems and groin problems in 08 too
  15. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,543 /26
    If he was playing with injury then they should have given someone like Hodkinson a go. I think Orford's best is behind him but I hope I'm wrong.

    I'll give him 5 games next year when he's fully fit and if he doesn't perform then blood Hodkinson
  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,878 /65
    5th was an amazing effort really, when you think about the fact we had 2 **** front rowers, 2 **** wingers, an average fullback, a rubbish centre and a crap halfback for the season :p

    If 2 of them show up next season we may go through unbeaten :)
  17. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Don't be even-handed or provide perspective Kiwi. You won't fit in if you do!! :)
  18. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,736 /120
    let the love parade begin
  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Steve Matai / Ben Farrar
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. David Williams
    06. Keiran Foran / Chris Bailey
    07. Matt Orford / Trent Hodgkinson

    List any better backlines.
  20. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Kiwi, 5th was a poor effort.  Mediority is not acceptable.  5th was not acceptable. 

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