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  1. The better Robbo

    By:The better RobboNov 27, 2018
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    Forget player signings. Des donny ballin monaghan and now snake are the best signings of any team for the last decade. No doubt everyone will lift having these guys around. Another prop and a starting centre to round out the squad
     
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    • Cameron

      By:CameronNov 27, 2018
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      Just saw this on YouTube
       
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      • TWO DOGS

        By:TWO DOGSNov 27, 2018
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        Thanks Cam, brilliant.
         
      • niccipops

        By:niccipopsNov 27, 2018
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        My excuse for not taking them to Brookie for the first 10 years is living on the Gold Coast. If I had remained in God's country where my heart is I would have possibly given birth across the tryline.:giggle:
         
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        • Bubbler

          By:BubblerNov 27, 2018
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          Jamie should take back his Centre position at Manly.
           
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          • HoldenV8

            By:HoldenV8Nov 27, 2018
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            Damn....

            For the first time since Tooves, I'm actually excited about the upcoming year.
             
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            • castle eagle

              By:castle eagleNov 27, 2018
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              from what i hear trent didn't want them around
               
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              • Class of 96

                By:Class of 96Nov 27, 2018
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                The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles featuring Dessie Hasler and his All Star band. Gotta say I’m feeling very warm and fuzzy about this.
                 
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                • Southern Eagle

                  By:Southern EagleNov 28, 2018
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                  From the DT

                  Brett Stewart returns to Brookie as Hasler’s rebuild continues
                  In a move sure to delight Manly fans, former Sea Eagles fullback Brett Stewart has returned to the club in an ambassadorial and mentoring role.

                  “It’s great to be back at the place I love,” Stewart told The Daily Telegraph.

                  “I’m excited and pumped for the challenge and grateful for the opportunity.”

                  He will guide young Sea Eagles players – including his former star protégé Tom Trbojevic – and work with sponsors on game days.

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                  Brett Stewart returns to Manly in a mentoring role. Picture: Brett Costello
                  In a brilliant 14-year career with Manly, Stewart scored 163 tries, 87 of those at his beloved Brookvale, where he played 98 games.

                  Stewart’s appointment continues coach Des Hasler’s push for Manly to return to the club’s past traditions.

                  Former Sea Eagles players Michael Monaghan (pathways coach), Noel Cleal (head of recruitment) and Matt Ballin (under-20s) have also returned.

                  Brett Stewart scored 97 tries in 98 games at Brookvale.
                  Ballin will be involved in the club’s education and wellbeing team.

                  Don Singe has also been lured back as strength and conditioning coach.

                  Stewart has returned to live in Sydney after spending much of the past two years running his restaurant, Toko San, in Melbourne.

                  Ballin is excited about his return to the club.

                  “I’ve been lucky enough to have played for the club and now I’m coaching as well,” Ballin said.

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                  Brett Stewart is farewelled by the Manly faithful at Brookie. Picture: Phil Hillyard
                  With former coach Trent Barrett on ‘gardening leave’, the drama and headlines are finally drying up Brookvale.

                  Despite this, the Sea Eagles are friendless in betting, with the TAB Manly $34 premiership chances, equal second last only in front of Gold Coast ($51). They are $5 with to ‘win’ the wooden spoon.
                   
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                  • Moondog

                    By:MoondogNov 28, 2018
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                    Parramatta are $7 to "win" the spoon, it's just like printing money.
                     
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                    • The Who

                      By:The WhoNov 28, 2018
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                      This is great news, and highlights the fallout he must have had with certain factions in the club who, I presume, are no longer there.
                      Names, anyone?
                       
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                      • Eagle of London

                        By:Eagle of LondonNov 28, 2018
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                        From what i hear Trent isnt wanted around the joint either but the mongrel just wont leave.
                         
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                        • globaleagle

                          By:globaleagleNov 28, 2018
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                          I hope everyone is in a better place now. I'm happy to have him back at Manly so I guess all is well. Brett may have not been in the right head space due to some issues as it seemed he didn't get on with dce (so hopefully that's all good) and he seemed not to be concerned with helping out Tom.

                          Now I just say it seemed that way, it's an opinion and others may know if it's codswallop - which would be good.

                          lol - maybe a third party payment never came through so Manly are getting him that cash through employment! - just kidding!
                           
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                          • Eagle of London

                            By:Eagle of LondonNov 28, 2018
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                            On that note
                            On that point what ever stopped a club getting around the cap by 'employing' a player to a highly inflated coaching or support position after retiring? Obviously that's very difficult now with the cap on backroom staff but did a club have to report spending on support staff in the past?
                            Good way to really really back end a contract.
                             
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                            • SeaEagleRock8

                              By:SeaEagleRock8Nov 28, 2018
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                              Old Under the Radar Des will be thrilled at those odds.
                               
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                              • Mark from Brisbane

                                By:Mark from BrisbaneNov 28, 2018
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                                I hope he’s doing more mentoring than he is ambassadoring, because young Turbo has all the potential but is lacking some of the sublime skills.
                                 
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                                • niccipops

                                  By:niccipopsNov 28, 2018
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                                  Look at the little niece cracking up at Snake on his knees. "Mummy, Uncle Brett's gone nuts!":D
                                  Glad to have the mighty Snake back.
                                  As soon as Des walked back in the door club wounds started to heal.
                                   
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                                  • Bearfax

                                    By:BearfaxNov 28, 2018
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                                    Unfortunately disputes develop even among the closest of kin. Generally they blow over with age and I hope this happens between the present and past stars of the Manly side. Nobody always acts the way others would want and in fact conflict often comes about because we are strong enough to stand by what we believe. No wimps here. But there is a time to let old conflict die and remember that these players all put in for their team, their supporters and of course for themselves. They are family. So it would be great to see Watmough, Kennedy, Brett Stewart, Glen Stewart, DCE, Foran, Tooves, Kite, Lyons, Lyon, Buhrer, Gutho, A. Hoppa, Hasler even Fulton etc bury the hatchet and remember what they share, not what they momentarily had a dispute over. Bring the champions back.
                                     
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                                    • HappilyManly

                                      By:HappilyManlyNov 28, 2018
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                                      Wish Snake would take over the catering at Brookie with his hospitality experience :lightbulb:

                                      Steak sandwiches from his butcher connections and fresh sushi :nod:
                                       
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                                      • HoldenV8

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                                        If I am right, I don't think Barrett would be high on Snake's Christmas card list. Brett still felt he had more to give, but Barrett believed he was done and his last game was against the Cows in Townsville in Rd.16 of 2016. And it was a bit of a late decision to drop him because in our next game against St Merge at Brookie, Tom played fullback in the #3 jumper.

                                        Unlike with Barrett though, Turbo and Snake never had a falling out. Brett was mentoring Tom because he knew that he would eventually have to pass the baton so to speak, and Turbo looked up to him. And while Tom did benefit in a way because it gave him his chance at fullback, truth be told he probably would have been just as happy staying on the wing or in the centres for the duration of the season with Snake at the back.

                                        After the career he had with Manly, Snake did not deserve to go out like he did, basically being dropped by a rookie coach and being told his career was done. At the very least he deserved one last game at Brookvale in front of the fans who had supported him through thick and thin. I'm glad he came back for that lap of honour last year, but he deserved to do that lap at the end of his last game at the ground that he ruled for 14 years.

                                        In a lot of ways, Turbo has been lucky because so far in his career he has really been under the wing of not only the two best fullbacks of their era by a LONG way, but arguably two of the greatest ever. He had Snake when he first started in first grade at Manly, and appears will have him again, while he also learned from Billy Slater when he made it into last years World Cup squad (despite what we might think about Slater and his grub tactics at times, he was a great fullback).
                                         
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