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Sportal - The Inside Word: Manly Sea Eagles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Class of 96, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Class of 96

    Class of 96 Well-Known Member

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    Good article...
    Is anyone surprised Manly find themselves deep into the finals? They certainly aren't. Success is expected at the Sea Eagles but they come at it from a different angle than most clubs.
    http://www.sportal.com.au/league/news/the-inside-word-manly-sea-eagles-252940
     
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    • Lord Eagleton

      Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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      Fantastic article. Some of the other journos could learn a thing or two from this. Truth, not agenda driven crap. And written by ex manly daily writer, adam lucias
       
    • wedgetail eagle

      wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      "..go all the way for the third time in 6 years".

      Now that would be something.
       
    • Moondog

      Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Pizza and beer also feature prominently in my personal training regime.....
       
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      • sheridanstand78

        sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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        Its an article that is spot on and the moral of the story is that you can have a great team of players that you can buy but you cant buy spirit. This team is driven by that from their experiences and the ex players who instill to them what it means to play for Manly.

        This is our strength and clubs like Parra can only dream to have this.
         
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        • Clint

          Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Great read. Great stuff. Great Manly!
           
        • SeaEagle21

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          Started my day off well, great article!!! I guess it shows that winning is important but not at the expense of enjoyment. Very interesting to read about the 'laid back' approach. Only works if you have focused and driven personnel and leaders like Lyon etc...
           
        • 1969

          1969 Well-Known Member

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          What a great ride it is to be a Manly fan, thanks boys!
           
        • Andrew..

          Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          I love the fact Tooves has enough trust and respect to treat the players like men...when I watch this team staggering almost exhausted I see Toovey's resilience all over the park...maybe that's the players way of returning loyalty.
           
        • anthonyb1965

          anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Great article!!! No wonder our boys are champions; always have been, always will be!!!

          GO MANLY!!!!
           
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          • Brissie Kid

            Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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            "The Sea Eagles are the only club to have won premierships in each of the past five decades." And been in grand finals in each of the past seven decades. No one tops that record. No one.
             
          • The Who

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            Being able to guts it out has been a cornerstone of this club over the past 8-9 years (and in previous eras). As a fan what we want is for a 100% effort and a never-say-die attitude. If we get beaten it's never by much (with one exception - last year's final, but that was an anomaly). I don't think there is another club that has shown this trait over such a prolonged period.
            This story also highlights how these on-field supermen are average down-to-earth guys off the field who enjoy a pizza, a beer and one another's company.
             
          • Eagle1963

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            Proud , proud , proud to be a Manly supporter.
             

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