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STRONGER - Sea Eagles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ramrod, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

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    For all the things that has happened in 2011, my resolve and passion for the Sea Eagles has never been stronger.

    My feeling is that we're not so much under siege as we were back in 1999 or 2002. That was certainly worse. in 2002, seeing 5000 at a home game was heart breaking.

    Just a reminder to everyone:

    Manly has a history of dramas, it's not the first and won't be the last.

    Back in 1977, when Fulton joined Easts, Manly lost a favourite son. Guess what? We won in 1978. It didn't matter.

    Back in 1989, when Shearer was off to the Broncs and Vautin was let go. Fans were baying for Doug Daley's blood. Now, we can see Doug did the right thing. We needed a clean out. Shearer went for the money and admitted he regretted it later.

    When Turban left for more money at end of 1996, he too regretted it later. If you leave after playing for Manly, chances are you won't be playing like you should, anymore.

    The worst thing to happen to Manly was to have our colours tainted with Norths'. Guess what? We got rid of the losers and we won again.

    So, the thing is, I'll admit I enjoyed the leaked emails as it helped show the truth for what and who they are. So, thank you to whoever did it and I don't care what some Des' loyal players may think.

    1. Players and staff come and go. The club is forever.

    2. My respect for our true legends who stood up for our club has grown exponentially - Thrower, Arko, Fredo, Igor, Tooves, Beaver, Magilla and others. Also, kudos to Choc who stood up for our club even when he's miles away.

    3. I will ensure my membership is signed up for 2012. Time for solidarity in the face of adversity. Time to show those opposition fans that we're not bothered. Won't it annoy all of them if we won another premiership in spite of all this? BRING IT ON!!!

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  2. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Nice 1 Ramrod. Well said.
     
  3. Daddycool

    Daddycool Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely.... I'd like to enjoy the cricket season first but definitely looking forward to the WCC and the 2012 season.
     
  4. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Great perspective there Ramrod.
     
  5. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Well said Ramrod you've summarised the situation well. It would be great to see our membership increase from last year, we just won the GF so under normal circumstances you would expect it to. However, the fallout from the "Des Loyalists" staying away from Brookie may be a factor in 2012. It's a shame cause Tooves and the players are the innocent parties who end up penalised.
     
  6. globaleagle

    globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Nice post.

    My membership for 2012 already paid for (even though the mayans say this is the final chukka).

    Without offence to the individual posters, I would dearly love to see the end of:

    What if [insert person/situation] does [insert worst possible senario]?

    They're a drivin me a crazy:twitch:
     
  7. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Im excited too and my Membership is always renewed as its Manly and not personnel focused.

    There is still the majority of the 2008 squad left, veterens ready to ease 2v into Premiership Winning Coach role :D
     
  8. dowdz

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    I can't wait for the 2012 season. Looking forward to the era of Toovey.
    Membership for next year has been renewed as well. I will not bail on my beloved Sea Eagles
     
  9. Ralphie

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    I was going to let my season tickets go and have a minor membership because I have moved to Canberra to live. After all that has gone on I have renewed my season tickets for myself and my lovely wife. Even if we only get to the last game of the year, that's Ok, I'm supporting my club.
     
  10. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

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    Exactly. The entire squad could go and play French rugby next year and I would would still be the first with my Manly jersey on to cheer the team on in round one.

    Fans follow clubs, not players or coaches.
     
  11. byso

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    I'm also glad the emails were released.

    It gave an insight into what he was like.
     
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    • Mark from Brisbane

      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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      Best post of this week.

      When I die I'll be buried in a Sea Eagles Jersey...wouldn't have it any other way.
       
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      • Andrew..

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        Any particular years Jersey Mark.....just asking !
         
      • globaleagle

        globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Hopefully the 2089 jersey.
         
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        • Mark from Brisbane

          Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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          In 2089 I'd be 135, so that's doubtful.

          I have a framed "Sea Eagles Legends" Jersey up at home (including Des Hasler) that would be a reasonable choice...but probably the first Jersey I ever bought, about 1976 (must have been then as that was my first GF) which is still hanging up at home.
           
        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          That's why I said 2089, just wishing ya a long and happy life!
           
        • Mark from Brisbane

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          Love ya work Global....mate of I could get another 20 years I'd be over the moon, another 30 would even be better, another 40 and I won't even know who I am or where I am so who cares!!
           
        • eagleE

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          OK, I'm going to ask. Who is/was the Turban?
           
        • Mark from Brisbane

          Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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          I think that was Matthew Ridge BUT could be wrong!!
           
        • Mals

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          Yeah Matty Ridge had the nickname Turban
           

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