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The 2008 Season

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Quirkster, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. The Quirkster

    The Quirkster The People's Champion

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    I'm watching the highlights of that magnificent year.

    Geez we were good. I've got to say that Michael Robertson was so underrated. He was one of the best finishers of a try that I've seen for a long time. He always got it down from the most difficult circumstances.

    Watching the lads light it up is fantastic. I just hope that Ox gets through this nightmare. He was a brilliant servant to us.

    Killa, Snake, Beaver, all in their prime (Beaver was always in his prime).

    I'll tell you what, though. We tried some odd players at 5/8th.

    Matai, Watmough, Beaver, Killa (of course), and I think there was another one.

    I was 20 metres away from Beaver when he scored his last try in the Grand Final. That was easily the best day of my life.
     
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    • Harvies elbow

      Harvies elbow I'm a country member....... " Yes we remember " Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Yes how sweet a day it was indeed. I thought we'd win but I didn't see that coming !!
      And the Beaver try... magical !!
      To add to the fun I have a massive fear of heights and literally had to pump 4 plastic schooies into me to get the guts to climb up to the nose bleed section...
      With 4 more to watch the game with.
      The best day ever !!!
       
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      • JenEagle

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        Greatest ever grand final. There were 60000 manly supporters there that day just loving it. I had never seen so many Manly supporters in the one place. Special day. As was 2011.

        Storm were better in 2007 however I will never get over 2013. We were robbed that day.

        95 and 97 still hurt as well. 96 was also magical
         
      • bob dylan

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        Never thought we could win it until we got on that finals roll.

        Once the 14th placed Bunnies put 40 on us in mid August I knew we were doomed.

        We never lost another match.
         
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        • The Who

          The Who Well-Known Member

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          Notice the difference with the way we used to play, and today?
          We have no backline moves, sleight-of-hand, speed, now. All we rely on is a 19-year-old with a crook ankle. When he doesn't fire we are toothless in attack.
           
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          • Woodsie

            Woodsie played strong, done good.

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            There is an annoying acquaintance amongst my circle that is a Melb fan who delights in bagging everybody when their team loses. About 2 months ago I started telling blokes every time he pisses you off, or for no reason whatsoever, just text him the following ... 40-0.

            He bailed me up at coffee about 2 weeks ago and begged me to call everybody off ... it's no longer funny he said.

            F..k him. It gets funnier every day!!
             
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            • Woodsie

              Woodsie played strong, done good.

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              And to believe some fools .. a close game is a good game .... RUBBISH!
               
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              • Crusher_Cleal

                Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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                Robbo as Danny Moore, Choc/Gift/Beaver as Kosef/Gartner/Beaver, Ox as Tooves, Matai/Lyon as Hill/Innes, Kite as Cement. And I haven't even got to Brett. 2008 was a great team.
                 
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                • Shoe1

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                  Give us his number
                   
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                  • Woodsie

                    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                    I wont .... but the thought of doing so has made my day. Be assured I will be showing him your post.
                     
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                    • Fluffy

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                      and no injuries either, how good would that be again
                       
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                      • Shoe1

                        Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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                        I don't mind if he calls me, my number is 648 0100
                         
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                        • niccipops

                          niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          When the ASADA story began with every channel deliberately not completely blotting out Manly in footage, implicating we had cheated, my heart sank. During that uproar I kept thinking please don't take 2008 off us.
                          Despite rubbing the club's name through the mud and leading the whole rugby league world to think Manly had cheated the truth to the story is that they we're just that bloody good. It was even sweeter because Super League had nearly destroyed our club.
                          Thank you for saving Manly Mr Delmege.
                          That day makes all the ups and down of being a Manly supporter worth every second.
                          I hope we don't have to wait too long to be smoking hot again.
                           
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                          • MadMarcus

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                            He can call me too on 3678 9645. If he's not good with numbers just tell him to type FORTY NIL.
                             
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                            • Harvies elbow

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                              Ask for Joe hasham?
                               
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                              • ShakeySeaEagle

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                                Awesome year 2008, I forgot Menzies was the 6 for a lot of games (11). Robson also slotted in there 1 game. Funny Matai & Watmough got a crack there over Gift.

                                Most Points - Matt Orford (169)
                                Most Goals - Matt Orford (78)
                                Most Tries - Brett Stewart (22) (most NRL)
                                Most Games - Matt Ballin (27) Micheal Robertson (27)
                                Rookies - David Williams
                                2nd Year Players - Matt Ballin, Micheal Bani, Vic Mauro, Shane Neumann
                                1st year with Manly - Heath L'estrange, Josh Perry, David Vaealiki
                                Last Year with Manly - Jack Afamasga, Steve Bell, Nick Bradley-Qalilawa, Mark Bryant, Steve Menzies, Phil Morwood, Jeff Robson, David Vaealiki, Luke Williamson
                                 
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                                • mickqld

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                                  You must've been pretty close to us then. We were in that corner, just magical day. So far removed from this year's debacle.
                                  Had a long conversation with Max Delmege the other day. Thanked him for saving us and delivering those golden days. He lamented on how greed and self serving had taken over from the days when he wanted the club to be for the supporters first and not the owners or administration.
                                   
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                                  • Lyonstomenzies

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                                    I've still got my Premiers shirt that I bought after the game. It copped a beating that night wrestling at the bar outside the ground. I wax standing on a table top drunk as a skunk chanting 40 -nil.

                                    Best day ever.
                                     
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                                    • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

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                                      I'd rather watch that 2008 grand final dvd over & over.I rate it better than sex:p
                                       
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                                      • voicefromthehill

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                                        Showing our age there
                                         
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