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Bearfax

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May surprise some but even if we had the Foran body and skills like he was around 2011-12, I would still have Schuster at 5/8, because he is a natural play maker. I would certainly keep Foran, but I'd play him at lock.
 

Manly Tragic

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Seems if you are a realist on this subject you are a doubter. Sorry Iโ€™m not a dreamer. I really hope we get some value out of tying up cap space on a guy that is busted and at the end of his career and that we donโ€™t loose long term talent as a result of this matey mentality.
 

The better Robbo

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Just another near retired player at the arse end of his career looking for one last paycheck. I just cannot see any sense in this when we have a genuine future star ready to go in the Schu. This will be another injury circus which we can ill afford.
What if Schuster got injured? Croker? Its good to have quality depth and options.
 

Woodsie

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I believe that if Foran plays only 13 games we will have got our value from him ... one thing he can teach our younger one's is toughness, tenacity, resilience and will to compete and conquer ... the bloke has climbed back out of the footballing graveyard 5 times ... and is still one of the best 5/8ths in the game ..
 

MW66

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I believe that if Foran plays only 13 games we will have got our value from him ... one thing he can teach our younger one's is toughness, tenacity, resilience and will to compete and conquer ... the bloke has climbed back out of the footballing graveyard 5 times ... and is still one of the best 5/8ths in the game ..
Agree - I think he will be very good value when on the field. I am a little less optimistic though and believe he will play 9-10 games.
 

globaleagle

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I believe that if Foran plays only 13 games we will have got our value from him ... one thing he can teach our younger one's is toughness, tenacity, resilience and will to compete and conquer ... the bloke has climbed back out of the footballing graveyard 5 times ... and is still one of the best 5/8ths in the game ..
Psssh, if he wants to teach toughness, etc...then he should play more than 13 games the big sook!


(lol)....?
 

Mark from Brisbane

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When ManlyBacker first started this thread in 2012 ... little did he know the merry journey and 528 pages his thread would take to get back to this ...

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Yep itโ€™s been a long road , I reckon about 10% of my post count would be in this thread ( mind you Iโ€™m not reading 528 pages to count them ).
 

Woodsie

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Jumping on the Foran bandwagon now i see ;)
No ... if you go back you will find that I was never adamantly opposed to it ... in fact I am on record here last year praising Foran, both form and commitment ... but ... as far as being happy to have him return to Manly ... two very important things were put into place that satisfied me .. 1) Bargain price 2) one year deal ...

... given those 2 points I am also on record as saying it is a gamble well worth taking ..
 

ManlyTragic

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No ... if you go back you will find that I was never adamantly opposed to it ... in fact I am on record here last year praising Foran, both form and commitment ... but ... as far as being happy to have him return to Manly ... two very important things were put into place that satisfied me .. 1) Bargain price 2) one year deal ...

... given those 2 points I am also on record as saying it is a gamble well worth taking ..
Iโ€™m glad itโ€™s a bargain price and a one year deal ...but their is still no agreement on here what position he will play! So far I have read he will be 6, 14, 9 and a depth signing for when someone is injured. I would love to know his planned role by the MW recruiters.
 

Bring back the.... Biff?

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No ... if you go back you will find that I was never adamantly opposed to it ... in fact I am on record here last year praising Foran, both form and commitment ... but ... as far as being happy to have him return to Manly ... two very important things were put into place that satisfied me .. 1) Bargain price 2) one year deal ...

... given those 2 points I am also on record as saying it is a gamble well worth taking ..
Agreed. What did he eventually sign for?
 

Bring back the.... Biff?

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Iโ€™m glad itโ€™s a bargain price and a one year deal ...but their is still no agreement on here what position he will play! So far I have read he will be 6, 14, 9 and a depth signing for when someone is injured. I would love to know his planned role by the MW recruiters.
6 he will wear 6. Not 9 or 14. Croker will don the 14 unless we buy someone else. Cust will be the 9. He is young and strong loves to run and can put in decent kicks. Best option. Foran cant be in the middle like a tackling machine. Surely not
 

court83

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I just hope the bloke stays fit.
Loved him when he was here..
Absolutely hated how he left, intentionally trying to cripple the club on his way out, and if im honest, I wasn't too upset the way his last 5 years have panned out career wise... thought it was karma..
But now hes back, I just hope he pays us back on the field and retires the champion I thought he was in his first stint here
 

Eagle of London

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Best part of 500+ pages is the stuff that can't be deleted. Without going thru the whole thing I'm guessing its 10 or so pages about resigning many years back. 100 or so on the piece of sums traitor parra move and doggie debacle. Another hundred laughing at his misfortune. 50 or so laughing at parra for signing him. Another 100 when he went after us for his unpaid money. Hundred on his injuries. A good 50 on his disabling influence being part of the Stewart side v DCE side. 50 or so pages of pretty low personal attacks. 20 pages of 'great player just busted comments'. 4 pages of how sorry we feel for him. And finally 40 pages of his Jesus like resurrection as the greatest bloke ever.
If we were to look back im sure there would be some pretty low comments directed at him that some wish they could delete forever. Actually I'm sure some probably have deleted some posts to save embarrassment.
 

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