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The offseason

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mark from Brisbane, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I can't remember an off season for yonx when we have gone through unscathed ( media wise) before kick off of the the next season.

    Usually it's board drama, player drama, signing drama, season launch debacle etc etc.

    It would be so nice to just have a normal off season and pre season.

    No mad Monday **** ups and cruise through to kick off with not even a blimp on the radar.

    But it's Manly we are talking about so is that possible?
     
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    • mave

      mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Hopefully the players spend the off-season mentally hurting, after the efforts dished up this year.

      Then, I hope they spend the pre-season physically hurting, so we don't have a repeat of the efforts dished up this year.
       
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      • mave

        mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        And I hope the board do nothing in public, say nothing in public.....in fact, I hope those fools just do fkn nothing at all.
         
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        • Mark from Brisbane

          Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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          Nothing would be great, send Mr Fluffy skiing in Canada for 6 months, and ZtH to retire on Santorini, and make zero ****ing comments to anyone in the media !!
           
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          • niccipops

            niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            An extra long off season to contend with too.
            I'm already looking forward to the November pre-season training photos.
             
          • Mark from Brisbane

            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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            Big Bash cricket is fun Nicci.
             
          • niccipops

            niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Might have to give it a watch.
             
          • sheridanstand78

            sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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            It will be an interesting off season, I hope that the team can become as together as our successful teams were. A new coach and structure will take time to bind so I think it will be a learning curve for everyone.

            What we want to see is no controversy and some hard work to prevail so that the guys are primed for round 1 next year.

            I think its fair to say that we will never quite see a season like this one again or at least I hope not and its really important that the club learns the lessons of the reasons why we have failed this year.
             
          • NewwyEagle

            NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

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            I'm expecting an extremely professional organisation moving forward.
            These past two seasons have seemed like the climax to a long coming storm. I think it's over now, and I'm actually very excited about our clubs future.
             
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            • robbiea

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              Hey ,Don't send him here !
               
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              • eagleron

                eagleron Well-Known Member

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                Me too I'm excited about next year, I don't believe we will have a repeat of this season I expect we will be a lot more settled and the competition for spots will be fierce, in fact if we don't make the eight next year I'll be shocked.
                 
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                • Ryan

                  Ryan Well-Known Member

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                  We have heaps more depth across the park. I also think we'll have more to acquire as well:

                  01. Brett Stewart
                  02. Jorge Taufua
                  03. Steve Matai
                  04. Peta Hiku
                  05. Clinton Gutherson
                  06. Jamie Lyon
                  07. Daly Cherry-Evans
                  08. Nate Myles
                  09. Api Koroisou
                  10. Jake Trbojevic
                  11. Feleti Meteo
                  12. Tom Symonds
                  13. Jamie Buhrer

                  14. Lewis Brown
                  15. Darcy Lussick
                  16. Brenton Lawrence
                  17. Josh Starling

                  18. Tom Trbojevic
                  19. Jesse Sene-Lefeo
                  20. Blake Leary
                  21. Matt Ballin
                  22. Tim Moltzen
                  23. Matt Parcell
                  24. Luke Burgess
                  25. Nathan Green

                  26. Tom Wright
                  27. Addison Demetriou
                  28. Liam Knight
                  29. Riley Travers

                  Etc, etc, etc and probably another player or two. Imagine Starling drops off the bench and Idris comes in. Would be some very big boppers. Add then say Tamou, so Myles goes to the bench:

                  14. Lewis Brown
                  15. Darcy Lussick
                  16. Nate Myles
                  17. Jamal Idris

                  Is a premiership winning teams bench.
                   
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                  • qldeagle

                    qldeagle Well-Known Member

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                    It all looks good, all Hiku needs to do is some speed training.
                     
                  • mave

                    mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    And less eating
                     
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                    • Mark from Brisbane

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                      I don't think our signings are yet complete but not sure who is left out there with any quality.

                      Although it's possible that pressure " might" get put on the Rorters by the NRL ( quietly in the back room) to release a few otherwise face getting busted and having their 2015 Premiershio wiped off, so who knows someone like Moa could be on the market, and cheaply for a year or two whilst the Rorters pay half .
                       
                    • robbiea

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                      With the logjam at centre/wing/fullback ,I wouldn't be surprised if they told Hiku or Matai to see what else is out there !
                       
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                      • hozza

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                        There is absolutely no way in hell Hiku will be there in front of Tom T. No chance. If Hiku is there it's at the expense of someone else. But god knows who.

                        On the bench in reggies for mine. Or pie tester for mrs macs...
                         
                      • robbiea

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                        I think he would get a start at fullback at atleast 5 other clubs.We may as well save some cash and let him walk.
                         
                      • Fibro Eagle

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                        Now the board has got what it wants and can it run accordingly to there vision
                        with the new coach and his vision It should be all clear for a successful season
                         
                      • SeaEagleRock8

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                        Does anyone know when our next match is?

                        This off-season is really starting to drag, feels like it's been going forever. :snooze:
                         
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