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Interesting though from that year -2015 - they only had one player make the NYC Team of the Year and he was on the bench, Brent Naden.
Kikau played for the Cowboys and Pangai Jnr was a Raider and Addo-Carr was a Shark.
Tom effectively carried us in 2015.

Also got to remember our 2017 NYC side came 8th so effectively had a good month to win it.
We didn't have any make the team of the year.
5 of the GF squad have gone onto play 1st Grade but none are what you'd call superstars.
They need 2 more years to become stars.
 

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They need 2 more years to become stars.

Agree, I forgot to add yet... but many expect the bulk of a premiership winning u20's squad to kick on into 1st grade immediately. Some of these guys never ever see 1st grade and others like Turbo can step straight in.
From that 2017 squad Cust has played the most 1st grade but is still finding his feet, Funa only debuted this year and Tom Wright has been and gone.
Hopefully Oka and Paseka being brought on slowly reaps dividends for us down the track.
 

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Not defending the Roosters here but delving through the archives quite a few players changed clubs in NYC.
Did you know that Paseka played for us in 15 but the Tigers in 16? Either did I.
I'm sure the Sharks can lay claim to Ramien as coming through their system even though he played 2 1/2 seasons for us. Six months later he debuts in 1st grade.
I am pretty sure Paseka was at Western Suburbs SG ball in 2015? He arrived 2017.
 

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I am pretty sure Paseka was at Western Suburbs SG ball in 2015? He arrived 2017.

Sorry, I was looking at the wrong GF squads.
@Pepi correct, he was 18th man for us 2017.
 

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I reckon the way Paseka improved in 2020 was 1 of few bright sparks for Manly's season.
Actually started to realise his own size and power as it went on and even in some hefty losses, made some great charges with the ball and an area that has been swept a little was his defence, bashed a few in the middle and missed few tackles....
 

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Patience is a virtue.
Might be worth pointing out that from our 2015 Holden Cup GF side we only have Tom left.

I think it was a missed opportunity especially when we didn't keep Jesse Ramien, Luke Garner, Nicho Hynes and others.

But hopefully the core of our 2017 winning squad will be with us (and stay on the park) for a while.
I've still got my fingers crossed that we will have Garner back next year.

Doesn't hurt to consider that Liam Knight was back training with all the Manly boys between Raiders and bunnies contracts.

In this day and age Comradery is unfortunately lost on some in this game these days.
 

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I think Gutherson and Knight are both good friends with Manly players and Other locals on the Northern Beaxhes from their younger days, like the Turbos and both still live on the Northern Beaches. One can easily misread a friendship for a potential change Of club, which is unlikely to happen.
 

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Patience is a virtue.

I've still got my fingers crossed that we will have Garner back next year.

Doesn't hurt to consider that Liam Knight was back training with all the Manly boys between Raiders and bunnies contracts.

In this day and age Comradery is unfortunately lost on some in this game these days.

Would luv Liam Knight back. Good motor, good mouth and a bit of attitude
 

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I reckon the way Paseka improved in 2020 was 1 of few bright sparks for Manly's season.
Actually started to realise his own size and power as it went on and even in some hefty losses, made some great charges with the ball and an area that has been swept a little was his defence, bashed a few in the middle and missed few tackles....

Paseka will fill the hole left by AFB and make it his own.
By the end of the year, it will be AFB who?
 

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Any more additions to the #PURGE file??

Wonder if we might be going down the route of a medical retirement for Horhay given he’s unlikely to be back in 2021.

Not sure when he’s signed to but I thought he got an extension in 2019 for 2 years.
 

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Thanks Leho ... dated 2 hours ago and says we have 7 spots available ... wow

We have lost AFB, Waddell, Thommo, Levi, Elliott, T=Rex, Metcalf and Hoppa is unsigned .. so 8 from last year out ... should leave 8 spots to fill ..

Known ins so far are Davey, Foran, Burbo and Miski ... so that leaves 4 spots still open ..

Happy days .... There is hope for a couple of good signings yet ..

MANLY SEA EAGLES
SPOTS AVAILABLE: 7

  • Morgan Boyle
  • Daly Cherry-Evans
  • Lachlan Croker
  • Cade Cust
  • Andrew Davey
  • Manase Fainu*
  • Tevita Funa
  • Reuben Garrick
  • Jack Gosiewski
  • Morgan Harper
  • Sean Keppie
  • Haumole Olakau'atau
  • Brad Parker
  • Taniela Paseka
  • Joshua Schuster
  • Toafofoa Sipley
  • Curtis Sironen
  • Moses Suli
  • Jorge Taufua
  • Martin Taupau
  • Jake Trbojevic
  • Tom Trbojevic
  • Dylan Walker
*Fainu is stood-down under the NRL's no-fault policy.

DEVELOPMENT PLAYERS: Jade Anderson, Abbas Miski, Zac Saddler, Keith Titmuss, Ben Trbojevic, Sione Fainu.
 
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18 16 2 332 34
18 15 3 195 32
18 13 5 217 28
18 12 6 118 26
18 11 7 151 24
17 8 9 -24 18
18 8 10 -72 18
17 7 10 -60 16
18 7 11 -157 16
17 6 11 -74 14
18 6 12 -150 14
18 6 12 -207 14
18 5 13 -131 12
18 4 14 -266 10
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