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bringbackbeaver

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Turbo needs to remain at fullback. Its in manly DNA. Brett Stewart passed the baton to him and he needs to pass the baton to another. It took years to make that transition and build skills with defensive reads and organising defence.

Lehi should do his time on a wing and fill in for an injured turbo before a turbo transition to centre. It is the way.
Snake didn’t get such a handover when he started. And look how he went… pretty decent
 

Once Was Brissie Kid

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Snake didn’t get such a handover when he started. And look how he went… pretty decent
Your post got my curious as to who was Manly's fullback before Snake.
Snake took over in Rd 9 of 2004. Rd 8 was a bye.
So who was Manly fullback for Rd 1 to Rd 8?
Andrew Walker.
He moved to 5/8th.

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Eagle 1

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Your post got my curious as to who was Manly's fullback before Snake.
Snake took over in Rd 9 of 2004. Rd 8 was a bye.
So who was Manly fullback for Rd 1 to Rd 8?
Andrew Walker.
He moved to 5/8th.

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Andrew Walker, such a talented player, just didn't see it often enough for one reason or another.
 

jbb/james

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Snake didn’t get such a handover when he started. And look how he went… pretty decent
Snake was part of a team that hit rock bottom. There is a opportunity to learn things at rock bottom that you can learn no where else. That team reflects those learnings, ruthless buggers
 

jbb/james

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Andrew Walker, such a talented player, just didn't see it often enough for one reason or another.
Walker had immense gifts but self control on the footy field wasnt one if them. At the time we were pretty lowly, so his highlights, chip n chase and 20 late points was really welcomed by beagles fans that were starved of hope . I remember we had a great winning % when Nathan Long played which was rare .

He and ben barba had a lot in common, attack attack attack
 

LeonardCohen

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Honestly, anyone that thinks Turbo is a 6 and Daly is a hooker is having a laugh!

The only plausible shift is Tom to centre and even that’s a long shot. I reckon he’ll come back at fullback and Hoppa will languish in reserve grade until Canberra come knocking.

Sad but true.
 

Eagle 1

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Walker had immense gifts but self control on the footy field wasnt one if them. At the time we were pretty lowly, so his highlights, chip n chase and 20 late points was really welcomed by beagles fans that were starved of hope . I remember we had a great winning % when Nathan Long played which was rare .

He and ben barba had a lot in common, attack attack attack
Didn't we set him and his family up in Terry Hills after he finished playing with us. He was in a bad place mentally then. Wonder how he is now or where he is now.
 

maxta

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Didn't we set him and his family up in Terry Hills after he finished playing with us. He was in a bad place mentally then. Wonder how he is now or where he is now.
Walker is ok and his cousin (I think) who plays guitar and sings will be doing a gig tomorrow same place as myself.... I'll ask out of interest, as I liked how he played even when not at Manly....was entertains not a robot on the field
 

Eagle 1

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Walker is ok and his cousin (I think) who plays guitar and sings will be doing a gig tomorrow same place as myself.... I'll ask out of interest, as I liked how he played even when not at Manly....was entertains not a robot on the field
Thanks Maxta, a lot on here would be interested to hear how Walker is going. When he had the ball in hand, you never knew what play was coming up next, he really was an excitement machine.
 

jbb/james

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Honestly, anyone that thinks Turbo is a 6 and Daly is a hooker is having a laugh!

The only plausible shift is Tom to centre and even that’s a long shot. I reckon he’ll come back at fullback and Hoppa will languish in reserve grade until Canberra come knocking.

Sad but true.
Your probablty right. I think people just want to see what a different game management approach might do for the team. Daly is past 9 despite his ability to scoot and kick out of dummy half. Most of his best runs this season have been from dummy half, But DCE plays a physically conservative game rarely running in the line or using a shoulder in D . No way he can play middle. If anything a 14 once the heats out of the game but thats a major luxury

Turbo played unofficial halfback role without kicking in our most successful recent season.sure he had a 1 on his back but he was our number 1 and 2 ball player and major creator on both sides of the ruck . Now cats out of the bag, he is isolated at fullback as we continue to play the same way when he is in the team. Not saying he would make a good 6 but if we keep doing what we always did we will keep getting what we always had……..Not much

IMO we need to take the pressure off turbo, our game seems impervious to change so its move him on, or move him around maybe, but just as we are wasting browns energy by leaving him isolated in a team sport , same with Tommy.
 

Ryan

Journey Man
Indigenous talent man, it's just a beauty to watch. I've always wanted us to be more plugged in with pathways for them, and it always seems to me, that we are heavily lacking in that department.

Good old recruitment, pathways and retention at Manly.

Terrible, terrible, terrible.
 

LeonardCohen

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Your probablty right. I think people just want to see what a different game management approach might do for the team. Daly is past 9 despite his ability to scoot and kick out of dummy half. Most of his best runs this season have been from dummy half, But DCE plays a physically conservative game rarely running in the line or using a shoulder in D . No way he can play middle. If anything a 14 once the heats out of the game but thats a major luxury

Turbo played unofficial halfback role without kicking in our most successful recent season.sure he had a 1 on his back but he was our number 1 and 2 ball player and major creator on both sides of the ruck . Now cats out of the bag, he is isolated at fullback as we continue to play the same way when he is in the team. Not saying he would make a good 6 but if we keep doing what we always did we will keep getting what we always had……..Not much

IMO we need to take the pressure off turbo, our game seems impervious to change so its move him on, or move him around maybe, but just as we are wasting browns energy by leaving him isolated in a team sport , same with Tommy.
Not completely against the idea of him playing centre but the work he has doing as a ball player at 1, is vastly different to the ball playing a 6 does. Further, you need a 6 that can ice last tackle plays; if it all falls on Chez, we become predictable. Then you’ve got to consider that we have Brooks who is exclusively a half and you can why Turbo at 6 is foolish.
 

jbb/james

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Not completely against the idea of him playing centre but the work he has doing as a ball player at 1, is vastly different to the ball playing a 6 does. Further, you need a 6 that can ice last tackle plays; if it all falls on Chez, we become predictable. Then you’ve got to consider that we have Brooks who is exclusively a half and you can why Turbo at 6 is foolish.
Yeah ive not seen Tom kick with much style. I few wobblies at best but i imagine he might clobber a few if he gets hold of them. Been stories he was a swans jnr target, surely nit just because he was tall, but i dont know. I think he could adapt his style . He has the out the back stuff, but he has those tenacious carries where he makes defences hurry up. His inexperience may inadvertently straighten our attack

Not sold on his passing game though ,
 

Rocky

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I'd prefer coaches to try things a bit more in terms of the positions - I mean Latrell looked great at 5/8 the other day. Not saying that's a long term move but it seems some coaches only try things when there is an injury.
 

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