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What's the Buzz?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lismore_fan, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

    +216 /1
    What's the Buzz?
    Players threat to sue Manly Sea Eagles

    by Phil Rothfield (S/T 11/8/13)

    MANLY are facing an uncertain future and legal action from at least eight players if they are accused by ASADA of doing something wrong.

    To make matters worse, there is no certainty that majority share-holder and one of Australia's richest men Rick Penn will be there to bail the club out.

    The Sunday Telegraph understands Penn is considering selling his shares in the club because of his strained relationship with part-owners Quantum.

    Current players George Rose, Steve Matai, Richard Fa'aoso, Ben Farrar, Brett Stewart and Anthony Watmough have been asked to attend ASADA interviews.

    Penrith's Dean Whare and Parramatta's Darcy Lussick - both former Eagles - will also be questioned in relation to their playing days at Brookvale.

    The eight players are adamant they have done nothing wrong.

    Coach Geoff Toovey and his predecessor and now Canterbury coach Des Hasler will also be interviewed.

    The players have already been briefed by lawyers about potential outcomes of the club-initiated supplements program.

    The request to interview beefy prop Rose has at least provided some light banter at Brookvale.

    Of all the players in the NRL, he would be the last you would think would need any supplement to increase an already massive frame.

    Any threat of legal action would place enormous pressure on Manly's finances.

    Despite the team's successes in recent years, the Sea Eagles have been flat-out making an annual profit. The only thing that was working in their favour is the personal wealth of part-owner Penn.

    Sources have revealed Penn has decided to sell his shares if the right buyer emerges, although he would stay with the club if Quantum got out.
    What a headline that says nothing!
    if they are accused
    no certainty ...Rick Penn will be there to bail the club out
    understands... Penn is considering selling his shares

    So this is Buzz's speculation. No facts. No news. Nothing concrete. Just Buzz's thoughts.

    Well thanks Buzz. On this Forum we only 'thought" you were a tool but I guess this just confirms it!
  2. Moondog

    Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,437 /40
    So Penn informs Rothfield of his intentions, I don't think so....just the usual telegraph drivel.
  3. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,230 /70
    Richard Fa'aoso !! - how does this have anything to do with 3 yrs ago ?
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    • master blaster

      master blaster Well-Known Member

      +674 /4
      the thing that gets me is that he is on the continuous call team of a saturday with one of the legends of our club,our own immortal, Bob Fulton,yet fulton never sticks up for the club,never gets stuck into him for continually trying to bring the club down,he just goes along with it,hangon,isnt Fulton on the board now,oh I forgot,he is a part of the Manly mafia with Zorba
    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +15,606 /326
      The NRL Club health check has found that most Clubs are running at a loss :cool:

      Penn selling would be a welcome change at the Board level.

      Buzz's Team is the one with ASADA issues :mad:
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      • bones

        bones Bones Knows

        +9,036 /102
        He was at Newcastle and they were one of the teams named ?

        How can the club be sued if the club has already been cleared of wrong doing? I thought their focus was now on individuals.
        I think it's a pathetic attempt by Rothfelch to take the attention away from his sharks.
      • Brissie Kid

        Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

        +1,038 /16
        Took an extreme outcome that probably only applies if the club itself is found to have done something wrong. But ASADA has already repeatedly said that isn't the case. His precious Sharks will vanish long before Manly.
      • Frogz

        Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +1,716 /43
        Slothfield Trying his best to get the sharks out of the news....U are a tool.
      • wombatgc

        wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +4,157 /73
        Buzz seems to have more sauces than Subway?
      • Hamster Huey

        Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

        +1,148 /8
        What a Crock?
        Manly fans given cause to laugh again at 'Desperate' Phil Rothfield

        by Hamster Huey (S/T 11/8/13)

        Buzz is facing an uncertain future as he continues to prop up his own attempts to talk himself up as 'influential', a claim laughed at by all administrators, coaches, players, support staff, fans, readers and anybody else alive in the last few decades.

        His removal may be in the near future as Daily Telegraph board members look to hock a number of assets, including the spinning wheels used to generate headlines and content, based on random outcomes from each spin.

        Buzz was unavailable for comment after yet another loss by Cronulla in the shadows of further investigations by ASADA against recalcitrant players and staff, an issue Rothfield has attempted to avoid addressing by deflecting the matter as more of a concern for other clubs, despite already being cleared.
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        • Brissie Kid

          Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

          +1,038 /16
          On 2KY this morning Bulldawg and J Smith tried this same argument when Zorba was on, pushing him that it was impossible for Manly to know what was going on with every staff member and player.

          Zorba got a bit worked up in reply, pointing out again that ASADA had already cleared Manly of any problem, that Dank did not have a role or power akin to what Bulldawg & Smith were suggesting, and that if player had gone rogue then that was their own problem & not Manly's.
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          • Frogz

            Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

            +1,716 /43
            Hampster I think you are the new Sports editor....lol
          • Slide

            Slide Well-Known Member

            +238 /2
            I think you'll find it's "Hapmster."

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            • Ceagle

              Ceagle Well-Known Member

              +252 /4
              lol has anything Beetroot head wrote every been credible? ****test journalist alive along with DUI Becky
            • MWSE

              MWSE Well-Known Member

              +335 /2
              There's a reason he writes for News Ltd.
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              • Ceagle

                Ceagle Well-Known Member

                +252 /4
                Yep, do these dumb reporters forget that we were cleared of systematic doping by ASADA?
              • Brissie Kid

                Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

                +1,038 /16
                Footy media covering the ins & outs of a pseudo criminal investigation & its implications. Most are out of their depth or just stirring up for stories.
              • Poola

                Poola Active Member

                +141 /8
                I think it's important we understand that news ltd especially buzz panders to the masses so that they can sell papers. After all if its not newsworthy it's sensational. Since when did a blogger become a journalist.
                That we discuss buzz shows that he has at least achieved what he intended and that is to promote his story. The best we can do is ignore his rabble and tripe and concentrate on smh and a close to true delivery of a story. News ltd sells 90% plus of their papers in non manly territory so why not appeal to the readers. It's all about dollars and not sense
              • tookey

                tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                +5,209 /161
                But why is Fa'aoso named in an article about Manly players possibly suing Manly? Wouldn't he be suing Newcastle?

                Dumb article as usual.
              • manlyfan76

                manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                +7,120 /151
                All NRL fan forums that I have ever visited hate what Buzz writes, even the Sharkies.

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