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When it all settles down

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Cameron, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +669 /35
    When this becomes yesterday's news, when the season starts and ends and the following seasons do the same and the raw emotion, hurt and anger wanes there's one thing you can't deny.
    Des hasler rebuilt us from a joke that would get beaten by 40 - 50 regularly in to a 2 time premiership club and world champs. Something's have happened over the last few weeks that have changed the way most feel about des but he's responsible for manly's finest hour the 5 October 2008.
    Thanks Des
  2. bones

    bones Bones Knows

    +9,037 /102
    Where is Cambo and what have you done with him?
  3. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,886 /30
    That's why everyone is so emotional about the situation, cauz we all loved Des, he was our favourite son. It's like we've lost a family member. Hurts like hell, but we've got memories we'l never forget.
  4. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +669 /35
    I hope the entire story whatever it is comes out one day
  5. lloydy

    lloydy Active Member

    +86 /0
    Yeah its all pretty raw at the moment but I know I won't feel anger at Des forever.
    He was the player I used to pretend to be in the backyard as a boy and my late dad loved him.
    So thanks for everything Des, I hope you hate the traffic and all the other crap out at lakemba.
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    I'd say the bannings have had the desired effect kiddo.
  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,534 /214
    When it all settles down Manly will still be contenders. Thanks to the influence of the previous coach Des Hasler.

    The questions about why he is our previous coach instead of our coach will not be answered until well after 'it all setles down'.
  8. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +889 /25
    While I agree with the action the club has taken, albeit on "someone's say so", I do feel very sad for Des. As a human being, I cannot begin to imagine what he is feeling. He has made his bed and will lie in it but wow, think he is going through as much if not more pain than us.
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,534 /214
    Amen, I cannot imagine the pain of $750k pa.
  10. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +889 /25
    Me either ;) but he is human and it may take some of the pain away I guess!
  11. mickyj

    mickyj Member

    +24 /0
    He was a part of building our club back up but not all of it.
    I think part of the problem is he thinks he was all of it. Or a bigger part then he was.
    Des will always be aprt fo our history but we will move on and be strong without him.
  12. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +843 /25
    Des was great. Too bad the faceless men thought they were more important.
  13. manlywarringah

    manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,256 /40
    Des played his part but the players were most instrumental in that win. Also the support staff he has tried desperately to poach, singe, badel, rickenbach etc plus of course Geoff.

    He did give us our finest hour but also the 2nd worst moment in our history. Fans will remember both.

    I loved Michael O'Connor and know he played a big part in our 1987 success, but all i remember of this guy is him climbing through windows during the Super League War. What a pity.

    Do we also think anyone good of Ribot? No way! He played in grand finals for us but fans hate him now.

    The club is what we love. Des has tried to tear it apart and i will never forgive him for that!
  14. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    He is also responsible for our darkest hour, if you love a club you dont leave and you certainly don't ever try to rip its heart out
  15. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +343 /5
    Well said Cambo.

    manlywarringah, the difference between Des and Ribot/Snoz is that you and I have no proof to hang Des just yet, Des understands how to get into the heads of the players to bring out the best of them, he is a teacher, a mentor, a father figure and much much more.

    Well as for Ribot and Snoz they turned on this club and Arko for personal gain and that is fact and has been well publicized and documented that they were Rupert’s little brown eye licking puppets. Where are these clowns today, abracadabra, pffft, groooooone
  16. kingoftherodeo

    kingoftherodeo Active Member

    +72 /8
    Snoz was awesome.

    Too smart for his own good but had one of the best steps ever. One of our best centers ever. Speed, class the lot.

    Still remember that kicking duel at brookvale with ridge and that dragons player. He ended up getting getting the ball and produced the most sublime step you'll ever see. Still remember him running in to score with cliffy pointing him to the posts.

    I also remember some horrible penalty conversions were he missed adjacent to the uprights. But I also remember that side line beauty against the blues.

    Man was very talented.

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