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Why are Manly so hated

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by rhino, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. rhino

    rhino Member

    +0 /0
    Just been viewing some threads on the LEEDS forum and one fan as been listening to one Sydney radio station and 90% of the callers are wanting a LEEDS win,one bloke calling Manly fans a bunch of homo's.I can only asume jealousy,i thought the Roosters were the more hated team in the NRL.
  2. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    For Years it was 100% manly.

    Now it is Roosters, Bulldogs and Manly.

    The initial reason and i am sure someone will correct if i am wrong is during the late 70's early 80's we were seen as the Silvertails. There is a great doco on Fibros v Silvertails. And basically it was a hate compaign from Wests against Manly. Class war and what not. That and there jealousy.
  3. BradfordFan

    BradfordFan New Member

    +0 /0
    But, it really isn't England v Australia!

    Like I'd ever support the Rhinos, nothing to do with bitterness- I'm sure the feeling is mutural.
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    A bunch of homo's indeed.  C'mon Mata's, defend yourself!  Anyway it's OK to be hated.  To be 'liked' is highly over-rated.  Rhino, the Rorters are the pretenders to the crown, whe're the true silvertails.  Envy is the food for the poor. 
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    The politics of envy in an country totally lacking in class and obsessed with egalitarianism.
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    In the 70s and 80s Manly had a very big cheque book and bought the best players from both Souths and Wests, sometimes to play lower grades. This caused some hatred. The success of the team over the years has caused some of this. The video - Fibros and Silvertails explains some of this.

    Another issue is that due to our success, many Manly personalities became involved in the media, in administration and in coaching and selecting at the top level. Some claim that Manly had too much influence in the running of the game and that the team had favourable consideration in terms of scheduling, judiciary, rep selection etc. It was one of the reasons for the Superleague split.

    A final reason is that (wronglyl) Manly have been blamed for the demise of Norths who were many peoples second team.

    All these factors plus those above contribute to Manly's hated status - though Manly fans don't care. A prominent Manly supporter Vidmar, sells a T-shirt along those lines: Noone Like Us - We Don't Care.

    In the 70s there  was an old saying: I support two teams every weekend, my own and whoever is playing Manly.
  7. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,476 /8

    There is no emoticon here to describe just how funny (and apt) that is ! 
  8. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,686 /383
    Everyone else might hate us, but we certainly don't!!

    And about 70,000 of the 80,000 fans at last years Grand Final felt EXACTLY the same way.

  9. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,476 /8
    Q: Why are Manly so hated ?

    A: When a non Manly fan with a small penis goes to the amenities and sees your average Manly supporter with a massively large, oversized, donkey d!ck of a cucumber schlong.............................he feels a pang of disappointment in himself. Thus, the resultant hatred.

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

    +1,521 /114
    As we all know player poaching in the 70's & 80's & some stupid refereeing descisions  which we all are now suffering the concequences for the most hated club.Screw them all we're the best club in the last 35 years we don't need an anti European country like england to remind us why we're hated.
  11. vidmar

    vidmar Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +278 /0
    The "No one likes us we don't care" started as a song, then a banner that was produced by Northern Eagles missus (made it's first appearance at the Robina Tavern pre-Titans gane at Skilled) and then the T shirts mentioned above (I'll be wearing mine at the Leagues club tomorrow).

    I was made "custodian" of the banner for quite a few games and I returned it to NE at the Grand Final (You'll see it on the Fox coverage of the final) only to be then was given it back as pressie by Brett at the Leagues Club after the Grand Final and it has been taken by Aaron to Leeds so look out for it at the ground and on the telly....


    Oh Manly Warringah!
    The one and only
    We're Premiers!
    We know that no one likes us
    and we really do not care
    When Manly won the final out at Homebush we were there! (rpt)
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Rhino, Canteen is mistaken, We are feted throughout the League as the team that did get rid of that scaberous old has been Bear out of the comp.  And we're proud of it.   

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