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Why Did Bob Fulton Leave Manly in the 70s?

Turbo Beaver

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Can anyone let me know why Bob Fulton left Manly for the Roosters back in the day?
 

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Well, the story I read, was that Kerry Packer (big Easts supporter at the time) made him a huge offer, when Bozo told Arko, Arko said take it as Manly couldn’t match it.

Hence, he went to the chooks.

It may or may not be true but I’ve read it several times.
 

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and why did Fatty join the cocks
 

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Fatty and Cocks , maybe some subtle overtones there . actually i think that Manly made an offer at the time to Fatty that he had to or did not have much choice to refuse
 

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I vaguely remember it happening off season, maybe even in the school / christmas holidays. My mates and i were all depressed, shocked, angry and felt betrayed by a cruel world. How could he do this to us?. Bozo ARE YOU MAD? It was Judith Durham leaving the Seekers all over again.

This went on for weeks and weeks. Was he booed at Brooky? Of course. Bozo was such an important part of the "Northern Beaches scene: the pride of the MWSE club" . . . smashed in a twinkling.
Luckily we had Johnny Gibbs and other new stars emerging to heal the wound. the '78 premiership helped.
 

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Can anyone let me know why Bob Fulton left Manly for the Roosters back in the day?
To get to the other side.
Which no-one who ever watched that guy play footy, or who ever enjoyed the fruits of his labours for Manly as player and coach, would ever begrudge.
 

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He left Because the Godfather gave him his blessings

He told him . Take the Roosters money and Come back to where you belong
 

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