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Why is this year different?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ryan, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why...I have supported Manly since Northern Eagles, and for some reason that I can't place, I actually feel cocky when talking up our chances this year. I'm actually confident in backing the team. What's so different about this year?

    A guy at work here told me that one of our colleagues husband (Armstrong is the second name), who used to coach Manly lower grades (Premier League Grade I think), who now coaches The Tigers reckons we are placed from 1st to 4th this year.

    Interesting to hear what the people in the know think eh?
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Talk is cheap. We were April Premiers last year and then folded like paper at the World Origami Championships.

    The team on paper is good if we can find a 5/8 but it has to be translated onto the paddock. Also need to make more metres and give Ox some room to move!

    We are on the up and should do better than 2005 if we can win away from Brookie and win a few night games
     
  3. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

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    We can only reach the top this year if our team over-achieves and the players play to their maximum potential. I'm big on players playing to theur capacity. The Tigers showed that you don't need superstars in every position. You just need guys who go out and not only give 100%, but also play to their maximum potential. If every player over-achieves this year, we can do it.
     
  4. Fluffy

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    We over-achieved in 2005
     
  5. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

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    Not after Round 12 we didn't
     
  6. The Fonz

    The Fonz Member

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    Is this leading to another YART Ryan?
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I'm physically having to self restrain my own fingers Fonz...

    HeHe...for the record:-

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Paul Stephenson
    03. Steven Bell
    04. Ashley Alberts
    05. Chris Hicks
    06. Michael Witt
    07. Matt Orford
    08. Brent Kite
    09. Michael Monaghan
    10. Jason King
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Steve Menzies
    13. Ben Kennedy

    15. Shayne Dunley
    16. Luke Willaimson
    17. Mark Bryant
    18. Kylie Leuleuai

    Strongest team during season....Not side I would go with in trial.
     
  8. The Wheel

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    Yeah Ryan but what team do they think we will put on the field?
     
  9. Guest

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    Manly can make the top 4 this year provided that BK and ox stay injury free and play the majority of games.

    We also need King and the other props to really stand up and show mongrel and go forward this year.

    If premierships were won in April then Norths would have won more than any other team in history. Sadly they aren't.
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I would like to write:-


    GO THOSE BEARS !!!

    But I won't.
     
  11. Guest

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    Sadly I cannot see them ever getting back in the NRL which is a shame because the local derby's each year were 2 of the best games of the year.

    Teams don't seem to have the same passion and hate these days that norths and manly had in the good old day's.
     
  12. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Norths hated Manly and we gave them little respect - for many years there was no reason to do so!!!

    I loved getting four free points each year!
     
  13. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Monasgate killed our season. Team harmony is crucial. Fingers crossed but we need a big turnaround to be near the top come September.
     
  14. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    I'm with ya ryan!!

    I was just chatting with my old man today and i was saying this is the first year in ages i am fairly confident we will go well!!

    I hope i'm not disappointed - watch this space!!

    haha
     

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