Zorba's agenda

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  1. Pepi

    By:PepiSep 15, 2018 at 8:05 AM
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    For as long as I have read the Manly Daily, Zorba has been a glass-half full guy. For the last few months he has rubbished the club at any opportunity.

    Now it is rare for there to be a feel-good story.

    What's his end game?
     
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    • mickqld

      By:mickqldSep 15, 2018 at 8:07 AM
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      Maybe he got told to pull his head in.
       
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      By:HappilyManlySep 15, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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      Penn needs to regain control as every lunatic is pulling the Franchise in different directions :banghead:
       
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        By:Nice BeaverSep 15, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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        Hopefully his end is the end game.

        Prick.
         
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        • Stuey Davis Socks

          By:Stuey Davis SocksSep 15, 2018 at 8:14 AM
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          Into his own arse
           
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            By:Stuey Davis SocksSep 15, 2018 at 8:17 AM
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            What’s the theme in today’s MD? More of the same?
             
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            By:JigzkillerSep 15, 2018 at 8:18 AM
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            I have loved his last few articles he has told the truth about the club and stopped the old free advertisements. If he came out and told us the club was doing great we would all laugh so we can hardly bag him for telling it how it is. No doubt he has an agenda and looking at it Gorman looks in the firing line to me.
             
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            • Mitch

              By:MitchSep 15, 2018 at 8:20 AM
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              100% agree, he is sticking the boots in at every opportunity lately. All his articles recently have been highly critical of the club all while signing off his writing as a “Sea Eagles Media and Marketing consultant”.
               
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                By:HappilyManlySep 15, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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                Today ZtC claims Wright was booted by Manly, next page has Wright thanking Manly for an early release :wait:

                Also claims Uate as being Manly's best winger. Uate was moved to the LHS as he let in 2-3 tries per game :swear:
                 
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                • HappilyManly

                  By:HappilyManlySep 15, 2018 at 8:23 AM
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                  Manly Daily today
                  http://newslocal.smedia.com.au/manly-daily/

                  Wingers and a prayer
                  Manly must realise these players are now major weapons


                  THE sooner the Manly Sea Eagles come to terms with the fact that wingers are now major weapons in the modern game the better.

                  This year, Manly had by far the most ineffective wingers in the premiership.

                  This was further emphasised when the club’s most experienced and best winger Akuila Uate :shake:was sidelined for the season with an ankle injury and subsequently told to look elsewhere.

                  Manly’s wingers lacked real speed, size and the amazing acrobatic finishing touches possessed by the likes of the Warriors’ David Fusitua, Melbourne’s Josh Addo-Carr and Suliasi Vunivalu and Canberra’s Jordan Rapana and Nick Cotric, who are matchwinners.

                  They are excitement machines. Tall in the main and experts at using the corner post to their advantage when touching down from seemingly impossible positions.

                  The final game for Manly against the Brisbane Broncos reinforced what fans had witnessed all season.

                  The Broncos’ left winger Corey Oates scored four tries and their right winger Jamayne Isaako scored one.

                  It was double trouble out wide all season for Manly, with the wingers unable to prevent or score tries in the main.

                  WRONG WRIGHT CALL

                  SO, WHAT is being done about rectifying the position for next season? As tipped in this column last week, promising youngster Tom Wright has been moved on despite the fact he was upgraded for a further season just 12 months ago.

                  Wright has blinding speed and has been a three-year project for the club since switching from rugby as a schoolboy. He was rarely given a crack at a wing spot despite his ability to play any position in the backline.

                  Manly went overboard to sign the youngster. He was a guest in the owner’s suite, taken onto the field to watch a pre-game warm-up and invited into the dressing room to sing the victory song after a home win.

                  And now he is gone.

                  MONEY GAME

                  PLAYER managers talk plenty and they are reporting that Manly is again paying incentives for ordinary players. It is a trap the big clubs do not fall for any more. Incentives come in bonuses promised if players play more games in the NRL than expected.

                  Take a player promised $3000 on top of his contract for every first grade game he plays. The NRL then adds the maximum amount that could be paid to that player in the salary cap. That could be the $3000 multiplied by 25 games

                  — or $75,000 — not being able to be used by the club.

                  Not a good path to go down if the reports are true.

                  FINALLY, WOMEN

                  CONGRATULATIONS to the NRL for the timely introduction of women’s rugby league to coincide with the start of finals football.

                  The Broncos v Dragons and Roosters v Warriors were outstanding games and showcased the skill of the women in all aspects of the game.

                  The 13-a-side game is the next level up from touch and there are plenty of budding stars on the northern beaches who will be drawn to league in the next few years.

                  The Sea Eagles need to get a professional women’s team together because the competition will grow rapidly.
                   
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                  • BOZO

                    By:BOZOSep 15, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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                    Unless our team starts winning and competing for the title all feel good stories are useless . Fans only feel good when their team wins .
                    It is finals time and every one is cheering and wearing their teams jumpers and when I see them i feel empty .
                    The sooner 2019 comes we can all start to have some hope for a new season .
                     
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                    • The '47ers

                      By:The '47ersSep 15, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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                      I thought the answer was obvious, put skirts on the 17 we've been running out every wknd this year!
                       
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                      • HappilyManly

                        By:HappilyManlySep 15, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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                        Manly can't fund Juniors, needs Blacktown to field a Reserve Grade, why would they give monies to this novelty league :wondering:
                         
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                        Where have these articles been when Penn, Bozo and Barrett have run the club into ground over the last few years? Why now is my question?

                        Zorba always has a reason for writing what he does
                         
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                        • HappilyManly

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                          Bizzare as 2018 is the culmination of the Penn, Bozo and Barrett era :cool:
                           
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                            By:Harvies elbowSep 15, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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                            All this coincides with bozo leaving...
                             
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                            By:manly alSep 15, 2018 at 9:14 AM
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                            Would tend to agree with Zorba on the prospects of Tom Wright maybe being able to find a home on the wing for Manly . i would think more in the Chris Hicks mould but there is in the modern game much more required to be an effective winger of course also . Whether he could have handles the positional , ruck meters and defensive requirements would have been another issue again but conversely he would not have lacked natural speed .. Taking into account he was still under contract as well ,. anyway all academic now . Think they are currently fairly selective with the criteria participation for the new ladies comp but can only be a good thing for the Sea Eagles to eventually have some participation . Zorba is only exiting his Manly club role, isn't he , guess that he will still continue to have a voice in the M D [ not that i have access to it]
                             
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                            By:Mark from BrisbaneSep 15, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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                            There’s ALWAYS an agenda!!

                            It’s not “ reporting the news “ it’s an agenda driven attack , each and every time!
                             
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                            • Harvies elbow

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                              All the wingers he mentions are over 6ft giants compared to Wright who I didn't see as a winger anyway.
                               
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                                By:HappilyManlySep 15, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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                                I posted the MD link - it's free and you can read the Wed, Sat issues even from the past
                                 
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