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A Must......

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by c eagle, May 8, 2014.

  1. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    Danny wicks earlier this year tried to get a run with our local league side , but was turned down by the nrl as his suspension finishes in sept , he has come out recently stating he wants another crack at the nrl next year, he has really looked after himself....... Looking really fit ready to go. This guy before getting in trouble was on fire, he would be playing for nsw if he hadn't got in strife........ With the fringe first grade props we signed earlier this year, some on 1 year deals...... We could do a lot worse to go hard at getting this guy, it would be a long shot I reckon a lot of club would be interested in him...... I'd love to see him in our colours..
     
  2. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    I can imagine every article written about him starting with "Manly Sea Eagles forward and convicted criminal, Danny Wicks........"

    There may be a slight image issue to overcome.
    That said, I'm certainly not suggesting that he doesn't deserve another chance if a club is prepared to give him one.
     
  3. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    What would our Sponsors think of the inevitable and continued references, by the Media, of Wicks criminal activities ? :cool:

    He would be a liability, like Fergie is IMO

    ASADA Report due by end of this month, so will be interesting how widespread drugs are in the NRL.

    Wicks may have paid for his dealings in the legal sense, but no one would risk their Brand being damaged by him.
     
  4. God

    God Well-Known Member

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    He's not a must but I'd have not issue if he got a shot somewhere if he's good enough. He's paid his debt and deserves another shot. Not the first young guy to make a stupid mistake and to be honest if he got it together it'd be a good story.
     
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    • RiverEagle

      RiverEagle New Member

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      Yeah you'd have to think about it - for the reasons stated - but for mine, I'd give Wicks a go before Ben Hannant if we had to make a choice there.
       
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

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      I loved this try from big Danny.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRXW9OOHC78


      LOL! Give him a go on match payments!
       
    • RiverEagle

      RiverEagle New Member

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      Sign him up for fullback hey...?

      Seriously @mozgrame he's trimmed down massively and looks fit enough to play now.

      I know he can't until after September, but he may just be worth extending a life-line to...esp if a couple of our other props don't quite aim up by the end of the year ( AND if Kingdog retires ).
       
    • Frogz

      Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      Gee a bloke cant redeem himself now a days....done the time...Wow some soft kok ignorant responses to this...never been in trouble boys, have you???
       
    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I didn't think Danny was that good before, can't imagine not playing over the last couple of years has improved that situation.
       
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      • Snake

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        He was made of butter as well...we need tough players.
         
      • RiverEagle

        RiverEagle New Member

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        People would've said the same about Horo, BJ, Lui, Starling and Blair etc before they came to Manly @Chip and Chase.

        Some ppl, even here are saying the same about guys like Starling, Lui, Andrews, Hasson etc already despite their improvement. And I see why we've given all those guys a second chance.

        What they've done, or haven't quite done before, doesn't seem to matter once they come here.

        A lot of focused men seem to thrive in Manly's system - and shedding about 20kegs, as Wicks' has done - suggests he's got his attitude right, at least.

        Looking at the current crop of front-rowers we've given a go, Wicks wouldn't be any worse on paper so to speak, than a couple of em.

        And crucially, if Jason King retires this year, a lower end incentive deal for Danny isn't the worst idea I've heard here.
         
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        • Masked Eagle

          Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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          I'm not sure he is origin quality player. Good luck to him if he's really gotten his life back on track but I can think of several "fringe" players I think would have more potential who I'd prefer to give an opportunity too.
           
        • Jerry1

          Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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          If he is good enough and has done his time no problem. I really don't remember him so can't comment on his ability. If we can stop another young man ending up like Ryan Tandy who cares what the press says.

          Let him without sin hey!
           
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          • MadMarcus

            MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Nothing against Wicks but we are not a club that needs to take a risk like that. Hopefully someone picks him up and he shows everyone that he has learnt from his mistakes.
             
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            • mozgrame

              mozgrame Well-Known Member

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              But, he can do backflips! BACKFLIPS!!! Start him out in the cheer squad and he can work his way back into firsts!

              http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/news/league/wanna-see-a-118kg-prop-do-a-flip/2008/03/11/1205125973713.html
               
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              • StuBoot

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                He's only 26 ( I think ) and is only looking for a base contract.
                On that basis, he's not too much of a risk really. Probably a better option than one a young maybe as he knows what he's thrown away and how hard he's got to work to get back.

                Footy is all about redemption stories and to honest there's probably plenty running around now that have done worse. Dropping and selling pingers isn't really the crime of the century is it? ( Yes, I know it's illegal )

                Can't see it as a risk, surely the marketing guys can put a positive spin on it.
                 
              • manlyfan76

                manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Base salary, hemp salary, heroin salary he's not fussy.
                 
              • eagles2win

                eagles2win Well-Known Member

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                Look at Mau and Matagi. Two guys that in earlier life made some mistakes and ended up in lock up.
                Humble and two of the scariest bastard's running around at the moment
                 
              • c eagle

                c eagle Well-Known Member

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                Like?......
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                Ridiculous comment ,pull your head in.
                 
              • SeaEagleRock8

                SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Good idea.

                there's bound to be some former cigarette ad men looking for work.


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