1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Generic thread title.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by globaleagle, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. globaleagle

    globaleagle Le ver vert va vers le verre vert! Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    12,693
    5,076
    Ratings:
    +9,338 /74
    Ahhh, I see, it's all Manly's fault.

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/anthony-watmoughs-family-gutted-about-star-being-forced-out-of-manly-20141028-11d6ig.html

    .....The father of Anthony Watmough says the family is "gutted" that the NSW and Australian international has been forced out of Manly and into the colours of arch rivals Parramatta.

    "The family is shell-shocked," John Watmough said.

    "We're gutted, we wanted to see our son fulfil his dream of playing out of the one club. Now it's not going to happen."

    Asked if it would be surreal seeing his son run out for traditional rivals Parramatta, John said: "Of course it will. I've been brought up in the area. But I want to speak to Choc before I make too many comments." (good, then you can return to the press and fix up your mistake of claiming choc was forced)



    yadda yadda yadda ......


    edit: usual disclaimers about the accuracy of the press apply.
     
  2. SeaEagle007

    SeaEagle007 Well-Known Member

    473
    181
    Eagle Vale, Campbelltown
    Ratings:
    +322 /15
    RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

    sounds to me that Choc was only talking it up to get his way , however Manly started planning for life without him after he made it clear he didn't want to apparently be there.

    What do you do , if im that buinsness the desicion is pretty simple, if you dont want to be here, after everything we've done together, then go... He was prob trying to get a bit more for the retirment fund, but he bit off more than he can chew.

    I dont think he is really bitter, end of the day I work in Parramatta myself, and I see Anthony Watmough walking around Parramatta more often than not the last 2 years.

    I think he doesn't want to be there now because Hayne isnt there anymore!!! The pressure is all on him now to peform
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Budgewoi Eagle

      Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

      2,886
      1,608
      Ratings:
      +4,770 /62
      RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

      Diddums.
       
    • Loobs

      Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

      6,398
      2,096
      Ratings:
      +7,596 /280
      RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

      so his old man has let the cat out of the bag. If you want to earn some fast money, play poker against Choc. His bluff is sh.thouse...
       
    • The Wheel

      The Wheel Well-Known Member

      Ratings:
      +2,090 /73
      RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

      Waiting for a Danny Weidler exclusive on 9 news......
       
    • winnyason

      winnyason Well-Known Member

      Ratings:
      +698 /57
      RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

      He carried on cannot do anything about it. He wanted to stay he needed to state that to club through his manager i am guessing he never discussed this.
      Club guessing had enough of players managers stuffing them about.
       
    • Loobs

      Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

      6,398
      2,096
      Ratings:
      +7,596 /280
      RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

      The other thing here - 4 year deal. Ugh. No thanks...
       
    • Brissie Kid

      Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

      Ratings:
      +961 /12
      RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

      So what is he saying? That Choc was just revving it all up? Anyone? Anyone? Buhrer?
       
    • Loobs

      Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

      6,398
      2,096
      Ratings:
      +7,596 /280
      RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

      Remember in that vid when DCE was asked who the most annoying team mate was and he laughingly said Choc? Well everyone stopped laughing and it was still him...
       
    • sheridanstand78

      sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

      3,050
      1,536
      Ratings:
      +3,596 /53
      RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

      The Watmough family are surely having a larf.

      Forced out psshh. He was offered a 2 year deal worth 600K a year and he turned it down.

      What a load of crap, he went to the whinging worms cause they offered him 3 years blah blah blah

      We do not need any player who openly slags off the club about his contract and the contracts of others, is a disruptive and malignant force that contributed to ruining 2014.

      Choc I loved your work for this club but you have decided your future is away from here. So please just move on from this!!~
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • Loobs

        Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

        6,398
        2,096
        Ratings:
        +7,596 /280
        RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

        And what's Ricky gonna do now that Penn has said Snake is here till 2016..? Poor Ricky snubbed again...
         
      • Ralphie

        Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

        Bredbo
        Ratings:
        +2,557 /271
        RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

        Put simply, he played with fire and he just got burnt. I am disappointed he is gone because he is a Manly legend, but he has no one else to blame but himself & his Manager.
         
        • Like Like x 3
        • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

          PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

          Ratings:
          +1,192 /93
          RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

          What a further 3 years of dropping ball,giving penalties,incorrect play the balls.No thanks.
           
          • Like Like x 2
          • 6/71

            6/71 Well-Known Member

            628
            184
            Ratings:
            +207 /3
            RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

            Who woulda thunk it? Honestly, did not see this coming.
             
          • Mark from Brisbane

            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

            17,508
            5,779
            Brisbane
            Ratings:
            +14,861 /288
            RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

            Spot on I think, and you have to admit really really sad, he played the poker game, bluffed ,and if we believe what we are hearing is now shattered to be leaving.

            There's an old saying my old man used to live by " you reap what you sow"

            I wish Choc all the best, but to me sounds like he was out manoeuvred by the savvy Manly recruitment committee.
             
            • Like Like x 2
            • bones

              bones Bones Knows

              8,370
              5,100
              Ratings:
              +9,036 /102
              RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

              I think he wanted out because of the Glenn Stewart drama. He blamed Phil Sidney for that. Once Quantum (and Sidney) were bought out by the Penns, he then wanted to stay, but Manly had already moved on and signed replacements.
              At the golden Wings members cocktail party earlier this year, we were chatting with a player when Phil Sidney walked in. Choc came up to the player we were chatting to and nodded towards Sidney and said 'He'd better not come near me'.
               
              • Like Like x 4
              • SeaEagleRock8

                SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                13,283
                3,725
                Ratings:
                +7,924 /149
                RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

                Well at least they weren't guttered.
                 
              • Shoe1

                Shoe1 Well-Known Member

                6,644
                2,061
                Ratings:
                +5,360 /80
                RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

                Curb your enthusiasm
                 
                • Like Like x 1
                • SeaEagleRock8

                  SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                  13,283
                  3,725
                  Ratings:
                  +7,924 /149
                  RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

                  John Watmough is shell-shocked. He never saw it coming. I can see where Choc got his brains from.
                   
                  • Like Like x 6
                  • Lord Eagleton

                    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

                    Ratings:
                    +1,018 /29
                    RE: Choc 'forced' out of Manly - family gutted

                    I'm posting from Paris, the city of love.
                    And I can say whilst my heart bleeds for Choc leaving (seriously I don't want to see him play for Parra), he only has himself to blame...as has been pointed out by many already.
                    Au revoir Monsieur Anthony, thankyou for your service over the years
                     
                    • Like Like x 1

                    Share This Page