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Like father, like sun: storm over for Matai

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    AS THE rain set in on Dee Why Beach this week, it was hard not to chuckle at the irony. Steve Matai, the Manly centre, wants to paint himself as a changed man, rather than a wild man; a good father with a sunny disposition. But then the weather turns wild on him.



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    Changed man … Steve Matai with partner Kate and son Isaiah. Photo: Steve Christo
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't change too much... just enough to stay on the field.
     
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Active Member

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    Champion one of my favorites...
     
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    • kurri eagle

      kurri eagle Active Member

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      need to keep him , love the Matai.
       
    • Dan79

      Dan79 Active Member

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      Yesterday's talk was about tiger Lawrence, and him being good, but always out injured. Matai is always injured too, but rarely out. The man has a pretty big heart, may even be made out of steel. I don't know I am not a metallurgist.
      Matai is a player worth keeping.
       
    • Moondog

      Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      We should tie up the little bloke too.
       
    • BOZO

      BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      What i like most about Matai is that he plays with a lot of passion and this lifts his team mates .
       
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member

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      Yes, I agree Matai is a terrific player, and has a big heart, but it seems he wants a three-year contract. From a club's point of view I think they would rather judge him on a year-to-year basis. We all know he has injury concerns and a poor judiciary record (gained by his noble 'take no prisoners' approach). So, is he a long-term proposition?
      Would you gamble on him for three years? Unfortunately, I wouldn't.
      I'm sure clubs like Easts and Parra would pay much more than us for Matai. I would not think any the less of Steve if he took the cash from another club to help secure his future.
      I think the three-year deal will be the issue if he does leave.
       
    • ALinda

      ALinda Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Nice story/photo - thanks BE. Stevie's one of my favourites too. Would hate to lose him and I think if he stays on the field this year (none or minimal injuries/suspensions) will determine his long term future with us.
       
    • Dan79

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      I wouldnt have a problem with offering another 3 years. Yes he gets hurt, but plays through it. Anything short of losing a leg he will line up for the next hit up
       
    • winnyason

      winnyason Well-Known Member

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      **** we have some cattle to re sign snake, foran, cherry Evans, matai, ballin, lussick we won't keep them all.
       
    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      Would i sign him for 3 years? In a heart beat! Would you prefer him playing againt us for 3 years?
       

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