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Manly Heart & Spirit

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ryan, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    One of, if not THE strongest elements about Manly teams of our past, was both our physical and mental toughness to grind it out when the **** hits the fan.

    Well, I know many have questioned Barrett's methods (including me with team selection), but one has to ask...

    Are we not entertained.

    Now the retreads in the media will bleat about how courageous The Chooks were sticking with us in the coming days.

    Forget the 9-4 penalty count. Forget the tries allowed that were thrown from dropped balls or forward passes (take your pick on that one.

    We played an extremely desperate Roosters side that still had plenty of talent. We played them in their backyards.

    Did I mention this was done without the likes of Brenton Lawrence, Marty Taupau, Tom Symonds, Steve Matai, Jamie Buhrer, Daly Cherry-Evans whonwere ruled out before or during our game.

    Grit & strength. Commitment. This is The Manly way, and I see this quality in this team Trent Barrett is producing.

    I stole away from a family function to watch this, and boy I'm glad I did. Love beating The Chooks.

    We are Manly.
     
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    • Budgewoi Eagle

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

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      My thoughts exactly Ryan. It's a pretty good feeling, isn't it?
       
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      • voicefromthehill

        voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        I love that you used the phrase "stole away" on a football forum
         
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        • manlyfan76

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

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          Roosters at full strength beat us at full strength.
           
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          • voicefromthehill

            voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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            But you can only play the team you share the field with
             
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            • Mark from Brisbane

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              Hard to disagree with any of that , gutsy win, ugly and disjointed but gutsy!!
               
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              • Ryan

                Ryan Well-Known Member

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                Completely disagree mate. Full strength I think we have the ability beat anyone.
                 
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                • Jock

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                  Gutsy, but geez we make it hard for ourselves at times
                   
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                  • bob dylan

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                    Dont get too carried away, a dodgy refs No Try call saved our bacon.

                    That said, if a certain winger doesnt play we win by 20.
                     
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                    • Killer03

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                      I love ugly wins, they are a good sign. And tonight was ugly. We had ample chances to say 'it's not our night'. With Matai and t red out, then the injury to Buhrer then the diabolical calls for stripping when the roosters just lost the ball cold.

                      Well done boys, a win like tonight can spark a season. And it also sparks the fans.
                       
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                      • voicefromthehill

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                        But who replaces that winger?!?!
                         
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                        • manlyfan76

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

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                          Not yet we dont, we are lacking structure and most players are not in form yet. Im not happy with Myles efforts as a "top" signing and i think BJ or Lussick would be better,
                          Walker needs toused more unpredictably and use strength and speed.
                           
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                          • Ryan

                            Ryan Well-Known Member

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                            Man oh man I was ripping Jorge in that one. Where is Wolfman these days ? ;)
                             
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                            • HappilyManly

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                              Manly are mentally tough, just too disjoint ATM.
                               
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                              • The Who

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                                I wonder when the last time Easts - the most penalised team in the comp - has won the penalties 9-4?
                                Why are we getting smashed in the penalties?
                                We couldn't even win the count at Brookie.
                                How many times did we get penalised for hand on the ball? If this is being coached then I gather it's a Storm tactic.
                                 
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                                Goodall should be next into first grade and he is a giant winger.
                                 
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                                • qldeagle

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                                  Sorry what was that, my blood pressure became so high I passed out. What happened, did we win? Fark me if we played one of the teams last night they would have put 50 on us.
                                   
                                • The Insomniac

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                                  He's got to go. Really pathetic.
                                   
                                • Eagle1

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                                  How did you come up with that assumption, please explain
                                   
                                • Ron E. Gibbs

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                                  Jorge is an incredibly frustrating player. Somebody called him "Manly Vatuvai" in another thread, which is bang on. He does some things very well: he's a try scorer and a powerful runner. But he does other things - things you'd think would be rudimentary for an NRL player - very, very badly: his defensive reads are terrible and he always seems to drop the ball at the worst possible moment in every game. Do the positives outweigh the negatives? Usually I'd say yes, but I haven't been convinced at all this year…
                                  As for the no try call, I would have been happy enough if they gave it. Probably the only bit of luck we had go our way all game.
                                   
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