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Manly's official complaint over GF

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Eagleheart, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Eagleheart

    Eagleheart Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly Sea Eagles made an official complaint over referees’ handling of last year’s grand final loss to Roosters

    March 25, 2014 10:00PM

    NRL football boss Todd Greenberg was forced to personally appease angry Sea Eagles coaching staff last October, after the club demanded a ‘please explain’ over several controversial calls in the decider.

    Ahead of Friday night’s grand final replay, The Daily Telegraph has learned Sea Eagles officials made a written request for referees to justify a number of contentious decisions, including the forward pass that pass led to the Roosters go-ahead try midway through the second half.

  2. Townsville Eagle

    Townsville Eagle Active Member

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  3. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    I'm glad we made some remonstrations too,
    but probably an exercise in futility... they would never admit or concede a Manly side were dudded as deeply as we were!

    Also mentions Snake is an outside chance of playing Fri night...I REALLY hope we don't risk him at this stage and potentially lose him for months with an even worse strain.

    Let him get cherry-ripe for the weeks ahead, and give our back-ups a chance to redeem themselves from that Parra match.
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I guess at least it shows Greenberg has some guts that he went out to talk to us.
    Either that or he has a hide as thick as a rhinoceros.
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    • globaleagle

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

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      I was thinking the same thing.

      The timing of the article, obviously, is to try and manufacture some....interest or spark in the game (because there won't be enough of that naturally....duh) but I too thought...at least todd spoke to them unlike that echidna *(tm - HM) anderson.

      Did anyone know that Manly asked for a please explain? I was hoping to hear that we did, but Manly said nothing (annoyingly).

      However there were about another 10 or so things needed explaining left out of that article.
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      • Moondog

        Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Any truth in the rumour Sea Eagle scientists created a new more pliable Greenberg capable of seeing the Manly point of view during his visit, the old Greenberg being visible at low tide in Narrabeen lake with only his head protruding from the sand?
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        • COMMANDER


          It's amazing how many Manly haters comment on how we got the rough end of the pineapple in the GF.

          Still cracks me up how the most penalised team in the NRL could only concede two penalties on the day.
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          • HappilyManly

            HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            'But the forward pass — thrown from James Maloney to Anthony Miniciello — was not conceded, with Greenberg adamant that on-field referees were best placed to make the call.'

            Greenturd is a f'wit of Olympic proportions :mad:
            Every commentator also called it forward too, because it was.

            This is why Manly should never waste their time on the NRL Administrators and Officials. It just upsets them and gets zero results :cool:
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            • sheridanstand78

              sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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              Every fair fan knows what happened in last years Grand final. To me we know who the culprits are and what they did to us.

              We cant change it and this debate is now yesterdays fish and chip wrappers.
            • Brissie Kid

              Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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              'But the forward pass — thrown from James Maloney to Anthony Miniciello — was not conceded, with Greenberg adamant that on-field referees were best placed to make the call.' Lol! Like the ones they called on Manly last Sunday that went backwards?

              The complaint was fish and chip wrappers the moment it was lodged.

              How can Greenturd give advice on officiating? Not a forward pass? With video evidence? Maybe he won't or can't say the pass was bad, but using his logic that video proves nothing, he can't say it was good then either. No comment or admission on Pearce's knocking the ball away from Foz. No mention of the other dozen stuff ups. No apology.

              The Cowboys after that semi went ballistic and look at the response and apologies they got, even before that game was over! For Manly, well you just have to suck it up for eternity.
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              • SeaEagleRock8

                SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Yes, as we go on win more and more premierships at least every decade.
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                • Brissie Kid

                  Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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                  Manly should make a complaint to the NRL about the 1995 grand final. I'm sure they would come back saying they have watched the video but do not concede it shows the Dogs scoring a try on the 7th tackle.
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                  • RiverEagle

                    RiverEagle New Member

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                    That is so true...the '95 disgrace was arguably an even bigger stitch-up; and I understand last year's GF is history now, but when a title is decided more by officials, not the effort of players, it forever holds an asterix in my mind.

                    Manly were just about moral victors to me.

                    Even my sister, a lifelong Chook, admitted several of the crucial decisions were wrong.

                    She still crowed, but not with confidence...just hope we're the ones crowing Fri night AND on Grand Final Day.
                  • bones

                    bones Bones Knows

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                    2007- we do not concede that the storm were cheats.
                    1997- we do not concede Newcastle were using PHDs.
                    1995- we do not concede two forward pass tries and one 7th tackle try.
                    It could be argued that the last GF Manly lost fair and square was 1983.
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                    • EagleFromMay1967

                      EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

                      Blue Mountains these days
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                      Think we should be careful how hard we go at that.

                      We could find ourselves "penalised, tries-disallowed, put on report" right out of the 2014 Finals series.:mad:
                    • Arko-admirer

                      Arko-admirer Active Member

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                      I have fumed over this for a long time (am grateful I was at the ground and couldn't see from my angle how forward the pass was. It would have just made that experience worse). But time to move on.
                      We get our bits of fortune (Reynolds recent miss in front, LOL), not normally from the refs admittedly, the exception being Foran's knock forward against the Cowboys but that did not decide the match. Have to say on Sunday, some of our play the balls were as dodgy as Gower's that got whistled because the crowd yelled. Choc got away with a sideways play the ball in the 13 GF and actually Georgie was lucky not to be sent off.
                      Some Saints fans I am sure are still livid about Ridge's "not held" in 96, although again I wouldn't say that settled the match. Let's not even talk about the controversies of the 70s.
                    • Daddycool08

                      Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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                      Even the neutrals (other team's fans) as I call them thought we were robbed.

                      Again it shows the NRL needs to "professional-up," if such a word exists. If it doesn't I just invented it. :mad:
                    • Lord Eagleton

                      Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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                      And this is exactly why Greenberg is a knob. Even with the refs blatant mistakes on national television for all to see, he can't admit fault on all of them. If it was the Doggies who got smoked by the roosters in the grand final I wonder what his reaction would be then
                    • Premiers

                      Premiers New Member

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                      Bunch of sooks. Your mob have won 2 grand finals in the past 6 years while teams such as Cronulla are yet to win one in 50 odd years!
                    • Snake

                      Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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                      my heart bleeds for them :p
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