http://www.sportsnewsfirst.com.au/articles/2011/12/15/no-position-safe-at-manly-under-toovey/ By Nathan Ryan 15 December 2011 11:47AM EST ShareNEW Manly coach Geoff Toovey has issued a clean slate to the players, declaring all positions up for grabs - despite the fact they are the reigning premiers. New Manly coach Geoff Toovey has delivered clean slates to the entire playing group Getty Images PrevNextSince taking the reins from Des Hasler, Toovey has ensure his side works hard over pre-season, refusing to make guarantees, stating respect must be earned in 2012. Bench forward Tim Robinson said Toovey had delivered a shake-up at the reigning premiers. â€œEveryoneâ€™s playing on their merits,â€ Robinson explained. â€œEveryoneâ€™s got a clean slate and pushing for a spot, weâ€™re all training for and trailing for a spot in the team. â€œMy goal is to get a regular spot in the NRL and pushing all the older boys to go harder.â€ For Robinson, Tooveyâ€™s instruction to his players has added a load of incentive for him to lift his work ethic over pre-season. Robinson spent 2011 shifting between first and reserve grade having being often named as 18th man for the NRL side. â€œAt the start of last year I was just happy to play a game but now Iâ€™ve played a few and the opportunity this year Iâ€™m happy to be involved,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™m putting my hand up for a spot next year." Itâ€™s not just the playing group he has set a precedent for, the former Manly half has stamped his own mark on the way the side trains and is dealt with during training. â€œIt was a bit tough when we first came back with only himself and a couple of staff there but now weâ€™ve got our assistants and training has been good,â€ Robinson said. â€œDessie was a real high intense coach, if you did something wrong he was right on to it whereas Tooves will come to you and show you. â€œHe (Toovey) is more relaxed which is good and brought in all his little things he wants done.â€ With training being pushed forward due to the World Club Challenge against Leeds in England on February 17, Robinsonâ€™s teammate Jamie Buhrer says a win would be the perfect start to their attempted rein under Toovey. â€œWe want to win that,â€ Buhrer said. â€œYou want to win every game you play so the World Club Challenge is no different. "It would be great to get our season off to a good start so thatâ€™s a goal.â€ Robinson added; â€œEveryoneâ€™s training real hard to get a spot on that flight over there.â€ â€œTraining's been really intense.â€ OOOOOO YEAH here we come 2012!!!