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News: Matt Ballin Re-Signs for 4 yrs

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Todd, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Todd

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    <p>Manly's horror start to 2009 took a small turn for the better on Thursday with the club re-signing hooker Matt Ballin for a further four years. The 25-year-old scored the opening try in last year's 40-0 NRL grand final victory and has become a first grade regular after replacing Michael Monaghan in the No.9 jersey last season. </p><p>"They gave me an opportunity in the NRL and I am grateful for that - I am happy my future has been settled and I look forward to another great season," Ballin said. Ballin's re-signing comes amid high drama at the club with fullback Brett Stewart stood down by the NRL for four games for his behaviour at last week's club launch. </p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/Sea-Eagles/matt-ballin-re-signs-for-4-yrs.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Well timed announcement

    and good news as well
     
  3. DD1986

    DD1986 New Member

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    Great news. Since the first time I saw him play against the Tigers have always rated him.
     
  4. eagle_predator

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  5. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    The second bit of good news for the day!!!
     
  6. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    Great News!

    Its these kind of things that turn the momentum around, Congrats
     
  7. Pepi

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    Great player and a cleanskin, our best hooker since Tooves.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ballin is a solid performer and I am sure another Manly man for life. He is a good egg and I am sure one day will be classed as amongst the best
     
  9. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I love Matt Ballin. Almost, nah, more, nah.....almost as mucg as Matt Orford.

    Call it a hetero-man-crush
     
  10. Zep

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    Great news, now Williams might follow suit without looking for too much.
     
  11. Cletus

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    Has Lestrange been signed up too?
     
  12. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    This is why Mayer should also be retained
     
  13. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Ballin is solid enough but in my opinion needs to go up another level this year and prove that he is better than your average NRL hooker. He needs a bit more variety in his game, be it a running game, kicking game or getting more involved in playmaking. Don't get me wrong I like the guy and he has done no wrong, but I'd like to see him broaden his game and repay a bit of the faith we have placed in him by signing him for 4 years.
     
  14. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    He certainly doesn't need to prove he is better than average in my opinion. He already proved that. And that is why he was offered 4 years (obviously). I nominated him several months ago as my tip for 2009 Clive Churchill medallist...
     
  15. blitzkrieg

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    I did hear of something the other day called a "Bromance", maybe that's what you have. ;D ;D ;D
     
  16. Rex

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    Woo-Hoo.  Great day.
     
  17. Cameron

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    hes is off contract end of this season
    sadly i dont think we will have the money to keep heathy

    that being the case i hope he gets a massive offer from an ESL club, hes a lovely bloke.
     
  18. CliffyIsGod

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    Heath is only 23-24, shouldn't be lost to the NRL just yet.
     

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