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Question: Who discovered the Stewart brothers?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Robbo, May 4, 2012.

  1. Robbo

    Robbo Member

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    Just want to know who at Manly is credited with having scouted the Stewart boys and signing them etc

    and a message to that person or people: THANKS
     
  2. bones

    bones Bones Knows

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    Christopher Colombus :p
    Nah I think it was Keith Onslow
     
  3. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    You're wrong Bones

    Mr & Mrs Stewart - In the cabbage patch
     
  4. bob dylan

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    My guess would be Mrs Stewart would have been the first to know, followed by Mr Stewart and finally their family Doctor.
     
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    I think dessy helped him with scouts knot badge, and tooves with the arts and craft badge. But I guess you have to credit Menzies with the signing, he use to run the calligraphy badge
     
  8. Robbo

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    Is my question that bad?
     
  9. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Something has upset him! Maybe he is on a European keyboard and is struggling to type a response.... :D
     
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    • Cameron

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      It wasnt crusty cleal he was off with smithy and fitzgerald back then.
      Maglia signed him.

      Ian thompson is a bit of an unsung hero, he worked like a dog to keep this club alive and then knew when the right time was to walk to let someone run with it absolute top bloke.
       
    • jbb/james

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      agree with you there cambo, Thommo was a great guy, and held us together at the lowest time. You gotta love prop forwards becoming CEO's, especially one with a seventies FRO
       
    • Dan

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      no I think you just ran into Friday afternoon is all, when everyone is a comedian
       
    • voicefromthehill

      voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      8 pints of my fav drop makes me funny dammit!!!!
       
    • cyms12

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      Looks like Thommo was responsible by the below article.


      http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/where-eagles-dare-twoforone-deal-dragons-didnt-see-20110930-1l1d1.html
       
    • Robbo

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      Cheers for that article and for those earlier who said it was Magilla. Thank God we got them.
       
    • Clint

      Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      man you are a legend vfth. And Friday night footy has not even started yet. You won't even see kick off. :p
      I'm on my way home now to start on number 1. :D
       
    • jjai

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      The person in question(i dnt knw who he is :D) was only after Brett really, but They couldn`t have Brett unless they took Glen..
      Illawarra would have to take credit for discovering Brett..
       
    • voicefromthehill

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      Crackberberries ate liberating! Don't need to be at desk just answer emails fro
      the comfort oh the Belvedere hotel
       
    • Mybludog

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      They went to the Dragons first but they didn't want Glenn & Brett wouldn't play without him.
      They then went to the Roosters who said the best they could offer Brett was a wing spot but still no spot for Glenn. It was the Roosters who suggested they talk to Manly.
       
    • Masked Eagle

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      I don't think the scout can take much credit in finding them. They were pretty much on the radar of every club. We just backed Glenn in when other clubs wouldn't, not sure at the time if we really didn't think he'd make it but thought it was worth it to get Brett, but we did anyway when other clubs didn't.

      Sometimes scouts can get too much credit. For example that peanut Peter O'Sullivan who is now at the Roosters. He likes to promote himself as the scount who found Inglis and Folau. Yep, what a genius to take a punt on the kids who were a foot taller, quicker and bigger than anyone else on the field. Whilst they are important, IMO they are only a small piece of the final puzzle, no point in identifying talent unless the club has the right coaching plans/structures and just as important a club culture which helps in their development. If you don't have that you can have the most talented kids in the country and none of them will come good.
       

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