no matter how you chop and dice and reposition the players, its much the same. just not a quality roster. having Jorge and Harper on the edge was always risky. at least they swap Jorge onto the other side. i think Tom should medically retire from the game. he will have another issue in 2023.And… next week Saab will be picked over Jorge. I would bite the bullet and put Weekes at FB, Garrick and Saab as wingers, Koula and Tui as centres for rest of season. Schuster to start instead of Davey and Davey to be used off the bench. We defended very well tonight, just some silly mistakes costs us dearly. W
I do not post to annoy any one , I respect every one on here including you and that is why i gave you the courtesy of a reply .Of course I do, but sometimes in my life I choose to read and participate in silver tails. And your unique brand of posting annoys me while I’m doing that
The reality of Private ownership during tough economic times
"(Manly and Gold Coast) have access to private ownership, and so ultimately if things gets really dire, private ownership has the ability to help in its own way.
I am on about the covid times that hit every organisation hard and sent many broke including sports clubs . During covid times games were played in empty stadiums and without an owner to cover our costs we would have been one of covids financial victimsWhat are you on about??
The NRL grant covers the salary cap....no expense to the Penns.
Coaching and off field staff are also salary/spend capped, to a point.....covered by sponsorship, membership, sales, etc, etc.
The only possible loss making scenario for the Penns is poor crowds at Brookie, which costs the club via high ground fees to council...which is offset by Mudgee and gifting an extra home game to the Broncos.
Every club should be entirely self-sustaining at this stage.
I am on about the covid times that hit every organisation hard and sent many broke including sports clubs . During covid times games were played in empty stadiums and without an owner to cover our costs we would have been one of covids financial victims
The fact is there are much better investments than NRL clubs to make money .Ummmmm,
The NRL increased grants during Covid to help cover shortfalls.
And any shortfall was definitely covered by the sale of the Leagues Club, and it's assets.
This has been done to death.
Penn is not losing money with his ownership of Manly.
The complete opposite.
Three of those are at home and the other against a team we have already beaten, so I wouldn’t give up hope just yet.Next 4 are Warriors, Tigers, Cowboys and Storm.
Be lucky to win 2 of those
No chance of beating Cows or drizzle, Tigers away will beat us and Warriors at home we always have trouble with. We play like last night we will lose all 4 which we will. This is not a team , it's a collection of individuals.Three of those are at home and the other against a team we have already beaten, so I wouldn’t give up hope just yet.
It’s interesting reading these comments. You then watch the game and it’s rarely as bad as the image created by the usual motley crew, who death ride the coach and the team.
PS - I do not consider Ensign Parker a ‘death rider’.