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Manly will be really short on forward power next year. That's King, Stewart and Watmough.
 

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Manly star Anthony Watmough has denied he has agreed to join Parramatta on a three-year deal from 2016.
 

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Sea Eagles Release Watmough, Sign Lyon, Mason, Mateo & Vave
Second-rower Anthony Watmough will leave the Kaspersky Manly Warringah Sea Eagles with immediate effect after a request to be released from the final year of his contract in 2015 was granted today.

Head Coach Geoff Toovey Said: "Anthony is a local junior, a two-time premiership winner and a life-member of the Club. I'm disappointed to lose a quality player such as Anthony Watmough."

"We wish him all the best for the future and thank him for his services to the Sea Eagles"

Watmough played eight matches for the Northern Eagles in 2002 before playing 278 times for the Sea Eagles. He was a member of the Club's 2008 & 2011 grand final-winning teams, represented New South Wales on 14 occasions and the Australian Kangaroos 16 times.

In signing news for the Sea Eagles Willie Mason, Feleti Mateo and Siosaia Vave have all recently signed contracts to join the Sea Eagles.

The trio will join their new Sea Eagles teammates for pre-season training in early November.

These signings will go some way to filling the void left in the Sea Eagles pack following the departures of veteran forwards Glenn Stewart and Jason King.

In further exciting news for Sea Eagles Members, the team's captain, Jamie Lyon as been extended to the end of season 2016.

(from MWFC email)
 

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Why does God crap on my enjoyment of the game so ?

Willie Mason, Feleti Mateo and Siosaia Vave have all agreed to terms to join the club.

How are these three even playing first grade.

Read more: http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/sea-eagles-sign-mason-mateo-vave-and-extend-lyon-15492/#ixzz3HQTfODz7


I'm happy.

Watmough gone.

Mason has been playing quite well and keeping his mouth shut and out of trouble.

Mateo can be anything if he learns some discipline, which manly have proved they can instill in players.

Vave- actually don't even know who he played for last season- no idea if he's a good signing or not.

Biggest plus- hands like feet watmough gone :woot:
 

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I'm happy....... Biggest plus- hands like feet Watmough gone :woot:

I never understood Watmough's inclusion in the NSW team, but then I can't understand how their One-In-A-Row is allow to stand when they fielded a drug cheat as Captain either.

The world is a right old mystery sometimes. :confused:
 

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Manly’s $6.6 million Christmas gift: Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran

MANLY chairman Scott Penn wants to give concerned Sea Eagles fans a $6.6 million Christmas gift — Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans.

Penn has formally opened negotiations in the club’s desperate $2.2 million-a-season bid to retain the star halves.

And Penn told The Daily Telegraph he would be working 24/7 to have Foran and Cherry-Evans locked up long-term by Christmas.

Penn could become Manly’s Santa Claus.


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Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans tries to evade Kieran Foran during training. Source: News Limited

Foran and Cherry-Evans, who look set to confront one-another in next weekend’s Four Nations final in Wellington, are preparing to be bombarded with offers throughout summer.

The Test pair come off contract together at the end of next season. Their overall deal could be as much as $6.6 million over three years.

Cherry-Evans has been linked to Brisbane and Parramatta, Foran to New Zealand Warriors and Canterbury.

The pair will attract around $1.1 million a season on the open market, Foran may even demand more.

Penn was upbeat about his club’s chances of keeping the pair and hoped to have the deal completed by the end of the year.



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Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran during Manly training. Source: News Corp Australia

“We will be trying to lock them down by the end of the year,” Penn revealed.

“They are both in the Four Nations and it has been a long year so we are more than mindful that they need a break and a rest.

“We will be working with their management while they are off to lock them down, ideally, before the end of this year.

“The club has made a key decision in regards to recruitment and retention.

“These two players are the nucleus of our team moving forward. We want to build a team around them and we will be doing everything we can to retain them.”



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Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran. Source: News Corp Australia

Reminded of the expensive price tag, Penn said: “No question they are in the top echelon among the highest paid players in the game.

“We understand what market forces are going to do and we need to be competitive because other clubs will be very interested.”

Foran was the first Manly player this year to publicly step forward and admit there were “issues” at the club, which eventually led star players Glenn Stewart and Anthony Watmough leaving.

With Manly now under a controlling owner, one which Foran supports, the club’s chances of retaining their gun five-eighth have improved dramatically.



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Manly's Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran. Source: News Limited

At this point, it seems likely that Brett Stewart and Steve Matai, both under contract, will remain at Brookvale, despite both discussing early releases.

Foran said he will shortly start focusing on his future.

He recently told the New Zealand media: “I’ve been able to put to the side all contract talk at the moment, early on next year I will start to assess my options and see where my future lies.”

Cherry-Evans has had a difficult season but no matter what is said or written, the bloke is a star player who Manly need to retain long-term.

His manager, Gavin Orr, told reporters recently his client is focused on the Four Nations.

“Once his representative commitments are over, that will be the time to start talking about his future,” Orr said.
 

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What a complete bunch of arse.. DCE and Kieran Foran where never going to leave Manly.

Honestly, the amount of salary pumping stories that get shopped as sports news just to fill the sports columns is never-ending.
 
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SEA Eagles chief executive Joe Kelly wants to have the futures of star halves Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans finalised by the kick-off of the NRL season at the beginning of March.

And while he is a realist, the new Manly boss remains optimistic that the club will be able to re-sign the dynamic duo past 2015.

Deals of over $1m abound. Parra seem keen.
 

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SEA Eagles chief executive Joe Kelly wants to have the futures of star halves Kieran Foran and Daly Cherry-Evans finalised by the kick-off of the NRL season at the beginning of March.

And while he is a realist, the new Manly boss remains optimistic that the club will be able to re-sign the dynamic duo past 2015.

Deals of over $1m abound. Parra seem keen.

Apparently Parra are really after Foran.
 

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Former Warrior and Eel Feleti Mateo says the chance to win an elusive premiership was a huge carrot in his move to the Manly Sea Eagles.
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http://www.nrl.com/mateo-hunts-elusive-premiership-at-manly/tabid/10874/newsid/83430/default.aspx

So this slow, error-prone, unfit imbecile actually implied the Warriors were't up to winning a GF while he was there? Thanks for clearing that up Mateo.

Well guess what? Unless Mateo stays on the bench, he hasn't improved Manly's chances either.

This video clip best depicts what Mateo's statement has done to his small fan-base in Auckland.


Protect yourselves Manly fans, protect yourselves!
 
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MANLY’S pre-season has been thrown into turmoil, with long-serving Kiwi centre Steve Matai seeking an immediate release from the final year of his contract at Brookvale.

The Gold Coast Titans, the New Zealand Warriors and another club — believed to be Parramatta — are prepared to offer the crash-tackling 30-year-old more than $1 million over three years for what will be the final contract of his career.
They all want him immediately to play the 2015 season.

And in a further blow to the Sea Eagles, champion five-eighth Kieran Foran is on the verge of announcing he will be quitting the Sea Eagles at the end of the year.

(News)
 

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MANLY’S pre-season has been thrown into turmoil, with long-serving Kiwi centre Steve Matai seeking an immediate release from the final year of his contract at Brookvale.

The Gold Coast Titans, the New Zealand Warriors and another club — believed to be Parramatta — are prepared to offer the crash-tackling 30-year-old more than $1 million over three years for what will be the final contract of his career.
They all want him immediately to play the 2015 season.

And in a further blow to the Sea Eagles, champion five-eighth Kieran Foran is on the verge of announcing he will be quitting the Sea Eagles at the end of the year.
(News)

I've been hoping Matai would leave, most likely for a bottom eight team. His test career is well and truly behind him. We've seen his best and at times it was pretty shabby.

Losing Foran from 2016 would be a far bigger issue. He's fearless, speedy and crafty. I much prefer the Kiwi's when Foran is Captain.
 
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MANLY coach Geoff Toovey was involved in a heated row with new Sea Eagles chief executive Joe Kelly on Friday over the proposed recruitment of South Sydney international Tom Burgess.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl...ruit-tom-burgess/story-:)2mcuj6-1227188119835

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Can't recall if this is the good twin or the evil dickhead one, but braking Souths Burgii monopoly would be good for the game.
 

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Why would they sign Luke ? They let Stewart and Watmough go !

Watmough and Stewart's best days are behind them. I really like the way Manly ditches dead wood for example Brent Kite and George Rose last season.

Anthony Watmough (31 years) has flippers instead of hands - Nodd will back that up.
Glenn Steward (31 years) has shit for brains with a short temper to boot - Remember he and Adam Blair ?

And they both punch like girls!

Time to look to the future and plan the next 5 or 6 G,F, campaigns and that means a raid on the 2014 premiers' resources. One or two Burgii would suit very well thanks.
 
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Watmough and Stewart's best days are behind them. I really like the way Manly ditches dead wood for example Brent Kite and George Rose last season.

Anthony Watmough (31 years) has flippers instead of hands - Nodd will back that up.
Glenn Steward (31 years) has shit for brains with a short temper to boot - Remember he and Adam Blair ?

And they both punch like girls!

Time to look to the future and plan the next 5 or 6 G,F, campaigns and that means a raid on the 2014 premiers' resources. One or two Burgii would suit very well thanks.

Well - too many want to go, not realise there may be a problem. Don't agree on 31 - for forwards. Many are just getting to their best between 29-31.

They lost Kite - they didn't let him go. Rose is another question.

Be interesting to know what they paid Luke.