Watmough unleashes on DCE

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  1. Patorick

    Patorick First Grade

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    "I love being here, there has been a bit of adversity but it is what it is and we just have to get on with it. It's probably been my toughest year football-wise with so much drama and the Days of our Lives stuff that's been going on here. But I've learned a lot about myself and the game… people come out of the woodwork when you're going poorly and want to keep you down. They keep you down there with personal attacks, we had one today with Choc [Watmough] going at DCE and it just shows where you're at when you're losing and the type of people that come after you when you're struggling. But it's good too, you learn from yourself and you grow out of it."

    Joel Thompson

    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/06/13/manly-sea-eagles-akuila-uate-takes-up-lucrative-english-offer/
     
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  2. Albert Rosenfeld

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    What now for Watmough?

    DCE is a real gentleman. Watmough is a piece of pork.
     
  3. Life's Good

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    All well & good for Watmough to unload, but why now? He’s been out of the game for 2 years & not affiliated with Manly for longer. Whether you like DCE or not I think the rant says more about Watmough being a bitter, twisted merkin than DCE being a tw*t.
     
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  4. Canard

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    What a prick for wanting more then $50k a year.
     
  5. Rhino_NQ

    Rhino_NQ Immortal

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    DCE just stuck his neck out for a better deal


    I’ll show myself out
     
  6. Lebbo73

    Lebbo73 Juniors

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    You mean the greatest players of all time!
     
  7. Lebbo73

    Lebbo73 Juniors

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    Exactly right but a 10 fold upgrade at the time to $500k was several bridges too far!
     
  8. roostersrule2

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    Not Really?

    It’d be similar to Nathan Cleary wanting $500k if he was on $50k at the moment. Except DCE had actually won a comp at this point.
     
  9. JamesRustle

    JamesRustle Juniors

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    It's all about timing.

    DCE plays rookie season in a premiership winning side. Seizes opportunity to upgrade contract - with good reason but possibly given too much after 1 season.

    Bulk of seasoned players retire or move on. Seizes opportunity to upgrade contract - again probably reasonable after winning a comp and making another GF within a couple if years, but again taking a heap of the cap.. which impacts capacity to put a balanced squad together and leads to disharmony, especially when performance is below expectation.

    Hasn't looked like leading the team deep into finals for a few years now, and people questioning the wisdom of the long contract and speculating on his being an abrasive personality.

    Greedy - a bit
    Opportunistic - perfect timing for contract review
    Value for money - I can't judge that but that's on the board and management.

    If you back a marquee player on a long term contract, what can you reasonably expect from a team in a 10 year period? Win 1-2 premierships, top 8 team for 5-6 years? That is highly possible over DCE's career at Manly.

    Anyway... It's Manly and DCE so I'm loving the drama!!
     
  10. Lambretta

    Lambretta First Grade

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    Yes but you have to look at it from Queenslands point of view

    When someone is offered a big money deal to move to heaven and turns it down for a little more to stay in hell you write them off as not being right in the head

    Had Daly moved to the Titans I am sure he would be more in favour.
     
  11. Valheru

    Valheru First Grade

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    DCE suffers the same treatment as Tom Brady in the NFL.

    Brady doesn't say words like "y'all" or any other southern slang, he is well educated and gets along well with the media. Similarly, DCE doesn't use the usual NRL bogan slang, talks to and gets along with the media well and is clearly more educated than your standard football player.

    The other players just don't like that.
     
  12. macnaz

    macnaz First Grade Staff Member

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    I guess you actually listened to the whole podcast tp appreciate the full story. Pity most here didnt do the same.
     
  13. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    Obviously you've never heard of Cameron Munster.
     
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  14. I Bleed Maroon

    I Bleed Maroon Coach

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    You weren't exactly a wallflower either, Watmong.
     
  15. Different kind of Rabbit

    Different kind of Rabbit Moderator Staff Member

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    Imagine how much of a f**kwit you'd have to be for other Manly players to think you're a f**kwit?

    If f**kwits were airplanes, Manly would be the airport.
     
  16. 9701

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    I didn't know Joey hated him too.
     
  17. Perth Tiger

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    Must be angling for one of those blow hard roles it seems every single sport TV and radio show has to have
     
  18. Life's Good

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    The new Mark Geyer then.
     
  19. ek999

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    Whilst I can understand DCE wanting the contract upgrade, refusing to train is a dog act. The club should have said no and got rid of him. Culture is a lot more important than a star player who clearly now runs the club. Twice they could have let him go and instead bent over backwards to keep him
     
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  20. jaseg

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    Brady has played for nearly 20 years in a league with huge rosters and high turnover rates - so he has an awful lot of former teammates. How many have said a bad word about him?
     
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