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Manu to leave

Post by ellis9 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:06 pm

Nasi Manu to leave Edinburgh!

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39575822

Sorry, I couldn't help but post it after I saw the words Manu to leave on the BBC site. Naughty step for me!

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Re: Manu to leave

Post by Roly » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:05 pm

ellis9 wrote:Nasi Manu to leave Edinburgh!

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39575822

Sorry, I couldn't help but post it after I saw the words Manu to leave on the BBC site. Naughty step for me!
Tuilagi leaving Tigers wouldn't make a scrap of difference, for club or country. But i'll bet there's still a few who'd go into mourning if he did.
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Re: Manu to leave

Post by ads » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:43 pm

If he gets his fitness and form back, i'd rather have him playing for us than against us.

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Post by Stu_F » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:09 pm

ads wrote:If he gets his fitness and form back, i'd rather have him playing for us than against us.
A very big if though

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Re: Manu to leave

Post by ellis9 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:36 pm

I'm surprised no one has asked if he is joining Tigers as he is a flanker/number 8.

Maybe he is :smt002


Maybe he isn't

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Re: Manu to leave

Post by MurphysLaw » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:11 pm

[quote="ellis9"]I'm surprised no one has asked if he is joining Tigers as he is a flanker/number 8.

Maybe he is :smt002


Maybe he isn't[/quote]


I'm not surprised - according to the link you posted, he is joining Treviso.

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Re: Manu to leave

Post by ellis9 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:17 pm

:smt005 :smt005 :smt005 oh yes, so it does!

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Re: Manu to leave

Post by Roly » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:14 am

ads wrote:If he gets his fitness and form back, i'd rather have him playing for us than against us.
Be careful what you wish for. The temptation may be to shoe-horn him into a backline for club or country that's done quite nicely without him thank you.

His re-inclusion could only be regressive.
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Re: Manu to leave

Post by GS » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:04 pm

Those of us with a little bit of memory left will remember a similar thread a few years ago about Manu joining another club, quite possibly Edinburgh :smt016
Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

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Re: Manu to leave

Post by Roly » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:25 pm

GS wrote:Those of us with a little bit of memory left will remember a similar thread a few years ago about Manu joining another club, quite possibly Edinburgh :smt016
Its a pity he didn't go. Just think how much money could have been spent on the catering facilities at Welford Rd instead.
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Re: Manu to leave

Post by mightymouse » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:47 pm

If he left us prior to paying back by what he owes in terms of performances it would be a disgrace... but nothing would suprise me these days

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Re: Manu to leave

Post by kornboy130 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:45 pm

Roly wrote:
ads wrote:If he gets his fitness and form back, i'd rather have him playing for us than against us.
Be careful what you wish for. The temptation may be to shoe-horn him into a backline for club or country that's done quite nicely without him thank you.

His re-inclusion could only be regressive.
The logic here is astounding.

Regressive in the sense that he's been picked before? In this sense every player who has ever been picked before is a regressive selection. Eddie Jones' first squad was marginally different to that utilised by his predecessor - was it regressive?

As for club - has our backline gone that nicely this season? Or has it greatly missed a physical presence with offloading skills? And even in the event England's backline has gone well - is it perfect?

Some people are quick to forget - because he's direct doesn't mean he's meritless and is, according to everyone who matters (consecutive international and club coaching staffs, for example) a world class player.

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Re: Manu to leave

Post by Roly » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:08 pm

kornboy130 wrote:
Roly wrote:
ads wrote:If he gets his fitness and form back, i'd rather have him playing for us than against us.
Be careful what you wish for. The temptation may be to shoe-horn him into a backline for club or country that's done quite nicely without him thank you.

His re-inclusion could only be regressive.
The logic here is astounding.
Its perfectly sound, I wouldn't say it was astounding. But thankyou anyway.
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Re: Manu to leave

Post by kornboy130 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:53 am

Roly wrote:
kornboy130 wrote:
The logic here is astounding.
Its perfectly sound, I wouldn't say it was astounding. But thankyou anyway.
Can't defend your position head on so just be facetious instead - so edgy.

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Re: Manu to leave

Post by Roly » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:10 am

kornboy130 wrote:

Can't defend your position head on so just be facetious instead - so edgy.
Perfectly capable of doing it, but since you chose to misinterpret what I wrote and then went off on one, I chose to ignore your 'astounding logic'.

It's quite logical - if you think about it logically.
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