Toovey’s complaining continues

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    Sea Eagles head coach Geoff Toovey will be replaced by Trent Barrett in 2016. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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    They say it’s an uplifting experience to confess, so, I confess. Yes, I am a Rabbitohs supporter, and a very proud one at that.

    One who takes great offence when my team is disrespected, insulted or when they have dubious aspersions cast upon their pure white little cotton-tails.

    After experiencing some what of a form slump, I tuned in Friday night to hopefully see a resurgent Souths batter one of the “old enemies” in those soul-less chip thieves, Mossop’s Manly.

    Personally I enjoyed the game. I thought we showed a much improved performance, braved a period of being dominated, came back, kept Manly scoreless in the second half and got the two points.

    Apparently though, I was wrong.

    After the game, I heard Geoff Toovey whinge, whine and carry on so much he was reminiscent of a spoiled six year old girl who just had her favourite Barbie taken away her.

    Yes, Toovey is now the King of the Barbie Screamers.

    To say he carried on like a two bob watch is an insult to every two bob watch made off the coast of Taiwan.

    It would appear we only won because of a previously unheard of, unbelievably massive and never to be seen again penalty could of 10 – 5.

    As Gus would say, wow, wowwwww, wowwwwwwwww.

    What made this worse was the sycophantic attitude of certain members of the mainstream media who supported his tantrums.

    Seriously? Really?

    So, in Round 14 when the Sharks beat my beloved Bunnies 14 – 12, the Sharks received a penalty count of 11 – 3. Yooo hoooo, Geoffrey, did you read that? 11 – 3.

    Did you see or hear Madge Maguire carry on like a little girl with a high pitched hysterical voice demanding an investigation?

    I know, let’s demand a Royal Investigation because Toovey’s team displayed awful discipline and got penalised accordingly.

    Because Geoffrey, it couldn’t possibly have anything to do with your players or their discipline right?

    You had a disallowed try? Really? Did you see the try allowed to Waqa against Souths the week before? Again, did you see or hear Madge Maguire carry on like you?

    You think Inglis stayed down and milked a penalty?

    Well, let’s be thankful your side doesn’t do that. Because if they did we may have seen Jeff Lima twist Anthony Watmough’s leg, we may have seen Watmough scream, stay down and roll around like a drunken sailor on a night out with Freddy.

    We may have even seen him then jump up after receiving a penalty and take a strong hit up in the second tackle.

    Let’s be thankful that didn’t happen. Nudge nudge wink wink.

    My confession continues, dear Lord Churchill, I confess I at times get angry with the media’s bias and agendas.

    But Tooves, if you really want to highlight bias, agendas and unfair treatment let’s ask the following questions.

    Why does Sonny Bill Williams get two weeks for putting his shoulder right on the point of Willie Mason’s chin, (a large target I admit), and Sam Burgess gets two weeks for tickling the Crown Jewels of an opposition player?

    Why does our disgraceful mainstream media have front page outrage over Greg Inglis’ tackle on Dean Young last season, and Sonny Bill Williams gets the “it’s not in his game” treatment?

    Why do Souths release nine players, sign Inglis and get Inspector Rooster not allowing the contract without weeks of investigation, but the Roosters can sign Maloney, Jennings, Sonny Bill Williams and O’Donnell and not a word is said?

    Why does the media rise up in support of you whinging about a 10 – 5 penalty count, but not a word is mentioned about an 11 -3 penalty count against Souths?

    I guess it’s all about perception and we can all unearth a perceived agenda, bias or unfairness if we allow our loyalty and agendas to cloud over reality. Sometimes Geoff, it’s far better to accept reality and move on.

    Aaaah, rugby league, a wonderful game and ain’t it fun to complain about it?

    See you in the finals!

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    • August 21st 2013 @ 3:16am
      des right hand said | August 21st 2013 @ 3:16am | ! Report

      Honestly mate you must be on some heavy medications! so you saw the game thought it was great then to your surprise witnessed a crazed Geoff Toovey talking about absolutely nothing! Firstly my friend its not about the penalty count its about when the penalties were given. For instance there were four yes FOUR penalties each on souths ten meter line given whilst they could not get out of there own end hence halting manlys momentum (that’s 4 yes) not to mention the good old double wammy (souths scored there first try off that) then there’s the biggest turning point in the match the matai no try iv got pictures of the ball on the ground. 3 diff angles. How did I see these but the video refs didnt? How could you call it a no try in the first place. And inglis diving Bahaha add that too Sammy boys squirrel grip plus Lima and souths are becoming the king grubs in the comp! Toovey brought up some very good points and sections of the media are supporting him because the man is right the game is going down hill players are taking dives staying down ignorant fans are blind to it and if you were a true NRL fan you would see that Toovey is justified in his comments and there should be an investigation. The Nrl is weak and must do something soon! Sack the banker!

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        August 21st 2013 @ 5:20am
        Jack Tiger said | August 21st 2013 @ 5:20am | ! Report

        +1 Maguire learnt all his gruby tactics from the storm cheats. And now these tactics (grapple, wrestle, squirrel grip, crusher, slow the ruck, blatent professional fouls) have infultrated and ruined rugby league forever. And the refs are pathetic.

      • August 21st 2013 @ 6:33pm
        DMW said | August 21st 2013 @ 6:33pm | ! Report

        Anyone supposedly running this site?
        How anyone can allow your ill informed and clearly bias viewpoint bait other posters on here is beyond me.

        Where is the Report article link?

    • August 21st 2013 @ 3:23am
      des right hand said | August 21st 2013 @ 3:23am | ! Report

      Geoff Toovey was pound for pound probably the toughest player to ever play the game! He captained AUST nsw manly. What have you done apart from write some rubbish and in doing so showing all on the roar what little you know about the game! Des’ right hand has spoken!

      • August 21st 2013 @ 9:54am
        Chris said | August 21st 2013 @ 9:54am | ! Report

        Wrong Terry Lamb was

        • August 21st 2013 @ 10:24am
          planko said | August 21st 2013 @ 10:24am | ! Report

          He would have weighed less that Terry. Terry was a great.

          • August 21st 2013 @ 1:00pm
            The eye said | August 21st 2013 @ 1:00pm | ! Report

            Toovey 70 kilo,Tom Raudonikis 73 kilos..Tommy could take Tooves’ TV whilst he was watching it and put it in the back of his ute and Tooves wouldn’t say boo…and then he’d go round to Ba ba’s joint and do it again..

            • August 23rd 2013 @ 3:22pm
              Stu said | August 23rd 2013 @ 3:22pm | ! Report

              Chuck Norris would have been the greatest league player of all time. In fact he was. Go Chuck Norris!

      • August 21st 2013 @ 3:49pm
        rabbits72 said | August 21st 2013 @ 3:49pm | ! Report

        no one is questioning tooveys reputation as a player.
        its all out there about him as a coach and it aint good.the man is out of control representing a club,thats scary.
        you on the other hand,anybody that refers to themselves as a third person has issues.


        • August 21st 2013 @ 5:31pm
          des right hand said | August 21st 2013 @ 5:31pm | ! Report

          Did you say Souffs back to back spoons 03-04? Please mate your team is full.of grubs starting with the coach. Inglis Sammy boy Lima bahaha who the hell grabs another players nuts.. a Souffs player that’s who

          • August 21st 2013 @ 6:08pm
            aaron said | August 21st 2013 @ 6:08pm | ! Report

            you have a go at souths what did manly do to norths

            • August 21st 2013 @ 6:13pm
              DMW said | August 21st 2013 @ 6:13pm | ! Report

              The same as what Souths did to Newtown?

              • August 21st 2013 @ 9:30pm
                rabbits72 said | August 21st 2013 @ 9:30pm | ! Report

                this will be good.
                explain what souths did to newtown DMW.

    • August 21st 2013 @ 6:19am
      Fam said | August 21st 2013 @ 6:19am | ! Report

      Well written article Darque. The comments that followed from the typical one eyed Manly supporters were predictable. I watched the game on TV with supporters from other clubs who all clearly saw that Matai was short of the line initially and then held up. What is the fuss about there?
      I can understand the desire to direct attention away from your own deficiencies by carrying on like a pork chop, but Toovey has instilled this into Lyon as well as he has now overtaken Ennis as the most annoying captain in the league.
      Hope we face this team in the finals as it will be a lot easier than any of the other contenders!

      • August 21st 2013 @ 6:34am
        eagleJack said | August 21st 2013 @ 6:34am | ! Report

        Souths are a quality side. Well coached, well drilled. But don’t get too far ahead of yourselves talking up your chances in the finals. See Manly has a winning culture. Always has. We know what to do at the business end of the season.

        Souths? Well I’ve only seen them in 3 finals series in the past 25 years. Madge is good. But it may take a while longer to remove the losing culture that engulfs the Redfern club.

        As for the comment about Sam Burgess in the article. You are right how on earth did he only get 2 weeks for the lowest act seen on a football field in years.

        And Jeff Lima, as pointed out by every past player, is lucky to be allowed back on the field before the finals series. His attempt to end Watnough’s career was plain for all to see. Imagine if a Manly player had done something to Inglis? Oh wait we saw that already and Fa’aoso deservedly got 8 weeks. When it comes to whinging Souths fans have it down pat. Decades of losing will do that to you.

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          August 21st 2013 @ 6:42am
          Christian Darque said | August 21st 2013 @ 6:42am | ! Report

          @ EagleJack: Not sure where I talked up our chances, in fact I am not convinced we are going to win this season, I just think we have as good a chance as anyone else. My comments are more related to whingers like Toovey and Stuart who NEVER accept any responsibility for the results in their games, it’s always the ref, the weather or the stars were not aligned.

          If you don’t want to get penalised, don’t infringe the ruck so much. When we got a penalty count of 11 – 3 against us Maguire said “we need to improve our discipline”. See the difference?

          Have a great day and go the Mighty Bunnies.

          • August 21st 2013 @ 6:55am
            eagleJack said | August 21st 2013 @ 6:55am | ! Report

            My response was to Fam who said he’d like to meet Manly in the finals as it “will be a lot easier than any of the other contenders”.

            Look I wish Souths all the best. I attended the Broncos v Souths game at Suncorp this year and sat near the burrow. Was a great experience, and great to hear the chanting and see the excitement of their fans.

            I just feel, with all due respect, these articles don’t achieve too much except create vitriol.

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              August 21st 2013 @ 7:02am
              Christian Darque said | August 21st 2013 @ 7:02am | ! Report

              Fair enough. Likewise, Toovey carrying on like he does also doesn’t achieve anything either. I keep getting back to our 11 – 3 penalty count vs the Sharks, we lost that game by two lousy points. Madge copped it on the chin and said we need to improve our discipline. That is manning up and taking responsibility. Toovey is NOT doing your club proud, nor doing them any good. If he carries on like that in public, then he is fair game to open up on in public.

        • August 21st 2013 @ 11:02am
          rossco said | August 21st 2013 @ 11:02am | ! Report

          Not the lowest act in years. That is reserved for Roosters when Riley Brown and Braith Anasta put Craig Wing out for the season with that deliberate charge into his back. It was premeditated but the media said it was not illegal in the rules.

          It was diabolical and very, very low act!

        • August 21st 2013 @ 3:51pm
          rabbits72 said | August 21st 2013 @ 3:51pm | ! Report


        • August 21st 2013 @ 6:05pm
          aaron said | August 21st 2013 @ 6:05pm | ! Report

          souths have beaten manly twice this year and before you have a go at souths players have a look at the dirty tatics of manly like brett stewart elbowing everingham at brookvale and fa’aoso spear tackles

        • August 22nd 2013 @ 10:06am
          Brendan said | August 22nd 2013 @ 10:06am | ! Report

          Not sure why opposition fans always revert back to so called history.
          You either go all the way back and talk about Souths being the most successful club of all time or dont bring it up at all. Not just chose a certain 20-40 year period and use it to highlight your point.

          History means very little overall, as the other night proved when the media said Souths hadnt beaten Manly twice in the same year since 1986. Did that count for anything the other night? Didnt think so..

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        August 21st 2013 @ 6:37am
        Christian Darque said | August 21st 2013 @ 6:37am | ! Report

        Thank you, Manly fans struggle with reality. They call us grubs, from the club who made a target of Inglis and drove his head into the turf three times in one game. Oh, but that was because Inglis needs to change his running style right? LOL. Perhaps Wattmouth needs to change his running style then he won’t get his leg twisted. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

        As for the Matai “try”, the video clearly showed when the ball was grounded it was short of the line, CLEARLY, what happened after that could not be determined even after multiple replays. Was it a try? Possibly, but there was no evidence to overturn the refs call and all the ref knew was that initially it was short. Simple stuff. You want to complain about a try, go back and look at the one allowed to the Storm by Waqa against us, not even sent upstairs.

        Geoff Toovey, The Screaming Barbie, Ricky Stuart, Des Hasler, all whiny little boys lacking the grace and humble attitude of Madge Maguire. Whine all you like boys, check the scoreboard.

        Up the Mighty Bunnies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • August 21st 2013 @ 7:54am
          andy said | August 21st 2013 @ 7:54am | ! Report

          “Geoff Toovey, The Screaming Barbie, Ricky Stuart, Des Hasler, all whiny little boys lacking the grace and humble attitude of Madge Maguire. Whine all you like boys, check the scoreboard.”
          “Perhaps Wattmouth needs to change his running style then he won’t get his leg twisted.”
          “Toovey is NOT doing your club proud, nor doing them any good.”

          If I had to call you stupid darque it would be an understatement.

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            August 21st 2013 @ 8:16am
            Christian Darque said | August 21st 2013 @ 8:16am | ! Report

            Wouldn’t wasting your time replying to someone you consider stupid be the perfect example of stupidity?

            • August 21st 2013 @ 11:26am
              Renegade said | August 21st 2013 @ 11:26am | ! Report

              Haha … well played.

            • August 21st 2013 @ 2:45pm
              des right hand said | August 21st 2013 @ 2:45pm | ! Report

              If that matai situation was an origin decider and it was gallen and it was to take the lead and win our first game in 7 years you would all be saying try that’s the problem with you so called Nrl fans if its not your team you don’t care and because its manly all you haters just lap it up. Like This darque… No idea what’s going on in the game souths are dirtier than Melbourne now there coach is a weak loser who uses cheap tactics.. Toovey played The game at every level won a premiership etc what has your coach done? He’s just a cheats shine box boy

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                August 21st 2013 @ 6:03pm
                Christian Darque said | August 21st 2013 @ 6:03pm | ! Report

                Coming from a fan of the team who dumped Inglis on his head three times in one game.

              • August 22nd 2013 @ 10:02am
                Brendan said | August 22nd 2013 @ 10:02am | ! Report

                I dont get what someone did as a player has to do with their coaching ability?
                Wally was one of the all time great players yet his coaching record is abysmal.
                Bellamy and Bennett were average players yet are great coaches, so because they didnt play the game at the level of Toovey does this make them any less of a coach or impact on their ability?

                Get over what Toovey did on the field, it was years ago

        • August 21st 2013 @ 2:34pm
          Mals said | August 21st 2013 @ 2:34pm | ! Report

          I’m happy with the scoreboard Darque – it shows Manly has won 8 Premierships since you last won one. Were you even alive back in 1971??

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            August 21st 2013 @ 6:04pm
            Christian Darque said | August 21st 2013 @ 6:04pm | ! Report

            Actually, that’s not a scoreboard, that would be a record of premiership wins selectively picked over a specific number of years. Souths have won 20, and Manly?

            • August 22nd 2013 @ 10:08am
              Brendan said | August 22nd 2013 @ 10:08am | ! Report

              Spot on Darque. As i said earlier, dont just pick a certain point in history and highlight that.

              Its like saying “In the final 15 minutes we outscored the opposition 12-4, yet the final score was 60-4 to the other team”.
              It has no real relevance unless you include the overall result and big picture

    • August 21st 2013 @ 8:27am
      oikee said | August 21st 2013 @ 8:27am | ! Report

      The less said about Manly and the coach the better. Dont watch his interviews, they are a embarressment to the code.

      • August 21st 2013 @ 2:37pm
        Mals said | August 21st 2013 @ 2:37pm | ! Report

        The embarrassment Oikee is you trying to spell that word! 🙂 The Broncos have a won a few in a row & yet you’re still sad…

    • August 21st 2013 @ 9:28am
      Glenno said | August 21st 2013 @ 9:28am | ! Report

      I think ol Tooves has got a little brain damage from all those hits he copped . Manly have had it over Souths on the field for so long they can’t handle that Souths not only now have a better team and more supporters , they are just a better club in every aspect . This is a working mans game and a working mans team stood strong and rose up from the ashes . Unlike Northern eagles who stabbed the Bears in the back after merging they stood alone . Get used to loosing to them because they are here to stay .

      • August 21st 2013 @ 2:52pm
        des right hand said | August 21st 2013 @ 2:52pm | ! Report

        You say Souffs are a better team and club in every aspect… Was this before or after you bought your team? Inglis,teo,Lima,asotasi,goodwin and all the Burgess boys??? Back to back spoons 03-04. Manly has been the MOST dominate team for the last 6 years you woman two premierships finals every year ring a bell. How funny you think like bulldogs fans you can buy a premiership but cone finals the real teams will carve you up… That’s if the refs allow it!!!

        • August 21st 2013 @ 3:13pm
          mushi said | August 21st 2013 @ 3:13pm | ! Report

          you woman?

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          rabbits72 said | August 21st 2013 @ 3:53pm | ! Report


    • August 21st 2013 @ 10:13am
      adam said | August 21st 2013 @ 10:13am | ! Report

      You’ve made me mad after reading that because now I have to stick up for Manly….

      If i were a souths fan i would shut the bleep up. You have been towled in the penalty count once this year. Most clubs would be happy if that had only happened to them once. You get away with murder every week because if Souths are winning it’s “good for the game”! Sam Burgess is the high tackle king of this league and he is treated as a saint of the game. Then he shows his colours with squirrel grabbing a guy, everyone see’s it. The Ch 9 commentators and Director avoid it even though there is a player rolling around on the ground in pain – because it is the golden child. The Souths game plan is get penalties start a set from inside the 20 and then barge over. Sadly it is a game plan that works because the NRL is becoming more and more like the u/20’s.

      So congrats things are working out for you, but don’t walk around sooking even when you win.Toovey is a jerk, no doubt. He gets a way with crap all the time, and he shifts blame, its a Manly thing to do. But so do your mob. Lima is a grub and he gets a week! please! Burgess is a serial offender and he never gets more than two weeks. You win the penalty count almost every single week – infact that has been happening ever since you got an extra pink shirt on the field… funny that…, You play away games at your home ground and the finals will be played at your home ground, so please, be quiet and don’t whinge about other clubs when everyone is doing everything to make sure Souths are at the top at the end of the year.

      • August 21st 2013 @ 11:05am
        rossco said | August 21st 2013 @ 11:05am | ! Report

        “You have been towled in the penalty count once this year.” you said. Wrong! Completely wrong. Get facts straight. The statys show Souths are about mid-table in the penalties for/against..

        Don’t let bias get in the way of truth.

      • August 21st 2013 @ 3:55pm
        rabbits72 said | August 21st 2013 @ 3:55pm | ! Report


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