Well he clearly means 3rd grade Colts which has only 10 teams so depending where a teams sits in the top 8 it doesn't mean much? All grades should be top 6 max in order to claim a finals berth as it demonstrates a good season.Righto dribbler, say what you really mean. What grade, which teams? Man up.
Suggesting the third last team in a ten team comp,hasn't done enough to make the semi's is a valid observation IMO.
What was the points differential for the 8th team?
MONEY!Manly colts deserve every success they might get this year it has been the culmination of 5 or 6 years hard work and vision by the board, managemet and coaching staff. Coach Jono Harvey has hung in keeping faith with the colts programme ultimately attracting the talent he needs to match Uni ; now he has it. Sure some players have come from the junior ranks of other clubs in particular further up the penninsula (always a somewhat artificial divide anyway particularly with the St Augustine's factor ) but those who would whinge need to get their own house in order - why did the kids walk in the first place?
MONEY![/quoteAs As has been said previously put up or shut up if you are alleging direct player payments.
Do you deny that Manly have invested heavily in funding over several years (as opposed to paying players) a well resourced programme as in appropriately qualified and resourced coaches, fitness and medical staff, a cohesive management team , tours, active social /parents and supporters programme from which individual colts sponsors emerge to pay for it all and otherwise provide employment and educational opportunities.
Uni did it first albeit by different means , Manly woke up some time ago as did Norths and we know from the 2 Blues postings Parra are all over it .The fact is some clubs have been asleep at the wheel and still are