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Will go out today and buy me a copy. Looking forward to the read.
 
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What is he going to do on the GC? Is he qualified do anything post NRL?
 
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Picked one up online as it isn’t in stores over here, only troubling thing was it was a bit cheaper- hope Simon still gets his cut
 
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Picked one up online as it isn’t in stores over here, only troubling thing was it was a bit cheaper- hope Simon still gets his cut
I remember when Gary Freeman did his book, which was a reasonable seller, he got about $5,000.
 
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Hi, anyone know where i can buy simons book online. Wasn't able to find it on the Whitcoulls website. cheers
 
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Hi, anyone know where i can buy simons book online. Wasn't able to find it on the Whitcoulls website. cheers
Try Googling simon mannering warrior book you can buy an ebook or a hard cover ( which I like as I can read the book and then a week later and read it again like it's a new book, but that might be just me getting old) lmao
 
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caught up with Simon yesterday getting his book signed, bloody long line TBH
Anyway got to ask him if he was still loving the mere that we gave him, his eyes lit up and got really chatty about it, said he loved it and that it was an awesome gift to receive from fans
 
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One bit I noticed in the Herald was the involvement of John Hart in team talks. That freaked me out, even if Hart was a great motivator the coach was Ivan Cleary.
This is why I don't rate Ivan. He'll most likely be another Brian Smith, close but no cigar.
Good decision by Mannering not to follow Ivan to the Panthers, then the Tigers after wilderness..
 
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caught up with Simon yesterday getting his book signed, bloody long line TBH
Anyway got to ask him if he was still loving the mere that we gave him, his eyes lit up and got really chatty about it, said he loved it and that it was an awesome gift to receive from fans
Were you at Botany Downs? I went to his last signing at Sylvia Park and he said that Botany was the biggest queue of the lot.

I asked him about the mere too and he said he keeps it on a shelf with all his trophies and awards. He's really quite chuffed about the gift...
 
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Were you at Botany Downs? I went to his last signing at Sylvia Park and he said that Botany was the biggest queue of the lot.

I asked him about the mere too and he said he keeps it on a shelf with all his trophies and awards. He's really quite chuffed about the gift...
yeah, Botany, he arrived a bit late (weather was shit) and luckily I was near the front so all good for me, he would have to stay back a fair while to clear the crowd I would have thought.
I was a bit surprised with the crowd, thought it would have been half the amount TBH and it was a wide range of people as well, not bad for East Auckland
 
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you will definitely enjoy it, one of the early Mad Monday stories was a crack up!
Had a mate who worked on the grounds and he told me the head groundsman was fuming after that stunt. They ended returfing it anyways so no harm done. Young Simon sounded like a real loose nut lol. That nudie run story was crack up as well...
 
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Great read from start to finish. Humble as anything. Was a great insight into his life and league journey. The guy is a legend.

Noticed he wrote that he said he would be taking an off field role at warriors if he retired...assuming that never eventuated?
 
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They are selling them at the warehouse if anyone is looking for a copy.
 
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Rugby league: Warriors great Simon Mannering turns down role at club to relocate to Australia
22 Nov, 2018 2:26pm
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By: David Skipwith

Plans for retired Warriors legend Simon Mannering to take up an off-field role with the club have been put on hold as he prepares to make a surprise move to Australia early next year.

The ex-Warriors and Kiwis captain made an appearance at Warriors training at Mt Smart Stadium this week but was happy watching on from the sidelines as his former teammates endured a grueling two-hour conditioning and skills session.

The former lock forward was considering joining the club's football staff next year in a mentoring role after calling time on his 301-game NRL career following the Warriors season-ending qualifying final defeat to Penrith in Sydney in September.

The 31-year-old shook his head when asked if he might be second-guessing his decision to hang the boots up and revealed he would not be joining coach Stephen Kearney's staff for the 2019 season.

Mannering has instead decided he needs a change of scenery and will take a well-deserved year-long break across the Tasman with his partner Anna Bensemann and their two children Zeke and Jack.

"I'm going over to Aussie next year and getting away," Mannering revealed.

"100 per cent, I'm not really missing [training]. This time of year is pretty solid, they do some pretty tough stuff. I'm not really motivated to do that right now but the guys are looking pretty sharp.

"We'll head away for a break and see how we go."

The former Warriors and Kiwis captain is looking forward to soaking up plenty of sunshine and spending quality time with his loved ones from their new base in the coastal town of Kingscliff in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.

The five-time Warriors Player of the Year is still open to working with the club down the line, but wants to focus on his family and put some energy into other areas of his life.

"I just felt like it was probably good to have a break first and then go from there," he said.

"At first I was really keen and then I thought going straight into a full-time role here would probably be a bit too close to what I'd done for the last 14 years.

"It would be the same routine. It's a cool environment to work in but probably just for my family, to have a break and get away (would be good).

"So I'll go and have a bit of a break and I'm very lucky that the club's offered me that and we'll see what happens in the future."

Warriors CEO Cameron George said the club understands Mannering's desire to make a clean break from football and would welcome him back whenever he was ready for a new job.

The Warriors spent a few days in camp at Kingscliff late last season in between games on the Gold Coast and Wollongong and George said there is still scope for Mannering to remain involved with the side.

"He's putting his family first and going on an adventure which is fantastic but regardless of the location, Simon can play a part with us through a mentoring role," he said.

"Whether he has the opportunity to meet up with the team here or in Australia, to talk to young forwards, or whatever it might be. He and Stephen will work that out in the long run, but at this stage he's a part of our club regardless.

"If he comes back to New Zealand or wants to do a little bit from afar I'm sure there's a way we can work around it."

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/league/news/article.cfm?c_id=79&objectid=12164583
 
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anyone got a signed mint copy i could buy please for an xmas present ??
 
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