Green opens up on Manly move

By Mark St John
November 25, 2016

NEW Sea Eagles recruit Blake Green has revealed his main reasons for leaving the Storm to sign with Manly.

Green played his last game for Melbourne in the grand final and despite playing his best footy at the Storm, felt the move north was the best decision for his career.

“Once I met Trent (Barrett) and Bob (Fulton) It was pretty clear to me that the direction they were heading I wanted to be a part of that,” Green told the Manly website.

“Manly have been very successful and in recent times have lost a fair few senior players.

“They bought in a new coach and are trying to develop a culture that can get the club back on the road to some more success and I am very excited to be a part of that.”

Green was excited to take what he learned from such a professional club as the Storm and try to emulate that success on the Northern Beaches.

“I was pretty lucky to play with three future immortals of the game in Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater and I got to learn a lot of minor details and how they prepare.

“So I’ll try take as much as I can from them and try to implement it at training at Manly.”

Green made his intentions clear on what he can bring to the club and his halves partner Daly-Cherry-Evans who struggled without Kieran Foran last season.

“I love the fact that Chez (Cherry-Evans) just plays what he sees. He is a natural footy player.

“It’s important for him to understand that he is not on his own and he doesn’t have to control things.

“I am more than happy to control the footy team and get them around the field and just let him play his natural game.”