Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

We Meet Few We Can Call a "Man's Man"

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

We Meet Few We Can Call a "Man's Man"

Article excerpt

ASK your dad or your grandfather and they will tell you that through their lives they haven't met many males who could rightly be called a "man's man".

It's a term that identifies a male who can make every man in a room sit up and take notice.

A man, who can lead by example, has a strong presence about him and when he talks people stop and listen.

I can count on one hand those who I can class in that category.

An old school teacher, a veteran magistrate and a footballer are the three that come straight to mind.

I won't say who the first two are, but I will tell you that the footballer is Qld State of Origin coach Mal Meninga.

I am proud to say that I have known him for the past 25 years. I am not a best friend, but I trust he looks at me as someone who is a friend. …

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