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Backline next season

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by KaZa, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    Its looking good  ;D

    1. Stewart
    2. Robertson/Williams
    3. Jamie Lyon
    4. Tony Williams
    5. Mick Bani
    6. Bailey

    **** Yeah
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and what would you do with Matai ?
    Williams will be 2nd row or bench
     
  3. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Will look more like:

    1. Brett
    2. Robbo
    3. Killer
    4. Matai
    5. Bani/Dave Williams
    6. Bailey
    7. The Ox

    As Berk says, Williams (the beast) will be a forward. Their biggest problem is who out of Bani and Williams misses out...

    Looks very, very strong though.
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and what about the forwards next year as well

    It is looking good for next year but lets think about this year as we are in with a big shot
     
  5. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    either way there will be plenty of depth.

    I like the thought of having Williams as a Folau type centre.. we have decent depth in the 2nd row.. but i guess if we play Melbourne we can move him there to mark Folau.

    Matai's defence is **** besides the odd big hit.

    Williams is REALLY pressing for that wing role though.. Im forgetting how good Bani was now!..Robbo may be under real pressure too... its good thing to have to keep them on their toes.
     
  6. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Haha Robbo under pressure! He's our most consistent player and he's our leading try-scorer! Pull the other one big fella.

    Won't be any point trying to move Williams when we play Melbourne - there won't be a Folau factor anymore, he'll be with the Bronx by then!
     
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If Lyon keeps up his recent form from games at 6, i will throw up another option

    Stewart
    Robertson
    Matai
    D.Williams
    Bani
    Lyon
    Orford

    I know that is pretty radical, and will probably not happen coz we have bought Bailey to play 6. Williams seems to have some pretty good attributes to make a centre, especially with his strong running. The club stated it wants T. Williams for the back row, i think that is where he plays the majority for us next year
     
  8. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I sort of know where your coming from Kiwi, Bailey is coming off the bench for the knights and carving them up from there, Imagine that if we have 3 impact players of Bailey, LeStrange and Cuthbo  LOL
     
  9. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure Williams could play centre, thought I read that he played centre, fullback or wing.  Always a option for when Matai gets injured or suspended, we all know that will happen.
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It mainly comes coz i don't want to leave either Bani or Williams out, they both deserve a long run in NRL

    The great thing it shows, it that we have quality depth and plenty of options for whatever situation arrises
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I take it we have got a definite on Williams from Parramatta for next year?
     
  12. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Ask Gerald Fitzdennis
     
  13. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    As much as i hate to say it wouldn't bani miss out the current williams is quicker as we saw today.
     
  14. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen Bani play Pont?

    He is the epitome of the modern winger,
    Fast
    Strong
    Big
    Tall
    Hardworking
    Willing to learn

    He is potentially the perfect winger. He will be picked as soon as he is available.

    That is not to say that Williams isn't a very good player, he just doesn't posess the same physical attributes as Bani.
     
  15. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bani is as quick as lightning. Williams is quick but look at the Parra game to see what Bani can do.
     
  16. fLIP

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    Stewart
    Bani
    Matai
    Lyon
    Robbo
    Bailey
    OX

    Lyon MUST play inside Matai or nobody will ever see the ball. Their were 3 or 4 breaks on the offer yesterday and all it required was matai to remember how to pass the ball. Unfortunatly Koala never really saw the ball.
     
  17. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    but Koala did drop it 4 times as well
     
  18. fLIP

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    Not passes though. It would have been nice to see all 13 on field get the ball for more than a kick return or dummy half run.
     
  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Crusher said that he'd like to see Bani slowly come closer into the ruck as time goes on when he signed the guy. I take that as meaning centre, then maybe further if excels. I mean, The Manly Daily had this crazy idea a little while ago about Bani @ 5/8. I'd actually go for (and man this is tough):-

    01. Brett Stewart (easy choice)
    02. Michael Robertson (as others have stated - maybe rep footy next year)
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Michael Bani
    05. David Williams
    06. Jamie Lyon (has just plain excelled when playing there lately)
    07. Matt Orford
    08. Jason King (Like Willow, absorbs tough early stuff)
    09. Heath Le'Strange (I understand Ballin has committed to the Bronco's)
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Steve Menzies (I reckon he'll go just one more)
    13. Glenn Stewart (Should be used both sides of the ruck)

    14. Chris Bailey
    15. Josh Perry
    16. Adam Cuthbertson
    17. Tony Williams (Back Row fill in - if and when Beaver needs a break)

    Tony Williams could start with Beaver off the bench as well.
    with a view to start Williams in 2010, and have Hall slot in @ 17. Also Hall, gets a run should any forward get injured - which generally these days means he will play 90% odd of the season.

    PS: We would have by FAR the strongest bench in the NRL.
     
  20. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Williams will be a centre in a season or two, dont forget Bailey can play back row as well similar to Bird
     

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