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Best Ever Manly Hookers

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fred Jones and Max Krilich are specials for this poll and Mal Cochrane would also get a guernsey. John Gray, Ray Brown also would come into calculations.

    Have I missed anybody?
     
  2. PEPSI

    PEPSI Active Member

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    presume Tooves is in at Half Back.

    Scott Fulton ;)
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I'm serios here guys - I always rated Jim Serdaris as one of the best of his time.
     
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  4. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Monas ?







    :twisted:

    Perhaps Dessie even
     
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  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Tooves is halfback. Serdaris was very good but I question whether he was as good as Jones and Krilich who basically had the job for the best part of 20 years. Happy to put him in the poll if you wish.
     
  6. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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  7. PEPSI

    PEPSI Active Member

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    forgot about Chad, knew there was someone else!

    What about the pack Sedaris had!
    Roberts/Carroll/Gillespie
    Beaver/Kosef/Gartner

    not bad at club level!
     
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  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Not bad at international level
     
  9. PEPSI

    PEPSI Active Member

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    and Chuck Tooves into that mix as hooker with that Pack as well!

    Jesus we where strong!!!
     
  10. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And people wonder why we don't get too excited about our current pack.
     
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  11. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

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    Serdaris WAS a great hooker. But geez he made you nervous! He's the kind of player who would put through a chip kick 5 metres out from our own defensive line, with us in front by 4, with 2 minutes left on the clock!
     
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  12. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Surely the bomb thrower is a lay-down misere for this one.

    The good ones have already been mentioned, but here are some more:

    Matt Dunford;
    David O'Donnell;
    Charlie Haggett
     
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  13. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    G1s SDS.
    I liked the Mule but he fell out of favour. Actually was a lot like Monas - usual total commitment, reliable in defense but lacking the very top level of talent.

    Mal Cochrane was fantastic and exciting, but it is incredibly hard to go past Fred and Max. Two of the toughest hookers in eras of incredible toughness.

    Max is the one though. Captain from 1977 to 1983. Australian Test Captain 1982-83 and leader of the 'invincible' Kangaroos. 12 years service and 215 games for Manly, 177 pts, 13 Tests and 8 State games.
     
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  14. Baz

    Baz Beaver's Headgear

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    So almost 9 years on from this where does everyone rate Matty B? About to play his 200th game for the club, played in 3 grand finals, won 2 premierships and played SOO. I'd put him behind Max but the equivalent or better of anyone else.
     
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  15. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ^ GE is that you... @:p It appears you have some competition on your hands.
     
  16. Baz

    Baz Beaver's Headgear

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    haha apologies for the almighty bump of an old thread, just thought it would be interesting to see people's thoughts pre Matty and now
     
  17. pjayz

    pjayz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Candy down at the corso was pretty handy...
     
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  18. pjayz

    pjayz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    umm....so I've heard..
     
  19. The Who

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    The Bomb Thrower changed the role of the No. 9 from someone who was tough, adept at hooking when scrums were a contest, and a good passer from dummy half (as Freddie Jones was) into a much more creative, running player. He is my pick.
    Matt Balin is an incredible defender and wonderfully whole-hearted player, but he doesn't have the attack of Krilich.
     
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  20. pjayz

    pjayz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    On a serious note, Mal Cochrane for mine. Having said that, I only started watching in the 80's as a kid.
     
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