1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Brett Stewart our most important player ever?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Prince of Brookvale, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. The Prince of Brookvale

    The Prince of Brookvale Member

    94
    41
    Ratings:
    +41 / 0
    Our attack and defence improves every time this guy steps on the field. He reads the game better than every fullback in the game. The play when Lyon scored wouldn't of happened without him. He did not touch the ball but the defender watching him allowed Jamie to slip through.

    He doesn't play tonight, we lose.

    The best player to ever wear the no 1 for Manly.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    1,347
    440
    Ratings:
    +795 / 7
    No offence to Wombat, but yes.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    3,531
    386
    Ratings:
    +507 / 20
    What an important player to the team. Let's hope he can get through next week and wrap him up in off season. We need him at the end of the year. Hiku etc can cover during the year. The Prince plays, we literally win.
     
  4. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

    1,690
    352
    Ratings:
    +780 / 28
    If we win next week that will be two premierships for us since people have said that Snake was well past it.
     
  5. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

    2,418
    1,040
    Ratings:
    +2,043 / 30
  6. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

    2,452
    1,428
    Ratings:
    +2,694 / 27
    When asked who was the key player in our team my response is always Brett Stewart. Like you said The Prince of Brookvale he didn't touch the ball when Killer scored, but he worried the Souths defence.

    Peta Hiku has been an unbelievable player for us whilst covering for Snake, but he doesn't attract defenders (this will change) like Snake, plus he doesn't have much of a passing game.

    And Snakes defence is the best of any fullback in the game.
     
  7. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

    6,216
    1,987
    Ratings:
    +4,631 / 74
    The years he plays about 20 games we make the gf.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. manlywarringah

    manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    779
    289
    Ratings:
    +885 / 27
    Graham Eadie is my alltime favourite legend.....but yes, i believe Brett Stewart has been the most important player for us for a very long time. Maybe only Bob Fulton will surpass him in the most valuable ever.
     
  9. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

    1,730
    536
    Ratings:
    +1,437 / 12
    He's one of he best players I've ever seen, in any position. Over his career he's scored tries that nobody else could have scored - his hands and anticipation are truly extraordinary. As a fullback, there are no weaknesses in his game: he's safe under the high ball, a great organiser in defence, a strong tackler in cover, plus he scores plenty of tries and sets up plenty of others. His passing game is sublime and he can kick effectively when he has to. Sure, he's not as dangerous returning the ball as somebody like Inglis but he doesn't have to be. For a fullback that's a bonus, not a requirement.
    Like many of our current stars, I still don't think he gets the accolades he deserves, partly because he plays for Manly and partly - sadly and horribly - because a false accusation dragged his reputation through the mud and the NRL hung him out to dry. But he's better than Slater, better than Inglis, better than anyone.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

    2,082
    164
    Ratings:
    +233 / 20
    we will look back in 10 years and think Geez.. i wish we had a player like B Stewart. He won 3-4 grand finals with us.. what an era ;)
     
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    14,488
    1,734
    Ratings:
    +2,425 / 31
    Been watching since 1991, and last night confirmed to me that he is the best player I have seen in a Manly jersey. I never thought anybody would go past Cliffy for me but he has done it
     
  12. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

    2,654
    419
    Ratings:
    +947 / 79
    Like all the commentators stated when he missed the roosters game.Stewart plays manly win.
     
  13. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

    2,939
    1,484
    Ratings:
    +3,307 / 51
    Brett and Graham are in my book equal when it comes to the impact they had on their respective teams.

    Remember that the Wombat was the Australian fullback for many years and I have never seen a full back who defended like he did. Graham was also a champion goal kicker, he alone was responsible for Manly winning in 76 and he was man of the match in the 78 replay.

    Brett is superior when it comes to scoring tries and making them, he has no peer there and he to me is the best buy we have had in the last 20 years without a question, what the hell were the dragqueens doing!!

    We have been blessed with brilliant number 1's, never forget Matthew Ridge either he was another great for us.
     
  14. Aetna

    Aetna Active Member

    222
    46
    Ratings:
    +56 / 0
    Brett Stewart will go down as a Manly Warringah Sea Eagles legend but you can't compare players from different eras & positions in some cases.
    Question: If Brett Stewart didn't have the likes of Orford, Lyon, D.C.Evans, Foran etc & was playing for Parramatta & J.Hayne was at Manly would he be the same?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Andy 1972

    Andy 1972 Active Member

    213
    47
    Ratings:
    +47 / 0
    Our attack improved considerably last night, thanks to Snake. That isn't to denigrate Pita Hiku, who will be a star in the future, but Snake offers the team that little bit more. A fantastic footballer.

    Andy1972
    Manly Forever.
     
  16. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

    2,645
    687
    Blue Mountains these days
    Ratings:
    +1,212 / 44
    Whilst its hard to compare different eras of RL, Snake has now definitely eclipsed the great great Graham Eadie, but without the goal kicking.

    Brett Stewart is the Manly No 1 club player ever.

    In years to come he will be mentioned in the same breath as Bob Fulton, Steve Menzies, Malcolm Reilly. We are all priviledged to see his whole career, and we are lucky he is ours. Cherish the memories. I saw the whole Bozo career and his effect influence on Manly was very similar, but Snake has the extra quality of breathtaking speed.

    I'll say it again: The Jane Try Stand should be renamed to the "Brett Stewart Grandstand". There should be a huge logo of the Manly Sea Eagle beside a huge logo of a Snake at the top of the stand. The artwork has already been created (by Wolfman ?).
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

    1,753
    315
    Ratings:
    +854 / 53
    I think killer deserves to be talked about in the same terms. He is the glue that holds the team together
     
  18. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    5,337
    1,983
    Ratings:
    +3,841 / 190
    Wombat won 4. 1972. 1973, 1976, 1978. The Snake and Wombat are both a class act
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. The Prince of Brookvale

    The Prince of Brookvale Member

    94
    41
    Ratings:
    +41 / 0
    Brett Stewart reads the game better than any fullback that has ever played.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Eagle1963

    Eagle1963 Member

    88
    29
    Ratings:
    +29 / 0
    Snake is the King cobra. Gutherson will be the next Prince cobra. I'm unsure if Hiku will end up on the Centre or Wing?
     

Share This Page