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Cliffy

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lsz, May 11, 2011.

  1. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    For all the yougens out there

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKDVTpzZmIM

    Tooves first grade debut (i think)[hr]
    Or this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2zm6x6ZVbI[hr]
    or this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7n1uh77O-A

    Cliffy would have been on the bench and around 20...[hr]
    last one

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eYLxTec5q0[hr]
    one more

    just go here

    http://www.youtube.com/user/upthemightyseaeagles

    Is this from anyone here? BE?
     
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    he would have been 12 in 1973
     
  3. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    no chance - at least mid 20's....
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How good were some of those 87 tries. Man talk about a flowing game, it may have seemed messier but you really had to work to have a guy held back then, none of this breathing near them and they are held garbage of now.

    Love all the chips that we used, brilliant stuff
     
  5. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Remember when the guy was interviewing Fulton and quizzed him about Cliffy smoking.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And watching the 73 GF my god I am surprised no one has compared Brett's running style and ability to beat players to Fulton. I mean he is of course not bobby fulton but they do have some striking similarities in that department
     
  7. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cliffy is a legend and such an amazing player.

    I remember that game when Toovey made his debut against Great Britain. Manly walloped the Brits. People where saying Toovey was too young and small to play but he made a real impact right from the start.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cliffy was 34 in the 95 game played last night. In my calculation that means he was born 1961 and there for 12 in 1973
     
  9. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Brett's quicker, but Bob was a competitor in everything he did, not just football. I remember years ago being out in the surf at Manly bodysurfing and it turned into a contest. Bob was a competitor. Come to think of it so is Brett.... no difference.
     
  10. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was there that night. What a great night it was. An international team at Brookie getting hammered by the mighty eagles.
     
  11. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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  12. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have never yet seen a player that reminded me of Fulton. I have heard that Arko (think it was him?) says Foran reminds him of Fulton. That is pretty high praise, and I am starting to see some similarities. Apart from being superfit and supercompetitive, Bozo was cheeky and would rile the older players to get an advantage. The main thing about him was his incredible ability to beat a man one-on-one. Tremendous balance and footwork, great sidestep, and at his peak he had astounding pace as well. Not a bad player really. A credit to Brett to be discussed in that company - and totally well-deserved too.
     
  13. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Agree SER8. And Bozo had incredible speed off the mark and strength. And when tackled he was mostly held rather than grounded, and so played the ball quickly.

    Brett has more blistering pace.

    Both incredibly strong defenders.
     
  14. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You can have your Peter Sterlings, Andrew Johns etc, Cliff Lyons is at the very least, equal to any of them.
     
  15. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    At least we agree about something :)
     
  16. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And still is. What a coach he has been up at Narraweena.
     
  17. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    I recall i think it was the season Lyons came back a month or two into the season after Manly were struggling to win games----at the end of the year i think he had one less total try assists than A.Johns while probably only playing 40min per game and missing the start of the season remarkable one of a kind try assist player.

    I just loved the efficiency and clinical nature of his try assists---did not require a step or banana kick or work off second phase play to create opportunities just ball playing at the line bam through the hole direct nature.

    No other player in the history of the game will be able to create the same amount of assists per minute of game time per touch of the ball ever---we are lucky to have seen him in our life-time.
     
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  18. NYEagle

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    I knew when I saw Illawarra in the 1987 higlights reel with the ball in hand that it had to be an interceot try to Manly :p

    I dont think Illawarra had a single relevant play for a highlight reel in their history.
     
  19. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I forgot how good Mal Cochrane was. He deserved his Rothmans Medal.
     
  20. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And you think that is his real DOB....
     

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