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DCE - Nov 12, 2009

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Hamster Huey, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Story from the Manly Daily (Zorba's View) from over two years ago;

    KIERAN Foran, Trent Hodkinson and Daly Cherry-Evans will all get specialised training in halfback play from departing skipper Matt Orford before he leaves for England after Christmas.

    Orford gave this insight into the three players:

    * FORAN: Has already proven he can handle the NRL and is a fearless player who is a really strong defender. His attack is effective and he is an excellent support player. Probably needs to improve his kicking game a little but that will come. More a five-eighth at this stage but could easily develop into a top halfback.

    * HODKINSON: Trent has had the benefit of training in the fulltime squad for more than a year and he knows all the moves and pattern of play which Manly use. Could easily slot into the halfback role and comes from an outstanding junior background. Confident young player who isn't afraid to organise his defence and run the show. Good kicking game and doesn't lack confidence.

    * CHERRY-EVANS: Has all the skills needed for the halfback position. Probably needs to work on his speed to measure up to what is required but gives me the impression he can do that with hard work. Is very quick between the ears and reads a game beautifully. Very clever with the ball in his hands and, like the other two players, isn't afraid to mix it with the big boys around the rucks. Real talent this kid.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hard to argue with those assessments, they are all 100% spot on
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    A lot more accurate than the assessments of DCE by the mug punters on these forums after Round One last year.
     
  4. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    That was annoying,they put up with the subpar ****wit Hodkinson but wanted to shoot DCE immediately

    Id rather have had Ox in 2010,we would have went further
     
  5. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    Very true.
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dream on Eagle. Who were 'they' anyway. Name some names.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Just search the "DCE" thread from March last year. I started it suggesting he was adequate and showed promise and was howled down by many. Several called for his head - presumably hoping Jye Mullane might make a comeback.
     
  8. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Mata,you,etc

    Everyone who hated on Ox loved that abortion of a halfback and future hooker Dogko
     
  9. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    Certainly wouldn't go that far. Trent won us a few games on his own in 2010, most notably against Souths. He probably lost as a few as well but by the end 2009, Orford was finished.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wouldn't say I was one of the 'Ox as best ever half back'. He was gone, or maybe it was just his groin, at the end of 08 as far as I can remember. On Hodkinson, I was prepared to give him a go, as was the 'Des the Messiah' at the time, and who could argue with him then. I can't recall many on here who bagged DCE. Just how does one get to the March 2011 post that Matas refers to?
     
  11. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Use the Search feature at the top of the page.

    I think that the following link is the thread that Mata is referring to:

    http://forums.silvertails.net/Thread-DCE--20235
     
  12. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Not much DCE hate in that thread. All I get out of that thread is


     
  13. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    The quote of that thread was Darren extending on Ryan's criticisms of DCE in assessing our 2011 abilities and prospects:

     
  14. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I looked about 5 pages into that thread. We must have lost because there are about 19. Gave up, but could only see Ryan giving it to DCE.
     
  15. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    That was Ryan putting the reverse curse on him.
     
  16. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    This one's pretty good, from a bloke called Greg:

    A star please at best a solid first grader but in reality a star in qld cup or reserve grade. I'd say Luke dorn or even Adam hayden had more chance of being a star. I watched him in the 20's and he was average and his game on Saturday reminded me of Adam brown, he has nothing and as a New south Wales supporter I hope he is selected for Qld but knowing Qld even they aren't that stupid

    WAMF was amusing too:

    If we are to compare apples with apples, Hodkinson debut for us was more solid.

    But my all time favourite is from yours truly:

    Given Manly fans are very hard taskmasters on their halfback, that was a more than adequate debut. Has all the options, can put a man in the hole, is dangerous on his feet and can tackle.

    But the best thing for mine was seeing the ball kicked more than 30 metres consistently.
     

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