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Favoured Players

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Napper, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Favourite 3 all time non Manly?

    Favourite 3 current non Manly?

    And why?

    Be interesting to see the different opinions.


    All time non Manly - Joey, Freddy, Brad Clyde. Freaks, All of them.

    Current - Gallen, Hayne, Cronk.

    Gallen is not human surely. Hayne on his day rivals killer as the best back on earth.

    Cronk is the most driven bloke in the NRL seems like he lacked natural ability but got where he was due to nothing but hard work. Inspirational. He also is not as grubby as the others in his team.
     
  2. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Favourite all time: Fulton, Beaver, Wombat
    Favourite current: Snake, DCE, Lyon

    Reasons: The first three are legends; the second three will be

    Non-Manly all time: Preston Campbell, Petro, Larry Corowa, Les Johns
    Non Manly current: Cronk, Bowen Beau Ryan
     
  3. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Past - Lazzarus, Joey, Wally Lewis (loved to hate him).

    Current - Gallen - Barber - Beaver (non Manly at the moment)
     
  4. Chip and Chase

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

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    I always liked Brett Kenny when I was a kid. Thought he was one of the most naturally gifted footballers getting around. In more recent times I've always had a soft spot for Rueben Wiki, for his longevity and also he seemed like a real humble and down to earth guy. Plus you got to respect someone who moves from the centres to prop.

    Another player who never got the wraps of others, but who I thought was a very good footballer was Steve Carter from Penrith.
     
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Martin Lang - Entertainment plus
     
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  6. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    Past - Darren Lockyer, Brad Fittler and Andrew Johns

    Current - Billy Slater, Jarryd Hayne and SBW (Provided he still has the skills)
     
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  7. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Lockyer - in same mould as Steve Menzies, in that he didn't need to resort to "grub like" tactics to get the job done. Let his footy do the talking. Only blight in his career was his Raper joke, after the infamous Bulldogs, Coffs Harbour trip.

    Freddy - loved him as a player. Was one of my favs when he was playing.

    Cant come up with a 3rd at the moment that I can put in the same league as these two.

    Current - Gallen is a machine & as has been said previously, he'd look great in Maroon & White.

    Slater - not for the person - but purely footballing ability.

    Again, am struggling to come up with a 3rd at the moment.
     
  8. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    3 all time non Manly:
    Steve Edmed. Just liked saying his name
    Tim Brasher. Had a sweet mullet and ran hard
    Brad Clyde. Probably started the 'modern day' loose forward prototype

    3 current non Manly:
    Gallen. Hard prick
    Farah. The last few years he has really grown on me. Big ticker
    Hayne. Freaky skills every now and then
     
  9. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Favourite 3 all time non Manly? Beetson, Webke, Cronin

    Favourite 3 current non Manly? Matt Scott, Gallen, Luke Lewis
     
  10. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    non manly: 1) Garry Jack (fav all time non manly player - got me into league).

    2) Andrew Johns.

    3) Probably Clyde. Actually you could probably run through a whole list of names and I'd go....oh yeah....him!

    current non Manly: *washes mouth out with soap*
    1) Gallen
    2) Marshall
    3) James Tamou
     
  11. southsideeagle

    southsideeagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Bob Fulton - started following Manly the year before he came but could never follow another team after seeing him play
    Beaver - just played his attack, defence, commitment and character
    John Gibbs - those first first years were unbelievable, even in reserves

    non manly Beetson, steve Rogers ok his attack was brilliant and I never ever saw him miss a tackle - saw him play live probably 20 times, for what ever reason Rod Wishart
     
  12. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ahhh - Rod Wishart - thanks Southsideeagle - there's my third.
    Had a beer with Rod at Lismore RSL many moons ago. When he was still playing. Top bloke.
    My missus still bangs on about his great thighs.
     
  13. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Favourite all time non Manly
    Mick Cronin
    Andrew Johns
    Shane Webcke
     
  14. TWO DOGS

    TWO DOGS Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Past Manly.
    1) Bob Fulton, greatest player I have seen.
    2) Terry Randall, hardest tackler I have seen.
    3) Graham Eadie, sensational fullback.

    Current Manly.
    1) Brett Stewart, right up with Eadie.
    2) Anthony Watmough, great heart, great player.
    3) Jamie Lyon, fantastic player, would partner Fulton in the centres in an all time great side.

    Past others.
    1) Ron Coote, close to the best backrower I have seen.
    2) Steve Rogers, terrific player.
    3) Arthur Beetson, dominated a game more than anyone I've seen except possibly Fulton.
     
  15. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Current -

    Gallen
    Bowen
    Mason (weird I know)

    Past -
    Kenny (should be an immortal)
    Fitter
    Hanley

    And in the ESL

    Sinfeld
    Charnley (think he'll be better than S.Tomkins)
    Hall
     
  16. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Bowen pre injury was another i loved watching. Also SBW. Will be interesting to see how he goes thus year. Personally, i think he will go really well.
     
  17. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    What about Alan Woodhead, doesn't he rate?
     
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  18. Cliffy4PM

    Cliffy4PM Active Member

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    Hayne
    Fui
    Gallen


    Dymock
    Clyde
    Ettingshausen
     
  19. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    :lol:

    I'll explain the Allan Woodhead thing for those playing at home.
    During the WCC last year we met this bloke at a pub that is a Leeds supporter that claimed he played for them in the 70s.
    His whole family were at this and he stuck around whilst we took over the pub in true mwts fashion and got up to the traditional drinking of adult soft drinks.
    Great time was had by all and was a highlight of the whole adventure
     
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  20. ABTK

    ABTK "Bollocks"

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    Former players:
    Geoff Robinson
    Wally Lewis
    Nathan Hindmarsh

    Current players:
    Paul Gallen
    Anthony Minichiello
    Luke Lewis
     

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