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Fulton backs Lyon

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Jason Avedissian

    MANLY great Bob Fulton has declared Jamie Lyon's future at the Sea Eagles and possibly NSW lies at five-eighth following the Sea Eagles dismantling of the Roosters at Brookvale Oval on Saturday night.

    Lyon was a late replacement at pivot following the withdrawal of Travis Burns who succumbed to a back injury in the lead-up to the round 17 NRL match.

    The result was a 56-0 smashing of a woeful Roosters squad with Lyon and fellow half Matt Orford central to the destruction.

    Fulton said the combination, along with Brett Stewart at fullback and Michael Monaghan at hooker, had the potential to claim Manly their first premiership since 1996.

    ``What we've got there is a premiership-winning combination, particularly the half-back pairing,'' Fulton said last night.

    ``I can see nothing but pluses for that combination.

    ``Jamie is going to get better and better with every game he plays at five-eighth.

    ``I think that's his future at the club.

    ``That doesn't mean for reps, but he could play there in time.

    ``He was mentioned in Origin selections as a potential five-eighth.''

    Orford said the win was a must following back-to-back losses against the Dragons and Bulldogs.

    ``Everyone stood up and was counted,'' the skipper, who contributed 28 points to the rout, said.

    ``I think the most pleasing part was keeping the other side to zero.

    ``But we have a short turn around and not much time for recovery so we won't get too carried away because there is still plenty to work on.''

    Manly coach Des Hasler said the performance, which included a hat-trick of tries to winger Michael Robertson in his 100th NRL match, was the team's most consistent effort of the year.

    But the coach warned there were areas to improve ahead of Friday night's clash with the Tigers at Brookvale Oval.
     
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I think it is fair to say that Bozo knows more about 5/8th than the lot of us put together.
     
  3. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    So he waits for the only decent game the blokes played in this possition, to make this comment.

    I'll think i'll wait for a few more good games before I start crowing about the Lyon.
     
  4. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    I'm was undecided about Lyon at 5/8. But if Fulton thinks he will make a go of it that's a pretty good indication of how he is going.
     
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Fulton is not the be all and end all. lyon is still junk till proven otherwise
     
  6. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nobody should ever underestimate the amount of influence that Fulton still has with those in power at Manly. Whilst ever Bozo is drawing breath Lyon will be 5/8.
     
  7. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    "I can see nothing but pluses for that combination " "Jamie is going to get better and better with every game he plays at five-eighth"

    In comparison, going with Fultons assessment is a no brainer.
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I highly doubt Fro has played one game of League or Union with a 6 or 10 on his back.
     
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    You'd be surprised Matas..

    And totally agree Jatz, I'd go with Fulton as well, given the 2 options. But doesnt mean I have to agree with him..
     
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Enlighten us Fro.
     
  11. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    In what sense Matas?

    So saying Bob Fulton is a great 5/8 means he knows everything about football, is about as relevant as saying JohnHoward knows it all about politics because he has been PM for a while..
     
  12. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    How many games did you play as a rugby league hooker? You keep giving opinions on the way Monaghan plays at hooker.
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    About 25. 70 if you include the times I was lock or five eighth but played dummy half for most of the matches.
     
  14. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Whilst I am a fan of Lyon at 6 Bozo was the person who put Tooves at 6 with Cliffy on the bench / hooker……..
     
  15. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Bozo also strongly supported the JV......before it happened.

    Bozo is also a NSW selector, who placed Mullin at Half........enough said ;)
     
  16. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bozo was the coach who could have won us seven comps..... but didn't. Didn't he play centre? Juries still out on Lyon at 5/8.
     
  17. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fulton was picked as a centre for Australia before he had even played the position. He was 5/8 for Manly in the late 60s and early 70s until Ian Martin took on the mantle and he moved to centre. He is an immortal - lot to do with playing 5/8 for Australia. He has forgotten more about playing 5/8 than we together ever knew!!!!
     
  18. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Well maybe he's forgoten more than you think?
     
  19. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    An 'immortal'? sounds like something that holds up the rafters. "Better put in the immortal Bruce, just behind the joist"
     
  20. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    After receiving the "over rated" tag, my confidence in Lyon succeeding in the 6 has risen markedly. Class players usually answer critics where it counts. On the field.
     

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