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Golden Periods for Players

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Killer03, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    We've spoken about us having golden periods (the last 10 years) , the 70s etc.

    But what about the players? I look back on certain times and think this player or that just had a golden run for x amount of years.

    For me:

    Jamie Lyon 2009 to 2013. This is not an obituary on Killer, but that period he was without a doubt the best centre in the game and was voted international centre of the year for 3 years (when he didn't play tests or origin). His form in that period is as good as I've ever seen for a centre (I didn't see Bozo).

    Glenn Stewart 2008 to 2011. I really believe in this period he was the best backrower in the game. His toughness, tackling and passing ability were unsurpassed.

    Phil Blake (I can't remember the exact year), but for a period of a year or two he was just unbelievable.

    Anthony Watmough - 2008-2009. This was the period he was called the 'DNA freak'. He was just killing it. Running hard, tackling hard, scoring tries and popping good offloads.
     
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  2. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Lets hope 2016-2021 is DCE's.
     
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  3. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    I've said before I reckon Choc's best season was 2007. It was slight decline following that as Gift stepped up. He was a devastating runner in 2007, quick, the step, making line breaks at will. Shame how the year finished
     
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    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Foran 2011 - 2013

    Hoppa jnr - 2011

    T rex - 2011

    Wolfman 2008 - 2011

    Ballin 2008 - 2013
     
  5. brad

    brad Well-Known Member

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    1991 Kevin iro . When this bloke had a go he was unstoppable 91 was a great year for him he only played a couple of years with us but when on phewww. I remember iro and cliffy almost single handedly beating the raiders in a semi when they were star studded and we had players out . Ridge , Roberts etc. Phil Gould still sais it was one of the best games he had ever witnessed .
     
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    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Cliffy in the early '90's. He always had patches of brilliance but, early on, he had some shockers as well. In the back half of his career he developed some consistency and was an absolute genius.
     
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  7. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Barry "Jack" Elsegood in 1993 was close to unstoppable
     
  8. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

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    ... around contract renewal time....
     
  9. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Add Johnny Gibbs to this list. One or two great seasons before injury curtailed his career.
    Others include Nick Kosef, Russel and Daniel Gartner....
     
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    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bookends Carroll & Roberts
     
  11. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ummm....
    How about Beaver he had a couple of good years but only for a short time..... 1993-2008
     
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  13. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

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    I remember being at that game. Didn't Gary Coyne score 4 tries? LOL!
     
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