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Greatest Club Sides Ever

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    The WCC last night mentioned how many commentators felt that the '74 - '75 Roosters was the best club side there ever seen.

    Interested to know other peoples :

    Mine (from memory) no bias

    Raiders '89 - '90 - no team could touch them when they were on.

    Wigan during the '90s - dominated English Rugby League, Won nearly every trophy they competed in - including a rah rah 7's comp

    Brisbane - most of the 90's basically was the Qld origin team running around

    Manly - '95 -'97 best defensive team ever

    Bradford '99 - '01 toyed with English comps then done it to NRL teams

    Roosters '00 - '03

    Storm/Manly - '06 - current
     
  2. Chip and Chase

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

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    Parra team of early 80's was good.
     
  3. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    The Dragons from 1956 to 1966. 11 in a row.
     
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  5. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    North sydney bears from.....no wait....
     
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  6. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly 72-78, 95-97, 08- :angel:
     
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  7. Daddycool08

    Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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    Manly 72 - 73, 76, 78, 87,96,08,11 (I think I got them all, there are so many to remember now days.)

    WHERE WE WERE ROBBED:
    1995 Dogs forward pass on 7th tackle. :mad:
    1997 Newcastle - nothing more to be said. :mad:
    2007 Melbourne over the cap. :mad:
    2013 poor refereeing by the now retired Shayne Hayne. :mad:

    Overall, I count around 12 we should have won.

    I think that makes Manly he greatest club ever. A professionally run outfit that other clubs want to emulate but cannot.

    The two types of Manly supporters, those that are and those that wish they were.
     
  8. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    North Sydney 1921 and 1922. Unbeatable
     
  9. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    There has been some great club sides, if we take Manly out of the equation (for my own bias), I find it hard to go past the Raiders team of 89-94. That was a quality side.

    Belcher, Daley, Meninga, Stuart, Lazarus, Clyde.....etc etc. It was nearly the Australian side.
     
  10. Chip and Chase

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

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    I remember when we won the 09 WCC there were articles lauding that Manly side as possibly the best that the club ever produced. Reporters get carried away and tend to exaggerate somewhat. Our '76 side, '96 and probably '11 side were better than our '08 side.

    By the way the Roosters '75 line up as follows

    Team line-up

    Jack Gibson (Coach),

    Arthur Beetson,
    John Brass,
    Ron Coote,
    Russell Fairfax,
    Mark Harris,
    Grant Hedger,
    Ian Mackay,
    Johnny Mayes,
    Bill Mullins,
    Des O'Reilly,
    John Peard,
    Bruce Pickett,
    Barry 'Bunny' Reilly,
    John Rheinberger,
    Ian Schubert,
    Kevin Stevens,
    Elwyn Walters.
     
  11. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    There were some really positive reports about us after the 08 win and the 09 WCC. It was really weird, they were saying how Manly had their front office in line (geez they got that wrong), and just how they had turned everything around. I remember at the time thinking 'what is going on here?? We are getting positive press'. Then after some other stuff happened at the start of 09 the press went back to usual ways.
     
  12. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    As much as i hat to say 11 straight (or what ever it was) for St Merge is pretty untouchable
     
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    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nothing can surpass the 78 Finals Team in my heart:angel:

    That mentality/heart/pain threshold MUST be instilled into the present day, professional Manly Players :idea:

    The motley 2008 GF Team is also up there with the Immortals Tag.
    Most were rejects from other Clubs, yet they kept the illegally stacked, and previous year's Premiers, to a big fat zero :exclamation:
     
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  14. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    sorry tookey. I was unaware. That's before my time. ;)
     
  15. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am showing my age
     
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  16. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    I think the 08 side would beat most of the modern grandfinal teams looking at their points differential in the finals and regular season. Also, they did dominate the 07 premiers at the time in the grandfinal who had a number of Qld origin players, and that storm team was way over the salary cap. Lastly, because that Manly side was proficient in the wrestle, I think they would get the job done against a lot of the premiership winning teams in the past.
     
  17. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ;):);)
     
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    Shayne Hayne reffed the Bull****es v Scum game!
     
  19. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    The Balmain team of the late 80's weren't too bad either.

    Manly's mid 90's team was stronger than the 2007-present teams IMO
     

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