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Is the Dally M Medal Cursed ?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Chip and Chase

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

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    Like Tutankhamun's tomb, it seems the Dally M Medal has become a curse

    2008 - Orford > 2009 - Passenger

    2009 - Hayne > 2010/11 - Myth

    2010 - Carney > 2011 - Drunken Bum > 2012 - Clubless ?

    2011 - ?

    Let's hope it's not a Manly player.
     
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  2. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Rocky Laurie and Ewan McGrady have been crap this year too.
     
  3. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can coaches receive one? If so Brian Smith should win hands down

    Matt Cross gets my vote for Dally M player of the year then he will be gone in 2012.
     
  4. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Ox had a terrible game in melbourne in the final game of his tenoir, he still steered us to fifth, he had heart
     
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Let's hope benji wins it this year if that is the case.
     
  6. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was going to say Soward, but looks like Bennet is about to bugger that up.;)
     
  7. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    That won't help his bad back.
     
  8. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No

    Look at some of the past winners - some very handy players

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dally_M_Medal

    Also harsh to say Orford was poor in 2009. Rough last game but was not awful through the year

    As for hayne he did win winger of the year in 2007 so had some prior form
     
  9. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    I lol'd. Pushing the homerism a bit much there Shane, even Ox's mum would admit that he was balls for us in 2009.
     
  10. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    He did do some classic screw ups but fifth is hard to argue with, can't have been to bad, unless your crediting his halves partner Bailey for 5th.....i have never been so happy to lose a player....
     
  11. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't understand all this rage towards Ox and Bailey.
     
  12. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    I don't see any rage towards Ox, he is pretty well respected on these boards. Even the most ardent Ox supporter should be able to see that he was well below the level required in 2009 though - something that wasn't helped by the rest of the team underperforming as well.

    As for Bailey, no idea.
     
  13. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Replace the word 'Ox' with 'Dogkinson' and also replace '2009' with '2010' and the statement is still true.

    Manly finished the regular season 5th in 2009 and only scraped into 8th in 2010 because the storm were stripped of their points.
     
  14. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why was Orford below the level required in 2009.

    Manly finished 5th, only 1 point from 4th, thanks to Matt Cockchins disgraceful decision at Skilled Park when he penalised Orford in front of the sticks in the 78th minute to hand the Titans a 18-17 win.

    Round 24 we beat the Storm (who finished 4th) 20-16 (in Melbourne, Orford kicking 4 from 4))
    Round 25 we beat Cronulla 18-16
    Round 26 we beat the Titans (who finished 3rd) 38-4

    We crusied into the finals and was like it was 2008 all over again. Until we played a shocker vs Storm in week 1 of the finals. The Parra (8th) beat St Choke (1st) and the Bronco's (6th) beat the Titans (3rd)and we were out.

    2009 was not a bad year by any stretch of the imagination, an unlucky one maybe but not bad.
     
  15. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Bailey was bought on megabucks so Lyon could move back to the centres however many a fan will attest that Bailey was not of first grade material among other things,i don't hate him personally I just think he had all the skills of a young Mortimer (see tremendous park footballer)
     
  16. Mybludog

    Mybludog Active Member

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    Don't forget the tragedy that happened to Hally and his wife before that Semi.

    I believe that played a much greater part than any of us will ever realise.

    We were far and away the most potent side in the comp over the last half of the season
     
  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bailey on mega bucks ? That'll do me
     
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  18. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    T'was reportedly $400k from memory
     
  19. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Lol, over 3 years. Hardly mega.
     
  20. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I read that as per season.....FML
     

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