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Jamie Lyon v Justin Hodges (who is the greatest?)

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Killer03, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, Jamie is.....definitely. But on the telegraph website they are doing a poll on this, Jamie leads. I think we should get on there and vote (I have).

    So for arguments sake, how does he compare? To me (Inglis excluded) Hodges is the only centre in the last 15 years that can compare to Killer.

    Pros for Killer, has a kicking game, superior passing game, try assists for wingers is sensational. Defensively the best centre in the league (even other teams supporters concede this).

    Pros for Hodges. Better dummy half runner, and I'd say he's stronger. Representatively he leads, more due to default, but oh well.

    Personally I think Killer is easily the best centre of the NRL era. But yeah....slightly biased!
     
  2. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    Hodges is a massive cat. That is all.
     
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  3. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It should have been Jamie Lyon V Steve Matai.
     
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  4. Dinga

    Dinga Active Member

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    Correct..Jamie Lyon is as gifted footballer you will ever see and Matai is the toughest..

    Hodges is good but Lyon and Matai are just better..
     
  5. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  6. Lyonstomenzies

    Lyonstomenzies Well-Known Member

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    Both are great centres, but I can't make a non bias decision as he is our captain, so to me he is the best player in the world.

    One has pure class the other has good mongrel.
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Any team with Jamie Lyon in it is a chance of winning.
     
  8. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hodges had about 2 years at the roosters where he was very good / elite centre who could do and did just about anything. Since returning to brisbane though he simply ran from dummy half and spent most of his time hobbling on one leg. Now putting that in the same class as Killer is.........shame on you daily telegraph.
     
  9. Rusty Cage

    Rusty Cage Active Member

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    Without disrespect to his team mates, Jamie Lyon almost single handedly won a group 4 premiership for the Wee Waa Panthers.
    Beat that Hodges!!!
     
  10. Alby

    Alby Active Member

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    The only good thing Hodges did was dropping Josh Reynolds in Origin.
     
  11. rifraff

    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hodges ability to run from dummy half and still make big metres when everyone knew he was going to do it was pretty amazing. He also had that rare competiveness and desire to win that could raise a team. Albeit to the teams detriment sometimes...

    Jamie having no desire to play rep footy will always hurt him in most peoples opinions.

    Such a rare talent though!
     
  12. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    Lyon, matai, and inglis are better center options than hodges.
     
  13. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    I would definitely put Killer in front of Hodges as he is a more complete player, but I wouldn't say Lyon is the best defensive centre in the game. In fact I think it is one of his lesser strengths. He is certainly not a poor defender by any stretch but he can be guilty of some questionable reads. I think Hodges was a better defender and obviously the dummy half running, but that's about it.

    One thing that will always stand out for me was the match against Penrith in 2014...we were down and out and Lyon had a shocker (gifting two tries to the Panthers). Then we started to make some headway and get back into the match, it still looked like the siren would beat us. Then Foran put up a nothing kick (a hail mary bomb) and up jumps captain courageous leaping into the air to take the ball and pass in one motion to lay on the final match winning try. That's the character of the man; always competing to the death regardless of the circumstances. Even at his worst (which he was that day), he was a match winner. The peak period of 2010-2012 he was the best player in the game and it all came down to his competitiveness...he did all the 1%ers better than any other player.
     
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  14. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Jamie has a lot more class about everything he does. He makes it look easy.
    Hodges has to work hard to look good. Plus he's a dickhead.
     
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  15. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Such a reputable source as well so no matter what the outcome is. It just has to be fair and true.. I'm a belieber
     
  17. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Hodges is more of a grub than cameron smith & enis put together.Jamies a better reader of the game has a better workload & can kick.Theres no comparison.
     
  18. midsteyne

    midsteyne Well-Known Member

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    best thing i saw was casey maguire dropping hodges out cold one clip on his glass jaw, i dont like hodges, i like killer.
     
  19. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I always quote that game against the panthers to my son showing him what a winner is and why Jamie is a legend. Almost any other player that day would have said to himself 'its not my day, please don't let the ball come to me'. That just isn't Jamie, he kept trying, kept putting in. And ultimately he ended up win the game. To me that puts killer in a very elite class. This reminded me of players like BK and Joey Johns. I've seen games from those two where things weren't going great, but they never hid and tried to make amends.
     
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  20. Go manly

    Go manly Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    When hodges can.......
    Kick goals to win games
    Grubber up the 2 metre short side to gain 30 metres
    Chip over for a winger try
    Chip inside for a fullback try
    Bomb for a follow through and leap to score himself
    Constantly get on the outside of his opposition
    Slip miracle flick passes to set up wingers
    Tackle ball and all and stop rampaging forwards on his own try line
    Inspire team mates and fans like no other
    Be respected by all in the game ... Then the answer is a no brainer

    PS

    Hodges may have given held a chance but he never wore our jumper and I am glad to say he never will

    A grub of the highest ranking

    GO MANLY
     
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