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Lyon and next year?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Aug 27, 2008.

Should Lyon stay at 5/8 in 2009?

  1. Yeah, keep him there until Bailey proves himself

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  2. Nope ship him straight to centre

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  3. Let him split the role with Bailey

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  4. Let him have the role

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  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was thinking that prior to Lyon getting injured he was really starting to fire and play extremely well in 5/8. As such when we get Bailey on board next year, I was wondering what we should do. Whether we should keep Lyon at 5/8 for a while or send him straight into the centres.

    (Granted Bell is leaving so we need another centre) however I am still wondering opinions here, who really will fit in the pivot role best, Bailey or Lyon and why?
     
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    <eek sorry fro, copied from wrong window to wrong window :)> Dan
     
  3. nodd

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    Say-" his chat issue is a non-issue and the load balancer is shot and can't be repaired."
     
  4. Chip and Chase

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

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    He does need to chat more on the field, as he strikes me as a little too quiet out there. As for the load balance, the more load he takes off Orford the better our team balance in my opinion. Does anyone know how good Bailey is on the chat ?? as this could be the crucial in determining the positions.
     
  5. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    With Belly going it is straight to centre for mine - unless he proves the find of the century during the finals.
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We bought Bailey as a 5/8 so we should play him there, however if Lyon finished the year off how he has played before injury, i would like to see them alternate during the game

    Will be interesting to see what our backup is in the centres. I guess that Des rates Neumann highly signing him up for 3 years, and maybe 1 of Bani or Williams could make a centre as well
     
  7. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I like the idea of keeping Williams in the backs but I think he is heading into the second row. Great buy no matter where we stick him. In the same mold is Hoppa jnr.
     
  8. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    TWilliams should come off the bench to start the year -- I have a sneaking suspicion he has a lazy patch Des needs to get out before he gets a starting gig.
     
  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ah, of course, i forgot about Tony. I was actually refering to David
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I just read that Willow has signed to play with Chad Randall and Daniel Heckenberg at The Harlequins. Therefore there is a backrow spot open. I wouldn't mind Vhris Bailey as a lock:-

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Steve Matai
    04. David Williams
    05. Michael Bani
    06. Jamie Lyon
    07. Matt Orford
    08. Josh Perry
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Glenn Stewart
    13. Chris Bailey

    14. Heath Le'Strange
    15. Adam Cuthbertson
    16. Jason King
    17. Glenn Hall

    3 ball playing options on the field instead of one like we have had for the past month??
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Tony Williams can be fill in for Backrow, Wing & Centre injuries.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bailey in the back row?

    hmmm
     
  13. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bailey to 5/8, Lyon to Centre but used as backup 5/8 if required.
     
  14. hoax1210au

    hoax1210au Member

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    So much depth :)
    but you have to put Tony Williams somewhere in the line up I don't know where but he is a power house.
     
  15. deadlyeagle

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    T Williams to be used of the bench as a versatile player such as beaver. Mr T can cover the back and the forwards except maybe not the halves.

    Bailey to 5/8 and Lyon to Centre IMO
     
  16. Fluffy

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    Bailey can kick is the simple answer.

    lyon has to go to centre, bailey at 5/8 and williams off the bench.

    It gives us tremendous versatility should injuries occur and there is nothing stopping lyon moving around occasionally and dropping into 5/8 during the game.

    Our team next year looks stronger to me.

    We are loosing bell, beaver, bryant and willo.

    Replaced with bani, lyon/bailey, T williams and rose with W/heargraves, edwards etc getting more experience and at least one of them will be heading towards cracking a few games.
     
  17. deadlyeagle

    deadlyeagle Member

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    its simple:

    Mr T (T williams) - replaces versatile Beaver
    Bailey - replaces Bell i.e lyon moves to centre

    Losses of Bryant & Willo (willo who i thought was contracted till end of next year)
    are replaced by (as fluffly said) Heagraves, edwards, bani, rose  who should get some great experience in the QLD Cup.

    But the one thing that stands out next year is that for once we will finally have a decent 5/8 who is actually a 5/8!!! and a centre who knw how to run straight and hard and no crabbing.
     
  18. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "Mr T (T williams) - replaces versatile Beaver " hahahaha that is the funniest thing i have ever read.

    You are a moran! lol
     
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