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Lyon's share of praise

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    SEA Eagles godfather Ken Arthurson has paid Jamie Lyon the ultimate compliment as the Manly co-captain prepares to line-up in his 200th NRL game against the Warriors in Perth on Saturday evening.


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  2. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "And apart from the fact he is a terrific player he is an outstanding person, too."

    While Lyon will be on the other side of the country for his 200th NRL game, that is probably the way the centre prefers it.

    He is still a country boy at heart who prefers to stay out of the spotlight."... Jamie lets his performance on the field do the talking rather than blowing his own trumpet. Champion player and champion bloke.
     
  3. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Champion player and champion bloke.
     
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  4. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Best Manly buy of the last 25 years?
     
  5. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    Cant argue with that. Some may say BK, and without understating his impact, Manly wouldn't make the GF's without Lyon.
     
  6. Winners

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    Yes best buy without doubt. That try saving tackle on Gillett in the finals last year was one of the best things I have ever seen on a footy field.
     
  7. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A legend in Maroon and White
     
  8. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    i really hope that when the time comes to hang up the boots he is not lost to the club. The effect he could have working with juniors coming through, especially any country kids would be invaluable. Wouldn't hold it against him if he did return to the UK for a pay cheque, so long as he has a job waiting for him back at the club when he's done.
     
  9. narelle clarke

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    I love watching him play he rarely turns in even an average game. He really is maroon and white legend!
     
  10. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agreed!

    Champion + infinity

    Such a professional.
     
  11. Masked Eagle

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    I would have thought the ultimate compliment would have been he's in Manlys greatest ever team. A topic covered by the good folk of silvertails not that long ago and from memory it was a resounding yes.
     
  12. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Even better than our best ever team, I reckon he might be in our top half dozen players of all time. I can certainly say he is in that group over the last 35 years.
     
  13. Top End Eagle

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    My Dad is a manly supporter and a good friend of Noel Cleal's. When Manly were going okay in 05 and I was saying maybe we could win the comp - I was a little enthusiastic and he just said to me that the Eagles would give it a shake once they signed Jamie Lyon from St Helens. He was right in both respects and Lyon has grown so much with the club as a leader and a player that he would punt the anti ant cat bowl inventor from team of the year with ease. And Snoz was my favourite player as a kid.

    BK still our best signing in the past 25 years though for me. What he did for the blokes around him and what he did for our team was unfathomable.
     
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  14. Top End Eagle

    Top End Eagle Well-Known Member

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    My Dad is a manly supporter and a good friend of Noel Cleal's. When Manly were going okay in 05 and I was saying maybe we could win the comp - I was a little enthusiastic and he just said to me that the Eagles would give it a shake once they signed Jamie Lyon from St Helens. He was right in both respects and Lyon has grown so much with the club as a leader and a player that he would punt the anti ant cat bowl inventor from team of the year with ease. And Snoz was my favourite player as a kid.

    BK still our best signing in the past 25 years though for me. What he did for the blokes around him and what he did for our team was unfathomable.
     
  15. quinny

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    No Killer-No Premierships....it's that simple!
     
  16. quinny

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    No Killer-No Premierships....it's that simple!
     
  17. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My tip is that Jamie will be back to the bush as soon as his playing career is over. As much as I would love people like him involved with the club, I can't see it. I agree with your perceptions but he could be a valuable asset to the game in the bush.

    I love Jamie that he has done wonders for Manly. I remind my Parra supporting acquaintances of his value regularly.
     
  18. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My tip is that Jamie will be back to the bush as soon as his playing career is over. As much as I would love people like him involved with the club, I can't see it. I agree with your perceptions but he could be a valuable asset to the game in the bush.

    I love Jamie that he has done wonders for Manly. I remind my Parra supporting acquaintances of his value regularly.
     
  19. Twin Smith

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    Add Brett Stewart to that too.
     
  20. Twin Smith

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    Add Brett Stewart to that too.
     
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