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Manlys best since fulton, Napper or Snake

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Bomack44, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Bomack44

    Bomack44 Active Member

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    Ok here an arguement starter I'm sure I like most on here are two young to have seen fulton play and I know he is regarded by most as Manly's greatest player.

    I was thinking who better since then and I find it hard to Seperate cliffy and brett.
    Both played origin and test footy, both have won 2 comps both have been essential parts of sides they played in.

    Lyons suffers from stats not being kept for try assists I'm certain if they were he would be the record holder while brett is still an outside chance of beating ken irvines try scoring record if he plays on past 2016.

    While both along with beaver are my favourite manly players ever I think Brett edges cliff out because defensively he is stronger and Is more consistent than napper.

    What do you blokes think or am
    I missing someone else who should be there.
     
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  2. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Beaver because he was both a brilliant attacking and defensive player, and his excellent form remained constant over many seasons.
    Cliff was an unbelievable attacking player, setting up countless tries.
    Brett scores tries, and has also become a great ball-player. But neither could cut down an attacking raid like Beaver with copybook tackling.

    I'm old enough to have seen all of Fulton's career, and he is the greatest. No other Manly player has been able to influence a match like he did. He had the speed and acceleration of Slater, the 'nouse' of JT, the endurance of Matt Balin and an insatiable will-to-win.
     
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  3. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I was blessed to see the great Bozo play, and in two GF's as well, the most gifted player I have ever seen.

    I think bomack it's a bit hard to compare Cliffy with Brett, easier to compare the great Wombat & Brett.

    But if we have to, then I agree it's almost impossible to split them, one gifted with speed, great hands and knowing where to be all the time, the other a freak of nature, he not only bamboozled the opposition he often bamboozled his own players......except one, who knew just to follow him around on his right shoulder and score the meat pies that were set up by this brilliant player.

    Sorry can't split them, two of the greatest ever!!
     
  4. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    All of the old footage of bozo is in black and white.

    Wasn't it kinda drab going to the footy when everything was in black and white?
     
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  5. Top End Eagle

    Top End Eagle Well-Known Member

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  6. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He could kick a goal...
     
  7. Bomack44

    Bomack44 Active Member

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    2014 manly vs souths @scg

    Stewart on inglis?
    One of the best one on one tackles of all time
     
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  8. mjb136

    mjb136 MWSE fanatic Premium Member

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    ^^^

    Agree 100%
     
  9. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Snake just ahead of Napper . The Snake can also be as affective at 5/8 but Napper would not fill in as affective at fullback
     
  10. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can't split Stewart, Lyons, Menzies or Jamie Lyon.
     
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  11. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Graham Eadie was up there with the best of them . The Flair of a back and the power of a forward . Eadie had it all
     
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  12. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    @Bones, agree 100%.

    Those 4 are just in such a class. Beaver, what a record he has. 180 tries!! The 2nd most ever, and he's a forward?? Cliffy was just gifted with outrageous talent.

    Snake and Killer are 2 absolute world class players, and their impact on our current golden generation cannot be overstated. I think it's no secret that in the years Snake has had injuries we drop from a Premiership Contender, to a lower Top 8 team.

    I also think it's no coincidence that the 07-14 golden era is when Jamie first came to the club.

    These 4 go down as absolute legends in my eyes.
     
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  13. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Yes, recaptured the glory of a Raper, McCarthy or Eadie covering tackle. Got his bootstraps from behind ! Inglis thought he was in - ha ha.
     
  14. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The best since the great Bozo has got to be none other then bones
     
  15. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

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    Beaver has to be the GREATEST.
    We have to gauge the player in their ability to play more than one position, try scoring ability and defence. Beaver had no problems scoring tries and at one stage, he did some bone crunching tackles, until he seem to stop the big hits after he hurt a few opposition players.

    With positions he can play, I've seen Beaver cover anywhere in the backline and anywhere in the forwards. I remember watching a game on TV when the commentators started laughing when they were amazed Beaver covering at fullback and they gave him a HUGE wrap about his flexibility.

    I can't see Bozo playing in the forwards. I can't see Napper playing anywhere else except for the halves and lock. I can't imagine Snake being in the forwards or centre either.

    Basically, if you have 13 Beaver clones on the field, you will have a champion side. Wombat is a close second. Love Igor too. He places fear in oppositions mind.

    Killer must be a special mention. Love his work ethic and class.
     
  16. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Could you split C.Hicks, Beaver?
     
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  17. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If Manly scientists were to take DNA from Bozo and Beaver they could create Boozer....
     
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  18. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Back on topic please , this is about Snake V Napper.

    It's a given that Bozo, Wombat, Beaver are all up there as the greatest Eagles but the original post was a comparison of Stewart V Lyons ( not Lyon)
     
  19. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I saw a match at Brookvale where Bozo played lock and he tore them to shreds . If you have ever seen The Immortal play you would not have under estimated the great upper body strength he had . Bozo would also be dynamic at hooker and in the 10 metre rule his explosive speed off the mark would create havoc
     
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  20. TerryRandall

    TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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    In my mind i've always grouped cliffy, tooves and des as being about on the same level in the legends stakes. Im not sure I would elevate cliffy to the next level - I remember in his early days he would do a lot of silly things that created more heartache than enjoyment. I think he really benefited from the beaver partnership, so I would have beaver ahead of him. My hierarchy would be 1. Bozo. 2. Beaver, wombat, igor, krilich, 3. snake, lyon, lyons, tooves, des.
     

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