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Manly's Team of the NRL Era

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyMatt, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. ManlyMatt

    ManlyMatt Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys I've been a Manly supporter since 1997 ( my first game was the prelim against roosters) so unfortunately I never got the chance to see players like Ken Irvine, Bob Fulton Terry Randell and the like. Because of this when people assemble Manly's greats into all time teams or compare Someone like Graham Eadie to Brett Stewart I dont really have the knowlege to take part. So I thought it might be fun to get peoples thoughts on Manly's Best of the NRL era (1998 onwards). Some lean years early on but still some great players. Don't bag me if this has been done before i couldnt find it. Just looking for a way to pass time before the game tonight. I'll go First.

    1. Brett Stewart
    2. Michael Robertson
    3. Steve Matai
    4. Jamie Lyon
    5. David Williams
    6. Geoff Toovey (c)
    7. Daly Cherry-Evans
    8. Brent Kite
    9. Matt Ballin
    10. Jason King
    11. Ben Kennedy
    12. Steve Menzies
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Anthony Watmough
    15. Nik Kosef
    16. Josh perry
    17. Michael Monaghan

    Coach. Des Hasler

    Great players and great memories. Makes me proud to be a supporter.What do you guys think?
     
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  2. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    Pretty accurate, although I'd have another winger - perhaps Tery Hill? from the 90's instead of Wolf, and What-shisname in for Kennedy to the bench.
    NYEagle
     
  3. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good side. I wouldn't it change much.
     
  4. ManlyMatt

    ManlyMatt Well-Known Member

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    yes your probably right NY but my memories of Tezza are a bit hazy as I was pretty young. I think I missed the hight of his career. From my memories he was brought out of retirement to help out because we were so poor and by that point he was overweight and slow. I do recall him simultaneously scoring a try and knocking himself out at the season opener double header in 2000 (I think) cant remember who it was against.
     
  5. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good team, I'd probably change a name here or there, but one I think needs to be mentioned is Chris Hicks on the wing. Massively underrated player (like Robbo), and I feel for him that he left a year before the 08 shellacking we handed out to the storm.
     
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  6. ManlyMatt

    ManlyMatt Well-Known Member

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    I considered him and he was a great player no doubt but for me the fact that wolfy scored in a grand final winning team gets him over the line. In saying that Hicks was such an important player for us for a couple of years there. Hope he's still a manly fan.
     
  7. Damien2812

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    5/8 cliff lyons and halfback geoff toovey!
     
  8. Mal Cochrane

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

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    That's a tough one because you are beginning in 1997, which was the end of a great era. Spud, Innes, Cliffy, Cement are a few who could be added in the above list.
     
  9. ManlyMatt

    ManlyMatt Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mal
    Spud, Innes and Gillespie while all Manly greats, left after the 97 GF and thus did not play in the NRL Era. Whilst Cliffy was an awesome manly player he was coming to the end of his career in 98 and i think it would be hard to argue he had more of an impact on manly than Cherry has in regards to the NRL era. If your talking all time then cliffy would be your man I'd say.
     
  10. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    1. Brett Stewart
    2. Michael Robertson
    3. Steve Bell
    4. Steve Matai
    5. Will Hopoate
    6. Jamie lyon
    7. Daly Cherry-Evans
    8. Brent Kite
    9. Matt Ballin
    10. Josh Perry
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Steve Menzies
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Shane Rodney
    15. Joe Galuvao
    16. Jason king
    17. George Rose
    Coach Des Hasler
    Basically merged the 08 and 2011 sides. I would put wolfman in but that 2013 grandfinal reminded me of Neville Glover.
     
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  11. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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  12. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Thanks @simon_eagle
     
  13. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    How underrated was poor old Robo? Hicksie too! Steve Bell, champion!
     
  14. EagleFlys

    EagleFlys Well-Known Member

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    What about his holyness the Delai Messiah Prophet Brad Arthur?

    True he wasn't actually the coach. However, according to recent posts he was the best assistant coach of all time, and able to take the mantle as the best coach in rugby league without actually having to win a premiership.

    Des who lol.
     
  15. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    Yep, we have been lucky in recent years to have so many fantastic players. I loved Hicksie and Monas, but then we got Robbo and Ballin.
     
  16. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    king Arthur has nothing on the water boy.
     
  17. Mataiforerver

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    1 Stewart
    2 Robertson
    3 Lyon
    4 Matai
    5 Bell
    6 Cherry Evans
    7 Orford
    8 Kite
    9 Ballin
    10 Perry
    11 Menzies
    12 Watmough
    13 Stewart

    14 Toovey
    15 Kennedy
    16 King
    17 T-Rex / Luke Williamson

    Special mentions to:
    Williams, Hicks, M.Monaghan, Georgey Rose, Kieran Foran, Gualavao, Rodney, Hall, Buhrer
     
  18. Mal Cochrane

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

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    Apologies, you are right, you do say from 1998 onwards.
     
  19. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    For mine its.....

    FB - Brett Stewart
    WG - Michael Robertson
    CE - Jamie Lyon (c)
    CE - Steve Matai
    WG - David Williams
    FE - Kieran Foran
    HB - Daly Cherry-Evans
    PR - Brent Kite
    HK - Matt Ballin
    PR - Josh Perry
    SR - Steve Menzies
    SR - Glenn Stewart
    LK - Ben Kennedy

    Res - Anthony Watmough, Jason King, Chris Hicks, Michael Monaghan

    Although I still believe that he's better than any 5/8 currently running around in the NRL (including Foz when he's playing well.....and JT who's a halfback IMO), I tend to class Cliffy as pre-NRL even though he played for us until 1999. VERY tempting to put him in there though......Very tempting. Same with Tooves (more than half of his games in the NRL era was with the Northern Eagles).
     
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