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Rothfield at it again on the Telegraph

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Top 50 NRL Players according to Phil Rothfield   

    50. Blake Ferguson
    49. Alan Tongue
    48. Ben Hornby
    47. John Sutton
    46. David Stagg
    45. Roy Asotasi
    44. Jamie Lyon
    43. Josh Dugan
    42. Chris Lawrence
    41. Luke Lewis
    40. Manu Vatuvei
    39. Daniel Mortimer
    38. Jarrod Mullen
    37. Luke O'Donnell
    36. Adam Blair
    35. Dave Taylor
    34. Terry Campese
    33. Todd Carney
    32. Jamie Soward
    31. Steve Price
    30. Greg Bird
    29. Justin Hodges
    28. Petero Civoniceva
    27. Michael Ennis
    26. Israel Folau
    25. Brett Stewart
    24. Ben Hannant
    23. Ben Creagh
    22. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    21. Cooper Cronk
    20. Brett Morris
    19. Brett Kmmorley
    18. Josh Morris
    17. Feleti Mateo
    16. Sam Burgess
    15. Beniji Marshall
    14. Kurt Gidley
    13. Darren Lockyer
    12. Robbie Farah
    11. Nathan Hindmarsh
    10. Fuifui Moimoi
    9. Michael Jennings
    8. Paul Gallen
    7. Scott Prince
    6. Anthony Watmough
    5. Cameron Smith
    4. Johnathan Thurston
    3. Jarryd Hayne
    2. Billy Slater
    1. Greg Inglis
     
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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  3. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    44 & 25 v 22 & 16 = ridiculous
     
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    16 hasnt played a game
    22 agree LOL
    33 hasnt played a game in two years
    42, 43, 50 - Phil is smoking drugs
     
  5. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The top seven are probably the right guys, not so sure about the order.
    Put Stewy in there & make it 8 and that would be right.

    JWH is the second best player in the Manly '09 team??????  :eek:.

    This bloke is a farken numpty.
     
  6. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Gday Phil I was looking forward to seeing your top 25 and I picked the top 6, however in my opinion you are judging Brett Stewart on his off field problem because he is much better than 25th position. Love the blog though.

    Cheers,
    Dave

    Dave of Geelong (Reply)
    Tue 02 Mar 10 (12:52am) 
    I’ve got a feeling that what’s happened off the field has hurt his confidence which is only natural. 

    Phil Rothfield
    Tue 02 Mar 10 (09:01am


    Funny how Gallen had a shocker and had both on field ond off field incidents.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    burgess will be a great if he stays injury free
     
  8. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He works for a tabloid - by definition he needs to be controversial
     
  9. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    If Blake Ferguson, Ben Hornby and Glenn Stewart were up for grabs, I know where the big money would be offered. Glenn Stewart is a disgraceful omission from the top 50 players and Brett was regarded as the best fullback in the world until his injury last season.

    TWO DOGS (Reply)
    Tue 02 Mar 10 (08:47am) Sharon replied to TWO DOGS
    Tue 02 Mar 10 (09:26am)
    Ben Hornby is a far better player than Glen Stewart

    Dave replied to TWO DOGS
    Tue 02 Mar 10 (09:38am)
    You & your fellow Manly supporters might have regarded Brett Stewart as the best fullback. But pretty much the rest of the world knew that Slater was always better.


    Glenn Stewart had a very ordinary year in 2009 and got dropped from the rep sides. He wopuld be the first to admit his form was way down on the previous year.

    Phil Rothfield
    Tue 02 Mar 10 (08:53am
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Everyone should agree that Slater is a better fullback than Stewart. but that doesn't take away just how great Brett actually is.

    It's a close run thing when each are at their best.

    Anyone who made an Aussie or Origin team last year should be in that top 50, otherwise we are not picking the best teams
     
  11. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Waerea-Hargreaves, Mateo and Gidley ahead of Stewart?? That's just insane, especially JWH, which might be the worst call of all time.
     
  12. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    3 has got me cracking up
    You play 10 good games and all of a sudden your in the top ten
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    eagles2win it is current players. I would certainly have him in my top 10 players currently playing in the NRL. He was on fire last year and no-one can deny that
     
  14. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    When I saw JWH at 22 ahead of every current Manly player but Choc I nearly lost my false teeth. There are only 2 Manly players in the top 50 against 7 Dogs and many more in most teams. I just hope that flying under the radar is good for us this year. This bloke is a joke.
     
  15. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Yes I would have him in my top 25 but not in the top 10 I won't deny that, but watch him in the 4 Nations and Allstars game where he struggled.
     
  16. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Didn't know Todd Carney was a current NRL player.
     
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Yes I would have him in my top 25 but not in the top 10 I won't deny that, but watch him in the 4 Nations and Allstars game where he struggled.

    [/quote] Not to mention the Grand Final.  I wouldn't have him in my Top 25.  The stupidity of the list shows with only 2 forwards in the top 9, and number 10 is a guy who like Hayne had several good games at the back end of last season.  Moi Moi will go backwards this year with the way they've changed the rules.
     
  18. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    How's this rothfield guy still around isn't he 100 years old or something.
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The fans poll today has Hayne as the best player in the league, so it looks like most people agree.

    Hayne is one of my favourite players too watch and can do some freakish stuff.

    Based on the last few games he played in NRL he was easily in the top 10 players.

    In fact he would be one of my first picked in NSW
     
  20. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Hayne didnt struggle in those games, he just didnt do anything brilliant which people are now expecting from him every game which is unreasonable.

    Hayne rarely makes an error and would be a certain top 10 player.
     

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