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Step aside Lyon, Mason most over-rated

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by fLIP, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Mason most overrated league player

    July 16, 2008 SYDNEY Roosters forward Willie Mason has been voted the most over-rated player in the NRL by his peers.

    Mason polled 20 per cent of the vote in Rugby League Week magazine's annual players poll to take the game's most unwanted title off Manly's Jamie Lyon, who copped the rap in 2007.

    The former Bulldogs player, who had a mediocre State of Origin series with New South Wales, becomes the fifth Roosters player to take the over-rated tag since it was first added to poll in 2000, following in the footsteps of Craig Wing, Brad Fittler, Braith Anasta and Justin Hodges.

    "I don't know who they surveyed, they surveyed about 100 players ... must have been a few half-backs I ran over," Mason said.

    Mason also featured prominently in the biggest sledger category, which was taken out by Parramatta No.7 Brett Finch with 21 per cent of the vote.

    Finch showed yet again he has the ability to polarise opinion - and his peers - winning biggest sledger and biggest sook but also romping home in the new category of funniest player in the game.

    Melbourne superstar Greg Inglis meanwhile dethroned fellow Queenslander Johnathan Thurston for the prestigious title of the game's best player.

    The poll, now in its 23rd year, takes in the opinions of 100 NRL players.
     
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Well after the way he played in the Origin & against the Titans plus the way he always shoot off his mouth he probably deserves it.

    Although I reckon it is BS & very disrespectful to anyone who gets it.
     
  3. st helens rlfc

    st helens rlfc New Member

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    just watch lyon in action againts the sharks have to say he had a great game when has a player join a team and jelled with the rest of the team from the off,

    Keep up the good work Jamie
     
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Jamie is going great this year no doubt about that
     
  5. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    I think Mason & Gasnier are almost a equal in the most overated stakes.
     
  6. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Half backs he ran over, that's right Willie, don't run at forwards...
     
  7. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Boom Boom CIG, nice point
     
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why would he run where he isn't the most dangerous though ? Beaver wouldn't have 170 tries if he ran straight at forwards

    Anyhow, i reckon it is garbage this award, it just seems to go to the biggest target each year

    Webb and Hoffman are 2 that spring to mind as over-rated aboe Mason
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    For mine the most over-rated player I have ever seen and/or heard is Benji Marshal He has to be the most useless sod running around.

    I don't get why people think that when Benji and Hunt jump up in the air on the spot and kick their legs like Angus Young, that they call this a step and think it is a fantastic move. I long for the day for one of them to do it and just get smashed into the dirt mid Giraffe kick.
     
  10. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The following players are overrated:

    K.Hunt
    D.Boyd
    D.Stagg
    B.Hannant
    C.Parker
    L.Burt
    M.Riddell
    A.Harrison
    L.Coote
    W.Graham
    B.Pomeroy
    B.Ross
    P.Gallen
    C.Paterson
    T.Winitana
    A.Taumata
    B.Tate
    S.Mannering
    M.Luck
    J.Ropati
    N.Costigan
    S.Kenny-Dowall
    W.Mason
    C.Sandow
    T.Tuiaki
    B.Gibbs
    B.Harrison
    L.Fulton
    S.Turner
    A.Quinn
    J.Lima
    D.Johnson
    J.Poore
    B.Creagh
     
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Interesting list, wouldn't have Poore, Mannering or Creagh on there personally, Mannering especially
     
  12. Jethro

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

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    "Willie Mason has been voted the most over-rated player in the NRL by his peers". Oh derrr!!! The only thing that he may have going for him is his size because to me he certainly shows a lack of football talent.
     
  13. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    All 3 are solid first graders at best - yet they are built up to be rep players. Overrated!
     
  14. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I reckon any club and their fans in the NRL would take Lyon in their squad in a heart beat.
    Absolute weapon...and probably one of the most UNDER rated 5/8's at the moment IMO.
     
  15. DSM5

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    Jamie is fantastic and he has been ever since he joined us.  His defense is a joy to watch and he's taking on more of the attacking role.  Very good as Orford's attacking skills are poor.  Anasta for mine is the most overrated, followed by Gasnier then Finch and then the whole of the Souths team.
     
  16. Zep

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    I don't think Gasnier or Anasta is overated... the most overated player in the NRL is the REF!.

    Lyon is in the form that saw him as the best player in England.
     
  17. Chip and Chase

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

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    If you are using Willies self assessment of his ability as the yardstick, than of course he is overrated. I can't remember another player who talked so much talk and delivered so little walk.
     
  18. Chip and Chase

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

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    Sorry scratch that, I just remembered one Mr. A. Mundine. Now there was a player whose opinion of his own ability was light years ahead of what was actually produced on the field.
     

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