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The Best Ever Manly Team as voted by the posters!!!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    See the thread at the top - we have now finished forum voting for the best ever Manly team backs. It is a sensational backline and just considering who missed out demonstrates that.

    It will be interesting to see how close the Silvertail voters get to the team to be announced at the 60th Anniversary dinner coming up.

    Now we will move onto the forwards starting with the lock:

    Nominees are likely to be Fatty Vautin, Nik Kosef, Mal Reilly, Ian Martin.

    Have I missed anyone
     
  2. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Is beaver elegible??
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Peter Diversi was a lock in the 50s who represented NSW & Aust was apparently a very good player.

    What about Ben Kennedy????????
     
  4. byso

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  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have to put BK in - Beaver is an iconic Second Row.

    Despite BKs great play for 1 1/2 seasons does anyone seriously think that he has done more than Mal Reilly! Kosef could have been one of the greats of league if the collagen in his knee was better.
     
  6. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't really matter if BK is the best. Which he is.
     
  7. Barks

    Barks Member

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    Bk is a hard one, for while he's the best player, did his two years stand up to the service Fatty and other players gave. If we are talking best locks, BK, but best lock who gave service to Manly - fatty.
    I can't really re-call the 70's or and era's before that.....
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    theres 4 very different locks at the top for me reilly, kosef, fatty and BK all of whom served the team extremely well in their own ways

    for me Kosef geets my vote but its just a toss of the coin
     
  9. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    i will also be on kosef
     
  10. PEPSI

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    fatty and beaver would be an awesome second row, one a tackling machine and hit up merchant, the other a try scoring freak out wide

    id struggle to go past BK at lock, but then where do you put crusher ?
     
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  12. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Reilly goes ahead of each of the others by far - I am sure the Manly Dream team will include him - he changed the way football was played and was a genius. One of the best locks to ever play for anyone.
     
  13. PEPSI

    PEPSI Active Member

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    agreed, forgot about him!

    god this one will be hard!

    Fatty to bench, tackling machine !
     
  14. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Extremely tough. It is hard to say 2 years compares with some of the other greats but BK has been one of the best ever in maroon & white. Fatty probably gets my nod for the long service along with captaining a premiership side.

    Don't forget Mal Cochrane when it comes to the hooker.
     
  15. PJ

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    agreed MB he was a champion...and a pretty good toe punt goal kickers as well
     
  16. The Wheel

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    The Bomb Thrower wasn't a bad hooker either, also captain the Invincibles on the 1982 tour. You can also add Fred Jones, Sedaris and Scott Fulton
     
  17. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It is like a game of the old Sesame Street - One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong .....

    Mal Cochrane, Fred Jones, Scott Fulton, Max Krilich, Jim Serdaris, 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8| 8|
     
  18. PJ

    PJ Well-Known Member

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    lol...I'm sure the kiddies wouldn't need Big Bird or Gordon to help them figure that one out!
     
  19. Nutzcraw

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    I initially was going to pick kosef but i think i'll select him on the bench now.. this is tough!!

    Being a young bloke i haven't seen Mal Reilly play... i have seen fatty and for that reason he'll probably get my vote

    I dunno about BK.. it is tough with him in there.. because he is a sensational player but has only been here 2 years :~?
     
  20. The Wheel

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    I think you will find BK makes the official team
     

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