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Top Ten In Our Decade Of Dominance

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bob dylan, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,337 / 125
    Sick of the negative stuff. Any one want to have a go at picking who have been the 10 most influential players in our decade of dominance.

    1 Ben Kennedy
    2 Jamie Lyon
    3 Steve Menzies
    4 Brett Stewart
    5 Anthony Watmough
    6 Matt Orford
    7 Glenn Stewart
    8 Brent Kite
    9 Matt Ballin
    10 Steve Matai

    Honourable mentions to Jason King, Michael Robertson, David Williams, Josh Perry, Steve Bell, Michael Monaghan, Kieren Foran, Daly Cherry Evans and I am gonna add Chris Hicks a personal favourite.

    I have probably forgot a few.
  2. Sillybus

    Sillybus Well-Known Member

    +216 / 16
    Ben Kennedy
    Jamie Lyon
    Matt Orford
    Kieran Foran
    Daly Cherry-evans
    Michael Robertson
    Brent Kite
    Brett Stewart
    Glenn Stewart
    Anthony Watmough
    Steve Beaver Menzies

    I know its 11 I just couldnt decide who to drop from this list :(
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  3. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +4,345 / 36
    Impossible to pick a top ten. Had to go the whole hog, and still it was bloody hard.

    I went with a mix of speed (wit) and toughness in the backs:

    1. Bones
    2. Globaleagle
    3. Mad Marcus
    4. Mick Qld
    5. Shoe 1

    Brains in the halves is always good:

    6. Matabele
    7. Fro

    A mobile forward pack with size and aggression! SER8 at lock to clean up around the ruck ;)

    8. Stevo
    9. Jatz Crackers
    10. River Eagle

    11. DSM5
    12. Kiwi Eagle
    13. SeaEagleRock 8

    Versatile bench with some quality input.

    14. Bob Dylan
    15. Manlyfan 76
    16. Lord Eagleton
    17. Mark from Brisbane

    Coach - Dan (obviously)

    We all need some female perspective from time to time :)

    Trainers - Niccipops
    Happily Manly

    The rest of us need to lift our game for next year to keep the pressure on the top 17, but we'll be here again to keep you lot honest. :p
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  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,337 / 125
    DSM5 has been off his game. I suggest he is only there on reputation.
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  5. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

    Blue Mountains these days
    +1,203 / 38
    Willing to be waterboy.
  6. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +7,597 / 55
    pffffft, Bones has been a long time servant but his insistence of a 4 year final contract will probably mean he is off to the chookpen or warren next year.

    Lucky for us that young'un, ge, is ready to go from #2 to #1.

    Upgrade his contract I say!


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  7. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

    +2,663 / 26
    1. Ben Kennedy (influence has been huge)
    2. Jamie Lyon (the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle)
    3. Brett Stewart (see the years he had bad injuries and where we finished, and the years he played well we won comps)
    4. Brent Kite (2008 and 2011 were his best years. Both premiership years)
    5. Anthony Watmough (especially around the 2006-2010 seasons, close to the worlds best backrower, the DNA freak he was deemed around then)
    6. Steve Menzies (an ever present, tackling, scoring tries)
    7. Kieran Foran (a real old school half that just tries to grab the team and lift them up to his standards)
    8. DCE (brilliant rookie season, and has kept a high standard)

    Now is where I've struggled. The above 8 were easy, but then to get the final 2.

    9. Glenn Stewart (almost changed the view of backrowers on the modern game, ball playing on the right edge is just sensational)
    10. Steve Matai (I just had to get him in)


    Robbo (the most underrated player of all time), Ox, Ballin, Kingy,
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  8. pjayz

    pjayz Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,173 / 45
    1- Lyon (took us to a new level and is all class - been here through most of it)
    2- Kennedy (taught our pack what it meant to leave nothing in the tank and to play with mongrel)
    3- Menzies (legend who brought class, skill, attack and defence - someone for the young players to look up to)
    4- Kite (underrated IMO. He was the big body we needed year in, year out - we clearly miss him this year)
    5- B Stewart (the speed, class and x-factor crucial to winning premierships)
    6- Matai (tough, uncompromising and quite skillful player that every team needs - a hard-nosed winner)
    7- Orford (gave us the direction we needed, and whilst he had limitations, was a very good player who steered us to a premiership)
    8- Watmough (100% effort, mongrel and speedy forward, who's good points outweighed his bad)
    9- Ballin (The glue. A class act that is more value for money than most in the NRL)
    10- Foran (A throw-back to the old days. A tough, hard, relentless player with class)
    11- DCE (hasn't been in the top grade long, but is clearly a special player that helped us to a premiership in the toughest position for a young bloke to succeed in. Barring injury, could be one of the greats.)

    ....10 wasn't enough. HM to Gifty, pretty harsh to leave him out actually. Turned out to be a top player could mix aggression with skill.
  9. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,239 / 7
    I respectfully request my uncalled for jibes towards hookers in another recent thread be removed.
  10. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,638 / 118
    Mad Monday would be interesting
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  11. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Anywhere but Parramatta
    +5,138 / 100
    Media manager Mr invisible
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  12. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

    +272 / 11
    1 Jamie Lyon
    2 Steve Menzies
    3 Brett Stewart
    4 Steve Matai
    5 Anthony Watmough
    6 Foran
    7 Matt Ballin
    8 Brent Kite
    9 Glenn Stewart
    10 Michael Robertson
    11 DCE
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  13. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

    +2,440 / 76
    Ok ready for it.

    Once more unto the breach dear friends, once more.
  14. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +8,882 / 99
    1 Brett Stewart
    2 Jamie Lyon
    3 Ben Kennedy
    4 Brent Kite
    5 Glenn Stewart
    6 Steve Matai
    7 Steve Menzies
    8 Kieran Foran
    9 Daly Cherry-Evans
    10 Matt Ballin
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  15. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +12,049 / 238
    Well off his game for sometime

    I used to love his input, cynical at times, but usually spot on.
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  16. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

    +929 / 43
    I agree with most lists 1 player who I think deserves an honourable mention is Joe Galuvao
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  17. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +12,049 / 238
    Must have a waterboy, ok you are in!!
    Have to agree with @bones and can't go past this list if its for 10

    But I actually think it should have been a thread asking for the top 17 from our decade of dominance as there are lots more that deserve being named in the Silvertails Hall of Fame
  18. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +5,608 / 45
    I struggled to come up with a top 10, so my starting side of the last decade is:

    1 Brett Stewart
    2 Michael Robertson
    3 Jamie Lyon (c)
    4 Steve Matai
    5 Wolfman
    6 Kieran Foran
    7 DCE
    8 Brent Kite
    9 Matt Ballin
    10 Jason King
    11 Steve Menzies
    12 Anthony Watmough
    13 Glenn Stewart

    Almost all of them are genuine superstars in their own right. We have certainly been blessed over the past 10 years.
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  19. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +12,049 / 238
    You need a bench as well....lets just do top 17 from here!
  20. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    +560 / 15
    Ox over Foran and DCE for now.

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