1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Two Sea Eagles in hunt for Dally M rookie of the year honours.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rusty, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    1,285
    44
    Ratings:
    +44 / 0
    One of the hallmarks of this seasons campaign so far for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles has been the introduction of so many new faces into the NRL line up. Des Hasler has like never before thrown the baton to a new generation of stars, and now two of the young dinamos for the high flying Eagles are in the frame for Dally M rookie of the year honours.


    Read the full article
     
  2. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    4,566
    995
    NSW
    Ratings:
    +1,319 / 47
    Pretty sure it's spelt Dynamo. He is from the Telegraph though!
     
  3. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

    1,082
    189
    Ratings:
    +206 / 4
    Great to see, Daly deserves it for mine!
     
  4. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    4,566
    995
    NSW
    Ratings:
    +1,319 / 47
    Yeah he kinda started pretty slowly though. The rest just sort of burst onto the scene.
     
  5. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

    2,676
    310
    Ratings:
    +310 / 0
    Hoppa for mine.

    The hamstring injury has hurt his chances but the guy made origin & IIRC holds a few MWSE records already.

    He is a level above Sims & DCE in terms of talent.
     
  6. Copa Eagle

    Copa Eagle Member

    695
    16
    Ratings:
    +16 / 0
    DCE for me, harder position, hasnt missed a game, consistent.
     
  7. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    1,285
    44
    Ratings:
    +44 / 0
    That is my mistake, needed to give the article a Manly lead in. Typed that at 2 in the morning. Doh.
     
  8. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

    918
    91
    Ratings:
    +108 / 2
    Sims will win it.

    Hopefully dce doesn't win it, it seems like a curse for halves that win it.
     
  9. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

    2,676
    310
    Ratings:
    +310 / 0
    This is the most likely outcome.

    As disappointing it would be for DCE/Hoppa it may not be the worst thing that could happen. DCE playing with a mean streak & a chip on his shoulder could be dangerous for the opposition.
     
  10. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    4,566
    995
    NSW
    Ratings:
    +1,319 / 47
    Damn. I love opportunities to hang **** on the Tele!
    Everyone Says that. But it's untrue. Tim Smith is the only one who has fallen short. Maybe you are confused with second year syndrome?
     
  11. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    4,963
    494
    Ratings:
    +494 / 0
    It'll go to the guy with the outlandish haircut.
     
  12. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

    1,397
    360
    Ratings:
    +1,021 / 7
    sandow won it a couple of years back and he is no way as good as DCE. DCEs main problem is the team he plays for, same way Dessie would have won coach of the year had he been coaching a different team.
     
  13. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

    918
    91
    Ratings:
    +108 / 2
    In the past 20 years the halves that won the rookie of the year are: sandow, smith, anasta, lavea, mclinden and rodwell.

    With the exception of anasta I would say that none of them have gone on to have long and distinguished careers in first grade.

    Furthermore three of the past seven are no longer playing in the nrl.

    I thinly that winning the award adds unnecessary pressure to young players.
     
  14. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

    2,418
    1,040
    Ratings:
    +2,043 / 30
    sims will win it.dce is in a far more pressured position and deserves it but sims is a cert.
     
  15. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    8,337
    181
    Ratings:
    +245 / 0
    Sims = Media Darling.
    Media = News Ltd.
    News Ltd. = Anti Manly

    Susan is right on this one, Sims will win, unless Hoppa signs with a news Ltd. team, whereupon he will win.
     
  16. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    4,566
    995
    NSW
    Ratings:
    +1,319 / 47
    Sandow just signed a million dollar contract.

    Smith had a good rookie year and is now ****.

    Anasta Origins, Tests, need i say more?

    Lavea didn't go too far in league although played Super rugby afterwards.

    Mclinden played 165 games for the raiders, 72 for the Harlequins, 1 country origin, junior kangaroos, and 3 super rugby games for the reds.

    Rodwell played 188 first grade games.

    So which of these players, apart from Smith, has flopped?
     
  17. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    1,285
    44
    Ratings:
    +44 / 0
    ^

    I would say that getting Rookie of the year and then not playing Rep football, or much of it would have to be considered a failure.

    So in my opinion the standouts are Anasta and Sandow, smith, lavea, mclinden, rodwell are all flops - for somone who was labeled as best new player for that year that is.
     
  18. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    4,566
    995
    NSW
    Ratings:
    +1,319 / 47
    Yeah but you're only being rated against a few other rookies not the rest of the comp mate. So why should it be an indication of potential rep status? If you're rookie of the year it either means you're really good or there was just no one better.
     
  19. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    5,841
    480
    Ratings:
    +480 / 0
    Sims will get it

    Hopoate and DCE have to play with a thousand superstars to beat to it,he gets atleast 2 points a weak because he only has 1 superstar to deal with
     

Share This Page