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What is our strongest team.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    I still like the look of our team next year but I think if Jamie is going to be our captain he should play 5/8. So here is my side for next year...

    BRETT STEWART
    MICHAEL ROBERTSON
    STEVE MATAI
    BEN FARRAR
    DAVID WILLIAMS
    JAMIE LYON
    KIERAN FORAN
    JOSH PERRY
    MATT BALLIN
    GEORGE ROSE
    SHANE RODNEY
    GLENN STEWART
    ANTHONY WATMOUGH

    JASON KING
    BRENT KITE
    CHRIS BAILEY
    TRENT HODKINSON

    Toyota Cup & Qld Cup players
    WILL HOPOATE
    DEAN WHARE
    TONY WILLIAMS
    DALY CHERRY-EVANS
    JOE GALUVAO
    TERENCE SEU SUE
    JAMIE BUHRER
    MATT CROSS
    JOHN GREY
    DARCY LUSSICK
    VIC MAURO
    PHIL MORWOOD
    JUNIOR PALAU

    List of Contracted Player from MSE site... 
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just dont see Foran as a half back. He is more of a 5/8 and probably should play there. I reckon we should just go all in and put a whole new combo of Hodkinson and Foran there and keep killer out wide
     
  3. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Foran shouldn't be squeezed into halfback when we have two proper ones vying for the spot.

    Jamie can have as good an effect at centre.

    Farrar to the bench as utility. Otherwise that's not a bad start.

    Defo keen to see Lussick get a shot & if Mauro can have a good crack, at some stage.
     
  4. reyam

    reyam Member

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                    I agree and I'm excited by that as an option but we all know Des and he as good as a coach he is he's reluctant to give young guy's a run. I concerned the club will run out and buy some old player for experience and cut the young ones out again.
     
  5. mcatt

    mcatt Active Member

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    Whether you agree with it or not, I'm confident Des didn't sign Galuvao for reserve grade/back-up, he will be in the 17 somewhere.

    Also, Rose's impact off the bench is far to valuable to have him starting. Although he deserves plenty of credit for outplaying Kite and Perry this year, some players are just taylor made for the bench and he is one of those.
     
  6. King

    King Active Member

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    Our strongest team would be:

    1. B Stewart
    2. M Robertson
    3. B Farrar
    4. S Matai
    5. D Williams
    6. J Lyon
    7. K Foran
    8. J Perry
    9. M Ballin
    10. J King
    11. A Watmough
    12. C Bailey
    13. G Stewart

    14. T Seu Seu
    15. G Rose
    16. B Kite
    17. S Rodney

    I'd prefer to see Hodkinson play Halfback, Foran 5/8 and Ben Farrar to drop out of the 17 with Lyon in the centres.
    Another option would be to drop Seu Seu out and put Hodkinson on the bench.
    Ballin can play 80 mins if needed.
     
  7. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    I just cant have Chris Bailey in mt starting 13 - he is a bench player at best
     
  8. King

    King Active Member

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    I don't disagree wheel, I probably prefer Rodney over Bailey also.
    Still a strong side.
     
  9. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

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    1. B Stewart
    2. M Robertson
    3. J Lyon
    4. S Matai
    5. D Williams
    6. K Foran
    7. T Hodkinson
    8. J Perry
    9. M Ballin
    10. J King
    11. A Watmough
    12. J Gulavao
    13. G Stewart

    14. B Farrar
    15. G Rose
    16. B Kite
    17. S Rodney
     
  10. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Not bad Pepi, although I am sure Des will have Lyon will be 5/8
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Seu seu will be our numbe 14 surely. I have a feeling Farrar will miss out
     
  12. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Agree Dan - Farrar/Bailey are good back ups.  My Yart is;

    1. B Stewart
    2. M Robertson
    3. J Lyon
    4. S Matai
    5. D Williams
    6. K Foran
    7. T Hodkinson
    8. J Perry
    9. M Ballin
    10. J King
    11. A Watmough
    12. J Gulavao
    13. G Stewart

    14. Seu Seu
    15. G Rose
    16. B Kite
    17. S Rodney
     
  13. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, thats my team also. Like Dan, I see Seux2 in the 14. Much needed spark there im sure.

    Im hoping that Williams can make the 17 jumper instead of Rodney. (long shot I know). If he can it would provide a versatile option that can cover the back row and in a pinch a wing spot.

    In any case that spot really has to be out of Rodney/Cross/Williams/Bailey.
     
  14. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    1. Brett Stewart
    2. Michael Robertson
    3. Ben Farrar
    4. Steve Matai
    5. David Williams
    6. Jamie Lyon
    7. Trent Hodkinson
    8. Jason King
    9. Matt Ballin
    10. Josh Perry
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Joe Galuvo
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Kieran Foran
    15. Chris Bailey
    16. Brent Kite
    17. George Rose
     
  15. Chip and Chase

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

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    Hodkinson hasn't even strapped a boot on in the NRL, yet you are all keen for him to be our saviour in the 7. We at least know Foran can handle the step up in class. There's three tenths of fark all difference between 7 and 6 these days anyway, it's not like you have to have skills at putting the ball in the scrum. There'd be over half a dozen players who regularly play both 6  and 7.

    Foran reminds me a bit of Thurston in his style, and remember he started as a 5/8. I think he'll make a good running halfback and Lyon at 5/8 will help him immensely.

    With Rodney starting and King and Rose on the bench, the only spots up for grabs are the remaining 2 bench spots in my opinion. Guys like Bailey, Cross, Gulavao, Seu Seu, She Rex will be fighting it out for them.
     
  16. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Des will ease Trent into first grade. Kieran will be halfback. Des also has his favourites in Bailey off the bench and playing Lyon at 5/8.

    Either way it will be an exciting year.
     
  17. bretta23

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    we are really going to struggle if robertson,rose,rodney,kite and bailey all play at once they are not up too it and really should not be in first grade.  we really need to clean these types out and now no orford were gone.
     
  18. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Foran ain't a halfback in my opinion... 5/8th or centre - yes.

    Hodkinson is a halfback. He doesn't need to be a saviour he just needs to do a job.
     
  19. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You are a muppet
     
  20. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I'll go for it:-

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. David Williams
    06. Keiran Foran
    07. Trent Hodkinson
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. George Rose
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Shane Rodney
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Terrence Seu Seu
    15. Josh Perry
    16. Brent Kite
    17. Joe Galuvao

    18. Ben Farrar
    19. Matt Cross


    What I do know - is Chris Bailey is not 1st grade standard - or at least wasn't last year. He has that "get into the fetal position" as soon as a defender touches him syndrome Willow used to have. He then gets up and plays the ball like he's a 150 k/g giant who takes forever. He's not quite a backrower. He's not quite a 1/2.

    We have way too much depth to have Chris Bailey mediocering the rest of our squad. He brought 2007 Newcastle form with him...and frankly - he shoulda left it there.
     

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