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Who Should Play Fullback With Ben Farrar Out?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by paski_10, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. paski_10

    paski_10 Member

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    I was talking today with a mate of mine who also follows Manly about this round's match against the Storm. We came up with an interesting scenario that I would like to pose to other fans. If young Hoppa is not right to come into the side this Saturday, what does everyone think about keeping Robertson on the wing, bring...ing Whare or Bailey into the centres and moving Jamie Lyon to fullback? This probably won't happen, but I thought it may be a good topic for discussion.
     
  2. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    I also don't think it will happen, nor am I convinced its a good idea, but it is an interesting idea, that's for sure!
     
  3. The Eagle

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  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Jamie Lyon is so talented he could play 1st Base for the Yankees and not let anyone down.
     
  5. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fullback is a specialist position, if Killer was put back there earlier in the year no problem but not at this end of the season I'd say. Plus, we need him at centre anyway. Robbo will be solid but from memory when he is at the back he is a very long way back, so we may be vulnerable to short chip kicks...
     
  6. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    I don't hate it. Mainly because I really don't want Robertson back there. Having said that, Lyon's too valuable in the centres.
     
  7. paski_10

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    Yeah, I know that perhaps we would be weakening the centres, especially defensively, by putting Lyon at fullback, but looking at it we thought, well he can catch (good under the high ball), he would run it back hard on kick returns and given he is probably our most potent attacking player this year, he could do some real damage seeing as fullbacks have the freedom to drift all over the park and chime into the attack when they sniff an opportunity.
     
  8. mr seagles

    mr seagles New Member

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    i agree i had this in thought when snake got injured in round 1..but new it would weaken the centre position...if we had another great or experinced centre it may of been an option with des earlyer but with wolfy injuried it didnt help...i think it is to late now..robbo will have to do or if we continue losing give hoppa ago..
     
  9. abnc

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    Has everyone forgotten about Anasta going to Fullback?! What happened there? Lyon to fullback at this time of the year? As Gus says "No No No No No!"
     
  10. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Anasta's a lock who's played a bit in the 6. Lyon's a great athlete. I wouldn't do it personally, but your comparison is poor.
     
  11. EagleAngel1986

    EagleAngel1986 Active Member

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    I Agree.. I'm just hoping Hoppa's fit!! I Love Robbo- But not as Fullback!!
    "Michael Robertson will shift to the back, while young gun Will Hopoate is in line to come onto the wing - if he pulls up well from an injury of his own."
     
  12. abnc

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    Anasta's a lock who's played a bit in the 6. Lyon's a great athlete. I wouldn't do it personally, but your comparison is poor.
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    Last year Fittler selected Anasta at Fullback. Read the below article.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/rooster-anasta-moves-to-fullback/story-e6frg7mo-1225715004135

    http://forums.leagueunlimited.com/showthread.php?t=324521

    Playing Lyon out of position is not the solution and never will be.
     
  13. Fro

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    what he was saying is that anasta was a lock who got thrown in at fullback.

    Lyon is a center who was being suggested move back there, he didnt say Anasta hadnt been tried there.

    although god Knows why i am sticking up for Volley
     
  14. byso

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    Pas you've earned your first smite
     
  15. abnc

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    A bit harsh to smite Pas over that.

    I don't agree with his logic but he can have his say. Thing that concerned me about his comment was
    Bailey starting in centres... do we want 50 points on us?!?!

    Having said that, hell will freeze over before Lyon is in the no 1 jersey.
     
  16. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Nailed it.

    In regards to that last statement, is that because I don't need anyone having my back, or is it purely the fact I'm a ****?
     
  17. Volley

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    Anasta's a lock who's played a bit in the 6. Lyon's a great athlete. I wouldn't do it personally, but your comparison is poor.
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    Last year Fittler selected Anasta at Fullback. Read the below article.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/rooster-anasta-moves-to-fullback/story-e6frg7mo-1225715004135

    http://forums.leagueunlimited.com/showthread.php?t=324521

    Playing Lyon out of position is not the solution and never will be.
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    Btw, how'd Todd Carney go from his transition from the halves to Fullback?
     
  18. abnc

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    Anasta's a lock who's played a bit in the 6. Lyon's a great athlete. I wouldn't do it personally, but your comparison is poor.
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    Last year Fittler selected Anasta at Fullback. Read the below article.

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/rooster-anasta-moves-to-fullback/story-e6frg7mo-1225715004135

    http://forums.leagueunlimited.com/showthread.php?t=324521

    Playing Lyon out of position is not the solution and never will be.
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    Btw, how'd Todd Carney go from his transition from the halves to Fullback?
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    He started there from the beginning of the year pretty much, not with just over a month to go to the finals. It's crazy to think about putting Lyon there now.

    IMO i don't think fullback suits Lyon. He is more value for us in the centres or 5/8.
     
  19. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The paper has Hoppa named in the team.

    I freakin' hope so.
     
  20. abnc

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    So do i Duff, so do i...
     

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