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Brett Stewart NRL's best player

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brooky1947, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Brooky1947

    Brooky1947 New Member

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    Thurston, Slater, Inglis? You can have them. Snake is the man who changes the class of his team. 07/08 best team in the comp. 09/10 struggled with the same roster minus Stewart. 11/12 well, here we are again!

    No single player is worth anything without a solid team around him but I reckon the greatness of the player comes down to how much he lifts the rest of the team - giving them confidence - putting polish on the team performance. I think Thurston, Slater and Inglis are brilliant players in their own right - they don't offer enough to the rest of the team though. Cameron Smith is in the same class as Brett Stewart but Snake's individual brilliance and try scoring rate tips it his way imo.

    Yep. The reason Manly are the best team of the current era is because our squad is lifted by the best player of the current era. Brett Stewart.

    (got laughed out of town with this on another forum but sticking solid)
     
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    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      With the possible exception of Lyon he is Manlys MVP over 6 seasons or so.
       
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      • Mals

        Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Agreed most valuable player with Lyon in the Manly club. Best combo of defence/attack from fullback in the game.
         
      • niccipops

        niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Great post B47. What more can I add but - I love the Snake!
         
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        • Clint

          Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          I love my snake too. Sorry "the snake" :),
           
        • Garts

          Garts Well-Known Member

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          Whilst I agree I think we have 3 or 4 players in our team that are so important, obviously on is snake then I would add Lyon, Foran and probably Glenn.
           
        • Bradza

          Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          No, he isn't but he is still pretty good and damn important to us.
           
        • bob dylan

          bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          I might add I adored the great Wombat Eadie and never thought I would see his like again in the maroon and white.

          I was wrong Brett is a superstar.

          Thank god he re-signed.
           
        • ssar

          ssar Well-Known Member

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          Yea, Wombat Graham Eadie was one of my childhood idols, with Randall, Krilich, Des, then later Beaver, Toovs, Cliffy etc.

          It's awesome to see many great players in the Maroon & White in the current era, putting in many brilliant performances on the field and doing our previous great players proud.

          Whilst I hate all in the stinkin' cheatin' mexican storm jersey, I rate Slater over Snake thus far but not by much.
          Yea, it's so good that he & Gifty are sticking with Manly and The Prince Of Brookvale sure has the chance to earn that title in future.

          There is little better than seeing Snake fly, and gel in great plays with our current roster, and of course score tries!

          Go Manly!
           
        • Napper

          Napper Well-Known Member

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          Matai's input is up there too. Best dummy half runner in the comp imo.
           
        • Jatz Crackers

          Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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          How often ?

          <Insert blind joke here>
           
        • BOZO

          BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Stewart Brothers , Lyon , Foran , take your pick !!!
           
        • EagleFromMay1967

          EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

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          The stats say it all
          Player Years Tries Matches Played Strike Ratio
          Nathan Merritt 2002-2012 137 199 > 68.8%
          Billy Slater 2003-2012 137 222 > 61.7%
          Brett Stewart 2003-2012 127 158 > 80.4%
           
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          • Brooky1947

            Brooky1947 New Member

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            Can't argue with all the love for Gifty, Killer, Foran, Matai etc. Manly wouldn't have Premierships without Kitey, Ballin, King, Watmough either. Got to have plenty up front and out wide to get anywhere near a Grand Final.

            Not since Johns at the Knights has a team dropped from Premiership contenders to Top8 hopefuls with the absence of one player though.

            Think back to the times Robo was filling in, and this year with Whare at fullback. Two fine players right there but without Brett in the no1 jumper Manly's potential is instantly 6-8 places lower on the ladder.

            The dude is that good!
             
          • Clint

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            nothing wrong my eyesight Jatz
             

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