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Brett Stewart our most important player ever?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Prince of Brookvale, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. The Prince of Brookvale

    The Prince of Brookvale Member

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    Our attack and defence improves every time this guy steps on the field. He reads the game better than every fullback in the game. The play when Lyon scored wouldn't of happened without him. He did not touch the ball but the defender watching him allowed Jamie to slip through.

    He doesn't play tonight, we lose.

    The best player to ever wear the no 1 for Manly.
     
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    • StuBoot

      StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      No offence to Wombat, but yes.
       
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      • Darren

        Darren Well-Known Member

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        What an important player to the team. Let's hope he can get through next week and wrap him up in off season. We need him at the end of the year. Hiku etc can cover during the year. The Prince plays, we literally win.
         
      • Pittwater Legend

        Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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        If we win next week that will be two premierships for us since people have said that Snake was well past it.
         
      • susan

        susan Well-Known Member

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      • Killer03

        Killer03 Well-Known Member

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        When asked who was the key player in our team my response is always Brett Stewart. Like you said The Prince of Brookvale he didn't touch the ball when Killer scored, but he worried the Souths defence.

        Peta Hiku has been an unbelievable player for us whilst covering for Snake, but he doesn't attract defenders (this will change) like Snake, plus he doesn't have much of a passing game.

        And Snakes defence is the best of any fullback in the game.
         
      • Shoe1

        Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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        The years he plays about 20 games we make the gf.
         
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        • manlywarringah

          manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Graham Eadie is my alltime favourite legend.....but yes, i believe Brett Stewart has been the most important player for us for a very long time. Maybe only Bob Fulton will surpass him in the most valuable ever.
           
        • Ron E. Gibbs

          Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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          He's one of he best players I've ever seen, in any position. Over his career he's scored tries that nobody else could have scored - his hands and anticipation are truly extraordinary. As a fullback, there are no weaknesses in his game: he's safe under the high ball, a great organiser in defence, a strong tackler in cover, plus he scores plenty of tries and sets up plenty of others. His passing game is sublime and he can kick effectively when he has to. Sure, he's not as dangerous returning the ball as somebody like Inglis but he doesn't have to be. For a fullback that's a bonus, not a requirement.
          Like many of our current stars, I still don't think he gets the accolades he deserves, partly because he plays for Manly and partly - sadly and horribly - because a false accusation dragged his reputation through the mud and the NRL hung him out to dry. But he's better than Slater, better than Inglis, better than anyone.
           
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          • KaZa

            KaZa Well-Known Member

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            we will look back in 10 years and think Geez.. i wish we had a player like B Stewart. He won 3-4 grand finals with us.. what an era ;)
             
          • Kiwi Eagle

            Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            Been watching since 1991, and last night confirmed to me that he is the best player I have seen in a Manly jersey. I never thought anybody would go past Cliffy for me but he has done it
             
          • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

            PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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            Like all the commentators stated when he missed the roosters game.Stewart plays manly win.
             
          • sheridanstand78

            sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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            Brett and Graham are in my book equal when it comes to the impact they had on their respective teams.

            Remember that the Wombat was the Australian fullback for many years and I have never seen a full back who defended like he did. Graham was also a champion goal kicker, he alone was responsible for Manly winning in 76 and he was man of the match in the 78 replay.

            Brett is superior when it comes to scoring tries and making them, he has no peer there and he to me is the best buy we have had in the last 20 years without a question, what the hell were the dragqueens doing!!

            We have been blessed with brilliant number 1's, never forget Matthew Ridge either he was another great for us.
             
          • Aetna

            Aetna Active Member

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            Brett Stewart will go down as a Manly Warringah Sea Eagles legend but you can't compare players from different eras & positions in some cases.
            Question: If Brett Stewart didn't have the likes of Orford, Lyon, D.C.Evans, Foran etc & was playing for Parramatta & J.Hayne was at Manly would he be the same?
             
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            • Andy 1972

              Andy 1972 Active Member

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              Our attack improved considerably last night, thanks to Snake. That isn't to denigrate Pita Hiku, who will be a star in the future, but Snake offers the team that little bit more. A fantastic footballer.

              Andy1972
              Manly Forever.
               
            • EagleFromMay1967

              EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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              Whilst its hard to compare different eras of RL, Snake has now definitely eclipsed the great great Graham Eadie, but without the goal kicking.

              Brett Stewart is the Manly No 1 club player ever.

              In years to come he will be mentioned in the same breath as Bob Fulton, Steve Menzies, Malcolm Reilly. We are all priviledged to see his whole career, and we are lucky he is ours. Cherish the memories. I saw the whole Bozo career and his effect influence on Manly was very similar, but Snake has the extra quality of breathtaking speed.

              I'll say it again: The Jane Try Stand should be renamed to the "Brett Stewart Grandstand". There should be a huge logo of the Manly Sea Eagle beside a huge logo of a Snake at the top of the stand. The artwork has already been created (by Wolfman ?).
               
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              • Sheikheagle

                Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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                I think killer deserves to be talked about in the same terms. He is the glue that holds the team together
                 
              • BOZO

                BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                Wombat won 4. 1972. 1973, 1976, 1978. The Snake and Wombat are both a class act
                 
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                • The Prince of Brookvale

                  The Prince of Brookvale Member

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                  Brett Stewart reads the game better than any fullback that has ever played.
                   
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                  • Eagle1963

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                    Snake is the King cobra. Gutherson will be the next Prince cobra. I'm unsure if Hiku will end up on the Centre or Wing?
                     

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