- Oct 22, 2011
Cliffy cos of the moustache
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So true, Johns leaves Thurston for dead. Thurston is probably better at diving on a loose ball. Johns has him covered in all other facets.Cliff Lyons is, and always will be, the rugby league god, case closed
On Thurston, great competitor and player, but I just can't see how he gets rated as the best of all time, especially considering the people that said it have seen Johns as well
Short memory, must have a (oooh) short memory.On Thurston, great competitor and player, but I just can't see how he gets rated as the best of all time, especially considering the people that said it have seen Johns as well
Spot onSo true, Johns leaves Thurston for dead. Thurston is probably better at diving on a loose ball. Johns has him covered in all other facets.
Yep I remember that season well. It was 2005 I believe. To top it off, Johns came very close to winning the Dally M medal despite the Knights finishing last and Johns having missed plenty of matches. I believe that was also the season where Johns made a comeback to SOO in game 2 and sunk Queensland after they had gone 1 up in the first match. NSW went on to win it in match 3. It was a cracking season in his twilight years.Spot on
Can watch Thurston play and say wow, that is a great effort.
Watch Johns play and you were saying how the **** did he just do that, especially with the banana kicks etc that nobody had produced before
A knights season in the mid 2000s sums it up, can't remember the exact figures but Joey was out and they lost 13-14 games on the trot and running dead last, he came back from injury and they won 7-8 of their last 10
Think he snagged an intercept from that hooker Aaron Raper?Cliffy for mine. My reasoning is that JT is a superb footballer and is great in an arm wrestle, but not so sure when his teams are in serious trouble. Whereas with Cliffy, we would look cooked in games but whenever he was on the park, you just knew he could get us home from impossible situations. Case in point the semi against the Sharks in 96 when we were in trouble and he tore them to shreds in the 2nd half.
Also, Cliffy didn't need headgear.
Cliffy did do well in the limited opportunities he got at test level and he did manage to play 6 tests, 4 of them on the 1990 Kangaroo tour.Thurston has made it at every level that's the big difference.
Cliffs was great especially at club level but he didn't quite kick in at origin or even at Australian level though he did a lot better at international.
Thurston love him or hate him is a cracking player