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Could this side be beaten?

Ryan

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01. Anthony Minichello
02. Eric Growthe
03. Mark Gasnier
04. Jamie Lyon
05. Timana Tahu
06. Darren Lockyer
07. Andrew Johns
08. Mark O'mealey
09. Danny Buderus
10. Willie Mason
11. Nathan Hindmarsh
12. Craig Fitzgibbon
13. Ben Kennedy

14. Craig Wing
15. Luke Bailey
16. Steve Simpson
17. John Skandalis

I've tinkered with my Australian side.
 

Ryan

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I've also decided on next years Manly team to start:-

01. Brett Stewart
02. Paul Stephenson
03. Steven Bell
04. Ashley Alberts
05. Chris Hicks
06. Michael Witt
07. Matt Orford
08. Brent Kite
09. Michael Monaghan
10. Mark Bryant
11. Anthony Watmough
12. Steve Menzies
13. Ben Kennedy

14. Shayne Dunley
15. Kylie Leuleuai
16. Luke Willaimson
17. Kane Cleal

King, Matai, Rose, Fenekiueiueieui, Cuthbertson & Robertson the players pushing hardest for 1st grade spots.
 

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Get rid of Willie Mason and you have a pretty good side. Baily to starting prop maybe Webb or Crocker on the bench to add some mongrel
 

Ryan

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Premier League as well.

01. Mark Lennon
02. Michael Robertson
03. Steve Matai
04. Clint Halden
05. Mitch Creary
06. Jason Wells
07. Travis Burns
08. Jason King
09. Matt Ballin
10. George Rose
11. Adam Cuthbertson
12. Nathan Tutt
13. Glenn Stewart

14. J P Cherry
15. Sione Fenefekai
16. Jim Curtis
17. Mailangi Styles
 

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I agree with that side Ryan- maybe Mason off the bench but I still rate him.
 

Ryan

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Definites for Manly's best team:-

01. Matt Ridge
02. John Hopoate
03. Terry Hill
04.
05.
06. Bob Fulton
07. Geoff Toovey
08. Paul Vautin
09. Max Krillich
10.
11. Steve Menzies
12. Terry Randall
13. Ben Kennedy

14. Cliff Lyons
15.
16.
17.

I'd say Ken Arthurson, Allan Thompson (both) & Crusher have to be in there somewhere.

Des Hasler was good, but not great. So was Jim Serdaris.
 

Ryan

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Early Prediction for State of Origin Team:-

01. Anthony Minichello
02. Matt King
03. Mark Gasnier
04. Matt Cooper
05. Timana Tahu
06. Braith Anasta
07. Andrew Johns
08. Luke Bailey
09. Danny Buderus
10. Willie Mason
11. Nathan Hindmarsh
12. Craig Fitzgibbon
13. Ben Kennedy

14. Craig Wing
15. Steve Simpson
16. Luke O'donnell (due to new coach)
17. John Skandalis (bolter)
 

Ryan

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QLD:-

01. Matt Bowen
02. Billy Slater
03. Willie Tonga
04. Shaun Berrigan
05. Brent Tate
06. Darren Lockyer
07. Johnathon Thurston
08. Petero Civineceva
09. Cameron Smith
10. Brad Thorn
11. Michael Crocker
12.
13. Tony Carroll

14.
15.
16.
17.
 

The Wheel

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Definites for Manly's best team:-

01. Matt Ridge
02. John Hopoate
03. Terry Hill
04.
05.
06. Bob Fulton
07. Geoff Toovey
08. Paul Vautin
09. Max Krillich
10.
11. Steve Menzies
12. Terry Randall
13. Ben Kennedy

14. Cliff Lyons
15.
16.
17.

I'd say Ken Arthurson, Allan Thompson (both) & Crusher have to be in there somewhere.

Des Hasler was good, but not great. So was Jim Serdaris.
Mine would be:

Eadie
Mooney
Fulton
O'Connor
Shearer
Lyons
Toovey
Reilly
Menzies
Randall
O'Neill
Krilich
Caroll

Reserves
Bull
O'Connell
Vautin
Cleal
 

Ryan

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Yep - I'll take your over mine thanks...that comes with only having supported Manly for three years on my part....HeHe
 

Ryan

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Ryan, how can you have Grothe in the Australian team and not in the NSW team?

Different coaches Fonz.

Like O'Donnell - He'll definately be a blue if his club coach is the coach for example.
 

Ryan

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Ryan have you got the city/country teams?
No Byso, That's way too tough...I know my players...but that's an impossability...HeHe..

One thing I'd like to say about City / Country though, is that I'd like to see 4 players in it from Manly that weren't last year.

01. Matt Orford
02. Steven Bell (actually - he's a QLD'er forget that) - he might be a SOO bolter if he is made captain of Manly though.
03. Phew - and here I go - Michael Monaghan at Hooker like I said if everything goes to plan.
04. Brent Kite - He's now our senior prop. I hope he is made a leader by Des, and he raises the bar from a very impressive year this year.

PS: I anticipate Choc will be a definite.
 

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I dont know if there is any point having dunley on the bench if monas is in Hooker. Monas can play the full 80
 

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01. Anthony Minichello
02. Eric Growthe
03. Mark Gasnier
04. Jamie Lyon
05. Timana Tahu
06. Darren Lockyer
07. Andrew Johns
08. Mark O'mealey
09. Danny Buderus
10. Willie Mason
11. Nathan Hindmarsh
12. Craig Fitzgibbon
13. Ben Kennedy

14. Craig Wing
15. Luke Bailey
16. Steve Simpson
17. John Skandalis

I've tinkered with my Australian side.

That side would cause the biggest stink north of the border since Terry Fearnley was the Aussie coach (not that I disagree with the selections Ryan).
 

Ryan

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I wouldn't consider Tate / Berrigan / Tonga shoe ins anymore.
 

Stuey Davis Socks

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While Stewart's got the skill, he's just not big enough & should't be picked while Beaver & Watmough are in the team, as they are two of the smallest/lightest 2nd rowers going around as it is.
 

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