Fullback - MANLY Dream Team 60th birthday celebrations in 2006

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  1. byso

    By:bysoDec 19, 2005
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    MANLY'S Dream Team will be chosen as part of the club's 60th birthday celebrations in 2006 .

    Silvertails will go through the process of selecting the best team via website polls. Each position at a time.

    So which players would you suggest to be eligible for ...........Fullback?
     
  2. byso

    By:bysoDec 19, 2005
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    Wombat

    Ridge

    Stewart
     
  3. The Wheel

    By:The WheelDec 19, 2005
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    Bob Batty
    Ron Willey
    Graham Eadie
    Dale Shearer (could be winger as well)
    Matthew Ridge

    IMO Stewart hasn't done enough yet to be mentioned alongside those
     
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    By:clontaagoDec 19, 2005
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    Ridge
     
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    By:andrewDec 19, 2005
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    I agree totally with The Wheels candidates.For me Wombat is a shoe in,with Turban Head a very close second.
     
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    Wombat by a country mile for mine
     
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    By:bysoDec 19, 2005
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    imo Ridge
     
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    If the selectors hadn't cut Yogi rogers after just one bad game he would have been a superstar. All he needed was a second chance and a bit of encouragement.

    It is a pity he is not around now because Dessie would have kept him in the team for months before dropping him.
     
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    By:The WheelDec 19, 2005
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    Well Des persisted with Jye for a half a season so you are probably right Tookey
     
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    By:Jatz CrackersDec 19, 2005
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    Tookey....you could send Rogers a chrissie card signed by Dessie, with a request to Yorgen for a come out of retirement call up. :p
     
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    By:Stuey Davis SocksDec 19, 2005
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    Wombat is the man.

    - Regular Australian fullback for years;
    - Touted by RLW as the best player in the world in 1979;
    - Loyal servant to Manly for over a decade;
    - 4 premierships, 2 GF runner-up;
    - Reliable goal-kicker;
    - Destructive in attack and dependable in defence;
    - Good bloke

    The closest rival would be Ridge:

    - Great defender;
    - Awesome goal-kicker;
    - Great organisational skills from behind the line; but.......

    - Average attacker;
    - Not with the club for the time that Wombat was;
    - He's a Kiwi for god's sake.
     
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    So our poll will include

    Bob Batty
    Ron Willey
    Graham Eadie
    Dale Shearer
    Matthew Ridge

    Any requirement to add anyone else?
     
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    By:GuestDec 19, 2005
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    if Dessie persisted with "one hit up" king for the season as well then Yorgen would have played at least half a season in firsts. he probably also would have given brendan reeves a run for full back in the NE days as well.
     
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    By:bysoDec 19, 2005
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    Did Sam Murphy play fullback as well :)
     
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    By:CC_EagleDec 20, 2005
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    Sure did.

    Don't forget Torrens and McGuiness!!
     
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    Eadie by some margin

    then ridge and stewart will finish up there ;)
     
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    Wombat is the man by a street, with Ridge a good second though Wheel's list contains the candidates needed.


    Stewart has a lot to do to live up to the greatness of the other two though he might just be up to it. Time will tell.
     
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    I wasn't around for Eadie, and I grew up loving Ridge, but how good was Shearer! He's my first recollection of ANY fullback in rugby league, and he could pretty much do it all. Consumate performer and wonderful talent.
     
  19. byso

    By:bysoDec 20, 2005
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    The poll is up.

    Start voting Silvertails!
     
  20. Garts

    By:GartsDec 20, 2005
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    I only remember Ridge so he will get my vote
     
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