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Greatest Ever Manly Team 2006

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Melbourne Eagle, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Melbourne Eagle

    Melbourne Eagle New Member

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    Five years have passed since this team weas selected.

    Since we have won two flags, played in three Grand Finals and made the finals in every season.

    Does anyone think any of the current side would force their way in and in place of who?
     
  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    If someone could list that team I'd have a look, to be honest I can't remember who it was made up of.
     
  3. bones

    bones Bones Knows

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    Jamie Lyon would have to be a chance. And Trent Hodkinson.
     
  4. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

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    Best Manly teams were in 72,73,76,78,87,96,08 and 11.
     
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Graham Eadie
    Ken Irvine
    Ray Branighan
    Bob Fulton
    Michael O’Connor
    Wally O’Connell
    Geoff Toovey
    Malcolm "Mal" Reilly
    Terry Randall
    Steve Menzies
    Roy Bull
    Max Krilich
    John O'Neill
    Des Hasler
    Ben Kennedy
    Cliff Lyons
    Paul Vautin
    Frank Stanton (coach)
    Ken Arthurson (manager)
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Can we please have an edit to the original post, the term "flags" is 1 I hate LOL
     
  7. bones

    bones Bones Knows

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    Look at who posted it. A 'rugby' fan from vIctoria. Welcome btw Melbourne Eagle.
     
  8. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Jamie Lyon comes for Branighan or O'Connor, and that probably pushes Des off the bench.

    Glenn Stewart and Watmough are chasing hard for Vautins bench spot, in my opinion Glenn is a much better player but Vautin was a great clubman and premiership winning captain. Maybe in 2-3 years these 2 can be considered up with Vautin.
     
  9. firechild

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    TBH, I think the only current players that would get a run would be the Stewarts. I never saw Wombat play so it's difficult to compare him to Brett but you'd have to think Snake was right up there. Glenn would probably knock Fatty off the bench. As brilliant as Killer is, I don't think he could get a stat in front of either Bozo or Michael O'Conner. Give it time and you might see DCE or Foz pushing for a spot but it will take a lot to get the nod in front of Toovey but like Wombat, I can't comment on Wally O'Connell.
     
  10. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The only one I'd change at the moment is Lyon in for Branighan. And Des for Frank as the coach.

    But in time the Stewart Brothers, DCE and possibly Foran could come into the overall squad. I never saw O'Connell or Bull play, so I can't judge them.
     
  11. firechild

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    I think it would be an injustice to leave the '83 and '95 teams off that list. While both lost grand finals, they were arguably our most consistent sides. Both won minor premierships and were simply a cut above the rest of the competition.
     
  12. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Killer ahead of Btanighan, and Gifty smokes Vautin in terms of ability.
     
  13. firechild

    firechild Active Member

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    Note that the team is listed Fullback, winger, winger, centre, centre... so Branighan is a winger in that list. I guess you could argue that Lyon could come into the centres and O'Conner could be pushed to the wing.
     
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    • Eagle Eyed Cherry

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      Snake in for Eadie
      O'Connell, dropped, Bozo to 5/8,
      Lyon to centre, Branighan dropped
      Hasler dropped, Foran to the bench
      Vautin dropped, Gifty onto the bench
      Hasler coach
      Stanton Manager
      Arko - appointed to Club Godfather
       
    • firechild

      firechild Active Member

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      You're missing someone. If you drop Branighan and move Bozo to the halves, you need 2 more players in the backline. You've got Lyon so you're still missing a winger.
       
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      When Brett scores 2000 points for Manly he can have Wombats jersey.
       
    • Central Coast Eagle

      Central Coast Eagle Active Member

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      Lol at foran onto the bench
       
    • Fro

      Fro Well-Known Member

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      Jye Mullane to whatever position he decides he wants.....
       
    • Melbourne Eagle

      Melbourne Eagle New Member

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      Yes a very Victorian, or AFL term there. Must remember which code I am posting about:cool:

      Can't stand Rugby, but do love my league. Well Manly to be exact:D
       
    • bones

      bones Bones Knows

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      Eadie was a goal kicker, Brett isn't. Not a fair comparison. [hr]
      Lol. Most people down there refer to the NRL as Rugby. Glad you're not one of them. Glad you picked the right team too :)

      Btw ... What's your opinion of the Melbourne Storm?
       

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