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Mason

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by wombatgc, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    How good was he last night. His personal pride and will to lead the pack was brilliant and brutal. How pumped was he at full-time!...that's the sort of stuff that'll help get the boys back on track.
     
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    • Ron E. Gibbs

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      Yep, be really nice for the young guys like Jake and Sao to learn from him while they can.
       
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      • Mals

        Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        A very good performance by Willie. Looking forward to seeing him take on the Dogs fat forwards on Friday night.
         
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        • sheridanstand78

          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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          His effort, especially the first half when he ran over 100 meters gave Manly the go forward that we have sorely been missing and inspired the others around him too. A very shrewd buy who will teach the kids around him.
           
        • Snake

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          He was fantastic last night, but I want to see him do it week in, week out before I give him too many wraps. It's a long season for a 35 year old. In saying that, I do think his will to win is a great trait for the younger guys.
           
        • pjayz

          pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Exactly. He was fantastic, and certainly rolled back the clock with his effort tonight. He is great for us - passionate and big. He may not be able to do that every week, but at least we know it's still in him and he really wants to have a red hot go.
           
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          • Mark from Brisbane

            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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            It will be hard for him to do that week in week out, BUT, if he can do that as often as he can it will be a very wise purchase for us!!
             
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            • globaleagle

              globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              I thought he was very good. Gave him the 3 points.
               
            • Loobs

              Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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              I think he realised his performance against Parra was poor. A senior player should be able to recognise that and try to lift. That's why they're there. To step up and lead from the front.
               
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              • globaleagle

                globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                - sidetrack....!

                Sorry mate, I saw your 'sign' post the other day but who knows where it is now.

                But based on the fact I can't do one and send it over because I cont spill very well <---- see.

                We can safely say that that :sailboat: has sailed! :snowboarder::snowboarder::snowboarder:
                 
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                • BOZO

                  BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Willie Mason 34 years of age and still going strong . He started his career in the top grade for the dogs at 19 years of age the same age as Parra's Tepai Moeroa . Jake Trbojevic at 21 is another of those quality players and should not be wasted in NSW cup IMO
                   
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                  • Daddycool

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                    I think the biggest benefit of having Mason at the club is his attitude. Most of the younger players seem to be so intense, they forget that getting paid to play footy is actually fun.

                    After hearing Foran say, he was happy to get up to the All Star camp so he could get away from the pressure & intensity of Manly training. It sounds like the club needed someone like Willie to lighten the mood a bit.

                    The smile on his face during the huddle was priceless. Good on him.
                     
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                    • mickqld

                      mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      So who gets picked out of Mason, Lawrence, Starling, Sao, Burgess, Hasson, Leary, Mateo, Horo, Trbojevic, Symonds, Buhrer, Lui, JSL if they're all fit ?
                       
                    • SeaEagleRock8

                      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      They'll never all be fit, this is the NRL.
                       
                    • globaleagle

                      globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      I'd say drop hasson and horo then throw the rest out there! (plus snake)
                       
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                      • mickqld

                        mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        My pick is
                        8 Mason
                        9 Ballin
                        10 Lawrence
                        11 Mateo
                        12 Lui
                        13 Buhrer

                        14 Symonds
                        15 Starling
                        16 Burgess
                        17 Trbojevic

                        18 JSL
                        19 Leary
                        20 Sao
                         
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                        • Loobs

                          Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                          Mason, BJ, Burgess, Mateo, Buhrer, Lui, Symonds, Starling & Trb. Hasson and Leary out, sell Horo to Souths now if they want him.
                           
                        • SeaEagleRock8

                          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          As the season goes on, I think Mason's value will be from the bench. We need his experience to start just now, especially with last year's starters Lawrence and Starling missing.
                           
                        • BOZO

                          BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          Buhrer
                          Symonds
                          Mateo
                          Mason
                          Ballin
                          Burgess
                          Bench : Lui, Turbo, Lawrence , Starling
                           
                        • Ryan

                          Ryan Well-Known Member

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                          Mason, Lawrence, Lui, Symonds, Buhrer, Starling, Burgess, JSL & Leary.

                          Mateo to play 5/8.
                           

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