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Melbourne Storm

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ryan, May 25, 2012.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Been thinking about The Melbourne Storm, and how they've remained strong. Consider the losses of these players in the past 3-4 years (Noting some players HAVE returned):-

    01.
    02. Steve Turner
    03. Israel Falou
    04. Matt King
    05. Will Chambers
    06. Greg Inglis
    07. Brett Finch
    08. Brett White
    09.
    10. Adam Blair
    11. Ryan Hoffman
    12. Michael Crocker
    13. Dallas Johnson

    14. Ryan Tandy
    15. Antonio Kaufusi
    16. Sam Tagatese
    17. Clint Newton

    What I'm trying to say here, is that a lot of a teams success is based on culture, a system, and a solid spine. Yeah, in the past few years we may have lost Tasi, JWH, Hodkinson, Hopoate & now Williams & Lussick, but it happens.

    If we have a strong enough base and culture, we can and will continue to thrive.

    Melbourne also support their top tier players with under rated players in other areas who excel under Bellamy. We can do this as well, as is our track record with guys like Rose, Hall, Bryant & co.

    Ok, we may lose T-Rex, Lussick and a few others...but keep the engine room, and it's all good.
     
  2. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    excellent point and a valued argument.
     
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I think what you are saying is that you can't buy a premiership...
    no, wait, that's what Melbourne did. Ummm?
     
  4. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    1 Will Hopoate
    2 Michael Robertson
    3 Steve Bell
    4 Chris Bailey
    5 Chris Hicks
    6 Travis Burns
    7 Matt Orford
    8 Josh Perry
    9 Michael Monaghan
    10 Mark Bryant
    11 Steve Menzies
    12 Glen Hall
    13 Ben Kennedy

    14 Heath L'Estrange
    15 Shane Rodney
    16 Luke Williamson
    17 JWH



    Ryan, in that Storm side you listed, you could move Inglis to fullback and put James Maloney at 6.
     
  5. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Their 9, 7 and 1 is the constant, and they are all very, very good players. Our 1 and 7 are their equal, but we are a little behind in the 9 department. However we have much more talent in 6, 3 and 4 areas.

    If we retain Snake, Matai and Whare then we are still a very competitive side for the next 2-3 years.[hr]
    Bones you forgot about the great Shane Neumann at 4. Teddy Perry can push JWH back to the bench. Drop Hodko and Willo is your bench utility
     
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    • eagles2win

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      Liam Foran on an extended bench. He played 3 NRL games for the storm
       
    • bones

      bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Cheers mate... Done. Felt so good dropping Dogkinson. :)
      Can't believe I forgot Perry Josh
       
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

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      I can't believe Bailey didn't even get a run in your "players who have left side".
       
    • bones

      bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Bailey in centres instead of Neumann. :)
       
    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Repressed memory
       
    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Ben kennedy
       
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      • SP_Eagle

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        What about Jack Atehalfamesanga?
        Didnt he play for both?
         
      • bones

        bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        PMSL... how did I not have him?

        Edited...... Again :s
         
      • Napper

        Napper Well-Known Member

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        You're forgiven. Ryan said 3 - 4 yrs. Bk left in 06
         
      • Ryan

        Ryan Well-Known Member

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        Talk about a hearty thread hijak.
         
      • Napper

        Napper Well-Known Member

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        Your first post was a good point well made. I reckon if you threw Melbourne's 1,7,9 in at Canberra they'd be a top 4 team easily. Luckily we have a marquee #6 in our "spine" as well. Without injury Manly will be a top 4 side for the next 5yrs at least.
         

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