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News: Bailey beavering away

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p>He's a back-rower who can play five-eighth, but this is 2009 and Chris Bailey is hoping he can give Manly at least a little of what club legend Steve Menzies gave them in their NRL premiership year.</p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4273-bailey-beavering-away.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,625 /204
    His defence has been strong, made about 30 tackles last week without a miss and he does improve flexibility.

    He has been a solid addition, seems a few of these articles are out to give the fans the knowledge that the guys do believe they are good enough
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    I thought he really stepped up last week. He threw himself into every tackle right from the start. It looks like the team is definitely coming together.
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    Bailey has been a flop. To even put him in the same sentence with The Beaver is an insult.

    Beaver made breaks. Beaver tackled like a machine. Beaver made a difference.

    Bailey is right up there with Tony Williams as the worst buy of the year - and is the reason I guess Des has had to move him out of 5/8 etc.
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    I think Bailey has been solid all year. He is not Darren Lockyer and not the Beaver but he is a honest toiler that every teams needs. He does a lot of defensive work and gets his metres. He also runs straight and hard. A good buy in my view!
  6. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,736 /120
    The sharks carved Bailey up in defense. He can be a little slow getting across.

    I guess the old "If it ain't broke don't fix it" rule comes to mine here. Our halves were working and we toyed with them
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,887 /65
    Can't agree with much of that Ryan
  8. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

    +96 /0
    I think Beaver is a bit of a stretch, but perhaps more like Willo.
  9. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Baily's getting better.  In the early part of the season I may have agreed with Ryan, but he seems to be poking his nose through the line, getting off-loads happening and supporting.  Takes time I guess.  Worth his money, which musn't be to much.  No Beaver but OK.

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