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News: Lyon: give my NSW spot to someone else

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, May 1, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p>MANLY star Jamie Lyon yesterday called on State of Origin selectors to overlook him and pick Matt Cooper and Michael Jennings as the NSW State of Origin centre pairing. </p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/Sea-Eagles/lyon-give-my-nsw-spot-to-someone-else.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

    +0 /0
    I cannot believe in this day and age a man cannot say no I don't want to do that as it will take time away from my family and that the NRL can't respect that, The NRL's stance itself brings the game into disrepute.
  3. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,307 /13
    I agree with what you are getting at but in this case it is the ARL and not the usual NRL that should be getting the abuse.
  4. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    The ARL/NRL distinction nowadays is mostly a furphy. The ARL are totally toothless and subservient to News Ltd.  Having Laurie Daley as an ARL selector says it all.

    Daley by the way makes more and more a goose of himself the more he opens his mouth in the media.  First he was selecting Lyon then he wasn't and now he is again. And these changes had nothing to do with form. Seems form and player motivation take a backseat to politics.

    Meanwhile Lyon acts egolessly and with class.

  5. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,355 /56
    Lyon requesting to be left out of the squad will ensure that he is selected. Maybe he should change tactics and say that he really wants to play, then they'll drop him.
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    1 day a article says he will play , next day he wont

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