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NEWS: Will Tom be Manly’s greatest ever?

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  1. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Will Tom Trbojevic be Manly’s greatest ever fullback?
    • a day ago
    • by Paul Crawley
    • Source: The Daily Telegraph

    WHAT do you get when you cross an old Wombat with a Snake and let him loose on Brookvale Oval?

    Answer: Tommy Turbo.

    It’s funny how quickly the game moves on these days.

    Just when Melbourne fans were wondering how on earth the Storm could ever replace Billy Slater, along comes Cameron Munster.

    At Manly it’s a similar story with young Tommy Trbojevic threatening to be anything in no time flat.


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    • Freagle

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      Thanks Jethro. Loving all the articles we are getting. Much appreciated.
       
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      • Chip and Chase

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

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        Hopefully he will be as good as Wombat or Snake, certainly looks like he has the goods. But the most critical thing is to keep him here long enough to give him a chance of becoming one of our best ever.
         
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        • niccipops

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          Tom is a brilliant kid capable of anything at this stage. I really don't think anyone should be talking him up so much and adding pressure to a 19 year old though. Let him evolve naturally. The future will take care of itself. He shouldn't have to think he should live up to anything.
           
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          • HappilyManly

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            Leave the kiddie alone - these lofty expectations are unfair pressure @:mad:

            Just have fun Tommy, as you learn your craft :clap:
             
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            • Andrew..

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              The best thing about these youngsters is that they seem to be quality on and off the park. You just can't imagine either of these two ever getting swollen heads or causing the club trouble.
               
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              • Fluffy

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                Barring injury he will certainly go well given what we have already seen.
                 
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                • Class of 96

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                  Doubt at such a tender age he would give a rat's arse about what went before. Looks very confident in making his own mark.
                   
                • niccipops

                  niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  Agree with you absolute. Just give the boy time.
                   
                • bob dylan

                  bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  As good as Tom is I doubt he is as good as Phil Blake was at this age.

                  Get back to me in 5 years.
                   
                • Killer03

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                  To me both Turbos greatest strength is their level headedness (is that a word?). If they can keep that humility and attitude that the world doesn't owe them anything (very rare in good young players these days) then I really believe the sky is the limit. (For them both).

                  Tom can be anything, whilst I think Jake is destined to be NSW and Australian Captain for many years.
                   
                • HappilyManly

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                  Or Eadie - he is the all round Manly great for mine :clap:

                  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Eadie
                   
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                  • Moondog

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                    Tom has the potential to be great but that's it, potential. How many other young blokes have been feted by the media as the greatest or the new whoever? Wombat and Snake have been there done that. I hope Tom gets there too but this sort talk is a bit premature.
                     
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                    • Dan

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                      Honestly I may be the weird one out here, but I dont see it.

                      I dont see him as being as great as Brett at this stage. Brett was a freak from day one and it wasnt just his on the spot, it was his defence, his organization and his ability to finish even a sniff of a chance.

                      For mine Tom has raw potential and he is better than any comer we have see since brett but he doesnt have the instinct guys like Snake and Wombat have.

                      What he has is raw talent and size but I think he is suffering from being forced into structure. Give him some freedom and we will see attacking bliss, give him another 12 months of confidence and we will see similar
                       
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                      • TerryRandall

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                        Is he as good as Aaron groom was at the same age.?
                         
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                        • TerryRandall

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                          You know you are right. Blake gets forgotten a bit - I think partly because we didn't go on and win when he was at his peak in the early 80s, but what a freakish talent he was. Tore teams apart singlehandedly. His star shone bright but burnt out fast - I think defenses back then were just starting to become more structured thanks to wozza ball, and coaches started to play the percentages more, so off the cuff play became a no no. If blake had played a decade earlier, might have gone down as an all time great.
                           
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                          • Dee Why Eagle

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                            another thing I like about Jake & Tom...
                            not a tat between them!
                             
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                            • Eagle1

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                              If he can stay injury free after this season,cause at the moment he's battling with his ankle, and the fact that he's got let's say another 12 to 14 years of footy to go with us of course", then I can see him becoming one of our great fullbacks if not the greatest.
                               
                            • mozgrame

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                              He's got a long way to go, but he's looking good at the moment!

                              Steve Menzies for me is Manly's greatest. Brilliant, loyal, humble, dependable and respectable. All round nice guy that could cut you in half in defence, and slice you open in attack.
                               
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                              • midsteyne

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                                different eras here silvertailers,gonna be hard to compare,how do you rate wombat against snake,but toms got the look.
                                 

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