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NOW HAND PICK YOUR 2nd Squad .. is it better than the firsts ?

Freddo

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1 Snake
2 Mooney
3 Innes
4 Matai
5 Davis
6 Thompson
7 Orford
8 Harvey
9 Cochrane
10 Ward
11 Lowe
12 Kennedy
13 Gifty

15 Gillespie
16 Kite
17 Martin
18 TBA @:)

Could pick another 5 teams easily. Struggled to leave out Ridge among many others.
 

Freddo

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The Silvertail's team of the past 50 years is ..

Total 1st grade games .... 4996
Total tries scored ... 1516
Total points scored ... 9128

Total International games ... 266
Total State games .. 189 ..

Coach .. Frank Stanton
Manager .. Ken Arthurson

1 .. Graham Eadie
2 .. Ken Irvine
3 .. Jamie Lyon
4 .. Bob Fulton
5 .. Kerry Boustead
6 .. Cliff Lyons
7 .. Geoff Toovey
8 .. Mark Carroll
9 .. Max Krilich (C)
10 . Ian Roberts
11 . Steve Menzies
12 . Terry Randall
13 . Malcolm Reilly

14 . Desmond Hasler
15 . Anthony Watmough
16 . Kevin Ward
17 . John O'Neill

Thank you to all the contributors .. a bit of fun and nostalga has got us a week closer to March ... you have voted in a mighty Manly side that would whip all comers ... I made the executive decision to name Max as Captian ... (@Shoe1 .. no correspondence will be entered into)

NOW ... hand pick your 2nd 17 from any players not selected in the firsts .. good luck ..
Thanks for all your work in setting up all team options etc.
 

BOZO

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Every time I have a conversation with a mate who is a St George supporter about Manly premierships in the 70's, the only name that comes out of his mouth is 'Fulton'.
The Incomparable Immortal to Rugby League was like
The Bradman of cricket .
The Maradona of soccer ,
The Michael Jordan of Basketball ,
The Babe Ruth of Baseball .

It is blasphemous to compare any of these greats to any player in their game
 

The better Robbo

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My Seconds team is ..

1 .. Brett Stewart
2 .. The Lesser Robbo
3 .. Russell Gartner
4 .. Steve Matai
5 .. Dale Shearer
6 .. Ian Martin
7 .. DCE
8 .. Brent Kite
9 .. Fred Jones
10 .. David Gillespie
11 .. Ben Kennedy (C)
12 .. Glenn Stewart
13 .. Paul Vautin

14 .. Keiran Foran
15 .. Nik Kosef
16 .. Ron Gibbs
17 .. Les Boyd
Comes close
 

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1.Brett Stewart
2.Matthew Ridge
3.Michael O`Connor
4.Steve Matai
5.Dale Shearer
6.Keiran Foran
7.Matt Orford
8.Brent Kite
9.Jim Sedaris
10.Addin Fonua Blake
11.Ben Kennedy
12.Glenn Stewart
13.Noel Cleal

14.Matt Ballin
15.David Gillespie
16.Paul Vautin
17.Nik Kosef
 

manly al

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1 Snake
2 Mooney
3 Innes
4 Matai
5 Davis
6 Thompson
7 Orford
8 Harvey
9 Cochrane
10 Ward
11 Lowe
12 Kennedy
13 Gifty

15 Gillespie
16 Kite
17 Martin
18 TBA @:)

Could pick another 5 teams easily. Struggled to leave out Ridge among many others.
You are right ,, could realistically pick another 5 teams and still have pretty strong line ups . Just thought of even more outside backs that i did not include previously [ and some were utility types as well ] Close , Daryl Williams . John Mac Donald , Sigzworth ,Matt Burke Danny Moore , even the versatile Tony Melrose . Could go on with other positions again as well , Unreal .
 

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@Woodsie, this is the second 17 from your poll. Foran & Ian Martin tied for five eighth, so I allocated Martin as 14 (he tied for second in that position). Crusher wasn't in the second row poll - didn't notice this at the time.
  1. Brett Stewart
  2. Dale Shearer
  3. Michael O'Connor
  4. Steve Matai
  5. Michael Robertson
  6. Kieran Foran
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans
  8. David Gillespie
  9. Matt Ballin
  10. Brent Kite
  11. Paul Vautin
  12. Glenn Stewart
  13. Ben Kennedy
  14. Ian Martin
  15. Daniel Gartner (tied with Gibbs & Kosef)
  16. Phil Daley
  17. Addin Fonua-Blake (tied with Galuvao)
 

TWO DOGS

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Brett Stewart
Tom Mooney
Steve Matai
Russel Gartner
Dale Shearer
Alan Thompson
Johnny Gibbs
Kevin Ward
Mal Cochrane
Jake Trbojevic
Les Boyd
Glenn Stewart
Ian Martin

Tom Trbojevic
Phil Lowe
Noel Cleal
Brent Kite
 

Mark from Brisbane

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@Woodsie, this is the second 17 from your poll. Foran & Ian Martin tied for five eighth, so I allocated Martin as 14 (he tied for second in that position). Crusher wasn't in the second row poll - didn't notice this at the time.
  1. Brett Stewart
  2. Dale Shearer
  3. Michael O'Connor
  4. Steve Matai
  5. Michael Robertson
  6. Kieran Foran
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans
  8. David Gillespie
  9. Matt Ballin
  10. Brent Kite
  11. Paul Vautin
  12. Glenn Stewart
  13. Ben Kennedy
  14. Ian Martin
  15. Daniel Gartner (tied with Gibbs & Kosef)
  16. Phil Daley
  17. Addin Fonua-Blake (tied with Galuvao)

This is in fact the very best way to do this , who came next after the first picked !!

Excellent work.
 

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What about a worst team?
It would be cruel, because it Is an achievement to even get graded.

however;

1.Elliot
2.A Hopoate
3.col Bentley
4. Mullane
5.andrew frew
6.Adam Hayden
7.Adam Brown
8. Chris White
9.craig teevan
10.Hugh Waddell
11. Shaun lane
12.Ray Higgs
13.graham Mackay

14. danny Levi
15. Phil adamson
16. Ashley alberts
17. Nate Myles

coach peter blunt

3 players from 2020 make the team.

why did we end up with ageing Penrith premiership players in the late 90s?

I avoided picking honest reserve graders who made a few 1st grade appearances, because they were doing a job.

Most of my team were underachievers, over-hyped, consistently cost us points, or just here for a last paycheck.
 
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Mark from Brisbane

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It would be cruel, because it Is an achievement to even get graded.

however;

1.Elliot
2.A Hopoate
3.col Bentley
4. Mullane
5.andrew frew
6.Adam Hayden
7.Adam Brown
8. Chris White
9.craig teevan
10.Hugh Waddell
11. Shaun lane
12.Ray Higgs
13.graham Mackay

14. danny Levi
15. Phil adamson
16. Ashley alberts
17. Nate Myles

coach peter blunt

3 players from 2020 make the team.

why did we end up with ageing Penrith premiership players in the late 90s?

I avoided picking honest reserve graders who made a few 1st grade appearances, because they were doing a job.

Most of my team were underachievers, over-hyped, consistently cost us points, or just here for a last paycheck.

You forgot Craig Field AND HOW COULD YOU FORGET,

Lewis Brown
 

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My second team (second???) would be:

FB - Brett Stewart
WG - Michael Robertson
CE - Russel Gartner
CE - Steve Matai
WG - Dale Shearer
FE - Alan Thompson
HB - Daly Cherry-Evans
PR - Bill Hamilton
HK - Matt Ballin
PR - Phil Daley
SR - Glenn Stewart
SR - Noel Cleal
LK - Paul Vautin (c)

Bench - Nik Kosef, Ian Martin, Phil Lowe, Les Boyd

Coach - Ron Willey
Manager - Ken Arthurson
 

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@Woodsie, this is the second 17 from your poll. Foran & Ian Martin tied for five eighth, so I allocated Martin as 14 (he tied for second in that position). Crusher wasn't in the second row poll - didn't notice this at the time.
  1. Brett Stewart
  2. Dale Shearer
  3. Michael O'Connor
  4. Steve Matai
  5. Michael Robertson
  6. Kieran Foran
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans
  8. David Gillespie
  9. Matt Ballin
  10. Brent Kite
  11. Paul Vautin
  12. Glenn Stewart
  13. Ben Kennedy
  14. Ian Martin
  15. Daniel Gartner (tied with Gibbs & Kosef)
  16. Phil Daley
  17. Addin Fonua-Blake (tied with Galuvao)
I like this team better... But I'm not an old fart so I didn't see half the other team play ;)
 

maxta

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It would be cruel, because it Is an achievement to even get graded.

however;

1.Elliot
2.A Hopoate
3.col Bentley
4. Mullane
5.andrew frew
6.Adam Hayden
7.Adam Brown
8. Chris White
9.craig teevan
10.Hugh Waddell
11. Shaun lane
12.Ray Higgs
13.graham Mackay

14. danny Levi
15. Phil adamson
16. Ashley alberts
17. Nate Myles

coach peter blunt

3 players from 2020 make the team.

why did we end up with ageing Penrith premiership players in the late 90s?

I avoided picking honest reserve graders who made a few 1st grade appearances, because they were doing a job.

Most of my team were underachievers, over-hyped, consistently cost us points, or just here for a last paycheck.
Mate you nailed the halves, they gave me nightmares....and pretty solid contenders, but in my time would add this Forrester bloke, along with Tutt and my early days initiated to footy - Andy Goodway was a huge flop, the only 2 I cant agree with is lane, as always thought showed potential and reckon after being injury free in time, Hopoate will be quite good, never seen Higgs, but was he meant to go ok ??
 

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Mate you nailed the halves, they gave me nightmares....and pretty solid contenders, but in my time would add this Forrester bloke, along with Tutt and my early days initiated to footy - Andy Goodway was a huge flop, the only 2 I cant agree with is lane, as always thought showed potential and reckon after being injury free in time, Hopoate will be quite good, never seen Higgs, but was he meant to go ok ??
Higgs was awesome at parra, a flop at manly (opposite to the usual pattern!).

Albert missed every tackle he attempted.

I just couldn’t take to lane, probably his manner of leaving left a bad taste. He scored a few tries but for mine he went missing.

Agree with good way, disappointing.

Forrester and Tutt were hard workers at a time when the team was very weak. We got lapped but I remember them trying hard.
 

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Coach - Bob Fulton
1 - Brett Stewart
2 - Tom Mooney
3 -- Michael O'Connor
4 - Steve Matai
5 - Michael Robertson
6 - Alan Thompson
7 - DCE
8 - Brent Kite
9 - Matt Ballin
10 - Bill Hamilton
11 - Stephen Knight
12 - Bruce Walker
13 - Ian Martin

Reserves
14 - Johnny Gibbs
15 - Noel Cleal
16 - Phil Lowe
17 - Mark Carroll
 

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