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Our courageous captain

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ellakasmar, Jun 17, 2016.

By ellakasmar on Jun 17, 2016 at 7:45 AM
  1. ellakasmar

    ellakasmar Active Member

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    Manly legend Jamie Lyon grew up in Wee Waa, just under 600km from Sydney. Growing up in rural New South Wales, Lyon had to move to Sydney in order to start a professional rugby league career, signing with the Parramatta Eels and debuting in the NRL in 2000 at the age of 18.

    After playing 70 games in five seasons at the Eels, Lyon decided to go back home and play for his junior team, the Wee Waa Panthers. It was at the end of 2004 that he was offered a contract to play over in the United Kingdom for St. Helens. It was for St. Helens that Lyon stated his goal kicking career, managing to score a total of 586 points with 205 goals and 44 tries in his two seasons over there.

    Lyon was expected to comeback to Australia and continue his career with the Eels in 2007, however the deal negotiations made a turn and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles managed to secure Lyon on a four-year deal. It was at the Sea Eagles that Lyon found a true home. He became captain of the club in 2009, and now in his 10th year playing for the maroon and white, Jamie Lyon is one of Manly's greats.

    Throughout his 17 year rugby league career, Jamie Lyon has done some incredible things, including playing 2 games for Country, 10 for New South Wales and 8 for Australia. As well as winning Dally M Centre of the Year four times and Captain of the Year twice. He has won two grand finals at the Sea Eagles, including captaining his team to one. On top of this he has scored over 1000 career points for Manly, being one of only four players who has done that for the club.

    Today at 34-years-old, whilst he may be a bit slower than he once was, he is still one of the most talented players in the game. Our courageous captain Jamie Lyon will be finishing his rugby league career with the maroon and white at the end of this season, and with our finals hopes slipping away, the best way to give him a send off he deserves is to fill Brookvale Oval for his last home game in round 25.

    We love you Killer, and we'll miss you so much!

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    Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ellakasmar, Jun 17, 2016.

      1. niccipops

        niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        You've summed it up Ella.
         
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        • Clint

          Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Nice job Ella. Captain courageous indeed. He will certainly be missed.
           
        • Bearfax

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          Well said Ella. He is in my All Time Great Manly side alongside Fulton in the centres and outside Cliffy. Masterful player who was probably not given the acknowledgement he should have received generally because of his decision to join Manly
           
        • SeaEagle9413

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          Nice job Ella! I hope we smash Storm for him in round 24!
           
        • Crusher_Cleal

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          He is one of a kind, we will never be fortunate enough to have someone like him represent our club on and off the field like he did.
           
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          • The Who

            The Who Well-Known Member

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            There must be a book in his life story: Into the Lyon den, perhaps?
             
          • Bearfax

            Bearfax Well-Known Member

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            Menzies?
             
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            • StuBoot

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              Nice write up Ella.
              He also was awarded the ESL Man of Steel ( their Dally M ) in 2005.
              In 2006 he won the Challenge Cup - the FA Cup of English Rugby League.
              So he goes from the Central West of NSW playing country footy with his mates to England and wins their player of the year award in his first season then wins the Challenge Cup with St Helens then back here again and becomes a Sea Eagle & NRL legend all without any hint of hubris.
              He's an out and out legend, no fuss, no drama - when you look at what he's achieved personally it doesn't get much better.....and he did it his way.
               
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              • ricardo

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              • Brooke

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                Great words about a great player.
                 
              • Eagleheart

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                Awesome article Ella......Jamie Lyon, captain courageous indeed.

                A true Manly man and legend, gosh I will miss him next year.

                Would be great to pack out Brookie in round 25 for him, he deserves a full house....!!
                 

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