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Players we bought who won you over

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Killer03, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    We've bought some players at times and I've thought either they are a dud or that I just don't like them. But typically they win me over. And I was wondering who others thought of that had done that.

    For me number one is Josh Perry. I could not stand him at the Knights and when we bought him thought 'oh god we are scraping the barrel'. But he really won me over and I think was instrumental in our 08 campaign.

    The second would be Joe Guluvao. I just thought what a dud signing. But again his couple of years for us was huge and he was a massive part of our 11 campaign.

    And my third is Shane Rodney. He was not a has been but a never was and never will. How wrong i was. I thought his contribution around the 2011 season was again enormous and his work rate second to none.
     
  2. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought Craig Field was a dud. I was right.
     
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    • ManlyArmy

      ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      I thought Chris Bailey was a dud. He won me over when he signed for another club.
       
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      • Mark from Brisbane

        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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        I thought Ben Kennedy was the greatest waste of money ever.

        I was VERY wrong!
         
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        • cherry_poppins

          cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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          Terry Hill the second time

          I was right
           
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          • Dan

            Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            Same here. I thought old injury prone and past it with some defensive lapses around the middle late in games.
            Was very wrong, and we can now trace the success of the last few years to the attitude he brought with him.

            Rodney and Kite were others. Kite had terrible hands but he won me over very quickly
             
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            • Moondog

              Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              And then there were the ones I thought were going to be great who turned out crap. When the NE signed Kimmorley from Melbourne I thought he was going to be a great signing...... geez was I wrong, sometimes it looked like he was playing for the opposition. Glad he never played for Manly
               
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              • anthonyb1965

                anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                Joe Guluvao for me, I couldn't see why we would sign him! He soon became a Manly Hero.
                 
              • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

                PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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                I reckon t-rex was the biggest dud.
                 
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                • Dan

                  Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  Fifi was up there with duds but not our biggedt
                   
                • Moondog

                  Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  And the bloke who surprised me the most was Joe. I remember saying to my brother WTF did we sign him for, he was a good player 6 years ago...
                   
                • Peter C

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                  This one is a blast from the past, hated him when he was with Souths, but great when he came to Manly, Bob Moses
                   
                • mozgrame

                  mozgrame Well-Known Member

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                  I think Robbo was the biggest surprise for me. I still think we could have gotten a couple more years out of him. :(
                   
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                  • globaleagle

                    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                    Jamie lyon

                    Thought all he did was charge out of the line and let in tries (wolfie still think s he does that).

                    Used to hate watching him do that time and time again in S.O.O.

                    But he turned out ok. :)
                     
                  • maxta

                    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                    This is many moons ago but some may remember....some NZ fullback named Yogi ??? had big wraps on him but was slow, poor hands, shocking positioning & you shut your eyes when a bomb went up....thank god we got the next NZ fullback signing right... Matthew Ridge - champion.
                     
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                    • Peter C

                      Peter C Well-Known Member

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                      His name was Jorgen Rogers, played only one first grade game for us, and that was one too many
                       
                    • Loobs

                      Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                      Rename this thread in Willie Mason's honour.
                       
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                      • double hoops

                        double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                        Yogi - I don't remember no yogi. Although only 3 games a week got televised back then. Yeah round 1, 13th of March 1994 we lost 20 -26 to the dogs. He's in the record books as having played 5/8. So was he smarter then the average bear?
                         
                      • zambuck

                        zambuck Active Member

                        ,my players are from way back john oneill, thought he was past his prime and ray branigan when we got them from souths I was flummoxed said a waste of money . boy was I wrong. from then on I left team selections to the experts not the dummy my biggest disappointment and still is brett kimorely
                        Manly forever
                         
                      • cherry_poppins

                        cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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                        Probably no go Joe was my biggest shock, the rest have been either failures or not paid well enough for my concern, currently Chase Blair is my biggest wtf and he has been alright
                         

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