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Ready to roll . Round 1 Probable team

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Ready to roll

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    08 Mar 10 @ 04:56pm by JASON AVEDISSIAN

    MANLY’S summer search for Matt Orford’s successor is set to end at Kieran Foran’s feet on Tuesday with the young half expected to be named in the No. 7 jumper for the Sea Eagles’ NRL season opener.
    Coach Des Hasler is tipped to name the 19-year-old ahead of Trent Hodkinson for Monday night’s round-one clash with the Wests Tigers at the Sydney Football Stadium.
    The young halves have been jostling for the role, vacated by Orford at the end of last year.
    Foran should get the nod, partnering co-captain Jamie Lyon in the halves.
    “It’s a bit different to five-eighth, a lot more organising and a fair bit more directing,” Foran told The Manly Daily on Monday of the prospect of playing halfback compared to playing five-eighth for most of 2009.
    “I have been enjoying it, getting used to it now, I’m getting more comfortable as each day goes by.”
    Foran said he has been working on his kicking game in a bid to swiftly move into the chief playmaking role.
    “It’s something I have been working on pretty hard over the pre-season,” the young New Zealand Test back said.
    Giant utility Tony Willliams is the other interesting selection, likely to start in the centres alongside Steve Matai with Ben Farrar (pectoral) unavailable through injury.
    The club’s tremendous depth in the pack will also see Test prop Brent Kite again start off the bench.
    Kite finished last winter on the bench, with Belrose junior Jason King enjoying his finest year in the NRL.
    Kite is tipped to sit alongside Shane Rodney, George Rose and new hooker Terence Seu Seu on a pretty solid four-man bench.
    Recruits Joe Galuvao and Matt Cross will probably miss out this time, with the former still a little groggy from his sickening head clash in last month’s final trial against the Warriors.

    so going on the above article

    01.Brett stewart
    02.Michael Robertson
    03.Tony Williams
    04.Steve Matai
    05.David Williama
    06.Jamie Lyon
    07.Keiron Foran
    08.Jason King
    09.Matt Ballin
    10.Josh Perry
    11.Anthony Watmough
    12.Chris Bailey
    13.Glenn Stewart
    14.Terence Seu Seu
    15.Brent Kite
    16.Shane Rodney
    17.George Rose
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    All good.  I'd have preferred to see Hodkinson at half, Foran 5/8th and Lyon outside him displacing Big Tony.  B T displacing Seu Seu on the bench.  Anyway I'm happy.  I'll be there, wish it was tonight. 
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Good to see Bailey still has Willo's photos of Des.
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,756 /88
    I feel Seu Seu could be our surprise packet this year, pretty predictable
  5. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,621 /383
    Williams in the centre...I hope he has done a LOT of work on his defence in the off season.....I am worried (very).
  6. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

    +310 /0
    Bailey being in the team makes me beyond sad. It seems like it's so long until we can unload this nuffie.

    Fingers crossed that Gulavao recovers soon & we can send him to where he belongs in the SCSE!
  7. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +843 /25
    Someone said in another thread that Hodkinson might play half with Foran in the centres.  If that was to happen it would not surprise me to see Des name Foran only to bring in Hodkinson last minute to reduce the pressure on him. 

    If Foran does start and Williams is in the centres I am happy with that.  Want to see how he handles it.  He definately has the potential, hopefully we have him ready to fire, if not at least we know he cant handle it.  He will be hard to handle in attack as he can attract alot of defenders and cause some problems.  Defence worries me but have to give it a shot. 
  8. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,578 /80
    There was worse players than Bailey going around for us last year.
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,615 /203
    i wouldnt be suprised to see hodko get the bench spot as back up dummy half
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,385 /402
    To C&C

    Rubbish - Bailey is up there with Jye Mullane for mine. He's a useless lump. Adds nothing in attack (goes into the fetal position when being tackled), plays the ball slower than Soloman Huamono used to for us, and has the defense of a turnstyle.

    He should take his "Newcastle" quality football back with him to Newcastle.

    That being said, he couldn't crack into the last placed Knights 17 those years ago.

    I actually thought we were getting a player similar to Campese - but Campese has more talent in his left nut than Bailey does all over (and that is when Campese is out of form).

    Worst player - on our team - by a mile. It was probably him rubbing off on other players that made the team look lazy. We all know what vibe Newcastle players have.

    Everyone else though - brilliant players. Love every one.
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,385 /402
    The team imo SHOULD be:-

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. David Williams
    06. Keiran Foran
    07. Trent Hodkinson
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Josh Perry
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Shane Rodney
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Terrence Seu Seu
    15. Brent Kite
    16. George Rose
    17. Joe Galuvao (or Tony Williams in Galuvao's absence)

    BUUUT Dessie is risk adverse.
  12. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

    +310 /0
    There was worse players than Bailey going around for us last year.

    No doubt but this year isn't last year. We're in a much better position now with regards to depth & I don't think that he has a spot in our starting line up.

    Keep him there for now but as soon as Gulavao comes back he can take Bailey's spot as far as i'm concerned.
  13. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +843 /25
    Haha, Bailey just got hammered. I don't rate him and he would not be in my 17 but that's harsh. I thought  you quit drinking Ryan    :D
  14. Jethro

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

    +2,307 /13
    I prefer your choice of team Ryan even if Lyon & Foran rotate between centre & 5/8th during the game like it has already been mentioned elsewhere in other threads here.  I think that Hodko deserves a shot after leading the SCSE to their first Grand Final win in their first year in the QLD Cup comp last year.  He was the leading point scorer last year for the SCSE with 144 points & was 4th in the overall try scoring with 11 tries.  From what I have seen of him via the ABC1 QLD coverage last year, he reads the game okay and directs the team around like a good halfback should and also has a pretty good kicking game and is a pretty good goal kicker as well.  With this being the final year of his current contract we should at least give him a go to see what he has got to offer in the top grade.  He just may be a handy keep.  If we don't give him a go in the NRL this year and he does go elsewhere because of that, I would hat to see him come back and bite us on the butt.
  15. Andrew..

    Andrew.. It's better to burn out, than to fade away. 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,532 /31
    Granted Bailey will never play for Australia but on last years form Kite,  and the Wolfman will be lucky to pull on the green and gold again.
    That's just my opinion but I hope I'm proven wrong.
  16. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

    +220 /4
    That is a KICKASS team right there.

    It all hinges on how Foran, Lyon & Ballin go.
    Especially Foran - if he can put in a good performance for most of the game with minimal errors, some good kicks, show some flair & variation and that he can be a threat in offense, it could really set the stage for Maroon & White success.
    Ballin & Lyon also have to turn up, hopefully with at least a few moments of brilliance each.

    The rest will fall into place if so.
  17. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    My team

    1. B.Stewart
    2. Robertson
    3. Matai
    4. Foran
    5. Williams
    6. Lyon
    7. Hodkinson
    8. King
    9. Ballin
    10. Kite
    11. Watmough
    12. Bailey
    13. G.Stewart

    14. Rodney
    15. Rose
    16. Perry
    17. Cross
  18. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    +170 /1
    I actually think Bailey is in for a good year Rhino.

    I might be proven wrong, but I just think this will be his year.
  19. nita

    nita Member

    +2 /0
    Uuurgh please dont put foran at half  :( i'm more than happy to be proved wrong but i reeeeeeeaaaaaally dont think he's suited to that..
  20. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    I don't care about anyone else other than those centres.  Lyon or Foran for mine, replacing Big Sloooow Tony.  Ballin must target Farah and smash him whenever he has the ball.  That done, and the centres doing their job we'll win this one easily.   

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