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Silvertail's team of the half Century ... 2nd Row

Who are your 2nd row of the past 50 years ?

  • Terry Randall

    Votes: 35 58.3%
  • Steve Menzies

    Votes: 54 90.0%
  • Ben Kennedy

    Votes: 8 13.3%
  • Anthony Watmough

    Votes: 10 16.7%
  • Les Boyd

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Glenn Stewart

    Votes: 7 11.7%
  • Paul Vautin

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • Ron Gibbs

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Phil Lowe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Stephen Knight

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Bruce Walker

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Paul McCabe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Daniel Gartner

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Nik Kosef

    Votes: 1 1.7%

  • Total voters
    60

Woodsie

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TEAM SO FAR ..

Hooker ... Max Krilich
Prop ... Ian Roberts
Prop ... Mark Carroll (bench props to be announced after 2nd row vote)

But now for the 2nd row ... and sadly some outstanding son's of Manly will not make it ... the competition just too strong ... choose wisely ... you have 2 votes ... top 2 in team 3rd place on the bench ...

Many of the players in the poll are also noted players at lock ... so some will get a 2nd chance ....

And again I am sure I have left out some worthy champions ....
 
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@Woodsie, thank you for creating this poll!

A strong field - I have selected Igor & Beaver.

(typo needs correcting - Glenn instead of Brett)
 

Woodsie

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@Woodsie, thank you for creating this poll!

A strong field - I have selected Igor & Beaver.

(typo needs correcting - Glenn instead of Brett)

Won't let me change poll to Glenn ... my embarrassment will remain public forever ...
 

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Damn tough....I will start by saying I have Beaver my favourite backrower, but a lock....so I'm leaving him out and hope you will have lock as a separate gig ??
I'm going for a 2nd rower who was my favourite from when I first started following footy - Les Boyd - Yes a Firebrand and a little wild, but was an exceptional player and I was just a Boyd fan, he could scare them and bash them and was very agile and impossible to contain when on his game.
My 2nd favourite was the gutsy Ron Gibbs, a heart on legs who was maybe, the most rugged Warrior I have seen pull on a Manly jersey alongside Tooves!!
The most influential is Ben Kennedy, who gave Manly the competitive edge and transformed the side into a super competitive juggernaut, who would always win the war in the trenches following his leadership from around that 2005 time, which Manly became a dominant force in following years.
Watmough love him or not, was an absolute machine and I also rate him Massively.
My favourites are Boyd and Gibbs....No Boyd, so votes went to Gibbs and Watmough !!
 

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Damn tough....I will start by saying I have Beaver my favourite backrower, but a lock....so I'm leaving him out and hope you will have lock as a separate gig ??
I'm going for a 2nd rower who was my favourite from when I first started following footy - Les Boyd - Yes a Firebrand and a little wild, but was an exceptional player and I was just a Boyd fan, he could scare them and bash them and was very agile and impossible to contain when on his game.
My 2nd favourite was the gutsy Ron Gibbs, a heart on legs who was maybe, the most rugged Warrior I have seen pull on a Manly jersey alongside Tooves!!
The most influential is Ben Kennedy, who gave Manly the competitive edge and transformed the side into a super competitive juggernaut, who would always win the war in the trenches following his leadership from around that 2005 time, which Manly became a dominant force in following years.
Watmough love him or not, was an absolute machine and I also rate him Massively.
My favourites are Boyd and Gibbs....No Boyd, so votes went to Gibbs and Watmough !!
You do like then fiery. don't you!

I recall Ron Gibbs always giving 110% except when about 6 games out from year end he signed with another club (Gold Coast?) from which point he gave 120%.

So, reserving a spot for Beaver at lock....
What? Mal Reilly not good enough for you? @:D
 

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You do like then fiery. don't you!

I recall Ron Gibbs always giving 110% except when about 6 games out from year end he signed with another club (Gold Coast?) from which point he gave 120%.

So, reserving a spot for Beaver at lock....
What? Mal Reilly not good enough for you? @:D
Yes I do like the fiery tough nuts for sure....I never had the pleasure of seeing Mal Reilly in action, but I have no doubt like my fave prop Kevin Ward who was also an uncompromising Pommy....he would be a player I would have plenty of admiration for.
I think the reason I like this style of player, is you will never lose a game on guts, attitude and desire and the opposition have to soundly outplay you to win....and even the best sides often turn it up playing gladiators they know will fight all day, which pretty much gives a chance of Victory every week.
 
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Does make it hard when there are so many great players to make a call on Just based on a long term intimidation and presence factor would have to say Randall , then for all round ability and class , Steve Menzies . Sure that Woodsie would have also considered Crusher Cleal and Steve Norton [ already a reference to Boyd ] , All outstanding contributors on that list again however
 

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Being a second rower myself in my younger days, that list contains some of my all-time favourite players. But if there can be only one choice (and I do appreciate that some of you, like Laurence Olivier's character in "Spartacus", might appreciate snails and oysters in equal measure), that choice is always Beaver.
 
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