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The Untouchables

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    The Untouchables of the NRL.

    Ricky Stuart - worst coach over the last 10 years but they love him.
    Ben Barba - most players who have been sacked but good PR saved him.
    Gus Gould - comments on the NRL which would see club coach or players removed from the NRL all together.
    Billy Slater - A grub of the game to Les Boyd proportions.
    Todd Carney - been removed from 2 clubs for the same thing. (maybe a bit harsh but really I believe in no third chances)

    Please add more.....
     
  2. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Exemptions:

    1. Cronk pass or kick to Slater - off-side &/or forward pass rules do not apply.

    2. See above.
     
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    * Greenturd
    * South Sydney - the (excuse me while I vomit) Pride of the League
     
  4. Chip and Chase

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

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    Cameron Smith forward pass from dummy half

    Jarred Hayne no look pass - stupid low percentage play that invariably goes wrong, but is constantly greeted with a "wow" or "bwillyant" when it comes off 1 time in 10.

    Billy Slater error - dropped bombs, fumbles, stupid passes, missed tackles, foul play. See these regularly but always brushed over, or treated with a "you won't see that again from Slater'.....ah yes you will, just tune in next week.
     
  5. bones

    bones Bones Knows

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    Ricky Stuart > Matt Elliott
     
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    • Napper

      Napper Well-Known Member

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      BENJI MARSHALL
      Can make 20 errors but throw one good pass and he has a blinder according to media.

      He isn't in the top 20 players in the NRL yet you constantly hear "arguably the best player in the world" when talking about him.

      Dce
      Foran
      Cronk
      Widdop
      Thurston
      Pearce
      Reynolds
      J Reynolds
      Sutton
      Maloney

      If i was a coach there is 10 halves i'd rather before Marshall.
       
    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Agree about Benji. Great halves a consistent at least.
       
    • simon_eagle

      simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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      Justin Hodges and Billy Slater
      [hr]
      Oh...and Tom Waterhouse
       
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      • Kiwi Eagle

        Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        I wouldn't have half of those names before Marshall
         
      • TWO DOGS

        TWO DOGS Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Matt Checchin and Horsehead Maxwell. Greenberg and Hasler.
         
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        eagle-rock08 Active Member

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        Minichello
         
      • DSM5

        DSM5 Well-Known Member

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        Big? Sam Burgess, and his mum.
         
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        • MadMarcus

          MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Kurt Gidley. I will never understand why he ever captained NSW...
           
        • Napper

          Napper Well-Known Member

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          Forgot about Carney > Benji

          Cronk
          Foran
          Thurston
          DCE
          Reynolds

          Those 5 imo are the 5 best halves in the game. Where would you put Marshall, KE?
          [hr]
          Yeah, he sucks. But he is still miles ahead of Benji.
           
        • Kiwi Eagle

          Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Reynolds im still yet to be fully convinced by just yet

          The thing with Marshall is, he plays behind a pack that gets beaten most weeks, and everything is on his shoulders attack wise. Thurston plays behind a class pack but still can't get the job done on his own, that's where we and Melbourne are lucky to have good pairings, and they always have space and room.
          I'd love to see Marshall play behind a dominant pack, he has all the skills, imagine if he had the space to consistently show them

          Not just saying it coz he is a kiwi either, he is just 1 of those blokes you tune in to watch. Remember that game at Gosford a couple of years back ? We were in complete control and a 10min onslaught from him and all of a sudden we lose the game. Freakish talent, and not many halves on your list have the ability in them to do that. He does make his fair share of mistakes though, that is correct
           
        • Napper

          Napper Well-Known Member

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          Attack wise you are right, he can pull something from nothing but he manages to f*ck up a few times before getting it right.

          The thing with our halves is they defend better than any halves in the comp. It's probably their biggest asset. I'd hate being a saints supporter and watching Soward chase a kick and be holding my breath to see whether he will make the tackle or not

          Defence is something Benji lacks. The other problem is he is playing structured now. He is an impulse attacking half. Plays what he sees not a player who is suited under a structured attack.

          There in lies the reason I think if Benji Marshall were moved to fullback he could be up there with the greatest #1s
           
        • Kiwi Eagle

          Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Yeah mate his defence will never be up to the level of our boys. To his credit though I can't imagine how hard it would be to step in front of a front rower after having 3-4 shoulder reco's
           
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          • Napper

            Napper Well-Known Member

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            Yeah he's been going well lately though. Dunno how, after that many shoulder problems you'd think it would hav **** itself again by now.
             
          • manlyfan76

            manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            If I was picking a touch footy team then Bungee would be the first picked but for Manly there is at least 5-7 halves I'd pick before him.
             
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            • COMMANDER

              COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

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              Tim Sheens was untouchable, always wondered how a guy with a 50% win record managed to last as long as he did.

              Lost the world cup to NZ as well
               

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