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Wasted talents

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder who are the most talented players who never fulfilled their potential due to off-field issues. Carney is pretty talented as he showed last year, so he is a candidate. Tim Smith comes to mind, but after a few drinks I can't actually think of anyone else - but there must have been many others.
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Owen Cragie maybe
     
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Arana Tamata? They say he is very talented but not sure I've ever seen him play.
     
  4. God

    God Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this, had he got fit and not gone missing second week (a bit like the current souths halves do every second week) he could had been anything.
     
  5. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

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    I remember looking at Tim Smith at the start of his second season with Parra thinking he would be driving trucks at the end of the season.
     
  6. Masked Eagle

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    Just go down to your local every friday night and look at the middle age bloke who seems to be a little too angry watching the footy. Rest assured he would have been a very talented player but drunk/partied away his chance and what he wouldn't give for another go. IMO instead of group sessions with counsellors and talking to blokes who have made it, young footy players should go spend a few hours with these blokes to realise its not all about talent.
     
  7. Garts

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    Ash Alberts. He could have made a very solid first grader.
     
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    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    The McGuinness brother's? Or maybe they were just ****e, I can't remember. Kevin had a season down at Brooky, after past indiscretions.
     
  9. Normie

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    Jamie Oljenik
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He had a few seasons at brookie and actually was a pretty good centre for us. Our defence was woeful that year but he could ind the tryline
     
  11. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    He promised so much more though.... A bit like Kevin Iro!
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dallas Rennie hahahahaha
     
  13. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah! He was built up to be the next Massiah - court case and all.....
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There was another one too, name starting with K I think (not Kane Cleal). He was a big centre who could put on a hit and cart the ball up, but just never learned to tackle.

    Last I saw him I think he was playing for the Sunshine Coast
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Karl something or other.....fark what was his name
     
  16. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Google is my friend. Karl Johnson. He looked like he had some talent but just faded away. To his credit he played with our lower grades and kept plugging away. And was back under the Sunny Coast too.

    As for wasted talent I don't know
     
  17. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    Karl Johnson
     
  18. Chip and Chase

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    Karl Johnson ?
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    beat you t it by a split second :)
     
  20. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    My goodness there have been a few in the 42 years I have followed Manly! Quite a few pommies along the way too.....
     

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