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Who would you be if you could

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Chip and Chase

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

    +8,579 /80
    Whilst consuming a few beers on Saturday night at the pub with some mates and watching the league/cricket/rugby we had the inevitable conversation about great players etc. Then the question was posed, if given the choice which player would you have liked to have been for each sport. This was an interesting exercise as it gave an insight into what qualities appeal to certain personalities, and reflected a lot about their attitude to sport. Ultimately most of the choices were undeniably great players, but it was the subtle things that made them great that set the trend for each person doing the rating. We also picked an outright number 1 choice overall across all sports. Mine were as follows

    League Back: Brett Kenny
    League Forward: Brad Clyde

    Union Back: Campo
    Union Forward: Phil Kearns

    Cricket Batsmen: Mark Waugh (Overall No. 1 for me)
    Cricket Bowler: D K Lillee

    AFL: Gary Ablett

    Tennis: Thought McEnroe was the best I ever saw, but couldn't cop some of his antics, so I opted for Agassi.

    Motor Sport: Valentino Rossi

    Feel free to add some other sports if you like, like soccer ( i don't watch enough of it to have a definite opinion)
  2. Dan

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

    +7,733 /120
    League: Wayne Bennett (as coach)

    Union (Eddie Jones as coach, not player)

    Cricket: Bevan! lived in Manly and played like a champ

    Tennis is for poofs

    Motor Sports: dont know and dont care

    Football: Best (who else, sex drugs and football)
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Union Back: Naas Botha or Chris Anderson (5/8th for Rhodesia and a wonderfully talented player that bested Gareth Jones and Co. when they toured).
    Union Forward: Neville Jenkinson (captained Zimbabwe in the 80s.)

    League Back: Wally Lewis - the antagonistic mastermind
    League forward - Nik Kosef - magic, tough and talented.

    Tennis: John McEnroe

    Cricket batsman: Viv Richards
    Cricket Bowler: Curtly Ambrose

    AFL: Gary Williams - playmaker for Swans and Carlton.

    Motor Sports - Ayrton Senna

    Soccer: Vinnie Jones
  4. PJ

    PJ Well-Known Member

    +49 /1
    League Back: Michael O'Connor
    League Forward: Nick Kosef (you stole mine Mata...)

    Union Back: Lote Tuqiri
    Union Forward: Willi O

    Cricket Batsmen: Adam Gilchrist
    Cricket Bowler: Glen McGrath

    AFL: Chris Judd

    Tennis: Federa

    Motor Sport: Valentino Rossi

    Soccor: Rooney
  5. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    league back: Joey - may as well aim high
    League forward: Lazarus - won maiden premierships at 3 different clubs
    Union Back: Jonah Lomu
    Union forward: Michael Jones - did not play on Sundays because of religious beliefs (admire his priciples)
    Cricket Batsman : Gilly - comes from Lismore
    Cricket Bowler : Lillee
    Tennis: Rod Laver
    AFL : whats that ?
    Motorsport: Peter Brock
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Michael Jones was an incredible player. Man of the tournament in the inaugrual RWC in 1987.
  7. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    League Back: Craig Hancock, Tom Mooney
    League Forward: Nick Kosef

    Union Back: Michael Hawker
    Union Forward: Mark Loane

    Cricket Batsmen: Glen McGrath (my standard)
    Cricket Bowler: D K Lillee

    AFL: Paul Kelly, Kevin Bartlett

    Tennis: Rod Laver

    Motor Sport: Alain Prost

    NFL: Joe Montana, Jerry Rice

    Soccer: Myself - I am a gun!!! :lol: GF this weekend!!!
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    NFL: Dan Marino
  9. PJ

    PJ Well-Known Member

    +49 /1
    Baseball: Daryl Strawberry (forgetting about his off field dramas)
    Basketball: Reggie Miller (RIP)

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