Andrew Fifita compared to Arthur Beetson

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  1. POPEYE

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    Yes, Artie was never shut down by anyone it's true
     
  2. TheVelourFog

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    Beetson is before my time but did he play more than a couple of good games a season?
     
  3. POPEYE

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    Compared to the front rowers of today he played a couple of good games a game . . . different game in the once-you're-off-you're-off days
     
  4. Hutty1986

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    Saying Fishita was completely ineffective in games 2 and 3 would be a compliment. The grubby peaheart was invisible.
     
  5. Card Shark

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    Did Artie ever score a grand final winning try?
     
  6. East Coast Tiger

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    Artie scored two grand final tries in the Sydney comp and was part of three premiership-winning sides. That's not including what he did in Brisbane where he won the comp with Redcliffe as well.
     
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    I was being sarcastic....Artie is a legend of the game.

    Just over the f**king Fifita bashing.
     
  8. POPEYE

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    Is that the point he said he was going to prove
     
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    The whole team was invisible.

    He has not played that good for us all year imo but his stats probably say otherwise.
     
  10. East Coast Tiger

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    I've heard he doesn't mind coward punching.
     
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  11. Canard

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    Him and Arthur have one thing in common. They only ever played one good game of Origin.
     
  12. Card Shark

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    Well you've been listening to Kent too long.
     
  13. beave

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    /thread.
     
  14. davi

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    Andrew Fifita is taking a hammering in the media for this story. The criticism is that he is not about the team and more about himself.


    "The Daily Telegraph has reported today that Andrew Fifita wasn't happy with Laurie Daley's plan to start him from the bench for Origin III, forcing the coach to backflip on the tactical move.

    And Triple M and Fox Sports' Paul Kent has blown up in response, saying that Fifita's ego got in the way of a good NSW plan.

    "I think the story today about Andrew Fifita blowing up because Laurie wanted to do a tactical switch and play him off the bench was disgraceful," Kenty said.

    "And I actually think that that should result in a big, red felt pen putting a line straight through Fifita's name for future Origins.

    Kenty also noted how for QLD, someone like Billy Slater was snubbed for Origin I, wished the team the best of luck and came back in with a great attitude.

    The giant was asked to play a game-breaking role from the bench after successfully being targeted by the Maroons in NSW’s gut-wrenching Origin II defeat.

    Aaron Woods and Klemmer had prepared to start the match with a mission to set a solid platform for Fifita and his high-risk, yet potentially matchwinning, rugby league.

    Klemmer refused to talk about the circumstances that cost him his Origin start when contacted by The Sunday Telegraph.

    “Yes, I was told I was starting,’’ Klemmer said. “But I didn’t. That is all I will say.’’

    The move backfired on Daley, with Fifita making just 54m from nine runs after being nullified by the Maroons in the middle.

    Fifita was angered by the snub that was meant to be a secret ploy to surprise Queensland.


    Daley, who is yet to confirm whether he will continue as NSW coach next year, was unavailable for comment.

    The man who finally snapped Queensland’s record-breaking winning streak with a historic series win in 2014, Daley has been told the NSW job is still his if he wants it despite calls for Andrew Johns to be parachuted in as his replacement.

    Daley has been NSW coach since 2013."

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...h/news-story/4d487ecba277eb9d619ce3b6adee5342
     
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    Well this was predictable.

    Fifita puts in an 11/10 in Origin and all the twits who need the media to form an opinion for them blow their load and realise that despite how people might feel about Andrew he's a beast footy player. Then expect to read the same headlines every week. You get your ups and downs with Fifita, he's an x-factor player and they can't light it up every time, but I'm happy that next time he does go ape-shit it'll be in black, white & blue.

    Just because he led the way in game 1 doesn't mean all the other forwards could phone it in the next 2 games. Only bloke willing to step up was Jake T and the poor bugger got f**kall minutes. Oh and Klemmer he tried hard.
     
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    From villain, to hero now back to villain.

    Sounds like softcock leadership at the Blues if true. Flanno had no worries benching the big fella Saturday and look how that panned out.
     
  17. Hutty1986

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    54m from 9 pissweak runs. For a bloke his size. Jesus f**king christ thats poor.
     
  18. Spot On

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    ....ah, great culture within the NSW Origin set up. Just who is running this shit show?

    Why are these blokes being paid massive dollars for continual failure?
     
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    When he's on he's the n, but it's not often enough. He seems a dckhead as well.
     
  20. ed-grimley

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    Andrew has far more tatts that Artie did.
     

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