Discussion in 'NRL' started by Light Reflections, Jul 15, 2017.
How about prove it?
would love to see smith sign with the knights. just to see how he goes
NSW have made Smith look good.
Then so have 15 NRL teams.
When Smith-Lockyer-Thurston-Slater faced the true GOAT in games II & III of the 2005 Origin Series what happened?
They were made to look pretty mortal by the 8th Immortal.
It's amazing how quickly people have forgotten just how amazing Joey was.
I don't care how good Smith and JT are, no other player instilled fear and had an aura about him like Joey. An aura felt by his teammates.
The difference between NSW in game I of that series to NSW in games II and III is to me the stuff of legend.
Definitely. Be interesting and give some perspective in such an argument. In 2005 the Knights had a terrible team after injury given they lost every game going into the last 10. Joey came back and they won 8 out of 10 games after that.
That is was not much better (if at all) than the team today and Johns had them at 80% when he played.
Agreed but I'd add Freddie.
Smith & Joey remind me more of chess grandmasters than footy players.
While they physically remain on the field with everyone else, mentally they seem to remove themselves from the battle & can see the game from above.
Both have almost 360 degree peripheral vision.
It must be like having your coach out there with you.
Lewis, Johns, Smith, Thurston & Fittler. You could make cases for all 5 of them, hard to split them in an overall breakdown of their games
But both bloody tough as well and defended as well as any fwd without the size.
Cam Smith is hands down the best player I've ever seen. His performance the other night was amazing
For a guy who is not blessed with elite athleticism to impact a game 3 like that well into his 30's is outrageous.
He's incredible. I'll be stunned if I ever see a player as good as him in my life
I'm with you, let's go the full hog
Joey is the best I've seen.
Anasta reckons Taumalolo may be the best in the game . . . all in the eye of the beholder
Braithwaite is a bit on the mental side though.
Richie you naughty boy!
You are kidding.. Cam Smith doesn`t need drugs to play footy like john`s did during his career
Mate, you haven't jade a nasty pinger comedown if you think that has helped Joey...
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