Cameron Smith is the greatest rugby league player ever.

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  1. Perth Red

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    Getting paid in brown paper bags doesn't make you a better player. Ask the eels.
     
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  2. POPEYE

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  3. Shorty

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    I rate Lockyer a lot but he played for the strongest club in the NRL who had won plenty of premierships before him and came into a side full of stars.
    Johns and Thurston delivered maiden premierships to crazy heartlands, that level of pressure is something else entirely.
     
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    Jake Marketo has him easily beat.



    This post is brought to you by the Jakes for Jake Marketo Foundation. For more information, visit your local Jake Marketo today.
     
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    Come back to this thread in 20 years when it will be in meltdown when you can probably add another "10 greatest ever players".

    It's a tired subject which only applies generationally.40 years ago you had players who the judges at that time thought they were the best we've ever,and will ever see.And 40 years on,the judges of today are still playing the same old tune.

    To be fair to the past players,to watch them at that time and cherish what they did,is all it is about.And to compare them to the players of today who are so different physically and the way the game is professionally run,it's a total mismatch.

    Food for thought....in 20 years or so,will rugby league be played by robotics? And if so,will our players of today be compared (unfairly) to the humanoids of tomorrow?

    It's a generational question,isn't it?
     
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    Saints play like robots already. Really shit, uncoordinated robots.
     
  7. King hit

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    Cameron Smith is probably the best hooker off all time, he is by far the best hooker I've ever seen. Noel Kelly was light years before my time so I have no idea how good he actually was but he seems like he was champion.

    The only thing that I wonder about Smith compared to the old days are the scrums. When Kelly etc was playing the scrum was a fair dinkum contest for the ball when Smith has never been in a contested scrum and has never put his foot on the ball in one. Makes me wonder how good he would be in a contested scrum.
     
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    Spinning around like in Robot Wars.(or whatever they call it)
     
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    T Boon? That u man?
     
  10. Frank_Grimes

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    You really think "little has been said" about it? It's brought up around here every Storm game and Origin thread.. "Cam the Accountant" ring any bells?
     
  11. AlwaysGreen

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    Fair point but the same thing could be said about hookers of the past and their ability to be a playmaker.
     
  12. Lambretta

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    You do realise that the drugs Andrew Johns took actually HARMED his playing ability

    I mean, look at me - I took literally millions of pingers back in the day and I couldn't even lace up a boot, let alone win an Origin series.

    Summadayze 2003 - I couldn't even say "I don't feel well, I need to go over here and dry retch for 30 minutes"
    I did however dance for 10 hours and walk 10 k's after the event whilst not being able to see straight. So maybe I should have tried a bit harder to lace that boot.
     
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    Not enough Grimesy. Should be said in every game thread. For every sport. In the world.
     
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    They call Cam the accountant cos of his painfully average build, not because of his obvious knowledge of and involvement in the systemic salary cap rorting in Melbourne.

    I feel the need to call you an unknowledgeable twat, but I'm slightly embarrassed that I know this fact myself.
     
  15. Frank_Grimes

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    I'm certain that's the intended use of the term around these parts...
     
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    If the players knew at the time, that information surely would have been leaked by now.
     
  17. Perth Red

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    Its a shame player managers/NRL are not better at promoting players. Thurston must be the most marketable sportsman in Australia yet how often do you see him outside of the game? Smith has the nickname the accountant, geez you'd think an accountancy firm would have picked him up for promotion by now. Saw Slater recently for a sports drink and Barbie (yes the doll) on TV but its rare to see our top players benefitting from their image rights to any great extent.
     
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    It may have had a negative impact physically but he has admitted that he needed them to help him cope with the emotional aspects of the game. Without taking the drugs he might have been more stressed and less able to perform. That is why most consider him a drug cheat.
     
  19. Lambretta

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    lol - yeah right

    That pretty much makes every single player who played Rugby League in the 90's a drugs cheat
    Get over yourself mate
     
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    Yes, he must thank the most influential player in the teams he played in for carrying him . . . what was his name again
     

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