Thurston out for the remainder of season!

Discussion in 'State of Origin and other State Leagues' started by Jimmy779, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Snoop

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    For whatever reason the last time DCE played Origin he and Cronk just didn't gel together well. Good club form this year with Green at the club but he may have a red mark against his name in the minds of selectors.
     
  2. Haffa

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    STFU Wazn
     
  3. The Beaver

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    Didn't he replace Cronk and play with Thurston?
     
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    Yes and instead of letting him play his natural game they tried to make him Cronk.
     
  5. BennyV

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    Exactly. Cronk is the general in the team and while JT himself is irreplaceable, his role in the team (ie to create off the back of any momentum gained whatsoever, as well as assist in kicking and general playmaking) is easier to replace than Cronks.

    DCE seems like the bloke who best fills the gap - Milford and Morgan both lack the polish and kicking game that DCE can bring if he's in form.

    Not going to complain if they don't pick him (as a NSWelshman).
     
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  6. Snoop

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    True. My bad
     
  7. Light Reflections

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    So Munster it is then.
     
  8. Shorty

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    He has played fantastic he's obviously going to be in the side somewhere.
     
  9. King hit

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    I think I heard somewhere that Cronk said that he struggled in Game 1 because he didn't have Thurston yelling instructions in his ear. I remember watching the Sterlo miced up once and Thurston is yelling and directing the whole game.
     
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    That's interesting. I'd be interested to know how it's actually split between them at origin.
     
  11. RecordBreakingMaroons.

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    Thurston apparently was in the coaching box yelling instructions to Walters. That's what all the NSW fans who are drooling at the thought of our best retiring have to get through their heads. They will only be retiring from playing. In 'retirement' they will be directing the tactics, mentoring the up and coming players and generally contributing on every possible level to ensure that the Maroons remember, and build upon, these true heroes' legacies
     
  12. Shorty

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    I really doubt that, if you watch the games...Cronk bosses everybody around, this includes Smith and Slater.

    I think Cronk is in charge of the overall game plan and structure while Thurston was instinctive and created opportunities as they happened.
     

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