20 year anniversary for the joint venture

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  1. dragon-83

    dragon-83 Juniors

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    WhatsYour top 17 players for the Dragons last 20 years.
    A bit of fun
     
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  2. nontime111

    nontime111 Juniors

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    Nightingale (for he HAS to be there)
    Blacklock
    Mcgregor
    Coyne
    Morris
    Mundine
    Hunt

    JDB
    Frizzel
    Tariq Simms
    Bailey
    Brown
    Vaughn


    reserves

    Barrett
    Ainscough
    Timmins
    Thompson
     
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  3. DragonJ

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    1. Boyd (I don't like him either but give credit where due. He was great for us.)
    2. B. Morris
    3. Gaz
    4. Cooper
    5. Nightingale
    6. Mundine
    7. Ben Hunt (I want to say Hornby but as a halfback, Ben Hunt is surely much better.)
    8. Bailey
    9. Brown
    10. Weyman
    11. Frizz
    12. Creagh
    13. DeBelin

    14. Young
    15. Vaughan
    16. Smith (the Kiwi second rower from Melbourne, not the prop though it was hard to leave the prop out)
    17. Hornby

    I'm probably forgetting some.
     
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  4. grouch

    grouch First Grade

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    Lol Hunt over Hornby
     
  5. RufusRex

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    Needs more pleasure machine
     
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  6. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    1. Boyd
    2. Morris
    3. Gasnier
    4. Cooper
    5. Nightingale
    6. Soward
    7. Hornby
    8. Costigan
    9. Young
    10. Weyman
    11. Scott
    12. Creagh
    13. Smith
    14. Fien
    15. Merrin
    16. Prior
    17. Saffy

    I’m all about results.

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  7. DragonJ

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    Well don't be shy, Dousty. You are permitted to offer your own opinion on the such a team.
     
  8. RufusRex

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    There is a difference between best players and best careers with us ...
    There are blokes whose injuries curtailed what would have been fine careers (Head immediately comes to mind) and blokes who played their best footy away from us (Priddis/Fitzgibbon)
    There are blokes who benefitted from being great in a structure and guided by the best coach (Hornby the prime example) and blokes who if coached by Bennett early in their career would have been even better than their careers showed (Ryles?)

    I will go with the 17 i most enjoyed watching

    1. Darius Boyd
    2. Nathan Blacklock
    3. Mark Gasnier
    4. Matt Cooper
    5. Brett Morris
    6. Anthony Mundine
    7. Matt Head
    8. Jason Ryles
    9. Nathan Brown
    10. Craig Smith
    11. Ben Creagh
    12. Tariq Sims
    13. Brad Mackay

    14. Wayne Bartrim
    15. Beau Scott
    16. Michael Weyman
    17. Tyson Frizell
     
  9. DragonJ

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    Good team. I gave Ryles a lot of thought but in the end, for me he was just behind Weyman, Vaughan and Craig Smith. But having said that, he was a mile behind Luke Bailey who you have inexplicably left out.
     
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  10. since77

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    Some great players over those 20 years. Only 1 worthy coach since David Waite. We should have won more than 1 premiership trophy in this time.
    Doust should hang his head in shame.
     
  11. RufusRex

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    It is role based almost ... Bailey and Weyman compete for the same spot to me .. but weyman did it better.
    I always rated Ryles over Bailey ... Bailey had the better discipline but Ryles was so much better in running/defence ... Bailey was just really good (exceptional) vanilla to me.
     
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    My favourites from 1999 (some we should of kept)

    1. Ben Hornby (could put Darius)
    2. Nathan Blacklock
    3. Mark Coyne
    4. Matt Cooper
    5. Brett Morris
    6. Anthony Mundine
    7. Hunt (could put Hornby here)
    8. Bull Bailey
    9. Brownie for his mouse trap play and pass into Thompson's head
    10. Horse Weyman
    11. Frizzell
    12. Craig Fitzgibbon
    13. Brad Mackay

    14. Lance Thompson
    15. Beau Scott
    16. Jeremy Smith
    17. Not a bench player but Widdop
    18th Man.. Flo
    19th Man - Gaz
    Coach - McGregor...joking!...Benny hands down
     
  13. grouch

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    Gotta love a Rufus backhanded compliment for Hornby. Never mind that Hornby earnt rep honours at all levels prior to Bennett even joining the club.

    On talent alone I would put him above Ben Hunt, then throw on top of that the fact that he is the most-capped player in St George history, was the club captain when we broke the drought, and in that game produced the exact opposite of a Ben Hunt grand final moment, and it's a no-brainer. Hornby should have the number 7 and the (c) in this 20 year team!

    [​IMG]

    Anyway yeah my team would look a lot like muzby's, perhaps with room made for Blacklock, Timmins, Mundine and Frizzell.
     
  14. avocado

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    This thread needs more Piggy.
     
  15. giboz71

    giboz71 First Grade

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    My team;

    Hornby
    Morris
    Gasnier
    Cooper
    Nightingale
    Barrett
    Head
    Ryles
    Young
    Bailey
    Creagh
    Thompson
    Timmins

    Not necessarily the best team, but a team that all graduated from the St George or Illawarra junior systems.

    Funnily enough, it’s pretty much the 2005 team except the wingers (swap Morris and Nighty with Best and Wes).

    That’s the team I wanted most to go all the way, no team will ever have that proportion of juniors win the comp.
     
  16. 71saintsimon

    71saintsimon Juniors

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    1ben Hornby. 2brett Morris 3mark gasnier 4matt copper 5 Nathan blackock. 6 Anthony Mundine 7 Trent Barrett 8 Luke Bailey 9 dean young. 10 Paul Vaughn 11 Ben creagh 12 beau Scott 13 Tyson frizzel. 14 tariq sims 15 Jeremy Smith 16 Neville costigan. 17 micheal Waymen Coach Wayne Bennett or David Waite , Water boy Nathan brown. Ball boy Steven price Reserve water boy Paul McGregor
     
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  17. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    Your a hard man putting Ryles ahead of Craig Smith, even Weyman.

    To me, Ryles costs us more games than won us.
    Smith was a great captain and gave his all and Wyman was peaking with us.
    Bailey was an excellent player for us as well.

    I was trying to think who the player was that, 'had a head like a smacked A-hole' .............. and the name, Darren Tracey came to me. Every opposition player hated him but l liked his mongrel style.

    Anyway, to each their own.
     
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    You win!
    ...... Reserve waterboy takes the cake.
     
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    Darius Boyd
    Brett Morris
    Mark Gasnier
    Matt Cooper
    Nathan Blacklock
    Anthony Mundine
    Ben Hornby
    Tyson Frizell
    Lance Thompson
    Tariq Sims
    Russell Packer
    Mark Riddell
    Jason Ryles

    Reserves

    Michael Weyman
    Luke Bailey
    Wayne Bartrim
    Leeson Ah Mau
     
  20. rednwhites

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    I'll just say anyone leaving Tingha out must have never seen him play.

    He was points.
    He was entertainment plus.
    He was/is a good bloke.
    He was all class.
     
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