20 year anniversary for the joint venture

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by dragon-83, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Saints of George

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    1. Ben Hornby (c)
    2. Nathan Blacklock
    3. Mark Coyne
    4. Matt Cooper
    5. Jason Nightingale
    6. Jamie Soward
    7. Matty Head
    8. Michael Wayman
    9. Nathan Brown
    10. Luke Bailey
    11. Ben Creagh
    12. Lance Thompson
    13. Wayne Bartrim

    14. Trent Barrett
    15. Brett Morris
    16. Dean Young
    17. Shaun Timmins

    Coach: Wayne Bennett
     
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  2. saints4ever

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    As hard as it is, i went with my gut as to who on their BEST day, would be in there.
    So, i present the following based on nothing but they could turn a game.

    1. Boyd
    2. B Morris
    3. M Gasnier
    4 M Cooper
    5. N Blacklock
    6. A Mundine
    7. T Barrett
    8. L Bailey
    9. N Brown
    10. C Smith
    11. B Scott
    12. T Frizzell
    13. T Simms

    14. B Hornby
    15. M Weyman
    16. P Vaughn
    17. J Smith

    Coach W Bennett
     
  3. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    1. Patten
    2. Wishart
    3. McGregor
    4. Cooper
    5. B Morris
    6. Barrett
    7. Hornby

    8. C Smith
    9. Rein
    10. Ryles
    11. Fitzgibbon
    12. Mackay
    13. Timmins

    Coach: Farrar
     
  4. Saint_JimmyG

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    The simple answer here is the 2010 grand final winning team, but I’ll try mixing it up a bit.

    Prepare for a few controversial choices.

    1. Hornby
    2. Blacklock
    3. Coyne
    4. Cooper
    5. Nightingale
    6. Widdop
    7. Head
    13. Smith
    12. Thompson
    11. Creagh
    10. Bailey
    9. Brown
    8. Merrin
     
  5. Old Timer

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    Hornby
    Blacklock
    Gasnier
    Coyne
    B Morris
    Soward
    Head
    Smith (c)
    Brown
    Weyman
    Creagh
    Frizzell
    Smith

    Mundine
    Ryles
    Bailey
    Mc Kay

    IMO laughable people putting in Hunt and Vaughan who are yet to deliver on a week in week out basis.
    I thought Vaughan was great in his 1st year but well down on that form last year prior to injury.
    Hunt has a long way to go to show he can organise this current team and I'm positive Head would have loved to have been the half in the side above.
     
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  6. DragonJ

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    Were you drunk when you posted this? Reread my message slowly.

    Ryles was a good player but was a soft target for refs to penalize and his running style wasn't so effective. Opposition got under him and drove him back a little often for my liking.
     
  7. Dennis Papaioannou

    Dennis Papaioannou Juniors

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  8. RufusRex

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    Absolutely - 4 seasons in a row he scored 20 tries or more
    120 tries in 137 games for the RedV

    For perspective, Nighty scored 110 tries in 266 games for us.
     
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  9. Forster Dragon

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    Irrespective of feelings towards Mundine he has to be there.
     
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  10. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    I could only tolerate Mundine for a maximum of 80 mins a week.


    Conveniently, a game of football runs for 80 minutes.
     
  11. gitano

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    What side of the JV are you from Muz? Asking for a friend
     
  12. since77

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    Obviously the moronic NSW selectors never saw him play.......
     
  13. blacksafake

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    Hornby
    Tingha
    Gaz
    Coyne
    B Moz
    Sowie
    Head
    Weyman
    Brown
    C Smith(as long as he can stay on the field)
    Frizell
    Creagh
    J Smith

    Bailey
    Mundine
    Timmins
    Young
     
  14. AyiosYiorgos

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    whats the team based on i see Mark Coyne is mentioned yet he played 15 games only and from memory played off the bench as well, so are you picking players on reputation or what they did for StGeorge Illawarra as opposed to their careers at pre merger
     
  15. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    J. Smith for Bartrim and l'd love to find room for Beau Scott & Craig Smith but apart from that, it's a dam good team.
     
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  16. Saints of George

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    To be fair, my team was mainly built on who I considered good club men, but you're absolutely right, J.Smith, Scott and C.Smith were all guns too!

    Maybe i'll include an extended bench :)
     
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  17. Saints of George

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    I always hold Mark Coyne in very high esteem for what he did in '99.

    Yes it was his last year and the back end of it he saw injured on the sidelines and will be remembered as a St.George legend as opposed to a St.George Illawarra legend but, he was our first captain as a JV club (which I imagine wouldn't have been an easy task) and what's more impressive is that I remember reading at the time of the '99 GF, he actually overcame his injury in time for the '99 finals but unselfishly gave up his spot in the team and his spot to captain the team in the GF to not break up the winning combination that got the club there in the first place and essentially not taking the spot of Shaun Timmins.

    That reason alone is why he's in my team. Unselfish leadership from our captain who put the team before his own glory. Unlike a certain other captain we had in 2008 who pissed off to France and cost us a promising Josh Morris.
     
  18. nontime111

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    thats exactly why Gazz is not in my team, I have Mcgregor at centre above him......people forget how good Mary was at centre for us and he almost captained us to that 99 GF, we should have that game recorded as our first JV win you know......nothing to do with the last try

    also for coach I have a certain D.Waite as our best coach above Benny..... same reason above, 99 trophy would have ( in an uncorrupt corporotocracy, or any time before 95, Super League involvement) been ours and he would have been coach of that......I far prefer his entertaining attack play to safe old Bennet and also admire the way he took us from a team of nobodys in his first year only days out from round 1 took over the utter wreckage left by selfish Reddy....and we made the GF in that year also
     
  19. RufusRex

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    And you still picked Luke Bailey?
     
  20. FlameThrower

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    100% agree on this .. and you can’t argue on the results - minor premierships, premiership, world club championship.
     

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