The greatest club side of all time (one year only)

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  1. TheDalek079

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    Limiting this to one year only (so people can't say Easts 1935-36-37, or St George 11 in a row, or Parra 1981-82-83), what do you think is the greatest club team of all time?

    To me, as a Roosters fan, it would be hard to beat the legendary Easts team of 1935, with Dave Brown and co setting lots of records, or our fantastic team of 1975. But what about Manly 1996, with their unbelievable defence? or the star studded Canberra of 1994? The North Sydney team of 1922?
     
  2. beave

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    do they have to have won the GF? Parra of 2001 were f**king phenomenal. I went to about 8 of their home games that year and they were head and shoulders above everyone....... until the GF.........
     
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  3. McLovin

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    Yep. '01 Parra broke records.
     
  4. siv

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    Teams that went through a single season undefeated. Not just Premiership but also minor competitions
     
  5. McLovin

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    If it's individual talent throughout the roster it's hard to go past one of those 90s Broncos teams
     
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  6. Timbo

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    Canberra 89 or 94 will always be hard to beat for me. I think 89 just shaves 94, but 94 was spectacular all the same.

    It's one of the great shames of the history of the sport that Canberra never met Brisbane in a Grand Final during the 89-94 period.
     
  7. Rhino_NQ

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    Does it have to be a side that was put together legally?
     
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  8. betcats

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    Should we limit this to teams you actually saw play?
     
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  9. Valheru

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    Keeping it to premiers (that weren't stripped) of the NRL era, my top 5 would be

    2000 Broncos
    2013 Roosters
    2017 Storm
    1998 Broncos
    2011 Manly or 2002 roosters

    Parra 01 probably go to slot 2 had they have won that year.
     
  10. carcharias

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    Parra with sterlo and Cronin etc won the comp
    82?
     
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    Parramatta Eels Posit. Newcastle Knights
    Brett Hodgson FB Robbie O'Davis
    Luke Burt WG Timana Tahu
    Jamie Lyon CE Matthew Gidley
    David Vaealiki CE Mark Hughes
    Jason Moodie WG Adam MacDougall
    Michael Buettner FE Sean Rudder
    Jason Taylor HB Andrew Johns (c)
    Nathan Cayless (c) PR Josh Perry
    Brad Drew HK Danny Buderus
    Michael Vella PR Matt Parsons
    Nathan Hindmarsh SR Steve Simpson
    Ian Hindmarsh SR Ben Kennedy
    Daniel Wagon LK Bill Peden
    PJ Marsh INT Daniel Abraham
    Andrew Ryan INT Paul Marquet
    Alex Chan INT Glenn Grief
    David Solomona INT Clinton O'Brien
    Brian Smith Coach Michael Hagan

    Looking at the teams side by side I personally think that Knights team was a much much better team and on the day that counted they showed it. But that is just my opinion
     
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  12. The Charlatan

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    Hard to beat the Wests Tigers team of 2014.

    A team oozing with talent including but not limited to Cory Paterson, Joel Luani, Braith Anasta, Keith Lulia, Kurtis Rowe, Jy Hitchcox and Jumpin Jack Buchanan.

    Glory days.
     
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    Canberra 1994 immediately springs to mind.

    If we weren't cap cheating I'd have probably thrown in Bulldogs 2002.

    We were pretty good in 2012 as well but chucked a Parra '01 style effort in the Grand Final albeit not to the same scale.
     
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    i dare anyone to f**k with Broncos 1998/2000
     
  15. Mr_Raditch

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    In my lifetime 1992 broncos, 1994 Canberra, 2009 Storm (broncos & Canberra would have been over the cap so might as well include the storm) & 2001 Parra. Parra was just an unbelievable team, they weren't the best players in the game in every position but they played unbelievably well together as a team. They were absolutely fantastic to watch.
     
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    Parra during the whole year we’re vastly superior to newy. Their F/A was nearly 450 from memory. Sure you can line the players up side by side and I agree with you on paper, newy look much better but that eels teams were magnificent on the paddock. They literally shat the bed on GF night though.Newy were superb that night and ambushed them. I just think throughout the entire season Parra were much better.
     
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  17. Captain Apollo

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    The Roosters 1974 Grand final side would be up there -

    Russell Fairfax
    Jim Porter
    John Brass
    Mark Harris
    Bill Mullins
    John Peard
    Johnny Mayes
    Ian Mackay
    Elwyn Walters
    Ken Jones
    Arthur Beetson
    Barry Reilly
    Ron Coote.

    Of the above you had a three quarter line in Porter, Brass, Harris and Mullins who all were or went on to play for Australia, a halves combination in Peard and Mayes likewise. In the pack you had Walters (the hooker), Beetson and Coote as established Test players complemented by tough workers in Mackay and Jones (who played 1 test for great Britain in 1970) at prop with the original axe, Barry "Bunny" Reilly, complementing them all in the second row. Barry Reilly was the guy who taught Trevor Gillmeister the finer arts of tackling when Gilly was at the Roosters.

    Talent wise they were probably better than the 1975 Grand Final team.
     
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    Have to agree, I always thought the 1974 side was better than the 1975, mind you the 1975 wasn't too shabby ;)
     
  19. Vic Mackey

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    I still remember thinking the Knights were absolute morals that day. As you say put the teams side by side and the Knights team shits all over it.
     
  20. Captain Apollo

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    Yes but the 1975 GF team had a few additions like Schubert, due to injury they were missing Mark Harris and Russell Fairfax, whilst Barry Reilly started on the reserves bench due to an ankle injury which is why he only played the last 10 minutes of the game.
     

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