Discussion in 'NRL' started by TheDalek079, Dec 5, 2018.
Lolz no it isn’t
Sharks 2016. Set an NRL record for wins in a row and beat all other teams in the top 4 in the finals. No other team comes close. NEXT
Everyone knows that was a weak competition
Agreed. If Phil Gould says it then it must be true
Naaa two different clubs, check out the official yearbook, it's all in there.
Wonder what Gould calls Melbourne’s 2017 premiership. At least Cronulla had to work hard and beat some strong teams in tough contests to win it.
Gould was just having a sook because none of his favourites were looking like winning it.
The Roosters side from the early 2000’s aren’t getting much love but they’re up there. Aggressive forward pack, classy outside backs and stars like Fittler, Wing and prime Minichiello creating the points.
The Bulldogs side from the same era were great aswell. A truely outstanding and well rounded forward pack.
so dumb that he broke his leg.
so so Dumb
Yeah I reckon if we win 2003 that side would be in the mix, but we didn't and again we fell over in 2004 on a day when we should have collected all 3 grades.
Was a great era and alot of fun at the time. There were some absolutely massive nights at the leagues club over the 5-6 years, but when I look back on it now it's with disappointment as we should've gotten at least another premiership, maybe two.
1. Luke Phillips
6. Brad Fittler
7. Craig Wing
9. Simon Bonnetti
Obviously the 6 is a legend but all together it’s probably the weakest spine to win a comp in the NRL era. They won 1 comp and it was when the best team got kicked out of it. Decent club side but not in the same breath as others mentioned.
Balmain and Canberra's 1989 sides are pretty damn hard to top.
Of the 32 players in that game the following were, or became Test players:
Canberra (11 of 16)
Balmain (10 of 16)
James Grant had played for the Wallabies (as had Ricky Stuart)
Canberra were also coached by future Test coach Tim Sheens
The Roosters of the early 2000’s were the best team of the last decade (Melbourne 2006-2009 will always have that stigma attached). 4 grand finals in 5 years, premiers, minor premiership and world club championship is huge across 5 years.
That spine is also better than what you seem to be giving it credit for. Phillips and Bonetti were good whole hearted players, Wing was a very good player and off course you have that champion at five eighth.
Certainly not saying it’s a bad spine, and I don’t think a bad spine could ever a comp, however out of every Premier since 98 who was it better then?
That’s ok, Tommy
You thought wrong
This is the closest I could come up with.
Melbourne won the 1999 premiership with Geyer and Swain in the spine. Granted Geyer wasn’t the first choice five eighth but still.
Without sounding harsh I'd take Fittler over those 4 combined.
Also Craig Wing was an awesome player.
That was a great halves combo.
Re: 94 Raiders v 98 Broncos
Boxing style scoring.. Knock outs get scored 10-5
1. Lockyer v Mullins: Mullins at his best was as electric as any player in the games history. But Lockyer was IMO undoubtedly a better fullback than Mullins. 10-8 Broncos
2.De Vere v Nagas: DeVere was a very good player but was more a good defensive centre than he was a winger. As a winger, Nagas leaves him in his wake. 10-8 Raiders (18-18)
3. Renouf v Meninga: Not disrespect to Pearl but this is a buzzsaw. KO. It's over. Meninga wins without batting an eye. 10-5 Raiders (28-23 Raiders)
4. Smith v Wiki: One was a solid to good footballer, the other is one of the best NZ players to ever lace a boot. Another knock out. 10-5 (38-28 Raiders)
5. Sailor v Nandruku: Very similar players, but no question Sailer was a later, better version of that sort of player. I'll give Sailor a KO here. 10-5 Broncos (43-38 Raiders)
6. Walters v Daley: Im going to be VERY kind here and give Daley a one knock down win. Which is ridiculous but im being fair. This is probably a KO. 10-8 Raiders (53-46 Raiders)
7. Langer v Stuart: Another im going to be fair on, because that's the sort of guy i am. Stuart was clearly the better player but given their resumes. Lets call this a draw. THAT's how fair im being. Im giving this a draw! Because im proving a point. 10-10 (63-56 Raiders)
8. Webcke v Lomax: Knock out win for Webcke. Lomax was a very good player but yeah, not in Webcke's class. 10-5 Broncos (68-66 Raiders)
9. Lee v Walters: I cant do any better than 10-5 KO win for Boxhead here but honestly this fight wouldnt be sanctioned anywhere. It would be like putting your or I in the ring with peak Iron Mike. 10-5 Raiders (78-71 Raiders)
10. Gee v Pongia: 35 NZ tests v a guy who was OK for QLD but not much beyond that. Neither are stars but both served their purpose. Pongia was the better player, but im generous. Lets call it a draw. 10-10 (88-81 Raiders)
11. Tallis v Croker: Love Croker but yeah this is a mismatch. Tallis in a KO. 10-5 Broncos. (93-91 Raiders)
12. Thorn v Furner: Im going to ignore Thorn's RU career, which i think has been way better than his RL career. Both VERY good RL back rowers. Both extremely under-rated. But again, im a kind a generous man. So ill shade it Thorns way. 10-9 Broncos (102-102 TIE)
13. Carroll v Clyde: And in the final round the Raiders who have the edge across the park in everywhere but a winger, the back row and a prop, lands the final knock out punch. 10-5 Raiders (112-107 Raiders)
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