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Big nrl fan don\'t follow particular team but follow the sport. Big fan of American sports and the EPL

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I find it funny that the article for the North Sydney Bears who won 2 premierships and existed for 90 years had less comments and views then the South Queensland Crushers article who had been in league for 3 years wining 2 wooden spoons.

South Queensland Crushers best team ever

All because I offer an opinion with arguments that are true and you yet try to debunk instead just make up a bias towards Manly. If I said Trbojevic season was better than Hayne I will get Eels fans saying I am biased, you say you laughed during the entire article my first reaction was maybe I should pursue a career in comedy, my second reaction was kind of expected that not attacking the article or offering ant counter-arguments but the integrity of the author.

The suggestion Turbo had one of the best individual seasons ever couldn’t be further from the truth

I think Barba 2012 and Trbojevic 2021 will be an interesting comparisons as well. Hasler coached both players keen to see what he thinks?

The suggestion Turbo had one of the best individual seasons ever couldn’t be further from the truth

It has nothing to with what playing style I prefer, the block play and sweep plays are more of a result of team effort and coaching, while Hayne most of the time be one making linebreaks, chip, and chase or beating a defender then getting an offload to set up a try is more of the individual, context matters, not numbers necessarily. If you want numbers without context Alex Johnston scored more tries this year than Trbojevicc so he had a better season? Or Ryan Papenhuyzen has won a Grand Final and Trojevic has not so does that make Papenhuyzen better than Trbojevic. I don’t support Eels or Manly as I stated I much prefer Trbojevic as a person but you have to look at each try and try to assist on its merits. You really counting a try Trbojevic scored against Souths wh here just backing up as a support player when the game was over and Souths stopped trying ?

The suggestion Turbo had one of the best individual seasons ever couldn’t be further from the truth

His try against Penrith was an intercept and try against Souths in Prelim was backing up in support when game was over and Souths admitted they stopped trying to avoid injuries. Once again majority of his try assists where you are simply more about great team play and all involved doing their part. Is throwing the last pass to a unmarked winger where the set play is what caused the overlap. Sure some passes require skill and Turbo had that but just rattling of stat’s with no context is misleading.

The suggestion Turbo had one of the best individual seasons ever couldn’t be further from the truth

I mentioned more to pay homage and outline great seasons of Smith, Lockyer, and Sterlo. Phil Gould stated is he could he would have had all his teams in a bubble as they just focus and playing and have distractions.
No way the 2009 Eels forward pack was better Nathan Hindmarsh was more of a workhorse than didn’t offer in attack, Nathan Cayless was past his best, Todd Lowrie, Ben Smith, rookie Tim Mannah are anything special only FuiFui MoiMoi was damaging that year. While Manly has Martin Tapau, the young talented trio of ‎Haumole Olakau’atu, Josh Schuster, Tanelia Paeseka, plus Jake Trbojevic.
Of course, it’s all subjective, but what isn’t is that Hayne did manage to beat to topsides and only a cheating Storm side stopped him from winning the GF.

The suggestion Turbo had one of the best individual seasons ever couldn’t be further from the truth

I did say it’s unfair to compare Trbojevic to Sterling, Smith and Lockyer and not a fair comparison. That’s why I made a deeper analysis of his and Jarryd Hayne 2009 season. It’s unfair to compare Trbojevic orgin to Hayne as was playing against the greatest Origin sides ever played while Trbojevic NSW team was far superior. I remember Mal Mengina saying Hayne was the only NSW player that would of made those dominant Qld teams.

The suggestion Turbo had one of the best individual seasons ever couldn’t be further from the truth

I just realised I elected Dale Shearer in the Manly team , my error.

Gold Coast-Tweed's greatest ever team

I think about it , if lots of people want to do it like that I will change .

New Zealand's greatest NRL team

The only issue is , if Souths v Melbourne in the upcoming fantasy tournament having Inglis marking up against himself.

New Zealand's greatest NRL team

Eadie over Brett Stewart, and Dale Shearer over Tom Trbojevic were so hard to decide. Do you think I got it right???

Manly's greatest NRL team

Sure am, after the NRL sides Norths, Newton, Steelers, Magpies, Balmain.
Same with Boustead, he will be in Easts team.

Manly's greatest NRL team

I can see it someone like Alex Johnston has scored 144 try’s and is only 25, he if can remain healthy and play until 32 its possible. Stephen Critchon has had a great start and may come close.

Manly's greatest NRL team

Forgot to mention that Shane Flanagan will be the coach .

Cronulla's greatest NRL team

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.themercury.com.au/sport/canberra-raiders-legend-steve-walters-hails-josh-hodgson-influence/news-story/a00d4146bf708a5d371ebc21d4f9c7ca
Read the first paragraph , even Walters admits Hodgson has past him .

Canberra's greatest NRL team

Sorry your right there were established in 82.
Walters v Hodgson was very close , both in the team . Just thought Walters be the better utility .

Canberra's greatest NRL team

As per rules, the team the player plays the most game for it the team he gets first choice for that player .

Canberra's greatest NRL team

Since there is going to be hypothetical matches played , Kevvie had better chemistry with Langer .

Brisbane's greatest NRL team

The stats should of said in the last 10 years the stroke have made top 4 all but 2 years. Also they may have won 6 games but the fashion they did was so unconvincing, they don’t leave you impressed.

The Eels have no hope against the Storm

Of course i will , no one is perfect .

The Eels have no hope against the Storm

I live in rent , can’t put a house I don’t own down for a bet.

The Eels have no hope against the Storm

In terms of all time greats In the sport these players are not in top 15 or top 20 players of all time. Roddick has confessed he is one of the worst World number 1 of all time.

Race for greatness: The case for Roger Federer

NRL is majority Polynesian and these countries have extremely High rates of Christianity from those countries as see in prayers said by players after games. There good chance most players agree with Folau but won’t express them due to the ridicule .

Israel Folau set for rugby league comeback

Great news Folau shouldn’t be ridiculed or lose his job for expressing his beliefs from a book which is used to swear an oath for office as Prime Minister of Australia.

Israel Folau set for rugby league comeback

Hayne did win 2 Dally M Medals plus a Wally Lewis Medal, at his peak not many better then him.

NRL team of the decade

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