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Best half-back in Oz gets 8 minutes

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lismore_fan, May 2, 2014.

  1. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    DCE may be the best half in Oz but the Aust coach hardly gives him the opportunity to shine.

    So Cooper Cronk is the incumbent half but the supposed 'best' half cannot showcase his wares due to the coach's choice.

    Poor form, Tim Sheens.
     
  2. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    I think it is great and bodes well for Manly this year. Let's wear out all those opposition players in meaningless test matches.
    Daly is all class and is the best halfback in the game, but let's keep him on ice this year and focus on a Manly premiership in 2014.
    Go Manly!!
     
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    • ManlyArmy

      ManlyArmy Well-Known Member

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      Took note that he didn't have any strapping on his knee like previous weeks. Saved his energy for the purple scummers next week.
       
    • Clint

      Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      DCE is wasted in that team. Smith, Cronk & Thurston will always play 80 unless injured.
       
    • StuBoot

      StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      How many minutes is he supposed to play?
      He's a halfback ffs and you don't sub halfbacks unless they're injured.
      His selection is purely a reward for his form.
      Most would be whinging if he wasn't in the 17 so it's a no-win for the selectors and coach.
      I'm sure he'd rather get 8 minutes knowing he's ready to go than miss out because they want 4 forwards on the bench!
       
    • RiverEagle

      RiverEagle New Member

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      I'm not surprised; has happened before.
      Barring injury Sheens uses his bench sparingly, as is the trend with some current coaches.
      Gillett didn't get long minutes either.

      Daly will succeed over Cronk soon enough, have the test 7 spot for years to come, and may well captain Australia as touted.

      For now, I'm another that is pleased he has more important work to do at Manly.
       
    • silvertail

      silvertail Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      Daly and Keiren will captain their respective countries against each other soon enough.

      Will be a proud day for all of us.
       
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      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Good for his character as last week he had the whole fame to himself, along with all the headlines.

        Watch him show Cronk up next Saturday :D
         
      • The Wheel

        The Wheel Well-Known Member

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        Great move by Sheens less time on the field means less chance of injury
         
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        • Jerry1

          Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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          Waste of time and effort. Wasn't worth him putting his boots on.
           
        • Napper

          Napper Well-Known Member

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          What made me laugh. He gives the best halfback in the world 8 minutes to play hooker/dummy half, in doing so moves the best hooker on the planet to first receiver.

          Lolololololol

          Sheens is a douche

          B Morris
          Inglis
          Gallen
          Smith
          Thurston
          Bird
          Myles
          DCE

          They're the only ones who should be there on reputation, why? Because they are IN FORM. Sheens has to go.
           
        • RiverEagle

          RiverEagle New Member

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          I really hope he does too.
          With our injuries and travelling down there, this will be a real test for us.

          The Scum always lift against us; and will be switched on after successive losses.

          This is a real opportunity for Chez to show his class and leadership qualities ( esp if Killer's not there).
           
        • HoldenV8

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          On a positive note, at least we didn't lose DCE to injury last night. Or Peta :)
           
        • MadMarcus

          MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          According to this he only played 3 minutes

          http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/tim-sheens-defends-decision-to-bench-daly-cherryevans-20140503-zr3su.html

          Some classic quotes from Supercoach Sheens in there too.
           
        • Masked Eagle

          Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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          Still did more than Darius Boyd did last night!
           
        • COMMANDER

          COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

          Wouldn't be hard!

          Many wingers better than him and he gets an arm chair ride into both Australian and Origin teams.

          Hasn't done anything since he left the Bronco's.
           
        • simon_eagle

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          How great that would be for our club. Hopefully they are both skippers of their respective nations come the next World Cup --- and are still playing at Manly, of course.
           
        • The Indian

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          I think its good news for us - the moment DCE gets the regular starting birth for QLD and Australias all the numpties in the press will ramp up their praise of him to even higher levels as THE elite player in the NRL and his price will go up even further and his manager will be out on the hunt again.

          At the moment I believe he is the best halfback anyway, but some people will say its still unproven until he gets the starting gig. Long live Cronk and Thurston I say.
           
        • RiverEagle

          RiverEagle New Member

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          Famous last words mate...

          We're going down faster than Jamal's KFC family-sized bucket!

          Well, mebbe not quite THAT fast...
           
        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Where is that magic sponge ? It used to bring the Players back from the dead last century :cool:
           

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