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Best Manly player who never

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Best Manly player who never...won the comp? I'll go Les Boyd, he was a beast who had it all, maybe a tad too much aggression!
     
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    • KeithSheldon

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      Ben Kennedy
       
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      • SeaEagleRock8

        SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Ben won comps, just not with Manly!
         
      • Chip and Chase

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        <--------- Phil Blake obviously
         
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        • Terry Zarsoff

          Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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          Roy Bull, Kevin Scubert, Frank Stanton, Les Hanigan, Bob Batty, Alec Tennant, et al.

          Boyd Schmoyd. He was only ever at Manly for the folding stuff.
           
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          • SeaEagleRock8

            SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Stanton won a comp as coach!
            Can't comment on some of those but ... Hannigan, Batty, and Tenant are rightfully Manly icons, but were not better rugby league players than Les Boyd.
            Blake was incomparably brilliant but, while not exactly a one-trick pony ....he was a bit like that!
             
          • Killer03

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            Not the best, but a very good player who just missed out was Chris Hicks. Very very underrated player who left after 07. Would loved him to have won a comp with us.
             
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            • Pittwater Legend

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              My fondest memories of the 04/05 seasons were seeing Snake score tries off impossible offloads from BK and seeing Hicks push his opposite number aside in the centres. At times, it seemed like Hicksy was able to break the line at will.

              Around that time, he held a unique record at the club of being able to do the most reps of a player's body weight in bench press. I think he was just shy of 100kg and was able to do something like 27 repetitions.
               
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              • Wombat Legacy

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              • Woodsie

                Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                Batty, Hannigan, Tennant (the Pig) and mis-spend days on the hill.
                 
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                • EaglesDontTweet

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                  Not the best, but for an unluckiest thread Grand Final wise, Geoff Gerard would come close.

                  Plays 2 losing GFs for Parra leaves end 1980 - joins Manly, Parra win 3 GFs in row 1981, 1982, 1983.

                  Plays 2 losing GFs for Manly leaves end 1984 - Joins Penrith, Manly win 1987.

                  Plays for Penrith, retires 1989, Penrith lose 1990, win 1991.
                   
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                  • SeaEagleRock8

                    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    You may as well nominate Bill Bradstreet.
                    Boyd never fulfilled his potential at Manly (nor in the game of rugby league), but he's the one I think of.
                    Which is why I posed the question, I'm hoping there's a better Manly nomination.
                    So far I'm not persuaded.
                     
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                    • Terry Zarsoff

                      Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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                      If your parameters are simply who was the most dynamic, talented whatever player, then sure. Les is right up there.

                      However I think I am right in saying that he never gave back to the Manly club (after he finished playing) the way that many others did - people like Ken Arthurson, Gordon Willoughby, Ray Ritchie, Johnny Bliss, Ron Willey spring to mind.

                      To me Boyd was a great Western Suburbs player, not a great Manly player.
                       
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                      • Shoe1

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                        Phil Blake for sure and Ian Roberts springs to mind.
                         
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                        • manlyfan76

                          manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          Arko, Roy Bull, Wal O'Connell
                           
                        • Terry Zarsoff

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                          Gerard was a terrific (and very unlucky) player who gave Manly great service.
                           
                        • sheridanstand78

                          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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                          Ian Roberts. He played in the 95 decider but missed the 96 win.
                           
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                          • Woodsie

                            Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                            Sorry, wasn't nominating, just reminiscing.
                             
                          • SeaEagleRock8

                            SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                            Try to pay attention.
                             
                          • Woodsie

                            Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                            On it.
                             

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