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Top 5 Entertainers of the game.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brookie4eva, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    Just saw on the NRL site the top 5 "entertainers" of the game were named last night -

    Billy Slater
    Wally Lewis
    Andrew Johns
    Graeme "Changa" Langlands
    Jarryd Hayne

    http://www.nrl.com/news/news/newsarticle/tabid/10874/newsid/60464/games-top-5-entertainers-named/default.aspx

    Some people obviously have short memories by naming Slater and Hayne in the list, Hayne had 12 good weeks last year and not much else before or after FFS.

    Slater can play entertaining football, but in the top 5, I don't think so.

    There are surely many others that could be put before those 2. I agree with Wally, have heard of Graeme "Changa" Langlands, but too young to comment on him.

    Any comments ?
     
  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    There was no one more spectacular than Phil Blake in his prime but how do you judge them all.

    I can think of dozens of entertainers like Eric Grothe, Johnny Gibbs, Larry Corowa etc they may not the best players but very spectacular just like those 5 that are named..
     
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Bob Fulton was the most exciting players I've seen in 50 years.
     
  4. Nthn NSW

    Nthn NSW Active Member

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    The great Cliffy!!!
    He WAS entertainment
     
  5. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    Ahh on Stewart vs Slater, there is a long often repeated that sums that up. Slater makes the ordinary look spectacular whereas Stewart makes the spectacular look ordinary.

    TBH it is hard to understand how they missed Benji Marshall on that list, atleast picked Hayne, Slater or Johns over him.
     
  6. Rodo

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    Yes Cliffy was special and an absolute entertainer.
     
  7. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Bob fulton was the most dynamic and explosive player an immortal, he should be no1 on the list, what a joke.
     
  8. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Bozo
    Blake
    Snake
    Cliffy
    Bill Hamilton :)

    Forget all the other team nuffies.
     
  9. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Voting based on media hype. Hayne is a myth, Slater is a grub, and Johns is a drug addict. Lewis was the master of gamesmanship, but you'd hardly call him entertaining, unless spitting on opposition players is your idea of a fun day out at the footy.
     
  10. Copa Eagle

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    Preston Campbell (On his Day)
    Brett Stewart (What can i say)
    Jarrad Hayne (Some Brilliance)
    Benji Marshall (Freak)
    John Hopoate (Didnt care about his body nor anyone elses)
     
  11. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I don't wish to big note myself but I think I came up with a quote similar to that one years ago although mine went, Stewart makes the spectacular look simple, Slater makes the simple look spectacular. 

    I'm sure we all have 2008 season highlight DVDs.  Just watching Snake on that has me salivating at the prospect of him returning to his best next year.  Some of the stuff he was doing was just a different level of class.
     
  12. Eagle Eyed Cherry

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    Benji Marshall
    Brett Mullins
    Billy Slater
    Phil Blake
    Eric Grothe senior
     
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    Ryan Well-Known Member

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  15. jaime

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    Well guys my vintage is clearly nowhere near much of you guys so unfortunately I can only comment on the players from the '90s forward which would be inadequate... How about who you all think were the top 5 entertainers from this season?
    In no particular order...
    Benji (rocks and diamonds but always entertaining...)
    Josh Dugan
    Sam Burgess (most entertaining player in defense!)
    Todd Carney
    Kevin Gordon (speed and try scoring ability... should be NSW #2)
     
  16. Cliffy4PM

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    1. Cliffy
    2. Cliffy
    3. Cliffy
    4. Cliffy
    5. Snake
     
  17. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Right now

    Snake
    Slater
    Morris
    Benji
    Hayne....
     
  18. Moondog

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    Tom Mooney, he owns a lot of pubs now!
     

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