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#21 Johnoco

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 10:34 PM

QUOTE (widnesvikings @ Jul 24 2010, 10:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
didnt say they were soft these forwards might be fitter now but none could live with the boyds tamatis mills sorensons,nicholases etc


How do you know? You don't...it's all supposition. We know there were hard cases in RL then, just as there is now.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:35 PM

QUOTE (Johnoco @ Jul 24 2010, 11:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do you know? You don't...it's all supposition. We know there were hard cases in RL then, just as there is now.


Apparently the likes of Morley & Senior are pussycats compared to 70s & 80s RL players... Yeah, right!

There may be less biff or dirty players as there used to be but the physicallity of top level/elite Rugby League these days is brutal. Some people say the hits in the NRL are much bigger that SL but I don't think any of us would last 20 minutes in an SL game.

Edited by HappyDave, 24 July 2010 - 11:38 PM.

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#23 Johnoco

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:02 AM

QUOTE (HappyDave @ Jul 25 2010, 12:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think any of us would last 20 minutes in an SL game.


I don't think the average person would last 5 minutes. Seriously.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:14 AM

No one i have the highest amount of respect possible for everyone who plays RL no matter who they are,who they play for and what level.
Softest player in SL nobody because they play the game.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:25 AM

QUOTE (KNIGHTS2009 @ Jul 25 2010, 01:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No one i have the highest amount of respect possible for everyone who plays RL no matter who they are,who they play for and what level.
Softest player in SL nobody because they play the game.


couldn't agree more, playing rugby league these days is a very brave thing to do. with regards to some players from yester year being a thug doesn't make somone tough or hard (not saying some weren't)
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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:27 AM

QUOTE (Johnoco @ Jul 25 2010, 01:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think the average person would last 5 minutes. Seriously.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:48 AM

QUOTE (widnesvikings @ Jul 24 2010, 10:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
didnt say they were soft these forwards might be fitter now but none could live with the boyds tamatis mills sorensons,nicholases etc



Boyd - Warrington
Tamati - Warrington
Mills - Widnes
Sorensen - Widnes
Nicholas - Warrington

Is it me or is there a bit of a theme here? Is it the water in Cheshire that makes players 'ard?

Edited by deluded pom?, 25 July 2010 - 07:49 AM.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:19 AM

QUOTE (deluded pom? @ Jul 25 2010, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Boyd - Warrington
Tamati - Warrington
Mills - Widnes
Sorensen - Widnes
Nicholas - Warrington

Is it me or is there a bit of a theme here? Is it the water in Cheshire that makes players 'ard?



3 of those players were imports so I doubt the water had much to do with it.


Edited by AndyCapp, 25 July 2010 - 08:30 AM.


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Posted 25 July 2010 - 10:26 AM

QUOTE (deluded pom? @ Jul 25 2010, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Boyd - Warrington
Tamati - Warrington
Mills - Widnes
Sorensen - Widnes
Nicholas - Warrington

Is it me or is there a bit of a theme here? Is it the water in Cheshire that makes players 'ard?




I suppose size for size Tuuta must have been the toughest of this era.


But:
Kevin Ward? Keith England? Chris Burton? Kelvin Skerrett? Lee Crooks? Andy Goodway? David Hobbs? I don't think any of them took a backward step.
I could go further back to legendary back row forwards like Derek Turner and Johnny Whiteley.




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#30 HappyDave

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE (Wiltshire Rhino @ Jul 25 2010, 08:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Happy Dave isn't your average person! laugh.gif


Shuttit!! laugh.gif At full fitness without any injuries I think I could last 2 minutes in an SL level game before getting smashed to kingdom-come. biggrin.gif

In all fairness I do think some of the fittest Back an RLCN level could possibly last 10-15 mins in an SL level game but I don't know if we have any RLCN (or top level BARLA/NCL?) players on this forum.
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Posted 25 July 2010 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE (Trojan @ Jul 25 2010, 11:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But:
Kevin Ward? Keith England? Chris Burton? Kelvin Skerrett? Lee Crooks? Andy Goodway? David Hobbs? I don't think any of them took a backward step.
I could go further back to legendary back row forwards like Derek Turner and Johnny Whiteley.



I never saw Whiteley play but my old man always said he was too nice to be a great loose forward. He reckoned players like Turner wouldn't think twice about taking another player's head off. Chris Burton was known as "Bus stop Burton" by Hull fans for his tendency to stick his arm out quite a bit.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:05 PM

Rugby League is far more advanced than it was in the 80s, those players would struggle to make chamipnship sides these days. Iv seen videos from the 80s and even early to mid 90s and the standard is way behind todays game. As for no RL players being soft i beg to differ, did you see Mark Calderwood in the derby biff? he cant fight for toffee.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:23 PM

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE (deluded pom? @ Jul 24 2010, 05:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wouldn't call anyone who crosses the whitewash soft.



Exactly my thoughts when I saw the subject line.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE (BringBacktheBiff @ Jul 28 2010, 01:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rugby League is far more advanced than it was in the 80s, those players would struggle to make chamipnship sides these days. Iv seen videos from the 80s and even early to mid 90s and the standard is way behind todays game. As for no RL players being soft i beg to differ, did you see Mark Calderwood in the derby biff? he cant fight for toffee.

ofcourse the players are technically fitter now,but the skill level is not any better,your saying the likes of kenny,miles,grothe,lewis,,tony myler,andy gregg,steve norton,john woods,dessie drummond,and hundreds of other players would sruggle to play.i wish we had a team of 70,80 players,we would never get beat.the likes of sorenson played for 80 mins not like these 20 min monsters now.
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#36 deluded pom?

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE (widnesvikings @ Jul 28 2010, 04:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ofcourse the players are technically fitter now,but the skill level is not any better,your saying the likes of kenny,miles,grothe,lewis,,tony myler,andy gregg,steve norton,john woods,dessie drummond,and hundreds of other players would sruggle to play.i wish we had a team of 70,80 players,we would never get beat.the likes of sorenson played for 80 mins not like these 20 min monsters now.

Exactly. If the great players from the 70's and 80's had the same access to the same fitness facilities and health education the players of today get then you can't tell me that they wouldn't excel in today's game. The same with any great player from any generation.

Edited by deluded pom?, 29 July 2010 - 05:55 PM.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:35 PM

QUOTE (Trojan @ Jul 25 2010, 11:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I suppose size for size Tuuta must have been the toughest of this era.

You're confusing tough with dirty.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:27 PM

Well I don't like Maguire but you can't call him soft after both Joel Tompkins and now Fielden have bottled it under pressure from him laugh.gif

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:48 PM

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Well I don't like Maguire but you can't call him soft after both Joel Tompkins and now Fielden have bottled it under pressure from him laugh.gif

In Fielden's defence, anyone can run full pelt at a bloke standing still with his back turned!

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:21 PM

Fielden by a country mile. Flattened by Louis Anderson 2 weeks ago,and hit so hard by a stand off tonight that she lost the ball! Oh,and she's no good at boxing either,just ask Lee Radford! PMSL.

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