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#21 hindle xiii

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 06:01 PM

A wholly English pack, English players always seem to take the majority of the pack when the Dream Team rolls around. Good stuff. Now for the backs.

I think half the team picks itself, whereas the other half is made from positions where no-one has excelled. Were Wellens/Dobson/Roby really the best full-back/scrum half/hooker this year? Probably, but no-one has stood out either.

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#22 hindle xiii

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE (Just Browny @ Sep 6 2010, 06:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hall and Dobson are bizarre choices and you get the feeling they were thrown in desperately to cover up the dearth of talent in Yorkshire. However, Danny McGuire would have been a fair pick.
I hadn't actually noticed that county divide. I don't think it indicates the dearth of talent, but just the Yorkshire teams haven't really excelled this season, a ropey Rhino side in fourth, and a chop and change Hull FC side never really being able to settle yet still find results. Huddersfield too have been a team of steady-eddies without having anyone worthy of Dream Team selection. The rest, including my side, pretty poor, Menzies maybe, but not enough. The only sure fire omissions in my eyes would be Ben Jones-Bishop and Tom Briscoe, but the former might've missed too much game time.

Edited by hindle xiii, 06 September 2010 - 06:11 PM.

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#23 petero

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE (Just Browny @ Sep 6 2010, 06:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hall and Dobson are bizarre choices and you get the feeling they were thrown in desperately to cover up the dearth of talent in Yorkshire. However, Danny McGuire would have been a fair pick.

I see Roby's still the darling of whoever it is who makes these decisions. MOS?


Hall lost credibility with me in last years 4Nations, out of his Leeds comfort zone he was exposed as a deplorable defender and being honest not much better in attack, that is excepting games V France. Dobson has not been at all good and I cannot imagine who has given him their support.

But in Roby's case you are way out of order. He has been quite outstanding, certainly from my neutral point of view he has.

Back after a mediocre last season to the form we got used to from him in the season prior to that and I for one would have no argument with him being named MoS this season.


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

Saw it on BBC website .
They pointed out Morley has now been in the Dream Team in 3 different decades.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:00 PM

Been looking at the player stats on the SL website and Roby has outstanding stats, certainly the best hooker based purely on that basis.
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#26 Wolford6

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:59 AM

QUOTE (Just Browny @ Sep 6 2010, 06:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hall and Dobson are bizarre choices and you get the feeling they were thrown in desperately to cover up the dearth of talent in Yorkshire. However, Danny McGuire would have been a fair pick.


I think you may be overlooking the inconvenient fact that there are two Yorkshiremen in the Australian Dream Team.

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#27 thirteenthman

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:44 AM

QUOTE (Wolford6 @ Sep 7 2010, 07:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think you may be overlooking the inconvenient fact that there are two Yorkshiremen in the Australian Dream Team.

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The Australian 'Dream Team' you refer to was just a newspaper's team of the year. The official Dally M awards are announced this morning. Although I expect Gareth Ellis must be a good bet for the second rower of the year.


#28 Hannibal

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Sep 6 2010, 05:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now let's compare with the Sun Herald NRL Dream Team:

http://www.smh.com.a...0904-14v1l.html

1. Josh Dugan.
2. Michael Gordon
3. Shaun Kenny-Dowell
4. Israel Folau
5. Akuila Uate
6. Todd Carney
7. Scott Prince
8. Michael Weyman
9. Isaac Luke
10. Petero Civinoceva
11. Sam Burgess
12. Sam Thaiday
13. Luke Lewis

14. Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
15 Gareth Ellis
16. Nate Myles
17. Cooper Cronk


Tell you what, let's not bother.

If you want to discuss it with someone, then post it on teh Australian RL forum, and see if anyone takes you up on the offer.

You are now, officially, the most boring poster ever to frequent these forums.

#29 hindle xiii

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE (Hannibal @ Sep 7 2010, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You are now, officially, the most boring poster ever to frequent these forums.
You'll need a newspaper article claiming such a fact before you can claim this as your own revelation... biggrin.gif

If you use "should of", "would of" or "could of", you are a moron.

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#30 RP London

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE (hindle xiii @ Sep 7 2010, 12:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You'll need a newspaper article claiming such a fact before you can claim this as your own revelation... biggrin.gif

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With regards to the dream team.. Jones Bishop would have been a fine shout without the injury i think.. and agree wellens shows we have an issue there.. the fact our full back could come of the reserve grade in aus is a worry.. why arent we producing full backs??


#31 no13benny

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:10 PM

^To be fair, they could have named Sam Tomkins at full back tho.
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:17 PM

My team would've looked like this: (Mind you, without a starter I would've struggled) JP's injury has kept him out.

My 2010 Engage Super League Dream Team:
Sam Tomkins (Wigan);
Pat Richards (Wigan),
Matt King (Warrington),
Ryan Atkins (Warrington),
Tom Briscoe (Hull FC);
Danny McGuire (Leeds),
Michael Dobson (Hull KR);
James Graham (St Helens),
James Roby (St Helens),
Adrian Morley (Warrington),
Ben Westwood (Warrington),
Joel Tomkins (Wigan),
Sean O'Loughlin (Wigan).

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE (no13benny @ Sep 7 2010, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My team would've looked like this: (Mind you, without a starter I would've struggled) JP's injury has kept him out.

My 2010 Engage Super League Dream Team:
Sam Tomkins (Wigan);
Pat Richards (Wigan),
Matt King (Warrington),
Ryan Atkins (Warrington),
Tom Briscoe (Hull FC);
Danny McGuire (Leeds),
Michael Dobson (Hull KR);
James Graham (St Helens),
James Roby (St Helens),
Adrian Morley (Warrington),
Ben Westwood (Warrington),
Joel Tomkins (Wigan),
Sean O'Loughlin (Wigan).
Interesting that you pick King and Atkins in the centres, as tbh, before his injury Bridge was our best centre IMHO! King has been excellent there since he took over from Bridge though, although I do still believe that having a 6 like Briers must be a dream for a right centre.


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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:14 PM

QUOTE (no13benny @ Sep 7 2010, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My team would've looked like this: (Mind you, without a starter I would've struggled) JP's injury has kept him out.

My 2010 Engage Super League Dream Team:
Sam Tomkins (Wigan);
Pat Richards (Wigan),
Matt King (Warrington),
Ryan Atkins (Warrington),
Tom Briscoe (Hull FC);
Danny McGuire (Leeds),
Michael Dobson (Hull KR);
James Graham (St Helens),
James Roby (St Helens),
Adrian Morley (Warrington),
Ben Westwood (Warrington),
Joel Tomkins (Wigan),
Sean O'Loughlin (Wigan).


wouldnt disagree with that.. sam tomkins is an interesting one as you could pick him at both 6 and 1 as he has been the stand out at both..

be interesting if widdop starts at 6 for melbourne next season which way round they play at international level!

#35 giwildgo

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:04 PM

Hall is a poor choice for me - I'd have had Tom Briscoe. I'll also be surprised if Atkins didn't run Senior close and I'd have ditched Wellens, moved S Tomkins to FB and then been happy with one of McGuire, Chase, Briers or Pryce at 6. Otherwise the team is ok.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:04 PM

QUOTE (no13benny @ Sep 7 2010, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My team would've looked like this: (Mind you, without a starter I would've struggled) JP's injury has kept him out.

My 2010 Engage Super League Dream Team:
Sam Tomkins (Wigan);
Pat Richards (Wigan),
Matt King (Warrington),
Ryan Atkins (Warrington),
Tom Briscoe (Hull FC);
Danny McGuire (Leeds),
Michael Dobson (Hull KR);
James Graham (St Helens),
James Roby (St Helens),
Adrian Morley (Warrington),
Ben Westwood (Warrington),
Joel Tomkins (Wigan),
Sean O'Loughlin (Wigan).

I'd have been more happy with that.

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#37 Hannibal

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:08 PM

Nice to see Joel in there, as he deserves it this year.

Let's see if Macnamara picks him for the 4N now, or wether he will stick with Langley.

Both of these players were on the pitch at the DW last Friday night. One of them is a good player, the other one isn't.

#38 hindle xiii

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE (Hannibal @ Sep 7 2010, 08:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice to see Joel in there, as he deserves it this year.

Let's see if Macnamara picks him for the 4N now, or wether he will stick with Langley.

Both of these players were on the pitch at the DW last Friday night. One of them is a good player, the other one isn't.

I'll stick up for Langley, he does his job at Bradford very well, however, I don't think there is call for his defensive workhorse nature in the international team. The series is too short for that kind of player.

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#39 hindle xiii

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:24 PM

My only gripe with the Dream Team is, most of the time it's the 'Dream Team of the last third of the season'. I've said before, the majority are fully deserved but a lot of it is end of season form.

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#40 RP London

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 08:29 AM

QUOTE (Hannibal @ Sep 7 2010, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice to see Joel in there, as he deserves it this year.

Let's see if Macnamara picks him for the 4N now, or wether he will stick with Langley.

Both of these players were on the pitch at the DW last Friday night. One of them is a good player, the other one isn't.


id also like to know how flanagan is nowhere near the england squad when you look at the others in there.




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