Folks, 1jordy has an opinion and is putting it across well in my opinion. Can we not just agree to,disagree?
FWIW I'm in the Sinfield doesn't deserve it camp but can completely understand people's reasons for supporting his award.
I sometimes think people re deliberately obtuse when discussing things with Aussies because they're Aussies.
Fair post I think,
1jordy has stated he is a young man and what his views are, they may not sit well with some but they make a forum what it is, different view points from posters with different outlooks should not be a bad thing.
I would still like to know who the Judges are? is there a reason why they cannot be named?
If an award is to be prestigious across the Rugby League Code World Wide, then surely knowing the Criteria for winning and who the Judges are defines the status of the Award.
I was always under the impression it was awarded to the best player from a Test series, that criteria is not as easy as it was two decades ago as the game has died to some extent at Test level.
If that is the criteria then surely the best man from number one in the world v World champs may be the candidate?
If it is for a season achievements then its hard to top Cam Smith, widely regarded as one of the best three players in the World for a few seasons, he won a couple of things in 2012.
English fans cry out that Australia would not travel for a Test series, true. But Australia have travelled far more to England in recent times than England have played in Oz.
When England do travel to Oz its hard to break even on the series, is that Australia's fault?
Australia still played two games against the current World Champions this year which many choose to ignore.
Its a bit of a Shambles looking through most peoples posts on any number of Forums.
Why was Inglis, Thurston, Gallen, Graham or any Kiwis not on the Shortlist? Many Aussies smiled at the inclusion of Nate Myles.
Sinfield seems a good solid player with a good record at Club level, good luck to him.
I imagine the "Golden Boot" award will have less prestige at least in Australia and NZ going forward with a controversial selection this year.
Edited by AndyCapp, 10 January 2013 - 08:19 AM.