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#1 thundergaz

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

With just less than a week to go to our next match I just thought I'd ask who you think was Fevs best ever stand off? I can't go back as far as a lot of you guys but from the stand offs I've seen I would say its between steadman and pee wee for me.

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#2 oldrover

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:42 PM

With just less than a week to go to our next match I just thought I'd ask who you think was Fevs best ever stand off? I can't go back as far as a lot of you guys but from the stand offs I've seen I would say its between steadman and pee wee for me.

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#3 Bazzer

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

Agree old rover also best pair of half backs with don fox

#4 marklaspalmas

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

Agreed OR.

I ran a poll on here a few years back about Rovers Best Player in each position. Forum vets many remember it. It was an interesting thing, but of course biased towards modern players as many folk just simply wouldn't know/remember players from previous generations.

These were the results of stand-off:

STAND-OFF

Joe Mullaney [ 12 ]
Ivor Lingard [ 3 ]
Mel Mason [ 1 ]
John Newlove [ 16 ]
Alan Banks [ 0 ]
Graham Steadman [ 19 ]
Martin Pearson [ 6 ]
Total Votes: 57

#5 firebasher

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:50 PM

Joe Mullaney,

#6 roversspud

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:02 PM

I was brought up on John Newlove and Mel Mason outside Steve Nash and then Phil Butler. Spoilt.....wasn't I?
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#7 Andrew Vause

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

John Newlove for me then Steadman. Steve Evans wasn't a bad stand off by the way.

#8 jamescolin

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

Going right back
1. Ray Cording
2. John Newlove
3. Joe Mullaney

Often a stand off was only as good as his scrum half. Also Cording started as a winger and could side step of either foot and was very fast. Haveing Evans as his half back partner helped

#9 jamescolin

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

Excuse spelling still not well 'having'.

#10 oldrover

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:26 PM

John Newlove one of the most underrated players i've seen. Joes equal in all but pace. Steady, brilliant in attack but Joe has him well beaten on defence. so for me it has to be my boyhood hero,Joe
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#11 Ponterover

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:02 PM

Of the ones I got to see, it has to be Steadman, although I can't quite forgive him for turning to the dark side.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:10 AM

Doesn't Andy Kain get a mention, I know we're in the second tier so probably doesn't count but can't fault his attack or defence.
I remember Steadman scoring a few tries fed by Deryck Fox that was fun to watch but today's players are athletes so very hard to compare with other generations and compete with our memories and emotions of watching our past heroes.

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#13 Steve Slater

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:19 AM

I absolutely loved Ivor (Lightning) Lingard, who was more highly rated than Carl Dooler at the time. I often wonder if he would have been better than Hardisty if He'd stayed in this country, but his period at Rovers was all too short and sweet.

#14 Ricardo Taylor

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

signed for Paramatta i seem to recall.

#15 oldrover

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

I absolutely loved Ivor (Lightning) Lingard, who was more highly rated than Carl Dooler at the time. I often wonder if he would have been better than Hardisty if He'd stayed in this country, but his period at Rovers was all too short and sweet.

i keep forgetting about Ivor because his fev career was short, but i agree, brilliant player
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#16 marklaspalmas

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

signed for Paramatta i seem to recall.


Yes. He was a great success there, and later coached at the club, but not first grade.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

Doesn't Andy Kain get a mention, I know we're in the second tier so probably doesn't count but can't fault his attack or defence.
I remember Steadman scoring a few tries fed by Deryck Fox that was fun to watch but today's players are athletes so very hard to compare with other generations and compete with our memories and emotions of watching our past heroes.


The poll was held in about 2006 IIRC. Pre-Kainy days them.........

#18 Andrew Vause

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

Doesn't Andy Kain get a mention, I know we're in the second tier so probably doesn't count but can't fault his attack or defence.
I remember Steadman scoring a few tries fed by Deryck Fox that was fun to watch but today's players are athletes so very hard to compare with other generations and compete with our memories and emotions of watching our past heroes.


As much as I hate to say it there wasn't a finer athlete than Graham Steadman, in any era. In a sprinting competition, he was second only to Martin Offiah.

#19 oldrover

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

As much as I hate to say it there wasn't a finer athlete than Graham Steadman, in any era. In a sprinting competition, he was second only to Martin Offiah.

that's right Andrew, but he couldn't tackle to save his life. then he went on to be defensive coach for ireland and scotland in rugby union. what was that all about.
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#20 thundergaz

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:40 PM

that's right Andrew, but he couldn't tackle to save his life. then he went on to be defensive coach for ireland and scotland in rugby union. what was that all about.


Didn't he also play a few games at FB for c@s OR? So someone must of thought he could tackle but yeah I agree with you OR he was poor defensively but by heck did he make up for it with his attacking skills. He was a great player but after he went to the dark side he became a good player 😄😄😄




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