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#1 bedlam breakout

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:03 PM

rob burrow

carl ablett ................... how does the rest of the team look?


the inside of a 3star halex table tennis ball smells much like you'd expect it to.

#2 christopher

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:11 PM

Carl Ablett is a fantastic player, bit niggly but always performs



#3 Southerner

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:28 PM

Ablett isn't good enough for England. He may have great workrate, good tackle technique and strength but he seriously lacks pace and skill for international level. Good back up if a few players get injured. Burrow yes very dangerous although probably not his best game today. Sinfield, Watkins and Hall other must haves from Leeds.

#4 Bomballey

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:47 PM

Ablett isn't good enough for England. He may have great workrate, good tackle technique and strength but he seriously lacks pace and skill for international level. Good back up if a few players get injured. Burrow yes very dangerous although probably not his best game today. Sinfield, Watkins and Hall other must haves from Leeds.


...... Noooo!! I've taken the bait... weakness - I must be stronger....

"Sinfield" & "must have"......??

We have much better options at 6,7,9 & 13 so how is he a "must have" ???

It's one if the greatest myths of this century to date. I just don't get it.

#5 steef

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:56 PM

superb leader, versatile enough to play 4 positions, great kicking game and the best place kicker in the competition as well as a model professional makes him pretty much a no brainer of a pick. Arguably the most important player in the best team in SL over the last 7 years.


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#6 Bomballey

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:01 PM

superb leader, versatile enough to play 4 positions, great kicking game and the best place kicker in the competition as well as a model professional makes him pretty much a no brainer of a pick. Arguably the most important player in the best team in SL over the last 7 years.


Versatile to play in 4 positions but with less impact than any of several players in each of those positions on any given day...

His performances at international level lack quality.

Lets see how he goes over the next 2 months

#7 christopher

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:04 PM

His performances at international level lack quality.


That's the biggest myth right there.

He's won MOM in his last two games against NZ for starters

#8 Bomballey

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:18 PM

That's the biggest myth right there.

He's won MOM in his last two games against NZ for starters


Because that sponsors award always goes to the right player doesn't it..?

I've seen him too many times in the halves or at 13 look outclassed & his fabled kicking game has looked like that of a 13 year old. I might turn a blind eye if he was at 9 but that's a snub to Roby, Lunt etc

#9 keighley

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:58 AM

Versatile to play in 4 positions but with less impact than any of several players in each of those positions on any given day...

His performances at international level lack quality.

Lets see how he goes over the next 2 months


Did you see the cover tackle he produced on the Saints winger. That saved the game. Awareness,positional sense and technique made up for his lack of physical gifts.

#10 TheDuke

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 05:23 AM

We need Peacock back for a swansong



#11 YCKonstantine

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 06:06 AM

Ablett isn't good enough for England. He may have great workrate, good tackle technique and strength but he seriously lacks pace and skill for international level. Good back up if a few players get injured. Burrow yes very dangerous although probably not his best game today. Sinfield, Watkins and Hall other must haves from Leeds.

Hall has done nothing special in the past two games, actually I think he's been poor, especially that non-tackle on Westwood last week.

It's time to park the camels.


#12 boxhead

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 08:08 AM

Sinfield is the Current Golden Boot winner and that makes him the BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD!

 

 

No more debate necessary.



#13 hindle xiii

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 09:03 AM

As I was watching the game last night and Burrow's running at times, I thought I'd probably be happier to give Daryl Clark that role, if indeed we needed one.


On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#14 Swansea Jack

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 09:31 AM

We need Peacock back for a swansong

Absolutely. His work rate is massive and belies his age. Please once more Jamie.



#15 roughyedspud

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 10:02 AM

how about danny maguire in the halves with kev???...and rob burrow at 14 replacing roby in spells

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#16 OMEGA

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 10:09 AM

how about danny maguire in the halves with kev???...and rob burrow at 14 replacing roby in spells



Jeeeezuus!

I hope that was a joke!

#17 roughyedspud

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 10:12 AM

why not?

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#18 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 04:23 PM

Ablett isn't good enough for England. He may have great workrate, good tackle technique and strength but he seriously lacks pace and skill for international level. Good back up if a few players get injured. Burrow yes very dangerous although probably not his best game today. Sinfield, Watkins and Hall other must haves from Leeds.

Ablett lacks pace,really.He's pretty quick for a back rower,certainly quicker than some that are apparent automatic selections.As for Burrow,a one trick pony who has been found out.Poor distribution and a mediocre kicking game.


Edited by terrywebbisgod, 21 September 2013 - 04:25 PM.

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#19 willy

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 04:54 PM

Luke Robinson - blokes on fire



#20 RSN

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 04:55 PM

Well apart from the NRL players this theoretically should be the England team on form.

1. Sam Tomkins
2. Josh Charnely
3. Leroy Cudjoe
4. Ben Crooks
5. Tom Lineham
6. Danny Brough
7. Matty Smith
8. Jamie Peacock
9. Shaun Lunt
10. Eorl Crabtree
11. Danny Kirmond
12. Brett Ferres
13. Sean O Loughlin

My team would be:

1. Sam Tomkins
2. Josh Charnley
3. Leroy Cudjoe
4. Kallum Watkins
5. Ryan Hall
6. Gareth Widdop
7. Danny Brough
8. James Graham
9. Shaun Lunt
10. Eorl Crabtree
11. Danny Kirmond
12. Ben Westwood
13. Sam Burgess

14. Danny Houghton
15. George Burgess
16. Tom Burgess
17. Sean O Loughlin

Mcnamaras team:

1. Sam Tomkins
2. Tom Briscoe
3. Jack Reed
4. Kallum Watkins
5. Ryan Hall
6. Rangi Chase
7. Kevin Sinfield
8. James Graham
9. James Roby
10. Sam Burgess
11. Gareth Ellis
12. Ben Westwood
13. Sean O Loughlin

14. Rob Burrow
15. Eorl Crabtree
16. Adrian Morley
17. Jamie Jones Buchanan




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