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Sean O'Loughlin v Paul Sculthorpe - which one was better?


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#61 GIANTSTRIDES

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:57 PM

Sculthorpe the more skillful player i would say, with the ability to do something special to change a game. SOL i would say is more comparable to K Sinfield, both very good players  whose influence on their team could be their best quality, Farrell is another i would put in that bracket.

 

Too long since the Wild Bull played to compare him, it was a complete different set of skills,


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#62 OMEGA

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 11:36 AM

What was the question again, who do you support Wigan or Saints was it?


I don't support or favour either over the other

#63 Bob8

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:35 PM

What was the question again, who do you support Wigan or Saints was it?

It seems to be whether you support Wigan or whether you support anyone else.


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#64 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:21 PM

It seems to be whether you support Wigan or whether you support anyone else.


No, it doesn't.
I like the idea of loose forward death match. Lockers beats Langley, but how would Reilly fare against Knocker? Price versus Pearce? We've seen some greats.

#65 Viking Warrior

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:32 PM

andy farrell or vinty karalius 


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#66 Bob8

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 03:23 PM

No, it doesn't.
I like the idea of loose forward death match. Lockers beats Langley, but how would Reilly fare against Knocker? Price versus Pearce? We've seen some greats.

The non Saints or Wigan fans have overwhelmingly gone for Sculthorpe, so it is Wigan vs Everyone really.


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#67 Konkrete

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:54 PM

What does that even mean, more honest?
For me it's sculthorpe by a distance. O'loughlin is a very good player,very solid and rarely let's his team down. But he's quite "functional" when compared to sculthorpe.

I guess what I mean is that Sculthorpe was a niggler, an aggravator, always pushing the rules, trying to influence the referee, sneaky trouble casuer, a bit like Graham Bradley for us. In many ways I sometimes thought that the behaviour of some of the players in that great Saints side was nearer to soccer than RL.

SOL is a lesser player than Sculthorpe was, but I prefer his attitude. The OP question wasn't who was the best player. If it was then I don't think there would be much of a debate.

Edited by Konkrete, 09 April 2014 - 05:57 PM.

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#68 MrFussy

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:07 PM

I guess what I mean is that Sculthorpe was a niggler, an aggravator, always pushing the rules, trying to influence the referee, sneaky trouble casuer, a bit like Graham Bradley for us. In many ways I sometimes thought that the behaviour of some of the players in that great Saints side was nearer to soccer than RL.

SOL is a lesser player than Sculthorpe was, but I prefer his attitude. The OP question wasn't who was the best player. If it was then I don't think there would be much of a debate.

I liked that part of his game tbh. He was the sort of player that you love when he's playing for you and hate when he's playing against you.



#69 Konkrete

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:09 PM

I liked that part of his game tbh. He was the sort of player that you love when he's playing for you and hate when he's playing against you.

Absolutely. See James Lowes for details...
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