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James Graham voted best prop in the world

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Well done to him, it's a shame he has to sit out 12 matches based on an allegation from a cocky little ######!

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It wasn't an allegation from Slater he obviously felt something and there was blood, so he told the Ref what he thought, he only needed one stitch, but not as many stitchs as Graham got from the Judiciary! I see that old t***er Lazarus was whinging that he shouldn't have got it cause he(JG) bit Slaters ear, if that were really true he wouldn't have got it!

The Oz Press aren't the only pillocks, it seems some ex NRL Players forget how rough they were in their day giving and recieving!

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Why is the Dally M Award the 'biggest in rugby league' when it isn't open to all players?

What stunning ignorance.

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Jammer deserves the recognition. He's a superb player and has had a great first season in the NRL. Had he not done so, Slater wouldn't have tried to get him sent off/banned for 2013/life

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Disappointing to see him endorsed in such a way following his shameful biting assault but of course these worldwide polls need to try to show some balance, he did have a good pre-GF season and is one of very few pedigree English players. So that's enough to get him in there. It would be hard to convince anyone that his nationality didn't help him a great deal, I think.

The article is correct in saying that his season (and probably career) will be remembered for his appalling biting attack over and above his playing pedigree. That's ultimately his problem and for him to deal with. You reap what you sow. I'd happily see him out of the game personally.

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Jammer deserves the recognition. He's a superb player and has had a great first season in the NRL. Had he not done so, Slater wouldn't have tried to get him sent off/banned for 2013/life

:rolleyes:

On another planet.

That dam Slater jamming his ear in his face to try and take his eye out, then calling bitten.

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Jammer deserves the recognition. He's a superb player and has had a great first season in the NRL. Had he not done so, Slater wouldn't have tried to get him sent off/banned for 2013/life

Yeah because Billy Slater has proven time and time again that he needs favours and the use of underhand tactics to embellish his mediocre talents.

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No mention of Ryan Hall by anybody, does deserve alot of credit as he's been playing consistently well for Leeds for a long time and has proven good enough against the worlds best opposition which most recent english players fail to do. The team is very hard to argue against. I'd of picked Reynolds for the rookie. Also agree about Barba being above Slater.

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The team is very hard to argue against.

I doubt they'd do very well, there's only 9 players!

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On topic - Graham was a stand out and is at least the equal of a small bunch of outstanding props in the world

Off topic (slightly) - don't know why Slater is getting - ahem - slated as he seems pretty innocent, and to be fair I believe both him and Jammer, but that's because deliberate biting is an incredible leap for a comparatively clean player; in such a melee and headlock both Slater & Graham's (dental?) impressions of what happened weren't necessarily at odds.

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Must be a mistake. Surely there are no English players good enough to make it in the superman arena of the NRL.

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Yeah because Billy Slater has proven time and time again that he needs favours and the use of underhand tactics to embellish his mediocre talents.

You wouldn't know whether Slater was an honest bloke or a liar of the greatest magnitude. My comment had nothing to do with his talents or otherwise. It was a comment upon his potential integrity as a person.

After all, Slater did say at the end of one of the articles I read that he just wanted to 'move on' because Melbourne won in the end. I'd say that is a good indicator of how Slater's mind works. I wonder what he would have accused players of if the Doggies had won?

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You wouldn't know whether Slater was an honest bloke or a liar of the greatest magnitude. My comment had nothing to do with his talents or otherwise. It was a comment upon his potential integrity as a person.

After all, Slater did say at the end of one of the articles I read that he just wanted to 'move on' because Melbourne won in the end. I'd say that is a good indicator of how Slater's mind works. I wonder what he would have accused players of if the Doggies had won?

Did you see the footage? Did you see Slater's ear in the post-match interview?

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A Worlds best Prop off the bench, that's a first :)

But mostly stays on until the end,games i've seen on premiere plays at least 55-60 minutes,

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After all, Slater did say at the end of one of the articles I read that he just wanted to 'move on' because Melbourne won in the end. I'd say that is a good indicator of how Slater's mind works.

It probably is, yes. He looked ready to move on even only a few minutes after being rough-housed by just about every Dogs player and being cowardly bitten by one of them. And didn't even gloat when going over not long after.

I think that is indeed a good indicator of how his mind works in relation to Graham's. A standard bearer for pro sport who lets his game do the talking.

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It probably is, yes. He looked ready to move on even only a few minutes after being rough-housed by just about every Dogs player and being cowardly bitten by one of them. And didn't even gloat when going over not long after.

I think that is indeed a good indicator of how his mind works in relation to Graham's. A standard bearer for pro sport who lets his game do the talking.

:lol:

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Did you see the footage? Did you see Slater's ear in the post-match interview?

I saw the footage and I saw Slater's ear. The two are not automatically and necessarily connected. There was handbags at dawn going on all around. How do you know that James Graham had anything whatsoever to do with the biddy cut on Slater's ear? That's right, you don't. And since Slater opted not to provide medical evidence to support his claim to have been bitten - probably because said evidence would have ensured his claim was thrown out instantly - there is no way to back up claims either way, is there?

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You wouldn't know whether Slater was an honest bloke or a liar of the greatest magnitude. My comment had nothing to do with his talents or otherwise. It was a comment upon his potential integrity as a person.

After all, Slater did say at the end of one of the articles I read that he just wanted to 'move on' because Melbourne won in the end. I'd say that is a good indicator of how Slater's mind works. I wonder what he would have accused players of if the Doggies had won?

I agree. I think Graham is one of the best players I've seen - and I've seen a lot. The biting accusation is quite out of character. Basically it was Slater's word against Graham's the the Aussies chose to believe Slater - what a surprise. Chris Monaghan got away with a gratuitous assault on Sinfield's head in the GF and wasn't even put on report, to put Graham's alleged offence in perspective.

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Grahams not even the best prop in the NRL let alone the world. James Tamou has been outstanding. The fact that the Bulldogs had such a great year probably swung it plus the fact there are so many Aussies in! But if its international player of the year why is Barba getting such award? Which country does he play for because it aint Australia! Craig Bellamy is a top coach but he doesnt coach any International side so how come he gets the award? RLIF once again making a mess of things! Seriously the awards from the RLIF should only be for Internationals not domestic comps. The NRL already have the Dally M etc

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I watched alot of NRL this year, Tamou, Shillington, Merrin and Kassiano are a class above him in my opinion, I think this list is a complete joke.

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I think Graham was a revelation in the NRL but the International Federation awards are just wrong on so many levels. The awards are really just NRL awards with token others included and each year have come up with ridiculous top player awards which have nothing to do with Internationals. On the sort of plus side, the awards do remind us that the Federation is run by people with NRL club interests potentially for people with NRL club interests, and they do make me laugh each year.

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Chris Monaghan got away with a gratuitous assault on Sinfield's head in the GF and wasn't even put on report, to put Graham's alleged offence in perspective.

Who? Presumably you mean Michael Monaghan and his unintentionally late challenge, made during the course of the game? To even compare that with Graham's odious off-the-ball bullying is laughable.

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