Andrew Johns an immortal

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Posted: 9/27/2012 8:18:22 AM
Thoughts? I think Mal should have gone in this time and Joey at a later date, i believe it because he has put the media off side. Seems a bit harsh on Mal
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Posted: 9/27/2012 8:31:28 AM
Mal is a whinger
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Posted: 9/27/2012 8:32:56 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rod_steel:

Mal is a whinger

I hate the bloke but there is no denying he was one of the greats
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Posted: 9/27/2012 8:35:32 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Luckylunchbox:


I hate the bloke but there is no denying he was one of the greats


Agree but was he better than Andrew Johns? These kind of awards come down to opinion. I don't think there was anything sinister about Mal being overlooked

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Posted: 9/27/2012 8:39:07 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rod_steel:



Agree but was he better than Andrew Johns? These kind of awards come down to opinion. I don't think there was anything sinister about Mal being overlooked


I think they are both worthy but with Mal retiring 10 years prior to Joey i just thought he should go in first, 
Yea i agree nothing sinister but it's a just a shame it's a popularity contest 

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Posted: 9/27/2012 9:54:23 AM
highly dubious NSW-centric decision.  
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Posted: 9/27/2012 5:05:48 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Jive_Turkey:

highly dubious NSW-centric decision.  


nothing dubious about making the greatest player to lace on a boot being made an immortal. Mal can go back to complaining about how the game gave him nothing.

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Posted: 9/27/2012 9:03:57 PM
Joey deserves it man
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Posted: 9/27/2012 10:56:52 PM
Andrew Johns revolutionised the kicking game in rugby league

What we see from all the best half backs like JT and Cronk now we were seeing 15 years ago from Johns


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Posted: 9/27/2012 11:10:06 PM
Andrew Johns was better then Darren Lockyer,Jonathon Thurston and Cooper Cronk combined
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Posted: 9/27/2012 11:13:39 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Ace77:

Andrew Johns was better then Darren Lockyer,Jonathon Thurston and Cooper Cronk combined

Very precise analysis as always 
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Posted: 9/28/2012 2:20:12 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Hirschfelder:



nothing dubious about making the greatest player to lace on a boot being made an immortal. Mal can go back to complaining about how the game gave him nothing.


Lol, this ^ is why we just love state of origin time...
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Posted: 9/28/2012 2:20:31 AM
Maybe then he should come back? NSW might win a series then.
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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:49:14 AM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by Luckylunchbox:

Thoughts? I think Mal should have gone in this time and Joey at a later date, i believe it because he has put the media off side. Seems a bit harsh on Mal

Do you honestly believe Mal was a better footballer?

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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:50:45 AM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by Jive_Turkey:

highly dubious NSW-centric decision.  

Mal was a Dave Taylor who could toe-poke 

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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:51:26 AM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by Hirschfelder:



nothing dubious about making the greatest player to lace on a boot being made an immortal. Mal can go back to complaining about how the game gave him nothing.

smartest thing a seppo ever said

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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:52:11 AM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by Ace77:

Andrew Johns was better then Darren Lockyer,Jonathon Thurston and Cooper Cronk combined

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Posted: 9/28/2012 10:48:48 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Aussie Battler:

Do you honestly believe Mal was a better footballer?


No, i think Joey was better but i think they are both worthy i just felt that Mal should go in first. 
No one could argue that mal doesn't deserve it, so i don't understand why he didn't go in this time and joey the next
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Posted: 9/28/2012 4:29:21 PM
Andrew john high as a kite for most of playing days and stil one of the best ever
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Posted: 9/28/2012 7:40:26 PM
Lance Armstrong - stripped of seven titles based on accusations. Andrew Johns - hailed as an immortal in his sport after proven he was taking drugs while playing...

something isn't right there
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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:40:55 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by MVPease:

Lance Armstrong - stripped of seven titles based on accusations. Andrew Johns - hailed as an immortal in his sport after proven he was taking drugs while playing...

something isn't right there

How can you compare an athelete that took PERFORMANCE enhancing drugs to another Athelete who took recreational drugs?

If Joey took ecstacy just before he went onto the field, then he should be given 2 immortal titles if he played like that while on ecstacy....

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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:47:58 PM

Joey Johns is the best player i ever saw play...

TBH, up until 2001, he was good, but nothing over the top...however, once Mathew Johns left, in that 01 season and beyond, he just went to a level i have never seen before...

His ability to create for others was superb. He also had an ability to create for himself, especially close to the line, with that step and strength...

His kicking game was superb, both long and short...and most importantly, he could tackle like a lock. Easily the best player i have seen....

FFS he made Shaun Rudder look good.....that in itself makes him worthy of an immortal...

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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:51:55 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by MVPease:

Lance Armstrong - stripped of seven titles based on accusations. Andrew Johns - hailed as an immortal in his sport after proven he was taking drugs while playing...

something isn't right there

If I snort some blow in the holidays or on the occassional long weekend, does that give me an unfair advantage in my workplace?

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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:52:49 PM

and it's ok that there are already immortals who were chronic alcoholics...

 

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Posted: 9/28/2012 8:53:33 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Rostos:

Joey Johns is the best player i ever saw play...

TBH, up until 2001, he was good, but nothing over the top...however, once Mathew Johns left, in that 01 season and beyond, he just went to a level i have never seen before...

His ability to create for others was superb. He also had an ability to create for himself, especially close to the line, with that step and strength...

His kicking game was superb, both long and short...and most importantly, he could tackle like a lock. Easily the best player i have seen....

FFS he made Shaun Rudder look good.....that in itself makes him worthy of an immortal...

 

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