Page 1 of 33 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 487

Thread: ***Official*** QLD v NSW State of Origin Thread

  1. #1
    International Coach howardj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    12,786

    ***Official*** QLD v NSW State of Origin Thread

    It's only two months away, and I really think - for the future of the series - Qld have to start winning soon. Below is my team to do the job.

    1. Billy Slater
    2. Greg Inglis
    3. Willie Tonga
    4. Justin Hodges
    5. Brent Tate
    6. Darren Lockyer
    7. Scott Prince

    13. Dallas Johnson
    12. Ash Harrison
    11. Mick Crocker (c)
    10. Ben Ross
    9. PJ Marsh
    8. Steve Price

    Webb
    Tronc
    Flannery
    Thurston

    Iím sick of three things.

    Firstly, Iím sick of our ĺ line being monstered by big NSW players such as Gasnier and King. The key is to pick big 3/4ís like Hodges, Tate, Inglis. NSW will laugh if we pick the same ĺ line we did for the final game last year: Williams, Berrigan, Bowman and Sing. No way!

    Furthermore, Iím sick of immobile dinosaurs like Civoniceva and Thorn. Pick a mobile, skilful forward pack. Pick players who can play 80 minutes or close to it. Not guys who burn up all of our valuable interchanges by the 60 minute mark, and canít move laterally or pop a pass.

    Third, Iím sick of no creativity from the two players who touch the ball most. Pick a creative hooker and halfback (instead of robots like Cam Smith). Harrison will make 100 tackles per game, so we donít need a robot like Smith (creating nothing around the ruck) again this year.

    Finally, make Mick Crocker (the most passionate footballer in the history of the solar system) the Captain. Last year, such was his Origin hunger, he made Billy Moore look dispassionate.

  2. #2
    International Vice-Captain Slats4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Warwickshire HQ
    Posts
    4,294
    care factor about state of origin now? 0... i mean come on the commentators haven't even started talking it up yet...
    WCC - Manager of Warwickshire

  3. #3
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Simon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    25,599
    my team
    1 Clinton Schifcofske
    2 Billy Slater
    3 Brent Tate
    4 Justin Hodges
    5 Greg Inglis
    6 Darren Lockyer
    7 Johnathon Thurston
    8 Steve Price
    9 Cameron Smith
    10 Nate Myles
    11 Michael Crocker
    12 Dallas Johnson
    13 Ashley Harrison
    Reserves
    14 Ben Ross
    15 Shaun Berrigan
    16 Shane Tronc
    17 Petero Civoniceva

    im happy with the balance in that side, Thurston is becoming one of the best halves in the game and deserves to be in the number 7, i like guys liek Johnson and Nate Myles, they are made for origin, Berro on the bench gives us something different too.
    the outside backs is tough, i simply cant understand Schif being over looked so many times, but im putting him there, i would have liked Inglis in the centres but Tate and Hodges can physically match whoever NSW picks, Tonga is the unlucky one to miss out, but i think he will get a chance at some stage in the series.

  4. #4
    Banned Blaze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    NZ
    Posts
    5,124
    SOO lost meaning like 10 years ago. Scrap it and play a 3 match Test series between NZ and Aus..


  5. #5
    Cricketer Of The Year Burpey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    7,584
    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    11. Mick Crocker (c)
    Please tell me that's a joke

  6. #6
    International Coach howardj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    12,786
    The selectors' rationale for not picking The Schiff, is that they think he is too slow. I think the safety he provides is awesome, but the selectors - especially in this age of fast paced footy - are just not going to pick him ahead of guys like Bowen, Slater etc.

  7. #7
    International Coach howardj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    12,786
    Quote Originally Posted by burkey_1988
    Please tell me that's a joke
    It's symbolic. I don't expect him to give any Churchillian speeches!
    Last edited by howardj; 15-03-2006 at 09:59 PM.

  8. #8
    Cricketer Of The Year Burpey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    7,584
    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    It's symbolic. I don't expect him to give any Churchillian speeches!
    I still don't get you.

    Price would be my captain but it'll go to Lockyer.

  9. #9
    International Coach howardj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    12,786
    Lead by example, that's what I mean. Anyway, as long as my team is picked, doesn't bother me so much who is captain.

  10. #10
    BARNES OUT dontcloseyoureyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    WILDCARD, BITCHES
    Posts
    28,269
    I agree with Crocker as captain. The guy plays his best footy during Origin and would seriously lead from the front.

    Barring injury, the NSW starting lineup almost picks itself. Five-eighth is probably the only position I can't be almost positive on, being a Roosters man, I hope Anasta gets it, but I can see Barrett starting with Anasta on the bench. Anasta can also play in the back row, giving you another option. The front row is another spot I'm not sure on, I don't think Jason Ryles is as good as his reputation might suggest, and would much prefer Joel Clinton up front with Luke Bailey to start the match, with Ryles on the bench. I think Ben Kennedy retired from State of Origin for this season? If he didn't, he's my lock, if he did, Waterhouse gets it if he's playing decent footy. Wing almost picks himself on the bench, Topou is an impact player and could [might not also, ] make a huge impact in State of Origin.

    1. Anthony Minichello
    2. Luke Rooney
    3. Matt Cooper
    4. Mark Gasnier
    5. Matt King
    6. Trent Barrett
    7. Andrew Johns (c) [duh]

    8. Joel Clinton
    9. Danny Buderus
    10. Luke Bailey
    11. Craig Fitzgibbon
    12. Nathan Hindmarsh
    13. Trent Waterhouse

    14. Craig Wing.
    15. Jason Ryles
    16. Braith Anasta
    17. Anthony Topou
    The one, the only CW Black
    Code:
    47.3 W Coppinger to Heads 
        Smacked the ball straight into the groin of Iwuajoku who has fallen over, 
        miraculously with the ball still caught in his scrotal area! Out!

  11. #11
    Cricketer Of The Year bugssy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Sydney NSW
    Posts
    8,213
    Quote Originally Posted by broncoman
    my team
    1 Clinton Schifcofske
    2 Billy Slater
    3 Brent Tate
    4 Justin Hodges
    5 Greg Inglis
    6 Darren Lockyer
    7 Johnathon Thurston
    8 Steve Price
    9 Cameron Smith
    10 Nate Myles
    11 Michael Crocker
    12 Dallas Johnson
    13 Ashley Harrison
    Reserves
    14 Ben Ross
    15 Shaun Berrigan
    16 Shane Tronc
    17 Petero Civoniceva

    im happy with the balance in that side, Thurston is becoming one of the best halves in the game and deserves to be in the number 7, i like guys liek Johnson and Nate Myles, they are made for origin, Berro on the bench gives us something different too.
    the outside backs is tough, i simply cant understand Schif being over looked so many times, but im putting him there, i would have liked Inglis in the centres but Tate and Hodges can physically match whoever NSW picks, Tonga is the unlucky one to miss out, but i think he will get a chance at some stage in the series.

    the longer lockyer plays at 5/8 the less chance they have of dominating, get him back at full backwhere he can run riot and tear opposition players appart..
    Career cricket
    311 wickets @16.54 and 3021 runs @ 34.56 from 176 games over 11 years H.S 178*
    Member of the CW Green
    Cricket Web Career:(end of season 11) FC: 7404 runs @ 30.85 H.S 253* : One Day: 7331 runs @ 48.55 H.S 155*
    Off season: FC 1209 @ 52.51 & One Day: 921 @ 92.10
    COD4: djs clan
    World Of Warcraft: just sensational

  12. #12
    Cricketer Of The Year bugssy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Sydney NSW
    Posts
    8,213
    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes
    I agree with Crocker as captain. The guy plays his best footy during Origin and would seriously lead from the front.

    Barring injury, the NSW starting lineup almost picks itself. Five-eighth is probably the only position I can't be almost positive on, being a Roosters man, I hope Anasta gets it, but I can see Barrett starting with Anasta on the bench. Anasta can also play in the back row, giving you another option. The front row is another spot I'm not sure on, I don't think Jason Ryles is as good as his reputation might suggest, and would much prefer Joel Clinton up front with Luke Bailey to start the match, with Ryles on the bench. I think Ben Kennedy retired from State of Origin for this season? If he didn't, he's my lock, if he did, Waterhouse gets it if he's playing decent footy. Wing almost picks himself on the bench, Topou is an impact player and could [might not also, ] make a huge impact in State of Origin.

    1. Anthony Minichello
    2. Luke Rooney
    3. Matt Cooper
    4. Mark Gasnier
    5. Matt King
    6. Trent Barrett
    7. Andrew Johns (c) [duh]

    8. Joel Clinton
    9. Danny Buderus
    10. Luke Bailey
    11. Craig Fitzgibbon
    12. Nathan Hindmarsh
    13. Trent Waterhouse

    14. Craig Wing.
    15. Jason Ryles
    16. Braith Anasta
    17. Anthony Topou

    why play braith on the bench, actually why would he be in the side....

  13. #13
    Cricketer Of The Year Burpey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    7,584
    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    Lead by example, that's what I mean. Anyway, as long as my team is picked, doesn't bother me so much who is captain.
    Mate, he's a hot head. He's got the shortest fuse in the game and is not the kind of player who should be captain. He certainly leads from the front but is not skipper material.

    My NSW side

    1. Anthony Minichello
    2. Eric Grothe
    3. Matt Cooper
    4. Mark Gasnier
    5. Matt King
    6. Trent Barrett
    7. Andrew Johns (c)

    8. Mark O'Meley
    9. Danny Buderus
    10. Luke Bailey
    11. Craig Fitzgibbon
    12. Nathan Hindmarsh
    13. Paul Gallen

    14. Dean Young
    15. Jason Ryles
    16. Luke O'Donnell
    17. John Skandalis

    But there is a lot of footy between now and Origin time so who knows who will be in form.

  14. #14
    International Vice-Captain Slats4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Warwickshire HQ
    Posts
    4,294
    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze
    SOO lost meaning like 10 years ago. Scrap it and play a 3 match Test series between NZ and Aus..
    totally agree

  15. #15
    International Coach howardj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    brisbane
    Posts
    12,786
    I reckon Tahu is a cert for one of the wing spots.

Page 1 of 33 12311 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. New Zealand Black Caps Thread
    By sirjeremy11 in forum World Cup 2007
    Replies: 283
    Last Post: 24-04-2007, 06:11 AM
  2. Australian Thread
    By aussie in forum World Cup 2007
    Replies: 326
    Last Post: 19-03-2007, 05:46 PM
  3. State of Origin Teams
    By Ming in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 06-02-2005, 09:15 PM
  4. *Nikhil Hearing* Details Thread
    By lord_of_darkness in forum Cricket Web XI
    Replies: 329
    Last Post: 17-12-2004, 03:21 PM
  5. **Official** South Africa in India Thread
    By Neil Pickup in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 453
    Last Post: 08-12-2004, 07:26 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •