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    Quote Originally Posted by dermo View Post
    Hayne's been playing like **** since 09 but the **** always turns it on for origin, wouldve been one of the first ones picked
    Tbf no one could play the way he did in 09 for an entire career. He's also had bugger all in front of him since that year. Put him on the back of a side going forward and he's a ridiculous player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    Thats the most ridiculous argument I have ever heard.
    hasnt hayne basically backed this argument up in the last couple of series thouhg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    hasnt hayne basically backed this argument up in the last couple of series thouhg
    Well personally, I think its ridiculous to pick someone based on their reputation and last rep performance, from almost a year ago, in a position they don't even play at club level, rather than the guy(s) who are performing well every week in that position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Tbf no one could play the way he did in 09 for an entire career. He's also had bugger all in front of him since that year. Put him on the back of a side going forward and he's a ridiculous player.
    He can't just switch states mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Lol.
    Gotta agree with this. Merritt is so incredibly overrated and I'm never going to stop telling people about it. Even if you don't want Hayne there's 3 or 4 players I'd have over him.

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    I don't know if there are personal reasons they don't want him in the side but I wouldn't mind seeing Ferguson given a go. Huge unit and the ability to carve teams up. Bit of a dickhead but you could say that about a fair few other players (score me some dreamteam points already you **** Bird).

    Halves are always going to be a point of contention. I don't think A Reynolds is ready yet, so I can understand the Pearce selection. I'd stick with Carney personally, but having a halves combo that plays together at club level probably outweighs Carney's experience from last year. Always felt that defense was Maloney's problem but he seems to be turning the corner there.

    Feel for Grant, but taking my Penrith glasses off, he probably doesn't deserve a spot. Just happy ol runaway finally seems to be out of the team.
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    Wait wait wait wait wait..... we're talking about Hayne and you claim that Merritt is overrated? Gotta be a joke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coronis View Post
    Wait wait wait wait wait..... we're talking about Hayne and you claim that Merritt is overrated? Gotta be a joke...
    It's not a joke. Hayne being overhyped by the media doesn't change the fact that Merritt being brought up in these discussions makes him incredibly overrated. He's an average winger who supports (very) well, defends poorly and is weak with the ball in hand. He's completely invisible until someone makes a break and that won't cut it in Origin.

    Hayne gets overhyped on the back of his 09 form but outside of the media circus I find fans tend to underrate him if anything. A big part of that is the fact that he's a tool, an unfulfilled talent and the aforementioned media hype, but he's still a very good player, just not the world beating superstar he could and probably should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Tbf no one could play the way he did in 09 for an entire career. He's also had bugger all in front of him since that year. Put him on the back of a side going forward and he's a ridiculous player.
    true, but imo he's been a big reason Parra lacks go forward, he's probably the sides most damaging ball runner and instead of waiting around for an offload he should be standing up and trying to create something for the side himself. has drifted in and out of games far to much in recent years. Bulldogs game this year was a prime example, when the game was on the line and needed someone to make something happen he was no where.

    that's when hes playing for Parra though, he's a different story in origin.

    agree that Merritt is overrated, no doubt he's an exceptional support player but otherwise hes puss.

    and anyone whose watched Todd Carney play the last 2 weeks will have seen why he has to be the 6, best 6 in nsw by far.

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    no need for kidley, Farah is an 80 min player and Lewis and Bird can cover the backs if there is injuries

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    I don't think the club relationship of Pearce and Moloney is a good point, if anything it brings Carney into favour even more. Pearce and Carney nearly won a premiership together and have played with each other more times than Pearce and Moloney.

    It's a tough choice, but I'd pick Moloney. Having watched every game he's played this year I'm not sure any player is playing better than him right now.
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    Parra lack go forward because their forwards are absolute dross and their hooker is even worse.

    Also I don't think G Stewart is really in the frame. Hasn't played much this year and we have too many good backrowers to carry someone not in form.

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    I'm liking Blake Ferguson as a smoky. Raiders kept the right man there I think. He sounds like his a bit of a dick head but can be reformed. Dugan is just a turd. Well rid of the bell whiff.

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    - Kidley will play.

    - No one from NSW is playing better than Maloney - Inglis is the form player of the comp IMO.

    - I don't think the Parra forwards are all that bad overall, They get the team into decent positions on the field but agree they lack creativity out of dummy half and the ball handling is below average

    - Can't see a spot for Ferguson. He'd be a decent option in a NSW A team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    - No one from NSW is playing better than Maloney - Inglis is the form player of the comp IMO.
    I did mean players in contention for NSW spots, I apologise for not making that clear. There'd be a few Queenslanders I'd have ahead of him on form, not too many though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    It's a tough choice, but I'd pick Moloney.
    Should have told Mark Neeld that:




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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    I did mean players in contention for NSW spots, I apologise for not making that clear. There'd be a few Queenslanders I'd have ahead of him on form, not too many though.
    Yeah too easy. Honestly, I think that Inglis is a clear number 1 but Maloney is definitely one of the five best players on purely this years form.

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