NRL General Discussion Thread - 2018

Discussion in 'Rugby League Talk' started by Unbreakable, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. CaptainHook

    CaptainHook NRL Player

    Not sure where this belongs...

    Tommy Makinson has won the 2018 Golden Boot Award.

    Apparently only the fifth Englishman to do so.

    Amazing effort from him.
  2. Freddy's thoughts:

    “I thought it was ridiculous,” Fittler said.
    “It belittles the award.”
    “I can’t believe the best player in the world is a person I’ve never seen play,” Fittler said.
    “I watched the highlights of the England game yesterday and just saw him score a couple of tries.
    “That’s all I’ve ever seen of him and he’s the best player in the world? I find it ridiculous.”
    “James Tedesco was a bit unlucky. He won the Origin, he was the best player in Origin. Oh no, he wasn’t, Billy Slater was"
    “Dallin was pretty good, he had a good series for New Zealand, but Teddy was a standout.
    “He still got the real things, he got to win Origin and he got to win a premiership.
    “Like Charlie Sheen, Teddy will just have to live with winning.”

    Makinson has only played 150+ ESL games and scored over a 100 tries.

    Charter boat, what charter boat?

    Also was James Tedesco the best Origin player this series or was it Tom Trbojevic? Who will it be next year? Damien Cook? David Klemmer? Latrell Mitchell? James Maloney? Josh Addo-Carr? Just about everything went their way and they still find something to whinge about.

    I actually agree that Tedesco should have won the golden boot. Once he played for NSW, there was no stopping him and he was a stand-out at all three levels. Makinson played well for England, but his ESL form wasn't that great.
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  3. Dash

    Dash NRL Player

    Has the Golden Boot changed to become an award purely for 'best Test Match player', or was it always that way? I don't recall that condition ever being mentioned prior to the last few years.
  4. broncos4life

    broncos4life International Rep

    Freddie really is a flog.

    When he was being a space cadet on the Footy Show it was funny in a weird, but now he is in a position of some sort of respect as Origin coach it is really just pathetic.
  5. Wolfie

    Wolfie NRL Captain

    I think both Brandy and Fittler have been extremely disrespectful tbh. The golden boot is based on test performances over the last year. These NSW flogs just need to accept its not judged the way they want it to be.
  6. Alec

    Alec International Rep

    I do agree with Fittler about 1 thing - who the hell is Tommy Makinson?
  7. Wolfie

    Wolfie NRL Captain

    If you don't watch much super league then you wouldn't know a lot of English players. They probably think the same about some of our players here in the NRL.
    GKDonkey likes this.
    What bullshit is this.

    Your job is to enforce the rules you useless fucks.

    It's not your job to implement free flowing football, change the rules to allow that. Sigh. The NRL administration is so inept.
    Morkel, Browny, Foordy and 2 others like this.

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