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Opinion Is Cronk better than Thurston?

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by Moedogg, Sep 28, 2019.

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Thurston vs Cronk - who is better?

  1. Thurston

    72.9%
  2. Cronk

    27.1%
  1. Spoonman84

    Spoonman84 Immortal

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    Just because he wasn’t the best player in the GF doesn’t mean he wasn’t a massive part of the Cowboys winning that premiership.
     
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  2. Prison Mike

    Prison Mike Previously AlphaPapaBravo

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    That's true, I just think Cronk is the better big game player
     
  3. Dannyboi88

    Dannyboi88 Forum Regular

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    Cronk by far can play to a plan is not selfish worked hard to be the player he is today always took Unders to stay at Melbourne although he is worth a lot more only hit the million mark last year money wise He probley is the only Melbourne player I liked he made the other players around him great
     
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  4. Moedogg

    Moedogg Immortal

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    If we had Cronk steering our team we make top four.
     
  5. utility half

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    That doesn’t mean the quAlity of players around you isn’t important.... it would be silly to say otherwise. Cronk has had a luxury not many elite players have.
     
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  6. The Innovator

    The Innovator Kennel Enthusiast

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    Without Cooper Cronk the Roosters don’t have the chance to go back to back. As a footballer JT has more X factor but as an influence it’s Cronk.
     
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  7. The Innovator

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    Keary with Cronk at 7 is twice the player he was in 2017 with Mitchell Pearce. Keary was lost at Souths in 2015 & 2016.
     
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  8. Bulldogs09

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    Thurston hands down.

    Cronk is a legend of the game but let’s not be delusional. He’s been at the two biggest cheating clubs ever.

    The players Cronk has “made better” are and should be top players in there positions.

    Tedesco - Coote ffs

    Latrell/manu - linnett

    Let’s not kid ourselves into falling for the storm/rooster rosters being comparable to cowboys or anyone else. They cheat worse than anyone bar maybe broncos! They just do it successfully.
     
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  9. COVENS

    COVENS Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    Maybe, but it shouldn't be used to subtract from Cronk's resumè. Nobody forced Thurston to stay at the Cowboys.
     
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  10. Kurrupt78

    Kurrupt78 Kennel Enthusiast

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    Thurston hands down. Cronk been surrounded by super stars. End of argument
     
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  11. utility half

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    Nobody forced him, but loyalty is commendable. Cronk had the opportunity to help a struggling team and secure his legacy as one of the best ever snd he took the easy option. He’s an excellent player, but will never be on the level of Smith or JT in my eyes.
     
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  12. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Terry Lamb 1996

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    btw what is this bullshit about him appearing in 9 grand finals

    they were stripped of titles so they should also be stripped of grand final appearances
     
  13. coach

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    Head to head in finals smith has never beaten Cronk....
    And he would hate that fact
     
  14. utility half

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    Smith is carrying a roster that while very good, is not hAlf as stacked as the roosters.... and that’s a fact.

    I don’t believe the storm would be as good as they are now had Smith left and Cronk stayed.
     
  15. COVENS

    COVENS Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    You call it the easy option, I call it the smart option.

    $1 million a year to live and play in an Eastern suburb, with a bunch of young talent, who are ready to win now - potentially solidifying your legacy sounds better then playing further west with a team who might not even make the finals just so you look like the good samaritan.
     
  16. utility half

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    Well, you can call it the smart option, I suppose, but it doesn’t change the reality that the players around him have made massive contributions to his career success. I stand by my opinion. He isn’t in Smith or JT’s league.... and I think at this stage of his career, the honourable thing to do would have been to give back to the game rather than chase glory and easy premierships with a bunch of dodgy fuckers.

    I hope Canberra smash them on Sunday.
     
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  17. Precise

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    Its easy, Thurston is the better footballer in the talent department. Cronk is a better organiser, he's always been in the top two teams for talent in the comp to. Would he of gotten us to a premiership this year? Fuck no.
     
  18. Motorhead

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    Thurston, daylight, then Cronk.
    I don't think Thurston would've let his team get sodomised 40-0 in a Grand Final like Cronk did.
     
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  19. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    JT for mine. JT best ever.
     
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  20. coach

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    I agree with jt being better
    But that’s rubbish, Cronk made 9 gf with 2 different clubs
    U could also say why didn’t jt get his team to more gf didn’t even get them to 2........
    And micheal Morgan won the cowboys the gf and was the better half that season
     

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