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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. utility half

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    I think it was complacency that got them more than Cronk’s absence, but you’re probably right that Cronk was the better organiser. JT was the better creator imo.

    Aldo, going back to my point about 2008, I seriously doubt Melbourne lose 40-0 if Smith plays.... take Smith or JT out of thst series snd put Cronk in and it’s hard to say the result would have been different with any confidence.
     
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    What are you on about? You stated Cronk has made 9 GF's and I said that undoubtedly 2, and more than likely another 2 or 3 of those GF's were made by teams that he played in that were cheating the fucken cap. Kudo's to Coopy for sustaining a career in shonky AF clubs, Brock Lamb would of got the cheating Storm teams of the late 2000's into GF's, it's not worthwhile dropping to the knees in front of Cronk for that IMO.
     
  3. COVENS

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    Maybe, but i suspect if Thurston had been injured instead, that Cronk and DCE would have combined better. He doesn't need the ball to affect the game and his ability to know his role and adjust accordingly is a highly underrated skill.

    Always a pleasure debating you @utility half, you're stubborn - but not a cunt
     
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    You may be right.... I guess there’s no way of knowing for sure.... DCE was quite green when it came to origin level football, but having a steadier organiser there may have helped his game....it’s just when I think of the great players, I think of players like Johns and JT who helped take very ordinary rosters and make them into forces to be reckoned with... but Cronk is the best organisational half the game has seen since Joey, I’ll give him that.

    Haha likewise, @COVENS .... it’s always a pleasure.

    Could you put that I’m not a cunt in writing? It may come in handy on the Folau threads! :p
     
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    You can quote me in your signature if you want. eg:

    utility is "Not a cunt" - COVENS
     
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    You’re the best! Lol
     
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    Nothing could ever happen between the two of us, dude. I’m too committed to Izzy’s church to go down that rabbit hole.
     
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    It's not cheating if it's just the tip
     
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    Ok then.... but all you get is the tip @Mbappé2020

    I couldn’t figure out how to change my sig, btw... I am an 80-year-old trapped in a 38-year-old’s body.... but I posted my first status based on your endorsement... lol
     
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    Ahaha
     
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    JT played off the cuff while Cronk is an organiser. JT also had some good players at the Cows and only win one title. Cronk took a team of good players that were never going to get anything with Pearce and made them champions probably back to back.
    And who’s the toughest? Well after last years GF, can anyone beat Cronk and his broken wing?
    Roosters to smash the green cheats!
     
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    Good call, I’d forgotten about that. They are both superhuman. My computer chair broke while I was sitting last week and fell backwards on my arse and injured my rotator cuff. The pain was terrible and it’s hard to sleep... I wanted to cry like a baby Funnily enough I’m at the GP right now waiting for the results but it feels much better so I think I didn’t break or tear anything, but it’s farking painful. Kudos to JT and CC. They’re both champions.
     
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    I shouldn't laugh but fuck that would have been a sight
     
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    Cronk is a great half , and prob the best half of all time with coaching potential. He is the perfect piece in a great team. The complimentary half, the ultimate professional. The roosters got him to win a grandfinal, they needed to go the next step. Pearce doesn't have that. The 7 who is mentally strong. The guy who can steer the team, who will follow the game plan and break teams down. The guy who will make the right decision . That is cronk.
    The perfect piece in a great team.. Thurston has That ability, prob not they perfect but he has more attack. Freak attacking ability. Just like Joey didn't have that perfect team around him. Joey could have gone to Broncos and won 5 grand finals. Just think the 2001 parra team with johns for 5 years or 2002 roosters team with johns or Thurston. Remember cronk played in 8 grand finals has won 3, the others taken off him for Melb cheating.
     
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    All good facts and figures but I'm going with the gifted footy player who created for himself and his team....and learnt the foundation of that at the Bulldogs.
     
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