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RL ‘Man of steel’

Started by: wigvet (3496)


The top three contenders have been announced - Winner revealed next week

Sam Tomkins
James Roby
Rangi Chase

I am very surprised that Michael Monaghan is not in the frame

And the winner is............

Started: 26th Sep 2011 at 15:30

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

agreed TOM

would love to see Rangi at half back at Wigan though

Replied: 26th Sep 2011 at 16:19

Posted by: douglas (inactive)

It's got to be Sam Tomkins
He's the only player to score a try whilst unconscious

Replied: 26th Sep 2011 at 17:20
Last edited by douglas: 26th Sep 2011 at 17:36:51

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Rangi Chase for me.

Replied: 26th Sep 2011 at 20:20

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

He deserves it,TOM.

Credit were it's due.

Come on Rangi,anything else would be a disgrace.

Replied: 26th Sep 2011 at 20:23

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

Rangi Chase has been so inspirational this season, his team(do you know who he plays for Jade?)have not even got through to the play-offs

Replied: 26th Sep 2011 at 20:30

Posted by: elmos (2784) 


having the best attack and defence,topping the table too

i think someone from warrindton should get it.


Replied: 26th Sep 2011 at 20:35

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Is that why Scott Parker won an award for West Ham this year,football writers player of the year.

If you thought a bit Rita,it may stop you appearing such a p****.

Eh son.

Deeper thinking seems way beyond you.

Replied: 26th Sep 2011 at 20:35
Last edited by jay_1: 26th Sep 2011 at 20:48:19

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

I could change the typo's in your posts,i kinda have more of a life though.

Replied: 26th Sep 2011 at 20:49

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

oh its no1 wigan warrior supporter


it has to be super sam

Replied: 26th Sep 2011 at 20:51

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

Even more disgraceful that a Wiganer will not support a player from his home town club.

But that's a Latic's supporter for you.

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 08:40

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

Ducky you do come out with some **ap, But that's a latic's supporter for you

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 08:56

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

tevwafc

Seeing that it upsets you, I will amend it.

'But that's jay1 for you'.

But I suspect that will still annoy you seeing that he is your alter ego.

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 09:18

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Dafty showimg himself to be a bigot,yet AGAIN.

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 10:09

Posted by: fordie (722)

Any one of the 3 would be deserved winners. I do not know when the winner is picked, but it would be nice if it was after the Grand final.

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 10:12

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

man of steel
Sam Tomkins

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 11:46

Posted by: bassman (3591)

Jay keeps casting...folk keep biting..

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 13:14

Posted by: broady (18280) 

fordie,
I read that the Winner is announced next Monday. (3rd October)

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 13:22

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Jay keeps casting...folk keep biting

its because its the only time the low life lying troll can get people to reply to him

what he doesnt realise is that hes just embarrasing his family and showing them how much he is really hated

Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 13:43

Posted by: baker boy (15613)

rl man of steel obviously a misnomer cos none of em are truly hard .if your looking at hard men try westwood from the wolves he is a man of steel and a bit dirty to boot

Replied: 29th Sep 2011 at 22:31

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

I hate to say it but Roby would get my vote. He's been brilliant in a Saints side badly hit by injuries, and nowhere to call home.
He's the one Wigan need to fear on Saturday night.

Replied: 29th Sep 2011 at 23:36

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

i-spy

A really good player,but it beats me how he got the vote the other year,after only playing half a season,and again this term

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 06:53

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

Michael Monaghan of Warrington should have been in the short list and also the dream team before Roby as he has been outstanding all season and not just half a season.

The last time Roby won it, it was a wrong selection and resulted in a change in the voting system with fellow players now selecting the winner instead of newspaper reporters.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 08:42

Posted by: rodders (418)

I'd go for Sam all the way. He gets cheap shots week in and week out but never takes a backwards step unless it's to go round someone. I wouldn't argue if one of the others win it though as they are both great players.

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 09:10

Posted by: chatty (8853) 

The shiney bloke off the Wizard Of Oz!

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 17:49

Posted by: douglas (inactive)

chatty, thats tin not steel

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 18:20

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Hence the name."tin man"

Replied: 30th Sep 2011 at 18:58

Posted by: chatty (8853) 

You're obviously a lot smarter than your other posts on here show you to be.

Replied: 1st Oct 2011 at 20:09

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Smart enough to know it was the tin man,not steel,in one of the most famous films of all time

Replied: 2nd Oct 2011 at 10:59

Posted by: chatty (8853) 

I was trying to add a smile to the thread as douglas seemed to realise, but on these occasions you always get one pedantic and humourless git.

Replied: 2nd Oct 2011 at 14:08

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

@Chatty.I don't know what Mr.Unpopular has said but most of us have him on ignore.

He spoils the board..

Replied: 2nd Oct 2011 at 14:46

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Well if that's your idea of bringing a smile let's hope your don't bring anything sad to the board

Good excuse though


If you don't no what I have said low life lying troll why post

Anything to say about the team you call support

Ignore is a very good thing to use when you get shown up by people every time you post

Replied: 2nd Oct 2011 at 14:55

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

lol@ Chatty. Understanding sarcasm is trait it lacks.

Replied: 2nd Oct 2011 at 15:45

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Replied: 2nd Oct 2011 at 18:28

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

could be worse i could be well known for ruining threads with dribble

i await for the saying that you said was claptrap

"no wonder"






Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 12:23

Posted by: wigvet (3496)


Anyway back on track after the infantile postings

..........Rangi is ‘English’!!!!!!

Rangi Chase has been called up into the England ‘train-on' squad ahead of the 2011 Four Nations

Although born in New Zealand he has never played for the country of his birth and qualifies to play for England on residency grounds!

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 12:37

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

wigvet

Why do we need to select any foreign born players when we have all these find young players coming through our academies.

The way Mcnamara is going on, he might as well ignore our own lads and just include the foreign born players.

As for Rangi Chase, how long has he been resident here?

International selection has become a farce.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 17:30

Posted by: broady (18280) 

I agree with Ruddy. You should only be allowed to play for the country that you draw your first breath in. Just as an aside I think that James Roby will be crowned Man of Steel later today. Not saying he should be but get a gut feeling that players from Wigan don't get the votes they should from their fellow pros. Jealousy maybe or a dislike of Wigan Rugby. Hope I am wrong.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 18:01

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

'players from Wigan don't get the votes they should from their fellow pros'

remind me..... who won it last year?

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 20:24

Posted by: broady (18280) 

Remind me about when Trent Barrett was a long odds on favourite and didn't win it.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 20:27

Posted by: fossil (7481)

New Zealand and Australia have always had a large proportion of players who were not born in their countries,and if the criteria is changed to the breath rule for selection I am sure teams would be picked to play,but I am not convinced about the quality it would provide!
I watched the England v Exiles match at Headingley and Chase was outstanding, while young Tomkins had a very difficult night,two really skilful players but I am sure Sam will get there some time!

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 20:59

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

fossil

The only difficulty he had in that game was with the idiot element of Leeds supporters who found some warped pleasure in booing a member of their own International team.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 21:14

Posted by: fossil (7481)

Ruddy,
Not really ,the Exiles kicked to the corner and battered him!

Leeds supporters near me were garbage,and I will be hoping the Lancashire team win at OT this weekend

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 21:22

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

fossil

Used to have a great deal of respect for the Leeds club and it's supporters but now gone after their treatment of Sam Tomkins.

Prior to Tomkins, it was James Graham when St Helens were better then Wigan a couple of seasons ago.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 21:32

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

Broady - 'Remind me about when Trent Barrett was a long odds on favourite and didn't win it'

I will; that was 2007 - when it was voted for by the PRESS
thereafter it is voted for by the players

'players from Wigan don't get the votes they should from their fellow pros'

remind me AGAIN..... who won it last year?



Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 21:32

Posted by: broady (18280) 

Obviously I don't watch much Rugby these days but from what I read Sam Tomkins isn't universally admired by both fans of other clubs and his fellow Professionals. Hence the reason I don't think he will win the award. The same thing could never be said against Pat Richards who won the award last year.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 21:50

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

broady

Only certain fans of other clubs but respected by fellow professionals.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 21:55
Last edited by ruddy duck: 6th Oct 2011 at 10:06:43

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

with you on that one broady - i think Roby will get it
award announced at 11.30pm

by the way Rangi Chase 'qualifies' to play for England because he has lived here a mere three years

Incredible!

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 22:03

Posted by: broady (18280) 

As I said earlier you should only be allowed to play for the country that you drew your first breath in. What about the Stand Offs who have played their way through Junior Rugby etc and one will be thrown aside to make way for a guy who has lived in the country three years.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 22:06

Posted by: ian c (442)

according to reports chase is mos
lomax young player
robinson coach of year

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 22:16

Posted by: fossil (7481)

To be honest I don't think broady's idea would work now,I think the grandma rule has taken over,but I would like to say that this year men of steel is dominated by men of skill thankfully!

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 22:16

Posted by: broady (18280) 

Ian c,

Your info was very good. 3 out of 3.

Replied: 3rd Oct 2011 at 23:49

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

apparently early notification was given to the Daily Mirror last night so that it could make this mornings publication,
but it went and put the results on its web site three hours before the announcement!
Johnny Lomax has just been on the radio saying that he got a text off his mum to tell him 'well done' before even he knew about it!

only in RL!!!!

Replied: 4th Oct 2011 at 08:03
Last edited by wigvet: 4th Oct 2011 at 08:04:28

Posted by: fossil (7481)

Nothing changes in rugby league,it has always been lions led by donkeys

Replied: 4th Oct 2011 at 09:38

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

fossil

Only since Lewis and Wood have been in charge!

Replied: 4th Oct 2011 at 09:46

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

congratulations to Rangi commiserations to Sam and James.

Replied: 4th Oct 2011 at 10:52

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

That’s 3 consecutive years an overseas player has won it
(I forget Rangi is ‘English’ now!)
And without googling who was the last Kiwi to win it

And I am curious but when was the last time an English coach won the coaches award?

Replied: 4th Oct 2011 at 11:45

Posted by: chatty (8853) 

Can't believe the shiney bloke out of the Wizard of Oz didn't get an honourable mention after all the Who-ha my nomination caused!

Replied: 4th Oct 2011 at 16:57
Last edited by chatty: 4th Oct 2011 at 16:57:58

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

wigvet

Dean Bell and I think the English coach to win the coaches award was Brian Noble in 2003.

and as I did not google, so I stand corrected!

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 07:49

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

ruddy - yes it was the great Dean Bell

do not know the coach answer, I was just curious but I'm sure you're right

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 07:55

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

wigvet

Do you think that Rangi Chase winning the Albert Goldthorpe Medal in the League Express had a influence on the way players voted?

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 08:29

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

Did not know about that Ruddy

But the greatest accolade for any player must be to win an individual award voted for by your fellow players

One wonders why did they not vote for Sam who for me is the greatest talent around but has been somewhat subdued sine Wembley

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 09:30

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

Rangi probably won it because his new coach is the great Ian Millward

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 11:47

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

wasn't too 'great' at Wigan peawapp - or was he just on a 'mission'?

are you going to the Leigh meeting tonight?

if so keep us informed tomorrow

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 12:00

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

yes wigvet I will be in attendance this evening to go round with one of the buckets, I will tell all tomorrow on here. I see Mester Millward has taken one of our players to Cas today ex Salford star Steve (OMI) Nash has signed for Castleford

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 12:21

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

was he related to the great 'Steve Nash' who also played at Salford, I think

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 12:39

Posted by: peawapp (5071) 

not sure about that but he didn't break any pots in the Championship for us ,but Millward must see summat in him .

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 12:47

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

When a light bulb shines in a bunch of dud ones, it appears to shine brighter then one in a bunch of good bulbs.

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 16:47

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Can't believe the shiney bloke out of the Wizard of Oz didn't get an honourable mention after all the Who-ha my nomination caused!

well moan to the wizard of oz then


instead of keep moaning on here

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 17:40

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 17:45

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

Posted by: walshy76 (4739)

instead of keep moaning on here





HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 18:00
Last edited by the_gwim_weaper: 5th Oct 2011 at 18:07:45

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

what a disapointment

i thought you had come on here to answer this

Posted by: walshy76 (4739)
Work done...........ummmmmmmmm

So your not going to show me where I mentioned your name........and I'm the shirker,hahaha


Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 18:16

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

Apologies to Wigvet

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 18:58
Last edited by the_gwim_weaper: 5th Oct 2011 at 18:58:34

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

so you should

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 19:04

Posted by: chatty (8853) 

Obviously caused more of a Who-ha to some people than others!

(You're not trolling me are you?)

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 21:09

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

dont flatter yourself

just trying to help you, with you being upset that the steel man off the wizard of oz didnt get the award

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 21:17

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Or the Tin Man.

Posted by: walshy76 (4745)
Smart enough to know it was the tin man,not steel,in one of the most famous films of all time

Replied: 2nd Oct 2011 at 10:59

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 21:24

Posted by: chatty (8853) 

dustaf

What's the saying?
Give him enough rope and he'll hang himself!

Replied: 5th Oct 2011 at 21:42
Last edited by chatty: 5th Oct 2011 at 22:00:19

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 07:55

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

bump

just goes to show even if you spend all your sad life on here spoiling threads it doesnt mean you know when someone is taking the michael

i await for the usuals claptrap "no wonder"




Give him enough rope and he'll hang himself!




still no comment from the low life lying troll about the team he call "supports"


Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 08:45
Last edited by walshy76: 6th Oct 2011 at 08:47:14

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

I sense more humiliation is being dished out here..

The lad concerned never seems to learn.I'm happy i took the action i did.

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 09:25

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

but how would you no if youve got me on ignore

like i said not man enough to tell the truth

still no comments on "his" team

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 10:01

Posted by: greyhound (397)

walshy76 why do you hate football so much,is it because your a failed player or you just SICK

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 20:35

Posted by: chatty (8853) 

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 20:37

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 20:41

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

where does it say i hate football

chatty that best you can do,ive laughed more when the babys on here spit there dummies out and come out with comments they cant back up

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 20:57

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

MUSCLE POWER!

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 20:58

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

could be worse i could be an assumption maker,thread ruiner,

stop ruining this thread

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 21:00

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

TOM, when you are a solicitor, take his case up and sue us for libel.


MUSCLE POWER!

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 21:01
Last edited by the_gwim_weaper: 6th Oct 2011 at 21:01:40

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

thats what happens tom when some people dont get there own way they will say anything,make assumptions that they cant back up,come out with comments that make no sense and sometimes things worse

but then again these are the people who think there above everyone else

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 21:15

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

MUSCLE POWER!

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 21:19

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

thankfully tom where not all like that other wise the site would go down the swanny

didnt slap get banned for coming out with the same comment all the time........we live in hope

Replied: 6th Oct 2011 at 21:39

 

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