Kickoff: 3pm, Sunday 19 June
Venue: Leichhardt Oval
very true statement,Golden wrote:come on he runs off Cooper Cronk cameron smith Thurston and Lockyer his entire life, look at the 09 grand final almost cost the storm the game with losing a bomb late in the game, he also dropped a couple against NSW which helped NSW score 1 try and go on the attack he is OVERrated
I always think of Gidley/Tahu from the Knights golden era.
Gidley made Tahu look like such a superstar, the when he moved on from thw Knights, his star didn't quite shine as bright....
Billy has been running off the "real best in the world players" for the entirety of his career. He scored one freakish solo try at Origin level (because he got a good bounce) and has choked at clutch moments.
"Slater infield, to nobody - here's MARSHALL - HE'LL SCORE!"
In real world Sales terms, Slater would be paying a 30% spotters fee per game to Cameron Smith, and Cooper Cronk for all the "leads" he has been given....
I know Melbourne have a lot of baggage about them with the salary cap scandal and all that. However Slater, Cronk and Smith are champion players and they deserve a heap of respect. They are not diamonds one week rocks the next like some of our stars, they are really excellent, professional players that control football games.