yep, you heard me right.
for so long i was a benji basher (as turnstyle and formerly jt6572) so probably a surprise me opening this topic….
i saw the votes after round 16 on fox sports.com.au and marshall is about 9 behind thurston. given his injury and the tigers form of late, i think marshall will score heavily and overtake JT.
im not sure i would rate him the best player in the nrl, and i don’t think this could even be called his best season, but the fact is he garners a lot of attention and even if he only does a few things in a game the tigers win he gets MOTM and all the headlines.
his only competition in a winning team usually only comes from farah (in the media) and he hasn’t done so well all year IMO, so no votes lost to him either.
personally, i think there are better players, but the likes of slater and smith compete with each other for votes and don’t have the ‘beacon’ factor benji has at the moment. having said that, in my view marshall has become a far better player the last 2 seasons due to far less passes to the stands and kicks gone dead and out on the full.
i just really think he will win it.
no reason for this smilie - i just like it so here it is: :rant