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Gary Schofield or Shaun Edwards
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:34 pm
Posted by jarvis12345 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:34 pm
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Who was the better player?

I have been having a debate with my mate over who is the better player of the 2 legends. Edwards may have won everything and Schofield nothing but I maintain Schoey was a better player. I know they were different positions but just who do you think is the better player?
Re: Gary Schofield or Shaun Edwards
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:44 pm
Posted by Odem on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:44 pm
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What a stupid debate.

Edwards by a distance.
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Re: Gary Schofield or Shaun Edwards
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:50 pm
Posted by Hessle Roader on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:50 pm
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Got to be Edwards. Not only a great player but has proved himself as a coach (albeit on the dark side). And, of course, he's not a knob.
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Re: Gary Schofield or Shaun Edwards
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:53 pm
Posted by jarvis12345 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:53 pm
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Whys it stupid?

Edwards never won the golden boot!! You may dislike Schoey as a person but he was head and shoulders above Edwards in terms of ability!! Edwards just played in a better team. Also Edwards never won the respect of the aussies in the same way Schoey did.

Also this has got nothing to do with coaching just how good they were as a player!
Re: Gary Schofield or Shaun Edwards
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:22 pm
Posted by Big Ask on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:22 pm
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Re: Gary Schofield or Shaun Edwards
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:22 pm
Posted by Exeter Rhino on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:22 pm
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Odem wrote:
What a stupid debate.

Edwards by a distance.


Edwards didn't come close to making the impact Schofield (not to mention Hanley and a few others) did in Australia. Ask any Australian from that era who was better. Edwards may have won more trophies, but then again Ian Kirke has won more pots than Sam Burgess.

What Schofield has or hasn't become since being a player shouldn't have any bearing on this debate, but sadly I fear it will - as will the fact that Edwards played in the all-conquering Wigan team of the early 90s.

FWIW the OP needs to learn how to spell the names of both players
Re: Gary Schofield or Shaun Edwards
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:54 pm
Posted by Bet Lynch on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:54 pm
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Re: Gary Schofield or Shaun Edwards
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:03 pm
Posted by Dreamer on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:03 pm
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Different types of player, Schofield had natural talent whereas Edwards was a grafter. Its a bit like comparing Senna and Mansell.

Schofield for mine, but he lost the plot later in his career.

Would love to see how Edwards would work out back in league coaching.
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Re: Gary Schofield or Shaun Edwards
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:09 pm
Posted by morleys_deckchair on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:09 pm
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Odem wrote:
What a stupid debate.

Edwards by a distance.

obviously not.
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Re: Gary Schofield or Shaun Edwards
Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:19 pm
Posted by Cronus on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:19 pm
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Dreamer wrote:
Different types of player, Schofield had natural talent whereas Edwards was a grafter. Its a bit like comparing Senna and Mansell.

This. Totally different players.

Schoey was more of an off-the-cuff player with the flashier and more natural individual skills whereas Edwards was a team organiser and motivator who did the simple stuff fantastically well at the right times and had the skills to fulfil that role. Both were lethal support players.

Both just as good in different ways. But yes, Schoey is a nob. :wink:
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