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Re: Golden Boot 2018
Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:48 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:48 pm
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Psychedelic Casual wrote:
It’s not about who’s a better player, it’s about who has put in the most stand-out performances and Makinson has been outstanding in Sunmer and Autumn internationals against the Kiwis.

Indeed....but he's not a wakefield player, eh homme vaste :CRAZY:
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Re: Golden Boot 2018
Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:58 pm
Posted by Freddie Miller. on Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:58 pm
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Maccbull_BigBullyBooaza wrote:
James Tedesco played in an Aus side that lost against New Zealand and nowt else.


Tedesco was MOM in the recent Aus match against Tonga so has played in 2 Internationals in 2018.
Re: Golden Boot 2018
Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:04 am
Posted by Freddie Miller. on Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:04 am
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Karen wrote:
Why? He's played in 3 International games, one of which Australia lost.


James Tedesco was not in the Aus squad for the World Cup final as Billy Slater was FB. So apart from playing against NZ and Tonga where is the other one?
Re: Golden Boot 2018
Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:24 am
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:24 am
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Valentine Holmes is a better winger than Thomas Makinson. Nobody can argue with that.

Thomas Makinson is a very good winger. But Valentine Holmes is the best winger in the world.
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Re: Golden Boot 2018
Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:23 am
Posted by puroresu_boy on Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:23 am
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It's a farce really. The sport doesn't have enough international games in a year to start giving out awards like this. The Golden Boot should go to the player who could arguably be called the best performer in the sport over a year.
Re: Golden Boot 2018
Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:52 am
Posted by Maccbull_BigBullyBooaza on Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:52 am
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Freddie Miller. wrote:
Tedesco was MOM in the recent Aus match against Tonga so has played in 2 Internationals in 2018.



Sorry forgot about that.

It’s not against New Zealand though as they lost to them.

Speaking of Tonga how about Jason Taumalola? His decision to play for them has breathed a bit of life into what is a really poor international scene.

Surely that deserves some recognition?
Re: Golden Boot 2018
Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:01 am
Posted by Judder Man on Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:01 am
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homme vaste wrote:
Out of curiosity how on earth does this show me to be bitter? :lol: so I am guessing you put him on the same pedestal as the likes of Wally Lewis?

In all fairness I actually wasn't aware they now base the award solely on international performances... what's the logic in That? As my post states above a player could have 1 good game and win the golden boot, just doesn't make any sense.


Come on, Makinson has had 3 outstanding eye catching international games give him some credit for that.

To squeeze the last drops of sour grapes if Inglis, Lewis, Meninga, Slater played in a similar 3 internationals and put in a performance less than Makinson then according to a few posters on here Makinson wouldn't win the award because those other players in generality are better.
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Re: Golden Boot 2018
Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:07 am
Posted by supercat on Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:07 am
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It should be for the whole game not internationals anymore. Or would scrap it every year and only put in World Cup years or when there is proper touring sides again.
Re: Golden Boot 2018
Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:43 pm
Posted by CartHorse1984 on Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:43 pm
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The golden boot should be the best player in the world not simply the best player in international games. International games, rep games and finals rugby should hold a higher regard but everything should be considered.
Makinson has had a great season but in terms of big games has had one good game and one excellent game. For me Whitehead has had a great season and and 2 excellent games in the test series, which would make him a more worthy winner for me.
I actually think Latrell Mitchell has been more influential than Tedesco but wasn't even considered.
I think they need to change the criteria for the golden boot especially when Australia seem to decide the international calender.
Re: Golden Boot 2018
Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:19 pm
Posted by Clearwing on Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:19 pm
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It's a subjective award. Any particular reason why it should be taken any more seriously than Sky's MOTM?
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