Author Topic: Top 10 forwards of past 40 years - a Board poll - Open until 21st April 2017  (Read 4968 times)

UlsterMan2

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Not to be a spoilt sport, but your never gonna get a top 10 imo, cause as a down man I've argued how good Benny Coulter was, and have been told he wouldn't get on the 90's teams, which I disagree with and have been told that's my opinion

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Not to be a spoilt sport, but your never gonna get a top 10 imo, cause as a down man I've argued how good Benny Coulter was, and have been told he wouldn't get on the 90's teams, which I disagree with and have been told that's my opinion
Coulter in his pomp perhaps but was he good enough for long enough?

PTG, SON and Sean C for example have all been at the top of the game for much much longer

The Stallion

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I'm baffled as to how so many people think Coulter is even worthy of consideration. He wasn't even in the top 5 forwards in Ulster during his heyday.

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I'm baffled as to how so many people think Coulter is even worthy of consideration. He wasn't even in the top 5 forwards in Ulster during his heyday.

Dont you know he scored a great goal in an under 16 final?

You Tube it...........worthy of admission to the list alone

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Corkery Colin
Donnellan Michael
Fitzgerald Maurice
Giles Trevor
Keaveney Jimmy
Spillane Pat
Tompkins Larry


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Maurice Fitzgerald
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John Egan
Peter Canavan
Oisin McConville
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Jinxy

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Benny Coulter was a poor man's Ollie Murphy.
That's still pretty damn good though.
If you were any use you'd be playing.

dúnros

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its near an impossible thing to do, these lists.
you could pick four different lists of ten players, and still not be content which one to go for.
to reinforce this, even just going through some leinster counties in my head, there are men, that I saw playing, left out of main list, who maybe should have made it.
surely brian Stafford of meath could have made main list. with all the recent "crowing" about dean rock's abilities as a free taker, anyone that saw stafford regularly would agree with me that he would put dean in his pocket as regard free-taking.
the people of Longford wouldn't have too many bad things to say about dessie barry ?
in Westmeath, just before dessie dolan, was larry giles, an exceptional player, but very few outside leinster would have seen him play.
offaly's peter brady ? (IMO a finer player than vinny claffey)
laois' tom curly predergast or beano McDonald, or ross munelly ?
louth's Stephan white ?
surely the biggest omission of them all is Dublin's Vinnie murphy ? (possibly bobby doyle ? dessie Farrell ?)
not leinster, but same could be said of cavan's ronan carolan, as I said about Stafford.
if I kept going around the counties, I say id pick a few more that should have made the main list.

none of above is meant as a criticism Owen B ,as I say, selecting ten players is a near impossible thing to do.
as soon as you'd settle on ten, you'd realise you've left out someone !

Jinxy

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You'd nearly have to break it down by category of forward.
A high-scoring corner forward will always get more headlines than a wing-forward who's a breaking-ball machine and covers every blade of grass on the field, or a centre-forward who pulls all the strings.
If you were any use you'd be playing.

ONeill

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Fcuk sake, it's only a bitta crack.
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

Jinxy

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What's the obsession with forwards anyway?
Top 10 midfielders of the last 40 years would be more interesting.
Although we can pretty much ignore the last 10 years.
If you were any use you'd be playing.

snoopdog

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I'm baffled as to how so many people think Coulter is even worthy of consideration. He wasn't even in the top 5 forwards in Ulster during his heyday.
Benny didnt have the quality around him that steven o neil or peter canavan had . Pu them or the Gooch in a team that compared to most of the Down teams Coulter played in and i wonder if they would get the same reverance they hold now.   

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It's irrelevant how good or bad the team around him were, you can tell the quality of players like Forde even when they are in poor sides. And the bottom line is Coulter just wasn't that great.

A good footballer but not a great one. Not even in the top 5 in Ulster in his era.

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You'd nearly have to break it down by category of forward.
A high-scoring corner forward will always get more headlines than a wing-forward who's a breaking-ball machine and covers every blade of grass on the field, or a centre-forward who pulls all the strings.
Too much nuance, Jinxy. The people don't like nuance.
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It's irrelevant how good or bad the team around him were, you can tell the quality of players like Forde even when they are in poor sides. And the bottom line is Coulter just wasn't that great.

A good footballer but not a great one. Not even in the top 5 in Ulster in his era.

Coulter was a great forward.