Pearce vs Mullen

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  1. Damo Levy

    Damo Levy Gavin Hanrahan

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    Just got to thinking today. There was always talk that Mullen was underrated and would have done well in a better team. This year It seems to me Pearce has done better with arguably a wooden spoon team (if you take himself and Ponga out)

    I did think it was funny all the talk about Cleary being solid in origin when he didn’t really do much against a weaker team than both Pearce and Mullen faced in SOS.

    I guess it just shows it’s hard to compare players in different teams.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. danknights

    danknights Mark Hughes

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    Mullo is an entirely different player. If Mullo was here right now we would be top 8 with Pearce. Without a doubt in my mind.
     
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    krustykraz Nathan Barnes

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    I would have loved to have seen Pearce 7 and Mullen 6 play togeather this year.
    Pearce is more of a game controller which i think Mullen needed to be great. Sort of like how Blake green has helped Shaun Johnsons game a lot.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    They have/had different games but Pearce is a much better player. We're very lucky to have him.
     
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    danknights Mark Hughes

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    Very debatable. Mullo has carried a spoon worthy side for years. Pearce has had an above average roster. Hard to pick who's the better player. Pearce has definitely had a better career so to speak.
     
  6. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Mullen was a more talented player but Pearce is way more consistent.
    Pearce is the better overall player but I loved watching Mullen. They’d of made a bloody good halves pairing though.
     
  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Pearce has a better football brain and is a better organiser.
    Mullo had more skills and was a better athlete - faster, better defender, bigger range of kicks and more accuracy with his kicks, better long pass.
    But overall, if I could only have one, I'd have Pearce for his "game management" skills.
     
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    Mullen/Pearce should've been the long term halves pairing for the Blues. Those long passes from Mullo are engrained in my mind.
     
  9. Bring it home knights

    Bring it home knights Daniel Saifiti

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    Mullen was fast and a great defender however I wouldn’t put him much ahead of Pearce in those regards.
     
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    kurtsux Tony Townsend

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    Had the best cut-out ball in the league for a long time
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    nunnsy Trent Hodkinson

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    Mullo superior as a five-eight , Pearce superior as a half-back. Overall I would say Mullen was better than Pearce on mullens really good games which was about 1 in every three or four games. I don't think Pearce has had a average game yet so I would have to go Pearce. I wish we got to see them two together.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Mullen was a talent, but overall there's no way you can say he's a better player than Pearce given how their careers went. Mullen will be remembered as an inconsistent, injury prone half who led around an also-rans team, while Pearce will be remembered as a consistently good club level halfback who was part of a very successful Roosters team for many years.
     
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    mullenmagic Matt Jobson

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    If you ask non-Knights/Roosters fans who is/was better I'm positive Pearce would win in a landslide.
     
  16. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Pearce started the season on fire before an injury derailed his and the sides season.
    He is Jarrod Mullen.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The question should have been Mullen and Pearce but alas it was never to be.
     
  18. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    We used Mullen's contract money to buy Pearce.
    We couldn't afford both.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Will the real Jarrod Mullen please stand up.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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