Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

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Post by avocadoontoast » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:51 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:47 pm
As far as an on field signing goes, i'd argue he's a better signing than Benji.
That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.


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Post by momo&medo » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:57 pm

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Mon 04 Dec, 2017 5:25 pm
Wests Tigers sign Pita Godinet

Wests Tigers have today confirmed the signing of Samoan international Pita Godinet for the coming season.

Godinet has played 61 career games since making his first-grade debut for the New Zealand Warriors in 2011, moving to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in 2014 for two seasons before returning to the NRL with the Manly-Warrinhah Sea Eagles.

He has also played 10 Tests for Samoa, having recently featured in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup campaign.

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary welcomed Godinet to the club.


“Pita is an experienced player who is capable of playing every position in the spine, which is a great asset for our squad,” Cleary said. “He has plenty of experience in big games with Samoa, and we look forward to him joining Wests Tigers in 2018.”

Wests Tigers CEO echoed Cleary’s welcome to Godinet.

“On behalf of everyone at the club I’d like to welcome Pita to Wests Tigers,” said Pascoe. “We’ve built a squad that offers depth across the park and we look forward to seeing Pita add to that when he joins us.

“We’re entering an exciting time for Wests Tigers and we look forward to having Pita as a part of that,” he said.

http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2017 ... gn_pi.html
Well for mine when you looked at our 28 squad players for next year it seemed that a a spine utility particularly to cover 1/2 and/or 5/8 was lacking.
So for mine it seems a reasonable low cost addition which may prove successful short term addition.
Now the search for a good quality full back should be a priority.

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Post by shakey4d » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:59 pm

steve-o wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 5:54 pm
I doubt he'll see any first grade
Hmmm. Depending on what our first grade bench looks like next year. If we run with two hookers then Pita would be next in line if injury strikes Liddle or Mcilwrick. If we run with a utility on bench and Benji spends time in nrl, then Pita may be playing in halves and next up should injury strike any of our halves.

I think we needed a utility like this to cover spine. Whether he is the right guy for that spot I don’t know.

I still think we are pretty short of depth for fullback and hoping our final signing is a strike back in the 1-5.

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Post by momo&medo » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:59 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:17 pm
The honeymoon for Ivan is nearly over. The knives will be out by mid season.
Well I can hardly wait.

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Post by tigerap » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:00 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:47 pm
As far as an on field signing goes, i'd argue he's a better signing than Benji.
I’ll have what ^^^ is having


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Post by tigerap » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:04 pm

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Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:49 pm
Goodinet and Rochow are our new Lovett and Rankin. Every team has its plodders.
As long as the plan is for neither of them to come anywhere near FG I’m okay with that.....

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Post by Tacky » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:04 pm

I'm actually coming around a little. I assume he'll just play ISP and cover for injuries. Still think we could have done better though.
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Post by shakey4d » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:09 pm

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Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:48 pm
Not sure I understand letting a low cost young utility like Marshall King go and signing a never has been 29 year old Goodinet. Real head scratcher but at minimum wage no real issue. I assume this means we are holding one spot with 700-800k in cap room for next year.
Agree with this. Would have preferred Marshall-king to fill this utility/hooker spot and give him the chance to train with his bro. Obviously Ivan didn’t think he had what we need.

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Post by Boonboon2 » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:30 pm

shakey4d wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:09 pm
TYGA wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:48 pm
Not sure I understand letting a low cost young utility like Marshall King go and signing a never has been 29 year old Goodinet. Real head scratcher but at minimum wage no real issue. I assume this means we are holding one spot with 700-800k in cap room for next year.
Agree with this. Would have preferred Marshall-king to fill this utility/hooker spot and give him the chance to train with his bro. Obviously Ivan didn’t think he had what we need.
Seriously if we were injury ravaged and the 3rd or 4th hooker or half went down you would go for a 22 yr old who has played 1 FG game and other then that never made it out of reserve grade over a 29 yr old with 60+ games of first grade across Australia and NZ across halves and hooker and who has made his debut under our coach who clearly knows and values him and who has also played previously at hooker with our 2 starting props. Well I am glad Ivan is coach not you guys because thats crazy

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Post by WTArmy » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:35 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:47 pm
As far as an on field signing goes, i'd argue he's a better signing than Benji.
You must be joking... :crazy
#RisingUp2018 :sign:

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Post by tigerap » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:40 pm

shakey4d wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:59 pm
steve-o wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 5:54 pm
I doubt he'll see any first grade
Hmmm. Depending on what our first grade bench looks like next year. If we run with two hookers then Pita would be next in line if injury strikes Liddle or Mcilwrick. If we run with a utility on bench and Benji spends time in nrl, then Pita may be playing in halves and next up should injury strike any of our halves.

I think we needed a utility like this to cover spine. Whether he is the right guy for that spot I don’t know.

I still think we are pretty short of depth for fullback and hoping our final signing is a strike back in the 1-5.
You forgot about Tyson Gamble.....

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:47 pm

I love Benji, but have you seen the guy play the last few years. Its not like im comparing him to Benji circa 2005.

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:48 pm

tigerap wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:00 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:47 pm
As far as an on field signing goes, i'd argue he's a better signing than Benji.
I’ll have what ^^^ is having
If you take the objectivity out of the signing I'd rate Godinet at about the same level as McIllwrick

I think McIllwrick was a reasonable signing in the end , so we can only hope that Godinet worst case can at least match MM

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Post by steve-o » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:54 pm

Let's just be clear here... Godinet has only played 20 nrl games. He then has another 41 games of ESL experience. Also, he turns 30 in a couple of weeks.
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Post by shakey4d » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:55 pm

tigerap wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:40 pm
shakey4d wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:59 pm
steve-o wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 5:54 pm
I doubt he'll see any first grade
Hmmm. Depending on what our first grade bench looks like next year. If we run with two hookers then Pita would be next in line if injury strikes Liddle or Mcilwrick. If we run with a utility on bench and Benji spends time in nrl, then Pita may be playing in halves and next up should injury strike any of our halves.

I think we needed a utility like this to cover spine. Whether he is the right guy for that spot I don’t know.

I still think we are pretty short of depth for fullback and hoping our final signing is a strike back in the 1-5.
You forgot about Tyson Gamble.....
NO I didn’t, would be pretty surprised if a rookie got a run over Pita if we needed a halves or utility replacement.

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Post by Nelson » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:55 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:47 pm
I love Benji, but have you seen the guy play the last few years. Its not like im comparing him to Benji circa 2005.
He did some pretty good things in 2017:


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Post by avocadoontoast » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:57 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:47 pm
I love Benji, but have you seen the guy play the last few years. Its not like im comparing him to Benji circa 2005.
Like when he came 2nd in dally m voting in 2015? He was also pretty good for the Broncos in 2017.

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Post by shakey4d » Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:59 pm

Boonboon2 wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:30 pm
shakey4d wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 9:09 pm
TYGA wrote:
Mon 04 Dec, 2017 8:48 pm
Not sure I understand letting a low cost young utility like Marshall King go and signing a never has been 29 year old Goodinet. Real head scratcher but at minimum wage no real issue. I assume this means we are holding one spot with 700-800k in cap room for next year.
Agree with this. Would have preferred Marshall-king to fill this utility/hooker spot and give him the chance to train with his bro. Obviously Ivan didn’t think he had what we need.
Seriously if we were injury ravaged and the 3rd or 4th hooker or half went down you would go for a 22 yr old who has played 1 FG game and other then that never made it out of reserve grade over a 29 yr old with 60+ games of first grade across Australia and NZ across halves and hooker and who has made his debut under our coach who clearly knows and values him and who has also played previously at hooker with our 2 starting props. Well I am glad Ivan is coach not you guys because thats crazy
Fair points. But you could also make statements that Marshall king would be more familiar with current squad than godinet. Abs I said in other post I think we needed this type of signing but if we were after a stop-gap utility hooking option I would have preferred to invested in something that might have more long term trade off. Anyway, I think Pita will do the job asked if him, whatever that ends up being and he is a good buy for a min contract.

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