Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

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Post by WT2K » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 4:02 pm

It's from the lurker so probably not true but thought I'd post it anyway..

How Wests Tigers could land Ross Dog
The Tigers chased Newcastle cult hero Nathan Ross last season - and may have another crack at him for 2019.

Ross ended up re-signing with the Knights, but contracts are made to be broken and the prospect of playing at fullback or centre with the Tigers may sway him.

The flying finisher is stuck on the wing at Newcastle and would love to play closer to the action.

The Tigers have made a stunning start to 2018 and play the type of fast, open football that would appeal to Ross.

The Knights have a host of outside backs and may let Ross go at the end of the year to strengthen their forwards.
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Post by jrtiger » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 4:37 pm

wt00 wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 4:02 pm
It's from the lurker so probably not true but thought I'd post it anyway..

How Wests Tigers could land Ross Dog
The Tigers chased Newcastle cult hero Nathan Ross last season - and may have another crack at him for 2019.

Ross ended up re-signing with the Knights, but contracts are made to be broken and the prospect of playing at fullback or centre with the Tigers may sway him.

The flying finisher is stuck on the wing at Newcastle and would love to play closer to the action.

The Tigers have made a stunning start to 2018 and play the type of fast, open football that would appeal to Ross.

The Knights have a host of outside backs and may let Ross go at the end of the year to strengthen their forwards.
Would love him in the centres. As you said it's the Lurker but we do have cash to spend and he'd fit exactly what Cleary is doing at WT.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 4:40 pm

Fade To Black wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 3:02 pm
Balmain Boy wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 2:21 pm
supercoach wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 1:49 pm
We have our own versions of Mansour in Nofo and Founa. What we probably need is a tall speed machine, but our wingers at present are doing a job. Fullback and a class centre, but only if they are a big upgrade on what we have already
Especially seeing we're already paying Nof more than 400k. We can't waste more money on a similar winger unless we offload Nof.
Is that fact that Noffa is on more than $400k or just a guess?
Was reported at the time that he signed for roughly 450k i think.

Overs in my opinion. But we lost our big players and he was a local boy looking to stay, while Parra were supposedly lurking. I have my doubts about that, think it's just agent talk.

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Post by Earl » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 5:40 pm

Tacky wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 1:05 pm
ku5tom wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 12:00 pm
Mansour did say prior to round 1 he expects Tigers to be a force in 2018
It's probably just me but, I don't rate Mansour that highly. Especially not at +$400K.
I don't want him for that price either.

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Post by The Patriot » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 6:10 pm

Lots of talk about this player and that.

Imo all we need is an origin class Fullback, left centre and hooker.

Guys like Mansour are none of these things.
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Post by TigerTiger » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 6:29 pm

Read a story saying that Souths are looking at a genuine second rower for 2019 to replace Crichton. Names included, Michael Oates, Felise Kaufusi and Josh Papilli.

Surely we might be interested in some of them? I thought we were interested in Felise Kafusi last year, so not sure how he is off contract again?
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Post by WT2K » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 6:44 pm

TigerTiger wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 6:29 pm
Read a story saying that Souths are looking at a genuine second rower for 2019 to replace Crichton. Names included, Michael Oates, Felise Kaufusi and Josh Papilli.

Surely we might be interested in some of them? I thought we were interested in Felise Kafusi last year, so not sure how he is off contract again?
Wouldn't say no to either Kafusi or Papalii
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Post by 2041 » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:06 pm

Balmain Boy wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 4:40 pm
Fade To Black wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 3:02 pm
Balmain Boy wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 2:21 pm
supercoach wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 1:49 pm
We have our own versions of Mansour in Nofo and Founa. What we probably need is a tall speed machine, but our wingers at present are doing a job. Fullback and a class centre, but only if they are a big upgrade on what we have already
Especially seeing we're already paying Nof more than 400k. We can't waste more money on a similar winger unless we offload Nof.
Is that fact that Noffa is on more than $400k or just a guess?
Was reported at the time that he signed for roughly 450k i think.

Overs in my opinion. But we lost our big players and he was a local boy looking to stay, while Parra were supposedly lurking. I have my doubts about that, think it's just agent talk.
The salary cap for 2018 is $9.4m, which means the average for a top 25 player is $376,000. I think you have to look at what constitutes "overs" in that context - same as Brooks being on $500,000. That's close to rock bottom for any player who isn't on their rookie deal, let alone a half.

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Post by Roar Power » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:09 pm

2041 wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:06 pm
Balmain Boy wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 4:40 pm
Fade To Black wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 3:02 pm
Balmain Boy wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 2:21 pm


Especially seeing we're already paying Nof more than 400k. We can't waste more money on a similar winger unless we offload Nof.
Is that fact that Noffa is on more than $400k or just a guess?
Was reported at the time that he signed for roughly 450k i think.

Overs in my opinion. But we lost our big players and he was a local boy looking to stay, while Parra were supposedly lurking. I have my doubts about that, think it's just agent talk.
The salary cap for 2018 is $9.4m, which means the average for a top 25 player is $376,000. I think you have to look at what constitutes "overs" in that context - same as Brooks being on $500,000. That's close to rock bottom for any player who isn't on their rookie deal, let alone a half.
Aren't there 30 in a squad.....or am I missing something?

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Post by Sabre » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:10 pm

wt00 wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 6:44 pm
TigerTiger wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 6:29 pm
Read a story saying that Souths are looking at a genuine second rower for 2019 to replace Crichton. Names included, Michael Oates, Felise Kaufusi and Josh Papilli.

Surely we might be interested in some of them? I thought we were interested in Felise Kafusi last year, so not sure how he is off contract again?
Wouldn't say no to either Kafusi or Papalii
I'd be a massive no to Papalii.
Only plays to his best effort 3 times a season.

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Post by Fibros » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:19 pm

Roar Power wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:09 pm
2041 wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:06 pm
Balmain Boy wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 4:40 pm
Fade To Black wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 3:02 pm

Is that fact that Noffa is on more than $400k or just a guess?
Was reported at the time that he signed for roughly 450k i think.

Overs in my opinion. But we lost our big players and he was a local boy looking to stay, while Parra were supposedly lurking. I have my doubts about that, think it's just agent talk.
The salary cap for 2018 is $9.4m, which means the average for a top 25 player is $376,000. I think you have to look at what constitutes "overs" in that context - same as Brooks being on $500,000. That's close to rock bottom for any player who isn't on their rookie deal, let alone a half.
Aren't there 30 in a squad.....or am I missing something?
30 players, 9.1m + 100k car allowance + 200k veteran/development player
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Post by FreddyK » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:20 pm

I see that there is a lot of conjecture about who to buy. Personally I reckon that we should wait until we get a better picture of whether we can score tries. Currently, the only one who I see breaking the line consistently is Thompson and that is due to his acceleration. We might need a playmaker and some zip out wide. But that will show up over the next few weeks so let's wait.

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Post by bbobb » Wed 21 Mar, 2018 11:17 pm

Sabre wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 9:10 pm
wt00 wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 6:44 pm
TigerTiger wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 6:29 pm
Read a story saying that Souths are looking at a genuine second rower for 2019 to replace Crichton. Names included, Michael Oates, Felise Kaufusi and Josh Papilli.

Surely we might be interested in some of them? I thought we were interested in Felise Kafusi last year, so not sure how he is off contract again?
Wouldn't say no to either Kafusi or Papalii
I'd be a massive no to Papalii.
Only plays to his best effort 3 times a season.
And we normally get two of those

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Post by Cairnstigers » Thu 22 Mar, 2018 12:19 am

The Patriot wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 6:10 pm
Lots of talk about this player and that.

Imo all we need is an origin class Fullback, left centre and hooker.

Guys like Mansour are none of these things.
Let me think for a minute
Mansour for $400000
Or
Moses suli for $430000
Ah that's a hard one
Why wouldn't you want Mansour
Thompson at fullback has outplayed both Slater and Tedesco in the games he has played so I would be happy to leave him there for now

Having Mansour on the left wing would be an upgrade on MWZ
who is off contract at the end of this year
Although I would still keep MWZ as back up
We would still have plenty $ for a couple more decent players
Especially if we don't re sign Grant Felise and Sue
I am very confident in our forwards
They have already shown what they are capable of and will only get better
If Liddle performs we are set
I would then put the money we have left into another centre
Let's say Ross
And a decent utility player ???
There would still be enough money for a good second rower
Maybe someone like Corey Oats
I think he would be a real asset to our team

I will ask this question of you all
Would Masour and Oats make our team stronger

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Post by The Patriot » Thu 22 Mar, 2018 5:57 am

Cairnstigers wrote:
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 12:19 am
The Patriot wrote:
Wed 21 Mar, 2018 6:10 pm
Lots of talk about this player and that.

Imo all we need is an origin class Fullback, left centre and hooker.

Guys like Mansour are none of these things.
Let me think for a minute
Mansour for $400000
Or
Moses suli for $430000
Ah that's a hard one
Why wouldn't you want Mansour
Thompson at fullback has outplayed both Slater and Tedesco in the games he has played so I would be happy to leave him there for now

Having Mansour on the left wing would be an upgrade on MWZ
who is off contract at the end of this year
Although I would still keep MWZ as back up
We would still have plenty $ for a couple more decent players
Especially if we don't re sign Grant Felise and Sue
I am very confident in our forwards
They have already shown what they are capable of and will only get better
If Liddle performs we are set
I would then put the money we have left into another centre
Let's say Ross
And a decent utility player ???
There would still be enough money for a good second rower
Maybe someone like Corey Oats
I think he would be a real asset to our team

I will ask this question of you all
Would Masour and Oats make our team stronger
As i stated i think we only need a centre, fullback and hooker.

Liddle can fill the hooking role, i have big opinion of him. The other two positions need addressing.

Spending 400k on Mansour will only take money away from a centre or fullback. Our current wingers and depth there is ok. Not fantastic but good enough.

I dont think we need a back rower at all. its a strength of ours. Eisenhuth and Aloiai are class players.
Its an opinion!

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Post by The Patriot » Thu 22 Mar, 2018 6:02 am

When you have Nofoaluma, MWZ, Thompson, Naiqama and Fonua as wing options

and only

Lolohea and Thompson as fullback options.

You dont spend 400k on a winger!
Its an opinion!

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Post by Geo. » Thu 22 Mar, 2018 6:17 am

The Patriot wrote:
Thu 22 Mar, 2018 6:02 am
When you have Nofoaluma, MWZ, Thompson, Naiqama and Fonua as wing options

and only

Lolohea and Thompson as fullback options.

You dont spend 400k on a winger!
We would have to re-sign Naiqama and Watene-Zelezniak...the moneyball approach say you do probably for the same cost roughly as Mansour..

Mansour will be at the Rorters anyway..
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Post by hugh1954 » Thu 22 Mar, 2018 6:45 am

I dont know why we are writing our current players off, Watene - Zelezniak has put in the effort wants to be part of our culture and we need to let him develop.

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