Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

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Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

Post by jadtiger » Thu 17 May, 2018 6:24 am

happy tiger wrote:
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I just don't get the love for Rona , maybe he needs a fan club too ??
x2 We need a top centre and back row forward before looking at him.Its all about priorities


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Post by The Patriot » Thu 17 May, 2018 7:26 am

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I would be devastated if we signed French or Holmes. Both are great wingers but neither have the necessary ball skills or vision to be elite fullbacks in the modern game. The problem is that to pry either away from their respective clubs you'd be paying elite fullback money. Big no.

Brian Kelly on the other hand is an absolute gun. Runs good lines on outballs and has some very handy footwork. I rate him quite highly.
At this point in the game if Cleary was to sign either of those guys to actually play fullback id trust his judgement.

A guy like Val Holmes for instance is class levels above Brian Kelly so im sure he could adapt to whatever it is Cleary would ask of him.
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Post by The Patriot » Thu 17 May, 2018 7:33 am

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If this video is all we have to go on it isnt much. He shows some good speed and importantly an ability to move laterally at top speed. He also shows a fair bit of heads up play being in the right spots at the right times. But thats about it. His youth and potential are his biggest assets.

We need centre depth so i guess its a possibility.
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Post by krayola » Thu 17 May, 2018 7:43 am

Kelly has the potential to be better than the guys we have but is currently no better. Good signing for depth and especially so if we do lose Naiqaima.

If I was putting money on it I’d bet we don’t sign Rona and we don’t lose Kev this year. Some of my favourite BS rumours though.
One of my sources is Pascoe

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Post by supercoach » Thu 17 May, 2018 7:56 am

happy tiger wrote:
Wed 16 May, 2018 9:41 pm
Tweed Tiger wrote:
Wed 16 May, 2018 8:56 pm
swag tiger wrote:
Wed 16 May, 2018 8:49 pm
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Also apparently Brian Kelly was a very good goal kicker in U20s and kicked for U20s 2016 NSW team which there is a video of him kicking 6/6.

He is a cousin of James Roberts.
So is James Kelly part Aboriginal then?
Born in Lismore, New South Wales, Kelly is of Indigenous Australian descent[2] and played his junior rugby league for the Ballina Seagulls and Lennox Head Dolphins. He was then signed by the Gold Coast Titans.

Kelly is a cousin of Hull F.C. player Albert Kelly and Brisbane Broncos player James Roberts.[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Kel ... by_league)
Someone else we are interested in is from the Ballina Seagulls also
Meaney is from Balina


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Post by supercoach » Thu 17 May, 2018 7:58 am

Kelly has improved this year, last year had real defensive issues, but seems to be a lot better this year. Like the idea of targeting some young guys on the up

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Post by steve-o » Thu 17 May, 2018 8:08 am

TimmyB wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 12:33 am
I would be devastated if we signed French or Holmes. Both are great wingers but neither have the necessary ball skills or vision to be elite fullbacks in the modern game. The problem is that to pry either away from their respective clubs you'd be paying elite fullback money. Big no.

Brian Kelly on the other hand is an absolute gun. Runs good lines on outballs and has some very handy footwork. I rate him quite highly.
I feel the same about Holmes and French. They would be awful signings as a “marquee” fullback
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Post by tigerap » Thu 17 May, 2018 8:31 am

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Kelly wouldn't be a bad signing. As for fullback, a big no to Bevan French - he's rubbish. Can't see Holmes leaving Cronulla and Mbye...maybe.
Agree to the above....Mbye only if Dogs pay for at least 50% of his salary...wouldn't that be a nice change...

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Post by Spud Murphy » Thu 17 May, 2018 8:38 am

vlad wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 5:54 am
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 12:33 am
I just don't get the love for Rona , maybe he needs a fan club too ??
You can’t remember the 2015 NRL season ?
I cant remember last week let alone anything that happened in a rugby league season theee years ago! :lol:

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Post by 851 » Thu 17 May, 2018 9:45 am

jadtiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 6:24 am
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 12:33 am
I just don't get the love for Rona , maybe he needs a fan club too ??
x2 We need a top centre and back row forward before looking at him.Its all about priorities
Rona is around 6ft 4, 102kg, turning 26 this year, in 2016 played centre for dogs, scored 11 tries and averaged 94m a game.
They are not bad stats for a centre, he would be a point of difference in our backline
Go hard or go home

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Post by happy tiger » Thu 17 May, 2018 9:53 am

851 wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:45 am
jadtiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 6:24 am
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 12:33 am
I just don't get the love for Rona , maybe he needs a fan club too ??
x2 We need a top centre and back row forward before looking at him.Its all about priorities
Rona is around 6ft 4, 102kg, turning 26 this year, in 2016 played centre for dogs, scored 11 tries and averaged 94m a game.
They are not bad stats for a centre, he would be a point of difference in our backline
My big concern is I haven't seen any player who has gone to Union and then come back as good as they were when they left

Gasnier was close , but the rest went backwards imo

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Post by Newtown » Thu 17 May, 2018 9:54 am

jadtiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 6:24 am
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 12:33 am
I just don't get the love for Rona , maybe he needs a fan club too ??
x2 We need a top centre and back row forward before looking at him.Its all about priorities
Rona plays centre for the Waratahs

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Post by gallagher » Thu 17 May, 2018 10:29 am

happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:53 am
851 wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:45 am
jadtiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 6:24 am
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 12:33 am
I just don't get the love for Rona , maybe he needs a fan club too ??
x2 We need a top centre and back row forward before looking at him.Its all about priorities
Rona is around 6ft 4, 102kg, turning 26 this year, in 2016 played centre for dogs, scored 11 tries and averaged 94m a game.
They are not bad stats for a centre, he would be a point of difference in our backline
My big concern is I haven't seen any player who has gone to Union and then come back as good as they were when they left

Gasnier was close , but the rest went backwards imo
I thought Rogers was much better when he returned. I think the rest have come back at the end of their careers aswell. Rona is still young.

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Post by happy tiger » Thu 17 May, 2018 10:45 am

gallagher wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 10:29 am
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:53 am
851 wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:45 am
jadtiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 6:24 am


x2 We need a top centre and back row forward before looking at him.Its all about priorities
Rona is around 6ft 4, 102kg, turning 26 this year, in 2016 played centre for dogs, scored 11 tries and averaged 94m a game.
They are not bad stats for a centre, he would be a point of difference in our backline
My big concern is I haven't seen any player who has gone to Union and then come back as good as they were when they left

Gasnier was close , but the rest went backwards imo
I thought Rogers was much better when he returned. I think the rest have come back at the end of their careers aswell. Rona is still young.
I had considered Rogers but ....

Matt Rogers was a SOO player when he left for Union

Don't think he played SOO again when he came back

Maybe he was a more rounded player , but was he better , more injury prone that's for sure ??

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Post by Tweed Tiger » Thu 17 May, 2018 10:48 am

It was funny when the bulldogs board came out and said they wont pay any players to play at other clubs, it would take the Roosters and Storm accountant to work together to achieve this.

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Post by gallagher » Thu 17 May, 2018 10:53 am

happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 10:45 am
gallagher wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 10:29 am
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:53 am
851 wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:45 am

Rona is around 6ft 4, 102kg, turning 26 this year, in 2016 played centre for dogs, scored 11 tries and averaged 94m a game.
They are not bad stats for a centre, he would be a point of difference in our backline
My big concern is I haven't seen any player who has gone to Union and then come back as good as they were when they left

Gasnier was close , but the rest went backwards imo
I thought Rogers was much better when he returned. I think the rest have come back at the end of their careers aswell. Rona is still young.
I had considered Rogers but ....

Matt Rogers was a SOO player when he left for Union

Don't think he played SOO again when he came back

Maybe he was a more rounded player , but was he better , more injury prone that's for sure ??
I think he mainly played wing at Cronulla before he left and played origin on the wing. I thought he went great at 5/8 on his return but had a couple of great players in front of him in origin.
I think he was better.
I'm a big fan of Rona, he'd be our best fullback, winger or centre.

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Post by happy tiger » Thu 17 May, 2018 11:05 am

gallagher wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 10:53 am
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 10:45 am
gallagher wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 10:29 am
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:53 am


My big concern is I haven't seen any player who has gone to Union and then come back as good as they were when they left

Gasnier was close , but the rest went backwards imo
I thought Rogers was much better when he returned. I think the rest have come back at the end of their careers aswell. Rona is still young.
I had considered Rogers but ....

Matt Rogers was a SOO player when he left for Union

Don't think he played SOO again when he came back

Maybe he was a more rounded player , but was he better , more injury prone that's for sure ??
I think he mainly played wing at Cronulla before he left and played origin on the wing. I thought he went great at 5/8 on his return but had a couple of great players in front of him in origin.
I think he was better.
I'm a big fan of Rona, he'd be our best fullback, winger or centre.
Maybe your right , not a big Dogs fan , only really watch them when they play us

Would rather watch grass grow or watch glue set than watch Dogs games

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Post by supercoach » Thu 17 May, 2018 11:09 am

happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:53 am
851 wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 9:45 am
jadtiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 6:24 am
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 17 May, 2018 12:33 am
I just don't get the love for Rona , maybe he needs a fan club too ??
x2 We need a top centre and back row forward before looking at him.Its all about priorities
Rona is around 6ft 4, 102kg, turning 26 this year, in 2016 played centre for dogs, scored 11 tries and averaged 94m a game.
They are not bad stats for a centre, he would be a point of difference in our backline
My big concern is I haven't seen any player who has gone to Union and then come back as good as they were when they left

Gasnier was close , but the rest went backwards imo
Pretty much the way I see it, two years out of the game playing Rugby, especially when your probably close to the top of your game is a very hard ask to turn around and come back to the NRL/

Don't get me wrong he would waltz into our backline, but its what we would have to pay him is a worry to me

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