Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

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Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

Unread post by happy tiger » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 10:42 am

Spud Murphy wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 10:34 am
steve-o wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 9:18 am
It will be interesting to see who ends up a better signing out of matulino and packer... I'm leaning towards matulino as I think his big engine will provide the work rate that we've lost with the departure of woods (I'm a big critic of woods by the way so don't take this is an endorsement of him... I'm very happy to see him go).
It's ok mate, there is no shame in giving Woods some praise for his efforts. People seem to forget that he was a very young prop thrown in to lead a fairly weak pack early on in his career, and he did a great job for us for many seasons with little support up front or any skills shown by the halves.
Woods was an exceptional prop early on , probably the only blokes I've seen handle grade as well as Woods was Lazarus and Webcke

And I rate Lazarus one of the best props I've seen play


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Unread post by colmcd » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 2:57 pm

Has anyone realised what a coup Newcastle has pulled off.

By signing SKD, Guerra, Watson and others. They basically could Nudge Pearce over to their side.

Cronulla did the same thing to us, signing Morris, Heighington, Ryan which allowed them a good shot at Fifita and Gibbs (ok that was us offloading an all thumbs engine room!)

Ive seen us hire big from NZ. But not really identify a source team to poach from.

What would make me really glad is if NR 30 came from the Cowboys. It won't be Hess (unless he is in the bad books with the coach). But I could see the Cowboys maybe loosing Cooper, Fensom or another prop.

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Unread post by TonyTiger » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 5:43 pm

Newcastle might have signed some good players BUT look at their coach - knee high to a grasshopper and I can’t get the image of him slapping Trent Barrett around on the sideline in front of a packed stadium when he was coaching the Dragons ... how can you respect a midget like that, Pearce will have a picnic under this guy, nightcap (knightcap) anyone?

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Unread post by 851 » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 5:46 pm

TonyTiger wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 5:43 pm
Newcastle might have signed some good players BUT look at their coach - knee high to a grasshopper and I can’t get the image of him slapping Trent Barrett around on the sideline in front of a packed stadium when he was coaching the Dragons ... how can you respect a midget like that, Pearce will have a picnic under this guy, nightcap (knightcap) anyone?
Brown is a decent coach, better than JT, he should never have coached saints while his former team mates were still playing. He has had bugger all to work with at Newcastle until next year.
Go hard or go home

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Unread post by TonyTiger » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 5:51 pm

How Now Brown Cow ... we beg to differ, good knight!


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Unread post by goldcoast tiger » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 6:46 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 10:42 am
Spud Murphy wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 10:34 am
steve-o wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 9:18 am
It will be interesting to see who ends up a better signing out of matulino and packer... I'm leaning towards matulino as I think his big engine will provide the work rate that we've lost with the departure of woods (I'm a big critic of woods by the way so don't take this is an endorsement of him... I'm very happy to see him go).
It's ok mate, there is no shame in giving Woods some praise for his efforts. People seem to forget that he was a very young prop thrown in to lead a fairly weak pack early on in his career, and he did a great job for us for many seasons with little support up front or any skills shown by the halves.
Woods was an exceptional prop early on , probably the only blokes I've seen handle grade as well as Woods was Lazarus and Webcke

And I rate Lazarus one of the best props I've seen play
I’d agree with that, he hasn’t had much to work with most of the time
He’s usually been the one to stop in our forwards a lot of the others didn’t matter as they weren’t dangerous

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Unread post by Balmainian » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 7:00 pm

There’s a reason woods still makes the Australian and NSW teams.

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Unread post by Balmainbred » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 7:45 pm

well what’s the reason, tell us

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Unread post by Earl » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 8:00 pm

I'd love to know why he makes those teams because it isn't based off on-field performances.

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Unread post by hsvjones » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 8:38 pm

Do we have any spots left to sign anyone or are we full now ?

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Unread post by Nelson » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 8:43 pm

hsvjones wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 8:38 pm
Do we have any spots left to sign anyone or are we full now ?
Yes, one spot and a fair bit of cap space if and when the right player comes along.

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Unread post by Nucky Thompson » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 9:01 pm

Nelson wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 8:43 pm
hsvjones wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 8:38 pm
Do we have any spots left to sign anyone or are we full now ?
Yes, one spot and a fair bit of cap space if and when the right player comes along.
I'm hoping they go after a good forward.

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Unread post by hammertime » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 9:03 pm

It will be where injury or bargain dictates I dare say. Or, if we're not in the finals hunt, they might pick up a minimum wage player and pocket the rest for next year.

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Unread post by swag tiger » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 9:08 pm

hammertime wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 9:03 pm
It will be where injury or bargain dictates I dare say. Or, if we're not in the finals hunt, they might pick up a minimum wage player and pocket the rest for next year.
If we do decent next year expect more players to Want to join the bus.
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Unread post by Sabre » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 9:34 pm

Balmainian wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 7:00 pm
There’s a reason woods still makes the Australian and NSW teams.
Pretty useless post without any elaboration

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Unread post by supercoach » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 10:00 pm

swag tiger wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 9:08 pm
hammertime wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 9:03 pm
It will be where injury or bargain dictates I dare say. Or, if we're not in the finals hunt, they might pick up a minimum wage player and pocket the rest for next year.
If we do decent next year expect more players to Want to join the bus.
In a 16 team comp where real talent is very hard to find, it’s is near impossible to lure quality players to struggling clubs. You might be able to snare a quality player who is on the wane and is at the back end of his career, but to get a player who is at the top of his game...forget it.

We would have to be top five for three years before a marquee would seriously consider joining the bus

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Unread post by Balmainian » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 11:08 pm

Balmainbred wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 7:45 pm
well what’s the reason, tell us
Some would say he’s one of the best 17 players in the country

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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 11:22 pm

Balmainian wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 11:08 pm
Balmainbred wrote:
Fri 08 Dec, 2017 7:45 pm
well what’s the reason, tell us
Some would say he’s one of the best 17 players in the country
:lol:

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