Benji Marshall - Official..

Should we try get Benji back?

Yes - It would be like the second coming of our Messiah!
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No way - Bringing back Benji is a step backwards. We need new direction, new blood.
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Re: Benji Marshall - Official..

Post by bathursttiger » Thu 17 Aug, 2017 10:08 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:
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Woodsy sulking about HIS decision again lol....
Where/when was this?
Sort of eluded to it in the after game press conference last Sunday.
"Pity I won't get a chance to play with Benji again"
or something along those lines.


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Post by larrycorowa » Thu 17 Aug, 2017 10:09 am

Nelson wrote:
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Hopefully he has grown up in his time away from the club
In what way? Apart from his Auckland Blues announcement (which he admits he handled badly) he has not put a foot wrong IMO. The Macca's incident was a non-issue. Considering he grew up in a football club from age 17 or so he has handled himself magnificently. Compare him to mungbeans like Ferguson, Dugan, Carney, Pearce etc.
Welcome back Benj, a very feel-good announcement for our club. Looking forward to seeing him on the paddock next year.
You are looking through rose coloured glasses mate. He left the club on poor terms and was central to the player centric culture that we have spent the last 5yrs trying to change
I think it's fair to say he's changed over the last 5 years too. He's been humbled by failing at rugby. He's been humbled by the Dragons showing him the door. He's been humbled by having to take a bottom dollar salary at the Broncos just to stay in the NRL. He's been humbled by getting parked in reserve grade for the Broncos. And how has he responded? By putting in 100% for Redcliffe and stepping up every time he's been called on by the Broncos. A bloke that was a superstar of the game and could have just walked away managed to swallow his pride and work to earn a chance at redemption. I'm behind him 100%.
He obviously needs the $$$$$$

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 17 Aug, 2017 10:41 am

larrycorowa wrote:
Thu 17 Aug, 2017 10:09 am
Nelson wrote:
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 8:43 pm
larrycorowa wrote:
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 8:14 pm
Fade To Black wrote:
Sun 13 Aug, 2017 1:01 pm

In what way? Apart from his Auckland Blues announcement (which he admits he handled badly) he has not put a foot wrong IMO. The Macca's incident was a non-issue. Considering he grew up in a football club from age 17 or so he has handled himself magnificently. Compare him to mungbeans like Ferguson, Dugan, Carney, Pearce etc.
Welcome back Benj, a very feel-good announcement for our club. Looking forward to seeing him on the paddock next year.
You are looking through rose coloured glasses mate. He left the club on poor terms and was central to the player centric culture that we have spent the last 5yrs trying to change
I think it's fair to say he's changed over the last 5 years too. He's been humbled by failing at rugby. He's been humbled by the Dragons showing him the door. He's been humbled by having to take a bottom dollar salary at the Broncos just to stay in the NRL. He's been humbled by getting parked in reserve grade for the Broncos. And how has he responded? By putting in 100% for Redcliffe and stepping up every time he's been called on by the Broncos. A bloke that was a superstar of the game and could have just walked away managed to swallow his pride and work to earn a chance at redemption. I'm behind him 100%.
He obviously needs the $$$$$$
I'd wager he doesn't need the money.

I agree with your first comment in a manner of speaking Larry. He handled his exit here poorly, but five years can change a person dramatically, as Nelson has elaborated on his ego has copped a bit of a hiding since he left us. He's no more a guarantee of playing first grade here as he is in Brisbane, maybe his time away has made him realise it was important to him to come back and finish on the right terms here.
And she's turning cold, at fifteen years old,
Taken too much slow, minds gone out to sea on the P&O,
Don't know what to do, rotten shade of blue,
Another case of "stupid is as stupid does..."

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Post by barra » Thu 17 Aug, 2017 11:40 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Thu 17 Aug, 2017 10:41 am
larrycorowa wrote:
Thu 17 Aug, 2017 10:09 am
Nelson wrote:
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 8:43 pm
larrycorowa wrote:
Mon 14 Aug, 2017 8:14 pm


You are looking through rose coloured glasses mate. He left the club on poor terms and was central to the player centric culture that we have spent the last 5yrs trying to change
I think it's fair to say he's changed over the last 5 years too. He's been humbled by failing at rugby. He's been humbled by the Dragons showing him the door. He's been humbled by having to take a bottom dollar salary at the Broncos just to stay in the NRL. He's been humbled by getting parked in reserve grade for the Broncos. And how has he responded? By putting in 100% for Redcliffe and stepping up every time he's been called on by the Broncos. A bloke that was a superstar of the game and could have just walked away managed to swallow his pride and work to earn a chance at redemption. I'm behind him 100%.
He obviously needs the $$$$$$
I'd wager he doesn't need the money.

I agree with your first comment in a manner of speaking Larry. He handled his exit here poorly, but five years can change a person dramatically, as Nelson has elaborated on his ego has copped a bit of a hiding since he left us. He's no more a guarantee of playing first grade here as he is in Brisbane, maybe his time away has made him realise it was important to him to come back and finish on the right terms here.
This is basically what Benji said himself in the interview I saw.

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Post by Geo. » Thu 17 Aug, 2017 4:15 pm

Bennett encouraged Benji's Tigers return

Thu 17 Aug, 2017, 2:10pm
By Eden Richards‌, Queensland Correspondent‌‌, ‌‌‌NRL.com

Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett says he encouraged Benji Marshall to sign with the Wests Tigers for the 2018 season.

The 32-year-old Marshall will re-join the club where he made his NRL debut in 2003 after this week announcing a one-year deal that will likely see him end his career at Concord.

Marshall is a favourite son of the Tigers after helping them to a premiership win in 2005. After departing the club in 2013, Marshall had a stint with the Auckland Blues in Super Rugby before returning to the NRL with the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2014.

He spent three years with the Red V but was left without a club at the end of 2016 after rejecting a one-year deal that would have seen him remain a Dragon.

With Marshall's career at the crossroads it was Bennett who offered Marshall a last-minute lifeline, with the master coach seeing something in the experienced campaigner.

It is a gamble that has paid off, with Marshall's leadership doing wonders on and off the field, particularly for Brisbane's young halves.

But with limited money available in the Broncos' salary cap for 2018, Marshall has been forced to depart.

Bennett has given Marshall his blessing, thankful for the 10 times the former New Zealand international pulled on a Broncos jersey this year.

"Yeah he did [talk to me about it]. I encouraged him to go actually. I was keen for him to go," Bennett said.

"It's a good offer for him and it's his original club. He has a lot of history there and he was a great player for them so it's a great way for him to finish his career.

"Last year nobody wanted him and 12 months on he's got offers."

Brisbane will face one of Marshall's former clubs on Friday night, with the Dragons travelling up to Suncorp Stadium to try and keep their finals hopes alive.

It is a club Bennett knows well having coached the Red V for three years, including to a premiership in 2010.

Bennett is looking forward to taking on the club he where had so much success, saying games between Brisbane and St George Illawarra always produced an exciting brand of football.

"I just enjoy playing against good football clubs. I think they are a good football team," he said.

"I spent a wonderful three years there so I have a lot of relationships there. We play great footy against each other.

"Dragons v Broncos has never been anything else but good football so it should be a really good game.

"They are at that place where they have to win and we are at that place where we want to maintain our momentum."

http://www.nrl.com/bennett-encouraged-b ... fault.aspx

Unca Wayne has given his blessing...
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Post by WswWt » Thu 17 Aug, 2017 6:15 pm

Does anyone know why Marshall was at fullback for that flick try assist to pat in the grand final? Was quite young back then

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Post by Geo. » Thu 17 Aug, 2017 6:42 pm

WswWt wrote:
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Does anyone know why Marshall was at fullback for that flick try assist to pat in the grand final? Was quite young back then

He was defending on the wing which he did a lot throughout that year...Hodgson fielded the ball...it was a well known tactic that the Cows were putting players on the deck after passing..same thing happened ..Hodgo passed to Benji the defender continued onto him allowing Marshall space...Marshall skips away Marshall Skips away..the rest is history..
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Post by BalmainBoy » Mon 21 Aug, 2017 6:41 am

cochise wrote:
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I don't believe any current Bulldogs actually qualify for the veterans player allowance so it's clearly not designed at appeasing them
100% it still benefits them, if they have no veteran players than they would have only been able to spend $8.9m, they will now be able to spend $9.2M
Not true .. they would always be able to spend $9.2m regardless
No they wouldn't, the $300000 long serving player allowance was included in the $9.2M cap, if the club had no long serving players they wouldnt have been able to use it as they could not access that part of the cap.

The point is moot though as Josh Morris started playing for the bulldogs in 2009 making him eligible for the long serving player allowance.

Klemmer may also qualify depending if they count is matts and flegg days as part of the bulldogs.
They wouldn't count flegg or Matthews but ..
My understanding is that the veteran player allowance has been scrapped .. the cap is a flat 9.2m with 200k for development players (under 22, two years at the club but never top tier) or long serving players (8 years at the club or 10 years at any club) and 10% of that money (adding up to 200k) can be spent any way they want .. example if Lawrence is on 500k, 50k of that can go to another player (adding up to 200k).

I quite like this .. it ensures that a Steve Menzies type player isn't shipped to England as there is some value to the team in retaining him as it increases their cap.. some teams won't qualify for the 200k extra as they don't have enough long standing players or players that fit as "development"

Penrith however have a million "development" players and will get the full allowance as I understand

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Post by Spartan117 » Mon 21 Aug, 2017 8:39 am

What is it rumoured that we are Paying him?

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Post by BonusTank » Mon 21 Aug, 2017 8:39 am

Geo. wrote:
Thu 17 Aug, 2017 6:42 pm
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Thu 17 Aug, 2017 6:15 pm
Does anyone know why Marshall was at fullback for that flick try assist to pat in the grand final? Was quite young back then

He was defending on the wing which he did a lot throughout that year...Hodgson fielded the ball...it was a well known tactic that the Cows were putting players on the deck after passing..same thing happened ..Hodgo passed to Benji the defender continued onto him allowing Marshall space...Marshall skips away Marshall Skips away..the rest is history..
I could be wrong (I usually am) but IIRC the needles in Richards' ankle were wearing off too, so he got Benji to go back to help out. Thought I heard that in an interview from Richards. My memory ain't great though.

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Post by jirskyr » Mon 21 Aug, 2017 11:40 am

Wayne Bennett cracks me up, taking credit for telling Benji to return to the Tigers, turning a blind eye that Broncos would have kept him for $5 a season if they had the chance.

Next Unca Wayne will be taking credit for putting a slightly early end to Corey Parker and Sam Thaiday's careers, perhaps to save them from excessive head knocks.

Wonder if Wayne still takes credit for King Wally winding down at the Gold Coast?

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Post by everett8 » Mon 21 Aug, 2017 3:14 pm

I see Marshall starting on the bench then coming on at 5 eight and Reynolds moving to hooker during the game.

Hopefully Brooks improves in 2018 otherwise Marshall or Gamble could replace him.

Great to have options in 2018

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Post by tigerbill » Mon 21 Aug, 2017 5:01 pm

I'd have a hard time justifying Brooks over Marshall at the moment.

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Post by Harvey » Mon 21 Aug, 2017 5:22 pm

tigerbill wrote:
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I'd have a hard time justifying Brooks over Marshall at the moment.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Why is Benji not in the Broncos starting 13

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Post by cochise » Mon 21 Aug, 2017 5:38 pm

Harvey wrote:
Mon 21 Aug, 2017 5:22 pm
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I'd have a hard time justifying Brooks over Marshall at the moment.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Why is Benji not in the Broncos starting 13
They have a better squad than us?

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Post by the third » Mon 21 Aug, 2017 11:01 pm

Well 17 pages in and I'm happy he's here. He acted prettty poorly (my first choice or words may have been censored). He will add a lot to us on and off the field

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Post by Tweed Tiger » Thu 31 Aug, 2017 7:52 pm

Named in the 17 tonight

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