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Re: Blake Austin

Post by magpiecol » Sat 16 Jun, 2018 10:34 am

steve-o wrote:
Sat 16 Jun, 2018 8:53 am
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Demps wrote:
Fri 15 Jun, 2018 9:19 pm
Surprised no club in the nrl is interested.
He's not that bad.
He refuses to pass. Last week they were 10 out and he did his show and go and the Penrith defence didin’t even flinch, it was a regulation tackle. It’s no coincidence his stock has fallen since every other team in the comp figured him out. The most one dimensional player i’ve ever seen.
Well summarised. Austin is a very limited player. He has built his career off his ability to sniff out a try. Other than that he hasn’t got much.
If he sniffs a couple of times a game it would be ok with me.


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Post by Demps » Sat 16 Jun, 2018 10:59 am

He will carve up in the UK.
His career has been very disappointing, never reaching the heights it was expected.

Sucks. Good bloke tho.
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Post by The Queen » Sat 16 Jun, 2018 1:01 pm

Austin was offed a 4 year contract extension by the Raiders last year and he said no paul Kent was talking on the raido earlier this year and questioned if his manager gave him the right advice by saying no to 750k a year Austin wanted more and backed him self to get more he also came out after Kent spoke about his manager on the raido and sadi it was his decision to turn it down so good luck to Austin

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Post by Donald Trump » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 8:42 am

Sign him.

One thing I like about him is he doesn’t lack confidence and takes the line on.

I think he was awarded by the players as best back with us in 2013 when he was with us
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Post by jirskyr » Mon 18 Jun, 2018 11:24 am

Donald Trump wrote:
Mon 18 Jun, 2018 8:42 am
Sign him.

One thing I like about him is he doesn’t lack confidence and takes the line on.

I think he was awarded by the players as best back with us in 2013 when he was with us
Honestly I think he has more bad games than good in him.

We scored twice in Austin's defensive corridor yesterday, and he was the beneficiary not the cause of their second half points glut yesterday. Raiders are still 1 win less than us on the table, bemoaning their inability to close out tight games all seasons. The fault for that lays on Austin and Sezer.

That being said, as a #14, which apparently he doesn't want to be, but that for me is his best position.


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Post by MightyTiger » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 11:29 am

Austin is meeting Brad Arthur this Thursday regarding contract discussions. Apperantly wants to get back to Sydney and he isnt worried who he plays for as long as they are a Sydney based club.

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Post by Demps » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 11:32 am

MightyTiger wrote:
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 11:29 am
Austin is meeting Brad Arthur this Thursday regarding contract discussions. Apperantly wants to get back to Sydney and he isnt worried who he plays for as long as they are a Sydney based club.
7. Moses
6. Austin

I like it but they're as bad as Gamble when it comes to tackling.

Very interested to see how it plays out.
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Post by jadtiger » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 11:58 am

Demps wrote:
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 11:32 am
MightyTiger wrote:
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 11:29 am
Austin is meeting Brad Arthur this Thursday regarding contract discussions. Apperantly wants to get back to Sydney and he isnt worried who he plays for as long as they are a Sydney based club.
7. Moses
6. Austin

I like it but they're as bad as Gamble when it comes to tackling.

Very interested to see how it plays out.
Even more reason to laugh at the eels neither play for the team just their own highlights reel

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Post by WT2K » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 12:08 pm

This article says storm have interest in him
https://www.zerotackle.com/reports-stor ... tin-34007/
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Post by MightyTiger » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 12:23 pm

WT2K wrote:
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 12:08 pm
This article says storm have interest in him
https://www.zerotackle.com/reports-stor ... tin-34007/
Wants to be in sydney, so melbourne are longshots

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Post by Demps » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 12:26 pm

Can't see him being a good signing for Melb...

Hes probably only a little better than croft and jacks and much older.
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Post by beachtiger » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 12:37 pm

jadtiger wrote:
Sat 16 Jun, 2018 8:51 am
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I would sign Austin & play him in the 3 or 4.
I would hate to be the winger outside him
Be no different than Mahe then, don't get me wrong I love his bustling runs but if he could learn how to draw and pass then he would become a much more dangerous player as teams wouldn't be able to gang tackle him. As it stands I think every opposition knows he isn't looking to pass when he gets the ball, it's only an after thought for him.

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Post by jadtiger » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 12:51 pm

beachtiger wrote:
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 12:37 pm
jadtiger wrote:
Sat 16 Jun, 2018 8:51 am
tigerbenji wrote:
Sat 16 Jun, 2018 8:09 am
I would sign Austin & play him in the 3 or 4.
I would hate to be the winger outside him
Be no different than Mahe then, don't get me wrong I love his bustling runs but if he could learn how to draw and pass then he would become a much more dangerous player as teams wouldn't be able to gang tackle him. As it stands I think every opposition knows he isn't looking to pass when he gets the ball, it's only an after thought for him.
That is true but in Mahes defence he has always been an outside back(mainly winger)Austin has played far more football where passing the ball is an essential skill he should have being in the halves, Imo he fails miserably as a link in the backline.

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Post by beachtiger » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 1:10 pm

jadtiger wrote:
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 12:51 pm
beachtiger wrote:
Tue 19 Jun, 2018 12:37 pm
jadtiger wrote:
Sat 16 Jun, 2018 8:51 am
tigerbenji wrote:
Sat 16 Jun, 2018 8:09 am
I would sign Austin & play him in the 3 or 4.
I would hate to be the winger outside him
Be no different than Mahe then, don't get me wrong I love his bustling runs but if he could learn how to draw and pass then he would become a much more dangerous player as teams wouldn't be able to gang tackle him. As it stands I think every opposition knows he isn't looking to pass when he gets the ball, it's only an after thought for him.
That is true but in Mahes defence he has always been an outside back(mainly winger)Austin has played far more football where passing the ball is an essential skill he should have being in the halves, Imo he fails miserably as a link in the backline.
Can’t argue with that at all mate.

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Post by west#67 » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 1:51 pm

Please hell NO over rated and not a team player.Rather Gamble then Austin.

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Post by Demps » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 1:53 pm

west#67 wrote:
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Please hell NO over rated and not a team player.Rather Gamble then Austin.
LOL.
Happily never see Gamble play again.
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Post by west#67 » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 2:05 pm

Maybe you are right Demps but we do not need players like Austin and Lichaa at our club

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Post by Tiger_Fan18 » Tue 19 Jun, 2018 2:22 pm

Nah Melbourne have showed an interest in him. I think maybe Melbourne will sign him.
The Melbourne Storm look set to enter the race to sign Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin for 2019. Melbourne have joined Parramatta in a fight to secure Austin’s signature, as the playmaker is set to walk out of the Raiders at season end. After losing Cooper Cronk to the Sydney Roosters, the Storm are still on the hunt for a prominent half as considered long-term replacement Brodie Croft hasn’t panned out the way Melbourne would’ve liked.

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