Marty Taupau Wants TIgers Return

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Re: Marty Taupau Wants TIgers Return

Post by Telltails » Mon 07 May, 2018 3:06 pm

I think Manly are a pretty good side when they have their best seventeen available.I dont see them as wooden spoon contenders however no doubt they have been affected by lots of off field drama so far this season. If they get that sorted I think they will be a thorn in plenty of teams sides.
They keep talking about teams having to offload players but it never seems to mount to anything significant. I'll believe it when it actually happens.


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Post by sideline eye » Mon 07 May, 2018 11:00 pm

EzyTyga wrote:
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He is a forward that can really bend the line, and when he was here seemed to fit in well before , and under Cleary, i think he would only improve. If there is any truth in the rumour, we should get him back.
I don't recall him playing under Cleary. Am I wrong?
I think he meant "If he was under Cleary"
Yes, now I see it. Just the way I was reading it. Thanks.

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Post by TonyTiger » Mon 07 May, 2018 11:04 pm

Give Marty a blank cheque, we only need Packer, Taupau plus 4 mannequins as our forward pack to get over most teams.

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 07 May, 2018 11:20 pm

Telltails wrote:
Mon 07 May, 2018 3:06 pm
I think Manly are a pretty good side when they have their best seventeen available.I dont see them as wooden spoon contenders however no doubt they have been affected by lots of off field drama so far this season. If they get that sorted I think they will be a thorn in plenty of teams sides.
They keep talking about teams having to offload players but it never seems to mount to anything significant. I'll believe it when it actually happens.
Manly are in serious trouble as are the Dogs

Some smart offers might us help unload the Dogs or manly of a gem or two

DCE's backended contract just makes Manly job harder and harder every season

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Post by Telltails » Mon 07 May, 2018 11:29 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Mon 07 May, 2018 11:20 pm
Telltails wrote:
Mon 07 May, 2018 3:06 pm
I think Manly are a pretty good side when they have their best seventeen available.I dont see them as wooden spoon contenders however no doubt they have been affected by lots of off field drama so far this season. If they get that sorted I think they will be a thorn in plenty of teams sides.
They keep talking about teams having to offload players but it never seems to mount to anything significant. I'll believe it when it actually happens.
Manly are in serious trouble as are the Dogs

Some smart offers might us help unload the Dogs or manly of a gem or two

DCE's backended contract just makes Manly job harder and harder every season
Hope your right. Would love to see Marty back in Tigers colours, but still not convinced that either club will loose any of the players that we really want.


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Post by happy tiger » Mon 07 May, 2018 11:42 pm

Telltails wrote:
Mon 07 May, 2018 11:29 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Mon 07 May, 2018 11:20 pm
Telltails wrote:
Mon 07 May, 2018 3:06 pm
I think Manly are a pretty good side when they have their best seventeen available.I dont see them as wooden spoon contenders however no doubt they have been affected by lots of off field drama so far this season. If they get that sorted I think they will be a thorn in plenty of teams sides.
They keep talking about teams having to offload players but it never seems to mount to anything significant. I'll believe it when it actually happens.
Manly are in serious trouble as are the Dogs

Some smart offers might us help unload the Dogs or manly of a gem or two

DCE's backended contract just makes Manly job harder and harder every season
Hope your right. Would love to see Marty back in Tigers colours, but still not convinced that either club will loose any of the players that we really want.
Manly next season from memory is 700 k behind the 8 ball with the NRL fine

700 k buys a pretty damn good footy player and really restricts you in the player market

Maybe you can sneak an Addin Fonua Blake (for example) type player off them , it's finding the right player at the right price that can turn our side around

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Post by Geo. » Mon 07 May, 2018 11:51 pm

Pooper reckons Taupau will be off loaded in 2019...
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3. Be the player your teammates want to play with..

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Post by teddy23 » Tue 08 May, 2018 12:12 am

Geo. wrote:
Mon 07 May, 2018 11:51 pm
Pooper reckons Taupau will be off loaded in 2019...
Still good with me....

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Post by PrattenParkMagpie » Tue 08 May, 2018 1:04 am

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If they do offload players they still need to replace them in their top 30 with another player who would need to be on at least minimum wage (which seems to be about 100k)
If they offload those on smaller salaries they would only have a small net gain and would need to offload several of these players. They already have minimal depth, and are long odds to make the finals. Good chance of a spoon. Makes more sense to lose on top line player than several of the few depth players they have.
The minimum is $100,000 for players in the top 25, and $75,000 for players 26-30.
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Post by goldcoast tiger » Tue 08 May, 2018 8:06 am

He’d be a big step up.,
Way better now than when he left

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Post by goldcoast tiger » Tue 08 May, 2018 8:33 am

colmcd wrote:
Mon 07 May, 2018 2:20 pm
jadtiger wrote:
Mon 07 May, 2018 6:15 am
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600k wont get him
I meant to put 600k plus ... Hoping for 600k but I would think it would take 800k to have him consider it.
Fair enough unfortunately 800k is about the figure that he would want
Now people are thinking. Do we want X? Probably YES.

Do we want Woods back, Tedesco, JAC or sign Merrin, Jason Taumaulogo, Val Holmes.

Any of Those players... 100% YES for less then 300K! In a second, no questions asked, DONE!

Is that 100% unrealistic YES!

The key is do we want them for their asking price? If Val Holmes is asking 500K, I think yes. If he is asking 900K No.
If Manly front load Taupau by 150K per year then we could be talking a pretty good deal. They free their cap and we sign a guy who is playing great to almost beast worthy. If were talking 800k straight and we don't get to fix our Fullback/wing problem, then... regretfully NO. That could mean we miss Cleary and upgrading our local talent.

It's a balancing act. We need to get Great players in our team but we can't do an Easts and splurge on 5 superstars and watch the bus crash. Our Splurge will be Nathan Cleary, he will cost about 1 Million and he is probably worth 800k. If signing him keeps Ivan, it's worth it. We just can't do it for all the names that hit us.
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Mon 07 May, 2018 1:29 pm
540 meters gained in his last 2 appearances combined......

I don’t understand how you wouldn’t want that in your team especially when it currently lacks that punch in attack by the forwards
Exactly what teddy23 says. Ofcourse we want him. How much though is the question. Jason T. I would open the checkbook for as he consistently seems to make 200m per game. Marty, 600K YES. But more then this you lock out Nathan Cleary and other superstars.

BTW I would NOT be offering Marty a 4 year deal unless it was in our favour. Ideally 2 years, maybe 3 tops.
No point in improving fullbacks and wingers when our forwards seem to be reverting back to a popgun pack,
As a lot predicted earlier, it’s hard to keep up the defensive intensity that we had in the earlier rounds against good teams. It’s fallen away considerably, Packer will make a difference,
But will it be enough to lift the pack again??
Taupau is in a different league to our blokes and has been for a fair while .
I doubt we have any hope of getting him, IF.... he’s going any where at all,
But we can hope.

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Post by Jay » Tue 08 May, 2018 8:34 am

He is in great form and seems to have a good attitude. Would take him if affordable for sure.

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Post by andrew 474 » Tue 08 May, 2018 8:36 am

For the right price I would take him back no problem , Packer , Marty and Big Ben , that's pretty good , with Alex the Houff , Josh all good size for back up ( right price $ 450/500 k ) thoughts

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Post by Russell » Tue 08 May, 2018 8:58 am

andrew 474 wrote:
Tue 08 May, 2018 8:36 am
For the right price I would take him back no problem , Packer , Marty and Big Ben , that's pretty good , with Alex the Houff , Josh all good size for back up ( right price $ 450/500 k ) thoughts
He wouldn't even sign an autograph for you for 450/500k. Lol

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Post by jadtiger » Tue 08 May, 2018 9:02 am

andrew 474 wrote:
Tue 08 May, 2018 8:36 am
For the right price I would take him back no problem , Packer , Marty and Big Ben , that's pretty good , with Alex the Houff , Josh all good size for back up ( right price $ 450/500 k ) thoughts
There is zero chance any club will sign him at the price you are suggesting,even the rorters would offer more than that up front with half a dozen brown paper bags to sweeten the deal.

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Post by Telltails » Tue 08 May, 2018 9:11 am

Based on what some other forwards are (reportedly) on, why would anyone think Marty would come cheaply especially when you look at his performances?

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Post by Furious1 » Tue 08 May, 2018 9:34 am

If there's one club that will throw the kitchen sink at him you would think it will be the Roosters. They desperately need some more firepower through the middle and they have endless funds.

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Post by hammertime » Tue 08 May, 2018 9:47 am

A front row pack of packer, matts, taupau and twal would have to be close to the best in the league.

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