Mckinnon has to start at FB next game

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Re: Mckinnon has to start at FB next game

Post by alexaki » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 3:41 pm

supercoach wrote:Its pretty simple, bar Gallant we have been playing make shift full backs since Hogo walked out of Concord.
Thats a bit harsh on Hodgo...If my memory serves me right he was told his contract was not going to be extended...he didn't walk out as you put it.


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Post by supercoach » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 3:43 pm

smeghead wrote:
supercoach wrote:Its pretty simple, bar Gallant we have been playing make shift full backs since Hogo walked out of Concord. We now have one so its a no brainer. If fit he has to be given the no1 jumper, no use sending him out to play in reggies. Put him in good company and see if he can deliver.

My guess Sheens will show loyalty to the likes of Fitzy and Ryan and run with much the same team maybe the only changes being Galloway and Aysford being back in the mix

I see your logic but think Meaney has earnt a real chance with lower grade form.

However as Sheens chased McKinnon before he went to the Warriors I think he will start
I agree Meaney should be given a crack, but in reality that is not going to happen. The club has shown its hand when they signed Mckinnon. Shame really because Meaney could have solved a few problems for us for a budget price. Anyway now they have Mckinnon I think they should throw him in at the deep end and give him a month to prove himself.

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Post by supercoach » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 3:48 pm

alexaki wrote:
supercoach wrote:Its pretty simple, bar Gallant we have been playing make shift full backs since Hogo walked out of Concord.
Thats a bit harsh on Hodgo...If my memory serves me right he was told his contract was not going to be extended...he didn't walk out as you put it.
I wasnt pointing the bone at Hogo, poor choice of words "walking out". We all know Hogo would have loved to have stayed but the club wanted to go in another direction.Just another casualty of the salary cap Iam afraid that was introduced to protect clubs like ours

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Post by Aladinsane » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 5:33 pm

Meaney still should get the first crack at the run on Fullback. He is match fit , playing fantastic footy , and deserves to have his chance before hammy McKinnon or Fitzy....I tell you one thing for sure, he wouldn't have missed that penalty goal that Benji missed against the Bulldogs.
He is playing this Saturday and will score his regulation 2 tries & convert at 90% ....McKinnon should at least play 1 or 2 games in our reserve grade and work for that fullback spot.

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Post by lathami » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 6:13 pm

Mckinnon hamstring is a facade, he just needed to have more ball time to get use to plays...
I hope he gets the nod, I know you guys love the state boys, but Mck will sniff around our forwards which is what we need.


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Post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 8:05 pm

supercoach wrote:
alexaki wrote:
supercoach wrote:Its pretty simple, bar Gallant we have been playing make shift full backs since Hogo walked out of Concord.
Thats a bit harsh on Hodgo...If my memory serves me right he was told his contract was not going to be extended...he didn't walk out as you put it.
I wasnt pointing the bone at Hogo, poor choice of words "walking out". We all know Hogo would have loved to have stayed but the club wanted to go in another direction.Just another casualty of the salary cap Iam afraid that was introduced to protect clubs like ours
Don't care how far we've come, I still miss Hodgo.
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Post by alien » Thu 10 Jun, 2010 11:46 pm

supercoach wrote:We all know Hogo would have loved to have stayed but the club wanted to go in another direction.Just another casualty of the salary cap Iam afraid that was introduced to protect clubs like ours
It had nothing to do with the salary cap. If Wests really wanted to keep Hodgo they could have planned ahead to keep him.

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Post by AndTheKungFoSing » Fri 11 Jun, 2010 7:55 am

lathami wrote:Mck will sniff around our forwards which is what we need.
Yep and that's why I am ever so confident he is going to be a hit for us. He's also playing for a contract next season, whether it be at the Tigers or elsewhere so I am expecting him to give every game his all really.
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Post by Cultured Bogan » Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:32 am

I'm more interested in what the next phase is McKinnon doesn't stay on next year. If he does have a stellar 12 rounds I'll be over the moon, but once he goes we're back to square one...

- Do we play another season with makeshift fullbacks?
- Do we chase Mighty Mouse and try to get him back?
- Does Meaney finally get a half a chance to play FG?
- Blood Mullaney?

Two of these are very likely scenarios, I would like to see what the coaching staff are planning to do in regard to this. Its good to see they are bringing McKinnon on board for short term success, but its the long term I'm more worried about. I can't see Ryan in the #1 forever.
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Post by alex » Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:39 am

It's really disappointing but the fact is we have too many fullbacks and too many halves in the club.

Say McKinnon does stay on ..

Fullbacks -
McKinnon - not contracted for next year
Moltzen
Meaney
Mullaney
(gees they all start with M!) ... mighty mouse?!

Halves:
Lui
Moltzen
Lazarus
Taumata

Unfortunately, some of these players will either be stuck in State Cup their whole career or have to move elsewhere to get a chance at first grade.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Fri 11 Jun, 2010 11:53 am

Forgot about Moltzen in the #1. Moltzen will probably shift back there unless Lui is injured.

Out of your list of fullbacks there Alex, Moltzen will be the only certainty to stay. The General is looking a little long in the tooth at Canterbury and I reckon Meaney and/or McKinnon will be approached by them. Patten has already hinted at ESL.

I'm willing to bet Lazarus will leave the club. Canberra will probably approach him with a FG contract. Taumata can't get a start but he can't get a contract anywhere else since he's been sacked by half the NRL clubs. Waiting with baited breath for him to get a shot.

For the first time since the merger, we're spoilt for choice in the forwards and backs. It's sad to see guys miss out, but its an enviable position to be in.
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Post by alex » Fri 11 Jun, 2010 12:41 pm

So what are you saying about Moltzen and Lui? What positions will they play?

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Fri 11 Jun, 2010 1:00 pm

#1 - Moltzen
#7 - Lui
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Post by TIGER » Sat 12 Jun, 2010 9:31 pm

Remember Mckinnon is 30 odd

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Post by westTAHger » Mon 14 Jun, 2010 3:15 pm

we only have to wait a little more over 24 hours to find out if Wade McK will be the fullback.
must admit I am looking forward to see how he does go, when he gets the chance.
could just be "the cranky " back that all teams need to have.
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Post by alex » Mon 14 Jun, 2010 3:37 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:#1 - Moltzen
#7 - Lui
Sorry I thought you said forget about Moltzen, not forgot about Moltzen.

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Post by ron burgandy » Mon 14 Jun, 2010 9:28 pm

IMO i think moltzen will be playing right centre next year...he should be our 7 but i know sheensy will stick with lui there

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Post by jasetiger » Sun 20 Jun, 2010 8:04 pm

Thought he had a very solid debut . Safe & well positioned most of the time.
His support play & running angles will come to the fore with more matches under his belt.

Could be a definte X-factor for the 2nd half of the year.

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