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Re: Mitchell Pearce

Post by Don Kershane » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 7:22 pm

coivtny wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:09 pm
Earl wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 4:55 pm
It'll be interesting how Newcastle go next year. They look to have a decent squad with a lot more quality players than what we have. I still think we may go better than them because I think our side will hopefully be tough and have plenty of depth.
I agree but I do think, with the Pearce signing, Newcastle have bought better than us overall. I don't rate him at SOO level but I believe he's a very good first grade half and will lift Newcastle next year. If they click next year they'll be strong contenders for the top 8.
The seemingly forgotten player in discussion lately is Suli.He could be the person dominating these pages if he progresses like I think he will. Last years effort was outstanding considering his lack of experience.He was remarkably cool from day 1.


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Post by Liddy » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 7:40 pm

I'm happy to see that he has gone to the Knights....

Supposedly the Salary cap doing it's job.

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Post by Nelson » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 8:08 pm

Tacky wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:32 pm
Earl wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:27 pm
coivtny wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:09 pm
Earl wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 4:55 pm
It'll be interesting how Newcastle go next year. They look to have a decent squad with a lot more quality players than what we have. I still think we may go better than them because I think our side will hopefully be tough and have plenty of depth.
I agree but I do think, with the Pearce signing, Newcastle have bought better than us overall. I don't rate him at SOO level but I believe he's a very good first grade half and will lift Newcastle next year. If they click next year they'll be strong contenders for the top 8.
I think they could be a quality team who could really push for the 8. I'm not confident we will push for the 8. Next year is going to be interesting because there have been a lot of changes.
Raiders, Titans, Warriors, Bulldogs, Sharks, Dragons, Panthers, Rabbitohs.

I don't see the above teams performing consistently throughout the whole year. We just need a little bit of luck and to perform every week.
Three of those teams have very good squads.

Panthers (good across the park and great depth)
1. Edwards 2. DWZ 3. Blake 4. Whare 5. Mansour 6. Maloney 7. Cleary 8. Tamou 9. Wallace 10. Merrin 11. Yeo 12. Harawira-Naera 13. Cartwright 14. Campbell-Gillard 15. Kikau 16. Peachey 17. Fisher-Harris

Sharks (good across the park with lots of strike players)
1. Holmes 2. Feki 3. Dugan 4. Leutele 5. Gray 6. Moylan 7. Townsend 8. Fifita 9. Brailey 10. Prior 11. Lewis 12. Graham 13. Gallen 14. Seumanufagai 15. Bukuya 16. Capewell 17. Segeyaro

Dragons (great in the forwards and the halves)
1. Dufty 2. Nightingale 3. Lafai 4. Aitken 5. Macdonald 6. Widdop 7. Hunt 8. Vaughn 9. McInness 10. Graham 11. Thompson 12. Frizell 13. De Belin 14. Ah Mau 15. Sims 16. Host 17. Mann

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Post by Earl » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 8:10 pm

Don Kershane wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 7:22 pm
coivtny wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:09 pm
Earl wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 4:55 pm
It'll be interesting how Newcastle go next year. They look to have a decent squad with a lot more quality players than what we have. I still think we may go better than them because I think our side will hopefully be tough and have plenty of depth.
I agree but I do think, with the Pearce signing, Newcastle have bought better than us overall. I don't rate him at SOO level but I believe he's a very good first grade half and will lift Newcastle next year. If they click next year they'll be strong contenders for the top 8.
The seemingly forgotten player in discussion lately is Suli.He could be the person dominating these pages if he progresses like I think he will. Last years effort was outstanding considering his lack of experience.He was remarkably cool from day 1.
I think he could be really good as well. Time will tell but he is a big skillful outside back.

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Post by Spud Murphy » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 9:42 pm

Oh well Pearce doesn't have to change his jersey colours, just the design.


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Post by gallagher » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 9:45 pm

Spud Murphy wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 9:42 pm
Oh well Pearce doesn't have to change his jersey colours, just the design.
Blue doesn't suit him.

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Post by Tacky » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 9:48 pm

Nelson wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 8:08 pm
Tacky wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:32 pm
Earl wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:27 pm
coivtny wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:09 pm


I agree but I do think, with the Pearce signing, Newcastle have bought better than us overall. I don't rate him at SOO level but I believe he's a very good first grade half and will lift Newcastle next year. If they click next year they'll be strong contenders for the top 8.
I think they could be a quality team who could really push for the 8. I'm not confident we will push for the 8. Next year is going to be interesting because there have been a lot of changes.
Raiders, Titans, Warriors, Bulldogs, Sharks, Dragons, Panthers, Rabbitohs.

I don't see the above teams performing consistently throughout the whole year. We just need a little bit of luck and to perform every week.
Three of those teams have very good squads.

Panthers (good across the park and great depth)
1. Edwards 2. DWZ 3. Blake 4. Whare 5. Mansour 6. Maloney 7. Cleary 8. Tamou 9. Wallace 10. Merrin 11. Yeo 12. Harawira-Naera 13. Cartwright 14. Campbell-Gillard 15. Kikau 16. Peachey 17. Fisher-Harris

Sharks (good across the park with lots of strike players)
1. Holmes 2. Feki 3. Dugan 4. Leutele 5. Gray 6. Moylan 7. Townsend 8. Fifita 9. Brailey 10. Prior 11. Lewis 12. Graham 13. Gallen 14. Seumanufagai 15. Bukuya 16. Capewell 17. Segeyaro

Dragons (great in the forwards and the halves)
1. Dufty 2. Nightingale 3. Lafai 4. Aitken 5. Macdonald 6. Widdop 7. Hunt 8. Vaughn 9. McInness 10. Graham 11. Thompson 12. Frizell 13. De Belin 14. Ah Mau 15. Sims 16. Host 17. Mann
Despite having very similar squads this year they were all pretty inconsistent.
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Post by Spud Murphy » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 10:13 pm

gallagher wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 9:45 pm
Spud Murphy wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 9:42 pm
Oh well Pearce doesn't have to change his jersey colours, just the design.
Blue doesn't suit him.

Lol no it doesn't.

Speaking of blue, did anyone notice that Brydens are the new sponsor for the NSW Blues as well? They must have some dosh to splash around.

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Post by jirskyr » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 11:20 pm

Glad Pearce to Knights, that's how the system is supposed to work, bottom clubs picking up good talent.

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Post by krayola » Fri 01 Dec, 2017 1:45 am

jirskyr wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 11:20 pm
Glad Pearce to Knights, that's how the system is supposed to work, bottom clubs picking up good talent.
Brock Lamb went well last year and they added Connor Watson. Bit of competition for spots there now
One of my sources is Pascoe

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Post by Telltails » Fri 01 Dec, 2017 6:12 am

krayola wrote:
Fri 01 Dec, 2017 1:45 am
jirskyr wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 11:20 pm
Glad Pearce to Knights, that's how the system is supposed to work, bottom clubs picking up good talent.
Brock Lamb went well last year and they added Connor Watson. Bit of competition for spots there now
and obviously no room for Hodgkinson.
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Post by Telltails » Fri 01 Dec, 2017 6:16 am

The halves merry go round still not quite finished - Knights surely will release Hodgkinson.

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Post by tigerfanatic » Fri 01 Dec, 2017 6:36 am

coivtny wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:09 pm
Earl wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 4:55 pm
It'll be interesting how Newcastle go next year. They look to have a decent squad with a lot more quality players than what we have. I still think we may go better than them because I think our side will hopefully be tough and have plenty of depth.
I agree but I do think, with the Pearce signing, Newcastle have bought better than us overall. I don't rate him at SOO level but I believe he's a very good first grade half and will lift Newcastle next year. If they click next year they'll be strong contenders for the top 8.
Packer-es ses or however you spell it.
Matulino-lillyman
Reynolds-watson
Lolohea-ponga
Mcqueen-stone/matautia
Milne-moga.

Plus we poached heath gibbs and sam mcintyre from them.. i think overall we have recruited much better than the knights. Now Pearce has signed with them expectations go through the roof the johns bros think they are a top 8 side now.. if things dont work out its good buy nathan brown.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 01 Dec, 2017 7:07 am

Spud Murphy wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:39 pm
Earl wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:27 pm
coivtny wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:09 pm
Earl wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 4:55 pm
It'll be interesting how Newcastle go next year. They look to have a decent squad with a lot more quality players than what we have. I still think we may go better than them because I think our side will hopefully be tough and have plenty of depth.
I agree but I do think, with the Pearce signing, Newcastle have bought better than us overall. I don't rate him at SOO level but I believe he's a very good first grade half and will lift Newcastle next year. If they click next year they'll be strong contenders for the top 8.
I think they could be a quality team who could really push for the 8. I'm not confident we will push for the 8. Next year is going to be interesting because there have been a lot of changes.

Not just Pearce now, but Ese Ese, Guerra and Moga are all quality players in their prime and Ponga & Watson are touted for big things. Not that 'potential' always manifests, as we well know, but regardless, I think they have definitely bought better than us.
And?

Even if that is correct, which is debeateble, why does that have to reflect on us?

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Post by Spud Murphy » Fri 01 Dec, 2017 7:17 am

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Fri 01 Dec, 2017 7:07 am
Spud Murphy wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:39 pm
Earl wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:27 pm
coivtny wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:09 pm


I agree but I do think, with the Pearce signing, Newcastle have bought better than us overall. I don't rate him at SOO level but I believe he's a very good first grade half and will lift Newcastle next year. If they click next year they'll be strong contenders for the top 8.
I think they could be a quality team who could really push for the 8. I'm not confident we will push for the 8. Next year is going to be interesting because there have been a lot of changes.

Not just Pearce now, but Ese Ese, Guerra and Moga are all quality players in their prime and Ponga & Watson are touted for big things. Not that 'potential' always manifests, as we well know, but regardless, I think they have definitely bought better than us.
And?

Even if that is correct, which is debeateble, why does that have to reflect on us?

I am responding to and agreeing with the posts above me, hence the quotes.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Fri 01 Dec, 2017 8:07 am

Telltails wrote:
Fri 01 Dec, 2017 6:16 am
The halves merry go round still not quite finished - Knights surely will release Hodgkinson.
Hasn't he already signed a three year deal in the ESL? I swear I saw something about that a couple of months ago...

In any case, good on the Knights. I am glad Pearce didn't end up at Cronulla, that would have been an absolute farce.

They'll be good for each other, he'll blend in pretty well since three or four other ex-Easts players wound up there too. I hope Newy give it a good shake next year, god knows their fans deserve it.
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Post by Cultured Bogan » Fri 01 Dec, 2017 8:17 am

Just looked it up, nothing solid about Hodkinson signing anywhere, just rumours to have been looking in the ESL.
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 01 Dec, 2017 10:29 am

diedpretty wrote:
Thu 30 Nov, 2017 4:32 pm
Have to laugh at Manly - released Green on the expectation they would get Pearce. Now they only have DCE in the halves.
Now they'll be left with either Hodkinson or Lamb. Both inferior to Green.

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