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Post by Demps » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:52 am

We should bring his little brother over too...
He is an up and coming 5/8 playing in ISC.

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Post by Bozo97 » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:57 am

weststigers wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:32 am
Not sure how I feel about this signing.

Whenever I've seen him, he looks like he has no impact.
You must be watching at the wrong times then

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Post by jadtiger » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:58 am

I will believe it when the club announces it but have no problems with the signing if it is a fact

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:21 am

The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:48 am
Some are a bit ignorant of his talents.

Could be the best forward signing we've made in a while.
Apparently being let go to make way for Crichton on stupid money means he's a fringe first grader.

Pretty bloody versatile player to have on the books.
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Post by Doc Tiger » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:22 am

Not too excited about this. Just another signing imo. Is he one that'll improve us as a whole? I'm not convinced. Hope he proves me wrong.


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Post by The Patriot » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:23 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:21 am
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:48 am
Some are a bit ignorant of his talents.

Could be the best forward signing we've made in a while.
Apparently being let go to make way for Crichton on stupid money means he's a fringe first grader.

Pretty bloody versatile player to have on the books.

I honestly dont think its Crichton pushing him out. My money is on Taupau or TPJ.

Roosters just playing smart as they know he has had some concussion issues and is risk if he cops it again. Its a very Amercian sports way of doing business
Its an opinion!

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Post by tsjonathan » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:31 am

Nelson wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:07 am
clontarfkid wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:57 am
Id pay 50% more for TPJ who can actually influence a game tbh.
Dunno how we'll ever make the top 4 if other teams pinch our best players and we hire their discards(2 in a week from Easts)..has it really come to that?
Well TPJ would cost more than 50% more and money alone wouldn't even guarantee him. Newcastle are finding that out now.
Raiders tried hard to keep him but i heard he wanted to play under Bennett. From junior days, was always touted as a superstar.

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Post by tsjonathan » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:31 am

Is he related to Terry Matterson? Gun player back in his day in the early 90s

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Post by Nelson » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:36 am

tsjonathan wrote:
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Is he related to Terry Matterson? Gun player back in his day in the early 90s
Yep, nephew (or niece if you believe Snake).

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Post by Nelson » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:38 am

The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:23 am
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:21 am
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:48 am
Some are a bit ignorant of his talents.

Could be the best forward signing we've made in a while.
Apparently being let go to make way for Crichton on stupid money means he's a fringe first grader.

Pretty bloody versatile player to have on the books.

I honestly dont think its Crichton pushing him out. My money is on Taupau or TPJ.

Roosters just playing smart as they know he has had some concussion issues and is risk if he cops it again. Its a very Amercian sports way of doing business
He means that they've signed Crichton to play 80 minutes of right edge, which is where Matterson is best value. So in that sense Crichton has squeezed him out.

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Post by Nucky Thompson » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:39 am

steve-o wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:44 am
Good signing if it comes through. If so, our back row starters are settled - Rowdy on the left, Matterson on the right. MCK off the bench
if we bulk up our forward back rowdy could even do a bench spot as an impact player

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Post by jirskyr » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:41 am

The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:23 am
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:21 am
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:48 am
Some are a bit ignorant of his talents.

Could be the best forward signing we've made in a while.
Apparently being let go to make way for Crichton on stupid money means he's a fringe first grader.

Pretty bloody versatile player to have on the books.

I honestly dont think its Crichton pushing him out. My money is on Taupau or TPJ.

Roosters just playing smart as they know he has had some concussion issues and is risk if he cops it again. Its a very Amercian sports way of doing business
I would think being behind Boyd, Radley, Liu and likely Crichton, battling weekly with Aubusson, Butcher and Collins is reason enough to want to cement a permanent FG spot elsewhere, without needing another forward to tip you over the edge.

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Post by tsjonathan » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:42 am

Nelson wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:36 am
tsjonathan wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:31 am
Is he related to Terry Matterson? Gun player back in his day in the early 90s
Yep, nephew (or niece if you believe Snake).
thanks mate.

to be honest thought i don't see this kid much during games. I hardly ever notice him...

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Post by formerguest » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:54 am

Recall seeing him mostly playing centre, so hope he is a better back rower as others imply.

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Post by clontarfkid » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:55 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:21 am
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:48 am
Some are a bit ignorant of his talents.

Could be the best forward signing we've made in a while.
Apparently being let go to make way for Crichton on stupid money means he's a fringe first grader.

Pretty bloody versatile player to have on the books.
Hes a fringe first grader because thats exactly where he plays...behind Isaac Lui,who aint gonna win the Dally M anytime soon.But Easts prefer him to Matterson
Personally I think were buying a "brand" name from a leading club for feelgood factor,and I haven't seen anything from Matterson that's gonna be an upside ...but hope Im mistaken.
Id rather the Knights strategy of buying established first graders or genuine up and commers like Pearce,Ponga,Guerra etc etc than blokes who have been tried and tested and effectively rejected.
As someone else said,we seem to be struggling to attract quality players at any price...just gotta hope our juniors come good one day

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Post by Spartan117 » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:02 am

Nucky Thompson wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 7:43 am
Looks like his a churchie friends with aloiai and twal
What do you mean Nucky??

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Post by Deffsnotacop » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:11 am

He's a big, ball playing second rower, who's good in defence and has good footwork. He is also coming from a winning culture.

He will be one of our better signings in the last 3 or 4 years.

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Post by Deffsnotacop » Thu 06 Sep, 2018 10:13 am

clontarfkid wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:55 am
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:21 am
The Patriot wrote:
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 8:48 am
Some are a bit ignorant of his talents.

Could be the best forward signing we've made in a while.
Apparently being let go to make way for Crichton on stupid money means he's a fringe first grader.

Pretty bloody versatile player to have on the books.
Hes a fringe first grader because thats exactly where he plays...behind Isaac Lui,who aint gonna win the Dally M anytime soon.But Easts prefer him to Matterson
Personally I think were buying a "brand" name from a leading club for feelgood factor,and I haven't seen anything from Matterson that's gonna be an upside ...but hope Im mistaken.
Id rather the Knights strategy of buying established first graders or genuine up and commers like Pearce,Ponga,Guerra etc etc than blokes who have been tried and tested and effectively rejected.
As someone else said,we seem to be struggling to attract quality players at any price...just gotta hope our juniors come good one day
Matterson is behind Liu because Liu is a middle forward, not an edge back rower. Liu can play prop, Matterson can't. If they were both edge back rowers then you would see Matterson starting over him.

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