NC worth a Million

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Re: NC worth a Million

Post by Red Rugby » Fri 13 Jul, 2018 10:54 pm

Apparently the Panthers already have a replacement for Nathan....

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... 8d663f6e2d


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Post by swag tiger » Fri 13 Jul, 2018 10:56 pm

Red Rugby wrote:
Fri 13 Jul, 2018 10:54 pm
Apparently the Panthers already have a replacement for Nathan....

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... 8d663f6e2d
Can't read Article as it has the subscription page that pops up.
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Post by Tweed Tiger » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 1:24 am

Panthers depth is a gold mine at the moment.

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Post by TigerTiger » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 1:26 am

swag tiger wrote:
Fri 13 Jul, 2018 10:56 pm
Red Rugby wrote:
Fri 13 Jul, 2018 10:54 pm
Apparently the Panthers already have a replacement for Nathan....

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... 8d663f6e2d
Can't read Article as it has the subscription page that pops up.
Well they have Nathan Cleary, this other young kid Luai, and May, I wouldn't say no to any of those at WT. (1 or 2 of the Panthers young forwards would be great as well).
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Post by Tigerdave » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 3:42 am

Lost sight of the cap increase and given what some other halves are getting, he's more worth it, changed my mind.

I think the other point of "others would be more interested in coming if he was here" also holds some merit.


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Post by yeti » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 6:39 am

Cleary at half and Brooks at 5/8 would be awesome but I agree with others - unless we get a pack of forwards that consistently getting us metres up the middle it won't count for much who we have in the halves.
Forwards first then worry about our half options.

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Post by goldcoast tiger » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 6:52 am

Tigerdave wrote:
Sat 14 Jul, 2018 3:42 am
Lost sight of the cap increase and given what some other halves are getting, he's more worth it, changed my mind.

I think the other point of "others would be more interested in coming if he was here" also holds some merit.
He’s only 20 , and had heaps less time in the Nrl than Brooks, yet Is not only better than Brooks, but a lot more reliable as well, there’s no comparison,

He didn’t stand out in SOO, this year, except for his defence
But he’ll be there for a long time to come

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Post by Snake » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 9:28 am

goldcoast tiger wrote:
Sat 14 Jul, 2018 6:52 am
Tigerdave wrote:
Sat 14 Jul, 2018 3:42 am
Lost sight of the cap increase and given what some other halves are getting, he's more worth it, changed my mind.

I think the other point of "others would be more interested in coming if he was here" also holds some merit.
He’s only 20 , and had heaps less time in the Nrl than Brooks, yet Is not only better than Brooks, but a lot more reliable as well, there’s no comparison,

He didn’t stand out in SOO, this year, except for his defence
But he’ll be there for a long time to come
To compare him to Brooks is not a true indication of the two.... Brooks has only every had plodders and beaten packs in front of him ..Cleary has had probable the biggest and best pack of forwards in front of him since he started his first game .IMO Cleary gets the nod of the two as he has game management and smarts that Brooks has not and is a high percentage goal kicker and with those qualities Brooks is not in the same class . Reading through the posts and lists of what seems to be the going rate for 1/2s I suppose the price tag is acceptable... But the comparisons with Brooks is a bit unfair as I have stated above.

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Post by Telltails » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 11:04 am

Brooks with Penrith's pack and Maloney outside of him - if only.

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Post by gallagher » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 1:14 pm

Telltails wrote:
Sat 14 Jul, 2018 11:04 am
Brooks with Penrith's pack and Maloney outside of him - if only.
Indeed. Cleary would be silly to move from Penrith unless it's to a stronger club.

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Post by helmesy » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 1:45 pm

gallagher wrote:
Sat 14 Jul, 2018 1:14 pm
Telltails wrote:
Sat 14 Jul, 2018 11:04 am
Brooks with Penrith's pack and Maloney outside of him - if only.
Indeed. Cleary would be silly to move from Penrith unless it's to a stronger club.
Yes but Ivan is here with a view to building us up to be a better team - not to be also-rans.

If Nathan can see where the bus is going then we’re in with a shot.

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Post by NT Tiger » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 1:54 pm

helmesy wrote:
Sat 14 Jul, 2018 1:45 pm
gallagher wrote:
Sat 14 Jul, 2018 1:14 pm
Telltails wrote:
Sat 14 Jul, 2018 11:04 am
Brooks with Penrith's pack and Maloney outside of him - if only.
Indeed. Cleary would be silly to move from Penrith unless it's to a stronger club.
Yes but Ivan is here with a view to building us up to be a better team - not to be also-rans.

If Nathan can see where the bus is going then we’re in with a shot.
The bus has to find its way out of the terminal first.
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Post by The_Doc » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 2:15 pm

I'd be comfortable with paying him in the vicinity of $850 but a Mil for someone so young makes me wary. We have paid overs for potential in the past and look where that got us.

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Post by jadtiger » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 4:03 pm

The_Doc wrote:
Sat 14 Jul, 2018 2:15 pm
I'd be comfortable with paying him in the vicinity of $850 but a Mil for someone so young makes me wary. We have paid overs for potential in the past and look where that got us.
He is a current origin player who plays in the spine not really a "potential" type signing, his value will only get higher.Certainly there are risks but any signing carries a risk.

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Post by tigertye » Mon 16 Jul, 2018 9:23 pm

I don’t think we’re actually that far off being a real quality side. We just need a few decent names on board in key positions.

I’ve said it before but I honestly think so much of our future recruitment hangs onto what happens with Nathan Cleary. Cleary is going to command 1 million plus. Whether he’s worth it is up for debate, but there’s a very good chance he’ll end up one of the best players in the game in the next few years and the long-term Blues and Australian halfback.

I just hope whatever happens, Nathan gets it over and done with after his 21st in November like he’s been quoted saying so that we can target elsewhere if need be. Hopefully Ivan has a fair idea of what’ll happen too so we don’t hold off and miss a quality signing waiting on Nathan’s ‘official’ decision.

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Post by Elderslie Tiger » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:25 am

WHATS HAPPENED TO NATHAN
Played reasonably well in SOO against the Broncos an ordinary performance I think all is not well at Penriff 2SM Talkin Sport last night indicated there could be coaching changes at Penriff and the Silvertails announced as early as Monday with a former Penriff coaching staff member returning to the fold at the foot of the Mountains

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Sat 21 Jul, 2018 9:31 am

Well NC can bring Waqa Blake with him from the Panthers.

Left and right side halves so what number worn on your back is irrelevant.

Does anyone seriously believe Ben Hunt is in the class of NC or for that matter Brooks? I don't see $500,000 difereence between Brooks and Hunt. That has to be hurting the Dragons' cap and we should be looking at Jackson Ford, Zac Lomax and a few others out of their system.

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