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@05TIGZZ said in Adam Doueihi:

So is Douhei coming or not? Or do we all find out tomorrow morning If it’s us or the roosters.

Yeah, there’s certainly not enough midnight player announcements out there

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Also as one other poster has mentioned, Leilua has spent most of his career playing on the left and only switched to the right at the Raiders. He can play either side.

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@Demps said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@LeichhardtTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

OK How does this work? This guy Brandon O’Hagan is currently listed in our top Squad

https://www.weststigers.com.au/teams/telstra-premiership/wests-tigers/brendan-ohagan/

So is cini, hoffman and simpkin.
Its being updated id say.

Give it a few days.

The NRL control the player profiles for every player at every club. It’s bizarre, and explains why there’s so many mistakes across all clubs. One random person can’t possibly know all the players and photos for all clubs.

O’Hagan is a halfback/hooker signed for the Magpies in CC.

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Crawley couldn’t be more of a moron. In a way he fits in at the Telecrap extremely well.

Canberra release Lulia to free up cap space to re-sign their talented players, Scott gets arrested = Raiders want Doueihi.
Roosters Smith gets injured = Roosters want Doueihi.
Storm have lost players = Storm want Doueihi

And all three clubs would consider him at centre when he sees himself at fullback - 5/8.

He criticises the Tigers for not wanting to pay souths debts via the back ended deal, yet he thinks other more professional and successful clubs will willingly and without question pay overs for the same kid?

Muppet.

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@tony-soprano said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@balmain-boy said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Jedi_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

still hearing from my contact ewan aitkin is coming from st george, another centre i know but solid and not a too much of a hefty price tag. He will be here before june 30
not thrilled about it but madge must have a plan

No offence, but you’re contact is currently sitting at a 0% success rate.

And for someone with apparent inside knowledge of our club they sure seem happy for you to keep blabbing about what would otherwise be confidential discussions.

You’re contact isn’t Blocker, is it?

Think he’s been accurate b4

He’s a fairly new poster, claiming to suddenly know a board member who is apparently unusually well informed of player signings, yet also didn’t know anything about bj, despite us signing him a few days later

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@Yossarian said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@balmain-boy said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Jedi_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

still hearing from my contact ewan aitkin is coming from st george, another centre i know but solid and not a too much of a hefty price tag. He will be here before june 30
not thrilled about it but madge must have a plan

No offence, but you’re contact is currently sitting at a 0% success rate.

And for someone with apparent inside knowledge of our club they sure seem happy for you to keep blabbing about what would otherwise be confidential discussions.

You’re contact isn’t Blocker, is it?

I’d say we’re more likely to lose a centre than gain one.

Who do you think is most likely to go?

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@Jedi_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

still hearing from my contact ewan aitkin is coming from st george, another centre i know but solid and not a too much of a hefty price tag. He will be here before june 30
not thrilled about it but madge must have a plan

No offence, but you’re contact is currently sitting at a 0% success rate.

And for someone with apparent inside knowledge of our club they sure seem happy for you to keep blabbing about what would otherwise be confidential discussions.

You’re contact isn’t Blocker, is it?

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I don’t think we need another small centre. Unless there’s like a player swap on the cards, but can’t see who we’d be giving them

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@weststigers said in Adam Doueihi:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Adam Doueihi:

@weststigers said in Adam Doueihi:

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@tiga4eva said in Adam Doueihi:

Some are doubtful of Doueihis ability. But if we are going to invest in someone on a 500k price tag I’m glad it’s a 20 year old who hasn’t peaked yet. I can’t see us making the 8 with Thompson at fullback. He’s a winger and I’d pick him there every week.
He dropped way too many uncontested kicks last year and he seemed to have to dive way too many times to catch bombs that most other fullbacks would have found regulation.

Just to put the price tag into perspective. Ponga singed with the Knights on $600k.

Yes. Ponga had played less games, but he was an obvious talent - in saying that, the Knights took a punt.

Doueihi is way overpaid on $500k. He’s not even close to what a Rookie Ponga would provide the team.

Madge is right to offer only $350k. He’s got work to do before he’s worth half a million bucks a year.

TBH, I don’t want him at all, but if he comes, it needs to be at the right price.

I don’t agree with your view at all. Doueihi is very talented and there is no dispute about that at all. Most in the Balmain Club would be well aware of this talent. Sure his current contract may be over valued but way overvalued? No way at all. Reynolds, Nofoaluma, Mybe are in exactly the same position for what they contribute to the team. We need talented and smart players in our team and he certainly is both.

It’s well documented that Reynolds and Mbye are poor value for money. Noffa isn’t overpaid imo, but I guess that’s debatable depending on what side of the fence you sit.

All I’ve said is that at $500k, he’s overpaid…You’ve illustrated the same sentiment in your post. Not sure where the disagreement is on his contract value?

If Madge is offering $350k and he’s on $500k or $550k, he’s being paid 130%-140% of his value to the team, so I would think that qualifies him as “way overpaid”.

If you’re suggesting we should overpay because some think he is a talent or potential, then I’d point you to his attacking stats…2 tries and 3 try assists in 30 games. Makes for some grim reading if you want him to be our first choice fullback.

Value for money ship sailed years ago for WTs. Nofaloama is not our first choice winger imo but his reported contract far exceeds that of CT and JAC. That is ridiculous!

AD brings the skills of a half plus size and good pace. If we want into the 8, AD and JAC are the types needed to get you there. AD played very well in the big games last year com ii Ng back from a serious knee injury.

  1. How much do you think Nofoaluma is on?
  2. Did you see Doueihi in the Raiders final?
  3. Why has the value for money ship sailed?
  1. Nof 450k. Jennings 400k. CT 200k. Then the likes of Mom + Talau on 150k

It’s hard for us because we always pay overs because we’re an unattractive club. It’s fine to say we won’t pay overs anymore but if you need up not signing the quality you’re after then we’re no better off.

We simply have to finish in the top 8 this season. Even if we limp our way in. Removing this image of being an unsuccessful and dull club is a priority.

AD will help us make the finals, but it’s not worth screwing up our 2021 cap in the process. JAC will definitely help.

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I wonder if the Roosters suddenly showed an interest in douehi but not at full freight would souths change their mind?

ie release him to us and souths will chip in for the back end but if the Roosters want him they won’t chip in at all…