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Excellent, very talented and could be a regular in the NRL side by the end of next season.

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@Needaname said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

Guys it’s obvious.
The roosters are working feverishly away at the moment to transfer Latrells $300,000 third party agreement to another player so that at the time of his release his full pay is listed on the cap at ‘full pay’ for $750,000. haven’t you all seen this been done before. Cough, Mitchell Pearce, Cooper Cronk!

Yeah, I remember them talking down Cronks contract fee when there was speculation about how they were affording to fit him under the cap - then we he retires they suddenly have freed up money from the million dollar player!!!

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Nice one Alex!
Love the way we are wrapping up the youngens that are on the up.

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Great stuff, Luke is really growing into his NRL role.

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@TigerSJ said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

IF the reports are true and LM comes at $2.7M over 3 years - Unbelieveable - Fantastic! But we need to back him up with some other good signings - we need 2 forwards and an outside back as well.
LM can’t do it all for us - a few seasons ago we lacked any attacking variation and ended up throwing the ball to Teddy in the hope he could do something. In the end he tried too hard, too often and I believe that lack of support contributed to his moving on. Look at Teddy in a side where that responsibility is shared and he is relieved of the pressure of carrying the whole team. The same thing happened years ago to Benji when we had no decent half or fullback. You could argue that Latrell at the Roosters and Latrell at the Tigers may not be the same player unless we have a team that can step up to his level.
Winning consistently in the NRL still requires angry, mobile, big guys paving the way across the ad line and standing up to everything the opposition throws at you. We need a couple of those guys as well!

Absolutely. Unfortunately we had one and he didn’t like us… we desperately need to replace that running backrower so we can offer up as many threats in attack as possible.

Personally, was a bit disappointed with the running aspect of Matterson’s game this year. Of course the rest of his game was good, but a lot of that was in the middle and Garner had him well and truly covered line running wise once he got past the loss of his father.

Agree totally about Garner, he was running excellent lines, and easily better than Lawrence now. So that’s definitely an upgrade in the making.

The aspect that sets Matterson apart is his size, ability to break a tackle and ball play, that type of threat attracts defenders away from those around him. Would love to see such a back-rower back in our side.

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@TigerSJ said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

IF the reports are true and LM comes at $2.7M over 3 years - Unbelieveable - Fantastic! But we need to back him up with some other good signings - we need 2 forwards and an outside back as well.
LM can’t do it all for us - a few seasons ago we lacked any attacking variation and ended up throwing the ball to Teddy in the hope he could do something. In the end he tried too hard, too often and I believe that lack of support contributed to his moving on. Look at Teddy in a side where that responsibility is shared and he is relieved of the pressure of carrying the whole team. The same thing happened years ago to Benji when we had no decent half or fullback. You could argue that Latrell at the Roosters and Latrell at the Tigers may not be the same player unless we have a team that can step up to his level.
Winning consistently in the NRL still requires angry, mobile, big guys paving the way across the ad line and standing up to everything the opposition throws at you. We need a couple of those guys as well!

Absolutely. Unfortunately we had one and he didn’t like us… we desperately need to replace that running backrower so we can offer up as many threats in attack as possible.

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@trentrunciman said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

if we sign latrell would there be point in retaining Mbye?

I’d be keeping him as I think he can be excellent at centre, and good centres are not only hard to find, they’re expensive anyway.

He was just coming into his own in the position last year when he injured himself, I think he and LM as attacking weapons in the same backline could work really well with the right coaching and tactics.

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Some were inept at times. Others not the sharpest tool in the shed, or took bad advice or became greedy, or got stars in their eyes.

But only one tanked… making that choice will never be forgiven.

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@Masterton said in Confirmed: Matulino to hang up boots after career ending knee injury.:

Our best hit and stick since Gareth.

Yep, our defence was always that bit better when he was on, smart at positioning against attack too.

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@NT_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@balmain-boy I’d love to have been a fly on the wall when that decision was made. A positive is the POM said we would only release him if it was of benefit to the WT. I guess we wait now to see the score.

‘The benefit’ may simply be releasing him to enable having enough coin available to get a good signing over the line…