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And Simona showing a clean pair of heels to stay with him on one of those runaways… double damn

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@happy_tiger said in Looking at the finalists thus far..:

I’m guessing everyone on the Forum barring Fade to Black are hoping the Storm win

What a bunch of petty, bitter people they are!

And I’m totally with them!!

Can’t believe I’m thinking this let alone typing it, but Storm to win!

And smash Cleary’s dream to pieces please!

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@happy_tiger said in JAC:

@frullens said in JAC:

@colinbh said in JAC:

@joebob said in JAC:

@THE_POM said in JAC:

@Everything-WT said in JAC:

@THE_POM said in JAC:

Here’s the latest with JAC:

  1. He’s accepted the offer put forward to him from the Tigers (Best $$ wise compared to others)
  2. Fullback bonuses included, (If he makes FB his own the deal would average out to $675,000 P.A)
  3. 4 year deal starting in 2022 there ready to sign Nov 1 if deal with Melbourne not reached before.
    4.Would be a lie to say if the club wasn’t nervous that during this delay there are others trying to get in through the back door. Melbourne don’t appear keen on James Roberts & Souths don’t have the $$ to match our offer even with Lowes retirement.
  4. No idea where Bulldogs name came up into this, no formal talks/offers presented last check.

Cheers mate. Any other possible signings you can mention?

No world beaters, currently depends on 3 things, JAC, Harry & if we can move along the big $$.
On a serious note Packer is still expressing mild headaches due to the last concussion.

So we are actually in with a chance to keep Harry?

Not according to Harry tonight.

What did Harry say?

Going to Melbourne …which is what he has continually said for a fair while now

He has been quite coy about it all along, IMO.
Even when pressed last night he continued to tow the ‘as per original arrangements’ line. But when pressed said if Smith plays on it will be re-assessed.
But he does seem gone if Smith retires.

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@Needaname said in JAC:

@happy_tiger said in JAC:

Did everyone see that signal …did you see it …JAC blinked twice …he’s coming to the WT’s

Did you see JAC follow behind Cameron Smith when he was being chaired. That’s a sign his leaving. Lol

Ran out behind Smith for the start of game too… another sign!

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Originally I was sure we kept the wrong guy, but no, MM has is still a downhill runner. Great when he is ‘on’ but so are plenty of players, he certainly finds it hard when the going gets tough.

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@tbones10 said in Benji Marshall:

Just caught the Benji 360 interview and I realized a couple of thing, firstly it wasn’t too bad and secondly there are some people on this forum that are too thin skinned. I am not a denier, Benji’s time has come, we all know that, his style of play doesn’t translate well to the modern game. I thought the interview was measured, it didn’t cover anything that hadn’t already been said, it wasn’t anti Madge and it put the emphasis for the performances back on the players not handling pressure and not being consistent.
Benji shouldn’t play again, not for fear of damaging his legacy, or other rubbish, the game has moved on, its time he did too. This next bit is not a job for the boys scenario, but the Tiger’s should get him to do their media, we all know he is adept at it, he has the ability to get most people on side, people listen to him, he relates to the fans and media like no one else, he knows virtually everyone and he is better than whoever is doing it now.

I just watched it too… totally agree and thanks for a great post, you just saved me a heap of time trying to articulate the same points!

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@Tiger-Tragic said in Benji Marshall:

@851 said in Benji Marshall:

@mike said in Benji Marshall:

Its been hinted a number of times that Ikin will be the new CEO of the Broncos and Benji to take Ikin’s hosting role on NRL360. Could be interesting.

Ikin missed out on the Bronco’s CEO job

Good. It was always a classic case of mismatch between Ikin’s smug ego and his ability.

How he thinks being the organ-grinder for the paid monkeys that make up NRL 360 does anything positive for his appeal and employability in a professional NRL club, is beyond belief.

You lie with dogs, you get fleas. Keep scratching, Bennie!!

That’s not why he could fulfill the role, more likely because he has been on the QRL board for three years, so he’s no stranger to the administrative side of the game.

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@Swordy said in Benji Marshall:

@851 said in Benji Marshall:

@happy_tiger said in Benji Marshall:

@851 said in Benji Marshall:

@mike said in Benji Marshall:

Its been hinted a number of times that Ikin will be the new CEO of the Broncos and Benji to take Ikin’s hosting role on NRL360. Could be interesting.

Ikin missed out on the Bronco’s CEO job

Did Dave Donaghy end up getting the job ??

It is between him and someone else, can’t remember the name, someone from outside of league, so down to 2 but they want Donaghy apparently

Ben Ikin withdrew his application a week or so if I remember. rightly

Yep, that’s what I heard on the radio.

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@mike said in Benji Marshall:

@barra said in Benji Marshall:

It’s not just Benji’s missed tackle stats, it’s how important those tackles were. Around the time it came out we weren’t offering him another contract, I remember reading he was top of the league for missed tackles that led to tries?
Having such a poor defender in the line puts pressure on the whole team, not just those around him.
Benji’s reluctance to use his shoulder is a reflection of attitued, and as has also been mentioned, we need to get rid of that sort of attitude - because quite simply it’s NOT okay to defend like that… the answer to poor defence is NOT to just try and out-score the opposition.
It really did seem that Madge relaxed his attitude to the squad and the increase in points against was the result.
Benji may be okay in a team that already has excellent defence, but that sure ain’t us.

Not disagreeing, I think Benji not using his shoulders has a lot todo with the reconstructions he needed early in his career. It physical and mentality effected that part of his game.

Absolutely Mike!
But… on occasions he HAS used his shoulder - and powerfully - very well in recent years, just that it only happens rarely. That is a mind-set thing which is linked to attitude.
NRL is not a game in which you can tackle properly when the mood takes you. It’s an all-in, tough, big contact deal. IMO Benji needed to play all-in when it came to defence, but he didn’t.

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It’s not just Benji’s missed tackle stats, it’s how important those tackles were. Around the time it came out we weren’t offering him another contract, I remember reading he was top of the league for missed tackles that led to tries?
Having such a poor defender in the line puts pressure on the whole team, not just those around him.
Benji’s reluctance to use his shoulder is a reflection of attitued, and as has also been mentioned, we need to get rid of that sort of attitude - because quite simply it’s NOT okay to defend like that… the answer to poor defence is NOT to just try and out-score the opposition.
It really did seem that Madge relaxed his attitude to the squad and the increase in points against was the result.
Benji may be okay in a team that already has excellent defence, but that sure ain’t us.