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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@NT_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The one thing you know when Thompson is on the field is he wont let the team down by lack of effort.

No one would deny this. But effort only gets you so far and we’re going to struggle to make the 8 with him in the position. I like the guy and I think he’s a really capable winger, but he’s not a fullback and he never will be.

Going into 2020 with CT at fullback and no specialist hooker will really hurt us imo.

Personally I’d rate CT as a Lachlan Coote type player… he went alright for the Cowboys with the right team around him.
Granted, missing a real NRL hooker is not good though.

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@JD-Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Swordy said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Flanagan cant coach dragons this year, even if Mary goes first week.

NRL are kidding themself if they think Flanagan won’t coach them this year. He’ll talk like a coach, look like a coach, act like a coach, just Dragons’ll call him something else, and call McGregor the coach instead.

Absolutely 100%
As far as signings go, Flanagan is easily the best signature for the Dragons in some time.
There’s no doubt his style will be stamped on the team and improve them, it’s just a matter of how long that takes. It could even have had an influence on Lomax re-committing to the club.

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Dragons’ Zac Lomax to make NRL call soon

But the Wests Tigers have emerged as a genuine suitor, with the merger-club having the added carrot of being able to offer Lomax the No.1 jumper.
It is understood Lomax might make a decision as soon as next week.

“We have spoken to some other clubs and it’s been good to understand how other clubs roll, (see) some of the facilities,” Lomax told AAP.

Largely unknown qty really, but from the quotes through the article it does sound like the young fella has a good attitude.

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Just love seeing that smiling face of a talented youngster who’s happy to be here!
It’s a sight for these sore jaded eyes, I can tell you…

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@Russell said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Ok , we are really scrapping the bottom of the barrel now.

What do we find down there Moylan, Milford and other assorted over hyped plodders that are not delivering because their “Flash in the pan” days are over.
If we are not happy with Thommo at FB for 2020 then quickly throw the kitchen sink at Lomax or Munster.

At least go for someone decent and not buy someone that is going to take us backwards - we have enough of these players already - and are trying to get rid of them.

Really agree with this.
Might not have to throw the entire sink at Lomax - and not sure he’s worth it just yet, but Munster at fullback would be a real coup for the club. But is it even worth wondering about?

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Great signing, like the enthusiasm he is showing, that’s a welcome face for the fans…

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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.