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Harry will be named in the train on squad for Qld in SOO

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@TrueTiger said in Noffa - Fullback?:

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@willow said in Noffa - Fullback?:

I wouldn’t have him as fullback. If we don’t get JAC I’d stick Mbye back there.

I’d like to know why JAC qualifies as an outstanding FB proposition and Nofo doesn’t.

He’s fast and skillful. That’s a good starting point. Nof is a slow winger that runs sideways and breaks tackles. He simply doesn’t have the skillset to play fullback

He looked alright last week. Who says JAC has the skill set to play fullback?

JAC is an outstanding winger…fullback is an entirely different game…I wouldnt pay him fullback money until he is proven in that position …fullstop…

Which is the contract I’ve heard

When you prove yourself in 1st grade …12 games he triggers bonuses …I can live with that

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That Humpty was a real piece of work 👎

Now he’s doing to Manly what he did to us.
He’s good at it as he has 8 children.

Grant Mayer wasnt far behind either lol

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He reminded me of this guy from Harry Potter

Hobbo told me this is a picture of Happy just before he ran out on the field to play for Gladstone…

more talent in one of those gammy fingers TT

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I’m a bit slow but just noticed the only difference scoring wise was the goal kicking 1/5 vs 4/5. Both teams scored 5 tries. I think Adam will be a fine goal kicker and consistency will come with an off season of practice.

Ill never bag a player for missing kicks from the sideline. Each one of those were very difficult kicks. A few weeks back he got every one. this time he didn’t. Such is life.

Exactly, they certainly weren’t easy. I just remember he said he hadn’t really practiced before given the kicking duties. Imagine what he’ll be like with an off season under his belt.

He is a very good striker of them
A lot of power
It is also great to see he is angry with himself after he misses 1

Not really. I think he has showed it can effect his game.

Would u rather momo kicking them
Or mbye

Packer

His foot would be on point after surgery

Preahps brooks can put his useless bombs to use by bombing it between the posts 😂

Brooks needs to go to @happy_tiger ‘s school of “torp”

Geo won’t let him out …you know that Hobbo

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What I don’t get on Huth …why give him so much game time if your not keeping him

And if Seyfarth is the replacement (God help us if he is ) why not play him

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Brent Read mentioned Staines on Fox …but JAC is the priority

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@izotope said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

More dribble - read headline then last paragraph.
Top tryscorer was ‘very close’ to signing with Tigers. But the club blew it with a lowball offer
NRL PREMIERSHIP
Darcie McDonald
September 29, 2020 2:19pm
DARCIE MCDONALD
Source: FOX SPORTS

Fresh off a five-try clinic against the Roosters on Friday, South Sydney flyer Alex Johnston has revealed he was “days” away from inking a deal with the Wests Tigers.
The 25-year-old, who finished the season as the competition’s top tryscorer, re-signed with the Rabbitohs earlier this month after the club backflipped on their decision to let him go.

Johnston was informed by the club in October last year that salary cap space will be tight in 2021 and there may not be room for him. Then in April, South Sydney let Johnston know that they could not make him an offer for 2021 as there was only space for minimum wage contracts. It was heartbreaking news for the local junior who has been nothing but a fantastic ambassador and consistent player for the Bunnies.

Resigned to the fact he wouldn’t be a Rabbitoh next season he began talks with other clubs. During that time, his looming exit came to light and outraged fans began a petition to keep Johnston at Redfern.

There was plenty of interest in the former Kangaroos winger with the Bulldogs, Cowboys, Storm and Tigers all talking to Johnston and his manager. The Storm and Tigers made an offer to Johnston before the Rabbitohs came to the table with a deal as well, which Johnston took despite it being around $100,000 less per year than what Melbourne offered.

Johnston revealed on Tuesday that he was actually “very close” to signing with either the Storm or Tigers. He was keen to reunite with former Bunnies coach Michael Maguire whom he wont the 2014 Grand Final with but the problem with the Tigers though was that they offered him a lowball deal. And for the record he never expected or asked for big money or ‘fullback money,’ contrary to many reports.

“They were the main two (Storm and Tigers). I was very close, and it pretty much came down to a couple of days there where it was 50/50,” he said.

“The other clubs were very good to me, very tempting and I think I’d say 50/50 were the odds at the end of the day.

“It was pretty weird to think about it. I gave myself every chance to try and stay in Sydney and stay with Souths, and I’m just lucky that it came through.

“I don’t want to say too much about what went on, but the Tigers deal was not as high as other clubs.”

It was a tough slog for Johnston who has always wanted to be a one-club man. He described the period as a “rollercoaster” and admitted that he held onto a “a little bit of hope” that Souths could work something out to keep him.

“Mentally it was a bit of a rollercoaster ride for me. A lot of ups and downs – I just tried to use it as motivation the best I could at the start of the year. The longer the season went, the longer it was playing on my mind,” he said.

“I was pretty stoked to have some interest from other clubs and then finally sign the contract, it was a huge relief. I get to stay at Souths and now I think my best footy is coming to fruition.

“I did hold a little bit of hope there when sometimes it didn’t look like it was going to happen. If I kept playing good footy and staying motivated, something might happen and I’m very fortunate that it did.

“Wayne pulled me aside and said he was going to do his best to keep me and to hang in there. Once it came through that there was a contract there, I was pretty stoked and couldn’t wait to put pen to paper.”

The Tigers are in the market for a number of positions with Maguire letting go of eight players ahead of the 2021 season.

Storm star Josh Addo-Carr has been linked to a return to the Tigers, his former club, which could be the reason why they weren’t able to offer Johnston a better deal. After missing out on Johnston’s signature, the Tigers are desperate to land Addo-Carr and are also reportedly eyeing Raiders winger Jordan Rapana.

We have already been burned once by overpaying someone that looked good on the end of souths backline.

hey Alex big news …your crap and not worth Jack or JAC

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So am I right in assuming we still have 6 spots to fill for 2021 …

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@Geo said in Departing players:

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@4jtigers said in Departing players:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Departing players:

@4jtigers said in Departing players:

@Geo said in Departing players:

Dylan Smith (2018-20)
Smith joined Wests Tigers as part of its Development squad in 2018 and transitioned into the full-time squad throughout his time with the club. An Australian Schoolboy, Smith featured prominently for the club’s Jersey Flegg and Canterbury Cup squads in 2018 and 2019 and played in the sole reserve-grade fixture this year before the season was cancelled.

No idea why he was let go even without giving him a chance to show what he has with at least 2 first grade games… sad really

Was Smith recruited by the previous recruitment officer?

I don’t know who recruited him but at least give these young ones a try before they get dropped or permanently let go… that’s not too much to ask.

I know you probably wouldn’t like what I am about to say, they could’ve given this kid a chance in FB and AD as 5/8 and Marshall somewhere, just somewhere (BM could’ve stayed dropped and have given the kid a fair go)… anyway, what is done is done, there is nothing we can do to change that and I just hope WT has better plans in place to fix the problems that we have on the field.

You don’t think the guys in charge can recognise talent? You don’t think they would have kept him if they thought he could add something to the team?
Sometimes you just need to have faith in the guys running the football club.
I would take Kelly Egan and Madge’s football nouse over us ‘keyboard warriors’ to be honest.

Egan left the building last year…

Hasn’t he got a position with the Coaches Union …

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@Geo said in Departing players:

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@Geo said in Departing players:

Dylan Smith (2018-20)
Smith joined Wests Tigers as part of its Development squad in 2018 and transitioned into the full-time squad throughout his time with the club. An Australian Schoolboy, Smith featured prominently for the club’s Jersey Flegg and Canterbury Cup squads in 2018 and 2019 and played in the sole reserve-grade fixture this year before the season was cancelled.

No idea why he was let go even without giving him a chance to show what he has with at least 2 first grade games… sad really

Was Smith recruited by the previous recruitment officer?

I don’t know who recruited him but at least give these young ones a try before they get dropped or permanently let go… that’s not too much to ask.

I know you probably wouldn’t like what I am about to say, they could’ve given this kid a chance in FB and AD as 5/8 and Marshall somewhere, just somewhere (BM could’ve stayed dropped and have given the kid a fair go)… anyway, what is done is done, there is nothing we can do to change that and I just hope WT has better plans in place to fix the problems that we have on the field.

You don’t think the guys in charge can recognise talent? You don’t think they would have kept him if they thought he could add something to the team?
Sometimes you just need to have faith in the guys running the football club.
I would take Kelly Egan and Madge’s football nouse over us ‘keyboard warriors’ to be honest.

Egan left the building last year…

Kegs has been gone for ages now