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@Celtic_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JD-Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Celtic_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Celtic_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Don’t really see an upside in this for us. A year of developing a young player for Melbourne, who can’t get any first grade game time for them, at the expense of a starting centre and goal kicker. Are we really now a feeder club for the Storm.

We get a hooker which is a position that we literally have no one to play!

Assuming he stays injury free, and even if he does he packs his bags for Melbourne with a year of first grade experience under his belt.

We do have options at hooker, not great ones I grant you but options nonetheless. Grant has great stats in the lower grade but for a year it’s not worth losing our only half decent goal kicker.

Goalkicking is a concern definitely. Hopefully MBye or another recruit can fill that void for us.

Maybe a kicker will appear from left field but i don’t believe Mbye’s kicking stats are good enough for a first grade kicker

Well Marsters and then Momo were both ahead of him last year in the kicking ranks. Maybe its too much pressure on him with the captaincy also.

Fingers crossed we get a new recruit who can kick and MBye doesnt have to.

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@Celtic_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Celtic_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Don’t really see an upside in this for us. A year of developing a young player for Melbourne, who can’t get any first grade game time for them, at the expense of a starting centre and goal kicker. Are we really now a feeder club for the Storm.

We get a hooker which is a position that we literally have no one to play!

Assuming he stays injury free, and even if he does he packs his bags for Melbourne with a year of first grade experience under his belt.

We do have options at hooker, not great ones I grant you but options nonetheless. Grant has great stats in the lower grade but for a year it’s not worth losing our only half decent goal kicker.

Goalkicking is a concern definitely. Hopefully MBye or another recruit can fill that void for us.

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@Ponyo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/storm/nrl-2020-storm-tigers-swap-deal-harry-grant-signing-contract-news-paul-momirovski/news-story/3be746d19d0e059e3db2664b5922dfa7

Harry Grant for Momo - swap deal

Wow, could be great for us. Good on us for being a club that could do this. A lot of clubs you couldnt trust. (Eels, Riff, Sharks, Roosters, Broncs…)

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Sounds like hes a certainty to go elsewhere if there’s other clubs now interested. But the DT is of course as reliable as a franger with a hole in it, so who knows.

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Won’t be long before he is rumoured to be connected to a club over here. Sharks first my guess.

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@swag_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Take it with a grain of salt

From LL

Arrow and Packer to Rabbitohs
AD to Storm
Turguss to Titans
JAC and Stefano to Tigers

Why would Eels let Stefano go? The four teams above would all be happy, considering, but unless the Eels had a CEO/coach transplant, its doubtful they’d let Stefano go.

Edit: Thanks for the rumour though, it would be great for us.

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@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JD-Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@WswWt said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@GNR4LIFE said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The “looking out for my family” routine is cliche rubbish. These guys are earning high six figures. The average joe earning 150k can easily look after his family. These guys are making triple that.

I reckon footy players would be wasting a lot of it… especially the ones who aren’t educated in investing.
Remember they only have an average career of 10 years.

I know they are only working for 10 years, but they are earning about as much as a working man (or woman) would over 30 years.

The average NRL career is only 5 years

Yes I was waiting for someone to say that. Do you by chance happen to know the average salary of the players who have played for five years? Not the cap divided by the number of players, but the average salary of a player who has played for five years?
Look at it like this, of the players now who debuted five years ago, what’s their average salary over their career?
Because I bet it would be north of $300k, which is plenty more than 3 times the average wage and the same as what I said.

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@WswWt said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@GNR4LIFE said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The “looking out for my family” routine is cliche rubbish. These guys are earning high six figures. The average joe earning 150k can easily look after his family. These guys are making triple that.

I reckon footy players would be wasting a lot of it… especially the ones who aren’t educated in investing.
Remember they only have an average career of 10 years.

I know they are only working for 10 years, but they are earning about as much as a working man (or woman) would over 30 years.

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@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@gallagher said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Earl said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@05TIGZZ said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@AnnandaleTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger5150 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Cairnstigers said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

You’re welcome

Thanks
But what for
No reference to your post
Who and what was your reply relating to ?

You must of missed it. Was just for breaking the BJ news the other day.

Mate you have fired so many shots in the dark, one had to hit a target eventually, and you hardly “broke” the news, it was everywhere.

Ok

Without @wokesmoke we would rely on the occasional insight from @THE_POM and journalists. I’d rather have something, rather than nothing even if it’s also speculative.

Thanks @wokesmoke

I agree, please keep the information coming, makes this place more interesting

I won’t let the thoughts of a FEW dictate how I operate. If I hear the news I pass it on. I don’t think people truly grasp how many balls recruitment can have in the air at one time and how decisions change daily and at times hourly.

That is the way I see it as well. Nothing is done until it’s official.

And that’s for both club and potential recruit. It’s not like a phone call is made Monday and a player is signed Tuesday. Tigers have engaged in talks with 4 players for the 29th spot currently. All talks are currently active I’m sure it will wind down this week and that 29th spot will be sorted shortly once the best fit is decided

Who’s the 4? Your usually pretty direct about potentials.

Have mentioned them a few times prior, In order of priority it’s JAC douehi aetkins Meaney.

I dont know about Aetkins, but happy for any of the other 3, assuming the price is right for Doueihi.

Is this the Meaney that sogned with Dogs only last year, before they got DWZ?

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@Harvey said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JD-Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@twentyforty said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@supercoach said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Raiders pulled a miracle off to get Jack Whighton back on the paddock so soon after his brush with the law…the Scott incident may not have the same happy ending

Just as well,looks like he could be playing centre?

That sorrenson dude could play there, but still a big hole to fill Leilua and Scott

You’ve gotta wonder about Canberra’s judgement? I mean it’s hard to find perfect angels playing the game, but why did they think Scott would be a much better option than Joey?

Scott was cheaper than Joey. And with Rapana going, a new partnership would have to be formed anyway, maybe they think Scott is a better fit with whoever their new winger is.

Scott is electric. Particularly when on the end of a Taser wire

lol, good joke brought a spark to my day.