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@851 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JD-Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Yeah can’t say I’d be too keen on signing TPJ

Surely as you said Roosters would have to be favourites.

I don’t think we would necessarily be a good fit for us atm, it doesn’t sound like he’d lead or pack or transform, s with his top notch work ethic. But maybe we can sniff around wherever he is going to end up and help by pinching one of their players. Manly and Roosters have a few I’d love to snare. Doggies, not so much, maybe Elliot.

Easts have a stack of backrowers, and on good dollars too, if they push Crighton out to fit him in then even better, but if we could try get TPJ and Staggs as a package it might be doable as they might stay together, interesting times ahead. We need our recruitment team on their A game now, things are going to happen fast

For sure, I’d push hard. I might think he may not be the best fit atm, but really, that’s what coaches are for and if Madge couldn’t turn him around Madge shouldn’t be our coach.

Landing him would be huge for us, and would definitely improve our side and our ability to land the big names. Definitely go hard. For him and Staggs, love it!

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Yeah can’t say I’d be too keen on signing TPJ

Surely as you said Roosters would have to be favourites.

I don’t think we would necessarily be a good fit for us atm, it doesn’t sound like he’d lead or pack or transform, s with his top notch work ethic. But maybe we can sniff around wherever he is going to end up and help by pinching one of their players. Manly and Roosters have a few I’d love to snare. Doggies, not so much, maybe Elliot.

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@Tiger5150 said in Worst teams in recent history:

@JD-Tiger said in Worst teams in recent history:

@Tiger5150 said in Worst teams in recent history:

Depends how far you go back. I dont want to raise bad memories or partisanship here, but there was an article I read today that outlined that statistically, the worst team of all time was 99 Magpies.

Depends how far back you go. Before University was kicked out as a team, I think they went for about 3 years without a win. That is about a hundred years ago though.

In the article I read (cant find it now) they factored in F/A and the Maggies were in the high 30’s negative

Yeah I doubt the scores were that high back then for Uni as an average. High 30’s is pretty bad.

Doggies lost a couple of games when they first started where the opposition got to about 87 and 92 I think. That may be comparable, as those losses would have dragged the average up.

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@Tiger5150 said in Worst teams in recent history:

Depends how far you go back. I dont want to raise bad memories or partisanship here, but there was an article I read today that outlined that statistically, the worst team of all time was 99 Magpies.

Depends how far back you go. Before University was kicked out as a team, I think they went for about 3 years without a win. That is about a hundred years ago though.

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I think we’re just desperate for any slim thread of hope. I know I am.

I’ll stick by Madge because I know if we dump him, it’s guaranteed not to get any better for another 2 or 3 years. At least with Madge here we have a chance maybe it’ll improve within that time.

Pretty bad options either way.

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@balmain-boy said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JD-Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tcat said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JD-Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@finnzo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Jwh would be The perfect signing

I’d happily pay him $1m a year for 3 years. Don’t know if we could afford it though, doubt he would come over (though Madge could try through his Kiwi connection,) and not sure he would stay on the paddock as the judiciary might hammer him.

1M is abit rich. I’d do 650K, however the kiwi connection to Madge doesn’t seem to have as much effect as you’d expect. It’s not exactly a hard squad to get into now with Tonga and Samoa in the mix. He’s exactly what our forward pack needs.

I agree with you $1m is a bit rich, I figured we’d have to overpay him massively to get him interested. With our luck though if we landed him he’d probably get injured.

JWH, nah. No chance, and he’s been on big money for a whlie now.

We need Taukeiaho. He actually is somewhat realisitic. He’s been earning less than 300k a year at the Roosters up until this season (in which he had to take a pay cut). He’s 28 so doesn’t have a huge amount of time left in his career to earn big bucks, and i imagine he has a large family to look after. A 4 year 4 million dollar deal plus some TPAs may give us a chance with him. He’s already won the comp a few times, maybe 3 in a row this year. Agents being dodgy and all start unofficial rumours that we could offer him big bucks and see if he get’s unsettled. Uncle Nick may find some loose change of course, but as has been seen with the likes of RTS he has his limits.

Liking it, I would be very happy if we went down this path with TKO.

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@Earl said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JD-Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@finnzo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Jwh would be The perfect signing

I’d happily pay him $1m a year for 3 years. Don’t know if we could afford it though, doubt he would come over (though Madge could try through his Kiwi connection,) and not sure he would stay on the paddock as the judiciary might hammer him.

This is exactly why we are in the position we currently are in. You can pay a couple of players in the comp $1m. JWH is not that and it would be a disaster. No prop is worth that money. Maybe Taulmolo is worth that coin.

I don’t know mate, I think we’re desperate, and the only actions that can get us out of this are acts of desperation.

I understand Madge’s youth policy, it makes sense, we can’t get established solid players so need to get em young and hope they turn good. But without the experience around them, they won’t develop as well. Also, when they start to be attractive to other teams, they may jump ship because we have nothing else here, like Tedesco, Moses and Woods all did. So I feel we need some experience/leadership/mongrel now, and will likely have to pay overs for them because paying less won’t get them here.

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@Tcat said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JD-Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@finnzo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Jwh would be The perfect signing

I’d happily pay him $1m a year for 3 years. Don’t know if we could afford it though, doubt he would come over (though Madge could try through his Kiwi connection,) and not sure he would stay on the paddock as the judiciary might hammer him.

1M is abit rich. I’d do 650K, however the kiwi connection to Madge doesn’t seem to have as much effect as you’d expect. It’s not exactly a hard squad to get into now with Tonga and Samoa in the mix. He’s exactly what our forward pack needs.

I agree with you $1m is a bit rich, I figured we’d have to overpay him massively to get him interested. With our luck though if we landed him he’d probably get injured.

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@finnzo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Jwh would be The perfect signing

Taukeiaho would be better imo.

TKO, yes again good point. I’d take him over JWH as he’s younger but still the quality we are after. Is TKO the leader we need though? Not sure.

I would be massively impressed if we landed anyone of that calibre though. I’d honestly be surprised if we even got someone of Proctor’s calibre.

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@finnzo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Jwh would be The perfect signing

I’d happily pay him $1m a year for 3 years. Don’t know if we could afford it though, doubt he would come over (though Madge could try through his Kiwi connection,) and not sure he would stay on the paddock as the judiciary might hammer him.