AJ the souths winger shopped to Gold Coast they said No
Cause he’s garbage
83 tries from 123 games. if you think he’s garbage i’d hate to think what you thought of our wingers.
Well lets compare him to one of our wingers.
AJ, at Souffs has scored 83 from 123, a strike rate of 67%.
Robert Jennings, at Souffs, scored 24 from 34, a strike rate of 70%.
Robert Jennings, at Tigers Scored 6 from 18, a strike rate of 33%.
For mine that parallel is strong. I reckon Johnston would have about the same contribution as RJ and less than CT.
Glenn I don’t know what happened to Jennings. When he got to the Tigers he was overweight and with the speed of an echidna.
That’s kind of my point. I don’t think RJ is anything special, same with AH and I think Douiehi is barely a step up. When you have Burgess et al bashing at the defence close to the line, it’s not a stretch for a winger to catch and fall over the line
RJ didn’t have off season training and wasn’t apart of our structure until late. Look at him now compared to last season and very different. He started getting better back end of the season. Is he top line talent no but hard to compare situations.
AJ could of been a good pickup but I just don’t see him as a fullback and outside of someone like JAC we shouldn’t spend the cash AJ would want on a winger - be another Mbye cost burn situation (sign as a fullback wage and never play there).
I don’t think they will be keen to release Doueihi at this stage. The LM deal looks like Souths are hedging their bets. He has a one year deal and then an option in the club’s favour with certain KPIs attached to them.
They obviously want LM but know he comes with some baggage. Seems like they will view AD as some type of insurance also it was mentioned that LM has missed much of the pre-season and would not have the fitness to play fullback early in the season.
Souths aren’t hedging any bets, the contract offer to LM is to make it cap compliant. Which means season 1 is locked in and season 2 isn’t committed until they sort next years cap out as the offer for that season isn’t ratified. It’s smart business actually.
JAC wouldn’t be signing with Bulldogs , can just add that little tidbit to the ongoing saga
It’s a postcode/family thing but Melbourne almost about to give in to a financial deal. Could be ideal keeping Jenko, Momirovski and having them play second fiddle to Abbey, Nof, Mbye, Talau and Josh with C.T as utility and Garner’s younger brother proving impressive already!
Anyone know if a transfer fee counts on the cap?
Now that’s a great question … given the NRL’s high-level incompetence I’ll guess yes
Not as though we will be spending the $1.7m free anyway at this rate so might as well compo and bring forward player payments into this season.
Was madge a fan of Jennings as well? We don’t need a coach getting the band together for old times sake.
That did not work out well with Packer, Matulino etc
Jennings didn’t have a preseason before. He does now.
Few miss that - preseason is extremely important.
Judge him on this season - think we will see him improved.
Had we have signed old man Bennett maybe we would of had Arrow & Mitchell.
I get the feeling people don’t like Madge, he comes across as being hard and not a people’s person. Just my opion.!
Won’t see the best of madge until reynolds packer and Mbye are all off the books. Some real hinderance for him there. He has that little faith in reynolds he brought Old man Benji back.
I just don’t understand how having Reynolds,Packer & Mbye on our books would deterred a player from accepting ONE MILLION DOLLARS PER ANNUM!!!
Yeah its clear he is smoking something strong… cool get more cash we can’t spend on quality players will help us… it’s worked out brilliantly well this offseason let alone for next season…
Pascoe’s saying they haven’t even spoken to JAC yet
FYI - we have had Musgrove , twal, Talau, stefano, Leilula, all sign with us in the last 3 months - we have not spoken with Addo Carr as he is contracted still - I think that shows players want to come to us and stay with us
3:34 PM · Jan 6, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
Your a goose Pascoe…can’t tell me other sides aren’t talking to him…while our management sits on it’s arse as usual
Your the goose, fancy wanting you CEO putting it out on social media that you are breaking the NRL rules, by talking to a player that’s under contract with another club.
I bet every club would be talking behind the scene.
Yeah but haven’t Melbourne given him permission to explore his options…and please curb your personal jibes
You seriously said curb personal jibes after he just repeated what you called our CEO… pot… kettle… black… grow up…
Are you blokes the full quid this chat literally gets dumber by the minute. I hate being nasty but i literally cant handle the dribble. Tedesco on his way to being the best fullback in the world, paps a skinny kid with speed. You invest i teddy you hope he stays. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. There is zero teams in any from of rugby league that dont side with teddy. Paps did the right thing by him and saw a young superstar infront of him so choose to move as you would. Ffs stop blaming the club for that.
The fox was unproven had speed however wasnt great under the high ball and a week defender. Yes it hurt to see what he has become and yes we missed one but whinging about it won’t bring him back.
Taupau disliked the coach sucks to be us.
Matterson was a grub again sucks to be us. We did the right thing though and let him go. You cant hold clubs ransom it doesn’t work in this environment the players and managers rule the roost. That is slowly changing. Nearly every team that has a player want to leave has to let the player go. It actually comes down to the quality of the bloke and matto was ordinary,Moses was ordinary etc.
Start looking forward please. We have signed young talent we have missed on stars but really its on the club now to prove to the talent that we are worth coming to.
Madge has been here 1 year yes the last 8 have been painful but we need to give him his time to adjust and so far it looks positive.
Pascoe is doing ok, I understand the criticisms of him and that is worth debating moving forward.
This rant is over but stop digging up the past unless it has legit been talked about in 1000 pages of this thread and it still boring
As soon as I read hindsight and hope, I stopped reading. Hindsight and hope has got us where we are today. How about we adopt a professional approach for a change?
So being professional was letting teddy go for an unproven skinny kid. Lol.
Teddy wasn’t let go.
Paps was gone well before Teddy became a flight risk.
That aside at the time it happened we weren’t professional and right now still have alot of work to become professional. A successful professional work place keeps the best talent.
The harsh reality is that if players want to win why sign with us?
If the players want to play first grade and are struggling at another club then they will look at us.
We have a long way to go to sort our selves out and buying success won’t win it for us unless its young talent wanting a crack.
The bigger issue for mind is Madge. Can he actually articulate well enough to drive hunger in players and bring good players here? Cleary had no issues nor did Sheens (the other mobs forget about it). That could be a bigger issue for us over cash/home grounds/admin etc.