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@jadtiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The only club who has got any value out of Foran was Manly,he did very little at eels warriors and dogs all on big money.Avoid him at all costs we dont need another Balin Cayless Anasta McQueen just to name a few of the pensioners to come here.

I know. “Brooks has never played finals football, he must be terrible.” So the supposed solution is to sign the guy who has played for teams placing 14th, 13th, 12th, 12th and currently last since leaving Manly?

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@Lauren said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Said it a few weeks backs, is there a way to get Alex Johnston across this year?
He could very well be the difference to whether to we make the 8 or not. Not sure if the numbers are correct or not but apparently he ran over 300m. Or are all spots taken for the year?

He probably did run for over 300m but that included 2 runs of 80-90m each off intercepts. He picked off pretty telegraphed passes by Dufty and Sailor (in sailor’s defence they were desperately chasing points at the time, Dufty’s pass was just a bad one).

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@Spud_Murphy said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Jedi_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

i think AJ would make a great fb for us

Sadly for him I think he is an out and out winger, not a fullback at all. Much like Val Holmes who considered himself to be a fullback also, but was put back on the wing by the Cowboys before his injury because that’s where he plays best. Getting some good money playing on the wing though mind you.

Valentine Holmes was in the conversation with Tedesco and Trbojevic as the most dangerous attacking player in the game at the back end of 2018. He has it in him to be an elite fullback. He was only put on the wing by the Cowboys because he was brought back from injury early and it was meant to limit the risk of re-injury (that worked out well!)
Johnston on the other hand has never shone at fullback, despite being given a number of opportunities there over the years. He’s a good winger though, I agree.

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@Tiger_Steve said in Your side v the Wobblers:

@Jedi_Tiger said in Your side v the Wobblers:

bankwest has A League soccer on

Leichhardt??

I’ve got my tickets and will be going because that’s what I do but to be honest I’d rather be watching from home - SCG is a crap ground as a footy spectator

Yeah it is. Make sure you catch the replay because you’ll have no idea what went on from watching it at the SCG.

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@clontarfkid said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Cartwrights body is shot…maybe hes looking for a medical retirement…maybe Titans have cap to spend??
Shannon Boyd in latter situation too…wants to be a farmer rather than play reserve grade
Good time for Titans to clear the decks if ARL allows
I dont think any Sydney club wld touch either,particularly Madge…well,maybe the desperate Dogs

Shannon Boyd looks like he should be the one being farmed, not the farmer.

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@the_third said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Nelson said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@the_third said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

My boss said to me once about one of my staff

I know he’s a great guy and everyone likes them, they hit targets and is consistent, but are they really going to help you get your goals next year.

After some thought, they were right, I got rid of them

Momo is one of those players for us

Your boss sounds like a very ordinary people manager. Maybe it worked out for you but that had every chance of going horribly wrong. Sacking someone who is well liked and who does their job could have just created a work environment where people were disgruntled (because you sacked a good bloke for no reason) and were in fear of their own jobs (because you sacked a bloke who was performing his job). If you end up with staff who are only interested in getting ahead then they may hit higher targets in the short term, but they’ll leave as soon as a better opportunity comes along or, worse still, will white-ant you and go after your job.

So many assumption in your comments.

Biggest is that someone was sacked. They actually ended up in a job that suited them really well and we catch up regularly for beers.

The key point is why settle for mediocrity in the role you are employed in and with people that work for you and with.

Much like us finishing 9th.

You said you “got rid of them”, how did you expect people to interpret that?

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@the_third said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

My boss said to me once about one of my staff

I know he’s a great guy and everyone likes them, they hit targets and is consistent, but are they really going to help you get your goals next year.

After some thought, they were right, I got rid of them

Momo is one of those players for us

Your boss sounds like a very ordinary people manager. Maybe it worked out for you but that had every chance of going horribly wrong. Sacking someone who is well liked and who does their job could have just created a work environment where people were disgruntled (because you sacked a good bloke for no reason) and were in fear of their own jobs (because you sacked a bloke who was performing his job). If you end up with staff who are only interested in getting ahead then they may hit higher targets in the short term, but they’ll leave as soon as a better opportunity comes along or, worse still, will white-ant you and go after your job.

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@gallagher said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Nelson said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TYGA said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

If true about Mbye hopefully we can get rid of Momo too and buy a very good centre.

Momirovski is a very good footballer on a low contract. Ideal player to compete for backline spots and depth. Wouldn’t make any sense to not keep a solid player on a cheap deal. Issue with Mbye is the contract he’d be a great utility as a 14. He has skills and versatility .

Yeah agreed, most if not all clubs in the NRL would be happy to have him on their roster at a modest contract value. Melbourne are happy enough to play him and he’s scoring tries, making line breaks and tackle breaks for them like he always has, but we shouldn’t find a place for him in our 30 man squad 🙄

‘stuck’ behind branko Lee at the moment.

Brenko Lee has been playing well this season, he’s defending a lot better at Melbourne than he ever did at Canberra, the Bulldogs or the Titans. Momirovski is still in the 17 and has been since he first got a game at Melbourne. He’s bounced Seve out (I’m not claiming that’s any great feat).

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@TYGA said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

If true about Mbye hopefully we can get rid of Momo too and buy a very good centre.

Momirovski is a very good footballer on a low contract. Ideal player to compete for backline spots and depth. Wouldn’t make any sense to not keep a solid player on a cheap deal. Issue with Mbye is the contract he’d be a great utility as a 14. He has skills and versatility .

Yeah agreed, most if not all clubs in the NRL would be happy to have him on their roster at a modest contract value. Melbourne are happy enough to play him and he’s scoring tries, making line breaks and tackle breaks for them like he always has, but we shouldn’t find a place for him in our 30 man squad 🙄

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The worse the Broncos went the easier that decision was going to be for him. Might as well get paid if you’re going to play for a rubbish team!