Our cc team was deadset awful last year. You can’t have a team of teenagers playing against men every week, having someone like Hoffman who’s versatile and experienced is invaluable. Ask Wenty.
Didn’t we have Reynolds, Packer, et, nofo (start of the season) playing cc last year?
Tbh, I’m ok with him as a cc signing, just not sure his experience will be the difference in dead set awful and finals footy.
Geez, Tommy Talau is a big specimen.
Sky’s the limit for the lad.
Looks like an elite athlete.
Looks don’t count. I hope the kid comes on but I’m worried he is going to be a flop.
What do you base that on, from what I’ve seen and read about him he seems to be a student of the game, very competitive and obviously has some pedigree from his old man.
Interested to know why you think he’ll be a flop.
He is highly rated on here without any performance that justifies that rating. When Tedesco, Moses, Brooks, Woods, Benji, Robbie etc came through they looked the goods. We haven’t seen anything like that from Talau.
I hope he kills it but at the moment I think he is hyped too much. It’s like we are desperate for a new star (which we are).
We all have a lot of hope for him because Benji has been quoted as saying he’s the best junior he has seen since teddy.
IF we get AD and JL someone from last year is going to miss out.
Will it be up-and-comer Momo? Or big earner Mbye? Thompson or Jennings? Seems like there’s no space for Reynolds either…
This isn’t necessarily my opinion but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Madge go with:
CT and Momo to miss out.
Talau next in line.
Could Talau play wing?
Big and fast. Wouldn’t look out of place.
He should play centre. JL should not be purchased because he will block Talau 's pathway as well as eat into money. We have at least one very good winger coming through without having to push Talau onto the wing to accommodate JL.
I have to agree mate. We need to stop buying named players past their prime.
All the talk is Talau is a gun, why spend big bucks on someone to block his pathway. I also think Momo has the potential to be as good as bj.
The $$$ for both the players named are very worrying.
If we are matchingbthan thats definitely overs for a good entre past his.prime and an average irst grader i
BJ is only 28. Hardly past his prime. AD played fullback in 3 finals last year. Do you really think they would out an average first grader at fullback for a finals series?
Apparently Souths think hel be a really good 5/8 so when Benji retires then who knows. I say try and get both and Stefano. Then apart from hooker the side looks half decent .
Talau and momo are also good 5/8 prospects to replace Benji next year…on a lot less than $600k (reported salary for AD next year)
Well then, I was correct.
He has been paid 125k to date.
All we have to do is get him to sign for 375k. and for Souffs to release him.
We get a bargain and he gets his 500k.
Everyone is happy.
What about the $600k contract for 2021 that he has with the bunnies?
That equates to $975 over 2 years…
Did anyone see the interview on Channel Nine? Mitchell said if he had signed with the Tigers, he probably would have regretted it straight away. We have a poor perception with players at the moment, but I feel that the loyalty shown by players who are here at the moment will pay off in the end. The administration should stick to its commitment to be a proud club who only purchase players who genuinely want to be here.
He would have regretted it because he wants to play with his brothers
Tigers could not do anything about that
South’s are going to turn into the indigenous all stars team
Can we turn into the kiwi club