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@Russell said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

We are also losing a lot of experience next year especially in the forwards and we need a forward leader. Proctor could be mainly as someone to help lead the boys, maybe be in the leadership group and help drive the culture change more than anything.

Upgrade on Lawrence and could be the experienced forward we will need for next season. As long as it’s the right price it’s okay

Don’t think he is an upgrade on Rowdy on a season basis - has the odd game like this weekend (when his contract is up)yes.
However most of this season you would not know he was playing, at least Rowdy has a go every game. Agree that as Rowdy
and Benji are retiring at the end of the season, we need replacements. Who, that is the question.

Personally, don’t think it is Proctor, he is looking for a few years as a retirement fund.

I agree Russell. From a personal perspective, what wife or partner would want to move from the GC to Sydney? At the backend of your career there is the sniff of Mcqueen Mk2.

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@yeti said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JD-Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

We need a pack leader, an experienced head in the forwards that can inspire the others. Proctor has the years, does he have the inspirational presence? Wasn’t he also busted for doing coke?

He was captain of Titans a good while. I think he has good leadership qualities which is something Madge is very big on. He also has big game experience

I don’t rate him myself. I respect your opinion, Josh, but I don’t see him making a huge difference to this side.
A mongrel prop, on the other hand that consistently runs for over 100m a game would certainly make a difference, however. I wonder where we can get one of those.

We’ve got Aloiai who’s been doing that consistently. Sign Christian Welch to partner him who can do the same. Then we’ve got Stefano who should be capable of that given the minutes, then we’ve got Twal and Mikaele who are solid too.

If we had halves who could better control a game, keep us in possession and get us good field position our pack would go better too.

We do need a second rower though. For a good price proctor is an upgrade on Lawrence and a good leader for our pack. He won’t make a huge impact on the field but he will help lead and build the culture. Needs to be cheap though

We all thought (me included) our forward pack was coming along nicely. The last couple of weeks have really found us out. Stefano might be good but he’s probably a year or two away from being ready (from the limited game time i’ve seen).

I think our immediate recruitment requirements are two new front rowers, a second rower, a five eighth, a halfback and a winger (or two). We can deal with the other problems later lol

We have Musgrove as well. Send our scouts to the local at South Auckland for recruits.

True, but i’m not completely sold on Musgrove.

I always liked Musgrove. There was something about him when was at Souths which differentiated him from the Burgess brothers. I hope he kicks on as we need his presence.

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@yeti said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JD-Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

We need a pack leader, an experienced head in the forwards that can inspire the others. Proctor has the years, does he have the inspirational presence? Wasn’t he also busted for doing coke?

He was captain of Titans a good while. I think he has good leadership qualities which is something Madge is very big on. He also has big game experience

I don’t rate him myself. I respect your opinion, Josh, but I don’t see him making a huge difference to this side.
A mongrel prop, on the other hand that consistently runs for over 100m a game would certainly make a difference, however. I wonder where we can get one of those.

We’ve got Aloiai who’s been doing that consistently. Sign Christian Welch to partner him who can do the same. Then we’ve got Stefano who should be capable of that given the minutes, then we’ve got Twal and Mikaele who are solid too.

If we had halves who could better control a game, keep us in possession and get us good field position our pack would go better too.

We do need a second rower though. For a good price proctor is an upgrade on Lawrence and a good leader for our pack. He won’t make a huge impact on the field but he will help lead and build the culture. Needs to be cheap though

We all thought (me included) our forward pack was coming along nicely. The last couple of weeks have really found us out. Stefano might be good but he’s probably a year or two away from being ready (from the limited game time i’ve seen).

I think our immediate recruitment requirements are two new front rowers, a second rower, a five eighth, a halfback and a winger (or two). We can deal with the other problems later lol

We have Musgrove as well. Send our scouts to the local at South Auckland for recruits.

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@Jedi_Tiger said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

he has had good results ivan the warriors teams were average and he did well with us. Last year was ordinary with penrith but thisnyear he is flying and he had brooks playing well. The guy is a solid coach, same a sbrian smith is it is not always about premierships. Paul Green and the late steve folkes won comps and inwouldnt call them good coaches

I remember at press conferences Cleary had the press engaged through his delivery style. I am sure the players felt the same way at the time and his current players do as well.

I question his handling of the Moses’ contract issue and wonder if he felt remorse in view of Nathan not coming to the club. Moses should still be with us.

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I did view Mbye’s attempted tackle just out from our try line when Newcastle scored under the posts. He didn’t seem to me to want to make a tackle. I really do not know what to make if it other than to say he looked as though he didn’t want to be there.

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@hodgo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The Mole still linking us to Kevin Proctor. Played well last night, maybe for the right price he would go okay but I’m scared we would pay too much for him. He’s older now we don’t need him on a long deal

McQueen mk2 - we never learn.

Absolutely disagree he has slaved up there and is there best every week

Up there on the GC is very different to the WTs where he will be required to play a more physically demanding style of forward play at 32 years of age. No thanks.

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@bigsiro said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@bigsiro said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@bigsiro said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@bigsiro said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@facepalmer said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

Nobody wanted to lose Cleary. I think everyone was “on the bus” right up til it was clear he wasn’t and it blindsided everybody. The reason he’s so maligned is because how much promise we had with him. It’s easy to say he sucks with hindsight but his signings hadn’t completely proven to be duds by then and also if we kept him I’d say we’d currently have Nathan Cleary in our side and who knows who else.

So yeah I’d have preferred to have kept Cleary. I think we’d be in a better spot right now. But also Madge has my support. He’s a good coach with a tough job ahead of him and needs all the support he can get. I don’t see any value in churning yet another coach because our club is such a basket case. Give him at least 3, maybe 4 years. Nobody else is gonna come in next year or the year after and immediately “put their stamp” on the joint. I’d say give him til the season after Mbye’s contract us up personally.

I think this is true, except that we were never getting Nathan - and as soon as that became evident it was a matter of time for Ivan.
We needed to go all in for Nathan.
Bloody Brooks. 🤦

Brooks played very well under Ivan. Ivan gets the best from his Panther halves. He also has strong interpersonal skills. I would think Maguire needs to learn from Ivan in this aspect of coaching.

While I’m at it, i’ll also suggest we need to look. at the style of football we play. Johns hit on it a few weeks ago when on 9 he said WTs won’t make the finals because the style of football played is physically demanding.

Are all the posts for a forward leader may be related?

Strong interpersonal skills.
Now I have heard it all. Jeez some people have short memories

It’s a fact.

Are you referring to the time that he text message to some players when he decided to jump ship

His decisions surrounding his contractual issue are a separate matter.

Clearly during the season he had the team performing well with two victories against the Storm and Brooks on fire.

Seriously paws stop

Truth hurts.

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@bigsiro said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@bigsiro said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@bigsiro said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@facepalmer said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

Nobody wanted to lose Cleary. I think everyone was “on the bus” right up til it was clear he wasn’t and it blindsided everybody. The reason he’s so maligned is because how much promise we had with him. It’s easy to say he sucks with hindsight but his signings hadn’t completely proven to be duds by then and also if we kept him I’d say we’d currently have Nathan Cleary in our side and who knows who else.

So yeah I’d have preferred to have kept Cleary. I think we’d be in a better spot right now. But also Madge has my support. He’s a good coach with a tough job ahead of him and needs all the support he can get. I don’t see any value in churning yet another coach because our club is such a basket case. Give him at least 3, maybe 4 years. Nobody else is gonna come in next year or the year after and immediately “put their stamp” on the joint. I’d say give him til the season after Mbye’s contract us up personally.

I think this is true, except that we were never getting Nathan - and as soon as that became evident it was a matter of time for Ivan.
We needed to go all in for Nathan.
Bloody Brooks. 🤦

Brooks played very well under Ivan. Ivan gets the best from his Panther halves. He also has strong interpersonal skills. I would think Maguire needs to learn from Ivan in this aspect of coaching.

While I’m at it, i’ll also suggest we need to look. at the style of football we play. Johns hit on it a few weeks ago when on 9 he said WTs won’t make the finals because the style of football played is physically demanding.

Are all the posts for a forward leader may be related?

Strong interpersonal skills.
Now I have heard it all. Jeez some people have short memories

It’s a fact.

Are you referring to the time that he text message to some players when he decided to jump ship

His decisions surrounding his contractual issue are a separate matter.

Clearly during the season he had the team performing well with two victories against the Storm and Brooks on fire.

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@bigsiro said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@pawsandclaws1 said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@bigsiro said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

@facepalmer said in Madge vs JT vs Potter vs Cleary:

Nobody wanted to lose Cleary. I think everyone was “on the bus” right up til it was clear he wasn’t and it blindsided everybody. The reason he’s so maligned is because how much promise we had with him. It’s easy to say he sucks with hindsight but his signings hadn’t completely proven to be duds by then and also if we kept him I’d say we’d currently have Nathan Cleary in our side and who knows who else.

So yeah I’d have preferred to have kept Cleary. I think we’d be in a better spot right now. But also Madge has my support. He’s a good coach with a tough job ahead of him and needs all the support he can get. I don’t see any value in churning yet another coach because our club is such a basket case. Give him at least 3, maybe 4 years. Nobody else is gonna come in next year or the year after and immediately “put their stamp” on the joint. I’d say give him til the season after Mbye’s contract us up personally.

I think this is true, except that we were never getting Nathan - and as soon as that became evident it was a matter of time for Ivan.
We needed to go all in for Nathan.
Bloody Brooks. 🤦

Brooks played very well under Ivan. Ivan gets the best from his Panther halves. He also has strong interpersonal skills. I would think Maguire needs to learn from Ivan in this aspect of coaching.

While I’m at it, i’ll also suggest we need to look. at the style of football we play. Johns hit on it a few weeks ago when on 9 he said WTs won’t make the finals because the style of football played is physically demanding.

Are all the posts for a forward leader may be related?

Strong interpersonal skills.
Now I have heard it all. Jeez some people have short memories

It’s a fact.

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@JoshColeman99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The Mole still linking us to Kevin Proctor. Played well last night, maybe for the right price he would go okay but I’m scared we would pay too much for him. He’s older now we don’t need him on a long deal

McQueen mk2 - we never learn.