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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Spud_Murphy said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger-Tarl said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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:

Doueihi
Nofo
Leilua
Mbye (GK)
Jennings

CT and Momo to miss out.

Hopefully commonsense will prevail and Madge will choose Thompson before Jennings. Jennings did nothing last season to hold a place in the starting line up for the beginning of this season, imo. Thompson always gives his best.

@Spud_Murphy said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger-Tarl said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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:

Doueihi
Nofo
Leilua
Mbye (GK)
Jennings

CT and Momo to miss out.

Hopefully commonsense will prevail and Madge will choose Thompson before Jennings. Jennings did nothing last season to hold a place in the starting line up for the beginning of this season, imo. Thompson always gives his best.

Yeah I tend to agree with you. But Madge seems to like Jennings for some reason.

Yeah he brought him over didn’t he. Can’t see what Madge sees in him tbh. I didn’t even think he was that good at Souths. Hope he proves me wrong this year.

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@Earl said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@bbobb said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@mike said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TrueTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Cultured_Bogan said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TrueTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@bathursttiger1 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TrueTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Even though we are discussing speed in our backline and who would provide it,I cant help but ask who is going to distribute the ball form dummy half in a fast and precise manner…it starts from there and flows along the backline,we know what happens when we get slow ball from dummy half…

does anyone have an update on Liddle and do we think JR pending will be DH or Mbye.?

Ziggy you make too much sense.

thanks mate…it beats arguing just for the sake of it…

I guess that the club is going to once again hedge their bets that once Liddle is fit he’ll be right. Simpkin will be in the lower grades plying his trade, hopefully he is the real deal.

What I was asking CB,if Liddle isn’t fit to start which he definitely wont be,do people think the hooker role will be Mbye or JR to start in rnd one…

I would think JR will be the starting hooker if fit and is allowed to play by the NRL.

In my opinion, JR didn’t look at all comfortable playing hooker last year.

He is an effective runner from dummy half if there is a quick play-the-ball but his passing from the ground is ordinary at best. He also doesn’t seem to engage the markers nor does he bring players on to the ball. The other concern has to be his body over a full season. Will he be able to handle 50+ tackles a game? The evidence of the past two years would seem to suggest otherwise.

I think Mbye is the better option and if he plays well, he would have to be an outside chance of playing hooker for Queensland given they have manufactured Hunt into that role in the past - so there is incentive.

I think you have to put Mbye there. JR can play off the bench and get 20 minutes a game or something like that and we can see how he goes.

Either way they are both makeshift hookers and neither are very good at the role. We really needed to have sourced out a specialist rake, imo. It’s too important a position to be throwing centres and five eighths in there and hoping they will perform.

I understand that we desperately needed to bolster our pack and backline, but not chasing a specialist hooker while we had the cash this off season is a very odd decision that may well come back to bite us.

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger-Tarl said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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:

Doueihi
Nofo
Leilua
Mbye (GK)
Jennings

CT and Momo to miss out.

Hopefully commonsense will prevail and Madge will choose Thompson before Jennings. Jennings did nothing last season to hold a place in the starting line up for the beginning of this season, imo. Thompson always gives his best.

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@tiger05premier said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Demps said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tiger05premier said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Sabre said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tiger05premier said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Spacecub said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Just had a chat with my brother, his neighbour is on the coaching staff at parra,we were talking about this Stefano bloke…the reason parra aren’t releasing him is they are doing everything to get him to pull out of the deal with us…even using Moses and Matterson to badmouth this club

From what I’ve read though Stefano hates parra more than those 2 morons hate the tiger’s

And anyway he can only pull out if we allow him to

Doubt we would release him no matter how much he wants out. We have him locked up until the end of 2023. He’s got plenty of time to get used to the idea of playing for us. Unlikely any of the rumours of him wanting out are true. Sounds more like Parra fans being hopeful than anything else.

From what I’ve read about his families dislike fot parra we don’t have any worries

Parra just need to replace instead of carrying on like little brats

Parra seem pathetic and desperate as always.

Just a gutter club

Desparation should be in their logo

Parramatta Desparados

We desparataely want everyone and no other club can have anyone

Seriously they should go and play netball

Netball? That’s an insult to our great netballers. They should go and play soccer - that’s the code that’s full of prima donnas, whiners and spoilt brats. Parra would fit in perfectly!

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@Spacecub said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

They are apparently treating him like royalty

Too little too late for Parra I reckon. The reason he wanted out in the first place is because they treated his family badly. Suck it Parra!

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger_Steve said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Tick tick tick tick

Don’t worry Steve, you know the WT always deliver the goods…

Anyone really surprised at no signing news again today? I know I’m not.

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@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Telltails said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Spud_Murphy said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Ponyo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The NRL are like a Bikie club. They need to open a chapter in East Sydney, South Sydney Brissy & Melb. From the Tele this morning:

"James Packer joined Russell Crowe and Wayne Bennett to help Souths land Latrell Mitchell. Aaron Francis/The Australian
James Packer joined Russell Crowe and Wayne Bennett to help Souths land Latrell Mitchell.

The movie star, the master-coach and the money man — how could Latrell Mitchell say no?

The Sunday Telegraph can reveal James Packer joined Russell Crowe and Wayne Bennett to form arguably the greatest, and certainly the most extraordinary, rugby league recruitment team ever assembled.

Packing two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, seven NRL premierships and more than $3.5 billion, Packer, Bennett and Crowe combined to deliver the Rabbitohs a future South Sydney great.

Just a day after Bennett met the runaway Rooster at a secret location in Sydney, Packer flew to Coffs Harbour on his private jet to join Crowe and Mitchell for a private dinner, catered for by a personal chef.

While details of the dinner at Crowe’s luxury Nana Glen estate were revealed by The Daily Telegraph last week, Packer’s attendance and involvement in the bid were kept a closely guarded secret.

Until today.

The casino mogul and Crowe teamed up to convince Mitchell that South Sydney was his new home. Mitchell travelled back to Sydney intent on becoming a Rabbitoh.

After knocking back South’s first offer, Mitchell agreed to sign last Sunday on a one-year deal with another year option in the club’s favour. The deal is estimated to be worth $1.4 million over two years.

Despite signing a deal worth less than the $3.2 million he had been offered by the Roosters over four years, Mitchell is content with the contract that could amount to just $600,000 should Souths not exercise the second year.

The Roosters were stunned that Mitchell accepted the deal after he reportedly “laughed’’ when they made him the $800,000-a-year offer.

Avoiding an ugly showdown with their oldest rivals, the Roosters backed away from a compensation demand and released Mitchell from the final year of his deal.

But on one condition.

He must pay out his former manager, Steve Deacon.

ADDO CARR LINKED TO BUNNIES

With the dust yet to settle on the Latrell Mitchell deal, South Sydney have already been linked to another NRL big name.

Less than 48 hours after announcing they had signed Mitchell, there are noises emerging that Souths are now interested in Josh Addo-Carr, the man known as the Fox, and preparing to offer the Storm a player swap.

South Sydney have reportedly shopped Alex Johnston, Adam Doueihi and Dane Gagai to rival clubs."

That’s weird, I was sure that Packer was a Roosters supporter?

Packer seems to help out his mates. Also reportedly helped pull Penrith out of its financial problems when Gould first went there.

Yeah built some training facility for his crowne employees out the back of Panthers and I think contributed money to their coe?

That’s interesting, I wonder if he has any mates at the Tigers 🤔

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@Ponyo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The NRL are like a Bikie club. They need to open a chapter in East Sydney, South Sydney Brissy & Melb. From the Tele this morning:

"James Packer joined Russell Crowe and Wayne Bennett to help Souths land Latrell Mitchell. Aaron Francis/The Australian
James Packer joined Russell Crowe and Wayne Bennett to help Souths land Latrell Mitchell.

The movie star, the master-coach and the money man — how could Latrell Mitchell say no?

The Sunday Telegraph can reveal James Packer joined Russell Crowe and Wayne Bennett to form arguably the greatest, and certainly the most extraordinary, rugby league recruitment team ever assembled.

Packing two Golden Globes, an Academy Award, seven NRL premierships and more than $3.5 billion, Packer, Bennett and Crowe combined to deliver the Rabbitohs a future South Sydney great.

Just a day after Bennett met the runaway Rooster at a secret location in Sydney, Packer flew to Coffs Harbour on his private jet to join Crowe and Mitchell for a private dinner, catered for by a personal chef.

While details of the dinner at Crowe’s luxury Nana Glen estate were revealed by The Daily Telegraph last week, Packer’s attendance and involvement in the bid were kept a closely guarded secret.

Until today.

The casino mogul and Crowe teamed up to convince Mitchell that South Sydney was his new home. Mitchell travelled back to Sydney intent on becoming a Rabbitoh.

After knocking back South’s first offer, Mitchell agreed to sign last Sunday on a one-year deal with another year option in the club’s favour. The deal is estimated to be worth $1.4 million over two years.

Despite signing a deal worth less than the $3.2 million he had been offered by the Roosters over four years, Mitchell is content with the contract that could amount to just $600,000 should Souths not exercise the second year.

The Roosters were stunned that Mitchell accepted the deal after he reportedly “laughed’’ when they made him the $800,000-a-year offer.

Avoiding an ugly showdown with their oldest rivals, the Roosters backed away from a compensation demand and released Mitchell from the final year of his deal.

But on one condition.

He must pay out his former manager, Steve Deacon.

ADDO CARR LINKED TO BUNNIES

With the dust yet to settle on the Latrell Mitchell deal, South Sydney have already been linked to another NRL big name.

Less than 48 hours after announcing they had signed Mitchell, there are noises emerging that Souths are now interested in Josh Addo-Carr, the man known as the Fox, and preparing to offer the Storm a player swap.

South Sydney have reportedly shopped Alex Johnston, Adam Doueihi and Dane Gagai to rival clubs."

That’s weird, I was sure that Packer was a Roosters supporter?

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@Madge said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Benji/LL/BJ/Nof on one side
Brooks/Garner/Talau/Jennings
AD at the back
forward pack shaping up very nicely
WOWOWOW

Don’t get too excited, nothing is done yet.

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@simonthetiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I reckon Nofa would thrive playing outside BJ. Im really pumped about this, do eeet tigers.

I’m stoked about the possibility of signing BJ also, but is it really going to happen? We’ve been linked to so many players in media reports over this off season, but most of it never eventuates, so I will have to hold my excitement back until it actually happens, if it actually happens. Just getting sick of being sucked in by ‘potential’ signings only to be let down again and again.

Even Douehi is not certain because we are baulking at his asking price, and rightly so. Still if we want him to play fullback, we will have to offer him fullback money, but never in a million years would I have thought he was on that much coin! I thought he would be a relatively cheap buy.