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@GNR4LIFE said in Joseph Leilua joins Wests Tigers:

Claims that’s he’s the best centre we’ve ever signed do a grave injustice to Paul Whatuira.

I think prior to their arrival. Most prestigious is probably more accurate

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@Tiger5150 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Roosters going hard for Doueihi apparently. So glad we don’t have guys like Politis and Robinson running our club. They’ve clearly got no idea what talent is!

I think you are misrepresenting the views of many on here. I don’t think anyone is suggesting that AD is not a talented young footballer. And most would be happy for him to join the club. The issue is the price. If it’s true that he wants a four year deal and $600k next year, then many of us think that it’s too much at this stage of his career.

so why do we see things differently to the Roosters? Why do they feel like he is worth talking to assuming he’s asking the same thing.

“Many of us think that it’s too much at this stage of his career”.

At what stage then would he be worth his asking price?
We lost Moses who thought he was worth $800k. We thought that was too much at his stage of his career. Eels thought they would encourage Moses to live up to his own expectations rather than putting him down.

Just my opinion , but it looks to me that Moses lived up to his own expectations, rather than the lower expectations of WT.

Yes he always had high opinion of his talents.
But no matter how good or bad he turns out to be … he’s not a person I want anywhere near our club. Pretty much same tag I would pin on to guys like Matterson and Mitchell.

There would be very few nrl players who don’t have high expectations of their own ability. If their club doesn’t see that as a quality worth fostering Then obviously there will be conflict. At the same time I can understand that coaches want coach able players.

It’s not his expectations that I have a problem with.
You Just need to wind back the clock and see how he acted during the lat few months he was with us. Unforgivable!

There has been a host of players tanking and behaving badly at various times during the last decade. I agree their behaviour was embarrassing and reflected poorly on those players. That unfortunately was a symptom of the culture being developed by the club at the time. I know it’s convenient for fans to lay blame on the departing players, but ultimately the responsibility for managing player behaviour lies at the feet of the clubs leadership, which begins at board level.

It never is the players’ fault… always blame the club… good stuff aye… all the trouble makers should be at your club if you have one… they do something stupid then you get the blame 👍

NWOR

i think it was. You posted it was the clubs fault that Moses tanked like a baby. I’d seriously like to hear a rationalisation for that.

Please no more … I’m sick of hearing about this grub.! He will
Never win a premiership, and will end up like all
Slimey half’s not named sterling . Quietly despised.

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@DREW76 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The NRL is today dealing with another potential off-season scandal following the overnight arrest of Canberra Raiders’ star recruit Curtis Scott.

Club officials have yet to inform the NRL integrity unit that Scott was locked up in Sydney overnight following an incident with police after a boozy Australia Day celebration.

He is facing charges of resisting arrest after being approached by police in the Moore Park area.

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart was informed of the drama at 9.45am today.

Scott joined the Raiders after being granted an early release by Storm, two years before his contract expired.

It is a blow for the Raiders who released another centre Joey Leilua to the Wests Tigers over the weekend.

The former Melbourne Storm star has spent the long weekend in Sydney catching up with family and old mates.

He also had drama on Saturday night at the Clovelly Hotel where he was searched on the footpath outside the premises in a random police drug check.

He was found to have had nothing in his possession, according to his manager Sam Ayoub.

The Daily Telegraph is awaiting comment from the Raiders and NSW Police.

Only last week Scott spoke in a Fox Sports interview about why he enjoyed playing for a club outside of Sydney.

“(Signing with Canberra) was to stay out of the Sydney rat-race and the Sydney fishbowl,” he said, “It’s a good place to just concentrate on footy and at the moment, that’s the most important thing – apart from my family – that’s going on in my life,”

Allegedly his manager is lying . Just saying …

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@Fade-To-Black said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@AnnandaleTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Parramatta Eels young forward Stefano Utoikamanu has been upgraded from his development contract and will join the top 30 squad until the end of the 2020 season.

Parramatta Eels General Manager of Football Mark O’Neill said, “Stefano is an exciting young prospect who has been training really well during the pre-season and has earnt this opportunity.”

“He is held in such high regard from his peers and the broader Eels Club. We are all looking forward to his contribution throughout this season as we strive to do better than what we achieved last year.”
The nerve

From eels twitter

A Parramatta Eels junior, Stefano is an Australian Schoolboys representative and played in the NSW Under 18s Origin game last year in a man-of-the-match performance.

There real grubs that lot a very spiteful organisation… they got a good player and gave nothing👎anyway he is contracted so be it … there time will come karma will out!

Man i hope that contract from 2021 is watertight. Parra will be looking at every avenue possible to stop him coming to us.

Thanks so much O’Neill…

Hard to believe O’Neill was former Tiger, even harder to believe that he played in our 2005 Premiership winning team! You’d think he would still feel some sort of fondness for us from that experience, not complete disdain!

Hey got caught doing the wrong thing and subsequently fired. Idiots get bitter about this sort of thing , instead of looking in the mirror . Maybe he was a douche the whole time . Corey Payne wore our jersey , and he’s apparently a flog was f he highest order . I could have told people that though , he was a oxygen thief even as a teenager .

I thought Corey Payne was known as a great guy?

Nope 👎. But each to their own I guess . I knew him coming through ,( played with and against him , in a few sports) , and I couldn’t stand him . Last I heard he was torturing everyone at the panfers as thier CEO . That was before he got the punt a few years back . Like I said though , each to their own .

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@Spud_Murphy said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@AnnandaleTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Parramatta Eels young forward Stefano Utoikamanu has been upgraded from his development contract and will join the top 30 squad until the end of the 2020 season.

Parramatta Eels General Manager of Football Mark O’Neill said, “Stefano is an exciting young prospect who has been training really well during the pre-season and has earnt this opportunity.”

“He is held in such high regard from his peers and the broader Eels Club. We are all looking forward to his contribution throughout this season as we strive to do better than what we achieved last year.”
The nerve

From eels twitter

A Parramatta Eels junior, Stefano is an Australian Schoolboys representative and played in the NSW Under 18s Origin game last year in a man-of-the-match performance.

There real grubs that lot a very spiteful organisation… they got a good player and gave nothing👎anyway he is contracted so be it … there time will come karma will out!

Man i hope that contract from 2021 is watertight. Parra will be looking at every avenue possible to stop him coming to us.

Thanks so much O’Neill…

Hard to believe O’Neill was former Tiger, even harder to believe that he played in our 2005 Premiership winning team! You’d think he would still feel some sort of fondness for us from that experience, not complete disdain!

Hey got caught doing the wrong thing and subsequently fired. Idiots get bitter about this sort of thing , instead of looking in the mirror . Maybe he was a douche the whole time . Corey Payne wore our jersey , and he’s apparently a flog was f he highest order . I could have told people that though , he was a oxygen thief even as a teenager .

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@tony-soprano said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Strongee said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Geo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Is the sky falling again…

I reckon it’s great…young kid may get some FG experience now…thanks Pawa…

Everyone is jumping at shadows. I can’t believe parra , are doing this TBH. Especially if it’s an ingrained issue between the club and the whole family . Whatever, it’s pretty clear , what their motives are. It’s seriously a case of where was the love last year . Sounds like his family want to be honourable , yet still make it known they’re not happy. Give him a first grade slot eels. We get a free year of development… And if he’s Payne Hass 2.0 he will get a nice upgrade next year. Win win

They get a cheap decent forward.

If they didn’t see our signing coming this year could already forecasted and he’s in their plans.

How’s parra cap do they have much more space?

It doesn’t matter though.what their forecast is, the fact is they were busy paying Matto 500k and Campbell Gillard 800k , and we decided to sign all their best juniors. No wonder they’re dirty . They’ve been exposed for their grubby tactics, and desperation ,as well as a sniff of ineptitude. RGH is no guarantee to be anything. It could be another Justin Poore signing. Arthur is in win now mode, but he may have ruined the next 5 years , like when we went all in , in 2012 and 2013.

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@Elderslie_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

The Telegraph saying we signed BJ after missing out on LM Capewell and Moylan WOW how lucky have we been to miss out on that trio may be things are turning for WT’s

They were trying to build the narrative that we can’t sign anyone, when they realised that we only tried to sign 1 person. If you can call not paying Moylan a 4 year 3 mil deal , and capewell 300k missing out, then yep we missed out.

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@Geo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Is the sky falling again…

I reckon it’s great…young kid may get some FG experience now…thanks Pawa…

Everyone is jumping at shadows. I can’t believe parra , are doing this TBH. Especially if it’s an ingrained issue between the club and the whole family . Whatever, it’s pretty clear , what their motives are. It’s seriously a case of where was the love last year . Sounds like his family want to be honourable , yet still make it known they’re not happy. Give him a first grade slot eels. We get a free year of development… And if he’s Payne Hass 2.0 he will get a nice upgrade next year. Win win

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@jirskyr said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Everyone can ark up about Eels and Stefano, but nobody seemed to have a problem with it when Tigers talked Tedesco into backflipping on Raiders.

I’m not saying I don’t hate Eels, coz I do, but we need the perspective that we’d be no different. It’s obviously hard to reconcile given we released a player to them with no respect from the club in return.

Teddy could though. That’s when the 2 week cooling off period existed. And from memory he changed his mind at the 11th hour. I’m pretty sure Stefano can’t .

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@LeichhardtTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@twentyforty said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

When you talk to the old timers, some of whom are dead now.
Australia Day celebrations started early for you 2040?

He’s got mad skills , clairvoyant skills