A lot of people seem keen to stick the boot into Thompson…and sure he’s not a tedesco calibre fullback, but name other players in our team who go out every week and belt themselves and slog their guts out like he does…
Sure he’s not the best fullback going around, but he has certainly done enough to get a bit of recognition around the place.
I love Thompson. All heart and deserves a spot in the team. The tackle on Taumalolo when he made a line break was insane. It was literally the biggest and hardest player on the field up against the smallest and I can just remember him throwing absolutely everything he had into him and belted him.
Ticked a few of these series off recently which I thought were pretty good.
The Devil Next Door
I loved Manhunt Unabomber and the Devil Next Door
Yeah, Unabomber was really cool. Love a good crime story or thriller.
Have you watched Somewhere Between? The preview didn’t do it justice. Gave it a go and it was awesome.
Another one I forgot about was Let Them See Us. That was brilliant.
What has me a little dumbfounded is how people are saying LM’s manager is the cause of all the issues and dealing with Latrell directly was positive. He could be giving some very poor guidance and advice, but at the end of the day Mitchell makes the call. He meets a few clubs, looks over the deals and tells his manager, “this is where I want to play.” This debacle can’t entirely be his managers fault!
Wherever he goes, he’ll get a decent offer. By all reports the Tigers threw the best deal at him.
He had the money, a long-term contract and was all but guaranteed the position he wanted to play, yet he didn’t take it. He literally is either the most poorly guided, confused and indecisive young man I’ve ever heard or his ego, money or demanding ridiculous terms in his contract has got the best of him.
To me, it’s glaringly obvious he just doesn’t want to play for the Tigers for whatever reason. The only alternative I can think of is his manager has royally screwed him in negotiating a deal with us…but again, Latrell has had the power to say, “let’s not drag this out, this is who I want to play for and let’s get it done” the entire time.
If he doesn’t want to be here or wants to play silly buggers, game over. I’m glad the club pulled the offer. We gave him an amazing opportunity. You can have all the talent in the world but the team and passion in the jersey come first.
Boom centre Bronson Xerri still wants out at Cronulla but is unlikely to find a new home at the Sydney Roosters with best mate Kyle Flanagan.
We can reveal a third party has contacted the Roosters offering Xerri for next year. Apparently he’s prepared to do a ‘Ryan Matterson’ and walk out on the Sharks.
The Roosters are reluctant. They have already earmarked two players to step into Latrell Mitchell’s spot at left centre — boom youngster Billy Smith or Brett Morris.
Xerri is apparently not happy about Jesse Ramien’s signing on much more money than he’s earning. Many rate Xerri a future Origin player. (Daily Telegraph)
- Make a play for him, Madge!
Xerri is an absolute weapon. He’s a young bloke you throw a 4 year 500k deal at. If we could somehow steal him I’d be cheering.
Just quickly, everyone’s saying that if he stays at Roosters he’ll play reserve grade.
Is that even confirmed? Like I haven’t seen a quote or anything just a report via the media - and I don’t think Roosters will watch a player like Latrell play NSW cup when they’re contending for a premiership
I work with a guy in the mix at the Roosters. I asked him if Latrell was coming to the Tigers and he said if he doesn’t sign with someone, there’s only one option for him - reserve grade. From what I gathered he/his management have done something to really put the club offside. They certainly don’t want him there.
His manager seems hopeless.
Who else does he manage, ponga doesn’t he?
He has a huge stable of players: 5. Ponga, Mitchell, Tetevano, Hiroti and Ky Rodwell. So he basically makes a living leeching off Ponga and Mitchell.
Haha Wayde Rushton, i just took a look at his website. Seriously only has 5 players, seems weird? His profile says that he has a very “unique” approach to supporting and guiding high profile players…sounds like it’s very unique indeed.
POM mentioned Leilua and Musgrove are both likely.
We need a really good forward. Arrow is the pick of the bunch for mine. Outside of that - D Fifita, Frizell, TKO
Bring JAC home, chase Lomax or Drinkwater and sign Brittain for depth at hooker.
Musgrove got found guilty of sexual assault though? Is that correct? That will prevent him being registered?
Ethically I would rather not have him. We are not that desperate surely.
Ethically yes I agree with you. I could be very wrong on this but I think it could be because it’s no longer before the courts he’s allowed to register again.
I think if he was still in a situation where he hadn’t received a formal sentencing yet, the NRL would keep him deregistered. I believe he can now play as the matter has been finalised in court with him only receiving a good behaviour bond and possibly community service from memory which then falls below the threshold of the no fault stand down policy.
If he slips up again though on that bond or reoffends id guess he’s straight back to being deregistered.
Someone else might have a better idea on this and like I said I could be wrong.
JAC to wear the no1 for us is what I’d be aiming for if I was coach.
A crafty 9 feeding grease lightning pushing into holes around the ruck.
Speed to burn receiving balls out the back with room to move.
He’s quicker than Teddy and he’s bigger, I’d love to see him given a crack at 1
I think he could pull it off. The big question is whether he has the passing game, can arrange a defensive line and has the positional play. We paid Mbye fullback money too and that hasn’t quite worked out. Sounds good in theory with his pace and ability to break the line but very risky if you up his price.