Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

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Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

Post by Boonboon2 » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 9:25 am

Spud Murphy wrote:
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I cant see it happening but ive got a credible link to a senior member in the warriors squad, theres a yarn that they are chasing mitch pearce pretty hard

Make of it what you will
They have Shaun Johnson. Where would they play Pearce? Five eighth?
Jihnson plays better at 58 then at hb imo and my understanding is the Warriots think so too


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Post by TigersDenNZ » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 9:30 am

On top of that its no secret hingano and lino are consideref "the best of a bad situation" as opposed to first grade halves so i wouldnt be surprised if they are actively chasing halves. Mind you blake green is supposedly a done deal so who knows

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 10:23 am

dazza65 wrote:
Fri 20 Oct, 2017 8:19 pm
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Call me a cynic but does anyone believe the Cronk charade? I mean has this been an exercise in buying time for TPAs to be organised (independent of course of the "Sydney Club").
No not cynical at all. For what it’s worth I posted earlier in the thread that a deal has been in place secretly since earlier this year that IF Cronk decided to go around again it would be the rorters and only the rorters. So says a well connected eastern suburbs “board member” that I know.
I am surprised Cronk wants to continue playing after this year. It would be a bit of a shame to see his reputation diminished as a result of an unsuccessful stint at the Roosters. He won't have Bellamy, Smith, Slater or the good Storm pack behind him. Losing Pearce or Friend is a high price to pay for Cronk and I have heard the Eels are interested in Friend.

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Post by Spud Murphy » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 10:54 am

Pawsandclaws wrote:
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 10:23 am
dazza65 wrote:
Fri 20 Oct, 2017 8:19 pm
Pawsandclaws wrote:
Fri 20 Oct, 2017 5:35 pm
Call me a cynic but does anyone believe the Cronk charade? I mean has this been an exercise in buying time for TPAs to be organised (independent of course of the "Sydney Club").
No not cynical at all. For what it’s worth I posted earlier in the thread that a deal has been in place secretly since earlier this year that IF Cronk decided to go around again it would be the rorters and only the rorters. So says a well connected eastern suburbs “board member” that I know.
I am surprised Cronk wants to continue playing after this year. It would be a bit of a shame to see his reputation diminished as a result of an unsuccessful stint at the Roosters. He won't have Bellamy, Smith, Slater or the good Storm pack behind him. Losing Pearce or Friend is a high price to pay for Cronk and I have heard the Eels are interested in Friend.
I'm surprised too. He has the best opportunity to go out on a high, as a one team player winning a Premiership in his final year, still healthy and achieving all there is to achieve in the game. He could probably earn just as much as a commentator on Fox or wherever I'm sure, so why risk any further damage to your body playing on for another two years? Especially with such a scuzzy team as Easts.

I've lost a lot of respect for him, tbh, refusing to join anyone but the millionaire club and strengthening an already strong team, who really don't need him. He's reportedly a guy who is supposed to like a challenge, but where's the challenge in that? Join a lesser talented team Cooper, and help them develop! Now that would be a real challenge, but obviously too hard for a fair weather player like Cronk.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 11:04 am

Qld will be rapt Cronk is playing on. Don't think they'd have fancied Thurston and Cronk going out both at the same time.


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Post by Rob1979 » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 11:30 am

Tigers should really consider Friend if rumours are correct that he is on the way out.

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Post by swag tiger » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 12:02 pm

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Tigers should really consider Friend if rumours are correct that he is on the way out.
We have Liddle and Mcillwick. Why would we want friend?
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 12:09 pm

Friend to Parra makes sense. He won't be coming here.

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Post by white » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 12:10 pm

because one has shot knee and the other a dodgy shoulder.
Also heard rona may be back on radar as no rugby franchise will pay his asking price that he got in perth.
watch this space

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Post by Rob1979 » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 12:17 pm

Liddle has potential but it is still a long way off - he gets flustered. Friend is a workhorse in defence and will direct our forward pack around much better than Matt. Matt does make some simple errors and gives away too many penalties. He is solid don't get me wrong but not the same calibre as Friend in my opinion.

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Post by Donald Trump » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 12:39 pm

Friend would be a great addition. We wouldn’t need to pay full freight either.
Let's make the Tigers great again!

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Post by Sabre » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 12:45 pm

swag tiger wrote:
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 12:02 pm
Rob1979 wrote:
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 11:30 am
Tigers should really consider Friend if rumours are correct that he is on the way out.
We have Liddle and Mcillwick. Why would we want friend?
McIlwrick isn't a long term solution.
And Liddle still isn't up to playing 80mins, he's also still unproven.

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Post by bp tiger » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 1:13 pm

Spud Murphy wrote:
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 10:54 am
Pawsandclaws wrote:
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 10:23 am
dazza65 wrote:
Fri 20 Oct, 2017 8:19 pm
Pawsandclaws wrote:
Fri 20 Oct, 2017 5:35 pm
Call me a cynic but does anyone believe the Cronk charade? I mean has this been an exercise in buying time for TPAs to be organised (independent of course of the "Sydney Club").
No not cynical at all. For what it’s worth I posted earlier in the thread that a deal has been in place secretly since earlier this year that IF Cronk decided to go around again it would be the rorters and only the rorters. So says a well connected eastern suburbs “board member” that I know.
I am surprised Cronk wants to continue playing after this year. It would be a bit of a shame to see his reputation diminished as a result of an unsuccessful stint at the Roosters. He won't have Bellamy, Smith, Slater or the good Storm pack behind him. Losing Pearce or Friend is a high price to pay for Cronk and I have heard the Eels are interested in Friend.
I'm surprised too. He has the best opportunity to go out on a high, as a one team player winning a Premiership in his final year, still healthy and achieving all there is to achieve in the game. He could probably earn just as much as a commentator on Fox or wherever I'm sure, so why risk any further damage to your body playing on for another two years? Especially with such a scuzzy team as Easts.

I've lost a lot of respect for him, tbh, refusing to join anyone but the millionaire club and strengthening an already strong team, who really don't need him. He's reportedly a guy who is supposed to like a challenge, but where's the challenge in that? Join a lesser talented team Cooper, and help them develop! Now that would be a real challenge, but obviously too hard for a fair weather player like Cronk.
really, ur surprised he is going to the rooters, REMEMBER THIS IS ONE OF THE BLOKES FROM THE STORM, that signed TWO contracts and then denied he knew nothing about it. the whole thing about it is the rooters will get away with it without shedding any players, and the NRL will say NOTHING.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 1:21 pm

bp tiger wrote:
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 1:13 pm
Spud Murphy wrote:
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 10:54 am
Pawsandclaws wrote:
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 10:23 am
dazza65 wrote:
Fri 20 Oct, 2017 8:19 pm


No not cynical at all. For what it’s worth I posted earlier in the thread that a deal has been in place secretly since earlier this year that IF Cronk decided to go around again it would be the rorters and only the rorters. So says a well connected eastern suburbs “board member” that I know.
I am surprised Cronk wants to continue playing after this year. It would be a bit of a shame to see his reputation diminished as a result of an unsuccessful stint at the Roosters. He won't have Bellamy, Smith, Slater or the good Storm pack behind him. Losing Pearce or Friend is a high price to pay for Cronk and I have heard the Eels are interested in Friend.
I'm surprised too. He has the best opportunity to go out on a high, as a one team player winning a Premiership in his final year, still healthy and achieving all there is to achieve in the game. He could probably earn just as much as a commentator on Fox or wherever I'm sure, so why risk any further damage to your body playing on for another two years? Especially with such a scuzzy team as Easts.

I've lost a lot of respect for him, tbh, refusing to join anyone but the millionaire club and strengthening an already strong team, who really don't need him. He's reportedly a guy who is supposed to like a challenge, but where's the challenge in that? Join a lesser talented team Cooper, and help them develop! Now that would be a real challenge, but obviously too hard for a fair weather player like Cronk.
really, ur surprised he is going to the rooters, REMEMBER THIS IS ONE OF THE BLOKES FROM THE STORM, that signed TWO contracts and then denied he knew nothing about it. the whole thing about it is the rooters will get away with it without shedding any players, and the NRL will say NOTHING.
Except they will shed players. Have you not read the last couple pages of speculation about Friend, even Pearce.

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Post by Telltails » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 1:36 pm

Still waiting for the Bulldogs big fire sale! Wouldnt surprise me at all for the Roosters to miraculously find a a way to keep them all.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 1:47 pm

Telltails wrote:
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Still waiting for the Bulldogs big fire sale! Wouldnt surprise me at all for the Roosters to miraculously find a a way to keep them all.
This fire sale we've been talking about since April has been a mirage.

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Post by Geo. » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 1:54 pm

They got rid of Brad Abbey so they are sweet...
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..

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Post by TigerKapa » Sat 21 Oct, 2017 2:05 pm

Geo. wrote:
Sat 21 Oct, 2017 1:54 pm
They got rid of Brad Abbey so they are sweet...
But are getting Clay Priest from a trade deal so they've effectively haven't cut anybody yet they expect us to believe that puts them under....

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