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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Loobs, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

    +6,155 / 252
    According to this list http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/rugby-league/teams/manly-sea-eagles/#8YxfZxKq0ClQtCK3.97

    which isn't 100% accurate, after the 2016 season we will have another bunch of guys who have been squad members coming off contract:

    Buhrer, Burgess, Hodges, BJ, Leary, Potato, JSL, T-Red, Jorge and (lol) Williame. Then pretty much all the old dudes the following year. Honestly apart from Buhrer I can't see them keeping any of them. And for 2017 I doubt they'd keep anyone other than the Turbo's. Possibly Hiku.

    I really hope Bozo the clown has a plan here because the roster by season kick off in 2018 will be possibly 5ish of the current group (Turbo's, DCE, Parcell, Api, Lus****) - so signings are going to be vital. You'd also hope they have a plan for the cuurrent u20's other than let them sign elsewhere.

  2. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

    +3,302 / 51
    You are right about the future. Our Holden cup teams best players MUST to be retained.

    Our retention program is confusing. Why are we letting quality juniors leave? I know we can't keep them all but the rumours that Pearsell and Knight may be lost to the club is astonishing mis judgement. As someone who regularly watches the Holden cup team. These 2 players provide the platform for the Tommy turbo and Demetroiu to cause havoc.

    Come on Penn clan this is our future your gambling with.
  3. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,337 / 125
    Hasler will be back then and all our home games will be in Gosford.
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  4. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Maybe they figure they don't need Pearsell because they got Parcell?


    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

    +936 / 77
    I don't think we'll be back at gosford,but we'll win a comp.
  6. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +3,470 / 128
    What is worse we only have DCE signed for 2019. Good as he is he cannot win games on his own.
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  7. brad

    brad Well-Known Member

    +1,561 / 59
    Some think because we lose someone like gutherson that the end is near . I think the opposite , I loved gutho be let's be honest he has played 5 nrl games . If it was tom or jake t I'd be very annoyed they are the future of this club along with dce they will build another juggernaut.
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  8. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    DCE's deal was announced as being a lifetime deal. As long as he is in the NRL he will play for us. Which given recent events means he will most likely be Parra's #7 in 2 seasons...

    As for Gutho - is it possible that the club looked at his health issues and let him go? We've been pretty good at letting injury prone guys go lately. Choc, Gifty, maybe add Gutho to that list...
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  9. pjayz

    pjayz Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,173 / 45
    I had erased that from memory and you just brought it right back...thanks for that. What was he smoking that night...I mean seriously.
  10. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Haha that comes into my head whenever I hear two things that sound alike and need a really **** house joke!
  11. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

    +390 / 25
    Yeah, the same club that said that JWH had limitations as well.
  12. Sideline Eye

    Sideline Eye Active Member

    +161 / 4
    If Gutho preference is to play FB then where does he fit in the pecking order of things when you have the likes of Stewart, Tom T and Hiku ahead of him?
  13. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,719 / 96
    No. Surely not.
    According to the club's heartfelt media release it was all about allowing Gutho to play for another club so that he could fulfill his potential - and play against Manly because we obviously are so sh..t-hot and stocked with stars that we failed to make the finals for the first time in a decade.
    It has, however, caused a rethink among our marketing department and our new motto will be: Manly & Gutho. Stronger Apart.
  14. rmd

    rmd Active Member

    +169 / 6
    Exactly... It could be a Chee-Kam type of move. Go away for two years, get some experience and then come back.
    I think the Eels have signed him as cover for Hoppa, who must be gone. The only spot available for him at the Eels seems to be wing if Hoppa stays.
    With all the players we've signed that can play multiple positions, he was going to be treading water for quite a while however, when Killer and Skivvy retire, there'll be heaps of opportunity.
  15. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well Barrett must have a **** load of player management to learn. What a **** coach. Let's just look at the grand finalist shall we. Bennett asks Milford to move from full back to 5/8 for the benefit of the team and its done and it's a success. Green moves Michael Morgan again from full back to 5/8 he moves and it's a success.

    Gutherson has played plenty of 5/8 in NSW cup the last couple of years. We need a 5/8. So rather then talk him into the move we piss him off to the Eels?

    It is still a **** decision.
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  16. Brothers manly

    Brothers manly Active Member

    +210 / 11
    In reality 5/8 is a position just in name. How many play there off a scrum. Normally it is one pass to a big forward who hits it up. The good halves play five eight as well some on one side of the ruck and another ball handler on the right eg DCE and Foran. Thurston plays both sides as Barrett wants DCE to do. Soward and Marshall are hidden in defence so I think Gutho could have been given a chance. Who else? If Lyon you then put Hiku in the centre,........no thanks.
  17. qldeagle

    qldeagle Well-Known Member

    +937 / 48
    I think you'll find Parcell will play 5/8
  18. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,379 / 106
    I'm just annoyed they've let Gutho go. Sounds like Gutho way moved on to fit Isaac John into our top 25.

    I would suggest Barrett must plan on giving him plenty of top grade time if the top 25 is so important.

    Other wise I am sure a second tier deal could have been struck for Isaac if we only wanted a back up half.

    If I'm wrong. then hey wouldn't we still be better keeping Gutho. He Plays 5/8 in the 2's to provide that cover. But hey he's someone who is still an option in the backs especially wing.

    Isaac if he's only a depth signing cover 5/8 or hooker. Sorry I thought we had enough no 9's?

    Seriously I can't fathom it. But John being our star 6 who must be in the top 25 to not blow the 2nd tier cap is the only thing that kind of makes sense.

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