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4 Months out from silly season:

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by fLIP, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. fLIP

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    Only 4 months away (back so soon) from the annual silly season. Player negotiations and signings. Jot down a few players you would like to see manly approach and perhaps sign this season?

    Mine are two boys from Melbourne. Billy Slater, Matt Orford, although highly unlikley, both will come at a premium price.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    good question.
    Previously i would have liked to have orford back, but I think monas is doing very well and growing into a good half back.
    Dunley has shown him self as a great hooker and we have Randall and Balling nipping at his tail for the spot so there is plenty of backup s and time left.

    As for slater any team would want him there, but brett is just as good for mine, and you seperate billy from Ordord he loses a bit of his effectiveness.

    In my opinion we need to work on outside backs and also keep adding to our forward pack, once BK goes we need similar maturity and experience there to keep the pack going forward.

    I would honestly look at some of the top quality forwards ont eh amrket as well as a few outside backs.

    Hill will be gone and snagging someone like Cross would be good
     
  3. The Wheel

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    Good point Daniel - beaver and BK will both probably retire at the end of next season so a good back up to them would be required.

    My thinking is that Jamie Lyon will be the blue chip back at the end of 2006 so a top line forward maybe the target this year.
     
  4. fLIP

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    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Who is on the market.

    I would love to see shrek back in the maroon and white.
    SBW maybe but I would prefer older heads.

    Shrek would be my target if he is on the market
     
  6. fLIP

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    Im pretty sure he signed another 2 year deal last season with the bulldogs. However, I would also like to see a forward take the place that is currently being choped and changed between Harris and King. I dont feel they fit the new mould so well.
     
  7. Volley

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    I would like to see a top centre come our way. Matt King's name springs to mind.
     
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    I think slater would slot in well at centre.
     
  9. Volley

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    No doubt Slater would. But would he like to play there, and how does his defence hold up? King would be cheaper, and is a specialist.
     
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    Good point volley slater is a fullback at heart and i wouldn't want to scrap stewart from his pet position whilst showing so much promise. King is great player too!
     
  11. Fluffy

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    Matt King should be our number 1 target.

    On the footy show on sunday they put up some prices next to players - orford was 400K but King was jsut 180K - an absolute bargain considering where we are and what we need.

    I could also live happily with slater on the wing and Hicks as a centre although i prefer hicks on the wing.

    imagine stewart, donald, king, hicks , slater , witt, monahan as your backline - what speed
     
  12. Dan

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    hows Kings defense though?
     
  13. byso

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    I dont want any over valued pretty boys like SBW. Keep Monas he will be very well established with Manly by the end of the year.

    Can anyone get hold of a list of off contract players?
     
  14. Blunty

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    Slater isn't off contract..... re-signed a 2 or 3 year deal last year.

    Matt King and Jason Cayless are the two blokes I would love to see at the club. King will strengthen our 3/4 line big time and Cayless will add another element to our pack.

    I think re-signing Monas, Kylie and Hecks is crucial. I don't know how correct this list is either.

    Berrigan might be worth a look so to Lolesi

    For forward depth; O'Hara

    Here is a list of off-contract players:

    Kylie Leuluai
    Mailangi Styles
    Phil Morwood
    Michael Monaghan
    Chad Randall
    Daniel Heckenberg
    Nathan Hollingsworth
    Luke Ricketson
    Brett Finch
    Chris Walker
    Chris Flannery
    Craig Wing
    Gavin Lester
    Heath L'Estrange
    Jason Cayless
    Ned Catic
    Stuart Webb
    David Shillington
    Troy Malcom
    Kererua Savage
    Frank Winterstein
    George Rose
    Grant Millington
    James Aubusson
    James Shillington
    McConkie Tauasa
    Michael Lett
    Reece Bailey
    Sam Perrett
    Adam Schubert
    Aidan Kirk
    Anthony Watts
    Baden Hall
    Ben Hannant
    Brad Baldry
    Casey Conway
    Grant Rovelli
    Iosia Soliola
    Jack Reis
    James Aubusson
    Luke Fahy
    Matthew Hall
    McConkie Tauasa
    Michael Burns
    Nigel Plum
    Peewee Moke
    Sam Maniet
    Saxon Holland
    Stanley Waqa
    Steve Meredith
    Tom Hillard
    Troy Malcom
    Wayne Bond
    Matt Jobson
    Jeff Lima
    Robert Miles
    Chris Heighington
    Matt Rieck
    Joel Caine
    Edwin Asotasi
    Luke Bailey
    Luke Dalziel-Don
    Sam Faust
    Aaron Gorrell
    Clint Greenshields
    Michael Henderson
    Daniel Holdsworth
    Brett Kelly
    Wes Naiqama
    Bryan Norrie
    Corey Payne
    Aaron Wheatley
    Nick Youngquest
    Shannon Stitt
    Chris Enahoro
    Bryan Fletcher
    Ashley Harrison
    Scott Geddes
    David Fa'alogo
    Shane Walker
    Luke Stuart
    Glenn Hall
    Luke MacDougall
    Scott Logan
    Shane Marteene
    Todd Polglase
    Dean Byrne
    Willie Peters
    Brad Watts
    Garth Wood
    Matt Riddle
    Nathan Marles
    Troy Boston
    Aaron Firman
    Joe Falemaka
    John Manu
    Shannon Donato
    Frank Puletua
    Nathan Gilchrist
    Michael Burke
    Ryan Rolfe
    Trent Clayton
    David McLean
    Jono Rolfe
    Luke Lewis - re-signed until 2008
    Garret Crossman
    Matthew Pow
    Paul Franze
    Shanelle Haumono
    Brett Howland
    Michael Vella
    Daniel Wagon
    John Morris
    Eric Grothe
    Matt Peterson
    Dean Widders
    Chris Muckert
    Luke O'Dwyer
    Jack Afamasaga
    Matthew Nicholas
    Keiran Kerr
    Neil Sweeny
    Rod Jensen
    Brenton Bowen
    Jacob Lillyman
    Drew Campbell
    Mitchell Sargent
    Steve Southern
    Luke O'Donnell
    Jaimen Lowe
    Dean Payne
    Chris Sheppard
    David Myles
    Michael Luck
    Paul Rauhihi
    Cam Wilkinson
    Michael Fairweather
    David Faiumu
    Clint Amos
    Mark Dalle Cort
    Matt Bowen
    Shane Muspratt
    Jason Barsley
    Vinnie Anderson - in England
    Grant Wooden - returned to wynnum manly
    Todd Maddison
    Daniel Abraham
    Danny Buderus
    Mark Hughes
    Josh Perry
    Steven Witt
    Reegan Tanner
    Craig Hall
    Andrew Price
    Todd Lowrie
    Luke Quigley
    Anthony Quinn
    Matt Orford
    Matt King
    Steven Bell
    Sione Finefeuiaki - With Another Club
    Matt Geyer
    Antonio Kaufusi
    Robbie Kearns
    Peter Robinson
    Glen Turner
    Shaun Berrigan
    Darren Mapp
    Corey Parker
    Michael Ryan
    David Stagg
    Shane Webcke
    Tonie Carroll
    Stuart Kelly
    Tom Learoyd
    Derrick Watkins
    Tim Rangihuna
    Jamie Simpson
    John-John Te Reo
    Steve Franciscus
    Matt Adamson
    Steve Fransiscus
    Ian Hindmarsh
    Adam Mogg
    Ryan O'Hara
    Clinton Schifcofske
    Tyran Smith
    Jason Smith
    Brett Oliver
    Tony Grimaldi
    Willie Mason
    Braith Anasta
    Sonny Bill Williams
    Willie Tonga - I thought he re-signed?
    Jammal Lolesi
    Corey Hughes
    Nathan Miles
    Adam Perry
    Cameron Phelps
    Trevor Thurling
    Beau Robinson
    Adam Brideson
    David Peachey
    Paul Mellor
     
  15. The Wheel

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    It should be mentioned that Matt King actually played junior rep footy for manly when his brother was playing first grade (Andrew King - fullback in late 90s).
     
  16. Dan

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    I reckon any of the bulldogs or storm 1st grade players off contract
     
  17. Stevie

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    Billy Slater is the Phil Blake Of our Era , and we know what happened to him , Brett Stewarts Defence is better than Hunt & Slater , Matt King Ran around Hunt like he wasnt even there , I also agree after watching that Bronco's Game That Lockyers & Tates Defence is nearly as bad as Walker & Hodges from last year
     
  18. The Wheel

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    Tom Learoyd - we should go after him - great young forward.
     
  19. Fluffy

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    I would like to see ashley harrison or steve southern.

    also steve bell would be good too.

    tom learoyd wouldnt be bad at all.
     
  20. byso

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    Blunty thanks mate.

    If you don't mind i'll make that list a thread on its own which I can try to keep updated. I'll keep it a sticky which always lives at the top.
     

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