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5/8 2016

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Simonmyers11, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Simonmyers11

    Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested to see if manly are still chasing a five eighth for next year? Previous we had chased Elgey and Ashley Taylor, Jayden Nikorima is set to sign with the Roosters (220k apparently) He would of been a great pick up. They also have Hastings on their books for 2016 -but that could change with the signing of Jayden. Canberra have a surplus of halves, Mitch Cornish being the obvious one on the outer. Then there is Mbye, who has put contract negotiations on hold until after the finals series - but he is asking for around 750k! He is also signed for 2016.

    Other halves coming off contract in 2016 are Jack bird, Blake Green, Corey Norman. I would of loved a bright young half like an Elgey, Taylor or Nikorima to be playing next year -especially for only 200k. There is talk of Jamie moving to 5/8 -but that would mean moving one of our best attacking players out of his favoured position and where he has been so valuable to manly when he is in top form - just look at the last few weeks.
    I'd rather many go after a specialist 5/8, but options are dwindling

    Hot property Moses Mbye to command $750,000 per season — NRL Market Watch
    Canterbury halfback Moses Mbye has placed contract negotiations on hold until after the finals period as yet another club joins the race for his prized signature.

    Foxsports.com.au can reveal four NRL clubs - the Dragons, Storm and Titans along with the Bulldogs - are chasing Mbye, who comes off contract at the end of next season

    The 21-year-old only made his NRL debut last year and has played less than 30 first-grade games.

    But due to a shortage in quality playmakers and viewed as one of the game’s brightest prospects, Mbye commands an asking price close to $750,000 a season.

    If the Bulldogs come to the party, it would take a ridiculous offer to pull him out of the kennel as Mbye’s preference is to remain playing under Des Hasler.

    Mbye recently revealed he would like to have a clause inserted into his next contract which would make him a free agent should Hasler ever leave the club.

    It’s a clause the club has baulked at, although it is yet to be discussed at any great length.

    Mbye’s manager, Simon Mammino, has held informal talks with the Bulldogs and acknowledges there has been interest from rival clubs although he would not comment on their identity.

    “We’re working through the process to get an outcome that’s good for both parties,” Mammino told foxsports.com.au.

    “We’re very mindful of the market rate and interested parties.”

    Foxsports.com.au understand the Gold Coast and Melbourne are two clubs closely monitoring Mbye’s movements.

    Privately, the Storm expect him to re-sign with the Bulldogs but should he not put pen to paper before the new year, they are likely to make a move with Blake Green and Cooper Cronk both off contract next year.

    St George Illawarra have also indicated they are interested in Mbye with Benji Marshall off contract next year. The young gun has been identified as his potential successor.
     
  2. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

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    We will have Lyon in 2016 then Pearsell 2017 and beyond.
     
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  3. Nordburg

    Nordburg Well-Known Member

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    I haven't been a fan of moving Lyon away from the centres in the past but after he played 5/8 in the first game against the Cows,I changed my mind about it.He played well there and they need to find a way to bring either Gutherson or TomT into the side whilst he is still playing to learn off him.Mind you I'm trying to not think about next yr.The thought of Tooves not being there really pisses me off so I'm hanging on for the ride this season
     
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  4. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Will barrett be given license to be his own man? Or will he be a yes man to ZtH and Pennie boi?
    If he is the one making the calls then will he want a 5/8 who plays like he did or a real ball player.
     
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  5. Manlyfan_99

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    When Lyon retires its going to be hard to afford a quality 5/8 under the cap. I reckon we should be poaching the eyes out of under 20s teams halves Just hope one or two of them turn good. Or we wait for Parsell and Travers to develop.
     
  6. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Parcell is meant to be a 5/8
     
  7. Simonmyers11

    Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I was hoping for with Elgey, Taylor, Jayden etc etc. 200k is not expensive for a 5/8 - and im pretty confident they will all turn out to be pretty decent 5/8's

    Hopefully Parsell and Travers develope into similar exciting prospects in 2016
     
  8. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  9. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Lyon, Gutho or as we were kicking around earlier in the year, Pud Hiku. Even Ferris can play there. A full off season for whoever it though is a must.

    For Lyon though it would negate his diminishing (or diminished) speed.
     
  10. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Do any of these signing kick?
    We really need to have an 80% kicker ASAP

    Mateo is 100% kicker so far, and a good 5/8 :p
     
  11. Hgbcds

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    You wait until next year when you see cade cust start playing in the halves for the twentys. He's the one!
     
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  12. Freagle

    Freagle Well-Known Member

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    Gutherson is a kicker. Damn good one.
     
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    Boxley Well-Known Member

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    Hastings would be the perfect foil for DCE. Would love to get him.
     
  14. Simonmyers11

    Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

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    Agree
     
  15. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We could chase Jack De Belin

    :p
     
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  16. Ripper

    Ripper Active Member

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    We've got 5 potential 5/8ths for next year, Lyon, korisou, turbo, gutherson, moltzen. Put the cue in the rack and go and get some superstar forwards.
     
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  17. JenEagle

    JenEagle Well-Known Member

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    I've also heard there are massive raps on Cade Cust but he is a way off yet
     
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  18. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mateo has kicked seven goals in total in the nrl. Small sample size.
     
  19. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Even though he is the games best centre, I still think that Killer is our best 5/8 option for 2016. He's had success there before and at the very least that would bring Peta Hiku into the centres and either Turbo Tom (most likely) or Gutho in on the wing. Gutho we know can kick goals, but is he better than Killer? And with Gutho's injury this year he seems to have been leapfrogged by Tommy in the pecking order which means he might spend most of his time in NSW Cup until either or both Killer and Skivy retire.

    I'd love to know what Barrett has in mind though.
     
  20. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    But will he follow the rabbit, and do we call him mister anderson
     

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