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A new 5/8?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Wheel, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    I notice in todays paper we are chasing Chris Bailey from Newcastle and we are still being linked to Trent Barrett.

    Maybe we let Topou go for a reason?
     
  2. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Chris Bailey goes alright. He would come at a decent price, too.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I would take Soward if he is on the market.

    His kicking game would be perfect for us particularly with players like Snake, lyon and the speed of Bani.
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We'd be stupid to chase Barrett.  Why have a half who gets blinded by the white line and then get a 5/8th who suffers from the same affliction.  Soward can't defend so why bother about him?  Do we really need another Witt?  Bailey might be OK.  Look within our own ranks and develop.  That's what a 'coach' is for.   
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Chris Bailey?
    Jezuz.
    Christine Bailey more like it !

    We are scraping the bottom of the barrel guys.

    Mayer has said clearly no to Barrett as well.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Soward can defend!

    I have seen him come up with several try saving tackles. I rate the kid, if there is all this love for Matai and his brain explosions because he does some good. Soward will add the same
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Ben Rogers would be a great acquistion.
    Plus, he's probably a tad unhappy at the bunnies.
     
  8. ants

    ants Active Member

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    I would very much like the club to sign up both Foran brothers with a view to the future.  THEN if need be find a stop-gap for 5/8 in the meantime.

    If we are going to look to the future then this might be the way to go?
     
  9. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Seem to recall we gave Bailey the once over some time back when drugcastle were in major smith upheaval stage. Nothing happened.

    Even if we swing the Foran brothers union what about the fact we are at the top of the momentum tilt at the premiership. Who is concerned that if we dont find a quality pivot with a big boot we might miss our window ? Considering we have every worthy existing player stitched up its the last missing jiggsaw piece, isnt it.
     
  10. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    is it just me that thinks Bailey is an average first grade footballer?
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No you are 100% correct Matt
     
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ryan, Ben Rogers is not the sort of player we need.  Like a lot of Souths players there's no consistency in his play, his defense is suss plus he goes quiet during the game, somewhat like Sutton.  He looks good only because everyone else at Souths looks like crap (also again like Sutton).  We would be hampered with a guy whose line defense is reasonable but his attacking thoughts are weak. Sound familiar? (Souths attacking options are pathetic).  It seems like we just might have to bite the bullet and develop one of our own and stop looking for the quick fix elsewhere.   
     
  13. Stiffi

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    He had 1 half decent first grade game and people start singing his praises. How about the fact that in reality he is behind Mullen, Walsh, Dureu & Kawana at Newcastle.
     
  14. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Been mentioned alsewhere that RLW suggests the Cowboys might release Justin Smith (utility 5/8..2Row) to us due to the celery cap.

    Aged but can kick and direct traffic. I wonder would he get in the way of Ox or compliment him.
     
  15. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Justin Smith, muahahahah!

    We may as well just keep playing Menzies there.
     
  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bailey seems to go OK whenever he gets the callup, wouldn't mind if we got him
     
  17. Nutzcraw

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    Nothing wrong with Chris Bailey.

    You'll see in a different thread I suggested making a play for him (along with a couple of other good young 5/8th's)

    He has all the skills you need in a 5/8th we will be able to fine tune them. Duerau, Mullen and Walsh are the favourite sons at Newcastle. I'd be happy to see Chris Bailey come over.

    If you were happy with Travis Burns at Manly then you'll be twice as happy to have Chris Bailey.
     
  18. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Micheal Dobson has just been released from Canberra
     
  19. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and gone to Hull
     
  20. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Yep, that was quick.
     

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