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Attn Darren

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,424 / 31
    I read today that the Manly side are Wooder Spoon faves, and are paying $67 to win the Toyota Cup

    Are we any chance at all in your opinion, ie, are they worth a bet at all
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +5,706 / 264
    Mate, it's probably based on the info provided by each club on the players.

    Manly's info provided is a joke !!

    Refer to other thread.

    It's like:-

    Parramatta's under 20's Youth Side vs.
    Manly's Backyardigans - no jerseys - no background bums.
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +466 / 6
    Pretty hard to win a game if noone on the team has an arse.
  4. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 / 0
    true, farting is a large part of modern rugby league strategy
  5. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +507 / 20
    hi kiwi eagle, overall it is a pretty ordinary team on paper, there are lots of the flegg team there that to be blunt were very average, I was quite surprised that many of them made the squad so I'm hoping they don't make the run on team

    players to watch out for include:
    jamie buhrer top hooker from alive cup
    cherry evans from brisbane, read quite good half/5/8
    kenny edwards prop from keebra park qld, made aust schoolboys and heard he was best forward in some games!!
    kieran foran is excellent back but needs time
    Inoke or noxi: big forward who has come thru the junior ranks, interesting if he can handle seniors as he was a class junior

    The rest I did Googles on and some seemed okay but will have to wait to see how they progress.

    We do have quite a few 20's in first grade squad, kids like palau, hargreaves, john grieve, parra signing david williams, trembath, offerdahl, neumann, mauro, tim browne forward from souths.

    I would say that we would struggle to make semis but love to see us make it, many new faces so hope Crusher is on the dot.

    Penriths team is truly unbelievable, if I was Crusher I would be recruiting them when they look to play 1st grade
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,424 / 31
    Hmm thanks mate, think i will leave the money in the pocket on this one then. Keep up the junior reports mate
  7. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

    +3 / 0
    I'm pretty sure I read last year that Des said he would be using Premier League as the main feeder side with the best U/20's playing in that. May have something to do with it.

    Here's a bit I found in an article.

    Many coaches added that young players dropped from first grade would have to make their way back up to NRL level through the open-age competition, which would be played away from NRL fixtures.
    While all coaches stressed they would make decisions on players on a case-by-case basis, the majority believed their young stars would develop quicker against seasoned campaigners rather than opponents their own age.
    Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett, Canberra's Neil Henry, Manly's Des Hasler and the Warriors' Ivan Cleary were particularly outspoken on their preference for their gun juniors to go straight into open-age competition.
    "They need to get match hardened so you play them in the over-age competition," Hasler said. "The under-20s will be nothing more than a glorified SG Ball competition."
  8. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +507 / 20
    well done bob, that sums it up, those names I listed above could play toyota cup but as can be seen, they are des's 1st choice to play 1st grade in time.

    kids like noxi and edwards need 2-3 years still
  9. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +1,720 / 71
    I note that Zorba said on Sunday that Trent Rose (George's brother) has been added to the NRL squad as a half back.
  10. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    +121 / 0
    How the **** did he make it through childhood??

    He must be pretty tough, food would have been hard to come by in that household.

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