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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Masked Eagle, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    And adding another one to the too hard to believe basket, Bulldogs fans seem to think that Barba is heading to Brookie next year as a replacement for Snake.

    Seems absolutely ridiculous that it could be happening, but as I'm usually a glass half full type of person, I would say if it was true it would mean that DCE is likely to stay! ;)
     
  2. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    Build around DCE, both ferris and barba , why would he want to leave
     
  3. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No no no no no
     
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  4. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    Great; replace the best fullback in the game, with one of the worst. Now that's something to look forward too. Barba is an absolute pea heart, and not a team player.
     
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  5. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Just to clarify, its not something I think we should try and do if Snake does go. If it was my choice I'd be backing either Hiku or Gutherson next year as my first & second choices.
     
  6. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    Yeah, sorry I didn't mean for that to sound like a criticism of you personally. I think Trbojevic is the heir apparent at fullback, with Gutherson and Hiku in the centres. I have to say, having seen Hiku defend against James Roberts against the Titans, he is hardly a walk up start in the position. I know he hadn't trained there, but it was more his first up contact was awful. He also lacks good speed...I just don't know about Peta to be honest.
     
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  7. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    No worries. I agree to that Trbojevic will be a gun, but I think he's a few years away. As for Hiku, he probably does need some extra training and a bit more time to become a top line centre. I do like him at fullback mainly because he was good under the highball and he does return the ball quite well.
     
  8. eagle40

    eagle40 Active Member

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    Agree about Hiku, but I don't think he could read a game. That's one of Snakes strong points. Gutho for mine
     
  9. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    Barba could be replacing Foran........ or it could just be bull**** ;)
     
  10. HK_Eagle

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    HIKU obviously lacks genuine speed and no first up explosive acceleration. So, building a team with him in it for the future you would have to think carefully about where to groom him. I would be very reluctant to put him in fullback as Snake's replacement given the above. Centre would be a smarter choice, IMO, but needs a lot of work on his defense to be truly good there. Otherwise, he remains a useful back-up for injuries across the back line.
     
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  11. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is there an EBC on the beaches
     
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  12. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Taufua needs to move to the centres when Matai or killer go. He's valuable but a liability under the high ball. I think he'd kill it at centre.
     
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  13. Red Pill

    Red Pill Optimist & Troll Inquisitor

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    If this very unlikely scenario were true I would most likely think that Barba would be used to replace Foz.
    I don't see Brett leaving for some reason. Brett is not been paid unders at Manly.
    Also as we know DCE and Barba are great mates!
    Wonder where all these BS rumours come from
     
  14. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    If we had to replace Foran, I would do it with Littlejohn. Not Barba.
     
  15. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If we ever have to replace Foran, we should also replace the decision makers at the club.
     
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  16. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    We are bloody lucky to still have Foran after the way Liam was treated. ;)
     
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  17. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We know Gutherson and Blair are ready for first grade and Barba wouldn't come at a bargain price...look at our forwards for today's game. Beefing up the engine room and keeping Foran is where we have to direct any spare cash.
     
  18. Harry

    Harry Active Member

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    Barba won't be coming here we don't need him and he has his family settled in Queensland
     
  19. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Only problem with that is that Horhay can't pass. I'd hate to be the winger playing outside him.
     
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  20. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Barba, no thanks.
     
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