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Beaver's decision

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    As much as you'd like to give an all time great like Beaver as much time as he wants to make a decision on his future - if he is going to pull the pin it would be good to know this week.

    If, as rumoured, Puletua and Waterhouse are free agents, either of those would be our best chance of partially plugging the huge hole that the great man is going to leave.
     
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Puletua to replace Bryant, not Waterhouse. Beaver looked like he still hasn't got that groin thing entirely fixed. Old guys need more time to mend.
     
  3. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We have the depth there already. We don't need to buy a replcement for Beaver. Cuthbo & Jack are there & hopefully some of the Flegg boys will move up.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    A hard head like Puletua wouldn't go astray IMHO.

    Waterhouse is a sook but Hasler might toghen him up and help him realise his undoubted potential.
     
  5. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just don't particularly like buying established 1st graders.
    Other than Kite & Hicks, all of our standouts have been either local juniors or guys who've come to the club as no-names or kids & made their mark with us.
    The big name buys other than those two have struggled. I think there is a lesson in that. Ballin, The Stewys, Choc, Kingy & Robbo are the type of players that build a club. Keep 'em coming through I say.
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Roberts, Bella, Hill etc?
     
  7. The Gronk

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    Kennedy?
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Bell
     
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    Monnaghan and orford
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Lyon
     
  11. Bring_Back_The_Cliff

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    Puletua would be an awesome signing.
     
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is the 'H' for 'humble' Mata?
     
  13. Matabele

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    ?
     
  14. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well, Bell, Lyon & Orford are the ones I'm using as my exaple of the bought 1st graders in our current squad that are struggling with form.
    Over the years we've had some good buys & I did say that Hicks & Kite are going great. But with the cap & all that it seems like a much better use of funds to develop young players than to fork out big bucks on a guy that you don't know if he'll fit in.
    The emphasis should be in building a club from juniors up. It gives you more depth and encourages player loyalty if they can see a path through the grades rather than always having to look around because they'll just get bypassed.
     
  15. mellonhead

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    Duff, disagree with Bell, he hasn't been given the opportunity to excel with the halfs being VERY lacklustre.

    I don't think any of us should expect any more signings as the club is very happy with the progress of Cuthbo, Jack A, and Bani earmarked to replace Hicks.

    Interestingly my discussion with Beaver was that he was rapted to be back in the forwards, he said he had proved to Des he can't play centre anymore. Said he was a bit like BK these days and needs to keep playing till he can't run anymore and preferred not to be regularly interchanged. He said it hurts his body to much in recovery. After that discussion I walked away thinking it may be his last season. I hope not.

    Also Rose appears to be coming back (staying) at the club next season. Was speaking to the club doctor who said Rose can't wait to get back and was medically doing better with the injury not being a career killer.
     
  16. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I hope to God he has said this to Hasler too. But then if he has it would appear it is being ignored given he started on the bench!
     
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    [quote author=mellonhead]

    I don't think any of us should expect any more signings as the club is very happy with the progress of Cuthbo, Jack A, and Bani earmarked to replace Hicks.

    Is Cuthbo signed for next year? I had heard that there were a couple of clubs keen to get him signed up for next season?
     
  18. mellonhead

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    Cuthbo said he was looking forward to playing regularly in NRL with big names? He was referring to Manly? Maybe he has agreed to terms?
     
  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like he's signed with Ryan's Bulldogs.
     

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