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Beck and Buzz

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by kingyfan, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. kingyfan

    kingyfan Member

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    Stated today that Mason will be a sea eagle this year.  

    Either they have done some fantastic investigative journalism or they have been spending too much time reading this site.  

    I doubt that we could fit him in the side anyway.
     
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    The thing that amazes me is that Ox was going to get $300K this year then all of a sudden we have  fully spent the cap.
     
  3. kingyfan

    kingyfan Member

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    Rumour is that if he goes to another club they may only have to pay $40-$50k to sign him for this season as the rorters may have to pay out the rest of his contract.

    We would be silly not to pick him up if we could get him for that price.  Also he looks a bit like Tony Iro so Lowey might sign him up just for that fact alone.

    The hotels in Manly are pushing Des and Graham to sign him urgently as they need to extra trade that he would bring with him.
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    If it happens you can strike it up as the first dumb move by our new CEO, unless there are other howlers already that we're yet to hear about.
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    **** off Bec and Buzz you pair of Hacks
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If he costs us 50K, then that's just genius by our new CEO.
     
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Rather have Tony Williams in our 17 than him
     
  8. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    If he does sign with us it will be Dessie's choice. 
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Great idea to part with $50k for a destabilising influence on the entire squad. 
     
  10. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I agree, the risk too high. It could pay off, if anyone could sort him out it might be Des.  However I would not be pushing for his signing. 
     
  11. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Theres a good reason why each & every other NRL club has declined to take on the willy.
     
  12. willstyles

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    It's closer to 150k. His contract at the Roosters is near 400k, and I think the numbers that have been mentioned are about half of his Roosters contract. At this stage I think they'd probably give him away for 150k and wear the extra 250k, that's how little they want him.

    If we could get him for 150k I'd be absolutely pumped. At his best, he's one of the best forwards in the comp. I know he was sh*t this year, but he was coming back from major injury in a team that was absolutely diabolical. He'd be great for us (especially when our pack lacked grunt a LOT this year).

    He's being shopped around well after the time when every club has finished their rosters and spend their last cent. We're in unique position becuase of Ox (unless we've done some fancy work with the books to restructure contracts....or 250k has suddenly disappeared).

    And not everyone wanted to brush him - Bellyache and the Melbourne leadership group were keen to play alongside him, but the board veto'd it. That suggests to me that from a footballing perspective alone he'd be a f*cking steal at 150k.
     
  13. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Totally agree with the 1st part in that he could inject some grunt.

    Disagree on the second part though, as Mason has created so much division wherever he goes that its come to this. How much is some grunt versus destabilisation worth.

    Of course if he was cheap and we cut him loose aswell is it worth the risk ? Im just not sure on that count but im leaning towards no.
     
  14. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You have got to think he would have a point to prove where ever he ends up.....
     
  15. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not so sure about that aspect. He's won premierships, played Origin & Tests, and he is on a fat contract regardless of whether or not he plays well. He would have some pride but I doubt he would be the most highly motivated player in a team. I thought he was more interested in a boxing match or making a motza at rugby these days.
     
  16. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    More like the most idiotic move by our CEO.

    I can't see Wee Willie being a team player. The guy is more toxic than Anthrax.

    At least the local business in the area will get their walls washed down for free when Wee Willie is about  ;D
     
  17. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ego is a massive factor -
     
  18. The Wheel

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    To be fair on Lowe I think it would be Des/Crusher who make the call on player comings & goings.
     
  19. kingyfan

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    One major obstacle to us signing Willie has been overcome in recent years- the Bank's in manly have now made their ATM's piss proof and they now also have plastic notes so we wouldn't need to worry about getting soggy cash out of the ATM's on weekends after Willie had been out drinking on a Friday night.

    However the biggest problem is that he would be months behind everyone else in fitness.  maybe if we signed him last October and he had a full offseason training under des I could accept signing him but he would now take half a season to get back to fitness.  
     
  20. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He's still good.  If he's cheap enough, then sign him for a season.  Get rid of him at the end of the year when he becomes a free agent and therefore expensive if he's been problematic
     

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