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Big worry about star Manly Toyota Cup player

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Darren, May 25, 2010.

  1. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I have heard that dynamic front rower Lama Tasi has signed for the Roosters. I have read this elsewhere, gee I hope it ain't true, absolute gun front rower with stack of potential!! I am hoping it ain't true!! I think Tasi has more potential than Hargreaves!!
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Potential for what, getting injured?
     
  3. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    ha ha, very true, but Tasi has been a standout in toyota cup, big frame, mobile, he has the lot, awesome to see him in nrl squad around kingy, kitey etc. Hope we are not becoming the feeder club for the Roosters!!
     
  4. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Hugh loss if true - he is a standout forward in the toyota cup.

    The Roosters can only ruin his career.
     
  5. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not strictly true. They can pay him a lot of money AND ruin his career.
     
  6. ERNIE FOR NO7

    ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

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    It is no rumour it is confirmed that Lama has signed with the Roosters.
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    As I said, there are a lot of unhappy campers in our squad at present due to poor communication, limited opportunity & other things I won't mention. I remember getting howled down here for suggesting Tasi was actually peeing off.

    Interesting that some things come to fruition eh. I also mentioned that a few unsigned 1st graders are seeking alternate options...and again....watch this space...and no, I'm NOT just talking Matai.


    We are really struggling in the board room. REALLY struggling. Thankfully, at least this year, most of it is being hidden.
     
  8. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Ernie, who is it confirmed from?? I can't find it anyone on Roosters sites etc
     
  9. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Not good.  But I do not understand the lack of opportunity, who is demanding to be given a run?
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Put it this way, when guys like Bailey get a run in 1st grade (this is my opinion only), every week regardless of performance, anybody would get the ****s languishing in QLD or NYC.
     
  11. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is the reality of the salary cap. You win a comp, have plenty of rep players and you have to top up their payments. That means the fringe players and up and comers can't be paid what other clubs might like to offer. This is sad, if true, but life will go on. I hate seeing good young players go to the Rorters but we can't play overs to keep them all.
     
  12. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    JWH was supposed to be the next SBW and now the roosters think Tasi is the next SBW. Having said that SBW was never the best player in the NRL, he spent more time off the field than on it. SBW is an over-rated, money hungry grub, who never achieved much in the NRL.
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    JWH was overrated. I rarely saw him do anything for us and have rarely seen him do anything for the roosters, and his injury record is just not worth the money you pay him, good enough kid with some obvious talent but he probably should have stuck with golf.

    As for Tasi, I don't think he is the same, he actually might be something more
     
  14. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    So people are upset based on limited opportunity based on your opinion?  I thought that comment was based on some inside knowledge.

    But are these pissed off players demanding to be picked based on their performances?  I would think not.  Des is often given sh!t for not giving young guys ago but I think he gets it right most of the time.  We have had a couple of debutants in the last 2 seasons, dont want many more that that.  However if they were ready I think Des would pick them.  He picked Foran at 18. 

    If we dropped players like some on here suggest after a loss and went with new comers we would be alot worse off regarding our ladder position.  Although I completely agree with Bailey, when we are at full strength he is not in my 17.  But at the moment I guess he should be as he is probably the best option. 
     
  15. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    SBW achieved nothing much in the NRL so anyone compared to him don't amout to much. I've heard wraps on Tasi aswell but I think our coaching staff have a pretty good record at keeping players they think will make the grade.

    Just a few examples Groom, Burns haven't done much since leaving niether has JWH. I always thought he was over-rated.

    Anyone remember Karl Filiga who was contracted to the sharks a few years ago on 350k per season at the age of 19, supposed to be the next SBW but only got a run ot 2 in the top grade and was released and in now playing for wentworthville.

    We have enough props and Des has bought cheap fringe 1st graders and turned them into genuine 1st graders i.e Bryant, Rose, Cross and so on.

    What we need is backs especially if Mattai leaves.
     
  16. fLIP

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    The only person i hear who keeps going on and on and on about JWH and this world class upcoming superstar sensation is Phil Gould.

    I wonder why?

    Dont let 1 player loss get to you. Manly over the last half decade seem to keep pulling diamonds from the rough. Remember it was ment to be the end of the world when we lost that young halfback to the bulldogs.

    Cant even remember his name now thats how important it ended up being.
     
  17. clontaago

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    I am sure the same was said about Foran and Hodkinson being unhappy in the past. Funny that recently I have read articles about how happy they are at Manly.
     
  18. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Because Gould is very close to the Roosters and Politis and probably still has an unofficial role there.
     
  19. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Roosters will need a squad of a 100 by the time the media are done saying who they have signed. Dugan, Foran etc are signed, sealed and delivered as well if we believe all that we read
     
  20. Guest

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    Politis wouldn't know what a salary cap looked like so no surprise they are linked with just about every player on the market. 

    The problem is name one player in recent years who has improved while playing there?  they are a football career graveyard and always will be.  the famous transit lounge with Mr family friendly sms Smith as their coach. 

    Wait until one of their players has a personal problem and wants to sit out a game.
     

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