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Brooks and Moses up for grabs

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brookvale2015, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

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    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...-brooks-for-2017/story-fni3gpz1-1227643094051

    Seems as brooks and moses are practically off contract... I'd like to see manly go after brooks, he and DCE could be a absolute gem of a combonation! Brooks could focus more on running the ball and take the pressure off DCE with some handy last tackle options close to the line. His defence may need some work but with anthony seibold and dce who I belive is the best halfback when it comes to defence could turn him into at least a half decent defender! Tom wright could move to centre similar to GI and from there become one of our strike centre along with dylan walker!
     
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  2. joeboy

    joeboy Well-Known Member

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    Moses has double the talent of brooks.

    And could be an option in 17.
     
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  3. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    I would expect both those players to stay at the Tigers, The Tigpies I think will let Farah go at the end of the season if things dont improve and they have the cash to retain them. I would rather Manly target
    Aaron Woods who is a Manly tragic
     
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  4. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    Moses does have a lot of talent but unfortunately I reckon he's too much a defensive liability for the NRL. There's small and can tackle (like Tooves) and then there's just plain small.
     
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  5. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    we dont need a speed bump Moses cant tackle
     
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  6. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I think the unfortunate thing is they have talent to burn but are just very poor defensively. Add on that they'd cost a lot for untried players, and I don't think we need either of them currently.
     
  7. smithy

    smithy Active Member

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    No thanks to either. As said complete liabilities in defence. Moses 2015 stats has him at 415 tackles made 102 missed. Brooks has 310 made 83 missed. No where near NRL quality.

    Can't believe they have turned down a 600k extension.
     
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  8. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    No way to brooks. I would definitely take Moses. His defense probs are because he was in 1st grade too early. I expect he will be a very good player.
     
  9. brad

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    We couldn't afford Brooks his s-26 and nappys will cost us a fortune.
     
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  10. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They're probably expecting Parra to offer $1m each
     
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  11. MANLY4LIFE

    MANLY4LIFE Well-Known Member

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    No thanks and please no to both
     
  12. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Tooves regularly sat guys like Lazarus, Roach, Sironen and Harragon on their backsides because well.....he knew how to tackle. Moses and Brookes are rated highly by some experts solely based on their attacking ability. Neither can tackle to save themselves.

    One thing I have noticed these days is that players who provide the attacking highlights seem to be rated highly, yet most of these so-called experts turn a blind eye to the fact that a number are hopeless in defense. Personally I would rather have players who can attack AND defend. No point in being able to score or set up tries if you can't stop your opposition from scoring them.
     
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  13. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    sign them both up, good back up if DCE is playing origin
     
  14. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We could use one as a backup for Moltzen.
     
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  15. Snake

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    Moses is definitely the better of the two. Brooks just hasn't kicked on like expected and is not really a ball runner, more an organiser. Moses is the one who could play a running 5/8 role a little better.
     
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  16. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Both were rushed in to first grade too early. Moses will be fine once he bulks up a bit. This should have been done prior to making his NRL debut. I've heard that's why Hodkinson was initially chosen in first grade agead of DCE, as DCE needed to build his body up to a size which could handle playing NRL. It definitely was nothing to do with skill.
     
  17. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And a lesson for Tom T?
     
  18. R3

    R3 Bird gang affiliate

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    Moses strikes me as a Daniel Mortimer type in that he may have the pedigree of a great player but it could be a constant battle to gain wait and keep it, especially when he gets injured. I've never seen him fire or produce anything resembling the hype surrounding him. Hope for his sake he keeps improving coz he seems like a good kid.
    Tommy on the other hand isn't playing in the middle and he's lanky but those turbos are built strong! I think his body could handle a full season after being held back at the right times last season.
    Full speed ahead for Tommy in 2016!
     
  19. Clay

    Clay Well-Known Member

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    They are way overrated and aren't worth the asking price imo.
    They might get paid less next year by leaving but I reckon it would be a smart career move to leave.
    The WT are going nowhere fast.
     

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