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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Jatz Crackers, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Love the current crop of speculation going on about our lineup for this year and what purchases might make up the team for 08 and beyond.

    Most agree that for the moment our backline is looking more than competitive with some likely looking talent still to rise up from lower grades.

    I think most would also agree that we are building good depth in our halves and generally in the key positions of 1, 6, 7, & 9

    Many have already agreed that its the forwards that are our perceived weakness.

    Our philosophy is to buy 1 to 2 bluechips/1st raters each year. We bought 1 bluechip for 07.

    So the current speculation has us shopping for Gallen with unsubstantiated rumours about ODonnell aswell. But my question is should we be planning go to purchase 2 quality back rowers or do we look to get one of say LOD/PG and one top quality prop ?

    Lets look at the quality of our current depth in the forwards.
    PROPS
    Kite, King, Bryant, Rose...........Hall, Alphabet, Morewood, Trembath

    BACK ROW
    Menzies, Watmough, Williamson...............Stewart, Halfasanger, Wells, Cuthbo

    One thing is for sure we have plenty of unknowns in our immediate future in the forwards. If we were to assume confidence in Bryant & Rose as bench players at least and Watmough in the starting 2nd row, it still leaves us with doubts over the majority of our current fowards.

    For various reasons doubts remain over the playing futures of Kite, King, Menzies & Willow.

    So I ask everyone to put forward your views and imagine you were given the authority to be the recruitment decision maker this year.

    Where do you think our needs are ?
    Who would you buy?
     
  2. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    in my perfect world, the following would happen

    Sign

    O'Donnell
    Gallen
    Douglas/Geddes

    Cut

    Dunley
    Williamson
    Robbo
    Mona's/Burns/Ballin whoever is offering the least value
     
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    AS you say our backline is pretty much locked in

    Ill assume Beaver will retire

    In the backrower spots i would like to have someone whos strengths are defence and getting the ball wide. The last thin we need is the ball to slow down when orford/lyon are using the speed out wide. Hence the abilty to make metres like BK is less important and can be left up to the props.

    Props - well id like to see metre eatres with reasonable defence. I would much prefer someone who is defensivly sounds than someone like kylie who gives you 1 good hit a game. I would gladly welcome back Hecks. We need props that hill make an effort to get back and take us out of our 20 - 30 so there is enough room for the back to strut their stuff.

    i think a purchase of 1 of each would give us the required roster to go all the way no questions asked.

    So i wouldl target Odonnel and someone like douglas/geddes like disco said.

    that would leave us at the hands of the coach. Firstly he would need to come up with a good game plan to suit our strengths. Secondly he should come up with some ideas how to beat that game plan - something the opposition coaches would be doing so when it happens there is a "PLAN B"

    oh how i would to see a plan b
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    So we're going to assume that Crucsher Cleal will continue to not produce an up and comer?

    How many years has he been in the job now? I'd have thought he'd have unearthed something by now.
     
  5. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Even if he did mata do you think des would give them a go? How long has ballin been performing?
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    There are 350,000 reasons a year why Ballin doesn't get a go.
     
  7. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    i hope your not implying mona's is on 350k
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    It's well known he's on a three year contract of $350k per season!
     
  9. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    240k per season

    i swear every time someone brings up Monas the contract get bigger, soon people will be complaining that monas is bad value for 1.6mil a season
     
  10. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Tell me about it disco
     
  11. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    no its 500K a season
    Sonny Bill Monaghan :dance:
     
  12. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Damn your full of **** Mata!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Apologies - my bad.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/League/Sea-Eagles-aboutface-on-Monaghan-comes-down-to-the-Max-factor/2005/06/06/1117910241699.html
     
  14. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    and i quote..

     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    And I quote :roll:

     
  16. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    its the "its well known" part that he was quoting as it shows how much of a dick you were, if your struggling to comprehend maybe byso could help you out.
     

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