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Canterbury recruit Tony Williams is an early favourite for "worst buy of the year"

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Aetna, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Aetna

    Aetna Active Member

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    HE is known as T-Rex, but there has been nothing ferocious or intimidating about Tony Williams in his first three games for the Bulldogs.

    A $600,000-a-year recruit, Williams is an early favourite for "worst buy of the year", with the 118kg giant ranked 44th in metres gained and 96th in tackles made.

    The former Test and Origin enforcer has made less tackles than Manly half Daly Cherry-Evans and Cowboys No. 7 Ray Thompson.

    His poor form has Bulldogs legends predicting he will soon be dropped to the bench, with Steve Mortimer claiming the former Manly back-rower was being out-played by rookies. It has been hard to disagree, with Williams making just 153m in 240 minutes of football.
    "He isn't one of the six best forwards in the team at the moment," Mortimer said. "It is obvious that Des Hasler rates him, but from what I have seen he needs to improve.
    http://m.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/canterbury-recruit-tony-williams-is-an-early-favourite-for-worst-buy-of-the-year/story-e6frexp9-1226604121848
    http://www.celebrityballa.com/2013/03/tony-williams/t-rex-600000-metres-running
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Canterbury recruit Tony Williams is an early favourite for "worst buy of the year

    Karma at work :p

    Son of Sam wanted destabilise Manly and his Get Out Clause will haunt the Dogs for next 3 years!
     
  3. Aetna

    Aetna Active Member

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    RE: T-Rex favourite for "worst buy of the year"

    T-Rex had a great combination with Foran & Matai going on that left hand side of Manly's attack which hasn't happened at the Campsie K9's so far.
     
  4. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE Canterbury recruit Tony Williams is an early favourite for "worst buy of the year"

    He will always be an enigma wrapped in a riddle............ I loved him when he smashed and bashed and like everyone here, hated his other 80% of games.
     
  5. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    : Canterbury recruit Tony Williams is an early favourite for "worst buy of the year"

    Wow 80% is generous anthonyb1965. ;) Care to make that 95? :p
     
  6. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Canterbury recruit Tony Williams is an early favourite for "worst buy of the ye

    The real beauty of this is Des won't drop him, Des doesn't drop anyone as we know.
     
  7. Wolfpack

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    RE: Canterbury recruit Tony Williams is an early favourite for "worst buy of the ye



    This post made me think of Chris Bailey & the incomparable Shane Neumann. Dark, dark days.

    Honestly, I'm expecting Tony to come good, but I'll enjoy seeing him falter in the meantime.
     
  8. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    RE: Canterbury recruit Tony Williams is an early favourite for "worst buy of the ye

    Maybe Parra had the answer.
    Stick him back on the wing!
     
  9. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Canterbury recruit Tony Williams is an early favourite for "worst buy of the ye

    Yeh Parra did have the right idea, by parting ways with him.
     
  10. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Canterbury recruit Tony Williams is an early favourite for "worst buy of the ye

    The sad thing is he will probably come good at some stage for the Dogs, around the end of the season I'd say!!
     
  11. Aetna

    Aetna Active Member

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    T-Rex is an early favourite for "worst buy of the year"

    T-Rex will come good just before State of Origin for 1 or 2 matches, get injured & play 1 or 2 good matches at the end of the season. If teams make him do lots of defensive work he is usually not running hard on to the ball from a deep position but is starting from a stand still position with no momentum.
     
  12. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    T-Rex is early favourite for "worst buy of the year"

    Matai vs SheRex only 2 weeks to go can't wait.
     
  13. Jado

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    RE: Canterbury recruit Tony Williams is an early favourit for "worst buy of the year"

    He is running so timidly this year. Last year in the origin where he strained his back he was hittin' it up with rigor, he needs to play with that intensity all the time, or in concentrated bursts. I seen 2 dogs games this year and he is having a holiday at the moment...
     
  14. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Canterbury n early favourite for "worst buy of the year"

    $23000 per game to do nothing, nice if you can get it.
     
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  15. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He'll probably have a blinder when we play the dogs.
     
  16. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Canterbury recruit Tony Williams is an early favourit for "worst buy of the year"

    more like rigor mortis
     

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