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Cherry's future position

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,719 / 96
    He played lock in the second SOO and made 26 tackles in 23 minutes, plus some runs. He's going to play a similar role in SOO 3, and is quoted today as saying: "I have only been pigeon-holed as a halfback and I thank Mal for backing me and my ability to play elsewhere."

    This, to me, is encouraging news. Provided we have a good replacement halfback, which is how Zach Nicholls is being portrayed, Cherry could in a couple of seasons slip into playing lock to replace our great ageing backrowers, Gif and Choc.
  2. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

    Blue Mountains these days
    +1,200 / 38
    Wow, he's only 1 guy, but he can replace two ? This could be a sal cap saving .. . . And here's me thinking this thread was something a little bit more explicitly personal.

    But no matter, agree, he could move into the forwards later. Probably much later.
  3. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +936 / 23
    Considering this bloke is only 17, and DCE is 24. Maybe have Nicolls play a similar role in about 5 years as to what Cronk played for Qld before Lockyer retired. Then have DCE move into Lock when Nicolls comes on.
  4. manlyfan76

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

    Anywhere but Parramatta
    +5,135 / 99
    Darren wont allow this. In 5 years DCE will be 29 turning 30 and must be axed from the squad.
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  5. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

    +4,358 / 66
    The notion is absurd. International halves don't grow on trees.
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  6. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

    +228 / 12
    what the? storm didnt move cronk when he played at lock for origin. he is a half for at least another 5-6 years.
  7. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

    +1,037 / 131
    The **** did I open this for? I just lost valewbal iq points
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  8. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,287 / 60
    The difference between half and fiveeighth is increasingly blurry. Similarly second rowers and props, wingers and fullbacks, etc, etc.

    Adaptability to different situations is increasingly valuable.

    Maybe better to think of players in different terms determined by their roles in a given play - playmakers, runners, hard-yarders, tight defenders, wide defenders, edge defenders, etc.
  9. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

    +976 / 0
    I think DCE's quotes are only in relation to his selection in representative teams, and that him being thought of as only capable of being a no 7 would make it difficult for him to get picked. He is saying he has some utility value and is capable of filling gaps. I don't think he is angling for a starting backrowers spot.

    I'm sure all teams can have spells during games where they can have an extra play maker on the field at the expense of a backrower, it happens quite regularly with teams that carry an extra specialist dummy half on the bench and there are periods in games when you'd have both on the field. But doing that over the course of 80 minutes, let alone a tough regular season is a tactic that would more than likely backfire IMO.
  10. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

    +152 / 1
    DCE is an origin player, won a grand final in his first year and played for his country. Definitely on big bucks! So to keep a kid that hasn't proven himself you want to move DCE to the forwards??

    The new kid will have to bide his time. if he is good enough he'll make grade.
  11. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,239 / 7
    LOL.....just spat my coffee out from laughing. This joke was soooooo valewbal.
  12. Top End Eagle

    Top End Eagle Well-Known Member

    +934 / 40
    I see him as a solid front rower in two to three years time. His defence is excellent and the fact that he plays in a position where there is so much first grade talent leads me to believe he will only play for us here. It will be sad for him to leave halfback where he is out of the defensive pressure and therefore not missed a game for us but any credible rugby league follower coul have seen from 2011 he is a future prop.
  13. mcatt

    mcatt Active Member

    +53 / 0
    It's a great idea.... We just have to get Cuthbertson back to play wing, then move Taufua to fullback, Stewart to 5/8, Foran to Halfback, and DCE to lock. Lawrence is quick too, so we can throw him on the other wing :rolleyes:

    Or we could keep them in their preferred and best positions.... Hmm decisions decisions.
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  14. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

    +1,037 / 131
    I aim to please
  15. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

    +504 / 32
    Are you on dope honestly loo at today tele 5 judges rated the top 10 players in game and foz and dce where in all judges.
    Dce is not going anywhere broncs might want him but himself and foz are manly future
    Foz Is our next captain
  16. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Hervey Bay
    +3,396 / 32
    Of course not, otherwise we could just go out and pick them like....um....cherries.
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  17. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Gold Coast
    +3,720 / 55
    After the Broncos last night and indeed all season as well as our salary cap problems they will make him and Manly an offer we can't refuse. His future position will be Broncos halfback.
  18. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

    +2,009 / 25
    The mail is real hot up here he will be a bronco eventually.

    As for this thread how these ideas get started is a mystery.Anyone who watched Nicholls today saw a kid who may be very good in 4 years or very ordinary.He is a kid playing against men and looks it (as he should).

    Im sure there is no one in authority at the club who is even factoring him into the equation in regard to DCE'S future.
  19. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    Mona Vale
    +4,719 / 96
    I wish you guys would read the original post, which was:

    Provided we have a good replacement halfback, which is how Zach Nicholls is being portrayed, Cherry could in a couple of seasons slip into playing lock to replace our great ageing backrowers...

    Don't the words 'provided' and 'could' tell you this is just a hypothetical. I've never seen Nicholls play but I read on here he was a promising player. Also, Cherry will be playing lock for Qld - regarded as one of the best team ever assembled, and is robust enough to be a success.

    Nothing to the suggestion. Just the random thoughts of an idle mind because Manly is not playing until Monday night again!
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  20. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

    +674 / 4
    yeah I agree,I see Foz as more the one out of both players that will stay at Manly forever,like said before,he will be our future captain and also become one of the greats of our club

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