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Chris Bailey and Tony Williams

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by willstyles, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    I've got to say...I could not be more pleased with our two signings at the moment.

    The 150k we're paying Williams seems like an absolute bargain right now, his stock has risen past that in the past fortnight. If he was on the open market right now there is no doubt Souths etc would be weighing in with 250k offers for sure. He's an absolute beast and every week he has a blinder...and it makes the 150k we got him for seem like peanuts.

    And Bailey - he's absolutely on fire for Newcastle!! Not going to play 5/8 like Freddy Fittler or Cliff Lyons, but he's a better than decent ballplayer and as a gap-runner...he's excellent. I'm very impressed with the way he's going and he's another one that we've got as a genuine bargain.

    Massive congrats to Manly management who have done a f*cking A-grade job since the new crew (Dessie, Crusher etc) took over when the club was at virtually it's lowest point...
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Couldn't agree more. Add that to the players added in that time, such as Robbo, Kite, Orford, Bell, Bani and Killer plus the development of the Stewarts, Watmough, King and Ballin and you would have to say that the organisation is doing a good job.
     
  3. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Next season we will probably have the strongest roster imo, we will definately have a great side!!!!
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Plus they got rid of Moanaghan.
     
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree, Williams and Bailey seem like bargain buys.  But we'll be Premiers in 08, so 09 is looking very good as well.
     
  6. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I wonder if T Williams will be considered as clearing, touch, dropkick kicker ?
     
  7. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Williams would have increased his value by about 50% over the last two weeks - good timing by our club in securing him and thanks Parramatta for giving him a run in the NRL so he will be as ripe as a cherry for next season.
     
  8. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    The one thing that plays in my mind about Williams is that he only left Parra for the massive Manly offer.  That's fine especially where he was at the time, but i just hope that in 3 years time he doesn't leave us only for a return to the Eels or some other massive million dollar deal (unless it's ours)
     
  9. SF08

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    Not to mention Dave Williams as well, he's been fantastic whilst in First Grade and will definitely be keeping Bani on his heels.
     
  10. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Egg - history tells us that we do not lose many players we want to keep
     
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    Egg - history tells us that we do not lose many players we want to keep
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    Except Dale Shearer and Ron Gibbs.
     
  12. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Ah good points you guys make.  I'm sure Manly will make it hard for them to leave.  Why leave a winning formula!
     
  13. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Egg - history tells us that we do not lose many players we want to keep
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    Except Dale Shearer and Ron Gibbs.
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    I reckon both of them ending up regretting leaving - their careers went backwards after they left the nest.
     
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I reckon both of them ending up regretting leaving - their careers went backwards after they left the nest.
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    That's an understatement.

    Ronnie Gibbs ended up in Dubbo!!!!
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bozo left too remember
     
  16. fLIP

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    Chris Bailey looks like a Jamie Lyon type player, only he has the ability to run the gaps closer to the ruck. He's got a good pass but he's not likley to put many into gaps.
     
  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    In last weeks RLW Matt Johns was talking Bailey up in a big way, saying how he should be starting, and everytime he comes on you can see the side go up a level. Also had quotes from Ben Cross saying he should be starting but that is Smiths decision
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    He went to the same Bondi transit lounge as Vautin.  By that time in their career they were both guilty of playing on too long - they just didn't beleive Arko when he told them.

    Arko was right.
     
  19. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not quite right Mata. Both wanted to play on, on more money than Manly was prepared to pay. Fulton had nothing to prove, having just led the Eagles to a miraculous win. He was back shortly after, having played quite well for the Roosters.
     
  20. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

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    All i heard last weekend both on radio & tv was how parra let williams go this kid is a gun.
     

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