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Cullen ready to take his chance at Manly

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mitch, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch Well-Known Member

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  2. Turbo1

    Turbo1 Scott Penn is a **** head

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    This guy is a good player, he reminds of tooves, not as good but plays like him. Smallest bloke on the field and he is one of the toughest I have seen. Has a crafty short passing game, an Austin like dummy and run, speed and a great kicking game. I like this signing and if he goes well he could take greens spot when he moves on.
     
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  3. bringbackbeaver

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    Haven't seen this guy play. Does he go good? Junior Kangaroo and has an Ash Taylor type pedigree by the looks of things?
     
  4. Harry Smith

    Harry Smith I think i'm actually a bloody Sea Eagle

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    Good, yes... Tough, yes... Crafty, yes... Ash Taylor potential... Possibly, he has looked good in the games I've seen him play and is good defencively I believe. He seems like a good player to be beside dce after Green leaves and will be a great backup while he is here. He is a great signing and has plenty of potential
     
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  5. nightster

    nightster grumpy old bastard

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    I hope he reaches his potential with us ... he is a young lad, never lived in Sydney ... I hope he is looked after, mentored .... maybe his Titans big brother Nate can keep him under his wing ..... on second thoughts!
     
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  6. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah he just has that something about him which is hard to put your finger on. As @Turbo said he is only little. I'm not sure his defence is currently at NRL standard. But I like this signing. The player he reminds me of the most is Josh Reynolds. With all respect to the grub, he probably isn't the most talented half to ever lace a boot, but his enthusiasm, and determination makes up for it. Cullen currently lacks a bit of polish, in some areas and oozes it with his short passing game close to the line. Give him another year or 2 years in an NRL system and think we could have a little gem.
     
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  7. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    The northside of Sydney is easy living. No probs for a country boy.
     
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  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    much better backup half than we had available this year.
     
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  9. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    But will us Silvertailers allow him the time to develop, probably not, one bad game and he'll be crucified like so many!!

    Good luck though young fella!!
     
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  10. simon64

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    This is the type of signing we need.

    Not journeymen and veterans on the way out.

    Nurture the guy to take Green's place after two years if not before.
     
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  11. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    He will be playing and training out of Blacktown, wont he?
     
  12. SeaEagle21

    SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Leary came to mind straight away Mark. I think these type of signings need patience. Parcell is another that comes to mind..plenty of potential and were standouts in lower grades that need time to develop and adjust to the NRL.

    Going off 2016 i'm just gonna sit back and not expect anything. Hopefully will be surprised in 2017...
     
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  13. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Exactly , us, and apparently the coaching department expect instant success , if not, **** off!!

    This is exactly what happened to Leary.
     
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  14. Batty

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    I think Leary had his chances. In this game you've gotta grab them and make your mark.... Mark. :)

    He got plenty of game time especially at the beginning of the year. Rather than standing up and securing a spot, he faded into the background with average games.
    I'm guessing as a depth backup utility player - you need to come in and play well. Unfortunately, I remember his performances more for his errors.

    I hope when Cullen gets his chance, he can grab the opportunity with both hands and pressure DCE/Green for a spot.
     
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  15. Mark from Brisbane

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    I'm probably looking with Rose Coloured glasses, but uneven thought he was given enough game time , or played in his actual position to shine.

    Anyway let's see how this young fella handles it, hope he goes well.
     
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  16. QldEagle01

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    had an absolute blinder today in Qld Cup GF. Could be a gun signing.
     
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  17. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Agree BUT so did Leary for Ipswich, and where did that end up?

    Fingers crossed though , and certainly if Green got injured we'd have a good backup.
     
  18. Terry Zarsoff

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    Aah 2014...the good old days....
     
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  19. Turbo1

    Turbo1 Scott Penn is a **** head

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    First of all Leary played for Northern Pride and he was a backrower who had no where near the talent that Cullen has. Cullen has already played NRL and showed he belong there. After Green leaves I think Cullen will be ready to be DCEs partner in crime.
     
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  20. Digsy

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    Leary played for Northern pride and Parcell played for Ipswich but I know what you are saying.

    I watched the game today and he looked very sharp Cullen, should be a handy back up and anything more than that should be a bonus
     
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