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egg on face signings

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by jbb/james, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    To change the topic of injuries, 2011 and beaver

    Have you ever watched a club sign a player for good money and think. They are kidding themselves, why would you pay that for them only to watch them play out of there skins and go - whoa

    2 players i think Ive done that for sure is

    1 Nate Myles from the doge. Just couldn't see him being anything but average at best, doesn't even look like an athlete. But he has had at least 2 stellar seasons and is a really good footy player

    2 Matt sing, always had a reputation as a player that could save a try, but when Nth qld signed him , they were hopeless and i remember saying to the outlaws, the cowboys need a half back, 6 forwards, a heart and a captain and your only signing is a bloody winger. The next season he scored 3 tries in a semi against the doggies which started there golden run

    My confessions
     
  2. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    BK to Manly.

    He was shot when he left Newy. Or so I thought.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    100% agree with this. I was one of the biggest critics of BK's signing. Then he came and took the field, and suddenly I was more than happy to admit how wrong I was.

    One of the best signings we have ever had
     
  4. Brookie4eva

    Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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    I think a couple of the Roosters Under 20s guys obviously thought Nate Myles is the sort of guy you should aspire to be like.  ;D
     
  5. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Amos Roberts is one, after his super year at Penrith the Roosters picked him up on big coin and I thought it would be a dud signing. But he actually did some good things there and earned his pay cheque every week...
     
  6. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Seu Seu blew me away this year ??
     
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not really a "signing" but when I first saw Glen Stewart I really didn't think he would amount to anything, but an off season of weights and some pure skill soon put paid to those thoughts. Ben Kennedy is another obvious one, didn't realise how much effort that guy put in until he played for Manly, absolute champion.
     
  8. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Jamie Soward. Roosters couldn't care less about the bloke and dragons must have got him on the cheap being an every other week player.

    I rate him up there in the best few halves in the game.
     
  9. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I remember watching Geoff Toovey run out onto brookie oval, from memory it was a warm up match for the touring English test team.
    He looked like a choirboy and I thought this kid is to small to make the grade, many years later I was reading an article about Gorden Tallis and they asked him who was the toughest bloke he had ever played against...without doubt Geoff Toovey.
    Imagine Willie Mason or Tony Williams with Toovey's ticker!
     
  10. Copa Eagle

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    michael robertson from canberra to manly, has not missed a game, when we bought him i had not even heard of him, got his run, and has not stopped since, playing winger, fullback, 3 tries in a grandfinal !
     
  11. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I was there that night. It was Tooves first start. We had rested almost our whole top squad because of a big game coming up and the Poms were almost full strength. We beat them 30-0. I think Tooves might even have been MOTM. My lingering memory is Matin Offiah crabbing across field all game.
     
  12. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    james maloney has played this year as if he had been playing first grade for years
     
  13. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I blew up big time and thought we had ourselves another Adam Muir.

    I was also slightly wrong.

    BK is now ranked with Randall, Fulton and Eadie as a favourite all time player of mine.
     
  14. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I thought we got a gun when we signed Vaeliki. LoL
     
  15. Manly To Win!

    Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Me too!
     
  16. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    We signed a guy in the 80's - Ian Barkley who was the next big thing and he flopped.
     
  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    One came into mind while watching today.

    Early on in the year we were linked to toopi. I don't rate him and thought he would be an awful signing. Well, I was wrong

    To his credit he has taken his chance at the titans and his experience in the centers today would have been great for us
     
  18. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Beaver 2011!!

    Whoever signs him will have a winner. After what I have watched today, how would this side look to everyone:

    1. Snake
    2. Robbo
    3. Jamie
    4. Shoulders
    5. Wolfie
    6. Foran
    7. DCE
    8. Kite
    9. Ballin
    10. King
    11. Choc
    12. Rodney
    13. Glenn
    14. Rose
    15. Cross/Joe G
    16. Beaver
    17. Buhrer

    Backup - Hoppa, Lussick, Bailey, Oldfield, the dude from the dishlickers yada yada

    That side excites me!!!!
     
  19. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    I have to add Neil Tierney to that list - my mate who played at the Dragons with him said he will be a good buy - my words were exactly we need a good prop for reserve grade. I was wrong big time.  
     
  20. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Chris Bailey, Matt Cross, Shane Neumann, Phil Moorewood, Joe Gulavou, Jamie Buhrer
     

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