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Every few years we get a marque player/s

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    So the question will be who do you think will be next?

    Thinking we'll need a top line centre for when Killa retires (ironically one of the last marque's we brought).
    Another is a prop - Kitey as well (another).

    Would love to get Sam Tomkins but think we're right for a fullback for the next few years (Snake, Gutherson, Hiku, Gagan).
     
  2. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Tamou will be our target for 2014
     
  3. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    doesn't marquee mean they're actually good?
    tamou is a fruitcake!

    i hope we don't waste cash on him....
    $200k max
     
  4. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    Are you for real?

    Tamou is fantastic
     
  5. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    If Matt Scott were a bit younger maybe him.
    Remy Casty (Catalan - good part about him is his French so wouldn't miss games for Origin).

    A centre I think would go well here is Zak Hardraker (Leeds - and English so would also miss Origin)
     
  6. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

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    England? That's in Queensland isn't it?
     
  7. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I'd be happy if Brookie Oval got a marque on the Hill in case of rain.
     
  8. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Marquee players are for underperforming clubs who need a star to build a team around, draw other players and bring out the best in their existing talent.

    We were in that place when we signed BK, Kite and Killer. At that time I think the only genuine star we had in our team was Beaver - with a few up and coming potential future stars like Brett and Glenn Stewart and Steve Matai. Choc was getting there but he was not the player he is today. We needed those experienced marquee players to take our young talent and help them realise their potential - and they did.

    The team we have now is a different proposition. We already have our superstars. We don't need any more established superstars, we need to make new ones.
     
  9. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Yes and no.
    70's for example we brought in Branighan, Irvine, O'Neill and Reilly to get our first couple of Premierships.
    80's Vautin, Cleal, etc
    90's Sedarius, Roberts, Carroll

    The trick is to get players that complement our current players
     
  10. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Fatty was an unknown (in Sydney) Wests Brisbane player when he joined Manly.
     
  11. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

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    Agree completely. The focus should be from building from within, rather than saddling ourselves with monster free agent contracts. Developing a continually fruitful youth system should be a priority, and I believe that's what Perry & Co. are in the process of trying to do.
     
  12. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We already have marquee players in Brett Stewart, Glenn Stewart, Jamie Lyon, Steve Matai, Daly Cherry-Evans, Kieran Foran and Anthony Watmough.
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wow ! This is a windup lost ? Surely
     
  14. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Dude, stop watching soccer. It poisons the league mind.
     
  15. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    And what happens when a few of the older guys retire?
     
  16. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My point is we do not have room under the cap for any more marquee players. Obviously as they retire it frees up more cash. Hopefully by then, some of the young signings are on the verge of becoming marquee players themselves.
     
  17. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Worth mentioning that many players that joined Manly were up and coming players. Dale Shearer, Crusher, Mark Carroll, Terry Hill, Brent Kite etc were all good players but had not represented Australia. At Manly they went on to play tests and show themselves to be greats. We did have Marquee players like Mike O'Connor and Ben Kennedy at certain times but most success has been a blend of a few stars, some emerging players and some solid players who have been around for a while. That is the Manly way - most signings improve with us and the club brings out the best in them.
     
  18. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    I would love for this to happen.
    But I'd hate to end up like Souths (in the past) and hope on just local juniors or young guys brought into the club.

    So my thing isn't to bring 6-7 players in but 2-3 players that complement our players that will be around then (2014-16)
     
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  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    And now he's an unknown player who embarrasses himself on a weekly basis on a low brow variety show.
     
  20. Jono

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    I have to say that right now, we don't need a marquee. The next top(ish) star to come through will be a youngster that's starting to make a name for himself, but not quite at the stage to reap the big contracts. Brenton Lawrence would be a good example of a buy like this, or Ritchie Fae'oso.

    As for replacing Killer, you are right. We will need someone big on that side to cover him. I think the big one here is Hoppa Jnr. I think he'll return to the club when Killer is ready to hang up the boots.
     

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