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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A bit from the mole covering the Menzies rumours

    "it's believed he was keen to have a farewell season with Manly, but the club knocked him back. Some Manly sponsors are bitterly disappointed the Sea Eagles didn't come to the party"

    Thoughts ? If true, a very hard call to make, but ultimately probably the correct call imo. Another season of him would have been great, but would probably have been at the expense of some young blokes that will serve the club well for many years
     
  2. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Oh man, this topic has been done to death. Hopefully when Beaver finally retires it will be the last we'll hear of it.

    For the record I think it was the right call for MWSE to make. It was the best send off than anyone could've gotten & it happened at the right stage of his career to boot. While Beave would've been great to have there in 2009 (in hindsight) his career would've been all downhill from there on, he went out at the top.
     
  3. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The RLW item is actually referring to next year, not 2009. I think they should have given him another year in 2009 but to bring him back after 3 years overseas, at his age, would be a mistake IMO.
     
  4. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Next year? Gotta be kidding. That idea shouldn't even be entertained by any of the parties involved.
     
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah mate for next year, not 09. That's why I chucked it in a new topic
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    No player is greater than the club. Allowing a 39 year old a saloon ride into an NRL team is a tall ask.
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'd sign him for a few bucks. Get the record back ( as he deserves) and fill a hole. Why not? No downsides to this.
     
  8. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Im with DSM on this one.
     
  9. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    He could play off the bench, not like we use every player on the bench some games anyway.
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What if say a 1 year deal meant we lost a player like Buhrer or Tony Williams ?
     
  11. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    Let it rest. He went out the way He deserved. Try scoring hero in a GF winning side.

    Don't push Your luck, it could end in disaster.
     
  12. Rambo

    Rambo Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'd have Beaver back in a heartbeat!
    He can still play at NRL standard and could offer great versatility off the bench.
    Imagine:
    1) coming back to break the record of most games played.
    2) the "Beeeaverrrrr" chant resonating at Brookie again.
    3) his father figure experience for the younger players & the lift of intensity when he runs on for the rest of the players!
     
  13. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What would u say if we didnt lose anyone
     
  14. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Would say we were cheating the cap ;)

     
  15. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It is possible to look at this through beaver coloured glasses

    Look at the struggle players have had in coming back to the NRL post spells in the UK - plus his age would be a factor

    Not forgetting (as mentioned elsewhere) the impact on player rentention
     
  16. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Totally with you mate
     
  17. jjai

    jjai Active Member

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    Why them 2 kiwi theres plenty others harrison mauro & a few others can make way, Rodneys already going..[hr]
    Off the bench , i think Menzies would have the bigger impact then a few who have come back over,, Des comeback & won a premiership with us after his stint over in the UK,, The only thing is his age , but he would be a contributor to the team no matter what.. Stewart on one side & Menzies on the other in attack .. i miss that
     
  18. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    People need to look past the sentimental value of Beaver, he's done. There's no point wasting a roster spot on a guy who would basically be a coach/guiding influence when that spot could be given to a promising youngster who could contribute to the club further down the line.

    He was great back in 2008 but that was three years ago, he wont be the same if he came back now. I really doubt that he would contribute anything that we couldn't get from a younger player that actually fits into the big picture.
     
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  20. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Coz those 2 were off contract and I imagine would attract interest from around the league
     

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