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Halfback irony...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Freagle, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. Freagle

    Freagle Well-Known Member

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    When you think about it...we are pretty unucky the way this year panned out. Injuries aside, probably the biggest drama and disappointment is the way our halfbacks handled their respective contract issues. Looking at it in hindsight, if their contracts were just one year longer, we wouldn't have had these issues. Overall, both of them have had an average season (with a few great moments thrown in the mix). DCE gets dropped from Origin, there is talk of Hunt overtaking him as Thurston's successor in the Aussie squad, Morgan a better utility for origin, etc. And Foran has played about four good games all year, and spent the rest of it hiding. So if they had a year to go on their contracts, and were starting to talk of their next big contract...I think we'd get both of them to stay, and on a whole lot less money. But such is life.
     
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  2. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    Another way of looking at it is that Foran has always had a wandering eye and perhaps was never fully committed to a Sea Eagles career - unless it meant playing as part of the Famous Five* - Stewart x 2, Watmough, Matai and Foran himself. I recall Foran 'umming and aahing' back at the end of 2009 or 2010 about his future, when his career had barely started.

    So better to finally 'lance that boil' and be done with him. Looks like that group has had its wings clipped, with only two of them left from next season; and a new group formed around DCE and Buhrer - that don't seem to have any great love for ZtH, aka the Puppetmaster. Thank goodness.

    *If there were six in the group, they were going to be the Sulking Six.
     
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  3. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    Where was that group when Beaver was quietly shown the door?
     
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  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Both overrated if you ask me.

    Better off with a pair of rookies, like we had in 2011.
     
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  5. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matai is innocent, don't blacken his honour :mad:

    Foran has made his bed and will have 2 years to rue the day he got out on the western side of his bed :p
     
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  6. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Foran was in the 20's. The group had not formed in 2008.
     
  7. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    DCE vs Robbie Farrer.

    The first runs out for more money and reneges and comes back for even more money. The other takes a 200k pay cut to help his club and that information doesn't see the light of day until years after and is not revealed by him but a mate.

    Says a lot about what we've bought.
     
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  8. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it says more about the different generations.
     
  9. qldeagle

    qldeagle Well-Known Member

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    This is now the time of the spoilt, self indulgent, me me me generation. They'll be running the country in years to come. Won't that be fun.
     
  10. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    2008 we had both Stewarts,Matai and Watmong

    The kliq formed in 06
     
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  11. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    Being honest I think our halves were distracted and consumed by contract talks for way too long. Injuries hampered each of them and harmed their continuity and all season they were performing behind a pack that at times struggled. I think 2016 is a fresh start and I expect DCE to be very hungry.
     
  12. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matai on Nein giving it to Manly for their treatment of 2v :angel:
     
  13. EagleFlys

    EagleFlys Well-Known Member

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    From what I have seen of the past 5-6 games, it seems DCE has some sort of injury he is playing through.

    Forans only excuse is that he is a c**t.
     
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  14. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good on him.
     
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  15. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bullsh1t, Farah did not take a single cent less. He was paid in full, he did agree to delay the payment of part of it, but he was paid his FULL contract value, every last cent.

    This pay cut crap is just that complete and utter crap.
     
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  16. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    Can we at least spell Farah's name correctly?:)
     
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  17. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    It's spelt Farah

    Unlike the numpty we carried for a few years

    Is Rickys last name Stewart?

    Try respecting your betters

    Ben ain't got **** on me so i can talk smack
     
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  19. Nordburg

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    FARAH didn't take a pay cut.He just chose to not take all his money that they offered at once.He is still going to get more money than he is worth
     
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  20. Nordburg

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    DCE did hi
    s shoulder in the Cowboys game and has shown ticker to play on
     

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