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Hiku swap deal

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Now there is a rumour doing the rounds that the dogs want Hiku and they want to offload a prop probably James Graham


    Lol
     
  2. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Swap us T Dog back. Foz will verbally abuse him back into shape in no time.
     
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  3. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think we will pass on that one.

    Hiku is a future centre and Graham should follow burgess back to england.
     
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  4. wedgetail eagle

    wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member

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    The word is they're close to, or have signed Fafita.
    Maybe they need to sign a better coach.
     
  5. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And the Dogs' recruitment drive is still not over, with strong rumours they are in negotiations with a fullback at a rival club, who, it is believed, could join them "in a matter of weeks".

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/cronulla-sharks-prodigy-michael-lichaa-next-on-canterbury-bulldogs-shopping-list-20140310-hvh2q.html#ixzz2veGSKUKp

    Ben Barba. ;)
     
  6. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Graham would command three times what Hiku is on. Load of bollocks.
     
  7. Chip and Chase

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

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    Apparently he has been chewing Des's ear off about an early release from his contract. He wants to move to a club where he can really get his teeth into his work. I just hope we don't bite off more than we can chew if we sign him though, he has baggage.
     
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  8. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Surely Graham will have the nouse to negotiate Free Dental Cover in his new contract, wherever he goes.:D
     
  9. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    He'd shine here - but we cant afford him. We've let some quality forwards go in the last few years & only really spent money on backs. it ****s me every time I see Maria play for the rooters.
     
  10. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    I love Hiku, but I would snap the bulldogs hand off for this deal.

    Our backup fullback for one of the games best props.

    Hiku is young and full of potential but we have gutherson and tom turbo coming through snake still has a few years left and are short on props


    That said, don't believe it
     
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  11. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So the dogs can pay fifita 800000 plus T Dog at 600000 and Michael Lichaa 300000 as well as the rest of their squad. This is beyond a joke. Is Greencock now the salary cap auditor as well.
     
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  12. driftout

    driftout Active Member

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    Pritchard , Kasiano ,Graham and and Klemmer are also on big money. Klemmer signed a 3 year deal in 2013 worth aroung 300K per year before his NRL debut. The Bulldogs must have 75 per cent of their non existent cap tied up with forwards.
     
  13. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't forget their captain Ennis, signed his last deal as the SOO hooker I think, plus that great thespian SOO 5/8 just re-signed with them, as indeed did SOO centre Josh Morris. I'd say they do have to get rid of someone before Fifita arrives.
     
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  14. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's crap. Even if it wasn't, tell em to get stuffed. Peta is already a star. Just keep him at Brookie. He'll be on fire this week.
     
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    Townsville Eagle Active Member

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    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Even Tunksy and Graeme Hughes on Talkin' sport this arvo couldn't believe it.
    800K for a prop that'll play 50-60mins per game isn't smart, Tunksy was very forthright about it. He brought up that the huge price tag carries massive expectation and isn't the best for team harmony if a guy on a lot less money is putting in more, next time he's at the negotiation table he'll be putting his hand out. Hughes siad it could be something like 600K plus third party deals but it certainly puts a dent in the cap and there'll be a few forwards waiting for a tap on the shoulder.

    As for Hiku, we'd be nuts to entertain the thought.
     
  17. wedgetail eagle

    wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member

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    It's like swapping football cards in the schoolyard.
     
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  18. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

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    I couldnt see the club letting Hiku go with the uncertainty of snake and his injury,especially if he is going to be out for a month,unless they are going to roll the dice with Gutho or Tom T,as for the salary cap,with greenburg there at the top,he would have given them the green light,no salary cap Des,go for it
     
  19. susan

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    Absolute rubbish story.A seasoned international prop who in his first year in Aus was the NRL 'S best prop for a fringe first grader with potential and little experience. Would be 300k difference in salaries. They may very well be targeting Peta but a straight swap is ludicrous.

    Given we are chasing a prop (and were looking at Fifita who was asking plenty)) swapping Hiku for Graham and paying the difference makes sense to me but then I don't see Hiku as a solution at fullback in the long run.
     
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  20. Silver Eagle

    Silver Eagle Active Member

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    No way would I swap Hiku for any of the doggies Forwards, plus we don't need any more props after signing lauaki last week
     

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