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Jack Bird?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "Restless Sharks star Jack Bird has given the strongest hint yet that he sees his long-term future away from the centres, claiming his transition there has been "boring at times", as coach Shane Flanagan juggles an assortment of backline options.

    Having adopted a team-first policy to accommodate the off-season arrivals of halves Chad Townsend and James Maloney, Bird is eyeing a swift return to a position with a greater ball-playing focus as he bides his time in the outside backs.

    The Dally M Rookie of the Year was a revelation at No.6 for the Sharks last season, playing a pivotal role in Cronulla breezing into the second week of the finals."



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    Looks like he's getting bored playing as a centre and with Valetine Holmes and Barba in front of for the fullback spot. Also with Townsend and Maloney as halves favored over him.

    If Walker doesn't make it at 5/8th we should go after Bird and Walker to centre.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No, his attitude sucks.:cool:

    How can he be bored 2nd year into his NRL career @:rolleyes:

    Api can be 5/8 if we give up on Walks :nod:
     
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  3. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    Yes please he will be a gun at 5/8 for us
     
  4. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How about Manly signs Bird
    Walker continues to improve at 5/8 finishing 2016 in red hot form
    Bird comes to Manly....as a bored centre, but actually learns to curb his spoiled brat attitude & turns into a quality player that plays to potential?
     
  5. qldeagle

    qldeagle Well-Known Member

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    No way, Api is far better than Bird. Let's reward in house rather than spend more coin.
     
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  6. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Bird is dirty on a few levels. One - he lost the fullback role to the ****bag Barba. Two - that thing in the news a week or two ago about players being dirty at someone who was always bringing their partner into areas restricted to team and staff only was Bird too. I think he just wants out of Cronulla, and to be fair, if you had an awesome year at one spot and the club signed TWO guys to go ahead of you for that position, then you got shafted out of your second option, you'd have the ****s too.

    Personally I like the idea of Api at 6 but I'd also be OK with Bird's combo of size and ability there too.
     
  7. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    No thanks, grade A tool. Outsized ego - whining about getting bored playing centre - well boo hoo. If the sharks thought he was good enough they wouldn't have wasted money on maloney would they
     
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  8. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    If he had any brains he would know that centre is his spot and would make the most of playing there.

    He is too slender to be a great forward, too slow to be a great fullback, and not skilful enough to be an elite half. He is simply a hard running centre with a good fend and the ability to pop a half decent pass. He is so overrated that it's not funny.
     
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  9. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    A sub-editor's dream:
    Bird flies to Eagles
    I reckon we'll see variations of this when the journos read this post in our Forum. They could dilute it with: Bird tempted to fly to Eagles...
     
  10. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    No it would have to be 'Eagles trying to poach bird' according to the media we have never bought only poached players
     
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  11. SeaEagle21

    SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    No thanks, Bird hasn't wowed me with anything thus far in 1.25 seasons to be hoping we get him. Walker is improving and Api has shown me enough to make me feel comfortable that we have some depth in the halves and no.9 position.
     
  12. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Didn't Bird just re-sign with the Sharks?
     
  13. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bird wants big bucks no thanks as he is not worth it
     
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  14. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Since when does that matter?
     
  15. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes mate. He re-signed in January until the end of 2017. Seems a strange decision for him now that he is bored and considering he would have known at the time what position he was going to play this season. From what I understand the Sea Eagles were chasing him. He'd be a good fit at 5/8 for Manly. Walker could then shift back to the centres.
     
  16. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'd take Cherry or Api over Bird at five eighth. Be careful what you wish for,remember when Notmanly got rid of Orford who was on a pittance and signed Kimmorley for big money , I think Orford was on $50,000, we re-signed him for something stupid.
     

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