1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Jake Trbojevic ... Time to deliver

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Beaver boy, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Beaver boy

    Beaver boy Well-Known Member

    364
    151
    Ratings:
    +366 / 71
    With a season punctuated by injury, I'm wondering how he's progressing ? Just 12 months ago he was the best on ground for Australia against NZ.

    Amazing talent, really need his offloading ability to take off in 1st grade.
     
  2. Pride

    Pride Active Member

    282
    42
    Ratings:
    +60 / 0
    I just don't understand the hype around this kid yet. Unproven in 1st grade and everyone is already writing the history books as being the best prop to come out of Brookvale. A lot of people on this forum will be sorely disappointed if he turns out to be another Stromquist. I don't think its his time yet but you never know..
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

    817
    219
    Ratings:
    +319 / 20
    I don't think he needs to prove anything straight away, he is 20 years old. He and his brother were signed on multi year contracts, the club will continue to nurture him. Notice how the club didn't extend the same to Stromquist, and rightly so. There is a reason a handful of clubs were chasing him hard including the Dogs who already have a monster pack.
     
  4. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    1,208
    377
    Canberra
    Ratings:
    +504 / 15
    Who is rewriting the history books? He is a very promising local junior but still so young for an NRL forward.

    I know, we haven't had enough **** on here and you need to create some more, well done!
     
  5. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

    6,224
    1,989
    Ratings:
    +4,649 / 74
    I understand the hype. He is great. Shocking injury killed his 2014. Would have played in 1sts for second half of the year if not injured. Hope he recovers for 2015.
     
  6. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    2,657
    720
    Ratings:
    +2,633 / 113
    Jason Taumalolo would play a brilliant game at the cowboys, and be dropped back to reserves the next week. David Klemmer gets a run for Australia, but is still yet have a run on start for his NRL team. You have to be a special talent to be 20 and even considered to play in the engine room in the NRL.

    Let the kid develop. If he is good enough he will play some games. If he is great, he may only get to play a couple more. Prop just isn't a young mans spot.
     
  7. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

    3,939
    919
    Ratings:
    +976 / 0
    I saw enough in his first grade debut to know he is a special kid. That being said, we can't expect him to deliver consistently for a few seasons at least. Look at Taumalolo, its finally clicked for him after a few years in and out of first grade and he's on his way to being the most destructive forward in the game. Whilst he is a different type of player, I'm expecting JT to become a representative quality prop for us.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. rifraff

    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    1,022
    290
    Ratings:
    +682 / 19
    I think like Gutherson there is so much talent there. They both love Manly and would play for us for less.. As much as I would like to see them play holding them back isn't a bad thing.

    Let the hunger burn whilst they are prepared to wait.

    They will be all the better for it.
     
  9. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    7,293
    2,227
    Mona Vale
    Ratings:
    +4,842 / 103
    I used to poke fun at Easts for having a fully imported team. Unless Turbojet or Gutherson makes our top 17 then we will have no Manly juniors... would this be the first time ever?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Daddycool08

    Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

    779
    281
    Ratings:
    +371 / 4
    Yeah. That's us buying the premiership, again.

    While other clubs just improve their rosters.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

    1,828
    643
    Ratings:
    +990 / 7
    We can still claim a lot of one-club players with debuts at the Sea Eagles. It's not like we have the pool of kids available like some.

    I'd be disappointed if our squad was largely made up of first-grade recruits from other clubs.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

    7,019
    2,671
    Gold Coast
    Ratings:
    +3,750 / 57
    Not through desire but due to work I was speaking to a moron Souffs supporter the other day. He started to carry on about how he hates Manly because we buy players and don't have any juniors blah blah blah, heard it all that much it's water off a ducks back and I don't argue with amoeba anyway. However I did point out that Souffs won the title due to 4 pommies, a couple of kiwis and several Queenslanders. Moronic silence was the reply.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  13. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

    2,150
    1,155
    Ratings:
    +2,525 / 134
    I don't think it matters where they were born, or where they played as a 15 year old; it's about who develops them into an NRL level player, and if you go through the Manly team;

    Snake
    Hiku
    Matai
    Taufua
    Foran
    DCE
    Starling
    Ballin
    Buhrer
    JSL
    Glenn Stewart
    Watmough

    all debuted in the maroon and white. Buying a premiership is when you hand pick established first graders, kinda like what Canterbury do.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  14. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

    703
    200
    Ratings:
    +442 / 4
    I'd take Starling, Taufua, JSL & Hodges out of that, they were already developed, manly just gave the the opportunity...but good list still!
     
  15. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

    2,150
    1,155
    Ratings:
    +2,525 / 134
    Hodges debuted for the Cowgirls.

    Taufua was unwanted by the Eels, and Starling and JSL are both 24 and are only just finishing their first seasons of FG, so I think the point still stands; we don't try and buy the best players, we sign discards and get them into our system where they finally blossom.
     
  16. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    7,293
    2,227
    Mona Vale
    Ratings:
    +4,842 / 103
    The point is, we are unlikely to have any Manly juniors in our first 17 yet Doesn'tmatta has THREE.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

    1,828
    643
    Ratings:
    +990 / 7
    Disappointing for Parra given their huge junior base.
     
  18. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

    703
    200
    Ratings:
    +442 / 4
    i don't mind anyone disagreeing with me Snake.
     
  19. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    3,306
    306
    Ratings:
    +555 / 10
    If we can just call St Ives "Terrey Hills South", we can claim Foz as a local junior.
     
  20. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    11,786
    4,708
    Ratings:
    +7,800 / 58
    That's not true.
     

Share This Page