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Keiren Foran

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Was reading RLW last night and the article in there about him

    Must admit it was actually a bit worrying to read, when the kid directly comes out and says "I really want to play with my brother again at some point, and will consider leaving Manly to do that" or words along those lines

    If he is going to be as good as we all think he will/can be, does anybody think it would be worth offering Liam Foran a deal with us, even if we don't think he will make it to NRL standard ???
     
  2. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    why does he think his brother will make it to the highest level like he may.

    His brother has been rejected by a few clubs now..
     
  3. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't worry about this until Liam starts playing for someone other than Newtown.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This kid has as much raps on him as B Stewart did before he hit the big time, but hasnt had the same impact....

    actually he has the same raps Cuthbo had on him
     
  5. CliffyIsGod

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    Hardly. From Flegg up, Stewart was going to be our best fullback since Eadie.
     
  6. Stiffi

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    Hard for us to make a decision without knowing what's happening with Reserve Grade & the Sunshine Coast sides next year. If we have both I think we would be silly not to sign him as a backup behind Orford / Hodkinson & Cherry-Evans
     
  7. missing_something

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    He's pretty small and he hasn't done that much so far - he's solid but hardly a superstar as yet, next year should be a better indication of how he'll go / grow / develop, you need to be careful the way the game is these days that you don't end up with the smallest backline in the comp - something we need to be very careful of.
     
  8. DSM5

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    I watched Liam running around with Newtown.  Good, but not great.  hard to see him getting an NRL gig.
     
  9. Dan

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    Hardly. From Flegg up, Stewart was going to be our best fullback since Eadie.
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    "From Flegg up"

    oh how time changes memories!
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    From what we have seen of K Foran so far

    He is a top defender for a halve, shown by knocking over the Raiders big boys all day long when they thought they had an easy mark

    He has the ability that top footy players seem to have, he is in the right place at the right time. We can either put that down to luck, or an ability to read the game ahead of it happening

    Passing game seems ok, and he seems a strong runner as well

    Kicking game we haven't really seen a lot of

    A lot of those qualities are getting rare to find these days, and that is the main reason I want us to keep him long term
     
  11. Guest

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    There is no way that Liam will play NRL at the roosters with Carney and Pearce there to cover the half back role.

    Maybe we could buy Liam and play him on the wing instead of the dinosour?
     
  12. SeaEagleRock8

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    So I take it you rate Liam only slightly ahead of Ox?
     
  13. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Well des is giving every chance to cement a spot in 1st grade, all he has to do is oblige
     
  14. eagle_predator

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    I like what I've seen of Foran so far he is a fine young player and i think we should extend his current contract.
     
  15. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I don't mean this to sound racist in any way whatsoever, but I find the Kiwi's that come to Australia to play NRL have the lowest loyalty count of any sport - so I find Kieran's comments not surprising. They come over to get the biggest buck, in the shortest time - without affinity for a clubs brand, or their fans.

    You won't find a Kiwi version of Steve Menzies in Australia - put it that way.

    I know that's generalising, but I think it to be correct.

    Just like JWH, if The Roosters offer Keiran $10- more to play for them a year, and turn his back quicker on Manly faster than you can say salary cap.
     
  16. nita

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    Hardly. From Flegg up, Stewart was going to be our best fullback since Eadie.
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    "From Flegg up"

    oh how time changes memories!
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    I may have been distracted by his good looks, but I remember being impressed by him when he was in lower grades too.. I was completely devo'd when he got injured in that parra game way back when..

    On another Brett Stewart note - I wonder if it's worth signing both for the sake of one ( a la Stewart boys).. Glenn wasn't impressive at first, bit that all turned out well. Do we think that Liam is showing as much potential as Glenn did? Is it worth taking a punt on Liam to keep Kieran?

    I'm not sure.
     
  17. CliffyIsGod

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    Absolutely from Flegg up the club new he would make a very good first grade player.

    Flegg is what, under 18's? -- that's not that young, really. It not like I am saying the club new he was going to be Aust. rep standard when he was playing for the Devils.
     
  18. willstyles

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    Flegg was under 21s. Matts is 16s. Ball 18s. Pretty sure that's how it works.
     
  19. SeaEagleRock8

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    Ryan you are making a dead set goose of yourself with this argument. I can only assume Dan has offered you some sort of incentive to try to drum up a controversy and get some debate going.
     
  20. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    so pretty much the same as Kieren Foran
     

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