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Killers future - poll

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Killer03, Jun 27, 2015.

Killers future 2016

  1. Move to 5/8

    46 vote(s)
    46.9%
  2. Stay at centre

    28 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. Retire

    17 vote(s)
    17.3%
  4. Dont know but we need him somewhere with his experience and captaincy

    7 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    There's been a lot of talk on here about Killers future. So what do people see for 2016? I'm assuming Foran is gone. Personally I'm going for the 5/8 option as I think that makes room for the younger guns and killer can make up for his reducing speed there. The only concern to me is his body holding up.
     
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  2. skull61

    skull61 Active Member

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    I think he should hang em up he is too great to become a mediocre player
     
  3. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    The challenge for Killer is, will his body allow him to play much longer? There is no doubt he has slowed down a yard or so but his experience and calmness are vital to the team.

    I hope he can adapt his game and play longer, logic tells me that he has a big decision to make at the end of this season.
     
  4. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    I think a move to 5/8 would extend his career, his best game this year was against the cows at 5/8
     
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  5. Alby

    Alby Active Member

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    Killer was one who was gracefully getting better with age, and then it was just like 'BANG', his body fell apart overnight.
     
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  6. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    I say move him to 5/8 next year which will probably be less taxing on his body. Of course, that would depend on whether the club signs a 5/8 or if Foran happens to stay rather than go to the Speels.

    It would also free up the right centre position for either Hiku (who I would suggest has the inside running being the current Kiwi centre) or Gutho.
     
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  7. Chip and Chase

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

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    I think his best 5/8 days are behind him to be honest. Centre is his best bet moving forward I feel. Hard to get a read on where he is at in terms of ability to continue to compete at NRL level because he has been hampered by injury. Fully fit he is still our best centre I think, not that we have a massive amount of depth in that department.
     
  8. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The way Hiku defends Lyon and Matai are a must in the centres.
     
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  9. Dinga

    Dinga Active Member

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    He should play out his career as a 5/8 too slow as a centre now... I have said it before when was the last time he made a bust and run 50 meters to score a try, its been a while.
     
  10. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He is still lightning quick between the ears and our best option at 5/8 . We have Gutherson and Tom Turbo that are ready for NRL action in the backline and Lyon at centre will be holding them back .We need to spend the money available on a tough forward that actually goes forward
     
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  11. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I can understand people talking about his longevity but don't be surprised if he overcomes these injuries and starts playing like his old self...I think he's earned the right to choose for himself.
     
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  12. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    Spot on all time great
     
  13. JenEagle

    JenEagle Well-Known Member

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    He's 33. I reckon it's a 50/50 call whether he can play one last year next year. I can't remember too many 34 year old outside backs who were still playing really well. Chicka Ferguson is one that comes to mind.

    If he does keep going he will have to train in the pool or the bike more then he ever has to get as fit as he can without putting stress on his body doing too much running and do twice as much core strength and flexibility work as he has ever done before to give himself the best chance of minimising these muscle tears which as we know start to occur more and more into your 30's.
     
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  14. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Retire to free up some money.Killer should be proud of his achievements at the club.
     
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  15. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    5/8 definitely. We need someone there who will bleed for this club instead of the selfish pea heart we have now. Plus we need speed out wide. Tom T & Guth to bulk up but keep their pace is a must. As for Hiku I just don't know with him. He's turning into a rocks or diamonds player. Not seeing enough individual brilliance to put him up there as a must player yet.
     
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  16. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    He should at least start the season '16 in the 5/8 position, because it looks as though that's where he will be needed. He is a true club man and he will be happy to serve where he is needed - he is that type of guy. Too slow to be a centre in the same comp as Dylan Walker, Ferguson, Jennings, J Morris, etc.

    But let's face it, a new coaching team with new ideas may have a strategy for 5/8 that none on here have thought of. It will all depend on future injuries, future availability, future form and a future coach.
     
  17. NickRobbo1998

    NickRobbo1998 Generic_Tragic101

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    Justin Hodges is 33, he is playing great, i dont think our pre season was too good as a result we have had a lot of injuries, lyon at center next season
     
  18. Fibro Eagle

    Fibro Eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think Killer's move to 5/8 would be the best option if we dont get in another 5/8 and Foran goes (which i believe he will )
    To put someone with less experience into 5/8 just weakens the team . we have more strength options in Killers centre position with Hiku Gutho , compared to what we have for 5/8
     
  19. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Given the season we've had, I'm not ready to face next year without him. Love his passion. Love his footy intelligence. Love his laid back attitude combined with must win on the field. Love his ability to stay above the bull**** playground stuff of others. Love the bloke.
     
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  20. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The same people writing Lyon's death certificate now were also signing Matais a couple of weeks back. Zero reason why Lyon won't come back the same way Matai has
     
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