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Kite confident Eagles can fly

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Guest, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Guest

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    MANLY Sea Eagles is keen to begin talks with Brent Kite as soon as possible to extend his future at the club beyond next year.

    Kite came out of the representative wilderness last year after a two-year hiatus, and regained his Country and NSW Origin jerseys and then made his Kangaroos debut in the Tri-Nations Series.

    The present deal has Kite off-contract at the end of 2007 with an option for 2008.

    The 25-year-old gentle giant is composed about his playing future and quietly confident.

    "I haven't thought too much about it because I've always had it in the back of my mind that I'm here for next year anyway," Kite said.

    "I haven't talked to anyone yet but I'm pretty happy here so hopefully negotiations get under way sooner rather than later.

    "But we'll see what offers come up ... or don't come up."

    In the short-term Kite must rally the troops, particularly the forwards, with no Ben Kennedy as skipper barking orders any more.

    Kite is convinced he will have Kennedy's voice in his head throughout the 2007 season.

    "Definitely ... especially in close situations where he had the mentality of leading by example in just tucking the ball under the wing and going," he said.

    "I'll be remembering that and how he consolidated us after a try of, if we'd made a few blues, just how he managed to steady the ship and get us going forward.

    "For me, personally, I'm not feeling any added pressure but I know people will look to me as I'm in the front row and I'm ready for that."

    He is also quite content Matt Orford has been named captain.

    "Ox (Orford) expects high standards of himself and the guys around him and that's a good thing," Kite said.

    "He'll do well. I think he's in for a big year."
     
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Well - it's about (censored) time SOMEONE did something about it !!!
     
  3. Garts

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    I have no doubt some discussions have occurred, Manly would not have sat on this.
     
  4. Ryan

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    Guys - honest question. Who would you prefer - O'Meley or Lite if the option was either of these two?

    I know it's saying a lot, but I'd actually go for Kite.
     
  5. PJ

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    I'd go for Kite
     
  6. Garts

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    Kite based on his Tri Nations form
     
  7. PEPSI

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    get both and we will win the comp!
     
  8. Ryan

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    Would be great but fitting:-

    Kite
    O'Meley
    O'Donnell
    Orford
    Lyon
    Bell
    Matai

    etc etc into one salary cap may be a little tough.... ;)
     
  9. CliffyIsGod

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    Kite. Bigger, stronger, quicker.
     
  10. PJ

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    you forgot possibly cheaper and most certainly smarter
     
  11. willstyles

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    I'd choose Kite. He's fixed up his dodgy hands problem that he had when he joined us. He's got excellent speed. Reliable defender (even if he is unlikely to knock someone out with a big hit). And he's got an excellent workrate/good fitness level.

    I was turned off O'Meley last year. He was shocking, especially during Origin - no ball security, was monstered by blokes like Myles and Thaiday, just looked out of his depth. But he is a true hardarse and if he partnered Kite in the front-row it'd be better than any starting frontrow in the comp.

    But I'd rather have Kite and O'Donnell than O'Meley and O'Donnell.
     
  12. Fluffy

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    Id take O'Meley over Lite. Lite hasnt even played 1 first grade game yet.

    That said im hopeful Kite will stay and either O'Meley or Lite will be a bonus
     
  13. Guest

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    Would be great but fitting:-

    Kite
    O'Meley
    O'Donnell
    Orford
    Lyon
    Bell
    Matai

    etc etc into one salary cap may be a little tough.... ;)
    [/quote]

    Easy soltuition - King. Monnas, Willo, Robertson and Dunners go to make way for O'Donnell and O'Melely.
     
  14. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Would be great but fitting:-

    Kite
    O'Meley
    O'Donnell
    Orford
    Lyon
    Bell
    Matai

    etc etc into one salary cap may be a little tough.... ;)
    [/quote]

    Easy soltuition - King. Monnas, Willo, Robertson and Dunners go to make way for O'Donnell and O'Melely.
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    That was my take on this issue aswell. Except i didnt have Robbo on the deadwood list. Im thinking King Monas Willo & Dunley would be enough monetary offset to secure both Shrek & LOD.
     
  15. Garts

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    Would be great but fitting:-

    Kite
    O'Meley
    O'Donnell
    Orford
    Lyon
    Bell
    Matai

    etc etc into one salary cap may be a little tough.... ;)
    [/quote]

    Easy soltuition - King. Monnas, Willo, Robertson and Dunners go to make way for O'Donnell and O'Melely.
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    Not easy.

    Who will pay Monas $240k?

    I would say no one, if thats the case he wont be leaving next season. Not many would give up a $240k salary and take up a $120k salary unless they had no choice.
     
  16. CliffyIsGod

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    Yeah, let's have the best 13 in the comp with no depth. Like it all not, we need players like the above for depth.
     
  17. Ryan

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    Would be great but fitting:-

    Kite
    O'Meley
    O'Donnell
    Orford
    Lyon
    Bell
    Matai

    etc etc into one salary cap may be a little tough.... ;)
    [/quote]

    Easy soltuition - King. Monnas, Willo, Robertson and Dunners go to make way for O'Donnell and O'Melely.
    [/quote]

    Not easy.

    Who will pay Monas $240k?

    I would say no one, if thats the case he wont be leaving next season. Not many would give up a $240k salary and take up a $120k salary unless they had no choice.

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    We were ready to pay Creagh, Simpson etc $400k per season after we had Lyon. Surely monnas could get an additional $240k out of that now that we didn't get anyone. Imagine how much that would help us going forward !!

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Steven Bell
    05. Chris Hicks
    06. Jamie Lyon
    07. Matt Orford
    08. Mark O'Meley
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Steve Menzies
    13. Luke O'Donnell

    14. Travis Burns
    15. George Rose
    16. Mark Bryant
    17. Glenn Stewart

    PREMIER LEAGUE:-

    01. Sean Meaney
    02. Michael Bani
    03. Shane Neumann
    04. Todd Barrow
    05. Junior Ahio
    06. Clint Halden
    07. Aaron Groom
    08. Glenn Hall
    09. Jeff Robson
    10. Chris Trembath
    11. Adam Cuthbertson
    12. Jason Wells
    13. Jack Afamasanga

    14. Sean Rath
    15. Phil Moorwood
    16. Sione Fenefekai
    17. Mark Offerdahl

    Both sides sorted...let's get on with season ! :dance:
     
  18. Disco

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    Arn't Hicks and Robbo off contract this year???

    if so i believe one of them has to go.......most probably Robbo
     
  19. Garts

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    Hicks is in his thirtys now, or turns 30 this year. Robbo might be the better option.
     
  20. Disco

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    i wouldn't be against both moving on
     

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