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Luke O'Donnell

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ryan, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Rugby League Week Predicts:-

    The Sea Eagles have money to spend following Perry's departure and are looking for a top-flight forward to replace him. Cowboy Luke O'Donnell is one player believed to be on Des Hasler's radar.

    Yes please !! ;D
     
  2. Chip and Chase

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

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    Do we need another backrower ? Even if we do I'm not sold on O'Donnell, reckon he is a little overrated TBH. I can't imagine he'd come cheap either, and I think there are more important areas we need to spend money in.
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. David Williams
    06. Keiran Foran
    07. Daly Cherry-Evans
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite / Willie Mason (if we are really going after him???)
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Luke O'Donnell
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Ben Farrar
    15. George Rose
    16. Tony Williams (as a mobile, ball playing prop ALA Prior)
    17. Shane Rodney

    Solid, and I mean VERY solid team, and one that could challenge for another premiership depending on how well DCE settles.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He used to be a great player. Him and Simpson together were great for the blues. He is still good but not what he used to be. He will add some mongrel and starch to our team though
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    You see his energy / passion / aggression / up tempo style of play in SOO? VERY unlike our current crop of forwards at club level. Like Matai, I'd put up with his indiscretions, if meant he played with the heart he and Matai does.
     
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    As Dan says, I loved him in the sky Blue and we should have looked at him 2 or 3 years ago. He just isn't at his top this year.

    It doesn't matter - he is goneski

    North Queensland Toyota Cowboys back rower Luke O'Donnell has accepted an offer from an English Super League club from 2011.

    Cowboys Executive Director Peter Parr spoke today about O'Donnell's decision.

    "Luke informed me a short time ago that he'll accept an offer that he's received from an English Super League club," Parr said.

    "Certainly he won't be here next year, he'll be playing over in the UK."

    Parr went on to talk about O'Donnell's desire to not play for another NRL team against the Cowboys, the club's strong support for him and the recruitment process for next season.
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Good ol' Rugby League Week.
     
  8. WAMF

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    MB, If memory serves correct we did make a play for him around 3yrs ago but couldn't match the Cowboys money at the time.

    IMO, he is past his best but many people said that about BK when he came to Manly.

    Football in the forwards is more about attitude, so no reason he couldn't turn up each week and boost the rest of the pack into action?
     
  9. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I said the same thing about Ben Kennedy. I thought he was going to be another Adam Muir.

    I was slightly wrong.
     
  10. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought we tried to sign him a few years back and he knocked us back.
     
  11. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

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    Would prefer Sika Manu or Adam Blair. Why should the Dogs get them all?!
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    agreed either of these would be valuable long term signings
     
  13. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    This is why i liked June 30.

    We could be waiting until early march to know wtf is going on with player signings.
     
  14. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No thanks, spends more time off the field through suspension and I think he's a grub.
     
  15. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You see his energy / passion / aggression / up tempo style of play in SOO? VERY unlike our current crop of forwards at club level. Like Matai, I'd put up with his indiscretions, if meant he played with the heart he and Matai does.
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    It's a shame when you think about it Ryan.
    With the money we are paying Watmough you would think he could be supplying a few more of the qualities you mentioned above.
    This time last year he was just about the best backrower in the NRL.
     
  16. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    No thanks, spends more time off the field through suspension and I think he's a grub.
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    He may be a bit of a grub but I also think he suffers from the same problem Matai does - he has a target on his head with the refs.  Matai and O'Donnell can do the same things plenty of other players get away with but they will both get penalised and/or put on report for.
     
  17. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    I'd prefer Jeremy Smith or Adam Blair tbh, if the report is true.
     
  18. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Surely the Bulldogs can't keep signing and signing...who have they lost...Hannant...Kimmorley (thought he was staying for another year)

    That's cant be enough to keep signing players until the cows come home, or maybe they have found another way around the cap???
     
  19. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Patten to Salford I think
     
  20. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Hmmm the numbers just don't seem to add up do they.  Must have the same salary cap as the rooster, this is a totally different cap level to us though
     

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