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Matai

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Wheel, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Small snippet in todays Manly Daily that Matai  has re signed now that Bailey has gone and freed funds under the cap  :D

    No mention of Foran however  :(
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  3. Jooe

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    Some people wll be delighted

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  4. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did they say how long he signed for?
     
  5. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You can count me as one of those people. Yes, he has some discipline issues, but he has mongrel and that intimidation factor that has the opposition looking up every time they catch the ball.
     
  6. Jooe

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    You can count me as one of those people. Yes, he has some discipline issues, but he has mongrel and that intimidation factor that has the opposition looking up every time they catch the ball.
    [/quote] John Hopoate had that intimidation as did Les Boyd but then they become liabilities and these days with salary caps we can't afford to have a player with such tendencies. People tend to equate intimidation with cheap shots I equate it with Igor and Tooves they were tough and intimidating but never cheap shot merchants

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  7. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Did they say how long he signed for?
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    No, but the deal has been done for a while but couldn't be signed off as it could not fit under the cap - from memory 3 years was atalked about some months ago
     
  8. Guest

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    Does Mattai's contract start from round 5 next year when he is able to actually play again?

    And hopefully it has penalty clauses to deduct amounts off his salary every time he is suspended.
     
  9. Utility Player

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    You can count me as one of those people. Yes, he has some discipline issues, but he has mongrel and that intimidation factor that has the opposition looking up every time they catch the ball.
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    Looking up to see what direction the swinging arm is coming fron ;)
     
  10. Berkeley_Eagle

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    anyone really know when his suspension ends ?
    from memory he got 7 weeks, missed the semi v goons then there are 3 official trials so that would  make it back in rd4 is that right ?
     
  11. Brookie

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    he was in the NZ squad wasn't he and would be one of the first centres picked, do these games he would have played count towards his suspension?
     
  12. Berkeley_Eagle

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    lets hope that counts too
     
  13. Jooe

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    Can only count 2 trials and the four nations does not count as he was not eligble to be selected because he was suspended. They tightned that loophole,remember the queenslanders picking tba so the suspended player missed the broncos game. If I remember it was Lote.

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  14. stoodamire

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    Tonie Carroll i think it was
     
  15. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We are entitled to put in a submission for some dispensation in regards to the likelihood he would have been selected for the Kiwis

    Whether we have done that or not yet I don't know
     
  16. Mickyjuice

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    It was Folau.
     
  17. Mybludog

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    Pretty sure he can only claim 1 trial game irrespective of how many we play
     
  18. Jooe

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    There is no chance they will count NZ games because he would of been picked,can you imagine the loophole that would create. Next year in SOO time the broncos could use the same excuse regarding lockyer or the storm with smith as they are as much certainities for qld as matai is for nz http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-sport/manlys-matai-cops-sevenweek-suspension-20100907-14yuh.html a link regarding his suspension. As for TBA it was Lote tba was named on the wing and he served his ban for the broncos.

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  19. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    You can count me as one of those people. Yes, he has some discipline issues, but he has mongrel and that intimidation factor that has the opposition looking up every time they catch the ball.
    [/quote] John Hopoate had that intimidation as did Les Boyd but then they become liabilities and these days with salary caps we can't afford to have a player with such tendencies. People tend to equate intimidation with cheap shots I equate it with Igor and Tooves they were tough and intimidating but never cheap shot merchants

    Cheers
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    Are you implying Matai is a cheap shot merchant ?
     
  20. Jooe

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    You can count me as one of those people. Yes, he has some discipline issues, but he has mongrel and that intimidation factor that has the opposition looking up every time they catch the ball.
    [/quote] John Hopoate had that intimidation as did Les Boyd but then they become liabilities and these days with salary caps we can't afford to have a player with such tendencies. People tend to equate intimidation with cheap shots I equate it with Igor and Tooves they were tough and intimidating but never cheap shot merchants

    Cheers
    [/quote]

    Are you implying Matai is a cheap shot merchant ?
    [/quote] I'm not impling it I'm shouting it,I know people on this forum love him for his tough play,but I don't see it that way tough players to me are and were Toovey, Igor, I would also say Menzies. The truth is we have invested 3 year deal in a player that if he steps out of line again then we will be missing him for the best part of a season.

    Cheers
     

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