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News: Galuvao to minister to Manly

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    <div class="story-header"> <div class="story-headline"> <h1 class="heading">
    </h1> </div> <div class="story-info"> <ul><li class="byline first"> By Josh Massoud </li><li class="source"> <span class="source-prefix">From:</span> <cite> <a class="source-thedailytelegraph" href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/">The Daily Telegraph</a> </cite> </li><li class="date-and-time last"> <span class="datestamp">August 08, 2009</span> <span class="timestamp">12:01AM</span> </li></ul> </div> <div class="story-header-tools">
    </div> </div> <div class="story-body lead-media-small"> <div class="article-media article-media-small media-count-1 first-image-316w237h"> <div> <div class="image"> <div class="image-frame image-316w237h"> <img src="http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2009/08/07/1225759/099832-joe-galuvao.jpg" border="0" alt="Joe Galuvao" width="316" height="237" /> </div> <p class="caption"> <span class="caption-text">In God we trust ... Joe Galuvao has signed a two year deal with the Manly Sea Eagles. </span> <span class="image-source"><em>Source:</em> The Daily Telegraph</span> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="story-intro"> <p><strong> EXACTLY three years after being told to retire to a ministry, Joe Galuvao has continued his remarkable resurrection by inking a two-year deal with premiers Manly. </strong></p> </div> <p>Having wound back the clock to produce the form that made him a 2003 premiership hero at Penrith, Galuvao has spent the past three months agonising over whether to leave current club Parramatta.</p><p>The Sea Eagles began their overtures in May, but the veteran has been holding out for a counter-offer from the Eels as the entire team rediscovered its mojo to become a finals force in recent weeks.</p><p>Parramatta, however, were unable to make a satisfactory bid after filling their 2010 cap with a host of top-line recruits.</p><p>"It's been a pretty drawn-out process, because I'm very happy here at Parramatta,'' Galuvao, 31, said. "But in the end there was just no money for me. I don't want people to get the wrong idea and think I'm going to Manly kicking stones. I'm not. They are a great club and I really appreciate Des (Hasler) for being so patient and understanding.''</p> <p>A major part of Galuvao's deliberations revolved around the nightmarish logistics of commuting from his family home in St Marys to Brookvale with only one car between he and wife, Maybelle. Galuvao was also wary of the impact the move would have on his commitments to troubled youth in Sydney's west, where he provides religious counselling.</p><p>"Manly have agreed to help out with a car and they've also said I can spend some night's at (recruitment manager) Noel Cleal's house,'' Galuvao said.</p><p>"The biggest thing for me was time. To be honest, I have spent a lot of time this year considering life after football because there was nothing guaranteed. Me and my wife have spoken a lot about this decision, and we think it's a great opportunity at this stage of my career.''</p><p>The former Kiwi international also agrees that it's an unexpected one.</p> </div>

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  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not a good purchase imo.  To old.
     
  3. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    If he plays the way he has been playing this year it is a great signing.  We need some older players with experience in the pack, especially at Origin time. 
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    And here obviously because of lack of alternatives. Could that relate to passion for the brand and fans? He mentioned he wasn't coming here kicking stones. Well, the process prior to his actual signing certainly was.

    Hope he does well here anyway.
     
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If we look at leaving/ coming in

    Hall/Cross
    Cuthbertson/Galuvao

    We are not coming out too bad for what I think would be a smaller portion of our salary cap

    Galuvao doesn't have the skill of Cuthbertson, but we will get a good, solid reliable campaigner, who with the experience of winning a GF and playing international footy will be very good for us when Stewart and Watmough are away on Origin duty

    I can also, to a lesser degree, see the Rose effect happening here. We stuck by Big George, and that loyalty is now being repaid in a big way. Here we are showing Galuvao we want him, and by Des and Crusher doing what they are to get him here, he will feel the need to put in a bigger effort to re-pay them hopefully
     
  6. reyam

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    Wow we sign this past his best hack and at the same time lose out on signing Burgess to souths.What is going on have we lost the ability to sign young talent. :mad:
     
  7. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    At what point did we lose signing Burgess.
     
  8. Spuds Bodyguard

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    It certainly isn't clear to me, but there must be something there that Des & Crusher see to put up with the drawn out process rather than just throwing him into the too hard basket.

    He's signed now, so very little point in arguing its merits. Lets hope he can make an impact.
     
  9. missing_something

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    I think it's a pretty reasonable signing for what it is, you know he's going to stay out of trouble he’s going to be steady head around the team, you know what your going to get from him at a bare minimum, we got him at a good price, and if his was to recapture the form he's shown in his early career under Des's training and our sports med team he'd be an absolute bargain, sure that may not happen but at price we got him and what he’ll give us around origin time alone he’s certainly worth a shot.
     
  10. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Tony Williams signed with is, he was classed as young talent.  Dean Whare from the Dragons has signed with us for next year, also classed as young talent. 
     
  11. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Our retention committee have done pretty well over the last few years. We have had a dud or two - but I can remember those that lamented the signings of Kennedy and Robertson yet they have done okay. Adam Luchetti was installed in many peoples Yarts when signed but at least Joe has been there and done it before.
     
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I don't think he'll go the distance for 2 years.  He'll find the commute too hard and spit it.
     
  13. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    That is my concern as it is a long haul and I would hate doing it.  But I guess he will be earning around $100k per season.  Could get anything like that elsewhere?  By elsewhere I mean in a non footy job after retiring.  I doubt it so that may keep him motivated.
     
  14. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    my opinion after tonight the last thing we need is more “nice guys”
     
  15. eagle_predator

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  16. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      I'm sure he's been wonderful for the Shoalhaven Sharks.
     
  17. Utility Player

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    The real question is, can he play on the wing?
     
  18. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    beauty, another 32 year old player  ???

    we are stacking a few oldies now,
     
  19. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He can come and minister the last rites tomorrow.
     
  20. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Generally we do okay out of the Eels' sloppy seconds.  T-Rex excluded.
     

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