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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Loobs, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Say we take the Nines more seriously next year and try to field a team that can win it, what's your squad if you can select a mix of first graders that would actually want to play and youth?
     
  2. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't really care for having our firsts team playing but you would think that the injured, rep players and older guys should all miss out.
     
  3. Harry

    Harry Active Member

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    If your serious about winning, you pick your fast, fit players from your grades to enter
     
  4. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    Gutherson
    Tuafua
    Hiku
    Blair
    Cherry Evans (remember 1 of our top 5 need to play)
    Hodges
    Lawrence
    Symonds
    Chee Kam

    Sene Lefao
    T Trjbovic
    J Trjbovic
    Leary
    Williame
    Rudolph
    Hopoate
     
  5. Harry

    Harry Active Member

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    If the Wolfman is still around, he would be my first pick
     
  6. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    If you want to win it bar nothing then

    B Stewart
    C Gutherson
    S Matai
    J Lyon
    J Tafua
    K Foran
    D Cherry Evans
    J Buhrer
    M Ballin

    J Sene lefao
    B Lawrence
    T Symonds
    A Watmough
    M Chee Kam
    J Hodges
     
  7. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can we have 15 or 16 players?
     
  8. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    We play our kids as much as possible.

    Too many injuries to be risked in this mickey mouse tournament!
     
  9. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hope i am proven wrong but from what i have seen Chee Kam is very overrated
     
  10. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The squad size has been increased from 16 players to 18 for 2015...Hmmm I better go back to the team sheet and find a few more.
     
  11. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The odds are on sportsmen already, we are equal least favourite to win.
     
  12. Harry

    Harry Active Member

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    Its a lucrative purse of more than $2.4m in prize money at next years nines. That will buy the club a few front rowers
     
  13. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Yeah I kinda find it hard for the club to complain about finding for a Brookie if there is a big purse for a quick comp like this and they don't have a fair crack at it. Every dollar should count for a club like Manly...
     
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  14. rifraff

    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bring back Cliffy and get a few Seabirds in the team. The money might be nice but there was way too many injuries for a mickey mouse tournament no matter how entertaining it was..
     
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  15. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Thinking you mean funding for Brookie in which case no club or private enterprise can fund it as it is a council facility. This is why there is a push to make it a State Government trust, it frees up the ability for 3rd parties to assist.
     
  16. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So am I correct the rules are 18 players. 1 of your top 5 paid players?

    Some may say I am not trying to win this comp? But hey, its a blend of experience and youth.

    The top 25 will be practicing for a 13 man game. Willow's team might as well practice as if they only have 9 players. It generally appears that way.

    I've rested guys playing in the four nations. And those recovering from injury. Gutho can back up as he's a regular a grader in 15 anyway.

    To get the most out of the tournament, 2 (mentor) in a position, ie more experience players generally looking for better year then they had in 2014 or they may be in Willows team. Killer & Mason the exceptions. Then young blokes who will benefit from the run.

    Front Row
    W Mason (Mentor 1) - New Forward Leader.
    E Lauaki (Mentor 2) - Bond with Big Willie. Really think we' would be better with two big experienced Affro's. It would look intimidating.
    T Andrews (Love his aggression, he should play more top grade then he got last year. Still smallish may be second row even)
    Z Tetevano (He has size, good chance of a bench spot in the A's.)

    Second row
    J Horo (Mentor 1) - Pressure may be on Horo. Leary is a strange pick up for mine. The new fellow may be a chance of taking his place if he impresses early.
    J Hasson (Mentor 2) (If bulks up front row if not second row)
    B Leary - Lets see how he goes in a Manly team.
    D Kelly - Will benefit from the experience (Got talent)
    J Hopoate - Suited to nines. Ball playing small forward, may be big chance of being a surprise selection in the top side this year with no Gifty and Buhrer recovering from injury.

    Outside Backs
    D Williams (Mentor 1) - Love to see him fight his way back.
    J Taufua (Mentor 2) - He could really play any position in 9's except as a playmaker. I'm moving him to the centres. Konrad Hurrell doesn't have to catch bombs.
    B Williame - New see what he's got
    D Berryman - Speed, can't beat speed. (Just don't get hurt).
    C Gutherson - I'd start him on the wing in A's but the experience in this tournament be good. He still hasn't played many a grade games.

    Playmakers
    J Lyon (c) (Mentor 1) more of a 5/8 role put it is nine a side. DCE played last time. Foran will have played 4 nations. Surely Killers in top 5 paid players?
    J Littlejohn (Mentor 2) - Wouldn't mind preparing him for a lock type roll either. He's big enough. Has been limited in what he's asked to do in the top grade, but he certainly hasn't looked out of place.
    J Hodges - Possible bench spot depending if toov's wants a second hooker
    M Rudolph - He will eat nines up. Sometimes looks like a young Cliffy.
     
  17. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    No it won't Harry, might buy the club a new CEO, or new facilities but prize-winnings go to the entity, not to the salary cap.
     

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