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Orford's Deal

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Bradza, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If what I heard recently is true the terms of Ox's new deal are going to satisfy both his supporters and detractors. By that I mean it won't be too long (not 3 yrs) and will be flexible for both parties. This would be ideal for covering the cross over period while the young guys become ready to steer the team around themselves.
    2nd hand source but pretty reliable.
     
  2. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Please don't mention cross over they never reach the mark.
     
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pray tell, just who is going to teach these 'young guys' to steer?  Keeping Matty is a waste of time and cap.
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Who is our 1/2 back if he's gone, for next season in your opinion DSM5?

    Hodgkinson? Cherry-Evans?
     
  5. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I would like a 1 yr deal with a 2nd year option (in our favour).  Next season give the young guys a run and see how they go.  If they are no good we still have Orford. 
     
  6. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Evans is solid, good kicking game but defence is average and lacking speed, would like to see him as hooker as he pases well etc
     
  7. Chip and Chase

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

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    If Evans' defence is average then how is he going to make it as a hooker trying to secure the ruck area ?

    What about Foran as an option for halfback ? That still gives us Lyon or Bailey at 5/8. He's got the sort of game that is suited to either half position in my opinion.
     
  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    THAT, I could deal with C&C
     
  9. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    I wouldnt pay him $5 on todays performance.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ryan, are you having me on?  Orford today was terrible.  His much vaunted defense was crap, two drop kicks that dribbled twenty metres, two missed conversions (hard I'll admit), dummy half play just bad, and no leadership.  This must be his last season with us. 
     
  11. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    I'd let D.williams go to he's not worth the near 200k he wants - he's a 80k winger on current form.
     
  12. Chip and Chase

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

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    Don't forget one of those drop outs was with the wind. LOL. I'd be embarrassed if I was a Manly outside back and I had to stand there and watch Orford do the drop outs, FFS can't one of them stick up their hand and say "I can kick it further than that bandy legged dwarf". Surely someone in that team can drop kick a football 40 or 50 on the fly.
     
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    C & C, I'll say it again.  I asked Des if another player could be schooled to drop kick, take penalties etc.  He just looked at me with his big dumb blue eyes as if I was talking about the man in the moon.
     
  14. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    The word on the hill today was the deal being offered to Ox is one year and reduced dollars. I will admit there was a few cans floating around, but that is something I could handle while a transition plan is put in place.
     
  15. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    Sure as long as he plays at 5/8 next year one years not so bad if it means we see the back of him, he offers us nothing in attack as a halfback, he could play as ball distributor next year while we blood a young guy, and maybe keep foran and lyon @ centre, we need a rebuilding plan though as this team of players has reached it's greatest height last year.
     
  16. kingyfan

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    As long as he plays hooker next year and we have a real half back who can kick and lead a team around the field.

    His drop outs were embarrasing today. What's with the kicks one metre above the ground when you have the wind at your back?

    His wallet must be weighing him down.
     
  17. Chip and Chase

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

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    Sure as long as he plays at 5/8 next year.......
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    LOL. Funniest thing I've read for ages.
     
  18. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    Sure as long as he plays at 5/8 next year.......
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    LOL. Funniest thing I've read for ages.
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    You need to take that in context though – I’m very happy to see the back of the guy, I can cope with one more year if it means seeing the end of him and a date set on his departure, in the mean time next year a young ½ needs to be given a chance, and to be realistic if Orfords with us for another year he’s going to be playing first grade – what’s the alternative play him at half and drop a young guy in neck deep the year after??? I think that would be a poor choice and we need to look at long term rebuilding – playing him out of position next year to benefit the team long term doesn’t seem like such a stupid idea to me.
     

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