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Sam Burgess

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Rumore going around that Burgess has signed with the Rabbits.

    Thats 3 props signed over the last 3 months the Rabbits - Taylor - Ross - Burgess. They already have some plenty of forwards but no backs - ha hope they come last.

    Too bad we didnt get Burgess
     
  2. Guest

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    The NRL should do a full and constant audit of Burgess' finances because no doubt Crowe has given him a bag full of cash as an added incentive.
     
  3. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    and a starring role in Robin Hood
     
  4. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Dam you Crowe I beat you robbed a lot of money from the poor didn't you Robin Hood
     
  5. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    I heard it on 2SM talking sport the other day they said that Burgess looks like he maybe ? going to the Rabbitohs.
     
  6. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Crowe went and saw Burgess when he was doing a movie over there and has obviously talked him into signing with Souths.

    Personally I don't give a rats, he's 20 years old and has never played in the NRL (which we all know is the hardest comp in the world). It's a huge gamble that will cost bis $$$$ and it's dollars Manly can't afford. I'm not saying this because we missed out on him.

    We have seen many young players touted as the next big thing only for them to end up duds. The Witt bros. were a couple of "Next big things". Karl Filiga "the next SBW" was signed by the sharks for 400k per season, now released and playing for the Wenty magpies. There are heaps of them.

    Who labelled him the best prop in the world? I suppose time will tell and I could be eating humble pie.

    Burgess's stats compared to Adrian Morley's are very similar. Morley was above average plaer in the nrl but not great imo.
     
  7. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Good points you raise swoop and your right only time will tell which no one really knows how he will go. I guess I just don't like the fact that maybe we have been out done the Crowe.
     
  8. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Souths have turned some pretty good players into duds over the years.
     
  9. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    The Bulls weren't going to release him for 2010 unless there was a huge transfer fee. I hope the NRL auditors look very closely at any deal done, unless Beaver talks him into joining the Eagles of course.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Remember boys, Souths are the pin-up team of the NRL, so they may get away with spending anything.  Just who rates these players?  Who says Burgess is the best forward in the game?  English forwards, Ellis goes OK, but is not a world beater.  Anyway Wheel's correct when he says that Souths have turned good players into duds.  They really should have put some money into getting a better coach.   
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Crowe actually does do a bit to advertise the Rabbitohs and the NRL outside of Australia.

    You often catch a glimpse of celebs like Snoop Dog etc with Rabbitohs jerseys on.

    Also have a look at the American Chopper boys when they were out here they went to a Rabbitohs training squad.

    Pity that he doesn't have a better team to advertise because he has the potential to start making in roads elsewhere
     
  12. kingyfan

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    If he is going to the mixos then lets hope that Burgess turns into the next dallas rennie.
     
  13. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fox Sports were reporting it as a done deal for 2011 on the weekend.

    I didn't think there was any doubt or conjecture about it.
     
  14. deadlyeagle

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    They jsut got rid of Craig Wing so they have around $400k+ per year to spend. And they spend it on such a key position, in the forwards lol. We may have just been bidding jsut to keep the rabbits bid up high.
     
  15. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They have heaps of forwards, they need backs. A huge gamble by souths but I'm sure Burgess won't be heading to Redfern until 2011. The Bulls were asking for a 1mil tranfer fee.
     
  16. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have passed on my sentiments before when it was rumoured that he may be coming to MWSE and they still haven't changed

    Keep our $$$$$$$$$ in Australia and develop our own local players.



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  17. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    Burges would have been unreal, fantastic player.

    but its not the end of the world when you have, Choc, Stewy, Kingy, Kite, Perry, Rodney, Bailey, Lussick, Buhrer etc
     
  18. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Sign Lussick & Buhrer up long term
     
  19. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Crowe, Sea Eagles fighting to sign UK star Burgess
    http://www.theroar.com.au/2009/09/03/crowe-sea-eagles-fighting-to-sign-burgess/

    According to this article not only are we going to sign Sam but also his brother Luke. We might be still in with a show, but I'm not preturbed either way. If we get him well and good, if not no big deal.
     
  20. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is the transfer fee part of the cap?
     

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