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Should we go for Bird?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SilverSkier, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. SilverSkier

    SilverSkier Active Member

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    There's a lot of talk about signing this guy. From reports it could be a reality. The more rep players the better I think but I'm a big fan of cultivating players and bring them through a system that rewards good performance and loyalty. That's easy enough said but in reality it isn't easy. Does anyone really want this guy playing for us? In all honestly I don't know if I'd be happy or not. What do u guys think?
     
  2. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    His aggression & hard running up the middle is exactly what this club needs .
    He is a class 1 ,world renowned nob-head ,but I would take him for the wins & hard-nosed
    playing style that might rub off on our current plodders.
     
  3. SilverSkier

    SilverSkier Active Member

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    Yes we need some hard yards around the ruck especially between the 2 30-40 metre lines!! I think Myles can help but s$&t... If Bird was there that would help , would it not????. If it hurts the salary cap too much then fu$k it, but short term could be very, very good.
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Trbojevic, Lussick, Myles, Buhrer, Lawrence, Symonds, Bird, Mateo, Burgess is a solid engine room.

    5 of those would be a change from what we see now.

    I see that as a positive.
     
  5. SilverSkier

    SilverSkier Active Member

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    Take bird out of those 5 and I still see it as a positive. What $ would bird command? $300,000+ maybe??? Spend it on younger players maybe?
     
  6. Beaver boy

    Beaver boy Well-Known Member

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    Bird would be worth $500k minimum....... and worth every cent
     
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  7. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    Yes yes yes to bird.
    Imagine a pack with Bird, Myles, a hard hitting Jake T, psycho Lussick, Buhrer and his footwork, Ballin the tackling machine, and Lawrence, Lui and JSL providing support from the bench. Solid pack!
    However the only thing that worries me is Bird's judiciary record and the good chance of not getting value out of him.
     
  8. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    Provided he doesnt get caught buying white lightening or doing lifting tackles. We need him on the pitch. If he stays on the field i could handle paying 400K for him. He may not be an 'origin player' anymore now so perhaps his price tag will drop slightly..
     
  9. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I reckon we should. I'll get the shotgun... G_2364082b.jpg
     
  10. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Everybody's heard about the Bird!
     
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  11. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No No No to bird
     
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  12. brad

    brad Well-Known Member

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    He is a dick head but he is tough . He is on his way I hear that's great if it doesn't effect our cap to much.
     
  13. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't think the NRL will let him play, even On day release from prison.
     
  14. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He isn't tough, he is just a simple garden variety grub.
     
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  15. brad

    brad Well-Known Member

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    That he may be my friend but he is still tough and better then what we have at present. Apart from jake t our forwards are skirts.
     
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  16. lovefooty

    lovefooty Well-Known Member

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    Tuff he is but do we need another party hard bad boy in our camp. One big night out and we could have half the squad in the clink.
     
  17. Alby

    Alby Active Member

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    As stated many times, without go forward, no platform, nothing for the halves to work off.
     
  18. Lil_wayne

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    Yes just what we need a 31 year old by the time he arrives. We are old and slow at the moment and need an injection of young players not old band aid solutions.
     
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  19. qldeagle

    qldeagle Well-Known Member

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    All our forwards have to do is get on the field themselves instead of sending their wives on. I say any positive change to the soft clowns we have currently is fine by me.
     
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  20. brad

    brad Well-Known Member

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    On the other hand why don't they go for Lewis brown. Reasonably young runs hard and can tackle all day . When is he off contract?
     
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