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T Rex Williams at crossroads

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, May 26, 2012.

  1. Chip and Chase

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

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    BIG Tony Williams, with a grand total of three NRL games this season, is hours off deciding his future.


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    If he knocks back a 30% increase in salary to stay here then that is a glowing testament to our culture and the club. Not confident it'll happen though, it's a lot of cash if the figures are right.

    LOL at Zorba sticking it to Parra though, he's on the money there.

    Whare is another one we have to try to retain. Man it's hard work being this successful and having all these good players.
     
  2. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    We should be able to keep Whare for less dough than the Wolf. Shame to lose David Williams but something has gotta give and Whare's ability to cover fullback & centre tip the scales his way.
     
  3. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Terrible to say but Wolfie, Farrar, Kite, Joe, Lussick and Oldfield to go should keep T-Rex and Whare? What do you think? 180, 80, 200,100, 120 and 80 makes 760 and T-Rex 450 plus whare 150.
     
  4. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Then which six players would replace these guys in our top 25, and how much would they be paid?
     
  5. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    TRex Standing at the Crossroads. Guess it's obvious who he's signed with then (apologies to Robert Johnson ).
     
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I see there is still newspaper speculation that Matty is going. Thrilled with many of the re-signings but losing Ballin would really hurt. And the dollars being supposedly offered to big Tony put him in the Choc class and really too expensive. I see Tooves hasn't given up hope http://www.sportal.com.au/league-news-display/toovey-t-rex-will-miss-origin-ii-178382
     
  7. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I dont think I would accept and extra $100000 a season to go and play at Parra with no hope of playing finals,no hope of too many match winning payments and pretty much destroying your chances of playing test and origin football where you can earn that extra amount by playing 3 origins and a couple of tests.
     
  8. The Indian

    The Indian Well-Known Member

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    You gotta remember that out of that contract comes tax and management fees so thats gonna take 40%+ off the difference between our offer and theirs...so the gap in terms of what he will get in his hand is not as big as it seems.

    If those figures are correct we are still a chance...albeit underdogs to the Bulldogs...Parra would have to be paying much more you would think for him to join that rabble.

    I think he is our most important re-signing ( of those left ).
     
  9. Chip and Chase

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

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    You don't think Buhrer is an adequate replacement for Ballin ? He just played number 9 at the highest level (albeit for only 10 minutes). The only worry with Ferris at dummy half is that it isn't making the most of his obvious ball running skills, so he may be a bit wasted at 9.
     
  10. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Buhrer is supposed to be the 2nd quickest in the club over 40m he could be the next Dunley only with better D and without the flem.
     
  11. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Lol@Dunley.....**** player
     
  12. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm probably among the few, but would prefer to keep T Rex over Ballin if it came to a choice between the 2

    That is no slight on the work Ballin does or his value to the side. But when I look at T Rex I see a guy who still has over 10 years left at the top level, an x factor player with the ability to win games on his own, and he is only going to get better. There isn't a player that could replace him and play the role he does in our side
     
  14. Chip and Chase

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

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    I'm with you KE.

    Ballin = Solid to good, T-Rex = Game Breaker

    Given the choice I feel Ballin is more easily replaceable than Rex, so the obvious preference would be to keep Rex over Ballin. However I suspect that Ballin would be on nowhere near the money Williams would be asking.
     
  15. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ballin for mine. Unheralded defender. T-Rex is quite injury/suspension material. A bit like the other Williams.
     
  16. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's hardly the crossroads. Pretty simple really. Sacrifice a little money by staying at Manly, win competitions, play rep footy and be happy. Or take a little extra money and if he signs with Parra, lose games, no more winning comps, no rep footy and be miserable eg Sandow.
     
  17. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    No. No. No. No. No.
    Ballin plays every minute of every match. His $ per minute played is probably one-fifth that of T Rex. He is so much better value.
    Apart from T-Rex's injury concerns, his judiciary record is concerning. If he was to be cited for a dangerous throw again he would get a huge loading that would take him out for half a season.
     
  18. Twin Smith

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    I'd rather see Rex sign with Parra than Hasler's team....
     
  19. Chip and Chase

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

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    On teh other hand Ballin's $ per match winning play would be 5 times that of T-Rex. If winning the comp was based on mimimum $/minutes played then Ballin would be a great signing for us.

    The same argument about injury and suspension liability was bandied around about Matai for years. Look at him now......not many people calling for him to be moved on because he isn't worth the money.

    I'm not hating on Ballin, I like the guy and think he is a great player. However I'm just saying if it came to a choice between the two I'd rather keep the Rex as I think he offers more impact and is less easily replaced.
     
  20. Top End Eagle

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    Ballin is much more important to our club than TRex and any of you who don't think so must only watch the highlights and get all tingly when Joey laughs at the big fella running over halfbacks.

    Love TRex and hate to see him go but would prefer Ballin to stay than Tony.

    Replacing Trex is easy - Watmough to left edge and Buhrer to lock.

    Replacing a player who never breaks down thus offering the type of consistency that the forwatds and halves running off him have enjoyed and moulded their own game to is a lot harder.

    If it means keeping MB then don't let the door hit you on the way out Rex.
     

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