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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Gronk, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Bellamy's five-year Melbourne deal


    Brent Read | April 18, 2008

    MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy has rejected a massive offer from Brisbane, instead signing a five-year deal to stay at the Storm.

    Bellamy, who guided the Storm to last year’s premiership, was the subject of a tug-o-war between the two clubs.

    However, the NSW coach is believed to have ended the guessing game over his future by informing Brisbane and Melbourne officials this morning he would stay at the Storm.

    Bellamy’s decision is a setback for the Broncos, who had earmarked him as the long-term replacement for Wayne Bennett.

    Bennett wil end his 21-year reign at the Broncos at the end of season before taking up a three-year deal to coach St George Illawarra.

    Brisbane assistant Ivan Henjak, who was expected to be appointed as interim coach at season’s end, will become a leading contender for the full-time position. St Helens coach Daniel Anderson is also a potential contender.
     
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Israel Folau must be feeling like a bit of a nong going off to the bongos now. 

    Bellamy must be more cashed up than Tony Mokbel now.
     
  3. Chip and Chase

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

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    I suspected as much when Dallas Johnson re-signed earlier in the week.
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I could only imagine the $$$ News Limited are pouring in....
    See this pace for more illegal tackles from Melbourne going forward.

    Is this the start of the end for Brisbane?
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    End of being up near the top though Newslimited won;t let it happen for too long

    I wish Toovey would have more of a coaching role rather than trainer with us
     
  6. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    why?
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Because Des has no imagination
     
  8. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I reckon Tooves is in the same mould.

    When he was head of PL, they weren't a flashy side to say the least
     
  9. SF08

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    I agree, it was the exact opposite to what Ryan is suggesting. Their position last year wasn't anywhere near what they should have come with the cattle they had.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    BS the cattle in PL were ****, we had no decent halves or anything.

    We really struggled for backup and have for years, this shows in the depth we are struggling for now.

    I think Toovey would add more to this team than Des.
     
  11. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I think Tooves would add the most to the team if he pulled the 7 jersey back on. 
     
  12. SF08

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    Groom added so much more last year then the halves in NSW Cup have this year. Then they tried playing him at hooker, silly silly move. 
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't think Toovey got to make all the decisions about players they were looking to excuse the pun, "groom"  with groom being the obvious example they tried to toughen his defense by putting him in Hooker, they werent trying to win everything instead of gettign them ready in what ways they could

    Giv Toovey developed cattle and I think he would have the balls to drop under performers
     
  14. SF08

    SF08 Member

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    His defence has always been suspect. I remember watching numerous games last year, only to see him injured. Perhaps it was a size thing, I'm not sure, but I think we should have tried to develop him the way the Bulldogs are currently developing Ben Barba. He's that type of player.

    Ahh, the benefits of hindsight.  :)
     
  15. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Or more importantly is this the start of a "st George" like run for the Storm.
     
  16. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Hah, I think I was the only one to list the Titans as top 8. Eat the odds I picked up. :)
     

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