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Willy Mason

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    NEW MASON DEAL IMMINENT
    OCT. 9, 2014
    Newcastle Knights Training Session NRL News
    WILLIE Mason will sign a deal to continue his NRL career in 2015 with Manly, Penrith or St George Illawarra within the next 48 hours.

    Currently in New Zealand promoting next year’s NRL Nines, Mason told Kiwi radio station LiveSport that he hopes to have a deal in place by Saturday.

    “There are a few clubs in there and it should be settled by the weekend,” Mason says.

    “It will be back home and I have been away from Sydney for a while.”

    The Dragons, Sea Eagles and Panthers have all expressed some interest in the 34-year-old Mason after Newcastle announced recently they would not be re-signing the big front-rower.

    - TONY ADAMS

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  2. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    i'd love to see him at our club
     
  3. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah bring him on. Hope we get him.
     
  4. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He has done it all and we need his impact and experience and we would be getting it at the right price
     
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  5. Sillybus

    Sillybus Well-Known Member

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    We need a big dick to **** the competition with
     
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  6. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    Please be Dragons or Penrith, please be Dragons or Penrith, please be Dragons or Penrith.....
     
  7. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I'm really undecided on Willie. From all reports he has grown up a lot and is actually quite an asset within the team, however say 4 or 5 years ago he seemed quite divisive at the clubs he was at. I hope that if we get him that he has grown up, we don't need further divisions at the club.

    Playing wise I think he would add something for sure.
     
  8. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bring him on!
     
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  9. Chip and Chase

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

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    I'm not sure about big willie. If he puts in then he could be worth a go. But if he comes into a fractured playing group he could be a divisive influence. We'd only offer him a year I would imagine so it's not the end of the world.
     
  10. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    He's what we don't have, a big prop that can bend the line.

    For a one year deal why not, and especially as he'd come cheap
     
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  11. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Undecided here. It just smells of desperation and turning us into a transit lounge.
     
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  12. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    Mason is exactly what Manly needs for a shot at the title. Plenty of origin/aus experience.
     
  13. Denno

    Denno Active Member

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    Grown up He's over the Hill .......LOL
     
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  14. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    I think signing him to a one year deal will benefit us and Willy immensely. Sure he's been a bit of a rogue in the past but he's a harmless boof head and his experience will definately be useful, as will his impact off the bench.
     
  15. Merdy33

    Merdy33 Active Member

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    I see your point, but I think it's more a Ben Kennedy type scenario. A decent player at the end of his career who suits our needs. He can do his thing while supporting our younger props into the top grade.

    I'm happy to have him at the right price.
     
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  16. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    yep! This my issue. This is a Dragons/Sharks/Raiders type signing; we are Manly for christ sake. You would never see clubs like the Roosters or Bulldogs buy deadwood like this, and for good reason.
     
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  17. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Am I the only one that treats his reputation as an off field troublemaker less important or even inconsequential, in comparison to the impact that we need on field ?

    If the bloke has chilled (somewhat) in the last few years imagine how good he might be in gods country and happily ensconced in our team environment and even more importantly....in his last contract and wanting to leave a legacy.

    Our bench isnt that good we dont need an option.
     
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  18. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    Roosters bought O'Donnell on a 1 year deal when everyone thought he was washed up, Souths got Tquiri
     
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  19. Sillybus

    Sillybus Well-Known Member

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    Why? He seems like he'd be perfect for us for just a year. Show the young forwards how to run forward and give them the experience he brings with him. Its only a year and he will be cheap. I dont see any loss in him moving to brookvale.
     
  20. Ranger

    Ranger Armchair Expert

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    Good point.

    He would be a good buy for the right price.
     

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