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Would u be prepared to lose Matai to keep Hoddo?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by chrisos, May 3, 2010.

Would u be prepared to lose Matai to keep Hoddo?

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  1. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    I know its hypothetical,but I think we have to retain Hoddo,but if it came at the cost of Matai? What are your thoughts? ???
    I'm interested in what u guys reckon on this.
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    odd topic
    as far as I know we have offers on the table for both
     
  3. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    I also thought we released enough players to keep them both.
     
  4. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Yes I would.  I love Matai and he does great work but halves are hard to find and we have Whare, Davey etc coming through the 20's so would understand if we had to lose someone like Matai to keep Trent.
     
  5. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    Agree 100%.. took us this long to find a good halves pairing..  we have Whare in reserve
     
  6. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    It would be a huge shame given Matai's footy this year but yes.  If we lose Trent then it'd be either Foran/Lyon which would work but not as well or we'd have to pay massive coin for another halfback.

    I think Trent is a definite for rookie of the year unless he somehow starts playing terrible.  His combo with Foran would be making other clubs jealous.  A super young halves pairing that's firing after only 7 games.  These two could lead us to a thousand premierships!
     
  7. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Tough one.

    Matai is no superstar but I have doubts whether we would be as much of a force without him. His dummy half running is sensational and we build a game on the back of that. Although he might make the odd mistake in defence I think his defence definately has more positives than negatives in it.

    I don't want to lose either of them!!
     
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Send Perry out 1st before those 2. Class centres and halfbacks are hard to find and we have 2 relatively young ones here. Matai still mid twenties and only getting better with more experience

    Someone mentioned Rookie of the year, I think that is Gillette from Brisbane's to lose this season
     
  9. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Injuries might play a part. Fensom from the Raiders has also looked good before he got injured.
     
  10. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Probably get shot for saying this but I feel Perry is playing better than King this year. So if you were looking to cut anybody I could live with losing either King or Bailey.
     
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't mind King's play personally, especially the aggression he is bringing into it. Yesterday he was going bloody hard into the tackles

    I like all of our front rowers but with Perry being the one off contract I could live with him departing
     
  12. Guest

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    We have a very good book-keeper and can easily keep both.  
     
  13. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Probably get shot for saying this but I feel Perry is playing better than King this year. So if you were looking to cut anybody I could live with losing either King or Bailey.

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    Perry was only 70 metres behind King yesterday but overall Perry has 37 metres more than King and Kite is 1 behind so pretty even between the 3.
     
  14. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    OK,yea this was just thrown in as i said as a hypothetical situation :D,the way matai is going this year,Man i want to see him re-signed!Everyone i have read here has good valid points too.
    Kiwi Eagle:I agree for mine perry before Matai to go-Matai is maturing as a player now.-i could also live with Perry departing.
    In saying that...
    Garts:Also agree here-we have strong players coming through.
    Anyone i missed,blah i have had afew but all good points,we are looking good.
    BTW-got George Rose as a friend on facebook,he says he will be back round 12 so its all looking up.Also i have added Hoddo and awaiting friend conformation!
    Any guesses what my first question to him will be? HAHA  8) ;) :-*
     
  15. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    If were to lose Hodko, then im leaning towards saying yes, let Mattai go.

    But its a very difficult question. We need the sting in defense that Mattai provides & if we lost him where would the replacement come from ?
     
  16. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    Hope it doesnt happen, and both settle with us.

    But if we only had one choice. halves are hard to find. Centres can be easily replaced.
     

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