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pjayz

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Stone would be great. He debuted well with the Slime.

I guess with ZDC we have nothing to lose right so why not. I just think if they had him in mind, it would have been in 2020.

I was very impressed with Trindall. He would be a great Moneyball signing.

The thing for me is, we can’t rely on Fainu. He’s gone most of 2021 and potentially never returns anyway if found guilty. If the club is serious about 2021 - we need a solution from round 1. I hope this is what the club is working towards.

Available to negotiate as of tomorrow:
Joshua Cook, Jake Granville, Siliva Havili, Sione Katoa, Mitchell Kenny, Karl Lawton, Jacob Liddle, Andrew McCullough, Cameron McInnes, Kyle Paterson, Mitch Rein, Jazz Tevaga, Sam Verrills.
Hoping this is the direction the club is going for 2021.
I said in a previous post some time ago that I would go after Joshua Cook. He is a good young hooker that won a premiership with Souths in the Jersey Flegg last year. He is smart, has good vision and gives good service from dummy-half. From the games I have seen of him, he would do nicely in the maroon and white.

He would cost minimal dollars, and will give us a genuine hooker until Fainu returns and depth beyond that. He won't play any minutes for Souths unless Damien Cook gets injured. We should make it happen.
 

Wombat64

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SEA EAGLES

Retention targets:
Manly has a settled playing roster for next season but will re-evaluate after 2021 with Kieran Foran, Tevita Funa, Reuben Garrick, Jack Gosiewski, Brad Parker, Toafofoa Sipley, Curtis Sironen, Jorge Taufua and Dylan Walker coming off contract.

Recruitment targets: Manly may look at securing a hooker after Danny Leviwas told he wasn’t required next season. Coach Des Hasler may look internally with Cade Cust, Lachlan Croker and Foran his dummy half options. Manly has forward depth but overcoming the loss of Addin Fonua-Blake will be difficult. Foran will be Manly’s only significant signing for 2021.

Verdict: Manly was tipped to play finals this year but fell apart, winning just seven of 20 games. While not using a horrid injury toll as an excuse, Hasler is adamant he has a finals roster with some overdue luck. Manly’s big three – Tomand Jake Trbojevic along with Daly Cherry-Evans – prevent the club targeting another big name.
 

Mark from Brisbane

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DAILY TELECRAP's view

SEA EAGLES

Retention targets:
Manly has a settled playing roster for next season but will re-evaluate after 2021 with Kieran Foran, Tevita Funa, Reuben Garrick, Jack Gosiewski, Brad Parker, Toafofoa Sipley, Curtis Sironen, Jorge Taufua and Dylan Walker coming off contract.

Recruitment targets: Manly may look at securing a hooker after Danny Leviwas told he wasn’t required next season. Coach Des Hasler may look internally with Cade Cust, Lachlan Croker and Foran his dummy half options. Manly has forward depth but overcoming the loss of Addin Fonua-Blake will be difficult. Foran will be Manly’s only significant signing for 2021.

Verdict: Manly was tipped to play finals this year but fell apart, winning just seven of 20 games. While not using a horrid injury toll as an excuse, Hasler is adamant he has a finals roster with some overdue luck. Manly’s big three – Tomand Jake Trbojevic along with Daly Cherry-Evans – prevent the club targeting another big name.
If Foran is our only significant signing I think we are royally ****ed ( no lube).
 

The better Robbo

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Ray Stone?Reed Izzard? Neither is big but mobile and could be useful utilities,a guy who can play hooker and lock/edge will usually be a bit smaller size wise but mobility will be good eg Cam Murray.
We have Tyran Ott who whilst not a star would be a solid option if called on.Think he is still eligible for flegg with the age changes mooted,bit of a leader type too.
In regards to ZDC what you say is true,but with the rule changes I think some players become more useful,the young half from the Sharks Brayden Trindall is still not signed( I think) and I think he would make a really good dummy half with a years experience.Good defender and sharp with skills that would transition well to a 9.
I like the look of that Trindall, he's a real footballer and seems quick between the ears on the field. Had a bad run of injuries before this year but really stepped up when needed. Seems he could definitely play hooker and a nice option. He's stuck behind Townsend and Johnson at Sharks and may be looking for an opportunity. Otherwise I agree again regarding ZDC, he's clever and plays fast, he's creative and definitely suited to the new rules
 

eagle66

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I have always felt that ZDC should have been our #14 for the past couple of years. I may be wrong, but he wasn't in our 30 for 2020 so very unlikely he would have been able to be called up as Levi was never out.
 

double hoops

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I like the look of that Trindall, he's a real footballer and seems quick between the ears on the field. Had a bad run of injuries before this year but really stepped up when needed. Seems he could definitely play hooker and a nice option. He's stuck behind Townsend and Johnson at Sharks and may be looking for an opportunity. Otherwise I agree again regarding ZDC, he's clever and plays fast, he's creative and definitely suited to the new rules
I like what I seen of Trindal in the halves. Just never seen him play hooker. I know Connor Tracey has 12 months to run at the Sharks, but as we know that often means Jack anyways. I just see Tracey as a future star at 9 or 7. Tindall would certainly be worths Crusher doing some due diligence on though.
 

double hoops

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The problem we have is just DES and hookers.

Ballin did a job. Way too much defence, pass to forwards and never ever even think of going for a run.

Clearly DES released Damien Cook because that bloke broke the rules and liked to run.

Michael Lichea was turned into another Ballin clone.

We are all kidding ourselves if we think Croker isnt DES's golden haired boy, when it comes to hooker.
 

Ron E. Gibbs

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he was a million a year player. Maybe they'd pay 250k if we paid $650k. Presuming he'd take a cut.
Crichton is a great player and I'd be happy to see him in maroon and white, but the chances of it happening are slim to none. Just have to come to terms with the fact that we're not an option for players because we're simply not in the market.
 

pjayz

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The problem we have is just DES and hookers.

Ballin did a job. Way too much defence, pass to forwards and never ever even think of going for a run.

Clearly DES released Damien Cook because that bloke broke the rules and liked to run.

Michael Lichea was turned into another Ballin clone.

We are all kidding ourselves if we think Croker isnt DES's golden haired boy, when it comes to hooker.
There is merit to what you say here. Letting Cook go showed very little foresight and is concerning. I distinctly remember Lichea being congratulated on the form of his last three games in Des’ last year and how he turned his form around and was running. His response was that he decided to ignore what he was told to do and play his own game and it had been great to do so. Very interesting.
 

Mataiforerver

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Zac Saddler the other missing man may be the hope of the side ..
Saddler, Sione Fainu, Titmuss, we dont need a prop signing.

One of these guys will / needs to step up. They will, we're a development club, not the Chooks - we grow great players because we have to.

Saddler could become a beast. Fainu will be starting in 2-3 years.
 

The better Robbo

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Saddler, Sione Fainu, Titmuss, we dont need a prop signing.

One of these guys will / needs to step up. They will, we're a development club, not the Chooks - we grow great players because we have to.

Saddler could become a beast. Fainu will be starting in 2-3 years.
Tuitivake aswell. It would be nice for one or 2 of these guys to burst on the scene. It's been a while since we had a guy just carve up out of the blue. Someone like a wolfman who was just a pleasant surprise and unexpected
 

Woodsie

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Saddler, Sione Fainu, Titmuss, we dont need a prop signing.

One of these guys will / needs to step up. They will, we're a development club, not the Chooks - we grow great players because we have to.

Saddler could become a beast. Fainu will be starting in 2-3 years.
Yeah .. would love to know how the club (Dessie) views Saddler ... looks big, mean, mobile and aggressive enough to thrive in the modern game ... if he has the skill and attitude ...
 

Shoe1

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I'm not saying this is going to happen .. but if there is an off-season atrocity with one of our players then we will have another spot to fill.

UNlikely but you never know what is around the corner.
 

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