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4 spots to fill .. updated ?

Woodsie

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We have lost AFB, Waddell, Thommo, Levi, Elliott, T=Rex, Metcalf and Hoppa is unsigned .. so 8 from last year out ... should leave 8 spots to fill ..

Known ins so far are Davey, Foran, Burbo and Miski ... so that leaves 4 spots still open ..

Happy days .... There is hope for a couple of good signings yet ..

Okay, only guessing amounts from rumour, media and gut .. but

AFB ..$800k
Waddell .. $200k
Thommo .. $350k
Levi .. $300k
Elliot .. $200k
T-Rex .. $150k
Metcalf .. $100k
Hoppa .. $100k .... thats a total of approx $2,200, 000 credit

In
Foran .. $300k
Davey .. $250k
Burbo .. $100k
Miski .. $100k ... that's a total of 750, 000 spend

So we should have about $1,450,000 to spend on 4 players ...

I would hope that is two $600k players and two $125k players ...
 
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We have lost AFB, Waddell, Thommo, Levi, Elliott, T=Rex, Metcalf and Hoppa is unsigned .. so 8 from last year out ... should leave 8 spots to fill ..

Known ins so far are Davey, Foran, Burbo and Miski ... so that leaves 4 spots still open ..

Happy days .... There is hope for a couple of good signings yet ..

Okay, only guessing amounts from rumour, media and gut .. but

AFB ..$800k
Waddell .. $200k
Thommo .. $350k
Levi .. $300k
Elliot .. $200k
T-Rex .. $150k
Metcalf .. $100k
Hoppa .. $100k .... thats a total of approx $2,200, 000 credit

In
Foran .. $300k
Davey .. $250k
Burbo .. $100k
Miski .. $100k ... that's a total of 750, 000 spend

So we should have about $1,450,000 to spend on 4 players ...

I would hope that is two $600k players and two $125k players ...
Saab and Garner likely 2 of them so maybe only 2 spots to fill. Aren't we also looking at that young eels hooker Schneider? Maybe as little as 1 spot to fill, but still unknown about Hoppa too.
Smokin Joe seems to rate that Tuitivake so could be an option and also Saddler, what's he doing? Any news on him.


I reckon Saab, Garner, Schneider and Tuitivake/Saddler would about complete us.... If not these players then a "like for like" type. I wouldn't expect much more
 

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Saab and Garner likely 2 of them so maybe only 2 spots to fill. Aren't we also looking at that young eels hooker Schneider? Maybe as little as 1 spot to fill, but still unknown about Hoppa too

How do those players fit into the money we should have available ?? ... neither should break the bank ..surely we have enough for another bigger signing ?
 

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We have lost AFB, Waddell, Thommo, Levi, Elliott, T=Rex, Metcalf and Hoppa is unsigned .. so 8 from last year out ... should leave 8 spots to fill ..

Known ins so far are Davey, Foran, Burbo and Miski ... so that leaves 4 spots still open ..

Happy days .... There is hope for a couple of good signings yet ..

Okay, only guessing amounts from rumour, media and gut .. but

AFB ..$800k
Waddell .. $200k
Thommo .. $350k
Levi .. $300k
Elliot .. $200k
T-Rex .. $150k
Metcalf .. $100k
Hoppa .. $100k .... thats a total of approx $2,200, 000 credit

In
Foran .. $300k
Davey .. $250k
Burbo .. $100k
Miski .. $100k ... that's a total of 750, 000 spend

So we should have about $1,450,000 to spend on 4 players ...

I would hope that is two $600k players and two $125k players ...
Don't forget the upgrade to Jake and Tom's salary
 

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We have lost AFB, Waddell, Thommo, Levi, Elliott, T=Rex, Metcalf and Hoppa is unsigned .. so 8 from last year out ... should leave 8 spots to fill ..

Known ins so far are Davey, Foran, Burbo and Miski ... so that leaves 4 spots still open ..

Happy days .... There is hope for a couple of good signings yet ..

Okay, only guessing amounts from rumour, media and gut .. but

AFB ..$800k
Waddell .. $200k
Thommo .. $350k
Levi .. $300k
Elliot .. $200k
T-Rex .. $150k
Metcalf .. $100k
Hoppa .. $100k .... thats a total of approx $2,200, 000 credit

In
Foran .. $300k
Davey .. $250k
Burbo .. $100k
Miski .. $100k ... that's a total of 750, 000 spend

So we should have about $1,450,000 to spend on 4 players ...

I would hope that is two $600k players and two $125k players ...
AFB was on a slightly backended contract, next year he was supposed to be getting around $850k, but this year he was on around 600k, we would have had to do some serious juggling of figures to have him stay with us next year, that is why the club happily accommodated his release.
Levi was on $350k this year but Newcastle were paying around 200k, so only saving around 150K, no way we were going to pay Levi anything close to what he was previously getting
 

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Can't help but feel we will need an actual #9 as well... Sure we have Cust, Foran or Croker to choose from but I just don't see it.

Yeah, it gives me a tingling feeling in my nuts as well ... even if and when Fainu gets back on the paddock ... one injury and we are back to part timers filling in ...
 

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We have lost AFB, Waddell, Thommo, Levi, Elliott, T=Rex, Metcalf and Hoppa is unsigned .. so 8 from last year out ... should leave 8 spots to fill ..

Known ins so far are Davey, Foran, Burbo and Miski ... so that leaves 4 spots still open ..

Happy days .... There is hope for a couple of good signings yet ..

Okay, only guessing amounts from rumour, media and gut .. but

AFB ..$800k
Waddell .. $200k
Thommo .. $350k
Levi .. $300k
Elliot .. $200k
T-Rex .. $150k
Metcalf .. $100k
Hoppa .. $100k .... thats a total of approx $2,200, 000 credit

In
Foran .. $300k
Davey .. $250k
Burbo .. $100k
Miski .. $100k ... that's a total of 750, 000 spend

So we should have about $1,450,000 to spend on 4 players ...

I would hope that is two $600k players and two $125k players ...
Foran's won't be incl in cap methinks
 

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I think we have space for a like-for-like contract for
Thommo (Garner) &
AFB (Sitili* fingers crossed)

Foz salary will be outside of cap due to nrl comp for Fainu's stand-down,

Davey on Waddells salary,

Saab either for Garrick or transfer fee (space from Levi, Elliott, Trex, Croker - left over for Schneider)

Turbos upgrades from increased cap now sanctions have been lifted...

This should be ball-park... but 1st Nov will be interesting as the club may be looking to 2022 instead (on our side, guys like Walker will be off contract too- could be massive movements)
 

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Keegan Hipgrave just strikes me as being a very DES Hasler coached footballer. Certainly not a like for like replacement for AFB. Instead Line speed, fleet of foot, tough as nail. A lot depends on where and how one plays Jake and Keppie. But he would certainly bring a bit of mongrel to our pretty boy pack.
 

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Keegan Hipgrave just strikes me as being a very DES Hasler coached footballer. Certainly not a like for like replacement for AFB. Instead Line speed, fleet of foot, tough as nail. A lot depends on where and how one plays Jake and Keppie. But he would certainly bring a bit of mongrel to our pretty boy pack.
Id rather garner.. i dont remember old moustache boy hitting holes and running over people for tries. He is a goer but we have jetski who i believe will be back to his best in 2021 and if you remember he had lots of mongrel in him before he badly injured his back. Plus big Olakau'atu.. we need a prop. Hetherington would of been nice loads of mongrel in him.. alas zoolander strikes again! We need a winger a prop and a hooker
 

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We have lost AFB, Waddell, Thommo, Levi, Elliott, T=Rex, Metcalf and Hoppa is unsigned .. so 8 from last year out ... should leave 8 spots to fill ..

Known ins so far are Davey, Foran, Burbo and Miski ... so that leaves 4 spots still open ..

Happy days .... There is hope for a couple of good signings yet ..

Okay, only guessing amounts from rumour, media and gut .. but

AFB ..$800k
Waddell .. $200k
Thommo .. $350k
Levi .. $300k
Elliot .. $200k
T-Rex .. $150k
Metcalf .. $100k
Hoppa .. $100k .... thats a total of approx $2,200, 000 credit

In
Foran .. $300k
Davey .. $250k
Burbo .. $100k
Miski .. $100k ... that's a total of 750, 000 spend

So we should have about $1,450,000 to spend on 4 players ...

I would hope that is two $600k players and two $125k players ...
Hello Woodsie, we need a prop a winger a second rower and a hooker..
Saab is that winger im assuming
Someone mentioned Schneider from the eels as a hooker option
Garner might be the 2nd rower
As for prop.... not sure at all.. are there any good ones we can look at? (Fingers crossed tolman is off Desmond's radar)
 

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I read Roosters are thinking of shopping Crichton so they can fit suaali in. He'd be a good get. Perfect replacement for Thommo
 

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