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Ben Barba

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rynostradamus, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Rynostradamus

    Rynostradamus Active Member

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    Hi all. Here is a left field 5/8 option I havent heard discussed. What about DCE's great mate Ben Barba. We all know mateship is what makes a great side and players realise their full potential. Given the club recruited Myles on this basis why not Barba. Just read the sharks have serious cap pressure and maybe there is a chance they would pay part of his salary next year given he is on the nose. At his best he has been devestating and I think DCE and his family may be the stabilising influence he needs to become an even better player. Thoughts?
     
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    • sheridanstand78

      sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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      His recent form with the guppies has been really good, I would doubt they would release him and he is on about 800K a year which we really cant afford.
       
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      • SeaEagleRock8

        SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        He's been the biggest flop in the NRL for the last 3 years, bar none.
        (So sure, why not?)
         
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        • Rynostradamus

          Rynostradamus Active Member

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          Well we get to see him this Sunday. I think he would take unders to come to our club and given they have signed Maloney and Townsend where do they see his future? No doubt he has been a flop so that should also decrease his market value and put him in the 400-500k range. Rather than Forlorn we could sign him plus Shaun Lane on 400k which would blow the dogs out of the water to retain him. Size and speed that is the crux of the game.
           
        • EagleFromMay1967

          EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

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          You mean the 325 ~ 375 k range! He cant tackle, and in a foot race Killer would lap him . . .
           
        • Rynostradamus

          Rynostradamus Active Member

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          You talking Lane or Barba. Barba is a flyer mate ;)
           
        • Andrew..

          Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Having lost Foran and assuming less minutes for Ballin with the inclusion of Koroisau, I'd like to see us sign a 5/8 who is a little more rugged than Barba. I don't know where we'd find him but I see someone like Blake Austin as the perfect fit for us. If no one like that is available at present I'd hope we promote from within and bide our time.
           
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          • HappilyManly

            HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Barba is crazier than Foran, and he is not a 5/8. Barba makes Hasson look like a tackling machine :mad:

            Also do not confuse value with contract amount - Barba will be on 800k for another 2 years, even sitting on NSW Cup.

            Manly have a plethora of fullbacks, one position that we can cover with Snake, Hiku, Gutho, Turbo. @:cool:
             
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            • the mauler

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              He's the biggest flop since Hindmarsh retired. No thanks
               
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              • Rynostradamus

                Rynostradamus Active Member

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                Look at Milford at broncos. They are cut from the same cloth. Didnt he win a dally m...
                 
              • SeaEagleRock8

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                What on earth are you talking about?
                 
              • MissKate

                MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                No thanks, think of the female fans
                 
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                • Loobs

                  Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                  Barba is a piece of human trash. No.
                   
                • EagleFromMay1967

                  EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

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                  and the children ! o_O
                   
                • Killer03

                  Killer03 Well-Known Member

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                  To quote mike from the young ones 'I don't want to sound negative but no!'
                   
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                  • Moondog

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                    And the p**sheads.
                     
                  • Killer03

                    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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                    Is that Chad Townsend the Sharks have signed? I hadn't heard that. He's quite underrated.
                     
                  • BOZO

                    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    He cant fly without wings mate . Go the mighty Sea eagles !!!
                     
                  • Jerry1

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                    I just don't like the guy. You can place him in a box with players like sandow and soward. Good players but zero likability factor.
                     
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                    • HoldenV8

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                      Ben Barba.......a flash in the pan who had one good season followed by 3 mediocre ones.

                      No thanks.

                      If he was worth keeping he would still be at Belmore or even Brisbane.
                       

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