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Christian Inu to be shown the door

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    NOW Daniel Mortimer is locked up until the end of 2012, the Eels will pull out all stops to try and secure the signatures of Feleti Mateo and Kris Keating - but Krisnan Inu will be shown the door.
    Questions were immediately raised yesterday about the remaining Parramatta players off contract now Mortimer's $500,000 two-year deal - along with the re-signings of Jarryd Hayne, Luke Burt and Fuifui Moimoi - had all taken a huge chunk out of the salary cap.

    It seems almost impossible for Parramatta to keep their full roster intact and stay under the cap. The Daily Telegraph understands that releasing Inu will be one way to ease the headache.

    Officials have already started talks with Mateo and Keating, but nothing will be finalised before Friday's NRL opener against the Dragons.

    Eels chief executive Paul Osborne last night said the club was keen to retain all three players, despite growing interest from rival clubs.

    "This is a good deal for Daniel, but not a super deal financially, [after all] he's only played 18 games," Osborne said. "Obviously some other blokes can earn more money elsewhere, but it's a case of how much more. We're ready to talk to the guys we want to keep and we'll be speaking with Feleti and the two Krises."

    Coach Daniel Anderson was delighted Mortimer's deal had been completed before the season kick-off, but also aware other deals were "bubbling along at their own pace".

    Anderson refused to say if Keating or Jeff Robson would start at No. 7 on Friday. Mateo is one of the game's most exciting players when firing, while Keating has impressed all the right people during the pre-season after an injury-plagued 2009. Inu, along with Mateo, has attracted interest from the Bulldogs.

    As for Mortimer, the 20-year-old signed a new two-year extension with an option for a third year.

    After spending the weekend in Wagga, Mortimer said "unfinished business" with the Eels was a big reason for staying put. Parramatta's greatest-ever No. 6, Brett Kenny, said the prized signing was top news for the Eels and Mortimer was the kind of player the club could build a side around.

    "His second season will be very important. It remains to be seen how he will get through this year, but if he goes OK there's a big future for him and he can lead the side to bigger and better things," Kenny said.

    Another club legend, Ray Price, who attended the Parramatta Town Hall announcement, said: "The dream is just starting [for Mortimer] and so is his journey.

    "Parra is in for long trip and a very successful one and I think Daniel will be a big part of it."

    Interestingly, one player disappointed by the news was Bulldogs playmaker Brett Kimmorley.

    "In the end it was probably too hard for Daniel to leave Parra, and I can understand his reasons why," Kimmorley said. "I would have loved to have seen him here because he's such a good player. 'Kevy' [coach Kevin Moore] was pushing to play another year with him."

    I would prefer to see this guy in our centres with Matai
  2. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    It'd cost us Matai to get him.
  3. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,751 /120
    I could handle that trade.

    Wasn't he headed to do his mission or something soon though?
  4. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    +1,109 /54
    Top 5 worst defensive centres in the game.
  5. Andrew..

    Andrew.. It's better to burn out, than to fade away. 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,535 /31
    Has trouble staying focused.
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Way to interested in the mirror in his back pocket.  Flash in the pan sort of player.  Sooky as well.  Not good for us. 
  7. inside pass

    inside pass Member

    +0 /0
    im with u DSM5.. your right on to mark, he will not be worth the $$$ he will b asking
  8. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,613 /80
    He's a front runner, doesn't like doing the tough stuff. Prefer Matai.
  9. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    +85 /0
    Looks like a knob when he kicks goals
  10. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member

    +638 /12
    He asked to see my door but I refused to show it to him.
  11. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,851 /102
    To be fair he is a kiwi so we are half a chance.....
  12. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +305 /2
    Agree 100%

    And i'm not sure if it was the whole year, but the last few weeks he had what could only be described as a shtstain in his hair.  Just this one tiny patch at the front of light brown.  I'd rather keep Matai
  13. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,577 /215
    Inu had a very ordinary year in 2009. I don't know why. But previous to that he showed himself to have a lot of talent, including as a goalkicker.
  14. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,894 /65
    LOL, thank god Des doesn't pick the side on what people do with their hair and look like kicking goals !!

    At the right price, good pick up, but would prefer Matai
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    I'd take Inu over Matai, particularly think this every time Matai clutches his shoulder or neck.
  16. jamesie

    jamesie Active Member

    +30 /0
    I'll give Matai 10 minutes on Monday night to do this
  17. DailyTerrorgraphHater

    DailyTerrorgraphHater Member

    +0 /0
    guy guys guys
    that is just a trick Matai does to go under the radar. he is as hard as nails.
  18. larry tate II

    larry tate II Member

    +5 /0
    If Matai has to go I reckon Mateo would be worth having a lash at.
  19. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,476 /8
    I actually enjoy watching the bloke smile while preparing to kick. Not sure why buts its entertaining.

    But Matai just loves to play footy & has no penchant for relieving the PNG locals of their heathen ways, so in that way he is more reliable & much more maroon & white.
  20. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    I just watched some early minutes of the disastrous first week final against the Storm. The only person I saw making real metres was Matai.

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