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Crowe's comments.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Remember when Joe G was signed by the wabbitts in a major coup, according to Russell Crowe. Crowe told him to give up rugby league and become a preacher because you not up to NRL standards.

    Joe played park footy for most of the time when with souffs, he kicked on when he joined parramatta but was discarded by them even though he was in great form.

    How good is Des and the coaching stafff to pick up players like joe, Bryant and Hall, who were deemed to be park footballers by other clubs.
     
  2. quinny

    quinny Member

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    I was thinking about that today-they were filthy on Joe
    Has been "born again" here at Manly and playing well above what we bought him for. Form is fantastic
     
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Rusty must be saying "Oh God" every time Joe plays. He has been a Revelation; perhaps even a Second Coming.
     
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    In fairness he played in the Eels push to the grand final after leaving the bunnies so it's not as though we plucked him out of the park. Eels obviously didn't rate him a priority though.
     
  5. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    Crowe is a saviour in keeping Suffs above water, but he should stay out of coaching the team. I remember Mad Dog Macdougall was saying that Russ was instructing him how to run lines in attack, lol.

    Or the disrespectful showboating about signing Wing mid season from the Rooters.

    Joe has always been destructive. Look at him at Penrith and helping get Parra to the GF. We the team is on a roll Joe G is so hard to stop!
     
  6. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Might be where the expression eating "Rusty
    " came from :)
     
  7. Simmo

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    I think Parra would have liked to keep him, but he was a victim of their Salary Cap and having to top up the Hayne train and Daniel Mortimer.

    Given he is still living out west and on minimum money with us, I am surprised Gus Gould hasn't tried to lure him back to Penrith with a slightly better deal. Would still be cheap for the Panthers and just what they need, especially with Petero leaving.

    I don't want to lose Joe, but would be happy to see him pick up a better deal for his family in his final few seasons.
     
  8. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I did say that he kicked on with the eels and was playing great, but they discarded him and kevin kingston who were the most consistant players.

    Obviously the eels wanted players like carl webb lol
     
  9. Cameron

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    Joe is sooo nood
     
  10. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    gee didn't that Mortimer kid hit the wilderness as quick as he rose to to first grade!
     
  11. Chip and Chase

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

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    Go, Russell. Go !
     
  12. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    He is a no nonsense footballer, very very handy to have.
     
  13. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    In fairness to Rusty. Joe has needed us to bring that sort of form out of him. Also his comments regarding becoming a preacher weren't of a derogatory nature, he generally believed he would do well as a mentor for people in that capacity.
     
  14. Dan

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    It just goes to show how good of a judge of footballers skills Crowe is
     
  15. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Sam Burgess is terrible :p
     
  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    It all came down to the fact that Galuvao was signed on a deal worth over 400k a season, that is why the were so keen to offload him
     
  17. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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  18. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    And I hope Joe saved a few of those pennies, and not give it all to the Church, because on the cash Manly are giving him he is going to need all of that 400k to plan out his future.
     
  19. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Crowe did it for one purpose and it was to free up their salary cap, he told Joe to give up footy and become a preacher.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/galuvao-told-quit-for-god/story-e6frexqr-1111113783162
     

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