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DCE to sharks?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by c eagle, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    I'm over it like all the rest, but I've heard a whisper today DCE to announce this week he's off to the sharks..... Hope im hearing wrong.....
     
  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Mate of mine spoke to him yesterday ( or claimed he has) reckons he's gone to the Sharks.
     
  3. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    Oh well at least it will be sorted soon, lets hope we can keep foran then..... Tbh I didn't think we could keep both.... But who knows he hasn't announced anything yet.
     
  4. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    he went there for a 'tour' and lunch after training today.
    Damien Keogh (? spelling) said to media hounds after he thinks he'll stay at manly but reckons sharks are now second favourites. Watch the news run rampant with footage of him there today, tonight.
     
  5. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    The trouble between DCE,Foran and Tooves must have been insurmountable (despite the new CEO's efforts) if this is true.The Titans were telling everyone they basically had him till the drugs saga and now he is supposedly off to the sharks, making us a poor third.

    I could sort of understand a Qld lad going to the coast but the Sharks??? Tough to believe but who knows.Maybe the rift is that deep.

    Manly stick by there own and if we lose these guys we don't need to throw a Manly great under a bus!
     
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    • Mark from Brisbane

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      Foran to the Eels, Cherry to the Sharks, boy there's going to be some spare cash hanging around.
       
    • Mark from Brisbane

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      My mate suggested to me that Barba being there is a big attraction .
       
    • The Eagle Has Landed

      The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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      If he does go to the Sharks he won't win another Premiership.
      The trophy cabinet at The Sharks is bare.
       
    • The Eagle Has Landed

      The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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      Mark is this all speculation?
       
    • Mark from Brisbane

      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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      Yep, I should have inserted IF.
       
    • The Eagle Has Landed

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      Your giving me a heart attack here lol
       
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      • Snake

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        As much as I would love both of them to stay, I really don't think we desperately need to keep both to be successful. Halves are useless if your pack is getting beaten, which is what seems to be happening at Manly of late.

        Souths won a premiership with Reynolds and Keary, and the Bulldogs made it to the big dance with Reynolds and Hodkinson; both sets of which could be deemed inferior to the DCE/Foran combination.

        The game is changing, and good halves will always be valuable, but a monster pack seems to be more important in the modern game. If we can keep one of our halves, and give a young guy like Rudolph a run, we can spend some money on a decent prop and a decent ball playing back rower. Who knows, the balance might just be better than what we could have if both our halves chew up a large portion of the cap.

        Just a thought.
         
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        • The Who

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          Where are the Sharks getting all this supposed money from? They are broke. The residential development on their land will not get them out of the hole.
           
        • Loobs

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          Monday is their day off. Toovey gave him his blessing to go to the Goldy last week. This does kind of reek of Orr trying to wring a few more dollars from someone.

          But let's all stop for a moment and think of DCE - Sharks are offering 2.5M apparently, so this whole Titans drama has cost him 500K, although isn't our offer 3+?
           
        • MightyEagles

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          Orr said he will meet with one more club tomorrow and then make a decision by the end of the week. The end of the week is our season launch so will the announcement come then?
           
        • lsz

          lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Why does anyone think the player would tell anyone outside of his wife / partner or manager?
           
        • Mavin

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          Has 2 be some sort of problem at the club for us 2 be having such a problem re signing these 2 players. I just don't think it's cash and the spotlight will start 2 fall on the relationship or lack of 1 between players and the coach.
           
        • Cliffymagic

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          With all these million dollar per season bids goin on. Its amazing the rabbits got renyolds for 500 k. Grandfinal winning halfback with one of the best kicking games in the league.
           
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          • Loobs

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            The only squads with a half coming off contract are Parra and the Dogs, so I'd imagine this comes down to us and the Sharks.

            They talk up him and Barba being besties but aren't him and Buhrer close too? Plus they've punted his arch nemesis as an act of good faith/house cleaning? This is all getting a bit high school for mine...
             
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            • Supernintendo Chalmers

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              Toovs has actually sent both blokes on a mission around the NRL, they're gathering up everyone's game plans, strategies and 5 year plans on these visits then coming back to HQ to drop them off in the top secret bunker over beer, skittles and evil laughs.
               
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