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Dropping Players Who Leave?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by wizball1973, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. wizball1973

    wizball1973 Active Member

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    If Foran were to leave, should we continue to play him?

    I'd be in favour of trying Riccardi to see if he and DCE can establish a combination.

    Can't really see the point of playing someone who doesn't want to be with us.
     
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

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    If we have a shot at winning the silverware, play the best players regardless. If not, then 'trial'.
     
  3. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Toovey will always pick the best 17 players each week and foran will be in the team provided his form and injuries allow.

    Besides if he goes and is then dropped the NSW cup who will be in the crowd to boo him then :D
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Of course you play him

    Anytime you are in with a chance of making the top 8, you put your best available side on the park to try and win the comp, obviously Foran is the best 6 we have
     
  5. Dan

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

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    Such a childish petty thing to do, dropping a player because they are leaving.

    If we do lose foran, besides re-signing a few I would see if Luke Burt was looking for another club
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

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    Luke Burt is an average Slime player. He's old, stupid and a plodder.
     
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    • Dan

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

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      He is a great winger and goal kicker who can play fullback too. More than worth having in your pack. He can also play 5/8 but not that well
       
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      • Eagles2nv

        Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        I think you should still play him if he is leaving, still your best 5/8.

        At the same token, in terms of re-building, it is a great opportunity to give riccardi half a season to settle in and 're-build', then you have an 'éxpierenced' halves pairing for 2013,
         
      • The Who

        The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        With the exception of Brisbane, which will always be a top four team until the NRL dilutes their unfair advantage, clubs only have a 2-4 year ' window' to win a premiership. Realistically, 2012 is probably our last serious chance for some years, so we play our best players, regardless of where they will be next year.
         
      • Andrew..

        Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        There professional footie players... even if a player was going he'd want to win another premiership with the club.
         
      • WAMF

        WAMF Well-Known Member

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        Are you going to drop T-Rex as well (if the rumours are true)?
         
      • wizball1973

        wizball1973 Active Member

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        I would.
         
      • Damien2812

        Damien2812 Active Member

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        This is a tough question but if he was to leave I would most probably discard him to the NSW cup side and move Riccardi into 5/8!
         
      • Volley

        Volley Well-Known Member

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        It appears Luke's a quality hacker.

        Haha, sign Luke Burt. Good one.[hr]
        If you're no chance to make the 8 or get the spoon, I'd be all for it. Until that time, no way.
         
      • lsz

        lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        dce seemed to go okay without his 'experience' year when trent left
         
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        • Jono

          Jono Well-Known Member

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          If Foran goes, I'd look at getting Michael Gordon or that new Canberra 5/8 winger here
           
        • SeaEagleRock8

          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Why cut off your nose to spite your face?

          If the player is contracted for this year and we have to pay him for this year, of course we will play him this year.

          To suggest otherwise is to imply it is somehow unacceptably disloyal for the player to sign for another club next year. When the club commits to a contract for (only) one, two, three, or four years, does that mean the player must reciprocate by pledging their own loyalty forever?
           
        • Roger

          Roger Active Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Only if we have no mathematical chance of making the 8 then I would drop the players leaving and try out some of the younger ones and see how they go, worst case they get some 1st grade experience.
           
        • SeaEagleRock8

          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Yes some first grade experience playing alongside teammates who know the match result is relatively meaningless.

          Is that really the kind of experience we want our up-and-comers to get?
           
        • mickqld

          mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Riccardi is obviously not ready for firsts yet or they would have played him the last 2 weeks same reason why DCE was not played when Dogkinson was out injured.
           

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