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Eels chasing Buhrer

Discussion in 'News' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Feb 25, 2014.

By Berkeley_Eagle on Feb 25, 2014 at 9:08 PM
  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    Parramatta are preparing a lucrative deal for Jamie Buhrer in the hope of luring the former NSW utility back to the club.

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Discussion in 'News' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Feb 25, 2014.

    1. mickqld

      mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,250 /109
      He must be over having to play in September all the time. Didn't he already escape from that pit of mediocrity.
    2. joeboy

      joeboy Well-Known Member

      +617 /29
      While I don't give much weight to paper talk, I hope brad Arthur doesn't target
      our players just coz he used to work with the club.. We let him go from a contract with our blessing as a head coach position came up.. He shouldn't throw that in our face by going after our squad.
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      • Moondog

        Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +5,271 /51
        Parramatta is a black hole. Good players are sucked into it and are never heard from again......run Jamie, run for your life...
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        • Jethro

          Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +2,307 /13
          Parramatta are preparing a lucrative deal for Jamie Buhrer in the hope of luring the former NSW utility back to the club.

          The Eels have recruited aggressively in the off-season by adding[​IMG] Will Hopoate, Corey Norman, Nathan Peats, Lee Mossop and Justin Hunt to a roster that finished with the wooden spoon last year. However, there is still much rebuilding to be done and officials believe Buhrer would be a handy acquisition.

          Buhrer has played 83 NRL games and earned City and NSW Origin jerseys, albeit for just a handful of minutes, since making the switch to Manly in 2010. However, he would never have defected if the Eels had shown more faith in him.

          The Patrician Brothers Blacktown product's goal was to nail a spot at the Eels and he would have signed for a nominal fee. However, the club was not prepared to commit to him, adding to a long line of juniors who have flourished elsewhere.

          Buhrer, who can play in the back row, halves or as hooker, is off contract at the end of the season. He has spoken about his desire to see out his career at Brookvale, but it is unclear if the Sea Eagles can keep him given they have other stars coming off contract and little room under the salary cap.

          Meanwhile, there is a push to introduce constitutional changes at the annual general meeting on March 17, which would affect the running of the Eels. An item on the agenda reads: ''That the board of the Parramatta District Rugby League Club Limited take all practicable steps to facilitate a return of the Parramatta District Rugby League Club Limited of the ownership of, and the responsibility for, all the rugby league football teams currently owned by, or administered by, the Parramatta National Rugby League Pty Ltd.''

          In essence, it would more clearly separate the responsibilities between directors charged with overseeing the leagues club and those running the Eels.

          Adrian Proszenko

        • Brissie Kid

          Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

          +1,177 /19
          Stick the NRL salary cap in a bin. Destroys teams and club culture. Just wrong.
        • Ceagle

          Ceagle Well-Known Member

          +252 /4
          If they want to overpay for Buhrer so be it
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          • Chip and Chase

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

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            If I'm being honest he hasn't come on quite as much as I had hoped he would over the last couple of seasons. Sure he made Origin 2 years ago, but that was probably a left field selection and he hasn't been back since. Horo and T-Red probably had more impact then JB did last year. This year has to be his break out year, he needs to show a bit more and with greater consistency. I know game time is an issue with Ballin, Choc and Gift being genuine 80 minute players it doesn't give him a lot of exposure.

            But with Gifty on the back end of his career, JB is perfectly placed to slot in at 13 when he goes, but at the moment he needs to be offering a little more to fill those shoes.

            Maybe he is suffering from utility syndrome, one of those players who can cover lots of spots but don't cement one of their own.
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            • bob dylan

              bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Brad Arthur wont be the coach by the time Buhrer or any other player he signs for 2015.

              Is coaches graveyard.
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              • wedgetail eagle

                wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

                +2,152 /11
                Will Darcy Lussick get a run with the Eels 1st grade?
              • Oliver

                Oliver Active Member

                +143 /4

                Apparently he's targeting Watmough and the newly contracted James Hasson.
              • mickqld

                mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Darcy ruined a very promising career by going there. If he'd of stuck it out at Manly he could've been a top prop in a premiership contender instead of an ok prop in a dud team.
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                • SeaEagleRock8

                  SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                  +10,554 /215
                  Swap him for Fui.
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                  • Eagle1963

                    Eagle1963 Member

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                    I'd love to get Darcy back in a Manly frozen in 2015. I'm sure he is off contract end of year
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                    • Big Bird

                      Big Bird Member

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                      Let them have him. He is too small for a modern day back rower and doesn't use it to his advantage in any way. He rarely hits the line with his God given speed (maybe he's scared), when he does he usually gets put into orbit by his counterparts. He just isn't going to break a Sims, Burgess or Teo tackle for example. Other players without bulk can fill the utility role, Hiku, Chee Kam to name a couple, who would otherwise be wasted in NSW Cup could do at least the same job. Buhrer has also demonstrated an inability to think on his feet and often misses opportunities that really need to be taken by a quality first grade player. His selection in the Blues team (when he can't make Manly's first 13) still causes disbelief and slight embarrassment. He showed promise early on but it hasn't gone anywhere since. Unless he is put into a gap he isn't going to make anything happen with ball in hand as any of the other Manly players (excluding front rowers) can and frequently do. I'm also a little bit tired of yelling at him to get off the tackled player when the defensive line is already set before he gives away another needless penalty. Use the money to hang on to DCE and Jamie Lyon.
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                      • Eagle Rock

                        Eagle Rock Active Member

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                        The final straw for Darcy was not getting picked for the Grand Final. I can't see him ever coming back to Manly and he is getting a better pay packet as well. He has been not happy at Parra but things might change under Arthur.
                      • globaleagle

                        globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                        +13,349 /117
                        They can chase him, but they won't catch him. He's as slippery as a....er, as a...um as slippery as some kind of very slippery animaly thing.

                        Also, the report says...."The Eels have recruited aggressively in the off-season by adding Will Hopoate...."

                        That shows great insight of the facts. Will signed back in 2011, and Parra have basically been on an off season since then!
                      • master blaster

                        master blaster Well-Known Member

                        +859 /5
                        chasing Choc,he bleeds maroon and white,cant see him ever leaving Manly
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                        • HappilyManly

                          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                          +19,029 /367
                          Good luck to Buhrer, I really feel that he has plateaued :angel:
                          With a new family, he can make the money, like Darcy is and get an early mark each Season.

                          Hasson is a keeper, and he has just extended for two more years so end of 2016 is the earliest that the Eels could contract him.:cool:
                          Happy to have extended the contract with manly #greatteam #greatclub @manlyseaeagles

                          Choc has another 2 years left, by then he will be an old man and who knows if he would still be at Manly First Grade level.
                        • Berkeley_Eagle

                          Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

                          +2,125 /14
                          Ok question
                          How much $ is Buhrer worth ?

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