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Half Solutions for 2016

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ramrod, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

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    History repeats. When Hodko was bought by dogs in 2010, fans were crying about next season. De$ was forced to use the halfback nobody wanted in Chez and suddenly he's a superstar in 2011. We can do it again. We will succeed with the 4 Half coaches at our disposal (Toovey, Johns, Georgallis, Penna).

    So we didn't get Elgey and those other two are leaving us because "they are doing it for their families" *cough* bull *cough*. Time to think of alternatives.

    Surely, there are enough young kids out in our own backyard to develop into first graders... or ones being discarded by Dontmatta because they are too busy buying our juniors.

    How about Manly's young Riley Travers? He was part of the "NSW Origin Pathways".
    and Will Pearsall? :think: Anyone seen them play? Any potential there?

    If there are no halves available, as a temp measure, think outside the square and mould another player into one. :nod: Hodges can be a temp solution for one of those spots. Maybe even Wolfy now that he has learnt how to kick. He seems like a very adaptable dude. :rock: And he doesn't cost that much. The rest of the money can be used for re-building for the future.

    I have the Manly faith that we can get back to the top again and soon.
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    • JenEagle

      JenEagle Well-Known Member

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      Maybe we should up our offer to Cameron Mcinnes. Riley Travers sounds very promising but is he ready yet?
       
    • Mark from Brisbane

      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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      Don't you worry , our 5 star CEO and owner have everything under control.

      Zorba is making a comeback!!
       
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      • sheridanstand78

        sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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        Riley Travers and Will Pearsall are forming a nice combination in the 20s team and in 2 years and by 2016/17 they will be ready.

        Do we do as the Tigers did and promote 2 young halves and blood them? They are reaping the benefits of that and it is something we should consider and that would allow us to get in the quality we need in other areas of the team.
         
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        • Beer buzzard

          Beer buzzard Only tipsy on gamedays 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          There ware plenty of young halves out there. They will come for an opportunity. In the mean time, we should concentrate in other areas( like defence)and slightly change the game plan to compensate for young halves.
           
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          • Sheikheagle

            Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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            Hodges and Wolfy wtf. I want some of what your smoking!
             
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            • SeaEagle21

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              I'm still just going to wait it out and see how it pans out. No need to panic just yet. Even the rd 13 deadline is only time for anyone already signed to backflip. We could still be waiting until August/Sept before any announcements are made in regards to Halves.

              Bottom line is can't control or do anything about it so no point getting worked up over it. Most importantly lets focus on the current season :)
               
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              • SeaEagleRock8

                SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                I can't believe how worked up everyone is about 2016.
                2019 is the season that most concerns me as I don't think we have a single player signed.
                 
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                • Red Pill

                  Red Pill Optimist & Troll Inquisitor

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                  Ashley Taylor. Playing half in the junior Kangaroos
                   
                • ManlyMatt

                  ManlyMatt Well-Known Member

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                  Maybe sign one of the english options like Carney on a one year contract. Pair them with Lyon or Gutherson and reward them with an extension if they perform. If not they've kept the seat warm for the under 20's halves.
                   
                • Ramrod

                  Ramrod Well-Known Member

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                  Look, if T-Rex can play in the halves, almost ...anyone can.
                  It's not rocket science.
                  Tackle, Run the ball, Dummy, Step, Pass the ball at an opportune time, Kick on the fifth or earlier if there's no fullback... Hell I've played footy before and it's not mentally hard. Just didn't have the super fitness and the extra physical edge for first grade. :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke: :smoke:
                   
                • BOZO

                  BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  Zorba is making a come back and he is taking your mate Leary's place :)
                   
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                  • Mavin

                    Mavin Well-Known Member

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                    I love your positivity but wolfy? he won't even be re signed let alone anywhere near a halfback.
                     
                  • Mavin

                    Mavin Well-Known Member

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                    Short sighted planing is what's got us into this mess. So yes this season is important but we need to be looking forward to 16,17,18
                     
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                    • Ramrod

                      Ramrod Well-Known Member

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                      I was thinking we might be desperate. LOL.
                      The way he played last week, he added stability and experience to the team where we were lacking in previous weeks.
                      Anyway, who knows. :wondering:
                       
                    • Mavin

                      Mavin Well-Known Member

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                      Be great if the broncos would release him he has another 2 years under contract.
                       
                    • Beer buzzard

                      Beer buzzard Only tipsy on gamedays 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                      let me take notes. #1.Tackle? (rules out sandow and lg).
                       
                    • Mavin

                      Mavin Well-Known Member

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                      It's looking like Riley Travers as half and the experience of Lyon at 5/8 is our best bet at this stage.
                       
                    • StuBoot

                      StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                      We don't want half solutions, we want full solutions!

                      By the way, whatever happened with Michael Stig?
                      I was so hoping he'd make it, think of the chants and the banners "Give it to The Stig"
                       
                    • Ramrod

                      Ramrod Well-Known Member

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                      Anyone seen Nicholas Hynes play too?
                      Another 5/8 in Holden Cup.

                       

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