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James Roberts

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by double hoops, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We seem to be buying up big. We don't seem to worried about off field issues, its on field that matters. The sharks are going hard for him. Since it appears more and more likely Hiku won't be on the wing. Should we making a few enquiries. What is the concensus out there?
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Flakey like Idris :thumbsdown:

    He wants to stay at the GC by all reports
     
  3. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    That's my posting name you've got there.
     
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    • wombatgc

      wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      I know we lost a heap of players, but I'm thinking we must be close to the cap....or has Zorba given that the arse as well?
      (That's a no on Roberts btw...)
       
    • Moondog

      Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Not with Mundine pulling the strings.
       
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      • wombatgc

        wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        I knew there was a really good reason to dodge him.....
         
      • Snake

        Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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        no way he would fit under the cap...he could get really good money at a desperate ****ty club like the Tigers or Canberra. I really think he should be playing fullback...he could model his game on GI and be lethal with the speed and strength he possesses.
         
      • double hoops

        double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        @Dan there needs to be an investigation into this!
         
      • lsz

        lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        If an off contracted player is not mentioned in the media as being associated with us are they actually off contract?
         
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        • double hoops

          double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Just read the rag. I wonder what Baz was ringing him for?
           
        • Lord Eagleton

          Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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          Its a bit strange. The only conclusion i can draw is that they knew very well he would walk after receiving that new offer (and were ok with that). He obviously wanted extra cash, not a car. It seems like they deliberately gave an inferior offer to instigate him leaving. Neil Henry is no mug, if he wanted him he would have made it happen. Perhaps they view Lafai or Hiku as a better squad member / better value than Roberts...i think im on to something there..
           
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          • Loobs

            Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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            We could always get him by offering the Titans Matai. They were one of the clubs interested in him last year but not sure Neil Henry would be taking our calls right now.
             
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            • bones

              bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              Would we have to upgrade and extend his contract with Manly first, before offering him to the Titans?
               
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              • MadMarcus

                MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                Naturally.
                 
              • Loobs

                Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                Not saying it's the right or wrong move - just saying this seems to be how they are thinking these days.
                 
              • Simonmyers11

                Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

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                James has requested a release over that contract saga.
                 
              • Lord Eagleton

                Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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                He doesn't need to request a release. His contract was null and void to begin with, hence why he's on the open market now
                 
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                • The Who

                  The Who Well-Known Member

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                  Roberts is an excitement machine and, for me, much more Manly-worthy than that Rabbit we are apparently chasing.
                  However, I fear Roberts will go to one of the glamour clubs with those rubber caps, such as Easts.
                   
                • sheridanstand78

                  sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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                  We have no room for James Roberts, he is a prodigious talent and if Mundane is running his show some mug club will pay overs.

                  What the hell are the Titans doing? How on earth can a player contract which is such a confidential document have a forged signature?

                  Last June we saw an unprecedented campaign by the Queensland news limited media, actually a hate campaign against DCE for back flipping on the contract he signed with them. The silence has been defeaning that just maybe the Titans are a bunch of incompetent idiots for allowing this to happen! Hang on aren't the NRL running the show up there? Nuff said!
                   
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                  • Chip and Chase

                    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                    There's a lot of upside to James Roberts, but there is also a big potential downside. Just because he managed to get through one season without drama doesn't mean he is reformed. Talented player for sure but I'd be wanting to do my due diligence especially if Mundane is involved, that has flashing lights all over it.
                     
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