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Manly need a centre.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by 1969, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. 1969

    1969 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying we are at panick stage yet, but while there has been a lot of talk about us signing a centre, nothing is happening.... Matai is nearl certainly retiring.

    I know I'll be shot down for this, but I do think Brayden Williame (ex hex) could developed into a reasonable quality centre. He is 6'2", a solid 90kgs, does have some speed, does score tries, is only 23, and has the island blood (Fijian)

    I remember him having a few shockers early, but thought he had some good games during our half baked charge to the semis. I'm still out on this guy, but I sense some improvement around with some more experience.
     
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    • Turbo1

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      Willaime isn't a first grade centre, he is a nsw cup centre. There is continuing talk that Beale will be coming to Manly, he would be a decent pick up IMO. He is fast, evasive something we don't have much of and can score a try. Or there is Whare if he is released because ATM he will be playing reserves for Penrith otherwise Blake wouldn't be re signing. Whare would be best but Beale would also be good. Matai is not going to play by the sounds of it and snake is up in the air. If snake stays Tom plays centre (even though he should be fullback) or we sign Whare or Beale to play centre.
       
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      • maxta

        maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Williame is a risky fill in player - nothing more.
        I think young Parker would be a way better option.
        Still another outside back involved in negotiations, so hopefully gets done..... as 100% agree centre looks a worry if not...
         
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        • 1969

          1969 Well-Known Member

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          If we can get Whare, I'll be happy with that. But considering Snake is definitely a long bow, and pre-season training is about to start, I'm getting a little nervous, because really, centre is the only chink in our armour.
           
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          • Turbo1

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            If we start round 1 with Williame, Brown or J Wright at centre we won't be making the top 8.
             
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            • Harry Smith

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              Only been reported on sporting news that he's a chance to be coming, therefore he ain't coming
               
            • Harry Smith

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              We have Parker there as well, in saying that manly would be getting a centre no need to worry. It's just a matter of when
               
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              • 1969

                1969 Well-Known Member

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                Without Snake, Matai, and the rest, we should have plenty to throw at someone.
                 
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                • TerryRandall

                  TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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                  J Lyon.
                   
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                  • Wombat Legacy

                    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    Williame is work in progress. I think he will surprise many of you experts
                     
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                    • Loobs

                      Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                      Is there a decent player somewhere called Jason Lyon
                       
                    • Ben

                      Ben Well-Known Member

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                      James Roberts if he is healthy. Wasn't it reported that we are keeping an eye on his situation...? I think he is seeking treatment at the mo but wouldn't he add some real pace. He would be my number 1 target
                       
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                      • HoldenV8

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                        If we are going to use one of this years fill ins I would rather see Brad Parker or Matthew Wright there before Wiliame.

                        Parker is a young up and comer with potential while at least Wright can kick goals. But Wiliame? Every time he takes a step forward he goes and plays like its two steps back.
                         
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                        • mozgrame

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                          Jamie is leaving and we can't stop him. I wish we could though. I mean, Parra couldn't stop Lyon ("lying" for those with no sense of humour), and look where that got them.

                          LOL!!!!

                          Agree with the Brad Parker nomination as well, @HoldenV8
                           
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                          • pjayz

                            pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                            Couldn't agree more. If Matai retires and Snake doesn't line up in the 1 jersey, then Parker should be given first crack. Hopefully he has put on 3-4kgs in the off season.
                             
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                            • Harry Smith

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                              My options (in order)
                              1. Dean Whare
                              2. Brad Parker
                              3. Kevin Naiqama

                              I would add DWZ but if Whare was leaving (appears to be that way) then he would stay
                               
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                              • JenEagle

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                                Williame is absolute rubbish.
                                 
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                                • 1969

                                  1969 Well-Known Member

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                                  Yes, Brad Parker could be the answer if all else fails. I didn't realise he is 6'4", and if he put on any beef, he will be bigger than Williame. He played 4 games for us, scored 2 tries.... Not too shabby at all.
                                   
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                                  • Manlymaniac

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                                    Williame is probably living his dream having a crack in an NRL side. Good on the kid no he might not be the best player but calling him absolute rubbish you should be ashamed of yourself. How do you think the kid would feel reading that crap
                                     
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                                    • Manlymaniac

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                                      Any player wearing the Manly jersey who is having a go has my support and applause
                                       
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