Momirovski - please no

Bencher
I reckon our wingers are fine. Centres solid but un-inspirational. Harper was found out in a couple of games but was very good earlier in the season. Hope he can regain his confidence.

Given the money tied up in other areas,not sure they’re going to get any other centres better than Harper and Parker and to be fair to Harper,suspect he played the last 6 or so games hampered by injury.Let’s not forget Walker may still be in the squad next season and hopefully he’s not used the same way as he was this season,I think his impact was overrated playing in the middle of the park
 
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If the reports were accurate that Manly did express some interest in Momirovski , again seems that they are still looking for a capable outside , utility type back . interesting that they retained Jorge , no doubt on a minimum type contract but still just confined to a wing option in i st grade on most indications . Easy can play at centre at Black Town but i st grade an entirely different proposition . Sure that koula and Tippytoes will be given every opportunity to impress but with Suli gone and still some uncertainty with Walker staying , understandable that being competitive enough in the centres is getting some ongoing attention .
 
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If the reports were accurate that Manly did express some interest in Momirovski , again seems that they are still looking for a capable outside , utility type back . interesting that they retained Jorge , no doubt on a minimum type contract but still just confined to a wing option in i st grade on most indications . Easy can play at centre at Black Town but i st grade an entirely different proposition . Sure that koula and Tippytoes will be given every opportunity to impress but with Suli gone and still some uncertainty with Walker staying , understandable that being competitive enough in the centres is getting some ongoing attention .
I think it's more a case of having depth. We let Suli go and although he was not in our best 17, he played a lot of footy last year due to injuries and Origin etc. so there is a squad position still sitting there. If Momirovski was 300k, it's a 250k saving on Suli for a premiership winning centre; that's good business. Alas, the Chooks also saw his value and he is probably guaranteed a starting position there next year with both Morris boys retiring. It's a safer bet for him and he gets to go and play at a powerhouse club.
 
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I think it's more a case of having depth. We let Suli go and although he was not in our best 17, he played a lot of footy last year due to injuries and Origin etc. so there is a squad position still sitting there. If Momirovski was 300k, it's a 250k saving on Suli for a premiership winning centre; that's good business. Alas, the Chooks also saw his value and he is probably guaranteed a starting position there next year with both Morris boys retiring. It's a safer bet for him and he gets to go and play at a powerhouse club.
I agree that he would’ve been a good pickup… but I feel like he was more so guaranteed a spot with us than at the Chooks. They’ve got Manu, Suualli, and Billy Smith already gunning for two centre spots.
 
Bencher
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I think it's more a case of having depth. We let Suli go and although he was not in our best 17, he played a lot of footy last year due to injuries and Origin etc. so there is a squad position still sitting there. If Momirovski was 300k, it's a 250k saving on Suli for a premiership winning centre; that's good business. Alas, the Chooks also saw his value and he is probably guaranteed a starting position there next year with both Morris boys retiring. It's a safer bet for him and he gets to go and play at a powerhouse club.
sure that sums it up pretty well , also indicates that there is still a bit of kitty in the cap to look for some [ or one ] ideally good value additions but obviously more limited as time moves on for recruiting opportunities . Seemed a bit of a shame that Harper did struggle a bit against the higher level competition towards season"s end but even against lesser rated sides prior to the finals . Maybe was carrying a slight injury , maybe a confidence thing , seems to have some good attacking ability and very eager in defence but still a concern how he was found wanting in a few areas in most of the final"s play off games in particular . Fair to say that Brad Parker generally holds his own and is even quite strong in some departments but just that required level needed to consistently match the big guns for a serious title quest .
 
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Rightio , even more then
Didn't mean to come across as a know-it-all but yes... big difference between someone who worth a few million (not sure exactly) versus a multi billionaire.

As far as player buying power (apart from the football side of things)... For the Roosters I think it's the connections / influence of people involved in the club moreso than the wealth of the owner himself
 
“ Triggered Boomer”
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Didn't mean to come across as a know-it-all but yes... big difference between someone who worth a few million (not sure exactly) versus a multi billionaire.

As far as player buying power (apart from the football side of things)... For the Roosters I think it's the connections / influence of people involved in the club moreso than the wealth of the owner himself
Yes look at their board , it’s a who’s who of Australian business.
 
Reserve Grader
Kinda funny though...a guy that's coached a team to 3 premierships can see the value in Momirovski but our armchair critics on the forum are breathing a collective sigh of relief because he is not 'flashy enough'.
Nick Politis is a great coach.
 

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