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New Team for 2016 season

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mataiforerver, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Mataiforerver

    Mataiforerver Active Member

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    Manly Starting Team Next Year:
    1 Stewart
    2 Gutherson
    3 Hiku / Lyon
    4 Matai
    5 T.Trbojevic
    6 Lyon / Hiku / Townsend
    7 Myler / Cornish / Townsend
    8 Trbojevic
    9 Ballin
    10 Ofahengaue/S.Lisone/S.Rapira
    11 Horo
    12 Buhrer
    13 Mateo

    14 J.Hodges
    15 T.Symonds / D.Lui
    16 Grevsmuhl +
    17 L.Page +

    18 D.Lui
    19 A.Demetriou
    20 Travers
    21 Sene-Lefao
    22 Sao
    23 Taufua

    Thoughts? Wouldnt mind going in for guys like lewis brown, sika manu, jake mamo, jarrod mullen, jackson hastings martin taupau, tyson frizell and kade snowden as well (even though most are unlikely)
    above is a team with signing i think could actually happen
     
  2. manlyseaeaglesyeew

    manlyseaeaglesyeew Active Member

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    1. Stewart
    2. Tom T
    3. Lyon
    4. Matai
    5. Taufua/Gutho
    6. Townsend/Littlejohn/Norman(maybe)
    7. Cornish
    8. Jake T
    9. Ballin
    10. Myles/Sao if we dont get Myles
    11. Horo/Leary
    12. Mateo
    13. Buhrer

    14. Hodges
    15. Sene Lafao
    16. Sao
    17. Burgess/Lui
     
  3. Top End Eagle

    Top End Eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Luke page had five minutes of raised arm running. Not what people think he is.
     
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    • Snake

      Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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      I don't want to come across as personally attacking you, but Luke Page? Unless you r crazy and like to follow the Mounties NSW cup team around, I'm guessing you've seen a YouTube video of two illegal elbows and a couple of standard hit ups against average opposition...hardly grounds for suggesting his recruitment. Credible suggestions involve actually seeing the guy play first.

      I like the Grevsmuhl suggestion; he would come cheaper than Sika Manu, is younger, plays the same position, and hits just as hard.
       
    • Ben

      Ben Well-Known Member

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      I disagree..

      Luke Page would be great in our roster. Yes you can say that he was playing against average opposition and lead with the elbow blah blah blah.
      You can't deny this.
      1. He was making big meters each hit up
      2. Takes 2-3 men to put him to ground
      3. Brillant leg speed and late change in direction
      4. Always lands on his elbows and knees earning a quick play the ball (doesn't get turned on his back)
      5. Hits the line extremely hard

      These are all the trates it takes to dominate field position. This is a player we can't ignore.
       
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      • Mataiforerver

        Mataiforerver Active Member

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        i watched the mounties vs manly nsw cup game and i just think he has that aggression that all our forwards lack, but yeh i wouldnt say hes a major inclusion hes a realistic one though and given the chance might come good. then again id prefer demetriou given a go or sao/sene lefao on the bench but was just saying hed be a good pickup off the bench and paid in fish n chips. ill remember next time to not suggest someone whose average quality and actually realistic, which will be the quality of most of our signings
         
      • Snake

        Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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        haha nice response!
         
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        • qldeagle

          qldeagle Well-Known Member

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          I totally agree with you, he hits like a runaway train and has great motivation, drive and intimidation. He just needs a bit of coaching like Matai did with his tackling style.
           
        • Dicko

          Dicko Known Member

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          1. B.Stewart
          2. J.Taufua
          3. J.Lyon
          4. S.Matai
          5. P.Hiku
          6. G.Widdop ($600,000)
          7. M.Cornish ($300,000)
          8. J.Starling
          9. M.Ballin
          10. D.Klemmer ($400,000)
          11. F.Mateo
          12. B.Lawrence
          13. N.Myles ($500,000)

          Bench:
          14. J.Trbojevic
          15. L.Burgess
          16. T.Symonds
          17. J.Buhrer

          Coach: Geoff Toovey

          Let's be realistic, those figures are the only way we are gonna attract those sorts of players. Widdop and Cornish will flourish under Johns, having 4 potential props on the field at once (Starling, Klemmer, Lawrence, Myles) will provide that go forward we are so desperately lacking, Symonds and Buhrer will provide speed and energy off the bench (plus Buhrer can play hooker, five-eighth, and Symonds can sorta play centre, so that provides depth off the bench) and J.Trbojevic and Burgess coming off the bench provides impact which we sorely miss at the 20th and 60th minutes when the game is on the line.
           
        • Andrew..

          Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          I'm not 100 % sold on Luke Burgess at this stage. Maybe I was hoping for more because we've had such a tough start to the year or maybe I'm not looking hard enough at what he brings to the team.
          I'd think we'd mostly agree that Jake T is here to stay...so if we do buy another prop for next year it's going to be interesting to see who steps up between, Starling, Lawrence, Burgess, and Sao.
           
        • NFN2IT

          NFN2IT Active Member

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          Lyon or Hiku at 6? No thanks
           
        • NFN2IT

          NFN2IT Active Member

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          Thats a good line up!
          I wonder if rumours of Widdop wanting out is true? When does he come off contract?
           
        • Fluffy

          Fluffy Well-Known Member

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          Luke Page??

          We should be chasing this guy, his highlights reel looks even better.

           
        • Andrew..

          Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Sounds like Gutherson is in the clubs plans for next year. So that's to be considered.
          Also Widdop is contracted until 2017.
           
        • Loobs

          Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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          I won't comment because I have no idea who we are after or who we will sign or when it will be announced but there will surely be plenty of speculation until then...
           
        • Ryan

          Ryan Well-Known Member

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          01. Brett Stewart
          02. Jorge Taufua
          03. Steve Matai
          04. Clinton Gutherson
          05. Peta Hiku
          06. Jamie Lyon
          07. Todd Carney
          08. Brenton Lawrence
          09. Matt Ballin
          10. Jake Trbojevic
          11. Feleti Mateo
          12. Tom Symonds
          13. Jamie Buhrer

          14. Jayden Hodges
          15. Josh Starling
          16. Luke Burgess
          17. Dunamis Lui

          18. Ligi Sao (forward depth)
          19. Tom Trbojevic (back depth)
          20. Blake Leary (forward depth 2)
          21. Brayden Wiliame (back depth 2)
          22. Riley Travers (half depth 1)
          23. Jesse Sene-Lefao (forward depth 3)
          24. Jack Littlejohn (half depth 2)
          25. OTHER (new acquisition - could be marquee - Myles?)

          Gone: Justin Horo, David Williams, Daly Cherry-Evans, Kieran Foran,
          Michael Chee-Kam, Willie Mason, Cheyse Blair, James Hasson

          We only need to acquire ONE player above - so not hard for Kelly. If we can land a Myles or other marquee forward, all the better. I also think that roster is a contender - no rebuild necessary.
           
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          • Loobs

            Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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            That's pretty much the same pack that got steamrolled this season :(
             
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            • Ryan

              Ryan Well-Known Member

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              Except for Jayden Hodges (who has been in twice, and we won one of those), Brenton Lawrence, Josh Starling (who had us equal first last year) and potentially a new marquee signing, as we'd have heaps of cap space.
               
            • maxta

              maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Pretty realistic & fairly competitive Ryan - maybe add 1-2 forwards (including Myles as mentioned & a Greg Bird type)
              Only difference for mine is the addition of young Trjobovic - would definately include him in any Manly team when he is available.
              Close to the best team possible with what we know we have, with Carney a realistic & decent addition.
               
            • Loobs

              Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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              I don't know if we can rely on Lawrence to be a factor in the future. Not sure how he will recover from this back injury, which sucks.

              I reckon we need an old head forward and some big young guys. Leeson Ah Mau would be worth a shot...
               

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