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New Winger - Jason Saab

Mac Man

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So guess its the off season - Best we got is some newbie that might be coming from the dragons.. Woohoo.
What a great season it has been. :)
 

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What makes you so equivocal that he isn't coming to Manly dav123?
 
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So guess its the off season - Best we got is some newbie that might be coming from the dragons.. Woohoo.
What a great season it has been. :)
What was the last tall and fast winger manly signed? That alone is something to get excited about, unless we want to bank on Taufua turning back the clock or overpaying someone like A. Johnston. Develop cheap wingers so that you can get enough use out of them before they either ask for too much or love it so much they stay at a reasonable price (probably like AJ did at Souths rather than leave for overs).

Im happy to wait
#nextweek
 
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Hopefully announced #NEXTWEEK

PS: when do those memberships come on sale, is it #nextweek
 

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We are 100% ready for him to come but are stuck waiting for the Dragons to release him. There is no hold up at our end but Dragons are not playing ball...they will eventually because it is quite clear that he wants out and clubs don't pay players who want out. He'll be here next year. Garner is a different matter. Not all the Manly brain trusts want him so depends who gets their way.
 

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We are 100% ready for him to come but are stuck waiting for the Dragons to release him. There is no hold up at our end but Dragons are not playing ball...they will eventually because it is quite clear that he wants out and clubs don't pay players who want out. He'll be here next year. Garner is a different matter. Not all the Manly brain trusts want him so depends who gets their way.
Garner is a quality player but with Siro, Olakau-atu, Gosiewski and Davey I wouldn't be too fussed missing out on him. Saab on the other hand, I really hope we do get him!
 

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We are 100% ready for him to come but are stuck waiting for the Dragons to release him. There is no hold up at our end but Dragons are not playing ball...they will eventually because it is quite clear that he wants out and clubs don't pay players who want out. He'll be here next year. Garner is a different matter. Not all the Manly brain trusts want him so depends who gets their way.
Snake, do you know if we are chasing another hooker? Surely we need to add another hooker/utility to our books
 

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Snake, do you know if we are chasing another hooker? Surely we need to add another hooker/utility to our books
Not at this stage...the re-signing of Fainu is Manly's blind faith that he'll be back next year...I think he has no hope.

Foran is gonna play 6 so it'll be Cust and Croker playing 9. I take your point....I agree that we need another 9 because if Cust or Croker go down, the cupboard is empty...really strange things happening at the moment...I don't have a good feeling about next year.
 

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Not at this stage...the re-signing of Fainu is Manly's blind faith that he'll be back next year...I think he has no hope.

Foran is gonna play 6 so it'll be Cust and Croker playing 9. I take your point....I agree that we need another 9 because if Cust or Croker go down, the cupboard is empty...really strange things happening at the moment...I don't have a good feeling about next year.
if Foran is playing 6 what are their plans for schuster? Perhaps the rumours about him being unhappy are true.
 

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Not at this stage...the re-signing of Fainu is Manly's blind faith that he'll be back next year...I think he has no hope.

Foran is gonna play 6 so it'll be Cust and Croker playing 9. I take your point....I agree that we need another 9 because if Cust or Croker go down, the cupboard is empty...really strange things happening at the moment...I don't have a good feeling about next year.
Snake, you are probably the biggest reason for me hanging on this site so appreciate your knowledge.
If you can, “really strange things happening at the moment”, can you paint a clearer picture?... if you’re seeing this, it obviously will have a few (like me) concerned.
 

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Snake, you are probably the biggest reason for me hanging on this site so appreciate your knowledge.
If you can, “really strange things happening at the moment”, can you paint a clearer picture?... if you’re seeing this, it obviously will have a few (like me) concerned.
Well I can't say too much but I think we are going in the wrong direction in terms of a squad.

The Davey signing sticks out as one such example. We lose Thompson and replace him with a 28 year old with 8 fg games of experience?! OK he had a couple of reasonable games but he is not the kind of player that is going to put fear into the opposition.

We have arguably the best young prospect in RL and we sign a broken down 30 year old who broke a hand shake agreement to stay back in 2015 to play 6 and get us offside with said prospect.

We have no tired and tested hooker and are hoping to God that Jack De Belin gets off (good luck on that one happening) so we can challenge the 'no fault' policy to play Fainu who will probably fry regardless of what decision is made on De Belin because there are eye witnesses testifying that he committed the crime. Why are we building around so many unlikely hypotheticals?!

When you look at how many players went backwards last year (including Jake T) and you see that our recruitment for next year is not an endorsement of youth, one has to question what the **** is going on?!
 

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Well I can't say too much but I think we are going in the wrong direction in terms of a squad.

The Davey signing sticks out as one such example. We lose Thompson and replace him with a 28 year old with 8 fg games of experience?! OK he had a couple of reasonable games but he is not the kind of player that is going to put fear into the opposition.

We have arguably the best young prospect in RL and we sign a broken down 30 year old who broke a hand shake agreement to stay back in 2015 to play 6 and get us offside with said prospect.

We have no tired and tested hooker and are hoping to God that Jack De Belin gets off (good luck on that one happening) so we can challenge the 'no fault' policy to play Fainu who will probably fry regardless of what decision is made on De Belin because there are eye witnesses testifying that he committed the crime. Why are we building around so many unlikely hypotheticals?!

When you look at how many players went backwards last year (including Jake T) and you see that our recruitment for next year is not an endorsement of youth, one has to question what the **** is going on?!
****ity ****!!!
 

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Well I can't say too much but I think we are going in the wrong direction in terms of a squad.

The Davey signing sticks out as one such example. We lose Thompson and replace him with a 28 year old with 8 fg games of experience?! OK he had a couple of reasonable games but he is not the kind of player that is going to put fear into the opposition.

We have arguably the best young prospect in RL and we sign a broken down 30 year old who broke a hand shake agreement to stay back in 2015 to play 6 and get us offside with said prospect.

We have no tired and tested hooker and are hoping to God that Jack De Belin gets off (good luck on that one happening) so we can challenge the 'no fault' policy to play Fainu who will probably fry regardless of what decision is made on De Belin because there are eye witnesses testifying that he committed the crime. Why are we building around so many unlikely hypotheticals?!

When you look at how many players went backwards last year (including Jake T) and you see that our recruitment for next year is not an endorsement of youth, one has to question what the **** is going on?!
Thanks for the info Snake.

I suppose it’s always going to be a balance of youth and experience.

Thommo leaves at 32. Davey comes in at 28 ... and potentially Olakautu gets upgraded.
Metcalf leaves after not being utilised, Foran comes in on a 1yr deal.

I’m guessing Des is looking for more leadership which (after 2020) probably isn’t a bad thing.

Blokes like Schuster, Fainus brother, Burbo all to feature more often hopefully. That’s a lot of youth to inject into a first grade squad.

Hopefully some more dominos to fall before the start of the preseason and willing to give Des the benefit of the doubt to see how the balance of youth and experience plays out early into next year.

Should be interesting. Thanks again for the heads up.
 

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I have said often that I already believe we have a top 6 roster ... my concern is that I am seeing nothing being done that I believe will take us up to a top 4 roster or a Premiership in the next 4 years ...

Edit ... I hope I am wrong and that the young Eagles grow up quick and excel ...
 

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