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News: Willie be an Eagle

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p>MANLY supremo Ken Arthurson is convinced Des Hasler can revive Willie Mason’s career at the Sea Eagles.</p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4507-willie-be-an-eagle.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    when was the last good game you saw this bloke play ? thats right you cant remember either
    Save any money that you would spend on him and give it to young Foran
    and if is signed who on Manly's bench misses out
    Rose, King, Tony Williams, Seu Seu, Joe Galuvao, Shane Rodney,... See More
    Matthew Cross (who I rate all of them better than him)
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    There is four in that list BE that I would gladly drop for Mason. I normally don't go for any dickhead players but for Willie I'd make an exception. Most of his reported indiscretions have been minor and media beat-ups.
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,548 /214
    Arko is sure in the news a lot lately. Maybe that is the reason the CEO position was downgraded, because we have Arko in the new position of 'supremo'. 
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    Berks......I watch every game, of every team, and Mason was the one forward for The Roosters that made any impact at the back end of last year.

    People forget he has been coming back off very serious surgery.

    I would applaud our coaching staff if we could snag that. Also - think contingency. Choc signs somewhere else for a motza (has already stated he will be looking after his family 1st and foremost) - our fall back. Willie Mason.
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    For Arko to come out and say this he is softening up the supporters for the announcement that we have signed Mason. 

    It is only a matter of time.  For $30k why not sign him.  It is probably less than we pay Morewood.
  7. Daddycool

    Daddycool Well-Known Member

    +297 /2
    We don't need him, simple as that. We already have an abundance of good forwards.
    That $40-50,000 could be better spent elsewhere.
  8. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,593 /80
    If we could arrange a heart transplant he'd be a great buy at the right price. As it stands the guy has a ticker the size of a pea and is a walking talking ego who falls out with management where ever he goes. Not really that keen on him TBH, too much of a risk on the downside.
  9. Mcatmos

    Mcatmos Member

    +5 /0
    I'd have to say i'm a supporter of any decision to sign Mason, for the right money and conditions. Obviously Mason doesn't have a great deal of bargaining power ATM which 'should' humble him a little. The media beat up any reference to him as they are constantly following the guy, or people with mobile phone cameras out to make a quick buck from News Ltd or Fairfax on the back of the likes of Mason.

    Agree with tookey that Arko is softening everyone up for the decision. This article contradicts the last from Lowe where he stated there was absolutely no room for Mason, Lowe must be either stalling the release of information or just playing politics. 
  10. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

    +520 /35
    That is an irresponsible statement for a player that has achieved as much as Willie. 40,000/50,000? No brainer really, surely? As somebody has already mentioned, we are probably paying Moorewood as much
  11. Shire Eagle

    Shire Eagle Member

    +1 /0
    I wouldnt hesitate in buying mason especially as it is only going to cost 50k. He is not worth 450k that he is on but 50 is a bargain. Imagine mason (when fit after Des has sorted him out) and choc running off our halves. Dont forget snake is back fully fit.

    Look out maybe another 40-0. Go you eagles
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Who says he's costing $50k?  The good oil is that it would be closer to $200k.  Given the season we've just had in the headlines, and with both Manly and Mason being a tabloid target, I think him coming to the club is diabolical news.
  13. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    The Storm twice bought reject first grade players on $50k for the season, Clint Newton & Brett Finch.  

    Their only minor consolation for the overwhelming ridicule they received was winning premierships in both those years.
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Neither had the baggage that Mason comes with.  In fact Finch bought the referees in his back pocket.
  15. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,872 /65
    Spot on Ryan, for all the crap he copped about performances, it had to just be based on the name because the last couple of months of the comp he was in very good form
  16. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    He's always been a two hit-up wonder which is more than enough to inspire Phil Gould to wax lyrical.  On the field he is lazy and a defensive liability. 
  17. Andrew..

    Andrew.. It's better to burn out, than to fade away. 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,535 /31
    "No one likes and we don't care"
    My mantra has always been they hate us so....**** them !
    If willie is feeling the hate, he may just have a point to prove and Manly's may be just the place to do that.
  18. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    If he's cheap enough, he's good enough. 
  19. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,475 /8
    Then the only thing I can think of is that Clint Newton must have brought pics with him of his ex girlfriend.
  20. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +345 /5

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