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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Disco, May 30, 2012.

  1. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    So with Whare going we are looking a little thin in the backs for net year especially considering Wolfman, Oldfield and Taufua are all off contract atm.

    IMO we need to re-sign all 3 to add to Farrar who will be returning from injury.

    From there i think we are still a player short. Do we have a youngster who could step up? Gutherson is young and a fullback but if good enough could he play wing? same for Busby? Chapman?

    Otherwise are there any promising Toyota Cup wingers we can pick up at minimum wage?

    Or journeymen/cast off's who could offer value ala Williamson, Bryant, Robertson?
     
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    • MK Eagle

      MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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      Gutherson is definately a star of the future & should break into NRL 2014/15 imo.
      Think Taufua will stay with Oldfield no certainty?? & Wolf reportedly(again) getting mass overseas offers??
      Signing more players is a tough gig until we know 100% who is being retained.
       
    • Central Coast Eagle

      Central Coast Eagle Active Member

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      Looking at it from the outside, I can't see where the money would come from yo sign someone from outside thr club.
       
    • Kiwi Eagle

      Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Wolfman isn't off contract is he ? Just speculation about a release as far as I know
       
    • patorick2010

      patorick2010 Active Member

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      Someone from Canterbury...

      :rolleyes:
       
    • tookey

      tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      I reckon we should go after that bloke at penrith called whare who has a lot of potential.
       
    • Darren

      Darren Well-Known Member

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      There will be alot of Toyota cup kids who can't get a gig in nrl and surely we could pick up someone?? Like Whare situation, someone looking to play 1st grade! Can't see Gutherson ready yet.
       
    • Napper

      Napper Well-Known Member

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      I like the look of our Toyota Cup centre. He's a unit. Doesn't set the world on fire but when a center ismaking 110+ metres every week and the forwards arent doing that (except trbojevic) it's a great effort.

      In saying that we might struggle without Matai doing this on friday
       
    • ERNIE FOR NO7

      ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

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      The Centres in this year's NSW cup aren't even full time players.

      Like I said in the other post I got a feeling that Wolfie, Snake and Matai won't get injured or suspended next year.
       
    • Jonesyv2

      Jonesyv2 Active Member

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      We are forgetting Ben Farrar who is out this season due ot injury but is back @ the club. Great utility value in the backs from him when he is fit.
       
    • Cameron

      Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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      Are you talking about strickland ;)
       
    • Napper

      Napper Well-Known Member

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      Possibly! Haha
       
    • eagleE

      eagleE Active Member

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      Farrar is a great value for the club. Unfortunately he got injured this year and we are missing him. He will definitely be taking over from Whare next year. Farrar has become one of my favourite players and was looking forward to him really flying this year.
      If we are going to go for a outside back, I would chase the 2 guys from the Warriors. Excuse my spelling but Fiishiahi and the Afghan guy Omar would be 2 great buys. They are absolute stand outs. Fiishiahi will not get a go behind Locke. I would really love to see us buy a real up and comer.
      BJ Leulia will be cheap after he gets sacked by the Roosters and could also prove handy. Should have also chased Gaigui.
       
    • MK Eagle

      MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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      Maybe Farrar is decent utility backup Jonesy, but the day he is in the starting 17 the signs are on the wall that we are light on in that position.
      Still not convinced Farrar is any more than a below average outside back in NRL standards.
       
    • Wolfpack

      Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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      Yeah Farrar is a very handy back-up, but not a great starter IMO. Don't want him lining up for the NRL team week in & week out.
       
    • The Eagle

      The Eagle Well-Known Member

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      Jacob Loko from Parra
       
    • MrInvisible

      MrInvisible Active Member

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      You guys have had the same unlucky run the Dogs have in the backs this year.

      4 that spring to mind who could potentially cover injuries in first grade are Michael Oldfield, Domenic Nasso, Michael McDougall, and Ben Shorter.

      I'm sure Stewart will remain at Manly, and with Farrar and Williams potentially staying as well as Taufua you should be right for next year.
       
    • Wolfpack

      Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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      Good to see that someone else thinks that Shorter can cut it in FG.

      Oldfield is rather underrated as well IMO, which could work to Manly's advantage.
       
    • The Eagle

      The Eagle Well-Known Member

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      Oldfield has been pretty poo lately
       
    • Masked Eagle

      Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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      We could do worse that go over to NZ and give trials to half a dozen young blokes. The Warriors don't have space for all the talent in their toyota cup squad.
       

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