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Pig option 2015

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by c eagle, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

    +452 /52
    As I've mention before my two picks for some prop options for Next year would be packer or wicks, sure they have had there issues but our great team environment would pull them into line, one or two rampaging pigs and our backs would pull teams apart.
  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,293 /44
    Forgetting their obvious off field issues for a minute, neither of them are actually that good ON the field. Surely there has to be better options than this pair.
  3. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

    +452 /52
    Like, both would come really cheap.... With a point to prove
  4. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,491 /27
    What about Mason?
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    • the mauler

      the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

      +1,655 /25
      Josh McGuire for me. He's off contract but would command big $$$ which we don't have.
    • torana355

      torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +1,491 /27
      Yeah we don't have the money for the ideal prop, we have to find a good value for money player.
    • MadMarcus

      MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

      +6,047 /54
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

      +4,710 /46
      Epa, Sao, Andrews?? We don't need a fully established front rower. Nor should we waste money on one. We have enough experience in our halves + Lyon. We need a big aggressive unit or two to play front row. Does anyone think Epa has it in him???
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      • MissKate

        MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +1,037 /7
        The broncos must be offloading a few players, if they are already struggling with the cap plus didn't they sign that new player for $700k that we were interested in and milford wouldn't be cheap and factor in darius. Nice if we could pick up one of their excess props and have part of their salary paid by the broncos
      • simon64

        simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +2,116 /27
        I think Tooves should sit these boys down and let them know the opportunity is there for the bloke who wants it to be a real leader in this pack.

        Now boys. Who really wants it ? Tell me we don't need to buy someone. Ligi ? Epa ? Even Turbo.

        At the moment, Starlo and BJ get the 8 and 10 as a matter of course. We need some competition for these spots.
      • simz

        simz Member

        +15 /0
        G rose would have been useful at th moment.
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        • Killer03

          Killer03 Well-Known Member

          +2,725 /29
          I think a bonafide enforcer would be great, but agree with others about cost. We can't afford, and I personally don't think it's worth it, to buy a Josh McGuire or a prop who will command a massive salary.

          For mind it's a Steve Matai type who plays in the forwards, someone who the opposition just think 'god I don't want to run into him'. A prop who really says 'follow me boys!'. Mark Carroll is a good prototype for me. Someone a bit crazy and just throws his body at the defensive line.

          Who is that in the comp currently? Tough one, I do think the coaching staff need to get into the ear of the current players and let them know that there is a vacancy currently. And if someone wants to put their hand up they will effectively be captaining the forwards.

          This year there's been players like Gavet from the Tigers who I think would be ok, seems keen to show the league he's a hard man.
        • simon64

          simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

          +2,116 /27
          Agree Killer. As I said, whoever wants to be "the man" in Manly's pack just needs to show some leadership.

          And I rate Gavet too. A bit raw but plenty of mongrel.
        • EagleHaus

          EagleHaus Member

          +25 /3
          We should make a play for Michael Weyman, just keeps reminding me of a Martin Bella mould of prop and won't forget how he was the one guy who was the catalyst to stmerge rolling us in one of those games at their peak, we couldn't stop him. Wasted in UK and still has 3-4 good years in him, not sure of his injury history or his story for going to the super-league but think we can lure him back. Aaron Woods for 2016 with the tigers crumble to continue.
        • Masked Eagle

          Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

          +976 /0
          I thought about Russell Packer but when I was checking his sentence I found it was actually 2 years he's got and would have to be released early on good behaviour. Also read exactly what he did and it turned my stomach a bit to be honest. I'm all for giving people second chances but if we do decide to give him a shot I hope his victim or his victims family members aren't Manly supporters because it would be really tough for them to support us still.
        • joeboy

          joeboy Well-Known Member

          +420 /16
          Should be after lodge who went to the tigers from melbourne.. He will be a great prop.
        • Jerry1

          Jerry1 Well-Known Member

          +2,491 /82
          Has Fui got a team for next season?
        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

          +11,495 /254
        • mickqld

          mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

          Gold Coast
          +3,785 /61
          We should have gone after Nigel Plumb a few years ago.
        • Jatz Crackers

          Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

          +1,247 /7
          Why would we be talking pig recruitment when choc is supposedly on his last year in 2015 with a nice $900k attachment.

          If true, which many of us know isnt, then buying more talent is consigned to the waste bin & we need to develop from within.

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