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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by reyam, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. reyam

    reyam Member

    +0 /0
    What a joke our recruiting has become,we have the best 20's side in the comp and have lost one star and maybe more to come.Yet last year we wasted money on rubbish like T.Williams ,C.Bailey and S.Rodney.Now this year we are going to sign J.Galuvauo and D.Whare.I ask were is the vision in signing these players Joe is a struggling first grader at a woeful eels side are Whare is a u20's player.Maybe if we had concentrated on retaining our own players before buying others cast offs we would not be having salary cap issues.It is interesting to note the same people who spruiked Williams signing as the biggest and greatest signing ever are now telling us that Whare is a superstar.Should we not be working with young hoppa and other players in our own 20s rather then signing these at best run of the mill players 
  2. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

    +590 /4
    Time will tell...until then...chill out and enjoy the run to the finals in '09
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Rumours are around that Kite is being offloaded to St helens at the end of the year as well. 
  4. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    I suppose the problem is that most players don't seem to really crack first grade till 23-24, its only the stars that seem to make it earlier. So not all the under 20's will be right to go in.

    Though some of our recruitment lately seems a bit silly. I'm still unconvinced by Tony Williams and by Bailey.
  5. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

    +108 /2
    WOW, where did this come from? Rodney has been good for us all year, to call him rubbish shows you either have not been watching or just don't know what you're talking about.

    Hoppa is a fullback, Whare is a centre, So because we have a good young player in one position we should not look at suring up other positions?

    Our recruitment over the last few years has been second to none, I don't see any reason to panic now about it.
  6. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    Yeah Rodney has been fine. I wouldn't call him brilliant, but you don't need 5 brilliant backrowers, we've got two brilliant ones (Choc, Stewart) and a few hardworkers like Rodney that defend well and attack hard. A good mix.

    But I agree with being very unhappy so far with Tony Williams and being stilll unconvinced with Bailey. Both may still change my opinions of them though.
  7. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    I read a rumor that Lestrange will be off to Bradford. Although nearly every manly players been linked with their mob since beaver left.

    Also another sneaky is that Orford wont in fact be with us next year. The coaching staff are keen on giving Jye Mullane another shot.
  8. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    Well I think Jye showed real promise with us when he was here. One of the most accurate kicking games in the comp.
  9. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    Yep, i was in row 20 calling for the ball and he could hit me on the chest.
  10. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    That is a certainty - announced officially by the Bulls this week.
  11. Downie

    Downie Active Member

    +3 /0
    Reyam has to be the worst wind up around.
  12. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    There can be no complaint about our recruitment. Full strength, we have one of, if not THE strongest team in the competition.

    We swapped Bani for Farrar recently. Was that fair recruitment? That was our last transaction.

    I used to complain about recruitment as well, but regardless of which players are let go, and to give you an example of recently:-


    then quality players that retire, like


    we have appeared to not only replace them, but the team as a whole has appeared to have improved.

    I have no doubts in the world, that if we were injury free, issue free like at the start of the season, poor referee decision free (Titans), we'd be right up there.

    Des is changing up his team now, with Lyon back to 5/8, so things imo will improve there as well.

    The prop from the UK reportedly linked to us is a gun as well. If we lose Kite, and gain him, we have upgraded again in my view.

    I personally think with Farrar, T-Rex, Bailey and co. we have enough utility players. Le'Strange is a disappointing loss, but not irreplaceable. Next year, something like:-

    01. Brett Stewart (instant improvement in team)
    02. Michael Robertson (again instant improvement in team)
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Ben Farrar
    05. David Williams
    06. Jamie Lyon
    07. Matt Orford
    08. Josh Perry
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Sam Burgess (Really, probably an upgrade IF it happens)
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Shane Rodney (Love the bloke !)
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Chris Bailey
    15. Jason King
    16. George Rose
    17. Tony Williams (AND, in a position that would suit him better imo)

    Really, there's no room for JWH, Hall, Le'Strange etc etc..I also think Foran will be pushing for a spot there somewhere as well.

    Maybe at 1/2 back if Ox signs in the UK. Or Hodgkinson. Or Cherry-Evans (least likely).
  13. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

    +155 /1
    Reyam, your kidding arn't you?

    I think we have recruited well.  Look at our under 20's team. who recuited them????

    TRex and Baily have shown some promise but are still young and inexperienced in NRL levels.

    Not everything runs perfectly like 2008 did.

    Led by Choc, We still have the team to win the comp.

    Choc displayed the most professional and dominate origin performace i have seen in 20 years.
  14. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,548 /214
    Rubbish indeed, our whole recruitment team needs a drastic overhaul or we will never get anywhere, we will forever be also-rans when we want and deserve to be successful, in fact we want to be the most successful > > > we want to be premiers darn it and it just aint good enough.

    Who are the premiers anyhow, maybe we can headhunt their recruitment team?
  15. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    +0 /0
    Does 40-Nil mean anything ?

    Rodney has been a great signing imo i think both T-Rex & Bailey will be better players in their second year at the club.
  16. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    T-Rex better improve after tonight's performance.....
  17. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    +0 /0
    Agree he needs to improve. But i think his biggest problem is that he seems to do most things on the field in slow mode why i don't know ? I'm sure he will come good though maybe not this year.
  18. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    +0 /0
    Ryan do you have a name ? mate
  19. Downie

    Downie Active Member

    +3 /0
    Think he's on about Sam Burgess.
  20. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,307 /13
    Ryan do you have a name ? mate

    From the "Rumoured signings 2008/2009" thread:


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