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Would you take foran back?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Peter C

    By:Peter CFeb 6, 2019
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    Would be even better to NOT buy the NRL club and just have the moolah available.
    Owning an NRL club is akin to pi$$ing money up against the wall
     
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    • sean john

      By:sean johnFeb 6, 2019
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      Money doesn't buy happiness but it's always better to cry in a Mercedes
       
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      • Bearfax

        By:BearfaxFeb 6, 2019
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        Mind you a lot of those people hop on boats trying to get here
         
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        • HappilyManly

          By:HappilyManlyFeb 8, 2019
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          • manlyfan76

            By:manlyfan76Feb 8, 2019
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            Article on Foran says he will not be dogs dominate half this year.
            1.2 million well spent.
             
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            • Mark from Brisbane

              By:Mark from BrisbaneFeb 8, 2019
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              Do you know if I’d win that 100 million I’d have made an offer , bought a luxury penthouse in the area and would love watching my 100 million eaten away that way!!
               
            • Cioran

              By:CioranFeb 8, 2019
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              This topic is getting like the TV show MASH. Went nearly 4 times longer than the Korean War.
               
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              • Chip and Chase

                By:Chip and ChaseFeb 8, 2019
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                Not that the rumour still ahd many legs but this SMH article puts to bed any suggestion he is Brookvale bound

                https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/foran-focused-on-delivering-for-dogs-not-des-20190207-p50w96.html


                Foran focused on delivering for Dogs, not Des

                Kieran Foran has vowed to repay the Bulldogs for sticking by him through his horrendous injury run, ruling out any chance of a reunion with his good mate Des Hasler over on the northern beaches.

                Foran said he could not be in a better place mentally, having married partner Karina before Christmas, and was excited about a return to five-eighth, the same position he played when he won two premierships with Manly.

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                Time to deliver: Kieran Foran know he owes the Dogs a big season.Credit:Janie Barrett

                The Kiwi pin-up knows more than anyone he needs to give his club some serious bang for their buck after salary-cap pressure squeezed out favourites Moses Mbye and Aaron Woods midway through last season.

                Hasler threw good money at Foran to come to Belmore before the coach parted ways with the club. He retains a huge respect for Foran, and would have tried much harder by now to lure Foran back to the Sea Eagles had it not been for their own cap woes.

                Foran, however, said he owed plenty to Canterbury, where he will collect around $2 million over the next two seasons.

                "I'm happy to see 'Dessy' go back there [to Manly] and it will be really good for that club, but there's been nothing there, no chats at all,'' Foran told The Herald. "My focus is here. I had a really disappointing year last season and I want to play some great footy for this footy club.

                "They've stood by me. For me it's about putting my best foot forward for this club.

                "I'm my own harshest critic. People who know me know that. I know by my standards I wasn't up to scratch last season. Getting injured didn't allow me to find any form at all. And I started very slowly.

                "The goal for me now is to get back there and play to my ability for this club and for the guys in this side.''

                Foran lasted 12 games for the Bulldogs before he was forced to undergo toe surgery. He had both big toes operated on, as well as wrist surgery, and was fighting fit for day one of pre-season training.

                If you look closely enough - and beyond his Noel Cleal-like beard - Foran's smile is back.

                "It helps when your life is settled away from the field and you can fully focus on what you need to do each day, and you don't have anything else on your mind,'' Foran said.

                "She [Karina] has been huge. I can't describe the positive influence she has had on me. It's been huge. It's the reason why I'm in the place I am at the moment. Hopefully that translates into a big year for myself.'

                Foran has been working with Lachie Lewis and new recruit Jack Cogger, with those two to fight it out for the No. 7 jersey - not the No. 6.

                "I think 'Deano' [coach Dean Pay] might throw me back into the No. 6 this year, and it will be good,'' Foran said. "I played No. 6 at Manly during those [glory] years. The roles of the No. 6 and No. 7 these days are similar at some clubs but different at others.

                "It frees me up if anything. When you're playing closer in to the ruck, your role is slightly different and you need to be able to organise most tackles and direct. For me, you need to look at your strengths as a footballer and what you do well for your side, and I think I know what my best style of footy looks like, and playing that little bit wider will allow me to do that.''

                Foran had a lot of time for Lewis, who was one of the positives during a trying year for the Dogs, and Cogger, the 21-year-old Pay pushed hard to lure down the M1 Motorway last year.

                If some of the early mail is right, Lewis will get first crack at partnering Foran.

                When Pay first arrived at the club, he was given limited time to work with Foran as he recovered from a string of injuries. Pay often joked he was unsure just how many niggles there were.

                It's been a different story this summer, however, and Foran said Pay had a much better idea of the sort of style he wanted his players to embrace.

                "Last year tested everyone, Deano was a first-year NRL coach and as a side we didn't perform,'' Foran said. "To see the way he's come back in this pre-season and knuckled down and put his own spin on the style of footy he wants us to play, and just being relentless with that, that's the reason why we can hopefully get the results we need to get.

                "The way Deano was able to come through a tough period at the club, it will only make us stronger as a group.''
                 
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                • Nice Beaver

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                    When did Foran win the second premiership?
                    Quality article.
                     
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                    • MadMarcus

                      By:MadMarcusFeb 8, 2019
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                      • MadMarcus

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                        But MASH didn’t have as many injuries
                         
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                        • Zimbalist

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                          “That club”
                           
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                          • Terry Zarsoff

                            By:Terry ZarsoffFeb 8, 2019
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                            Yes, up until about the 60 minute mark.
                             
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                            • Terry Zarsoff

                              By:Terry ZarsoffFeb 8, 2019
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                              Nor were the nurses covered in ink.
                               
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                              • Lyonstomenzies

                                By:LyonstomenziesFeb 9, 2019
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                                I was just about to say that. Pretty sure Jamie was the 5/8 in 2008.

                                Maybe they were referring to the premiership where we got dudded by Hayne.
                                 
                              • Ranger

                                By:RangerFeb 9, 2019
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                                I still think there will be more to be said about that game.

                                Baffling how the Roosters were by far the most penalised team that year, yet somehow won the GF penalty count 8-2... with the last penalty that went against them being in the 15th minute.
                                 
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                                • Harvies elbow

                                  By:Harvies elbowFeb 9, 2019
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                                  No one will say anything for fear of being measured up for a pair of uncle nicks cement boots...
                                   
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                                  • Terry Zarsoff

                                    By:Terry ZarsoffFeb 9, 2019
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                                    Look, it wasn’t personal.

                                    It was, you know....business.
                                     
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                                    • Lyonstomenzies

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                                      What about when Hargreaves head butted Kite and Kite got penalised.
                                      I’m not one to harp on about refs as I believe if you are good enough you can beat the ref as well. But that game had to be one the worst examples of ref biased going around.
                                       
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