How long wii Foran last?

  • 1 month

    Votes: 10 13.3%
  • 2months

    Votes: 9 12.0%
  • 3months

    Votes: 7 9.3%
  • 4months

    Votes: 3 4.0%
  • 5months

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 6months

    Votes: 3 4.0%
  • Has the best season since 2011

    Votes: 43 57.3%

  • Total voters
    75
  • Poll closed .
Bencher
Premium Member
Tipping Comp 2021
Far out, I can't believe Foz will leave us with another year to go. He was so happy being back at Manly, with Des, and DCE, and 2021 was one of his better years.

Apart from money (which I don't think would be the be-all and end-all for him), the only reason I can think the Knights might be attractive is his current wife and her kids use to live on the Central Coast (and maybe still do?)

He also admitted he had mental health issues in the past but was now in a good place, so you'd think it would have to be an exceptional offer for him to change that stability. I hope he stays put at Manly!
 
Reserve Grader
I think the last few games were a bridge too far for Foran.He was gassed in the finals and given this season was the most games he’d played in 6-7 years,its quite understandable.It should benefit him next season provided he avoids the soft tissue injuries he managed to not pick up this year
Easy to get gassed if you virtually have no ball, make countless errors, give away to many 6 agains and penalties. Foran wasn't the only one.
 
Bencher
Premium Member
Is Foz on 400 k for Manly now , doubt it . would he be capable of doing a Blake Green , would hope not . Did foz have a good 2021 , definitely though just held his own against the stronger sides on the verge of struggling . Still not of the view that Schuster would be the best fit there short or long term Will be a setback if he left , surely Manly do not wish him to . Different if Latu Fainu was ready .
 
Reserve Grader
And that is based on what fact? 8o min in 2020 when Benji Marshall waxed lyrical about the shoe.

don't get me wrong. he is an amazing talent. he will be a superstar but don't discount what Foran has bought back to this side.

There is absolutely no proof that if the shoe replaced Foz in 22 we as a team would do any better than this year. I could only imagine the uproar around here if the swap did happen and we failed to do well in 22 because the shoe while good wasn't great.
Not just that, Schuster played 6 against the Eels at BankWest and that was our best performance of the year
 
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And that is based on what fact? 8o min in 2020 when Benji Marshall waxed lyrical about the shoe.

don't get me wrong. he is an amazing talent. he will be a superstar but don't discount what Foran has bought back to this side.

There is absolutely no proof that if the shoe replaced Foz in 22 we as a team would do any better than this year. I could only imagine the uproar around here if the swap did happen and we failed to do well in 22 because the shoe while good wasn't great.
You only have to go back and watch the Parra game and imagine Schuster been first receiver or getting half the football that Evans get in 2022 .Maybe they should swap Schuster instead of Foran .
 
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Is Foz on 400 k for Manly now , doubt it . would he be capable of doing a Blake Green , would hope not . Did foz have a good 2021 , definitely though just held his own against the stronger sides on the verge of struggling . Still not of the view that Schuster would be the best fit there short or long term Will be a setback if he left , surely Manly do not wish him to . Different if Latu Fainu was ready .
Combination of Schuster and Fainu will be awesome at 7 and 6 if it happens .
 
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If there is any truth to the rumour all I can think of is a possible swap of players, Foran for Tex Hoy who is a fullback where we don't have a ready-made reserve. Foran would have to be paid an increased salary by Newcastle and given a further year on his contract.
It sound illogical, but strange things happen in RL.
While I'm a fan of Foran I do think that if he remains our No. 1 five-eight next season we won't improve our position in the premiership. To go to the top I believe we need The Shoe as 5/8 and getting his hands on the ball as much as possible.
100 % agreed with you .If Schuster gets 50-50 ball with Evans ,he will excel and the team will to .
 
Bencher
Premium Member
Is Foz on 400 k for Manly now , doubt it . would he be capable of doing a Blake Green , would hope not . Did foz have a good 2021 , definitely though just held his own against the stronger sides on the verge of struggling . Still not of the view that Schuster would be the best fit there short or long term Will be a setback if he left , surely Manly do not wish him to . Different if Latu Fainu was ready .
Club had that player option on foz and on reflection could have upgraded his previous contract value ,.. no doubt deserved some upgrade on last season "s effort
 
First Grader
Haha,when I first started reading this I thought”what are you on about,that’s a ridiculous,tenuous link”but it’s spot on for employment at NewsCorp
It reminds me of the Tele talking about Kurtley Beale who was a league-playing boy from Mt Druitt. They made a rugby pedigree based on him having driven past a rugby game once, prior to being given a private school scholarship.
 
Snake's Alive!
A couple of things in our favour:
1. Newcastle and Wests don't have the same opportunity to win a premiership in 2022.
2. Neither club would be willing to risk him for big $s given his history with injuries and his age. It's more likely they'd pay an extra 100-200k at the most. I doubt that would be enough to see him jump ship. If he could earn a mil, of course, he'd walk but it'd be a crazy move to leave Manly again to run around with a club that probably has no realistic chance of winning a comp.

He doesn't need to be a marquee man at a club anymore either. His body can't take it all falling on him. That's a huge reason why he had a successful year with injury in 2021. He could pick his moments, whereas at Canterbury, it was all on his shoulders and his body took a hammering.
 

rmd

Reserve Grader
Premium Member
If Pearce was staying (Fox’s best mate), I’d say Newcastle would be a good chance however, Pearce is not staying.

I think Foz’s mother still lives in St Ives, so maybe he spends a night or so there during the week, to make the early training starts.

Foz was really close to Brenda, so we really do not know how much Brenda contributed via her third party payment (bless her) and what he is actually being paid.

It’s all just scuttlebutt by the media and while Ritchie may know that the Tigers and Knights are interested, maybe through Foz’s manager, who may be trying to push Manly for another year’s contract.

I was sceptical how his body would hold up this year however, I think he added value to the team. He’s not the same player he was 5 years ago physically, when he constantly took on the line and I think Des is using him as a ‘link’ player and an alternate kicking option.

He’s also a leader and I remember him ‘going off’ at the team behind the goal line, I think against the Warriors in Round 5 and the team really lifted after that.

So yep, he adds value, experience and leadership to the team and I think he will add value to Schu in terms of his evolvement to a a 6 for 2023.
 
Tragic
Tipping Comp 2021
The Tigers have been unhappy with Brooks for the last two seasons and Newcastle want him with Pierce gone. With Doueihi out until May the Tigers need a 5/8 for the early part of next season so both sides have real need and I would not be surprised if it were being discussed. I agree with Snake that they will have will throw big dollars at Foran to move out of a squad on the rise and a real chance at a premiership soon. If they do he might take the super fund.
 

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