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Time to be harsh......... but fair!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Blunty, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Blunty

    Blunty Member

    +0 /0
    Manly need to recruit DEPTH, especially in the front row. Furthermore, a centre that can break the line, some back-up on the wings, and a genuine halfback. The bold players, are the ones Manly should be looking to sign.

    Broncos OFF-CONTRACT
    Darren Mapp, Tame Tupou, Michael Ryan, Tonie Carroll, Stuart Kelly, Darren Smith, Jamie Simpson, David Stagg, Derrick Watkins, John Te Reo, Tom Learoyd - Lahrs, Corey Parker, Shaun Berrigan, Shane Webcke, Tim Rangihuna, Sam Thaiday, Aaron Barba, Neville Costigan

    Raiders OFF-CONTRACT:
    Steve Franciscus, Jason Smith, Matt Adamson, Ryan O\'Hara, Tyran Smith, Terry Campese

    Bulldogs OFF-CONTRACT:
    Brett Oliver, Tony Grimaldi, Stan Tuitavake, Adam Brideson, Beau Robinson, Cameron Phelps, Corey Hughes, Jamaal Lolesi, Trevor Thurling, Willie Mason, Robert Relf, Braith Anasta, Nathan Miles, Jarrod Hickey

    Sharks OFF-CONTRACT:
    David Peachey, Paul Mellor, Nathan Merritt, Ryan McGoldrick, Russell Aitken, Keith Galloway, Reece Williams

    Mailangi Styles, Mitch Creary, Nathan Hollingsworth, Kylie Leuluai, Phil Morwood, Chad Randall, Daniel Heckenberg, Jye Mullane, Shayne Dunley, Terry Hill

    Nathan Friend, Steven Bell, Peter Robinson, Jamie McDonald, Matt Orford, Robbie Kearns, Antonio Kaufusi, Glen Turner, Matt Geyer

    Warriors OFF-CONTRACT:
    Evarn Tuimavae, Awen Guttenbeil, Monty Betham

    Knights OFF-CONTRACT:
    Josh Perry, Daniel Abraham, Andrew Price, Mark Hughes, Todd Lowrie, Riley Brown, Todd Maddison, Craig Smith, Blake Mueller, Luke Quigley, Joshua Smith, Matt White, Matthew Bartlett, Mark Buddy Jacques, Anthony Quinn, Craig Hall, Reegan Tanner, Steve Witt, Leigh Abel, Michael Fortier, Aaron Hartmann, Jesse Royal, Trent Salkeld, David Seage, Kade Snowden, Michael Young

    Cowboys OFF-CONTRACT:
    Brenton Bowen, Jacob Lillyman, Drew Campbell, Jaiman Lowe, Neil Sweeney, Rod Jensen, Daniel Strickland, Cam Wilkinson, Michael Fairweather, Shane Muspratt, Jason Barsley, Clint Amos, David Faiumu, David Myles, Dean Payne, Mark Dalle Cort, Micheal Luck, Mitchell Sargent, Chris Sheppard

    Jack Afamasaga, Eric Grothe, Luke O\'Dwyer, Dean Widders, Adam Peek, Fui Fui Moi Moi, Chris Muckert, Daniel Wagon, Matt Petersen, Matthew Nicholas, Michael Vella, John Morris

    Panthers OFF-CONTRACT:
    Frank Puletua, Nathan Gilchrist, Michael Burke, Ryan Rolfe, Garret Crossman, Matthew Pow, Shenelle Haumono, Paul Franze, David McLean, Trent Clayton, Brett Howland, Ben Pomeroy, Ben Rogers

    Dragons OFF-CONTRACT:
    Daniel Holdsworth, Aaron Wheatley, Aaron Gorrell, Clint Greenshields, Michael Henderson, Byran Norrie, Wes Naiqama, Luke Roberts, Wade Humphreys, Ryan Powell, Luke Dalziel-Don, Brett Kelly, Shannon Stitt, Luke Bailey, Keiran Kerr, Corey Payne, Edwin Asotasi, Nick Youngquest, Luke Mercer

    Rabbitohs OFF-CONTRACT:
    Scott Logan, Peter Taylor, Peter Ellis, Dale Newton, Chris Enahoro, Matt Riddle, Brad Watts, Garth Wood, Shane Walker, Lydan Mautia, Adham Elzbaidieh, Chad Isles, Lee Hookey, Brian Seimsen, Mark Whitley, Ashley Harrison, Todd Pologise, Glenn Hall, Luke Stuart, Aaron Firman, David Fa'alogo, John Manu, Luke MacDougall, Nathan Marles, Troy Boston, Scott Geddes, Willie Peters, Joe Falemaka, Ben Walker

    Roosters OFF-CONTRACT:
    Gavin Lester, Ned Catic, David Shillington, Troy Malcom, Casey Conway, Grant Rovelli, Nigel Plum, Kererua Savage, Reece Bailey, Jason Cayless, Chris Flannery, Adam Schubert, Aidan Kirk, Ben Hannant, Chris Walker, George Rose, Grant Millington, Heath L\'Estrange, James Aubusson, James Shillington, Anthony Watts, McConkie Tauasa, Michael Burns, Sam Perrett, Steve Meredith, Stuart Webb, Adam Knezevic, Baden Hall, Brad Baldry, Daniel Jarvis, Danny Williams, Hemani Moala, Jack Reis, Luke Fahy, Luke Gordon, Matthew Hall, Mitchell Mahon, Richard Russell, Sam Maniet, Saxon Holland, Scott Porter, Shane Shackleton, Stanley Waqa, Tom Hillard, Troy Savage, Wayne Bond, Iosia Soiola

    Tigers OFF-CONTRACT:
    Matt Jobson, Joel Caine, Jeff Lima, Robert Miles, Chris Heighnington, Luke Branighan, Bronson Harrison, Bryce Gibbs, Matt Rieck, Todd Payten, Daniel Fitzhenry, Dean Byrne, Pat Richards, Dene Halatau, Shane Elford, Mark O\'Neill, Ben Galea

    My view:

    Matt Orford

    One of........... Peek, Hannant, Moi Moi and Lowe, Tuimavarve, Thaiday.

    One of........... Cayless and Myles.

    Both Leuluai and Heckenburg.

    One of.......... Soiola, Bell, Berrigan

    One of.......... Naiqama, B Bowen, Boston, L Macdougall

    That is an additon of a winger/ centre (blue chip), winger/centre (NRL quality), halfback (blue chip), Front rower (NRL quality) and Front rower (blue chip)

    Might be optimistic, but bare in mind the releasing of some players, and of course if we were to snare a blue chip centre, then the blue chip prop wouldn't come and vice versa.
  2. c_eagle

    c_eagle Member

    +0 /0
    We definitely need to keep Dunley imo.

    You probably mean tough but fair, considering harsh and fair are antonyms.
  3. Blunty

    Blunty Member

    +0 /0
    Doesn't really matter what I mean, fact is Manly won't threaten the premiership unless this depth issue is addressed, as well as certain weaknesses our top team possess.
  4. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

    +4 /0
    Excellent post Blunty - I agree with your summary down the bottom. Good to see you've discussed the winger situation too, coz I think we need another one to put pressure on Donald and Hicks for a spot. Of course a line-breaking centre is imperative. Halfback and prop situation is interesting - depends on what we want to do with Monas, and whether we sign guys like Hecks and Kylie.
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +6,143 /234
    Like the list.

    Keeping in mind the salary cap probably will not allow us to get all the players that you have stated.

    Id add flannery from the rorters to the list
  6. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    +85 /0
    great list.....your right on top of them. Well done..........I agree with most of your selections

    Can Mark Hughes still play well?
  7. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

    +2,091 /56
    I'd Go

    Matt Orford
    Shaun Berrigan

    and 3-4 of the following (ideally Phelps/Boston, Royal, Snowden and Gibbs)

    Cameron Phelps
    Tame Tupou
    Nathan Merritt
    Troy Boston
    Jesse Royal
    Kane Snowden
    Jacob Lilyman
    Scott Geddes
    Bryce Gibbs
    Ben Hannett
  8. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member Super Coach Member 2018 Tipping Competitor

    +9,606 /100
    Bryce Gibbs and Kane Cleal at the same club. I'd like to see that.
  9. PEPSI

    PEPSI Active Member

    +2 /0
    lolesi and phelps, one hard head and one quality rookie centre, both worthe chasing plus ad a bit of front row depth,
  10. CC_Eagle

    CC_Eagle Member

    +1 /0
    I'd love to get Snowden just to piss off Knights fans.

    They're claiming him to be the messiah of all forwards.
  11. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

    +4 /0
    Where's the harsh part?

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