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Walker - foran

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by c eagle, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    He's one for you boys , what do you think we gain and lose by having walker in for foran, saying he plays 5/8....
     
  2. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    We certainly gain speed and the options it creates. And lose Foran's 5/8th experience and front-on attacking of the line.

    How it will all balance out is a huge unknown.
     
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    • Habib eagle

      Habib eagle Muppet

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      Foran is a top flight test representative who runs the show for the NZ test team giving Shaun Johnson plays his natural attacking game.

      Walker is an absolute unknown as a first grade 5/8, and a huge gamble for the Eagles. He's a very good centre, and will end up there.

      Foran would be a 9/10.

      Walker a 6/10.
       
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      • manlyfan76

        manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Agreed. Except that foran is only 9\10 in tests and is known to go missing in the regular season.
         
      • eaglebuzz

        eaglebuzz Well-Known Member

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        Unknown is ?/10
         
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        • Loobs

          Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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          I guess whereas Parra have a legend of the game like BA deciding Foran is worth 1.4M a year, we only have Bozo and a former NSW and Australian 5/8 thinking Walker is up to it. Advantage Parra...
           
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          • tookey

            tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            Foran is a good 5/8 but a **** half back
             
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            • Killer03

              Killer03 Well-Known Member

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              From a pure skill set point of view you would say that losing Foran for Walker we lose (as others have said) experience, the ability to play at the line and get smashed. However it's no good saying we miss this when the reality is we didn't see any of this for 18mths.
               
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              • andyvb

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                Foran is a class act, but was playing with other class players. He has a good dummy and can take on the line but when was the last time we saw Foran put a player through a hole or a player score off a Foran kick? Solid 5/8 but will struggle at halfback. He is more of a lock then a half
                 
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                • Red Pill

                  Red Pill Optimist & Troll Inquisitor

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                  Welcome Back Chief yes another new season and as with all 16 teams a time where all supporters even parramatta ones can dare to dream. Even you! :)
                  There is no question he was good for Manly ( Except for his last 2 seasons) from memory he ( Foran) has shown little of his talents in the test arena if anything Johnson has eclipsed him. In fact he has done bugger all in tests? One thing you are failing to see is that Foran's success ( pre 2015 &14) was very much linked to the quality of players he had around him. Say for example Lyon, Stewart bros, Matai, DCE and others. Who does he have around him at Parra? I tell you Bugger all in comparison! Like Choc his only interest at Parra will be collecting his pay cheque and little more! No doubt we will be hearing from you when Parra does well ( until mid April is my guess) and than you will disappear again.
                  Go Manly!
                   
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                  • Wombat Legacy

                    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                    How about we stop talking about Foran
                     
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                    • Hgbcds

                      Hgbcds Well-Known Member

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                      At 26 his motivation is just a pay day? You idiot !! Bring forth the guillotine
                       
                    • Loobs

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                      Anyway, doesn't the current NZ 5/8 play for Penrith..?
                       
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                      • HoldenV8

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                        I don't expect Walker to be Foran. He will add some pace to the halves but I have no idea what his kicking game is like and it wouldn't really surprise me to see Killer used as our second option kicker behind DCE.

                        Correct. If Speels fans think Foran is going to be the brilliant, organising, long kicking halfback they have been lacking since Sterling was forced to retire in 1992.....they are in for a rude shock. Yes he can play halfback, he's even played there for NZ, but as a halfback he makes a good 5/8. He might also struggle without the Lyons/Menzies like combination he had with Snake.
                         
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                        • Habib eagle

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                          2. Radrandra
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                          4. Takairangi
                          5. Gutherson
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                          7. Foran c.
                          8. Jnr Paulo
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                          12. Beu Scott
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                          • double hoops

                            double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                            Who even is this foran bloke?
                             
                          • Loobs

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                            The other thing to remember with Walker is that the game plan will be very different. DCE is free to roam so what exactly Walker will be required to do is a bit of an unknown.
                             
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                            • Red Pill

                              Red Pill Optimist & Troll Inquisitor

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                              It is when you play for Parra. That was the point! :) seems you missed it!
                               
                            • Loobs

                              Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                              Good luck. I get my Leb fix from Mint in DY. Dee has a signed Manly jersey hanging inside. You could do well to follow. Plenty of premiership years to pick from.
                               
                            • cherry_poppins

                              cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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                              Foreskin is Josh Reynolds but with a arguably better skill set

                              Both play the same type of games only Foreskin is a little better at it

                              Both are A grade grubs and awful at halfback
                               
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