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Would Soward be the worst pick-up?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Cliffy's Ciggy, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Cliffy's Ciggy

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    With news out that Soward is being shopped around... what do people think? Would he really be the worst option?

    If Penrith are paying some his salary, would having him kick long on the last 80% of the season for two years while we develop Wright or our Under 20's prospects be a terrible idea?

    He does get injured a lot, but he is a better option that Issac John or Moltzen. Maybe not better than having Lyon at 6 and giving Turbo a start...

    I am not sure what my opinion is yet, which is why I ask....
     
  2. Blue pill

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    spend every cent we have on taupau worry about five eight wiht the players we have
     
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    • pjayz

      pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Hmmm tough one. We need someone to complement DCE.

      I always thought Soward struggled when he was the main ball player and had pressure on him - that wouldn't be the case at Manly, so he could work if he was cheap enough. Having said that; I want Bird at 5/8, otherwise we might be better off trying one of our other options like Korisou, Lyon or Mateo.
       
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    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      Any player at the right price is a good buy.

      Soward cheap is a good buy.
       
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      • Snake

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        Would the most hated player in the NRL be a good pickup is the real question...this guy is a less enterprising version of Chris Sandow.
         
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        • brad

          brad Well-Known Member

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          It's rocks or diamonds with soward . Personally it's a big no from me.
           
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          • WESTIE

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            Please no....all we need is Meoward signing and then talkin in the third person ...... , another panfer and we might as well call ouselves the the penriff sea eagles....a big no thanks.....
             
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            • Snake

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              Yeah, there's a reason Beau Ryan took the piss out of him on the Footy Show before Sowie had a sook...
               
            • Loobs

              Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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              Lyon apparently doesn't want to play 5/8 and Barrett wants both Api and Parcell out there all game. My guess is they both split DH/5/8 in some weird hybrid based on whoever is closest to the play the ball.
               
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              • Brookvale2015

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                Parcell
                 
              • Remi

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                Penrith Panthers general manager Phil Gould rubbishes rumours surrounding Jamie Soward
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                PENRITH Panthers have issued an emphatic denial of reports star playmaker Jamie Soward is being offered to other NRL clubs.



                Fairfax Media ran a story on Sunday claiming Soward’s departure from Penrith is all but guaranteed, with the 30-year-old being “shopped to rival clubs”.

                Panthers executive general manager Phil Gould took the unusual step of issuing an extended statement on Twitter to assure fans and media that Soward is going nowhere.

                “6 weeks ago I had (an) honest discussion with Jamie,” Gould wrote.

                “He agreed he struggled in 2015 after several setbacks. I advised that if he wasn’t 100% motivated to play, I prefer he retire to start a coaching career with (the) Panthers.



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                “Jamie has since apologised for 2015 & committed to giving 100% for (the) Panthers next year. That’s all we ask of any player. An in form Jamie Soward is very important to us. He will do it.”

                Soward is coming off a frustrating year that, like many of his Panthers teammates, was blighted by injuries.

                He is halfway through a four-year contract at Penrith but according to Fairfax Media he had been allowed to leave early, with the Warriors named in the report as a club that was initially interested.

                Originally published as Panthers hit back at Soward rumours
                 
              • HoldenV8

                HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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                No. He's injury prone, another one over 30, and that's before you get into the fact that he's a knobhead.

                Surprisingly, Killer even has a better career goal kicking percentage than Soward.
                 
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                • SeaEagleRock8

                  SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  He is a very polite young man.
                   
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                  • JenEagle

                    JenEagle Well-Known Member

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                    I hope we steer well clear.
                     
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                    • Hamster Huey

                      Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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                      He's mentally soft. Not what we need with a big turnover already in play.
                       
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                      • EagleFlys

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                        If the milk boy ever ran out in Manly colours I would start cheering for the opposition to smash his crying sook face in.

                        So I guess that's a ****ing no from me.
                         
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                        • Beaver boy

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                          Good goal kicker, won a comp under adversity (much like Orford did in 2008). Who cares if he's hated. We've all been hated since the70's haven't we ?
                           
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                          • EagleFlys

                            EagleFlys Well-Known Member

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                            He is not hated, he is loathed for all the wrong reasons (hello milkman). He is a princess sook that's been punted from every team he has played with (bar the London broncos for a 6 month stint).

                            Why on gods green earth would anyone want a 3 time punted player ?
                             
                          • AndWeDon'tCare

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                            Gus has never forgiven himself for that one extra beer at Pan-ferrs.
                             

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                            • Chip and Chase

                              Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                              I couldn't think of a player I'd be less keen for Manly to sign than Meoward.
                               
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