Player movements and rumours

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Julian, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Must've been a bidding war with the Broncos, always going to go for overs when neither team has a salary cap I suppose.
  2. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

  3. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Yeah I saw that. Fuck I wouldn’t touch Hayne with a 10 foot pole.
  4. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Hayne would need to play at either 2 or 3. Such a waste of whatever he would be expecting. Go to Melbourne cunt, then we will see how good he can be, or he will be in reserve grade.
  5. Magic AJ Parker

    At the time he was the Jnr Aussie #7 and that's just what top level juniors go for these days. We paid similar to re-sign Mitchell before he had played an NRL game.

    We signed him believing he'd be ready for First Grade within 12 months and that he'd be the next Craig Wing. Supposedly we had tried hard to sign him 2 years earlier and O'Sullivan our recruitmwnt manager at the time was a huge fan of him so not really panicked just think they needed another spine player in the squad, and given they had just saved a bit of money from replacing Maloney with Hastings and RTS with Latrell they were probably open to spending that type of coin.
  6. GYR DW Lewis

    Wow I'm actually shocked and gutted about Pearce leaving
  7. AVA T Delonge

    Really devo seeing some die hard players leaving their clubs, mostly through their clubs chasing 'better' players. Graham, Jeynolds, Pearce to name a few. Really feels like it's cheapening the comp
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  8. Alec AD Funkotron

    What's this meme about Cronk being a tiny improvement on Pearce? Doesn't choke, kicks better, defends better, puts players into gaps just as well... I guess he can't match Pearce's running game - not everyone can have that little sidestep into a defender like Pearce can.

    And secondly, why is everyone surprised in this situation? It's the Roosters, they are fucking corrupt and unethical as shit.
  9. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    So where's Pearnis gonna end up?
  10. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Manly seems a bit of a strange choice with DCE there if he's got a problem playing under Cronk.
  11. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Blake Green apparently signing a 3 year deal with the Warriors, will amazingly be his 8th club.

    Hull KR
  12. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Nah not really. DCE basically played five-eighth all year, and Manly don't also have Keary to worry about. Totally different situation IMO.
  13. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Pearce would actually be an excellent fit at Manly imo. He’s already maligned so he’d fit in well at the club everyone loves to hate. He’d also get less scrutiny than at the Roosters. Best thing that could happen to him is a full club season with no rep commitments at a club flying under the radar.

    And I think he’d work well with DCE. They could form at great combination.
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  14. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Yeah I'm not saying it wouldn't work, I actually think it's a good fit.

    But I don't necessarily think Cronk-Pearce was a terrible fit either. Seemed as though Pearce had dramas with playing second fiddle, and I thought there'd still be an element of that with Dce
  15. Cribbage RG Cribb

    I don't think he'd have had so much of a problem with it if Keary didn't exist. I think he feels a bit slighted by it all, whereas he feels wanted by Manly. I don't think it's a second fiddle kind of drama with him.
  16. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Should go to Brisbane and play with Milf. Run the side and let Milf roam.
  17. Magic AJ Parker

    Leilani Latu set to be released to Gold Coast so Penrith can get Maloney's contact registered.

    All of a sudden the deal doesn't look so good for Penrith anymore.
  18. AVA T Delonge

    Maloney is such a retard/maybe a genius if he didn't want his 3rd party deal.
  19. Cribbage RG Cribb

    It was never a good deal for Penrith.

    I think the only way they could even break even would be if they won a premiership while Maloney is there. Losing Moylan is absolutely massive. In five years time when Cleary and Moylan are established as the NSW halves combination and Queensland are getting smashed every year, Penrith will be wondering why on earth they let slip the chance to keep them together for the sake of a shit coach and a 31 old year.
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  20. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    So much this. I've said for ages that Moylan is one of the classiest decision makers in the game and they were building a squad to set Penrith up for a good 5 year window.

    I'd love to find out exactly what went down. I respect Penrith for bringing so many local juniors into the comp, but this is the third monumental fuck up in the last 5~ years. It's a story that seems very familiar:

    Fuck Luke Lewis off for butting heads with Cleary, only to fuck Cleary off. Now yet again we're sending our best local fan favourite junior off to Cronulla for butting heads with a coach who I can easily see no longer being at the helm in 1-2 seasons.

    Given Moylan wanted out, I guess they had to get something, so I accepted that Maloney was a big downgrade, but you can only play the hand your dealt. Losing Latu would be too much. They'd be better off canning the whole deal and approaching Titans about a Moylan+Latu for Hayne trade.

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