Player movements and rumours

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

  1. Cribbage RG Cribb

    I think the signing is "fair enough" given Brailey did his ACL, but he's a really bad fit for Pearce IMO.
  2. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    It's a signing that improves both clubs.
  3. Cribbage RG Cribb

    I'm not that sure it improves Newcastle. It's a fair enough punt though.
  4. morgieb MC Burridge

    Apparently Te'o will sign with the Broncos.
  5. Toolman TR Man

    Will make or break them. They've needed a proper hooker for a while now. If it doesn't work out much of that rebuilding will be for nothing because they will probably persist for a couple of years and by that time Pearce will be closer to retirement so they'll be close to having to start over again. If it does work though they can compete for the premiership. I think if Ponga comes in at first receiver more it could work.
  6. Lukic L Popovic

    They had Brailey but he tore his acl.
  7. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Yeah and I thought Brailey was perfect for Pearce.

    McCullough is actually a terrible match for Pearce IMO but it was probably worth a punt anyway if the alternative was some sort of Randall/Watson/Lino combination. He'll definitely add a lot to their middle third defence which has been a serious problem at times, and even though his service is terrible and Pearce is very reliant on good service, they're not exactly putting a quality dummy half passer on the shelf to play him now so it's worth a punt at least. If he sucked I'd not hesitate in dropping him for Randall though, and if he hangs around like a bad smell next year when Brailey is back it'll be a bit of a disaster.
  8. morgieb MC Burridge

    Crazy how many signings Newcastle seem to be able to manage (Pearce, Ponga, Klemmer, Frizzell, Brailey). Their losses seem pretty small fry too....
  9. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    This is an odd signing considering our depth in the back row. His price is another question too, as I assume he could pick up some decent coin in Japan.
  10. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Club has said they will sign him if he wants to play on a base contract to keep fit.
  11. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Bronson Xerri has tested positive to a number of banned substances and has been provisionally suspended.
  12. morgieb MC Burridge

    Another Sharks player. Coincidence? :ph34r:
  13. Magic AJ Parker

    This guy?

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  14. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Couldnt be happier about McCullough going to Newcastle. He is the quintessential example of overrated Broncos players making Origin simply because they play for Brisbane.

    He cant even fucking pass properly.

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