Player movements and rumours

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

  1. Magic AJ Parker

    Yeh I kind of wonder if you're the Tigers and you're rebuilding you don't just factor in entertaining Addo-Carr's desire to be a fullback for a dozen games as part of the cost of signing him knowing you'll come out of it with one of the best wingers in the game.

    I mean he's not going to be completely terrible and I don't think he'd be that much of a downgrade on Doueihi or Mbye. You'd just get a very strong running fullback who'd probably be a safe defender.

    Then once you're in a position to recruit or promote a better fullback option you go ahead and shift him onto a wing.
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  2. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Don't disagree with you there magic, maybe not for a dozen games, but definitely give him a crack if that's what it takes.

    I think they're mad not to be sticking mbye at 1, given they won't be able to offload him, they've got Brooks at halfback and even more so when they may well have Reynolds in 6.

    He at least links up and can shuffle a ball on to the likes of Leilua, Nofo and addo carr. Having mbye playing outside of Addo Carr is completely backwards to me. A spine of:
    7. Brooks
    1. Addo carr

    Gives me the feeling that they're outside backs will get about 3 scoots each per game.
  3. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Add Liddle at 9 and you have a top 8 NSW cup spine.
  4. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    AFB wants out of Sydney. Broncos should be offering Manly Lodge, Milford or Bird as a swap.
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  5. Magic AJ Parker

    Broncos said they can’t afford him and ruled themselves out. Sounds like he might go to the Warriors.
  6. Magic AJ Parker

    12 months ago I thought Manly were showing all the signs of being a top 4 side for the next few years. After this season and on the back of losing Fonua-Blake I can’t see them even making the 8 next season.
  7. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    They are losing Boyd and Fifita. They can definitely afford him. They had 800k saved up for Fifita, so unless they have already spent that elsewhere and not announced it, there is room.
  8. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Does wanting out of Sydney seem a bit wishy washy re Addin Fonua Blake and Manly? I mean you play out of Brooky, Avalon, Palm beach etc are half an hour up the road, you're not exactly stuck in the rat race if you live there.

    Bit different if you're out at Parramatta or something.
  9. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

  10. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Apparently the wife wants him out of Sydney because of his gang links.
  11. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Haha that makes some sense. I was thinking that "anywhere except Sydney" was a weird location to have to go for personal/family reasons, but that one adds up.
  12. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    And he definitely looks like a gang kinda bloke.
  13. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    Warriors are after him (AFB)

    Its us or the 3 Queensland teams as they have eliminated the others for various reasons:
    Broncos: Are stacked with high priced middles so don't need him
    Cowboys: Came out and said "not interested". They have other priorities eg backs
    Titans: We don't know. They seem to have a war chest at their disposal.

    Warriors had to bid $850K for him which might be enough to scare of Gold coast.

    Warriors fans are convinced we will be top 8 next year if we get him. Cunt averages 125 metres per game over 97 career appearances.

    6 foot 2 and a whopping 118kgs. His 2020 tackle efficiency is 93.9%
  14. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Broncos are stacked with high price middles? Kennedy has been a starting prop for brisbane this year. Teo is starting this week, purely because said retard is suspended. Broncos would be mad to not go after AFB with the money they had for Fifita. And if Manly want a player, offer them Bird/Milford/Croft/Lodge/Offa
  15. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    Maybe not all of them are high priced but you have:

    Haas, TPJ, Lodge, Carrigan and what's happening with Joe O Boobiddy is Joe gone or not? He was told to shop himself around.

    Brisbane more need an elite 2nd rower than another quality middle
  16. Tartmaster AJ James

    If he's trying to get away from gang shit, he's probs not gonna go to GC
  17. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    No they don't need an elite 2nd rower at all. Glenn/TPJ/Riki is enough. They need a gun half and/or fullback.
  18. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    They have 2 players on over 1mill next year. No way can Titans afford someone on 850.
  19. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    Either way I named 4 props in my list counting Joe (whose status I am unclear on) without adding AFB.
    You are set in that area
  20. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    You named 2 props with TPJ and Carrigan.

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