Player movements and rumours

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

  1. Lukic L Popovic

    Looks like the Tigers are gonna sign Joe Ofahengaue. Reports say he's on 500k at the Broncos and apparently we'll be paying 350-400k with the Broncos covering the rest.

    If Manly really are offering Aloiai over 600k a year, then I'd gladly take Joe O. If we're gonna flick Aloiai and Garner off to Manly for Sironen to go with the Joe O signing, even better.

    Honestly, I'll be happy with the team outside of the spine if we do that. Obviously we're gonna be shit because of the spine though.
  2. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Surely not...
  3. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Wouldn't surprise me that him signing Arrow was purely to allow him to put Murray out on an edge.
  4. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    As far as Flegler goes. I reckon the supposed journo got it wrong.

    $1.3M over 3 years is far more realistic (though it still feels like too much for him at this stage).
  5. Alec AD Funkotron

    Fuck I hope so, it's hard to believe that all these front rowers are getting more money than the 2 guys who actually carried the pack this year.

    Regarding Ofa, I dunno if it's due to everyone declining under Seibold, or he has genuinely gone to shit. Hopefully it's the former for his own sake, but he was probably the worst defensive player in the worst defensive side.
    Same thing with Oates...hopefully it's all just Seibold aids.
  6. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    I'm definitely super pro-Goates, but he really only had a few bad games on the wing. He was injured most of the year, and had a few games where he forgot to catch. I want him to be given a proper run without injuries and more importanly, without Boyd at centre.
  7. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Apparently we are offloading Ofahengaue to make a play at Chambers.
  8. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    I fucking hate Chambers, but if they can get him for cheap I don't have an issue with it. Brisbane only have 2 centres and Staggs is done for most of the year. And I watched the locker room interview with B Smith and he said Chambers was a huge part of the Storm culture at training and always went hard on the young blokes, Brisbane need something like that.
  9. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    I am new to league so you know more than me Boobiddy
    However in the small number of years have been following think that little attention should be paid to locker room value when evaluating acquisition targets.
    We brought over Adam Blair 3 years ago on big coin because
    A) he was considered good
    B) his locker room value in terms of imparting knowledge to young Cunts

    Once we acquired him his real value in terms of winning games and helping the club boiled down to reason a even though he did some good thinks from a reason b perspective

    If reason b is vital to your club eg you are the Titans or broncos suggest that this maturity, wining attitude and professionalism habits can be embued through other off field roles that don’t take up salary cap or a top 30 spot.
    Eg I think Johns was brought in this year by new castle from a mentorship perspective
  10. Magic AJ Parker

    Joe O is a good pickup at 300k. I feel smaller forwards are so undervalued on the market.

    It's of a slap in the face though if Aloai ends up leaving because it's definitely a downgrade.
  11. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Get. Fucked.
  12. morgieb MC Burridge

    Cartwright -> Parra

    Well at least no-one's gonna get Jennings'd now.
  13. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    The Offa deal to Tigers is shit handling by Brisbane. Offa is a good bench prop worth that 400-500k mark, which Brisbane currently pay him. They are happy to get rid of him and actually chip in for his salary at Wests, and they also think Flegler is worth 650? Whoever looks after the squad at Brisbane needs to go, it will be a shame to see Lockyer get sacked, so I'm hoping he quits to focus on media or whatever excuse they wanna come up with.
  14. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    I saw a journo's predicted Brisbane line up for Game one next year and things look Grim. I will see if I can dig it.
  15. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    If it was FoxSports, it won't even be close. The lineups they came out with for most teams left out players purely to generate comments on social media. Pretty sure their Cows side dropped Drinkwater and had McGuire on an edge.
  16. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    OK - that explains it Boobiddy. They left out Milford and had that idiot Brodie Croft starting and if that wasn't enough they had the worst player in the NRL, Isaako, in the starting 13 at wing. And had some N00b loser at Fullback.
  17. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    warriors close to signing Matt lodge
    Article says he is on 1m with broncos and warriors are offering raise

    crazy money if true

    would be great if broncos were paying freight
  18. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Isn't Lodged married to SOS sister? Who's papa happens to be Warriors recruiter?
  19. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    100 percent Boobiddy
    Pos also just recruited his son
    So some warriors fans are saying some nepotism
    jazman84 likes this.
  20. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Haha all Warriors fans shouldbe saying nepotism. You sign up your son and your son in-law - from other clubs - and it's going to raise eyebrows.

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