Player movements and rumours

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

  1. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I'm with you here, in my limited viewings of him at hooker I wouldn't be rushing out and spending big on him to play 9.
     
  2. Tartmaster AJ James

    I'd still defo take him at Titans, but I do agree.
     
  3. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    You as a Titan's fan probably can't wait for next season, given your pending acquisitions and predicted top 8 finish.
     
  4. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Titans are probably the club that should most look at going after him imo. They've got a bad track record with marquee signings, but his attitude and cult status would be a big plus for what they're trying to do up there.
     
  5. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Any predictions on where Mansour will end up?
     
  6. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Tigers or Storm.
     
  7. Tartmaster AJ James

    Although apparently his agent contacted every club except the Titans about him wanting out.
    Seems a bit odd.

    But yeah, he's gonna put bums on seats and is a bloody good player,
    As much as I think Rein has done decent for us, and Clark looks fairly good, Smith is still a big upgrade on them, even if I don't think it's his best spot
     
  8. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Apparently just an error from his agent, contacted Gold Coast when he realised.
     
  9. Lukic L Popovic

    Strongly doubt we'd get Mansour. If we're not gonna make a push for JAC because we're content with our wingers, no way we'll do it for Mansour.
     
  10. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    Mansour is 30.
    Not an ideal age for a winger with the style of game Mansour has.
    I didn't realise ha had played for the Kangaroos before.
     
  11. Magic AJ Parker

    I think Mansour will end up at the Dogs.
     
  12. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I really think Penrith will regret letting go of Mansour, it's hard for me to be unbiased as I love Mansour and have a huge 1 club man fetish, but ignoring the sentimental reasons I think the Panthers set up will suffer. His runs out of Penriths end are immense and make it that much easier for the Penrith forwards to do their jobs, mainly because To'o and Mansour do half of it for them.

    When I look at their line up and see the the 'saw is gone to be replaced by Staines and now there's question marks over where Naden will be, I wonder whos going to take that backline work load? Staines physically isn't made for it, Naden could have done a bit but he may well be a non entity next year, meaning we could see May or Whare playing inside of Staines, I don't see where you're getting up to 12+ effective tough hit ups there.

    It might just mean the forwards have to do more, which is their job, but it adds to how Tamou will be missed. I like Leniu and Leota, but it's a lot to pick up the Tamou load, especially if Tetevano is the back up, gives his all but just isn't much. It pretty well has to mean that there's even more on the shoulders of of Fischer Harris, who already puts up big figures and Yeo, who had a massive 2020, but I think benefits getting involved in the later tackles when the platforms been laid. Could mean trouble.
     
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  13. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Staines is a gun and I'm sure they want him to be their long-term fullback, but if they were determined to keep him due to this I think actually giving him the fullback spot would've been the chad move. You're absolutely right that the go-forward could struggle. Penrith have relied on their wingers for this for years.
     
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  14. Magic AJ Parker

    They're definitely just delaying making a decision on Edwards.

    I'm not convinced Mansour is one of those wingers who is going to age well, he's probably got another 2 years max of being effective at the top level, there were already signs this year in his contact and play the ball speed that the quality of his hit ups were starting to deteriorate.

    I just don't know what Penrith are trying to build on one hand whinging about loyalty but at the same time giving them nothing to aspire to. Mansour should've played out his NRL career with the Panthers and then had his farewell tour before going over to the ESL. Seems like quite a big character in the changing rooms too.
     
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  15. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    Most sporting codes are the same. You are forever remembered for your playoff performances. Mansour was a bit on the shitty side deep in the playoffs so they want shot of him.
    Same thing happens in the NHL ice hockey. You come good in playoffs and you can write your own ticket, however if you flake in playoffs despite having a strong regular season then you are regarded as a shit cunt. And you get traded for a sack full of pucks.
     
  16. Magic AJ Parker

    Sounds like Roosters have been trying to sign Widdop or Benji.

    I'm kind of not surprised just given how much we have struggled with rookie halves.
     
  17. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Apparently Dogs signing Allan opens up a spot for Souffs to sign Mansour.
     
  18. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Yeah I think it makes a lot of sense. Sign Benji or Widdop for one year, play Walker off the bench and have him develop with the squad, promote him next year if he's developing well. I don't think Lam is going to make it.
     
  19. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Benji to Roosters has seemed like the perfect fit to me. They've got the list to win a comp in 2021, just short a half.

    I'd have thought bringing in a bloke who managed 20+ try assists in 2020 that'll play for peanuts was a no brainer.

    Are both Morris's going around again?
     
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  20. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Yeah they're both doing another year. The fact all 16 clubs apparently passed on Widdop at 300k doesn't sound legit to me. There is 8+ clubs that could use him.
     

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