Player movements and rumours

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

  1. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    From all reports Herbie will be used at 1 next year, with Cobbo to left centre.
  2. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    I hope they don't. I like it the way it is tbh.

    I think moving Cobbo to centre will more likely reduce his effect on the game than increase it. TMM is doing alright and Niu was actually looking like he was getting the hang of things before he got injured.
  3. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    I think TMM is a 6, and could be effective there. Cobbo definitely has it in him to play left centre.
  4. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    True, but I think Cobbo's more valuable on the wing.
  5. Magic AJ Parker

    Lodge and Haas to reunite at the Dolphins?

    Lodge makes a lot of sense given the family connections.

    Haas makes a lot of sense as a marquee player for the club and I can't see any other club paying over a million for a front rower.
  6. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    I'm glad he is leaving Brisbane. He is the best prop in the game, but he has so much baggage, and at the end of the day he is a prop. Brisbane have Carrigan, Flegler, Jensen, Palasia and Willison to use in a prop rotation which is still top tier for an NRL pack. Use the money from Haas on Munster or Burton who both come off contract same time.

    Wouldn't be releasing him early unless we are given a player in return.
  7. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    This Lodge situation is very strange
  8. Magic AJ Parker

    Yeh very suspect.

    Looks like a pay out to keep quiet about something. Whatever happened at that bar that night.
  9. Magic AJ Parker

    If it's all true and he actually asked for a release I'm surprised he played last night tbh.

    Not even like the Broncos have been unreasonable, he's on 750k this year and 800k next as per court documents from his falling out with his previous manager.

    Has a very SBW/Bulldogs feel about it. NRL should allow the Broncos to release him as per his request and then not register his next contract until 2025.
  10. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Didn't that happen at the start of the year? Seems odd that that would be the reason now.
  11. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Yeah it's suspicious. Plus Broncos have offered him 1m for 2026. But he wants 1m now. He wants out of a club that's looked after him, over maybe 100k after tax per year? He will lose that in cost of living if he moves to Sydney. It's no surprise this has all happened since Haas linked up with SBW and Khoder Nasser. I'll be shocked if he's not at the Roosters next year.
  12. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    That fits. Nasser is a parasite.
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  13. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    What you think about Easts signing Lodge, @Magic ?

    From memory you haven't exactly been a fan in the past.
  14. Magic AJ Parker

    I was a big fan of him coming through the grades but not over the last few years. Just too cumbersome for the modern day game IMO, takes all the cheap metre hit ups to pad his stats, can't seem to combat a simple fast moving defence on a tight carry and just takes too many poor carries every game.

    I don't really know what Robinson is looking for to be honest. He's behind Taukeiaho, Hargreaves and Collins and I really like Baker, E Butcher and Terrell May as up and comers so seems odd.

    Unless JWH's injury is worse that they're leading on it makes little sense as he doesn't fix any of our current issues.

    If we were going to sign a disgruntled ex-Wests Tigers NYC prop with anger management issues I would've much rather it have been Nathan Brown.
  15. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    All fair points.

    Another major issue is his discipline. Gives away plenty of penalties and restarts and will probably spend time on the sidelines.

    He does have the odd game where he'll rip in and have a blinder though.
  16. Magic AJ Parker

    This is probably what has shit me the most about him over time and probably why I’ve blown up about him in the past.

    When the circumstances are right, i.e his side have dominated possession so the opposition defence is a little tired and there’s no line speed or he’s been able to pad out his stats with a bunch of kick return hitups off restarts he’ll just become a ball hog and pad out his stats and then you see all this bullshit about how he’s lead from the front and was a big factor in the win when really he’s just profited from the situation.

    I think he’s first grade standard, he’s just at the lower end of that scale.
  17. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Warriors signed CNK and has given Walsh permission to negotiate with the Broncos for 2023 onwards.

    Interesting that they were specific about "the Broncos" and not simply "return to SE Qld". Do they not want him dealing with Pete/The Dolphins, or is it some favour to the Broncos for releasing him to them in the first place? Warriors CEO is an odd guy I guess.
  18. Magic AJ Parker

    Does it not involve a TMM swap?
  19. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    TMM isn't even contracted for next year, although there was some talk about him signing a deal that wasn't finalized. There are rumours saying they will be getting TMM and possibly one of the Broncos young kiwis.
  20. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Would only make sense if it was for this season cause TMM is on a 1 year deal. Also, TMM is injured at the moment so not sure if it would happen.

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