I doubt we have the money for 2 big name backs.
Fualalo played 73 games, honestly doesn't seem like that many.
No disrespect to any of them but it feels like we're making progress when I see...
Moving to rumours atm, nothing official from the club, will move back to Bulldogs Discussion if it happens.
Sorry to say but it's become this clubs way of thinking. Hasler tried to sign injury prone players making them into stars and it seems Chris...
That's the reality of the situation, I'm not saying I'm happy with it. Who's the other options Isaac Luke, Segeyaro, Brittain, Levi or re-sign...
So I guess Billy Brittain is off the cards, unless this guy has been signed as a third option.
Broncos are in the 8 having lost most games than they won (and it shows).
I think most long term deals don't work out well.
Add RCG to that list, Parra signed him for 5 years, big gamble.
Not a great decision but the storm weren't guaranteed to score.
The better team won on the night anyway.
Shame we couldn't make it work with Suli.
He has a connection to Frank Pritchard so could be possible.
We're going to be connected to anyone available so will take article with grain of...
Looks like he ate Sam fmd.
Prior to Ricky Stuart coaching I always had a soft spot for them. Out of the top 8 their probably the only team I wouldn't mind seeing win, can't...
Great result and that look on Smiths face was priceless.
The raiders have the bulldogs attitude of old, we never used to give up and I'd never...
Very sad news, I hope the remainder of his time is as comfortable as possible.
If we were able to do the same thing as the roosters I doubt anyone here would have an issue with it and we'd be saying other fans were haters for...
Before even opening this I knew there'd be something about us in the article.
Not saying he's a bad player but has there been anyone who hasn't...
The aim and mindset must be finals footy every year.
You can't go into the season saying we won't play finals football like Pay said in an...
From Souths website:
The Rabbitohs have confirmed the departure of nine players during their Round 25 win over the Sydney Roosters.
Canterbury have scrapped Mad Monday to ensure there is no repeat of last year’s scandal as NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg warned club’s there...
Destabilising player, short term pain long term gain letting him go.
Dean needs to have the team firing from round one next year. I haven't been a fan of his but if we go into the season playing a similar brand of...
He needs to play well consistently in every aspect of his game week in week out.
I think things have been so bleak as bulldogs supporters that...
I'll be honest, I wasn't a fan but he's growing on me. Some good kicking as well tonight. Well done to him.
There were a few clubs after him. We need to show faith in some of these kids rather than trying to sign players like Jennings.
I've been a harsh critic at times during the year but it's been a very good end to the year, much better than last year.
Are we going to be a...
Fuck these commentators willing the Broncos home.
Good luck to him, not fussed.
Gus helped Penrith grow financially but nothings been achieved on the field, no premierships.
Imagine paying out...
Agree people have different opinions. As an example for me Meaney isn't a winger but he's got better as the seasons gone on. I can also never...
We're a few players away from that. But who knows what happens in the off season and who becomes available.
Pay also needs to use the best...
Haha, thanks for your explanation of business but I'm well aware how it works.
I get people here love the Andersons but doesn't make them beyond...
What are the business interests? Didn't the company he was a director of wind up recently.
There's still a hell of alot of work to be done, I...
The club already announced it's not happening this year.
Imo definitely a no on Reynolds, even if the tigers pay half that's still $350-$375k per season, too much for him.
I doubt jmoz would come back,...
Not really a fan of the article but no use complaining tbh.
Pay will be here next year, let's hope he makes good use of the off season, plays...
Hopefully we sign a decent player or two in the off season, there's always some movement.
Need a backup hooker and center for sure.
Rather go for Luke or Seggy tbh. Reynolds is on $750k, even if the tigers pay half it's way too much for him.
What sign quality players? I'm not here to bag the Andersons but I call things as I see them.
DWZ didn't sign purely because he wanted to play...
They can talk all they want, until they land a few quality players it amounts to nothing.
Sterling is about the only good one, Johns to some extent.
Matt Thompson, Slater, Thaiday and similar types are terrible. Even Thurston to some...
Who cares what channel 9 wants.
If they want increased viewers put together a decent commentary team rather than has been hacks.
But I would...
DWZ was an excellent signing, before that you'd have to go back years. Probably tank and some players around that time.
That would be so depressing. Api had injury concerns but signing a third rate Newcastle reject would be unbelievable. I hope the Warriors get him.
Other than DWZ which club would make a serious play at any of those players.
Wakeham and JMK have potential, Lewis is just a posterboy, Cogger I...
If the tigers are paying him 700k as reported even if they pay half 350k on Josh Reynolds is a waste. He's not a specialist hooker.
Welcome Snoop, good first thread.
I don't know how I feel about SBW. I would have been alot happier if he made things right a few years ago...
Maybe we're announcing we didn't sign anyone.
Pretty disappointed. I know he's not the best player going around but was the best available for 2020.
You also need some semi decent players...
It's down to him and Isaac Luke as the only options left. Other than that our backup would be someone playing out of position.
I don't think this thread has anything to do with the loss. It's about our ability to attract players.
I'd love to sign him but the money he would command would be too much. Plus we need other positions ahead of more forwards.
When Pay arrived at the club he said Lewis was free to look elsewhere. Then he played a few good games and was signed up again. Pay should have...
People need to stop looking for conspiracy theories.
We were the better side in the first half and should have gone in ahead by at least 2...
I don't care what else Tolman brings to the team he just kills the attack.
The best available option for 2020, otherwise it would have been JMK playing 80. JMK has improved but still has a way to go.
Was just looking at his stats. He's only played over 20 games once in 6 seasons.
If he's already signed I hope it works out for us.
1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
2. Nick Meaney
3. Kerrod Holland
4. Will Hopoate
5. Jayden Okunbor
6. Kieran Foran
7. Lachlan Lewis
Not this again.
They ain't coming, don't waste energy getting your hopes up.
What they said is just trying to get as much money as possible from Manly.
So if we win against the cowboys 70-0 we're in?
Put away the calculator,enjoy the last few games of the season and see what happens.
I'd be OK if we had to pay overs to get a decent marquee player. Ramien isn't that.
Let's just see how we start next year before we put everyone on a pedestal.
Not being negative, only realistic, a few good games doesn't erase...
I think he should start the season and as others have said let's see what happens around May/June, it's not like other clubs are going to be...
Foran is a year by year proposition. Sign him up with options in our favour at a much reduced price. In any case he's signed up next year so...
Push Hoppa to fullback like what happened during the game. Meaney is just starting to settle, I wouldn't move him around now. Harper into the...
$400-$500k, 3 year contract, option in the clubs favour at the end of each season.
He copped numerous hits tonight, just got up and kept going.
Champion player, I think we'll really struggle without him.
What planet are channel 9 on giving Lewis man of the match.
Not sure mate, he needs some game time tbh.
If Pay isn't going to use him then put him back to Canterbury Cup. It's no good for him getting no game time, we have others that can play in the...
First time in ages I've felt connected to the team and game, fantastic win.
Well done to him, some brilliant takes in the first half, I was a doubter but if he can keep improving and have a good off season he'll nail...
How many times is Lewis going to kick to Sivo
Surely Cogger doesn't sit on the bench 2 weeks in a row.
Fkn lol, got to make it 12 on each side, well done refs.
Respect for Jackson, first time I've seen him fire up.
Very sloppy game so far in terms of handling.
The most useful thing he did in the first half was get us a penalty.
Absolutely, first half he's been fantastic, I've been a critic but he's doing great.
I can live with Hoppa in the team, he's not the fastest but adds experience, good try.
Head Coach Dean Pay has confirmed his 17 for tonight's clash with the Eels at Bankwest Stadium.
Pay has stuck with the same 17 which got the job...
Yes you're right, no one knows the true reason but love or hate Pay I doubt any player comes purely to be coached by him, he's no Bellamy or...
My understanding is Parra wanted Waqa Blake ahead of him.
Anyway I'm stoked DWZ is with us whatever the circumstances.
And go where? He had already been released from Penrith.
No one else could fit him in, he didn't want to go to Qld.
Haha, worst case it might be OK for around the house.
I was thinking of getting one when someone posted they were on special a few months back...
Let's be serious though, DWZ came to us because the tigers couldn't offload players to afford him and he didn't want to go to Nth Qld.
I can't believe I'm saying this but Isaac Luke for one year. Hopefully he can assist JMK's development. Seggy wouldn't be too bad either.
They can't give away those heritage hoodies, $24 is pretty cheap.
This is a guy I'd be proud to see as a captain of our club.
Respectful and likeable, I hope he stays on with us for the long term.
To me he hasn't demonstrated enough to show he's a top level coach at NRL level.
As I've said before if he builds a team and he's not the man to...
The only good one was Tedesco anyway.
Still fuck Hasler for what he did to the club and how far he puts us behind with his stupid decisions on...
There's just something that doesn't feel right about Ramien. I know we desperately need a centre but not at any cost.
If the club has seen a...
I think Brown took Newcastle as far as he could. He's made some decent signings and certainly left the joint in better shape than when he...
1. Clint Gutherson (c)
2. Maika Sivo
3. Michael Jennings
4. Waqa Blake
5. Brad Takairangi
6. Dylan Brown
7. Mitch Moses
1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
2. Nick Meaney
3. Kerrod Holland
4. Will Hopoate
5. Reimis Smith
6. Kieran Foran
7. Lachlan Lewis
8. Aiden Tolman
Was never happening anyway.
Brett Morris signed on to play alongside his brother and because Hasler was stupid enough to give him megabucks.
I'll never consider Brett Morris...
Dwz is a far better signing than Morris ever was. He came here for the right reasons and to help with a rebuild.
I've got no dramas with Hoppa sticking around on the right money.
Holland though I can't celebrate - he's an incomplete player - if his defence...
Agree that in the last couple of weeks his run meters have been decent, before that he was under 100m most of the time on the wing.
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