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For the record I think a very green/rookie halves combination is a disaster. It’s quite amazing, after four years of dog shit and saving up for a phenomenal ‘war chest’ we will probably still have the worst spine in the comp. go figure.
Unless there is someone more experienced and BETTER available would much rather see us keep Foz
I’m happy for him to not even kick long/general play. between another good half and a great Hooker that shouldn’t be too far fetched. Maybe he can just do some shorter more attacking kick. We look...
Hit the nail on the head mate.
Someone mentioned ‘rockstar’ before. I would love some rock star signings. Everyone else has numerous; we don’t have one.
With the three years endured and our current roster it should be zero surprise if we retained who we wanted and added -Walmsly, Clarke, I like...
Pretty much been a minimum wage player since he’s been with us and pretty fortunate to be in the NRL (wouldn’t make many other NRL starting 17) so don’t think the club has used and abused him whatsoever. Should be grateful to be fair.
Maybe I’ve been supporting the Dogs for too long but I don’t see the current board who started their tenure making excuses before a ball has been kicked off and had us not competing for three years a good start.
So the redemption path of acquiring a sponsor, signing a kid that plays wing for...
I’d rather fuck off R. Smith all together. His attitude stinks and he has that stupid sour face all the time. I know Meaney is not exactly a gun but has a way better attitude and to be frank is a much better player this year and last.
Pretty sure I smoke you in every aspect of life, you come across as the moron here.
Did you not watch all the rugby league shows completely rubbishing the Broncos all week. They’re job is to create drama, ya stupid fucken dope.
None of those callers offered anything of quality. Makes the Dogs supporters sound like simpletons.
Mbye and woods being moved on was great. Mbye is below average and single handily conceded four tries the other night.
Reynolds 400k for 2 seasons would be a big mistake, so I’m glad the board...
I’m sick of people blaming the media
We are an easy target. Our most loyal fans are disgusted with the way we play. Of course neutral commentators aren’t gonna praise us. We’re rubbish. People say Brisbane are the darlings of the NRL and the were copping it baaadd. If you’re shit, you’re shit...
Some solid and accurate points RE the new board.
Agree with everything you said but just cause Dib and Co were better than these assholes doesn’t make them worthy. Dib is not the answer, we need the best.
40% win rate with a wayyyy better roster. Finished 15th in 2018 with arguably a stronger roster than when Des took over. Des got Manly into the second week of the semis, were quite hard done by, had Tommy T out most of the season and still would not of looked outta place in the GF. Either Des is...
Not defending Pay as I simply don’t know the ins and outs but wouldn’t be surprise me if he’s a straight up puppet and face of the coaching with someone else pulling all the strings and micro managing him to death. Either way it’s doom and gloom.
Need to go now. Been making excuses ever since they were elected.
There is no excuse. Should be aiming to win a Como every year. They have instilled a loser’s mentality since day dot. I understand our roster is shit but have always maintained we didn’t have a good ROSTER with Des in charge...
Without sounding like a dick I have predicted each and every shit show since I’ve been posting. I am willing to put 10k against anyone at $2 odds that Barrett will be a fucken disaster. He is a horrible head coach prospect.
This board need to go first and foremost.
Either Barrett is a horrible head coach or Des Hasler is the best coach ever. With Toovey a close second.
Barrett is a fucken rubbish head coach.
Go through all of Manly’s results on either side of his rein and this is well highlighted. He is not a head coach.
Bellamy and Robinson would...
Agree that he should be fullback over DWZ.
But a straight up poll. When Hoopa is back who would you prefer on the wing Smith or Meaney. I’d prefer Meaney personally. Better player, attitude and more effort in my opinion. Kicks goals too. Neither is not a selection.
That’s some absolute rubbish signings for a war chest!!
I don’t think we’d even make the 8 with all the BS surrounding the club if we got all of ‘em.
Are we not entitled to any superstars?
As I’ve stated before when was the last time we had an Australian spine player?
I don’t ‘admire’ any other clubs like certain chair people but despite all the shit and limited resources and shit they’ve gone through Manly always seem to perform and have more tenacity and spirit in their pinky than this entire outfit at the moment. I never laughed at Manly but the rest of...
The Jackson contract was a huge mistake.
I don’t think he’s worth more than 400k and that would be showing loyalty. Another decision by the current board that will come back and bite us. Just lol. All you can do is lol.
Honestly wouldn’t pay more than 350k
If we had a system and coach like the Roosters n Storm we should be able to get a junior on minimum wage playing better than this bozo in a year.
Ps- he misses a lot of crucial tackles. Seems The Kennel doesn’t pick up on this.
Anyway wasting big bucks on...
I bought this up many years ago when we actually made the finals.
I anticipated this in my initial the post. I still believe we had a bottom 8 team on paper with Des but think he actually over achieved. There’s no way our roster was ever like a Roosters, Easts, Souths etc
When was the last time...
So essentially Dib n co put our whole future on deuce/seven off suit (and over extended themselves with even that) while other clubs were dealt bullets or pocket Kings and didn’t make excuses or write off their next five years. What a monumental fuck up.
Definitely a bit over this ‘all in’ notion. We must be the dumbest organization alive cause when we were ‘all in’ our roster was lucky to be top 8. Besides Barba in his breakout year we didn’t have one super star. Even Barba didn’t play for Australia or even origin! (Not including PM squad cause...
I’m definitely not feeling Bennett. Look at last night.. still a better team than we will have next year on paper. They weren’t in the fight at all. Bennett would be a big mistake. Left too many clubs in despair. Bellamy is the only one for me. I think if we came next year we’d be close to a GF...
Well we need to figure it out, simple. Why should Roosters had (Keary/Cronk) last year and other teams having constant guns in key positions. Are we not entitled to at least one gun in the halves. Is that how pathetic we have become? We can’t have a top line half?
Worst halves pairing in the comp.
With a ‘war chest’ I’d expect a minimum of one DCE, Munster, Cronk caliber of player.
Not a rookie 7 and troubled NRL reject who couldn’t even get picked up as a utility.
It seems pretty simple to me.
Another huge problem with the Dogs-at LEAST twenty of our current top thirty hardly deserve the 120k minimum wage ( there is also development contracts which are less than the 120k allowed in the top thirty)
Whole thing is bizarre. Even when we got to two GF’s...
Disagree, Didn’t go backwards. Lichaa was far worse than JMK, I honestly have never seen a worse hooker. JMK is pretty terrible but looks like Cam Smith in comparison. But new Hooker is obviously priority.
I remember Twin Turbo having a go at me for suggesting we paid Josh Jackson 300-400k a year.
He is way past it. Even@300k I’d have my reservations.
SOS Bellamy. At this rate we digging ourselves deeper and deeper.
Going off simple logic Holdbrook is far more rubbish than Pay.
Better roster than us, sitting lower than us, flogged bu a team we just flogged. No, no and no.
I’m starting to think the only way out of this horrendous mess is Bellamy. Bennett is past it.
Griffin and Toovey pretty much the best...
To be honest-with this board, situation etc I think this is the only scenario that can rescue us. We will be the most dominant sporting club in Oz if he comes on board. They have to make it happen. Even if they pay him 2m for the next ten years. If it doesn’t I can’t see any way out. Even the...
Both make valid points but I disagree with Wakeham. I think you play your best team no matter what. Don’t make the fans endure the absolute rubbish Lewis coughs up every week just to prove a point. That’s pretty irresponsible.
Yeah 575 points under Folkes from 760 is a rapid decline. No doubt we needed some kind of shake up at the time. I didn’t know the ins and outs of Folkes’s coaching habits then (and wasn’t too concerned from memory) but knew our roster certainly needed a change.
That’s the problem. It feels like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. It doesn’t make things any better when we are constantly kept in the dark. This is by far our worst period post 1980. We have never missed the top 8 four years in a row. It’s not even a top 5 it’s a freakin top 8 and...
Maybe he did but there’s an age old saying ‘money talks and bull shit walks’
Plus the NRL is nothing but shutting down rumours that eventuate. Just look at the recent Wayne Bennett and Latrell Mitchell situation.
Like the Circle Jerks said ‘Deny Everything’
Our style was old and out dated at that time. We were a very slow and boring team. We needed a shake up. We needed speed. Didn’t have to completely re-write ourselves and if the club did that with one opinion on a television screen without any professional consultation well fuck.
Made the thread quite a while regarding Gus and he (and I) got slagged by many experts on here. When he talks people listen.
I can’t fathom why the club is sitting on their hands in finding any outside help that we obviously need. Like many others I’m sick of these questions, it’s like banging...
Why would we want to sign someone who has hardly played any first grade?
Better off to breed average backs and save our money for seasoned first graders/guns who are arguably the best in their position.
With exception to players like Grant and B.Smith who are not far off being top tier or at...
I agree with what you are saying but Milford is a terrible idea. He seems pretty toxic and lazy to me and Hoppa can do the job at the moment.
If we had Appi (I know we don’t), a fit Foran, Wakenham in the halves and mid season Bateman, Thomson no doubt we’d be a top 8 side. Which given the...
I'm not against signing marquee million dollar players, not only do they strengthen your team immensely they effectively weaken the opposition.
Imagine the Roosters with no Cronk (they don't win the comp last year)
Souths without Cook (No top 4)
Manly without Turbo
I think DWZ can develop this.
He IS a ROCK STAR fullback. It's not his ability, but his positive attitude, enthusiasm. I think these things can't be appreciated enough.
By reflecting on DWZ you can see what the Dogs/Pay are doing and I like it.
I'd be hard up to swap for anyone in the world at...
I Luke played well today wouldn't mind him for a year for around 200k
Would prefer JMK/Cogger with an off season and some specialised Hooking coaching could do these two wonders..
What's available now I see Luke as the only option. Would prefer JMK/Cogger over these other suggestions