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Spose it will be Naden or Hopoate with him. Is there a chance TB might play JAC at FB? I see defences focusing on his side, him being the obvious danger in our side, and he might get more freedom to run from FB. Is he up to the job though, its a big workload upgrade wing > FB? I dunno
Have to teach him to. Hes been our most likely back to break the line this year, probably same next year. Need someone who doesnt get tackled all the time before the ball gets to JAC. Otherwise i dont know who partners JAC. Most of the other backs we have are winger/fullbacks
If he keeps going the way he has so far the rest of the year, he might be a very expensive player to get, and i dont see us even thinking about it with Flanagan, Averillo and Burton on the books. Roosters would be stupid to let him go. Broncos let him go lol
Hoping there's no surprise omissions this week, finally traded out Staines. Watch him go big this week lol. Hes terrible to have. Once a month a big score, 20s the rest of the time. Good part of losing bmoz is he freed up cash so I got to'o and rapana in, and Staines out.
All just making something out of nothing. I'd bet my left nut dce won't ever play for us. Besides we dont need him. Get a pretty damn good forward or 2 for his money too. Or a hooker. I doubt any hooker is on dce money
He may be a serious consideration to put the C on the way hes going. Hes pretty amazing. Its like hes been playing FG for years. I have him in everything i can. He won me a draft game this week that i was behind in.
What a crazy half of football. GC get 22 straight points then Broncos 22 straight. I thought broncos were going to lose 60-0 at one point. Titans last 3 halves of footy have conceded 62 points. And they have scored 52 in that time. Titans looked more gassed, they could be in trouble now.
Some brilliance from him today, about what he would do at the broncos...
"I've made a quick list; I think if they blew up the spine and they bought these four players: Harry Grant at dummy half, Nathan Cleary at halfback, Jarome Luai at five-eighth and Kalyn Ponga at fullback..." Johns said...
NFL is much more complex than just 2 conferences. Each of the 2 conferences are also split into divisions (north, south, east, west). with 4 teams in each division. They have 32 teams. Is it worth doing in NRL with just 18 teams and 2 simple conferences (no divisions)?
The NRL these days must...
I dont think we get any more backs at all. Have plenty now once JAC and Naden come here. Expecting a forward or 2, and maybe a hooker. Dietz shows promise, but gets injured a lot. If he can adjust to the rigours of FG he may be ok.
Only concern i have is Nadens rep for getting into trouble. Being with us it will be our fault every time he fucks up, for the rest of his career whether he stays with us or not long term. Hope he can pull his head in.
The Sydney conference have the advantage of not having to travel much, while the other one will do lots of travelling. Adding the teams to make it happen will dilute the talent pool.
Yeh they have conferences in the NFL. But in the USA they have 330 million people, a lot of well funded teams...
Had to take a gamble and swap teddy for t turbo. Teddy likely to miss a week and off the boil lately (since keary got injured), have Ponga already, pap is injured, latrell suspended. Not a lot of choices for big scoring fullbacks left. Now just hope turbo can play more than a few matches without...
I agree he needs to lift, but I dont mind him sounding confident, despite his form. We would be more pissed off if the attitude of the players was to be down in the dumps, and talking themselves down instead of up.
I actually did the trade to loop cleary in classic then realised I was behind on the scoreboard a bit, so put the c back on teddy for a pod. Well yeh he was. I looped sivo (157) in draft and he had c on teddy.
Exactly why i havent got him despite his attractive price compared to players like Pap, Teddy, Ponga and Latrell. Hes almost 400k cheaper than Pap.
My heart is already under pressure watching the dogs play, i dont need the stress that every tackle could be his last for 2 months.
Why wouldn't we try to get him released early, we need him asap, and Panthers started the year playing him in the reserves, and don't really need him. But we failed despite trying hard, and so will Panthers trying to keep him.
If our club hadnt tried to get him early there would be a lot of...
I don't see it coming to anything, no way the board are retarded enough to release him. Just saying if we said we arent releasing him, that would be the end of it, at least for dogs fans, Panthers cant do anything no matter how inflamed they get, so i dont care how pissed panthers get. Let them cry.
Our board are going to be in all sorts of trouble next election if they release burton back to Penrith, after they refused to release him to us. He's too critical to our plans, I dont see us releasing him. There's no reason we would.
Vote points for the round
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 48
Luke Thompson 21
Renouf Atoni 15
Jackson Topine 6
Jake Averillo 4
Adam Elliott 1
Sione Katoa 1
Player of the year points
Its hard to say if it would be any different if we had Pay or TB. The main issue has been the players for a while now. TB is getting a better opportunity than Pay got, now the purse strings started loosening a little, and will a lot more at the end of this year.
Pay had no chance, getting us...
Amongst SC classic and 3 different drafts im in and Fantasy, i have Papali'i, Niukore, Matterson, Lane. Recently Lane has picked up and going better, Papali'i is the best forward they have, Niukore has been going downhill. has the odd good run, but not standing out. Matterson had been...
A shit week for me in classic. Latrell getting a lot less than expected as captain, plus having to sub Simmonson (12 points) in for Bmoz (averaging 106) were the main 2 causes. Should have captained Cleary, 160 more points there. Had it in my head Latrell would go big vs Tigers.
They are improving though. It was Penrith who have won their last 21 reg season games. And their fade was later this week. Dont think they challenge us for the spoon now. Concerning for Milford is they are much better without him
After 3 coaches in 5 years I dont see changing coach as a solution. No point in keep changing the coach when the team is still poor. We just dont have the right mix of players yet. Jac and Burton will help a lot, but we still need some forwards with skills. Its like they are all tolmans right...
Probably means where we are on the table now is correct. Cowboys in Townsville always used to be one of the hardest road trips, and they found some form last week. Im not expecting us to win, tipped us to lose in tipping. We are the worst side at the moment. Hoping JAC and Burton next year and a...
Yeh tbh 20k is a small fine for a club and i have no idea why the trainer let him stay on when he was obviously concussed. Sure it wasnt long before they took him off, but he should have been straight off. Im sure Lewis didnt want to come off, minutes into his comeback match, but what the...