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2019 FG Squad...Thoughts...?

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  1. Some doggies supporter

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    Reckon we should drop fualalo to ISP and give someone else that bench spot
     
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  2. EB18

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    1. Meaney
    2. Oknbor
    3. Hoppa/Montoya
    4. Holland (gk)
    5. Smith
    6. Lewis
    7. Foran
    8. Tolman
    9. Lichaa
    10. Napa
    11. CHN
    12. RFM
    13 Jackson (c)

    14. JMK
    15. Elliot
    16. Sue
    17. Faulolo

    reverses martin, renouf, ogden, c.smith, cricton, cogger, wakeham etc
     
  3. Some doggies supporter

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    It would be interesting to see Pay use a bench of just forwards instead of having JMK on the bench.
     
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  4. Valley Viking

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    First Grade

    1.Meaney
    2. Chrichton
    3. Hoppa
    4. Holland
    5. Smith
    6. Foran
    7. Lewis
    8. Tolman
    9. JMK
    10. Napa
    11. Martin
    12. CHN
    13. Jackson (C)

    14. Brown
    15. Toomaga
    16. Ogden
    17. RFM

    ISP

    1. Cerutto
    2. Montoya
    3. Harper
    4. Olive
    5. Okunbor
    6. Cogger
    7. Wakeham
    8. Tualau
    9. Lichaa
    10. Fualalo
    11. C.Smith
    12. Sauaso Sue
    13. Elliot (C)

    14. ?
    15. Zac Sadler
    16. Kayne Kalache
    17.

    This is pretty close to what I think Pay will go with. Both squads pretty similar, bar 5 or so players we are a club of reserve graders. I think a few of them will surprise us though.
     
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  5. Some doggies supporter

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    Good team but would have to find space for Elliot
     
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  6. TwinTurbo

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    1. Hopoate
    2. Crichton
    3. CHN
    4. Holland
    5. Smith
    6. Foran
    7. Lewis
    8. Tolman
    9. Lichaa
    10. Napa
    11. Martin
    12. Elliot
    13. Jackson (C)

    14. JMK
    15. To'amaga
    16. Ogden
    17. RFM

    I like the idea of Crickton and CHN on the left side, plenty of muscle there, tackle breaks on offer.
    Meaney has to earn his spot with his attitude, training and stepping up when required.
    JMK on the bench for his versatility, plus I want to see how the team goes with him in lieu of Lichaa
    15 to 17 could be any combination including Tualau, Smith, Sue.
    So many options there, the competition for spots is going to be intense.

    Go Dogs
     
  7. btrainben

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    1: Meaney
    2: Holland
    3: Hopoate
    4: CHN
    5: Smith
    6: Foran (Yuck!)
    7: Lewis
    8: Tolman
    9: ??? Not Lichaa. JMK and Nu can't start
    10: Napa
    11: RFM
    12: Martin
    13: Jackson

    14: JMK
    15: Elliott
    16: Sue
    17: Ogden/Renouf
     
  8. Valley Viking

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    Yeah I wrestled with that one, probably should’ve had him instead of Brown on the bench. Elliot started coming good at the end of last year.
     
  9. Dogna88

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    1. Meany
    2. Hopoate
    3. Smith
    4. Holland/Montoya
    5. Crighton/Montoya
    6. Lewis
    7. Foran
    8. Tolman
    9. JMK
    10. Napa
    11. Jackson
    12. RFM
    13. Elliot

    14. To'amaga
    15. Sue
    16. Fualalo
    17. CHN
     
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  10. Spoonman84

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    I really wouldn't be surprised at all if we see Tui Katoa cement a wing spot by the end of the season.

    He looked better the Harper until he did his knee in ISP. He has a huge amount of potential.
     
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  11. Dogs2004

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    1. Hopoate
    2. Meaney ( ease him in to fullback from the wing)
    3. CHN
    4. Holland (GK option 2)
    5. Smith
    6. Foran (VC that if can play full game without injury )
    7. Lewis
    8. Tolman
    9. Lichaa
    10. Napa
    11. Martin (GK option 1)
    12. RFM
    13. Jackson (C)

    14. Sue
    15. To'amaga
    16. Ogden
    17. Elliot

    Even swap chn with Martin at centre
     
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  12. Dogs_92

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    1. Meaney
    2. Smith
    3. Holland
    4. Hoppa
    5. Crighton
    6. Foran
    7. Lewis
    8. Toleman
    9. Nu Brown
    10. Napa
    11. Martin (GK)
    12. CHN
    13. Jackson

    14. Sue
    15. RFM
    16. Toomaga
    17. Fualalo

    Elliot definitely improved 2nd half of the year, I just think he might have dropped down the pecking order in the forwards, back rowers that is. I would be rotating Sue with Jackson at lock. Elliot 18th man or Odgen.
     
  13. Chriso86

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    Can we steal Brandon smith from storm for 9, being stuck behind cam for another 2 years after already playing for nz signed till 2021 but stuck in a shadow might ask for release
     
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  14. halfcast

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    Agreed
     
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    Weak squad
    On paper if I’m wrong we might scrape into the 8 if I’m right we will battle for the spoon
     
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  16. Spoonman84

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    There’s no way Elliott won’t be in the team he’s in the leadership group and you always hear Pay give him a wrap. Going off Martin being put back into ISP for the finals I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts off there.
     
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  17. Dogs_92

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    No doubt Elliot will be in the 17 unless injuries. I just think all our locks/back rowers in RFM, CHN, Sue, Jackson, Martin offers a bit more than Elliot. I’m happy with how Elliot finished the year but he always does that. Starts horribly then finishes strong. This team is more of me just doing what I think, I know it will be different.
     
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  18. Blue&whiteAxe

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    my thoughts exactlly
     
  19. TwinTurbo

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    What ............... he wasn't "put back", he ran on for a few seconds to qualify for the finals. Then played in the finals with the guys he played with earlier in the year. Team spirit on display.

    Go Dogs
     
  20. Spoonman84

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    Maybe but they didn’t put Lewis and Smith back when they could have too.
     

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