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Opinion Brodie Croft

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by piggy, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. youoboys

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    He is a poor mans cooper Cronk clone....... boring and lame. Why is this even a thread? Dogs are building something special. Get ready dogs fans.
     
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  2. doggieaaron

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  3. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    Such as??
     
  4. _G-Dog_

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    I rate Croft alot better than Lewis or Cogger..

    Our problem is we persist with medioce players for too long.. hence our rebuild will be a slow process..

    To give an example the Rorter$ released Jasckson Hastings within a few months of his FG debut and Brock Lamb within 6 months of signing him..

    Meanwhile we persist with duds in our FG squad that clearly dont have it..
     
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  5. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    Difference is the Roosters have 2 Premiership winning halves and just signed the best juniors around. Plus the fact they can attract anyone they want whenever they want with paper bags processes we don't possess. Add this to the salary cap restraints we were in the past couple of years.
    Hastings and Lamb weren't anything spectacular.
     
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  6. Natboy II

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    Exactly, it’s not a level playing field and our salary cap, recruitment/retention and junior development were royally screwed. Recovering from that takes time but we are back on track
     
  7. Mbappé2020

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    Roosters plan well in advance better than any other club in the game and are continually rotating their roster to get the best out of it. Money helps but you can still have a lot money and make bad decisions, just look at Man United.
     
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  8. _G-Dog_

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    Everyone jumps up and down about salary cap.. but as you said the salary cap is no excuse for poor planning, poor recruitment and retention decisions etc etc..

    Some great young junior talent were off contract this year and we were able to attract none of them amd who knows if we even made a play..
     
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  9. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    Yeah true, but if the current Halves are stable and quality as the Roosters currently have, there's no need to rush the next crop in and develop their game which is where we currently are. We have Foran that has all the experience in the World and class when fit, but when he's not around we have the selection of a few inexperienced halves that get thrown in under done with the expectation and pressure of marshalling an NRL team around. Does them no favour at all and rips whatever confidence they have when not performing to that expectation.
    If these guys were in lets say the Roosters with quality halves 99% of the year they would develop a hell of a lot better than where they currently are which makes it tough to develop no matter who you are.
    I think the guys we have all have the skillset to be in the halves.
     
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    Everyone keeps jumping up and down about the Salary Cap because that's the exact reason we are in this mess. We are now slowly getting out of it. TO answer the retention side of things, who have we let go that would solve our halves issue? Recruitment isn't going too bad, you do realise there are 15 other teams going after the limited number of "young talent" that is available.

    Have a feeling this may turn around when we get out of the yeah you heard it SALARY CAP mess we were in.
     
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  11. Natboy II

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    I don’t know if it’s planning as such but they discard and buy players much more than any other team and always have hence their nickname as the Qantas lounge (you are only usually there for a short period of time)
     
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    I'm always interested in players who can attack, but can't defend. You can teach defence to at least competent levels. But natural attack is much harder to teach, especially if the ceiling is only competent.

    He couldn't cost that much to put pressure on our current halves.
     
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    brodie is croft set to be a bronco
     
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    Yea........NAH!!!!!!!
     
  15. nangsta

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    We are under the salary cap this year and next year so how are we still in a salary cap mess like you say?

    And the club made big offers to Api and Ramien for next year.

    Hardly sounds like a salary cap problem.
     
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    And maybe we are a bit gun shy after letting go of a few real good players too soon!
     
  17. Natboy II

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    No. Our cap is fucked until 2021 due to heavily back-ended deals and paying players to play for other clubs
     
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    Man united have some of the best young talent coming in watch out next few years with a couple of more signings
     
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    Spoken like a true #LiverpoolFC fan LOLLLL
     
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  20. Natboy II

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    Can we get back to men’s sports? :grinning:
     
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