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News Bulldogs great Graeme Hughes says Canterbury move will be Kieran Foran’s last chance in the NRL

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by Gotenks, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. GrogDog

    GrogDog bad attitude

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    Love how most "fans" have him written off before even giving him a chance.............
     
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  2. Gotenks

    Gotenks Immortal Gilded

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    I'm not talking about Foran here, i'm just talking in general. Do clubs actually do medicals on players before they sign them? I have never seen it mentioned before so atm i don't believe it happens. I'm just asking if anyone has any proof of them happening in the NRL.

    And i have said this before about Foran, it will take a long time for him to get to the stage where he can manage NRL footy on a weekly basis. The average player would have been back to full duty by now, but the club is taking it slow with him. The thing is i don't even care if he starts the season a month later, i just care about him starting when he's 100% match fit.

    I don't even understand why people think i'm saying negative things about him, i'm just being realistic instead of making idiotic claims like some people calling him the best 5/8 in the game atm lol.
     
  3. The Eye

    The Eye Previously The Stalker

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    I think he will come good... a few kebabs and its game on.. my only issue is he has played at parra.

    Once a player has played for them they go to shi7. Toxic club
     
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    I dont have proof, but of course they do. If a player is to be payed out due to medical conditions forcing their hand, then of course the club need to know where the injury stems from. Insurance and liability. Its common practice amongst all clubs im sure.
     
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  5. Gotenks

    Gotenks Immortal Gilded

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    That still doesn't mean the new club does a medical before signing the player. Like i said, the current club does a exit medical assessment on a player before he leaves, that could easily be used as reference.
     
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    One word...Bobcat! 72 games for those losers.
     
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    Willie Tonga? We can fix them!
     
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  8. Dstyle

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    I know first hand that several clubs do esp if there has been a history but they do as a matter of course so to track and keep a record esp helps also with possible future issues. I cannot prove that i know that on here. However look to the Jack Bird example at the Broncos
     
  9. Gabe

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    Foran's fitness is a bit if a worry because outside of him we have nothing proven to be more than a make weight at NRL level, non of them would make first grade at any other club.

    If Foran plays to his potential and can stay on the field he is a Million $$ plus player and will go close to winning the Dally M. My understanding is we are paying under that.
     
  10. Bob dog

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    We need to get him super tough like Johns was, not that big but able to tackle blokes twice his size, if he breaks can we cover him?
     
  11. Dstyle

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    Good result to get 12-15 games per annum from him
     
  12. Qld-Dog

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    TBH, I believe if there is one thing that describes Kieran Foran then it would be "TOUGH"!! VERY TOUGH!! every bit as tough as Andrew Johns was, can we cover for him if he breaks?? the short answer is NO! at this point in time.
     
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    The problem with depth at a position like half back, is that if they’re good enough, they will eventually find their way to first grade through another club.

    I guess what I’m saying is no one will be able to cover a half back position/five eight, full back or hooker well enough..and if they did, it’s just a matter of time before they are snapped up.

    Just look at Damien cook!
     
  14. Gotenks

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    That's why it's ideal if both your halves have well rounded games and can interchange with each other at times. Look at the Cowboys with no JT, Morgan eventually stepped up and performed better at halfback than most other halfbacks in the game.
     
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    Depends on how determined he is, he might wanna go for another five or six.
     
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    Of course it is Mr Hughes. Foran has been terrible the last few years wether that's injuries or his own fault. League is a brutal game on the body and unfortunately some people's bodies can't last. If his body can't get through this contract I highly doubt another club will be stupid enough to fork out the cash we have to give him another go.

    On another note I still can't believe we have forked out near $800,000 a season (according to the media) for this guy. What a waste of cash when no one else was bidding!!!
     
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    I think our club did it with loko
     
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    Even if we are paying $800 000
    I don't think that is overpaying considering what Illawarra are paying for Ben hunt.
     
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    I disagree- he will guide the juniors with likes of cleeland brown Frawley like Stuart did with sherwin

    If he gets his body right (which all indications show he will) we will have a big year!

    Sterling said he was the most important signing for the eels in decades- let’s hope this is also the case for us.

    We need to use him smart and protect him more- similar to what we did to lamb(training wise etc)
     

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