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Daily Telegraph/Rothfield Canterbury target Api Koroisau & Foran injured again

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  1. TalDog

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    Canterbury target Api Koroisau as Kieran Foran’s injury curse hits another hurdle
    Canterbury’s struggle to score points has been one of the defining factors of Dean Pay’s battling reign — but the Bulldogs have their sights on a player who could make an immediate difference.
    Paul Crawley, The Daily Telegraph
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    Canterbury have pinned a target on Manly hooker Api Koroisau as their priority signing for next season, just as Kieran Foran’s injury curse hits another hurdle.

    Despite having two years to run on his current deal at Manly, Koroisau has been given permission to negotiate with rival clubs following the emergence of young gun dummy half Manase Fainu.

    The Bulldogs see Koroisau as an ideal fit given he is regarded as one of the game’s best dummy halves and at 26 his best football years are still ahead of him despite his own injury setbacks this year.


    Koroisau is currently sidelined with an ankle syndesmosis injury but he has been named on an extended bench this week.

    It is understood Dean Pay is a huge fan of Koroisau’s crafty dummy half work, and Pay believes his experience would not only assist in the development of Jeremy Marshall-King but also significantly benefit the football of young halves Jack Cogger and Lachlan Lewis.

    The Bulldogs have already made public their intentions to target some big name recruits for the 2021 season but given Koroisau’s immediate availability he has now gone straight to the top of their list.

    The Bulldogs have really struggled to score points again this year and Koroisau is the type of player who could really spark them to life.

    They are currently ranked 16th in the NRL with 228 points scored, by far the worst in the league with Gold Coast second last but scoring 296 points.

    Meanwhile, Pay and the Canterbury players have been rallying around Foran this week after he suffered another injury

    Foran has now sustained a calf problem that is believed to be directly related to his ongoing hamstring issue.

    There has been a lot of speculation that the Bulldogs would be keen to move Foran if a rival club showed interest.

    But given his injury history and the big money he is currently on that is just not a realistic alternative.

    While Foran has only played 10 games this year, Pay also understands what a fit Foran is still capable of and the coach has reassured Foran that he is wanted at the club.

    Foran hasn’t played more than 20 games in a season since 2014.

    He played 22 in 2014, 19 the following year, nine in 2016, 17 in 2017 and 12 last year.
     
  2. s-704

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    Come on dogs make it happen.
     
  3. Juicydog

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    Does anyone else think that Paul Crawley resembles a proboscis monkey?

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  4. Moedogg

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    Wow. His manager did a pretty good job on us. He hasn't played close to a full season in 5 years. No way is he gonna get any better... his body is done. No club is gonna sign him for 10 games a year .. Needs to be pressured to retire.
     
  5. liljohny

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    Api. He's a definite. This is a must get.
     
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  6. KiwiDog7

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    If we jag Api and Ramien i would give the board credit where due
     
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  7. capt obvious

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    Id be more happier to get api before ramien, cant see why we cant sign both in the next few days tbh.
     
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  8. Boxer

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    Lichaa would out last him fuck me we don’t need another Foran.
     
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  9. Bulldogs09

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    Completely agree. If they land these two and Herman I’ll give credit here. They aren’t stars but they are players that walk into our squad and provide exactly parts we lack badly!

    With those 3 in I’d almost say it’s a top 8 team and then with A lot more cap in 2021 we could be a force. Especially if Flanagan comes
     
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    LOLLLLL with those 3 we are possibly "competitive" at best NOT almost a top 8 team
     
  11. Minix

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    I've heard that Api is a done deal and will be announced within the next few days.

    Nothing else on the other mentioned players on the forum
     
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  12. Bulldogs09

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    I’d say it’s almost a top 8 team with those 3?

    Dwz
    Smith
    Hoppa
    Raimen
    Okunbor?
    Lewis/wakeham/cogger
    Foran

    Not terrible.

    Tolman
    Api
    Napa
    Stimson
    Chn
    Jackson

    Again not terrible.

    Herman
    Sue
    Ogden
    Jmk

    Again not terrible
     
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  13. KiwiDog7

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    It’s guaranteed top 8 team if Pay wasn’t the coach

     
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  14. Bulldogs09

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    Never seen you say this sort of stuff. Though Fick I hope your right
     
  15. Minix

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    A couple of days ago, a mate who is related to one of the sponsors said massive massive signing news in the next few days at the Dogs, but i cant tell you who.

    The way he was carrying on, i thought must be someone like Tommy Turbo, and after busting his chops he said Api. Fuck me i thought. Could be blowing sand up me ass but who knows
     
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    Love ya work
     
  17. IRON AIDEN

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    api done deal....
     
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  18. Bulldogs09

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    You have said this for a while. I remember
     
  19. DoggyStyla

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    Sounds like youre having a shot in the dark.. Source? Or just an educated guess..
     
  20. Gabe

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    Lol.. We target Api
    We missed all our targets, he is the leftovers!

    We are the biggest shit show, Coach, CEO and Board all need to go.

    Voting member please don't be mugs and let these guys have another term. Is is seriously the worse our club has ever been run.
    Don't bother responding to this post if your going to give me this blame game shit.
     
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