Opinion Fill in the blanks for 2023

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Fill in the blanks for 2023

1.
2. JAC
3. Schoupp
4. Burns
5. Naden
6. Burton
7. Flanagan
8. Thompson
9. Mahoney
10. TPJ
11. Kikau
12. Waddell
13. Jackson

14. Ava
15. Patolo
16.
17.
 

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Ryan Sutton from Canberra will take up one bench spot.

We need another prop, do they re-sign Vaughan or do they take a stab at someone like Ryan James who is off contract and 30 years old...The question would be who would be better value for money between Vaughan & James

Justin Olam is off contract, and is the type of centre we really need. Olam/JAC reunited at the Dogs

Do you give Dufty a year or two extension? Depends if we have a good prospect in the lower grades who will need a couple of years
 

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I am of the opinion that we need another

- 2 props
- 1 backrower
- Fullback (Dufty is not a long term answer)
- Centre
- New coach

Noone really mentions any of our juniors except for Alamoti & Hayward, who are surely atleast a couple of years away
 

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Fill in the blanks for 2023

1.
2. JAC
3. Schoupp
4. Burns
5. Naden
6. Burton
7. Flanagan
8. Thompson
9. Mahoney
10. TPJ
11. Kikau
12. Waddell
13. Jackson

14. Ava
15. Patolo
16.
17.
I hope Waddell isn't starting in 1st grade or even on the bench. And after the last few matches Burns shouldn't be there either the amount of trys he let in over last 4 games and his slow and to many errors in his game
 

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I am of the opinion that we need another

- 2 props
- 1 backrower
- Fullback (Dufty is not a long term answer)
- Centre
- New coach

Noone really mentions any of our juniors except for Alamoti & Hayward, who are surely atleast a couple of years away
-2 props, signed sutton, resign vaughan, target franklin pele, jack williams for a bench spot
-1 backrow, sign nikora, matterson,
1 Fullback - go hard for latrell, if not laurie, kennedy, cobbo,
New coach- shane flanagan, john morris, some proven assistant
 

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Realistic team:

1.
2. JAC
3.
4. Alamoti / Schoupp
5. Naden
6. Burton
7. Flanagan?
8. TPJ
9. Mahoney
10. King
11. Kikau
12.
13.

14. JMK / BBO / Cook
15. Sutton
16. Thompson
17. Jackson
 

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1. ?? Maybe Dufty, but then we need a gun half.
2. JAC
3. Alamoti (will be ready next year)
4.
5. Naden
6. Burton
7. Flanagan (if we somehow jag a good fullback)
8. TPJ
9. Mahoney
10.
11. Kikau
12.
13. Thompson

14. BBO
15. Jackson (as a club captain and long servant I’d let his contract run down fairly, then free)
16. King
17. Hetherington

We NEED a gun centre, another back rower, another prop AND most importantly, with money available, either a superstar fullback or half. Based on who, then you keep either Dufty or Flanagan.

I know Sutton is coming, but he’s no guarantee for 17.

Ava has done nothing wrong either.

Topine and Cook I’d keep, and we may have some juniors I don’t know about. How’s that Stuckey going from QLD Cup? Or that ex Tiger’s prop who is a kid?

Any others not listed above that have been playing, SEE YA!!!!
 

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On what we’ve seen this far, surely King earns at least a bench spot, maybe a start.
fox still worth a trial at fullback before we spend big coin in that position
 

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1. REECE WALSH
2. JOSH ADDO-CARR
3. HERBIE FARNWORTH
4. PAUL ALAMOTI
5. BRENT NADEN
6. MATT BURTON
7. LACHLAN MILLER
8. TEVITA PANGAI JUNIOR
9. REED MAHONEY
10. RYAN SUTTON
11. VILIAME KIKAU
12. JOSH STUCKEY
13. JACKSON TOPINE

14. BAILEY BIONDI-ODO
15. MAX KING
16. CHRIS PATOLO
17. FRANKLIN PELE
 

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Fill in the blanks for 2023

1.
2. JAC
3. Schoupp
4. Burns
5. Naden
6. Burton
7. Flanagan
8. Thompson
9. Mahoney
10. TPJ
11. Kikau
12. Waddell
13. Jackson

14. Ava
15. Patolo
16.
17.
Why didnt you just start a who to replace Dufty with thread lol.

I'll bite though, id pick Dufty at 1 pending how he goes the rest of this year, its too early to call. Havent thought past that
 

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Why didnt you just start a who to replace Dufty with thread lol.

I'll bite though, id pick Dufty at 1 pending how he goes the rest of this year, its too early to call. Havent thought past that
Don’t forget the 2 bench spots.
 

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1. REECE WALSH
2. JOSH ADDO-CARR
3. HERBIE FARNWORTH
4. PAUL ALAMOTI
5. BRENT NADEN
6. MATT BURTON
7. LACHLAN MILLER
8. TEVITA PANGAI JUNIOR
9. REED MAHONEY
10. RYAN SUTTON
11. VILIAME KIKAU
12. JOSH STUCKEY
13. JACKSON TOPINE

14. BAILEY BIONDI-ODO
15. MAX KING
16. CHRIS PATOLO
17. FRANKLIN PELE
Interesting! No complaints from me.. would love to get Munster add more go forward in Hamlin-Uele
 

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Players I think we should sign. All would be good value on our cap.

1. Klokstad
Not off contract until 2023, but only on 330k. Savage is off contract at the same time, so when November comes around force Canberra's hand to pick one, then push for early release.
We don't need anything flash at fullback, just a commited player like Edwards to fill the void so we don't have to rush Toia's development.
Also this move would be easier if we can offload Allan to Dolphins, I'm hopeful Wayne would take him after the Origin stint they had together.

4. Talau (I know there was issues with his father, but get the kid back home. I feel like Addo-Carr plays better with a big threatening centre inside him eg Olam and Latrell in origin)

11. Nikora (someone Flanagan is more familiar with through Sharks juniors and runs a great line. Also stated he wants to do what's best for his family, make best offer and play family club card lol)

17. Pele (big bopper who can bend the line and isn't scared to run hard)

* Another player I would love and would be excellent outside Alomati is Sione Katoa, but he's not off contract until 2023.
A right edge of Flanagan, Nikora, Alomati, S.Katoa would be very ideal for young Flanno imo: Sharks connection with backrower who can run a great line, a damaging centre and one of the best finishers in the game on the wing.

The one thing I really struggle with is how we are going to balance our forward pack, I guess slot hinges on a decision around Thompson and of course Jackson. Some big decisions need to be made here. I struggle to find a good balance and rotation in our middle third with what we currently have.
 

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Coach: S. Flanagan
1. Dufty*
2. JAC
3. Alamoti
4. Schoupp
5. Naden
6. Burton
7. K. Flanagan
8. King*
9. Mahoney
10. TPJ
11. Kikau
12. Doorey*
13. Jackson

14. Averillo
15. Sutton
16. Patolo
17. Topine*

Not re-signing/moved on (if possible): Allan*, Dufty, RFM, Hetherington* (depending on the conditions of the MO), T. Katoa, JMK*, Okunbor*, Stimson, Thompson* (good player, not worth more than 500k tho), Vaughan (doing a job, I'd prefer to save the salary cap/go with youth tho), Waddell* and Wakeham. There's still a lot of deadwood in that lot. A lot of salary cap to play with.

Re-signed: Doorey, Hoffman, King and Topine.

I'd be looking for a gun fullback (Walsh and Ponga unlikely, but those are the quality of players we need) and/or halfback (an experienced five-eighth that can transition to halfback also, e.g. Munster) for 2023/2024. If the Raiders continue to struggle and go with young Savage at fullback I'd look at CNK. I would of tried JAC or Averillo at fullback (maybe if no ones available we can give that a shot next year).
 

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We are a coach & 4 starters away from being real title contenders. Unfortunately 2 of the 4 are in the spine. Shane Flanagan would be the coach I'd go after.

01. ?
02. Brent Naden
03. ?
04. Aaron Schoupp
05. Josh Addo-Carr
06. Matt Burton
07. ?
08. Luke Thompson
09. Reed Mahoney
10. Tevita Pangai Junior
11. Viliame Kikau
12. ?
13. Ryan Sutton


14. Jake Averillo
15. Josh Jackson
16. Paul Vaughan
17. Max King

Coach: ?
 
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We are a coach & 4 starters away from being real title contenders. Unfortunately 2 of the 4 are in the spine. Shane Flanagan would be the coach I'd go after.

01. ?
02. Brent Naden
03. ?
04. Aaron Schoupp
05. Josh Addo-Carr
06. Matt Burton
07. ?
08. Luke Thompson
09. Reed Mahoney
10. Paul Vaughan
11. Viliame Kikau
12. ?
13. Tevita Pangai Junior


14. Jake Averillo
15. Josh Jackson
16. Ava Seumanufagai
17. Max King

Coach: ?
Pretty much agree.

It's a pity King seems to be going backwards a bit but I still think with good mentoring and more experience he could be a starting prop. Jacko could actually add some value off the bench with a 40 odd minute stint in the middle of the game, with half time in the middle of that.
 
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