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Official Joe Stimson joins the Bulldogs on a 3 year deal

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by jpneves, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. 086

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    Needs a hyphen in the surname as well.
    If the player doesn't have two surnames, they've got to be a good ole country boy, preferably both!
     
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  2. Snake

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    Tohu Harris
     
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  3. Malla

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    Wouldn't say wheels fell off but just didnt play to the same quality they did in Melbourne. Again though, I think that is attributed to the culture and the system in Melb, plus the players they would have had around them ie. Smith, Slater, Cronk etc - made life a lot easier.
     
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    He's the Warriors most underrated and in my opinion most important player!
     
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  5. Snake

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    Yea he is still playing good footy after leaving the storm albeit injury prone
     
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    I prefer Barney Rubble
     
  7. Prison Mike

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    That's always been Melbournes go, heavy middle rotation, they earn the right to go play by winning the middle. Simple system really yet wankers like Pay pick a bench full of backrowers and a utility lol
     
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    kasiano-has been ineffective for years after they dropped interchange and sped up the pace of the game around the PTB
    Kennar-career journeyman
    Myles-signed with storm at age 32
    Ryles-signed with storm aged 32
    Jacks-signed with storm aged 25 from qld cup
    Weston-career journeyman
    Mann-was only at the storm at the early in his career and couldn't lock down a spot which has been the case his entire career
    Chase Blair-a parra and manly reject who made city country at the storm
    Hunt-was only at the storm 1 year and couldn't lock down a spot
    Welch-not sure if you're aware but he's playing origin next week plus he's only ever played at the storm so not sure what you'd compare his storm performance to?
    Romelo-he played like 2 games?for them
    Tonumaipea-has only ever played for the storm so not sure what you're comparing to
    George Rose-signed with storm at age 31
    Roberts-played 18 games for the storm after back to back wooden spoons at parra
     
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  9. TwinTurbo

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    Glad to see that you agree that none of that small sample (there are plenty more) improved, proving the point that not everyone who goes to Melbourne improves.

    Go Dogs
     
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    Exactly who would you have on the bench. Too'maga and Taulau arnt up to it and the young guys just arnt ready. Kalache and Roumanos might be OK with time.
     
  11. Vlasnik

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    Give me tweety he'll surely strengthen our forward pack. Clearly has one of the best tackling techniques I've seen and seems like a natural bully :grinning:
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  12. the_insider

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    I think you chose to completely miss the point as well as fabricate examples. How has Welsh not improved? He's playing origin next week champ. How did Blair not improve? In the case of Myles, Ryles, Rose, etc it's pretty hard to 'improve' when you're in the twilight of your career and just making up squad numbers. Also how did Ryley Jacks not improve? He went from park football to NRL debuting as a 25 year old.
    I'm starting to think you don't actually know how a salary cap and NRL squad structure works, not everyone in a top 30 is going to be a long tenured player, when you have a well paid nucleus you're going to need some one year minimum wage players to make up the numbers and to be cap compliant, that's what guys like Roberts, Weston and Romelo were......
    I know you have a Pay agenda but it's really starting to make you look ill informed. Seriously to suggest a bloke who's playing origin next week hasn't improved just killed your credibility
     
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    Welch shits all over our props
     
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    Perhaps it’s you who missed the point, which was that not EVERY player improves when they go to Melbourne. Of course some do, but some don’t.

    Go Dogs
     
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    And that is a somewhat valid point but the examples you used were ridiculous. I mean you just said 'go to Melbourne', Welsh and Tounampea have only ever been at Melbourne so again what are you comparing to? Also are you really expecting guys who are 32-33 years old in the finals years of the careers on minimum wage to improve?
    How about a more relevant question, how many ex Melbourne players have left Melbourne and improve and how many have left Melbourne and gone backwards?
     
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    Not according to TwinTurbo who believes he hasn't improved one bit....
     
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    When Hoffman returned to Storm he didn't look to hot did he..
     
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    Stimson can only improve as he gets more game time with the Storm. How he will go with us is something we have to wait and see. But I like the lines he runs and he runs with some energy and strength. Some we are lacking at the moment.
     
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    and we have/had a chance at him, except our club keep screwing around players and their managers.
     
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    Dont worry about him bud.
    Its clear now bellamy fucked his mum or something, and hes deffinetly sleeping with pay.
     
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