- Nov 11, 2011
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He carves up against school boys he’s kidding himself
Des Hasler wasnt gambling with his busted love child, he rejected mitch moses and we also lost tedesco but got fairy awoods instead. Dogs have had bad signings last few years ayNo gamble will be bigger than Foran. We signed a busted old body and hoped it would come good. The gamble backfired big time!!
You’d have to be stupid to even consider itThis will be kind of interesting and not sure if possible.
You're the Head of Recruitment... do you come in and offer Suaalii the identical contract he is looking for after Souths just knocked him back?
Kid can play and would be the biggest gamble in the clubs history.
Joseph is a really good kid who unfortunately is being manipulated by people who don't appear to have his best interest at heart. There was a push for him to play first grade next year, it's a big jump from playing Harold Matt's or SG Ball. He was the absolute standout in the Penrith junior system year after year before the Rabbitoh's and Kings got their claws into him.I don't know much about Suaalii except that he's hyped up a lot. But I suspect that his manager at least sees dollar signs when looking at Suaalii. The kid may be in the same frame of mind, could be that his parents are influential and seeing dollar signs.
Wherever he ends up, it's going to be a gamble that he can replicate what he's done in the lower grades. Plenty of kids develop young physically and rely on physical dominance alongside a decent skillset. Sport is easy for them and they don't learn the work ethic or develop the determination to succeed when it's no longer easy for them. As I said, I don't know what Suaalii is like. But he looks like a lot of his ability comes down to being a big unit playing against twigs from the highlights videos. Stepping up to play against match hardened warriors in the NRL might really send him spiralling back down to earth.
I was a slow winger who was a pretty handy defender. I think at 40 years old I'd have been a fair chance to crack into our squad in recent years. It's an unfortunate thing that player management these days will push to make a quick dollar even if it's harmful to a player's development. A few serious injuries can derail a youngsters progress a lot. And if players are debuting too young and without the benefit of hardening up in their own age group, the risk of being injured does increase.Joseph is a really good kid who unfortunately is being manipulated by people who don't appear to have his best interest at heart. There was a push for him to play first grade next year, it's a big jump from playing Harold Matt's or SG Ball. He was the absolute standout in the Penrith junior system year after year before the Rabbitoh's and Kings got their claws into him.
Unfortunately the pressure he will feel when/if he debuts and hype he will create will be enormous. That's a lot of pressure for a 17 year old kid. He'd be better off just slowly coming through the junior pathways and developing naturally although he appears to have the talent to step straight into first grade.
He would walk straight into our side. Mind you, so would I.
You have to watch him play first. Loko was just stronger, agile and quicker than anyone else in juniors. Was always going to be tough coming into first grade and doing that against grown men.Jacob Loko was an absolute beast in the junior grades but sadly couldn't replicate what he was doing in the lower grades against men. I have no idea whether Suali will be a star in the NRL but I do know that he's not worth the money he's asking for...