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Josh Reynolds (Departing) Consolidated SUPER THREAD

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  1. Papa Emeritus

    Papa Emeritus Administrator Staff Member Gilded

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    Reynolds is a lunatic.

    Yes he is a Bulldog through and through (Except for when he was a Rooster :P) but I just don't think he is the answer for our team moving forward and he is asking for way too much money.

    I honestly would love to see our team being organised by Foran, with Mbye as the running 5/8. I think Mbye would play a lot better if he didn't have the pressure of being the organiser. If Frawley can step up his game we could maybe go with him and Foran with Mbye in some other position but I honestly think Frawley is a fair ways off being a premiership winning half.
     
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  2. finchie

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    Your 100% Correct matey
     
  3. Como Dog

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    Wasn't on the Kennel 3 years ago when Ennis left.

    As others have already said why keep making the same mistake just because it was made once. If 500k-600k figures on here are accurate that's great money for a player of his quality and ability.
     
  4. Indiandog

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    thats exactly my point.

    Why squeeze out one of the only players who brings something to Dogs and keep the duds on massive money.

    Where is the accountability for Des and recruitment team here? who the fuck is making the decisions.

    Who knows what dogs offered to Reynolds and how significantly less it was in comparison to tigers offer.

    We all know how the club disrespected the club legend in Ennis by giving him 2 years worth way less than what he deserved and gave a rookie almost the same amount.

    If we had not signed Mbye few months ago on a massive amount , we had plenty of money left in the cap to resign a better player who has actually won us games over the years.
     
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    I have little doubt Reynolds will be a better player under Cleary, but Frawley and Foran are still better options.
     
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    I agree. Don't think he will be a world beater but Brookes will control the team and Reynolds will be able to play off the back of that

    Will be interesting though to see how he does play and what improvement he does show under the coaching of cleary
     
  7. BDPScarface

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    For me it doesn't work like that. Same with Mick Ennis... sometimes a player stagnates at a club. It is not surprising when they do better elsewhere. And I'm happy to accept Des' responsibility for that.

    Agree that Des is to blame for Mbye squeezing Reynolds out. Having said that, even if Mbye wasn't on 800K (is he really on that? I'm not convinced), Reynolds isn't a 700K player.

    That's unnecessary. I don't understand how people can be so brutal when judging achievements. If I was so inclined, I could dig up forum posts claiming that no-one would want Reynolds and that all the other coaches wouldn't go near. Yet he's found a club, regardless of what you think of the Tigers, very quickly. I'm convinced that the same Bennett that signed up Benji Marshal, he would have gone after Reynolds if he compromised on his asking price.

    Reynolds was a contributor, with mixed consistency, to a team that made two Grand Finals and finals footy every season since 2012. He plays with passion, and is not devoid of skill. He's no failure.

    I'm sad to see him go, but I know he needs to go. For two reasons. Reason one is that its the right time for the reshape of our team to challenge for a premiership. Des has his contract extension, and he is a coach with the capacity to take us to there.

    But the second reason sadly came in the last game against the Tigers. The try that sealed it for the Tigers raised two deficiencies, we've all known about mind you, in Reynolds game, that can't be sorted out.

    The first, he rushes out to prevent the kick with the requisite urgency. That's good for me. But either he is too dumb, or too inable to adjust for the high risk outcome, which occurred, that the kicker baulks and now you've exposed your line to a backline movement close to the try line.

    The second, I feel sympathy for him here, but he'll never get that instinct to trip out of his game, as his desperation from that rushing out against the Tigers triggered. The way football commentators make out like this is the most heinous thing to do is why he has my sympathy. I've never understood why it's such a big deal. At least not the way he's been pinged for it. It's just a stigma around it, but objectively, is it really that much different than an ankle tap? But I'll yield on this because I'm going to cop a lot of emotive responses to this. Again, because of the stigma.

    Regardless, it's never going to get it out of his game, and other players manage to keep it out of their game. So let it be some other clubs problem. It's the only thing about "Grub" that pains me about his in your face style.
     
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  8. GrogDog

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    Enthusiasm alone isn't enough to warrant keeping Reynolds, no-one more than me wishes he had the talent to go with it.

    Their has been bugger all accountability for our Coach, I wanted him gone for this year, I agree.

    Moving Reynolds on is (what I am hoping) is a sign that we are moving in a better position, if Foran is true that that is a massive leap forward.

    Ennis isn't and wasn't a club legend, common you give that title away too lightly. Don't be sad for him, he finished his career winning a premiership, we couldn't give him that.

    I think we have the opportunity to save the Mbye decision by moving him to a position he can actually play, all on Des for that. I think Mbye could play FB, Centre or Hooker and play them to a very high standard. He is part of the jigsaw puzzle or solution for us I think.
     
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    Lol @ comparing Ennis to Reynolds....
     
  10. obje

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    This is where Hasler's choir go quiet. They'll never address the incompetence hes demonstrated in recruitment and player management. It's just a non issue so long as we make the top 50% of teams at the end of the regular season. Average is enough for them.

    This year, when they bust out of the finals, they'll pat themselves on the back and say at least we made the finals, better luck next year. Like they said last year, and the year before, and the year before, and the year before, and the year before.
     
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    If Reynolds has signed with the tigers he's gunna stick it up our ass next year when he plays us mark my words he will make sure tigers dont loose to us. Not saying the club f#$@ed up letting him go but its gunna be shit playing against him.
     
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  12. Mitch Connor

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    Why? We carried him in the side for 6+ years and he got a $3 million deal long term deal for it. He should be kissing the clubs fucking feet.
     
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    1. Bmoz (hoppa)
    6. Mbye
    7. Foran
    9. Lichaa


    Lichaa and Foran have the same manager... wouldnt be suprised if Foran agreed to a contract only of Lichaa was re-signed.

    *disclaimer: journos dont use this. Speculation, nothing concrete***
     
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    Did u see him tell frawley to bomb it?
     
  15. Mitch Connor

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    Doubtful.
     
  16. Dogna88

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    Stranger things have happened...

    I personally would be happy with

    1. Bmoz (or Hoppa)
    6. Foran
    7. Frawley
    9. Mbye
     
  17. utility half

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    Reynolds is more bulldogs than the fucking bulldogs are these days. This. Is. A. Fucking. Disgrace.

    Fuck you Hasler you nose whistling dipshit.
     
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  18. blue & white blood

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    I agree with you 100%, I tell you what this fucking Foren better work out because we a losing our best player & a true Bulldog It's funny how other teams can recognise talent & fill the positions they need to fill but not Des we buy willy nilly, Great Swop - Ennis for Lichaa now Reynolds for Woods, WTF is happening to our club, so all you Reynolds bashers I hope your all happy now but I promise you this will come back and bite us on the bum, Just like the brilliant decision to get rid of Jonathan Thurston, Congratulations Josh right decision to leave This nut house of a Club being run by Fucking Idiots I wish you well & thankyou 4 all the memories & your 110% effort in every game you played another sad day at Belmore
     
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  19. JUNKYARD DOGS

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    SO in all this, haven we officially signed a replacement or cant our "Family" Club provide any information yet??
     
  20. Mr Invisible

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    It's a short TRIP from Belmore to Leichardt!

    How fucked are we if the Foran deal is not signed off on, and we don't nab him.

    6. Mbye
    7. Frawley
    9. Lichaa

    LOL
     
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