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Mbye-Haslers biggest mistake?

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion Archive' started by froggy, Apr 16, 2018.

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  1. froggy

    froggy Forum Regular

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    The way Mbye has settled into the Fullback position makes me cry.

    A lot of our supporters were calling for him to be moved to Fullback as far back as 2014. Hasler for some reason wanted to create a problem with having three halves fit into two. (Hodkinson/Reynolds/Mbye)
    We were publicly looking for a "Rock Star" Fullback and yet had one under our noses. Not that Cleal and Hasler would know.

    Anyway that's water under the bridge. What has surprised me is how he has all of a sudden turned into a calmer footballer. His confidence level is super high. His general play kicking the other night was much better than he delivered in a few years in the halves. His Goalkicking looks much better. He actually seems like he wants to do the kicking now. Previously I doubt he even wanted the job. Over the last two weeks when Holland has come on I fully expected Mbye to hand the kicking over to him. But he now has that ownership and I reckon that's come from Pay believing in him. I'm sure Hasler was the type that would blast him when things went wrong and therefore stuff his confidence.

    Hopefully he goes to another level now. All of a sudden he looks cheap at $700k.
     
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  2. Indiandog

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    remember his statement where he said he has no fucken idea where he belongs? lol

    goes to show the severity of damage Des has done to our club and playing roster.

    We had our rockstar fullback playing for us for last 4 years in the wrong fucken position.

    fuck you DES!
     
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  3. Shanked

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    up there with the backended contracts
     
  4. Spoonman84

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    Neglecting any junior development for 5 years would have to be high on the list.
     
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    He is playing great footy and looks really confident in his new role. He's running the ball well and his goal kicking has improved. He is a great asset at fullback.
     
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    Letting Cook, Lafai, Tapau, Finucane go and keeping so many obviously lower quality players on bigger dollars - one of many big mistakes of Des.
     
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    I’d argue even little Corey Thompson was a good fullback. I remember him putting in a superb grubber then score.

    His work at the tigers is showing he is elusive and can ball play a bit.

    Des was just too arrogant to see the error of his ways and he paid the ultimate price.
     
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    Leaving Manly was his biggest mistake.
     
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    If I hear the words "rockstar fullback" one more time I will vomit
     
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    Leaving RFM on the bench was also a massive fuck up
     
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    He needs to be better in defence and his positioning , but so far so good
     
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    Des was the biggest mistake of his parents.
     
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    No,
    Getting rid of Cook, who will be the best hooker in the game by 2020, for a RETARD is Haslers biggest mistake.

    This can be a worthy second however.
     
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    Mbye has found his position and is starting to realise how much of a great player he is an will become. He will be a great number one.

    Although des didn’t realise this,pay did straight away and that there will be a slap in the face to des!!

    Go figure.
     
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    The amount of talent he lost due to cap mismanagement is up there... Imagine this fcuker.

    8. Graham
    10. Klemmer
    11. RFM
    12. Jackson
    13. Finucane

    14. Tapau
    15. Kasiano
    16. Fualalo
    17. Eastwood
     
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    To make it worse, Hasler wanted him at hooker this year where he would be forced into making 40+ takcles a game and not run the ball at all....l. Hasler destroyed Lichaa's career and was clearly fosucing on Mbye next.
     
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    we all did 3 years ago. lol

    des got paid over a million yet he didn't see it.
     
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    Before we get carried away about Mbye.

    He has a very long way to go before even being classified as a rock star fullback

    He still needs to learn to roam around the ruck making himself available to the forwards for an offload. Needs to better position himself in attack and know when to chime in. Few other things as well.

    Potential is there and he is doing an awesome job so far, so hopefully he continues to learn or be shown the ropes to fully realise his potential
     
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    Why did it take so long? He was paid something like $18000 per week FFS.
     
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    His passing game has to get much better too.
     
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