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Nick Meaney - 2018 Consolidated Thread

Discussion in 'Bulldogs Discussion' started by Freakzilla, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Freakzilla

    Freakzilla Immortal Gilded x2 Premium Member Gilded

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    Any early chance to see if he has the goods before he joins us next year.
     
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  2. Dogggy

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    Looking forward to watching him in the top grade
    Hope this young man plays well
    Really good experience before he links up with us
    Good luck Meaney
     
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  3. Bob dog

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    Anyone ever heard of 'The Meanies', go Meaney!
     
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  4. Oatley Dog

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    Why would Brown bring in a kid who according to some on here can't tackle, doesn't position himself properly and is a long way short of being a FG player? He must be the worst coach in the history of footy.....It's not like they don't have Watson there who can do the job.
     
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  5. KiwiDog7

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    Let’s see how he goes on the weekend
     
  6. Oatley Dog

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    I'll certainly be interested that's for sure. Even if he doesn't do well at least it shows the Knights rate him as well so there is a positive already. apparently there are a thousand good FBs coming through at the knights yet they have chosen to play Meaney. That's a good sign for mine.
     
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  7. KiwiDog7

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    I haven’t seen him play a second of footy I don’t even know what he looks like!

    Be interested to see him play too
     
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    Well it will be good to get a chance to see him play an give us an indication of what we will be getting next year.. hope he goes well.
    Will be an interesting watch!!
     
  9. Mr Invisible

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    Now everyone can see what the hype isn't about. Unfortunately he's debuting against Parra so they'll hardly test him in defence (they have worst attack and third worst defence in the comp).

    They don't have any choice. Their only other fullback options are already playing in their backline (or halves), which would mean recruiting from NSW Cup (out of position and dead last on ladder), Flegg (Matthew Cooper - only 2 games back from injury), or naming Meaney.

    Between Watson and Cogger, there is no competition, Watson wins every day of the week in the halves alongside Pearce.

    Put simply, Watson has won more games this year in the halves than Cogger.

    In 2018 fullback has been Ponga every single game (now injured).
    In 2017 fullback was shared between Dylan Phythian (sacked for second drug breach), Brendan Elliott (now at Titans), Dane Gagai (now at Souths), Peter Mata'utia (now at Leigh Centurions), and Nathan Ross (named on bench as returning from ISP/groin injury).
    In 2016 fulback was shared between Jake Mamo, Jaeleen Feeney, and Dane Gagai (all no longer at club).

    So most of Knights fullback options have moved on, leaving only Meaney and RossDog they could call on.
     
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    I'll be keen to see him play. Hopefully he can give us some hope for next season and isn't another Brad Abbey.
     
  11. Grunthos

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    Next year he will be a "Blue Meanie!"

    Just look it up
     
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  12. Oatley Dog

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    More waffle mate. The Knights only have one FB on their injured list and that is Ponga. In fact they only have 5 of their 30 injured so they have 25 to pick from and they picked Meaney. They could've brought Ross into the team to start, the most likely should have been Watson to FB and Lamb or Cogger to halves, but no they saw Meaney as the better choice. In fact Watson sees himself more as FB than a half. He is in the halves because Ponga is out the back and Pearce has been busted. Put simply they think Meaney can do a better job than the other options otherwise they wouldn't pick him.
     
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    This is what he looks like

    [​IMG]
     
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    The first openly homosexual nrl players congratulations
     
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    field goal from halfway
     
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    Given Meaney is leaving the Knights, Browny could have played Watson at fullback and bought in Lamb into the halve.... Could have also thrown Ross dog back there.....I think the fact he has put in Meaney is a good sign that Brown thinks that's his best chance of winning this game.
     
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    Not sure if you’re joking.
     
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    Good luck to the kid.. Ive seen him play lower grade wasnt special but who knows since then he could have gone to Russia and injected some Ponga genes
     
  19. Mr Invisible

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    Cogger isn't winning them games, nor was Brock Lamb.

    Meaney is a while off first grade and is being played out of necessity because they NEED to win games, and as such Watson and Pearce are the best halves combination to do so.

    They only have 3 specialist fullbacks at the club: Cooper, Meaney and Ponga. Cooper isn't ready yet. The rest are wingers/centres who can play fullback. Even Tex Hoy can play fullback.

    As I specifically stated, and you obviously decided to overlook, Meaney was picked because he is their ONLY option, not because he is their best option.

    This is all assuming that Brown doesn't make a change and play RossDog (who is just back from a groin injury so fullback may stress him) at fullback and Meaney off the bench.

    Come back Friday night and tell me how well you thought he went... because I damn sure will.
     
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    Don't like the prick, he has a shit taste in clothing.
     
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