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Problematic Contracts Already?

Dogtime

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Weve shown before we are prepared to pay some of a contract going forward to move a player on. Flano would be a success in Super League just as Hastings and Josh Reynolds are...so Id hope we move him onto Super League prior to next season and use his money to retain the Prince of Belmore. Lewis has shown enough to be considered at least as good as Averillo...he has more presence as a half than Avo....and could be a useful foil to Burton, or at least a better back up than Flano.
Last year when Elliot was playing for a contract he was our best forward. I think his best position is as a middle coming off the bench. He has speed, footwork and can pass. I'd keep Allen for depth covering any position in the back 5. I'd shop Wakeham. There would be teams interested.
 

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Weve shown before we are prepared to pay some of a contract going forward to move a player on. Flano would be a success in Super League just as Hastings and Josh Reynolds are...so Id hope we move him onto Super League prior to next season and use his money to retain the Prince of Belmore. Lewis has shown enough to be considered at least as good as Averillo...he has more presence as a half than Avo....and could be a useful foil to Burton, or at least a better back up than Flano.
Last year when Elliot was playing for a contract he was our best forward. I think his best position is as a middle coming off the bench. He has speed, footwork and can pass. I'd keep Allen for depth covering any position in the back 5. I'd shop Wakeham. There would be teams interested.
I'm actually hoping Gus is a little more ruthless with our roster than that. Signing a player again because he is the least shit option for a team running dead last probably won't be seeing us preparing the trophy cabinet for our next premiership any time soon.
 

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I think I agree
I’ve been reading Andrew Johns book. For a forward pack full of big tough guys the halfback needs to take the lead and also tell them what’s needed at times. Johns was good at it. But I can’t see how a young bloke like Flanagan can lead a forward pack. He likes mental strength. He’s probably a decent bloke, but I don’t think he can lead from the front and direct plays - he’s showed that several times. Personally I think we should drag James Maloney back from England. He can not only lead he will show Averillo a few tricks and Lewis if he stays.Flanagan needs to go. Once he gets more mental strength and some inner confidence, he will be ok. Then several teams will welcome him.
 

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We should be moving on Stimson and Wakeham and possibly Flanagan if Gus can bring in another half or maybe a utility half/hooker..
 

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I think Allan is decent backup for the backline and may possibly start centre.
I would take Tapine over Elliott anyday especially as he’s a better edge forward but can’t see it happening.
 

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All of those will be off contract at the end of 2023. So two more seasons.

I think another club will take Elliott without much freight. If Allan has a few more games like last week, another club will take him. If Shane Flanagan gets another job, Kyle will follow him there. If not, we might have to pay 100k or so to move him.
Like o said yesterday the clubs bosses will block Flanno signing flanno on nepotism grounds unless flanno comes at like 125
 

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Flanno - all on the Coaching staff this one. Either can't spot talent or can't coach it out of him.
Allen - gets a run over Knockonbore
Elliott - let the door hit him on his way out. Not good enough talent wise for any reasonable team. Has brains of a tree stump.

Conclusion - wouldn't fret if all were shown the door ASAP.
I agree

Flano- out of favour or no fair go?

I still believe Allen should be our fullback.
Barrett only giving him 3 games there is not good!

Ellliot! Well I hate that grub cancer stick!

But let me tell you this.... now that Gould is here...
I am happy!

He will sort out any shit and won’t have a bar if it.
So for me- out of the 3- I would say bye bye elllliot and Barrett to follow him.
 

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Contract prices are all conjecture to begin with. The team on paper at least looks like it's going to be the most improved of the NRL. My stance is that it's best to at least give next year's team some time to show their ability or lack of before worrying about who our problem players are.
 
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