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  1. Thegoldtoothrat

    Thegoldtoothrat Kennel Regular

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    Just did some research and the bulldogs have 2018 australian schoolboys hooker in our ranks. He was awarded man of the match in a game against england. So were all screaming for a hooker and we already have one of the best on the way. We just need someone to do a job for a year or two.We also had tommy talau in our system another australian schoolboy who plays centre what we need and we let the tigers poach him? Also mathew doorey is an australian schoolboy. So we do have some junoirs unlike i thought in a recent post
     
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    We definitely have better talent coming through the grades than we have in a long time which is encouraging..

    The problem is only a small percentage of junior rep players end up being FG regulars and I have doubts whether we have good enough coaching at our club across the board to get the best out of these talented youngsters.
     
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  3. Thegoldtoothrat

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    Thats were your experienced hooker takes the younger guy under hes wing. Get ennis on our coaching staff he won a gf with cronulla, helped the raiders to a gf appearance and hes looking for work. Ennis does know hes footy
     
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    Do more research mate. Ryan gray cant even get a full game in cup yet he’s too raw. Talau that’s out of control it’s a bit political the reason why he left
     
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    For sure the club needs to start hiring better assistants and Ennis is a good assistant but he seems happy at Canberra and with how often he criticises the club publicly, I can't see them trying to hire him.
     
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    The club has been doing a fantastic job with our juniors and have set programs in place
    I really believe it’s an integral part of any successful organisation
    But to be honest my interest is in results and who the recruitment team bring for season 2021
     
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    He struggled in Flegg with the physicality and missed the vast majority of last season with injury. He’s got a tonne of potential and I was hoping he would be the hooker we have been searching for but there’s no way we can bank on it. He’s got a lot of catching up to do.
     
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    Saw your other post and was about to comment on that. Yeah we have some of them. Peni teaupa and roumanos also aust schoolboys. Not sure if cooper talau still with us, with his dad and bro with other teams, but thats another aust schoolboy and played some games as hooker in u20.
     
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    Oh ok i just did some reading havent seen him play or even his size. Brailey at cronulla got thrown in the deep end and survived. Most good players rise to the occassion and having other quality nrl players around you helps. Maybe buy an experienced hooker and start giving him 10 mins at the end of a half. But i understand he has to get used to playing reserve grade to harden up.
     
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    I dont think hes still at the raiders? Is he? He did say he loves the club and spent 6 good years there. He might not of been happy being let go the way des did.
     
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    He looked like he was going to get game time in reggies this year and I was very interested to see how he went. He played the last 20 mins in their only game so unfortunately we won’t know now. The kid has now missed two years of footy and it will be difficult to catch up.
     
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    The other problem is,coaching,I haven't seen a lot of improvement,in many of our,current youngsters,wakeham probable exception,as a team we haven't improved,and individualy,Dean pay is not a first grade coach.
     
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    Cooper Talau is a middle forward - played from the bench in the only Flegg game this year - Lachie Talau the hooker is now with the Tigers.
    Roumanos was ordinary in NSW cup last year.
    Ryan Gray struggled in Flegg last year then got injured - definitely good with the ball but slight frame.
    Doorey was a backrower but based on his mobility i think he will end a middle forward - apparently is training with the fg squad atm.

    The NRL really needs to look at getting a second tier comp started asap - players will be lost to the game. 16, 18s and 20s need to be playing as well asap in some format.
     
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    For the massive wraps he had when he signed he's been really disappointing.
     
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    Saw Tommy Talau recently - he has built up a great deal - still dont see him as a centre though - more a running five eight or backrower.
     
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    Missing the rest of the season won’t help either. Hopefully they find a way to salvage the season for the lower and junior grades
     
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    Thanks diddly. Can always count on you with junior info.
    Got the talau boys mixed up.
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    We definitely do have some good young players coming through the ranks, and we really need them moving forward. Sadly the current shutdown of junior league's situation will be a real hindrance to their development.
     
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    Its good if he kicks on. Hope he does and doesn't end up at another club like Cook. I also hope he doesn't end up like Lichaa who was also a rep at junior level.
     
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    In part I agree that Ennis does know his footy, and in all honesty I loved his passion playing for us, but his ridiculous Reynolds comments have shown him in a different light. He can’t be that smart if that was an honest non agenda driven opinion.
     
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