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Matt Orford wants to go back to Australia. Parramatta is interested.


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#1 ParisSurtout

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:02 PM

Matt Orford wants to go home to Australia.

Parramatta are interested.

http://www.smh.com.a...0721-10l51.html

What hope will Bradford have of being a top six contender if it lacks a quality scrum half?

Mick Potter is walking into a very difficult situation.

Edited by ParisSurtout, 23 July 2010 - 10:05 AM.

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#2 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Jul 21 2010, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Matt Orford wants to go home to Australia.

Parramatta are interested.

http://www.smh.com.a...0721-10l51.html

What hope will Bradford have of being a top six contender if they lack a quality scrum half?

Mick Potter is walking into a very difficult situation.


He's going nowhere.

#3 Johnoco

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:06 PM

QUOTE (Tommy The C5t @ Jul 21 2010, 10:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's going nowhere.


And we are the perfect club for him to get there. cool.gif

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:14 PM

QUOTE (Johnoco @ Jul 21 2010, 10:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And we are the perfect club for him to get there. cool.gif


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#5 ParisSurtout

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:18 PM

QUOTE (Tommy The C5t @ Jul 21 2010, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's going nowhere.



And your source for that definitive conclusion is......?
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#6 MrPosh

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:18 PM

Even if Parramatta could fit him under the cap, I doubt very much as if they'd want to pay the fee.
People called Romans they go the house

#7 Tommy The C5t

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 09:48 PM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Jul 21 2010, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And your source for that definitive conclusion is......?


He has two years left on his contract.

No one is going to pay us silly money to release him.

#8 Adeybull

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:48 PM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Jul 21 2010, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Matt Orford wants to go home to Australia.


Does he?

Does he really?

Show me ANYWHERE where Matt Orford is quoted as saying that.

Anywhere.





#9 PC

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:43 AM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Jul 21 2010, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And your source for that definitive conclusion is......?

How about this? A quote from the club chairman, rather than an unsubstantiated rumour in a newspaper.

#10 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:42 AM

If the Bulls had someone better lined up though that wouldn't be the end of the world would it?
One way for the Bulls to go is to promote themselves as a young exciting glamourous team. They could say - look, it will be a while before we are in 5 consecutive Grand Finals but we continue to produce some excellent local talent and will add to them entertainers and people with charisma. Orford isn't that - a young Benji type could be. I have watched plenty of rubbish london sides but they have had some entertaining players who have made the experience bearable. Orford is a crafty player and experienced, but he isn't going to win that many games if the rest of the squad stays at its current level.
Find some razzle dazzle NRLers, promote youth and manage expectations and a new day could dawn.

#11 boxhead

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:21 AM

QUOTE (Exiled Wiganer @ Jul 22 2010, 10:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If the Bulls had someone better lined up though that wouldn't be the end of the world would it?
One way for the Bulls to go is to promote themselves as a young exciting glamourous team. They could say - look, it will be a while before we are in 5 consecutive Grand Finals but we continue to produce some excellent local talent and will add to them entertainers and people with charisma. Orford isn't that - a young Benji type could be. I have watched plenty of rubbish london sides but they have had some entertaining players who have made the experience bearable. Orford is a crafty player and experienced, but he isn't going to win that many games if the rest of the squad stays at its current level.
Find some razzle dazzle NRLers, promote youth and manage expectations and a new day could dawn.



Its a vicious circle, I doubt any top pedigree NRL players would be attracted to a Club like Bradford unless they get paid double what they get in Australia.
As the salary cap increases in Oz the player drain will turn into a trickle.
Bradford look like they are spiraling into oblivion.


#12 MrPosh

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:44 AM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Jul 22 2010, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bradford look like they are spiraling into oblivion.

Fortunately, Donaldson, Whitehead, Crossley, Addy, Southernwood, Olbison, Crookers, Wardle, Finnegan and Halley and Kopczak suggest otherwise.
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#13 boxhead

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:51 AM

QUOTE (MrPosh @ Jul 22 2010, 11:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fortunately, Donaldson, Whitehead, Crossley, Addy, Southernwood, Olbison, Crookers, Wardle, Finnegan and Halley and Kopczak suggest otherwise.



Time will tell.
Its only the absolute mediocrity below them that has Bradford in 10th spot.



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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:52 AM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Jul 22 2010, 11:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Time will tell.
Its only the absolute mediocrity below them that has Bradford in 10th spot.


Who do you support?

#15 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:58 AM

I still think that if the club are honest and open about where they are then they can try a different tack in terms of entertainers and young lads. People are far more forgiving when they can see young lads improving and a team throwing the ball around a bit. Of course best of all is to be top of the league but that isn't going to happen just yet.
I think razzle dazzle players are there if you look for them - the likes of Uate and Mead from Fiji and PNG are unlikely to command the same wages as Orford, in part because they have razzle dazzle instead of steadiness, but they would provide something to get the crowd on its feet every week...
It's not my club, but I think the game owes Bradford a massive debt for SL being as good as it is today.

#16 Bulliac

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:12 AM

QUOTE (Johnoco @ Jul 22 2010, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who do you support?

He's not configured that page of his member's profile, so I guess he's too embarrassed to say.




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#17 boxhead

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE (Johnoco @ Jul 22 2010, 11:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who do you support?



I support Brisbane Broncos.
No Bulliac I am not embarrassed about it.


#18 boxhead

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:26 AM

QUOTE (Exiled Wiganer @ Jul 22 2010, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still think that if the club are honest and open about where they are then they can try a different tack in terms of entertainers and young lads. People are far more forgiving when they can see young lads improving and a team throwing the ball around a bit. Of course best of all is to be top of the league but that isn't going to happen just yet.
I think razzle dazzle players are there if you look for them - the likes of Uate and Mead from Fiji and PNG are unlikely to command the same wages as Orford, in part because they have razzle dazzle instead of steadiness, but they would provide something to get the crowd on its feet every week...
It's not my club, but I think the game owes Bradford a massive debt for SL being as good as it is today.



When you mentioned Benji I thought you meant razzle dazzle Halves.
Mead and Uate are pure pace Wingers with step and swerve.

Edited by AndyCapp, 22 July 2010 - 11:26 AM.


#19 Johnoco

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Jul 22 2010, 12:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I support Brisbane Broncos.
No Bulliac I am not embarrassed about it.


You live in Australia?

#20 boxhead

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE (Johnoco @ Jul 22 2010, 12:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You live in Australia?



I have done from time to time.
I travel a lot.





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