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


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#41 Maltese Falcon

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 10:50 PM

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World Champions in what sense?

They have been World Champions in reality every time they have won the NRL Premiership.

If you mean the mickey mouse game played in Feb/March each year in England against a team with 1/2 a dozen games under their belt under local refs and local conditions at home against an Oz team in pre season straight off a plane then it would be 1 with 3 runners up.

The last time there was a fair indication of Club sides was back in the SL war days.
I guess you don't want to talk about those results against the weaker side of the Australian SL war.



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#42 Dennis Bloodnock

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:35 PM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Jul 22 2010, 02:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wigan won fair and square and caught Brisbane out ( it was a long time ago Mate)

One of 3 games from around 20 played in the Southern Hemisphere.

The top SL side would not beat the top NRL side with all things being equal.
NRL cast offs are stars in those SL sides.
Look at Leeds, who would make a top NRL club from Leeds? who would even make an NRL Club?
Burgess and Ellis are going ok and their Clubs this year are performing well but they are traditionally Clubs that do not make the finals

Hang on a minute,Burgess and Ellis are regarded as the best second rowers here in Australia,by no other than Gould and Fittler so they are going better than OK.Flanagan at the Tigers is doing OK ,gets a run most weeks and is in the squad.Wests Tigers won the GF just a few years ago and "traditionally"Souths have won more championships than all the other teams in Sydney.
You metion players who would make it here in OZ from the UK Superleague,well Skandalis is getting a run at Wests,unheralded Flanagan at Wests,Crossman and Fitzhennry who were released by HKR are getting games at Souths and the Tigers.Last season at the Roosters Tansey went well at a very average Roosters team.
I remember Jason Smith coming back from Hull FC and despite his age and chain smoking managed two seasons in the NRL at the Raiders and Cowboys.
Even Langer came back fron Warrington to play SOO,there are some very average players in the NRL just as there is in Super League.
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#43 ParisSurtout

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:54 PM

This story now really has some legs.

With Kimmorley likely to follow Barrett into retirement, it seems that Canberra are now also interested in Matt Orford.

The other news is that Orford is in dispute with Bradford!

http://www.dailytele...r-1225895857488
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:09 AM

Canberra fans are excited about the prospects of having Matt Orford there.

http://www.dailytele...r-1225895857488

I would like to know what the dispute is between Orford and Bradford.
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:58 AM

So on the one hand we have idle newspaper speculation in Aus, and on the other we have a direct quote from the chairman of the club Ox is contracted to. Just done a bit of digging, and I've found this quote from the man himself.

Orford going nowhere

Couple that with the fact he tried to play on, and did play in the CC game against Wire, with three muscle tears in his shoulder and a dislocation, and it looks to me that he has a lot of pride in playing for the Bulls.

#46 Northern Exposure

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:24 AM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Jul 23 2010, 01:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Canberra fans are excited about the prospects of having Matt Orford there.

http://www.dailytele...r-1225895857488

I would like to know what the dispute is between Orford and Bradford.


Well, it may well be to do with the following pictures.






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#47 ParisSurtout

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:24 AM

QUOTE (PC @ Jul 23 2010, 02:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So on the one hand we have idle newspaper speculation in Aus, and on the other we have a direct quote from the chairman of the club Ox is contracted to. Just done a bit of digging, and I've found this quote from the man himself.

Orford going nowhere

Couple that with the fact he tried to play on, and did play in the CC game against Wire, with three muscle tears in his shoulder and a dislocation, and it looks to me that he has a lot of pride in playing for the Bulls.


That newspaper report is seven weeks old!

I am quoting from today's papers in Australia.

Why doesn't some English journalist --- especially from the T & A -- get off his bum and call Orford now?
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#48 Northern Exposure

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:26 AM

QUOTE (PC @ Jul 23 2010, 07:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So on the one hand we have idle newspaper speculation in Aus, and on the other we have a direct quote from the chairman of the club Ox is contracted to. Just done a bit of digging, and I've found this quote from the man himself.

Orford going nowhere

Couple that with the fact he tried to play on, and did play in the CC game against Wire, with three muscle tears in his shoulder and a dislocation, and it looks to me that he has a lot of pride in playing for the Bulls.


That article is nearly 2 months old.


The fact he's back in Manly recoiving from his injury says it all.


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#49 The Parksider

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:29 AM

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Well, it may well be to do with the following pictures.







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#50 ParisSurtout

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:32 AM

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You are one funny guy.......


I second the motion!
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#51 CGD

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:54 AM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Jul 23 2010, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Canberra fans are excited about the prospects of having Matt Orford there.

http://www.dailytele...r-1225895857488

I would like to know what the dispute is between Orford and Bradford.

That article has nothing from the Raiders saying they're interested in Orford. Also, fans are much more interested in Kimmorley than Orford.

This article states the Raiders' position quite clearly.

http://www.foxsports...1-23214,00.html

#52 PC

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 07:56 AM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Jul 23 2010, 08:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That newspaper report is seven weeks old!

I am quoting from today's papers in Australia.

Why doesn't some English journalist --- especially from the T & A -- get off his bum and call Orford now?

So unless there is a weekly update from the T&A you're not happy.

#53 MrPosh

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:08 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.



QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Jul 22 2010, 11:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
However the future at Bradford is looking grim on the player front.

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#54 Johnoco

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE (Northern Exposure @ Jul 23 2010, 08:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, it may well be to do with the following pictures.
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#55 The Best The Beautiful The Only

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:58 AM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Jul 23 2010, 08:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That newspaper report is seven weeks old!

I am quoting from today's papers in Australia.

Why doesn't some English journalist --- especially from the T & A -- get off his bum and call Orford now?



Because it's already been done you big dope. Words from the horses mouth

"I'm here for the long haul"

Can you find anything that suggests he isn't apart from the headlines in the Sydney media which is notorious for dog#######ki and sensationalism?

Any word from Orford himself?





#56 ParisSurtout

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:03 AM

QUOTE (CGD @ Jul 23 2010, 03:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That article has nothing from the Raiders saying they're interested in Orford. Also, fans are much more interested in Kimmorley than Orford.

This article states the Raiders' position quite clearly.

http://www.foxsports...1-23214,00.html



The Fox Sports article contains the following passage:

"Despite Bradford declaring they wanted to see him play out his contract, the 32-year-old is reportedly keen to return to the NRL, where he is believed to be chasing a two-year deal. "

So it offers further evidence that Orford does want to go back to Australia!

Edited by ParisSurtout, 23 July 2010 - 10:04 AM.

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#57 The Best The Beautiful The Only

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Jul 23 2010, 11:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Fox Sports article contains the following passage:

"Despite Bradford declaring they wanted to see him play out his contract, the 32-year-old is reportedly keen to return to the NRL, where he is believed to be chasing a two-year deal. "

So it offers further evidence that Orford does want to go back to Australia!



How, anything from Orford, or is it just more paper talk?

#58 Wolford6

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:37 AM

The Aussies can have him. He's 32, was injured when he came and then got further injured to write off his season. When he did play, he didn't set the world on fire. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but we'd have been better sticking with Paul Deacon for another season.

We'd be better off saving Orford's 2011 salary and spending it on a younger proven halfback with organisational skills and a kicking game. Step forward Leon Pryce.

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#59 The Best The Beautiful The Only

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 10:41 AM

Leon, organisation and a kicking game?

#60 MrPosh

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:16 AM

QUOTE (Wolford6 @ Jul 23 2010, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Aussies can have him. He's 32, was injured when he came and then got further injured to write off his season. When he did play, he didn't set the world on fire. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but we'd have been better sticking with Paul Deacon for another season.

We'd be better off saving Orford's 2011 salary and spending it on a younger proven halfback with organisational skills and a kicking game. Step forward Leon Pryce.

Why? Is he stood in the way of an organiser with a kicking game?

I admit that we could do with him, but he wouldn't bring those skills.
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