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#1 thepimp007

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:22 AM

think mr potter has a job on is hands finding us 2 decent centres now, i dont think we will start to see the fruits of his labour until 2012 to be honest

#2 RP London

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE (thepimp007 @ Aug 3 2010, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
think mr potter has a job on is hands finding us 2 decent centres now, i dont think we will start to see the fruits of his labour until 2012 to be honest

no academy?

#3 Mumby Magic

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:52 AM

We have Wardle and hopefully Menzies who I feel should slot into the centres next season to strengthen our backline if we resign him.

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#4 thepimp007

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:11 AM

i just feel we need the experience if we are to start moving forward again, but the question is who is available who would fit into budget

#5 TBC

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:13 AM

Where's he going?

#6 The Boy Saint

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:28 AM

Chris Flannery sounds ideal.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:33 AM

QUOTE (Mumby Magic @ Aug 3 2010, 10:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have Wardle and hopefully Menzies who I feel should slot into the centres next season to strengthen our backline if we resign him.



Surely Beaver is getting past his prime and playing him in the Centres is asking a bit much?


#8 bradfittler

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:24 AM

Parramatta Man Eric Grothe is supposed to be talking to the Bulls.
He has had a few public run in's with Daniel Anderson.

Would be a good signing for you guys.

#9 thepimp007

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:25 AM

i michael jennings and steve matai are off contract at the end of this year very long shot, for me tho jennings is one of the most exciting centres in the world but affording someone like him could be nigh on impossible

#10 bradfittler

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:15 PM

Jennings has signed a 5yr deal with Penrith and Matai is wanting to stay an manly so the the warriers have pulled there offer of a 3 yr deal.

He will stay at Manly.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Aug 3 2010, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surely Beaver is getting past his prime and playing him in the Centres is asking a bit much?


I'd agree with you if he wasn't such a freak of nature! biggrin.gif

Some of his best performances have come in the centres or playing there later in the game. Ask Sheriffe who played outside him at Catalans and helped himself to a hattrick. Yes I said Sheriffe!!!! laugh.gif

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#12 Mumby Magic

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Aug 3 2010, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surely Beaver is getting past his prime and playing him in the Centres is asking a bit much?


I'd agree with you if he wasn't such a freak of nature! biggrin.gif

Some of his best performances have come in the centres or playing there later in the game. Ask Sheriffe who played outside him at Catalans and helped himself to a hattrick. Yes I said Sheriffe!!!! laugh.gif

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE (RP London @ Aug 3 2010, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
no academy?

Joe Wardle and Jason Crookes are both centres, both academy products, and both have played for the first team this season.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE (bradfittler @ Aug 3 2010, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Parramatta Man Eric Grothe is supposed to be talking to the Bulls.
He has had a few public run in's with Daniel Anderson.

Would be a good signing for you guys.


He'd be a terrible signing. Especially as a centre.

QUOTE (thepimp007 @ Aug 3 2010, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i michael jennings and steve matai are off contract at the end of this year very long shot, for me tho jennings is one of the most exciting centres in the world but affording someone like him could be nigh on impossible


Matai has no shoulders and there's more chance of me playing for Bradofrd next year than Jennings.

QUOTE (PC @ Aug 3 2010, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Joe Wardle and Jason Crookes are both centres, both academy products, and both have played for the first team this season.


Let's hope they play next year too.



#15 Errol Stock

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:25 PM

We once had a young kid who couldn't get a game because the (then) coach wouldn't pick him. Then Brian Smith arrived and he got a game - along with some signings - who at the time were not keen on coming, Sonny Nickle, Bernard Dwyer and Paul Laughlin.

The kid turned out to be Robbie Paul. Dwyer & Loughlin ended up as loyal players and enjoyed their time and the "buzz" began. When we had the buzz - we tempted players from all over the place (not all came I know that).

My theory is that this "buzz" thing (and the wages) is what attracts players to a club when they have a choice of clubs to play for or not sure about their future.

Its the "buzz" thing that disappeared about the same time as the Harris debacle reached its conclusion.

I remember Sam Burgess's first season in the first team - so happy to break in - always a smile on his face.

But in season 2 - that smile had gone and he left. I wondered why he looked so down (yes I know about his dad)... Or I am just jumping to conclusions...

So now we have a flat atmosphere and a depressing cloud over the club - I wonder what's said at player level.. "Don't go there - its a dump" ?? "Avoid the Bulls - the pay is low"?? "That club is going nowhere - give it a miss"??

Nero is nowhere near an in demand player and he has chosen to leave anyway.

I don't expect to see Orford again for the same reason.

Hope I am wrong.

#16 RP London

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE (PC @ Aug 3 2010, 12:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Joe Wardle and Jason Crookes are both centres, both academy products, and both have played for the first team this season.

there you go then.. job done and players taht might want to play too.

#17 indomitable

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:53 PM

The Guardian are indicating that Nero is going to Salford, and the Bulls state that Orford will be back at the club ready for next season, and his operation is healing successfully.
Although Nero never played with the Bulls anywhere near his Giants form, he is as good as the majority of SL centres. Wardle looked good on his debut but sadly been injured since, and I really don't think Crookes is going to make it. I would dearly love to be wrong on this.
Defensivel,y Platt has been good, but his passing leaves a lot to be desired, once again we look like struggling with our backs next season.

#18 Bulliac

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 04:28 PM

QUOTE (AndyCapp @ Aug 3 2010, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Surely Beaver is getting past his prime and playing him in the Centres is asking a bit much?

Beaver hasn't walked on as a centre but has played long sections of games there, and imo has been our most impressive player in that position. With quite a few second rows including James Donaldson and Elliott Whitehead certain to get picked next year, and hopefully fewer injuries to the props meaning the back rowers don't have to move up to cover, I don't see why he shouldn't play at centre. Except there hasn't been any announcement of him being re-signed yet, of course...............

There are far too many ins and outs still to be finalised/announced though, so it's still all up in the air to be honest.

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#19 PC

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:00 PM

QUOTE (bendyas @ Aug 3 2010, 02:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Let's hope they play next year too.

Indeed, but I can't see having two young, inexperienced centres along with Platt who is also inexperienced at centre, being a recipe for success. We have re-signed Sykes, but he's not exactly the player I'd like Wardle and Crookes to learn from.

#20 thepimp007

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE (Bulliac @ Aug 3 2010, 05:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With quite a few second rows including James Donaldson and Elliott Whitehead certain to get picked next year,


going off subject a tad keep an eye out for a young man by the name of john bateman coming through, i know steve mac was hoping for a future back row of whitehead, donaldson and bateman, the kid is a special talent glad he chose to sign for us whilst he had many other options




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