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Brett Finch to Melbourne

Where Widdop

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#1 bird

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

Is Widdop available?

Edited by bird, 05 October 2012 - 02:41 PM.

#2 RidingPie

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

I think if Widdop was available he'd be snapped up by an NRL club, and probably on more money as well.

#3 jackknife

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

Doesn't look good for widdop, surely Melbourne wont be signing finch as a back up n cronk might aswell have that no.7 tattooed on his back so for me widdop will be cover for the halfs n full back
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#4 EastLondonMike

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

i'd suggest that Finch is exactly that, a back-up.. and someone who will push Widdop, and maybe even help him better his game.

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#5 Lounge Room Lizard

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:38 PM

Widdop still has a year to run and has no real intentions of leaving Melbourne or Australia. His family is out their and is partner just gave birth last Sunday. Also I doubt Melbourne would release a key player who is still young and offers so much. Bellamy hates seeing his players leave. I can see Finch as a back up especially over the Origin Period where Melbourne have struggled. I would not be too surprised to see Bellamy stick Finch at 13 in the trial games and see how he goes.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:13 AM

Finch will be a backup at 31 years of age
Widdop is considered a far better player and is the future.
Finch struggled to find a club that wanted to keep him in the NRL all of his career, the Storm have worked out well for him.

Edited by AndyCapp, 08 October 2012 - 12:13 AM.

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