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#1 Roy Boy

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:40 PM

Hull FC are hoping to announce a new signing in the next 24 hours akin to Garreth Ellis!
A current NRL second rower (international) being chased by a few NRL clubs as well.
Anyone had a sniff?
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#2 Derwent

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:57 PM

Rumours that it's Chris Heighington

#3 Roy Boy

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:01 PM

Would make sense - he wouldn't count on overseas quota I suspect.

Edited by Roy Boy, 14 August 2014 - 06:03 PM.

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It can buy you beer and that's a bit like happiness in a glass!

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Sir Winston Churchill

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise!
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"Look at the ffing state of that"!
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#4 Railway End

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:04 PM

If it is Heighington I'd hardly call it a "coup".

Another Aussie coming to the end of his career looking to boost his pension more like. If everybody is fit at Cronulla he doesn't get near the first team.

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#5 Teessidewire

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:15 PM

How old is he, about 32?



#6 back to the future

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:54 PM

if true really poor signing

a has been that never was



#7 DiH68

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:23 AM

It's Mark Minichiello from the Titans. It's on the Gold Coast Bulletin website. He's 32 but I think he'll be a good signing... a very good, professional attitude and still a good player

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:28 AM

I'm not sure how good a signing he will be. He has had a good career in the NRL but he is getting on a bit now. Then again, Matty Bowen was getting on a bit and look how well he's playing.



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:19 AM

It's Mark Minichiello from the Titans. It's on the Gold Coast Bulletin website. He's 32 but I think he'll be a good signing... a very good, professional attitude and still a good player

 

Really?

 

What a coup.

 

 

Edit: So, it is Minichiello. Not a very good signing in the first place - he's distinctly average - but for FC to promote this as a major coup is just laughable. Their fans must be gutted.


Edited by MrPosh, 15 August 2014 - 08:33 AM.

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#10 Ullman

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:55 AM

Really?

 

What a coup.

 

 

Edit: So, it is Minichiello. Not a very good signing in the first place - he's distinctly average - but for FC to promote this as a major coup is just laughable. Their fans must be gutted.

Not really, I haven't got a clue whether he's any good or not.

 

But I am very pleased about the new contract for local lad Dean Hadley. He really is going to be good.


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#11 Futtocks

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:06 AM

A good player but not what I'd consider a headline signing. Not even the most famous player in his family. :P 


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#12 Derwent

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:42 AM

So, from Major Coup to General Apathy..........



#13 hindle xiii

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:51 AM

So, from Major Coup to General Apathy..........

Nice.


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#14 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 11:01 AM

Maybe they made a mistake and signed the wrong Minichello?

#15 Tre Cool

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 11:39 AM

What's the point in bringing over a 32 year old, average NRL forward?  Typical Hull signing.  Forwards are our strength in the UK.



#16 Dave T

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 11:46 AM

If he had signed for a team like St George, Brisbane, Canberra, nobody would have said anything, he would have gone there and done a decent job. Just like he'll go to Hull (a bottom half SL team) and do a decent job.

 

I get the point that we should be using quota spots on real stars, but we have seen loads of non-exciting signings being very good.

 

32 isn't that old these days for a fit player, I'm sure he'll go fine.



#17 Bearman

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:30 PM

Isn't it funny how often "Major coup" gets promoted to "General Disaster"

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#18 Ullman

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:44 PM

What's the point in bringing over a 32 year old, average NRL forward?  Typical Hull signing.  Forwards are our strength in the UK.

In what way is it a typical Hull signing? I can only think of one overseas player over the age of 30 in the current Hull squad.


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#19 DiH68

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:44 PM

If he had signed for a team like St George, Brisbane, Canberra, nobody would have said anything, he would have gone there and done a decent job. Just like he'll go to Hull (a bottom half SL team) and do a decent job.

 

I get the point that we should be using quota spots on real stars, but we have seen loads of non-exciting signings being very good.

 

32 isn't that old these days for a fit player, I'm sure he'll go fine.

I think he'll go pretty well too.

He's a great clubman - he's been at the Titans for eight years, since their first year in the NRL, and is really respected by his peers and the fans.

A consummate professional, a hard worker and an allround good guy. 

I think Hull fans will like him



#20 Eldujo

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 12:52 PM

Minichello is a decent enough signing. He always appears to be putting plenty of effort into his performances and hopefully he'll bring the same attitude over to Hull. I don't think he'll be considered one of the 'here to top up his pension' brigade which is rightly or wrongly given to plenty of imports.

 

Did Hull announce his signing as a major coup or was that just the rumour mill? Looking at their website it announces 'Hull Sign Experienced Titans Star Minichello' which is a bit less hyperbolic than 'Major Coup'.






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