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

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

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl...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.com.au/story/0,8659,2...1-23214,00.html

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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.

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

However the future at Bradford is looking grim on the player front.

:rolleyes:

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

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And a typical picture from Leeds yesterday

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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?

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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.com.au/story/0,8659,2...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!

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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?

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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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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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I recall the Storm beating Leeds last year in a crappy game.

I recall the Storm being stripped of that for being cheats

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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!

Does it male genitals. Its the same one bit of paper talk male genitals continually regurgitated. And it fails to quote properly what the Bulls statement said, which would show that comment in a totally different light.

As it happens, I am reliably informed that Orford's agent specifically told the club a bit ago - when he met with them over another of his clients - that the stories were garbage. And he would stand to gain if they were not.

As I said, you are totally and utterly incapable of providing any evidence whatsoever of Orford ever saying that.

Either provide some evidence or just shut up, eh?

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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!

Look mate, I have no idea whether he'll be back or not, but he says he will be. You really can't keep asking him to re-confirm it every time some junk source says he doing this, that or the other. Getting 'news' from Fox is as useless as reading something in the Sun; unreliable at the very very best, and just accepting it as true is just laughable to be honest.

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Getting 'news' from Fox is as useless as reading something in the Sun; unreliable at the very very best, and just accepting it as true is just laughable to be honest.

Its as accurate as an articlye from over 6 weeks ago saying he's in for the long haul.

Questions include -

Why is he in Australia recovering?

A contract is easily negotiable - plus it would get him off Bradford's wage bill rather than playing 12/30 odd games.

What makes the T&A (rofl) any more reputable than the SMH or Fox?

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Its as accurate as an articlye from over 6 weeks ago saying he's in for the long haul.

Questions include -

Why is he in Australia recovering?

A contract is easily negotiable - plus it would get him off Bradford's wage bill rather than playing 12/30 odd games.

What makes the T&A (rofl) any more reputable than the SMH or Fox?

If you really think such as Fox are reliable 'news' outlets then I'll mark you down as an even more unreliable poster than I thought. :rolleyes:

PS I thank your for your interest in our club. B)

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Why is he in Australia recovering?

that's the bit i don't understand.

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that's the bit i don't understand.

The day that the Dulls fans wake up and smell the coffee and realise they've been taken for a ride by Orford, the better.

If they;'re really stuck, im sure Cas would loan them their 3rd choice scrum-half for the rest of the season?

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The Bradford journalists -- if that is what the T & A writers consider themselves -- are so damned lazy.

In 8 hours from now I will call some journalist friends in Australia to see if they know anything solid about Orford and his attitude to Bradford.

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The Bradford journalists -- if that is what the T & A writers consider themselves -- are so damned lazy.

In 8 hours from now I will call some journalist friends in Australia to see if they know anything solid about Orford and his attitude to Bradford.

Well done, have a biscuit!

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The Bradford journalists -- if that is what the T & A writers consider themselves -- are so damned lazy.

In 8 hours from now I will call some journalist friends in Australia to see if they know anything solid about Orford and his attitude to Bradford.

You have friends?

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Questions include -

Why is he in Australia recovering?

Direct quote from Orford himself

I

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Attention-seeking trolls like "Paris SurTout" and NE are the principal reason I rarely post on here. I know numerous other people who say the same. If John Drake could come up with some algorithm that examines posts and identifies the characteristics of an attention-seeking troll, and then deletes them - ideally with the author as well - I bet the traffic on the site would increase significantly.

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Attention-seeking trolls like "Paris SurTout" and NE are the principal reason I rarely post on here. I know numerous other people who say the same. If John Drake could come up with some algorithm that examines posts and identifies the characteristics of an attention-seeking troll, and then deletes them - ideally with the author as well - I bet the traffic on the site would increase significantly.

Not just a problem here, of course.

Maybe a bazooka would be an alternative?

There's always this option: How to automatically ignore all postings on this forum by people you simply cannot abide.

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I only have one complete tool on ignore.

Coincedentally, I wonder how long it will be before Webby comes on here wittering about putting people on ignore. Blah, blah, blah. Yawn. He should stick to writing the unfunny Red Hall Diaries. He isn't a good Webmaster anymore...

:lol: :lol: ;) Only kidding John!

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