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Major Coup

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

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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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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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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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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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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

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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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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

Thanks for that, it's always good to read a balanced opinion from somebody who actually knows something about the player.

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lmao - I started the thread and thought major coup would get the response it did!

 

I'm happy with him as all reports I get from mates in Aus is he's a good buy ;-)

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titans fans seem pretty gutted he has left so you would think he should go fairly well.

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

Doesn't look enough like The Count from Sesame Street for my liking.

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