Angus Crichton

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  1. Pedge1971

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    Qld did out of necessity. Different players as well. Must be something in the water in NQ. Souths used to be a big side but looked tiny today.....
     
  2. Johns Magic

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    The prototype modern day backrower. Not a tatted-up young jerk either.

    Will be interesting to see how much he commands on the open market if he hasn't re-signed by November.
     
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  3. Spot On

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    In this market he'd be crazy not to have a good look.
     
  4. Pedge1971

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    Its his 1st season buyer beware. Plenty of fellas gone before him and looked like greatness.

    Like today teams will be waiting for him next year .
     
  5. Spot On

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    Buyers in this market are too stupid or desperate to be wary. It's a free for all. Some clubs can even afford to hoard NRL standard players in reserve grade just in case their topliners are out with a tweak.
     
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    I hate this "let's not throw them in too early" attitude. As I posted in the Mitch Pearce thread after the Origin 3 debacle, QLD threw a rookie in to a spine position in a decider.... He brained them.

    Why should NSW wait longer to throw someone like Crichton in? The bloke is good enough already, he'll be even more ready come June 2018.

    If we don't start picking the bloke's who might win a series ASAP we'll be doomed to definitely lose series in the meantime while we're waiting for others to be ready... The origin cash cow will be no more at this rate... People will stop turning up to watch a la 1988 when there were spare seats galore at the SFS when QLD were handing us our ass on a plate
     
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    Yes you're right, better to judge someone on his whole career . . . now I've done that, what's your point
     
  8. Bronco18

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    Bit different when he combines with his club 9, 7 and 1, who are among the all time best (if not the all time best) in their positions.

    EDIT: should clarify, Crichton could do well as a backrower for NSW. But there's a bit of an irony in saying blood a rookie in Origin when mentioning Pearce in the same post. For mine, that was the catalyst of his terrible Origin career.
     
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  9. Danish

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    Apparently he has had a broken bone in his foot for weeks, but in typical Maguire fashion he's being made to play through it.

    Madge is seriously a f**kwit
     
  10. ed-grimley

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    Uncle Wayne is probably looking at his availability for the Broncos as we speak.
     
  11. rabbitohs95

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    I'm sure Crichton had a say in it. We've got enough backrowers to fill a top 13. Stop making assumptions.
     
  12. Pedge1971

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    Munster had several years in 1st grade, playednin a grand final and was picked in a spine that contained his club players in the other positions. Hardly comparable...
     
  13. rabbitohs95

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    Good country kid. Isn't a moron either. Does work with Indigenous kids too. Exactly what I like seeing in footy players, not only talented but a leader on and off the field. Parents must be proud.
     
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  14. Pedge1971

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    Madge needs to be moved on...
     
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    Players will take the field with one leg, broken ribs, and a concussion if the medical and coaching staff will allow them.

    A broken bone in your foot can easily turn into a 12+ month lay off if it becomes a proper break. There is no reason to risk him given Souths season is essentially over
     
  16. Incorrect

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    Sorry....

    How about Coen Hess then? Does his situation compare?
     
  17. Pedge1971

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    Nope. Next player please.
     
  18. rabbitohs95

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    Well potentially the club would've said 'Look, you can still play but there's a chance it could break, it's up to you' and maybe he agreed to it. Who knows? All I'm saying is you can't talk shit unless you know the facts. Then again, look who I'm talking to.
     
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    If we don't offer him a 5+ year contract at top dollar and the captaincy post-GI, we're nuts. The kid is a gun, a good guy, a natural leader - you build sides around guys like that.
     
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    provides infinite value to souths as he doesn't regularly drop the ball, is disciplined in defence, and doesn't give away penalties. would be same for NSW

    everything else is a bonus
     

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