Ben Hunt

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  1. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    Personally, I hope Hunt has a quite year, stays in the background and doesn't get injured.
    The last thing we want is for him to bust his backside for the Broncos.
    We want fresh legs this time next year.
     
  2. BringTheNoise

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    I disagree. I'd like him to have a blinder, push for the #17 QLD jersey. Hell maybe even win a premiership. For what we're paying him I'd love for him to come with as much big game and match winning experience as possible.
     
  3. possm

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    I'd rather he do those things in 2018.
     
  4. Blood Shot Eyes

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    Listening to Sterlo the other night and he seems to think Hunts best footy is yet to come...he really rates him...told the panel he was hoping he would end up at Parra......don't usually get turned on by most of the TV footy panels comments but he usually knows what hes talking about...well lets hope hes right with this one
     
  5. ALSGI

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    Except against the Dragons of course, right?
     
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  6. ALSGI

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    In his post match interview he did say he wasn't happy with his game, especially his kicking game, kicking directly to defence......said he had a bit of work to do. Refreshing honesty compared to our mob.
    If that's his bad game, can't wait till he's here.
     
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  7. since77

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    I think it would fitting to see him in the red V in a grand final a few years from now laying his own grand final demons to rest once and for all.
     
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    He can have a shocker for that game, I won't mind.
     
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  9. Jubileeboy

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    I agree, Sterlo would be one of the most astute commentators currently on any of the tv shows.
    Interesting how his opinion is polar opposite to many that are bagging Hunt.
    Ben Ikin is very poor at displaying his hidden agenda.
     
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  10. Gareth67

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    Gents , with respect , Hunt certainly is not up there with the best halves running around in this competition . To me there are only 3 - Thurston ,Cronk and Johnson , they are in a class of their own .
    However there are halves that do have really ability , the ability to turn a game around and the Dragons will have one in their ranks next year . The chaps name is Ben Hunt , and he will do the club proud .
    Let's not be too critical of him , at least wait until he is actually playing for our team before we do that . Otherwise we may very well end up with damaged goods , before he has even pulled the Big Red V on .
     
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  11. Glenn01

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    Personally I'm optimistic. Was it Brisbanes first try when Hunt took the ball in both hands, ran to the line and the Shonksters had no idea whether he was going to run it himself, kick it or pass it? Remember what it's like to have a half who does that? As opposed to Widdop sending the opposition an email, letting them know whether he is going to run across field and slip over, catch and immediately pass or kick into the opposition players legs 5 minutes before he does it.
     
  12. TheOnlyTeam

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    What are we all going to say if he backflips on the deal? He did play for the winning team last night against the premiers who were there to play from the kickoff.
     
  13. ALSGI

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    TOT
    Only back flips will be after he scores or sets up try, after try (Blaclock style) !!!
    No room for any other back flips mate.
     
  14. Glenn01

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    I just can't understand this stupidity and naivety which is seemingly so prevalent in this forum. If Greg Alexander was full of praise for Hunt, I would start to worry. If Gaz was full of praise I would be very happy. Craig Bellamy, Wayne Bennett, Corey Parker, Peter Tunks, Greg Alexander, Tom Ridiculous and etc don't have the best interests of the Dragons in mind. Gaz does. Peter Sterling, Phil Gould and to an extent, Andrew Johns seem to be more honest.

    It's especially absurd for guys like Bellamy and Bennett! FFS, they are rival coaches! If they offer an opinion on the Dragons one should immediately think the opposite is likely true. That may or may not be the case but one thing is for certain. They are absolutely not going to offer any constructive advice.
     
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  15. Dragsters

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    I'm glad someone else noticed that lead up work.

    Hunt's lead up play put Boyd into a great position to deliver the pass to the winger.

    Watching fox neither Warren Smith or that old flog Alexander even acknowledged it. They simply gushed over Boyd's effort.

    Also, I don't think it's fair to compare him with JT and Cronk just yet. I think most would agree that pairs last five seasons have been their best.

    All the pundits are because of the contract value, but I think that is more a product of the time, with the pending cap increase and the Dragons needing a 7, rather than his worth.

    Let's see what he can achieve by the time he is their age.
     
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  16. JDHD

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    He did the same before the Charity Shield. I read Corey Parker's autobiography (waste of a week) and reckon it's because Hunt got a payday and Parker never did. Seriously, there's like a three page rant in that book about how good he was and how much he deserved a pay rise and he never got one.
     
  17. JDHD

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    To Hunt's credit, he's owned that performance. He came out today and said that his fifth tackle options weren't good enough and he needs to work on them. After three years of Benji and Widdop, it'll be nice to have a playmaker who takes responsibility when he has a crap game.
     
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    I'm not suggesting Alexander should praise anyone but it's pretty clear he bags the Dragons at what seems every opportunity and it seems to me Hunt is also in his sights.

    Thats my opinion pal and If you thinks that makes me stupid and or niave, then that probably says more about you than it does me.
     
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  19. JDHD

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    Ben Ikin was going on about how Hunt is set up to fail at the Dragons on the Market Watch podcast and then in the next breath said that Mitchell Pearce will win the Dally M. I wouldn't trust Ikin to sit the right way on a toilet seat.
     
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  20. mickeylane

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    If you look at Ben Hunt he plays the game in a very similar manner to Andrew Johns.. Runs to the line and takes the line on - switches play suddenly (see last night leading up to Milfords try - that was a half a try pass) - big tackler has good upper body strength.. Good initial speed..

    When he gets here next year he will feed off the pressure of being head honcho.. He's worth every cent ..
     
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