Ben Hunt

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  1. Glenn01

    Glenn01 Juniors

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    No, no. That isn't what I mean at all. No need to take umbrage. I'm merely saying Dragons supporters should take what these flagrantly partisan commentators say about the Dragons with a grain of salt.
     
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  2. Dragsters

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    Fair enough.

    I'm just getting a bit over this obvious jealously among some ex-players toward Hunt's dragons contract value and the death-riding that seems rampant at present.

    Whether or not he is worth it is something to be determined once he gets here and has the opportunity to earn it.
     
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  3. Glenn01

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    Whether or not he is "worth it" will always be open to debate but what is important is that I believe with the excellent forward pack, number of good backs almost ready if not already ready for the NRL and good hooker coming though, Hunt will prove to be a tremendous success.

    The lack of noise from Bennett raving about him being a good buy for the Dragons and etc makes me optimistic that rivals also think he is going t be a success. If Bennett were raving about how good he was and about how he will be a great success at the Dragons and etc I would be very concerned.
     
  4. dragonssamy61

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    I think you correct ted widdop want stay and they can you his money to upgrade the young guys.
    Also salary cap going up again in a few years if I'm not mistaken
     
  5. dragonssamy61

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    Agree crush if I was mann I would already be looking around because as long as mary there he is continually being stuffed about
     
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  6. blacksafake

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    He obviously just doesn't like younger players, just ask klemmer :smiley:
     
  7. blacksafake

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    As long as L plate ain't coaching
     
  8. BrissyRedV

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    We are buggered then...
     
  9. The Doc

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    If moses mbye is on $750k per year over 4 years...
    Then we got ben hunt for a bargain!!!
    Compare the pays of these 2... Mbye was highly chased by many clubs... and got $750k...
    In my view, he is at the bottom of the barrel of halfbacks!
    Remember, the cap increases i believe 2 maybe 3 more times over the next 6 years....
    Whats a halfback gunna be worth then?
    $1mill will be peanuts for a halfback that can actually play!!
     
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  10. BennyV

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    Mbye is no halfback. He is a running 5/8 who needs a controlling halfback. They let the wrong half go - Hodko and Mbye balances infinitely better.
     
  11. possm

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    You just brought back some of the great memories of my past - Billy Smith.
     
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  12. red rocket

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    Hunts super quick service allowed Darius to shine plays straight hard with options. Could not give a flying duck if he is not as good as Cronk and Thurston he is also not in his thirties. Great buy. Have not had a half since head and Goldie. Can't wait to have such a competeter playing for us. So long and good riddance widdop pommy land awaits your homecoming
     
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  13. possm

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    We need to groom Hunt's partner in the halves this season. Out with the old and in with the new. Field, Mann, maybe Herbert, maybe Dufty.
     
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    100% correct possm...
    My only issue is i like both Mann AND Field.
    I dont want us to lose either of them 2.
    And im a massive fan of Taane Milne.
    Maybe Firld at 5/8 in 2018, milne and roberts on one side... and aitken and mann on the other side?
    Dufty at fullback?
    Release widdop and dugan?
    But im also a fan of dugan.
    My personal preference is to keep duges and play him in the centres replacing aitken.
    But aitken recently resigned for 3 years so it doesnt seem he will be going anywhere.
     
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    Yes , he was such a wonderful halfback . The Dragons were blessed to have a player such as Smith , who was so skilful with the ball . And his defence for a small player was terrific , never missed his man .

    I recall a try at the old Sydney Sports Ground that he and Johnny Raper set up . It was a game against the Priemers South Sydney, on a Sunday afternoon.

    Smith fed the scrum , Raper scoops the ball up , who then dummies to Smith , who then ran to the open side taking the defence with him , allowing Raper to continue up the short side , who then drew the sole remaining Rabbit player before passing to Johnny King , who went over without a hand on him .

    Great player for the Saints , a real legend ! If Ben Hunt can play to a tenth of Smiths ability , we will have made ourselves a good buy .
     
  16. blacksafake

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    True
    Although I wouldn't be disappointed in a Hunt/Widdop pairing.
     
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  17. Glenn01

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    That would be good for some forum contributors. When Hunt isn't good enough to make up for an utterly useless 5/8, this forum would have someone to blame for that utterly useless 5/8 being utterly useless.
     
  18. Jubileeboy

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    Was the netball no good, Vas, Ruth,....Glenn01?
    Anyway, ssshhh...we're watching the football.
     
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  19. Maxwell

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    I watched Bronco's play Panthers 2015 at pepper stadium and Hunt's kicking game was spot on and from memory I think that was under the coaching of Hook, Bennett came and maybe he stifled it , because he simple is not the same player , seems to lost his mojo a little. I think a change will do him well.
     
  20. 2010

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    With the salary cap being increased all teams will have to get used to some players held in high esteem will be moving on. It's now all about money and players need to go after the dollars. Their football life is brief so good luck to them chasing the big money to set themselves up after football
     

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