Future spine

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  1. spirit of league

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    Brailey
    Chad
    Bird
    Holmes

    Half decent
     
  2. bluefox68

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    Would prefer:
    Brailey
    Maloney (even if he's 34)
    Bird
    Holmes
     
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  3. Card Shark

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    Excellent but in 3-4 years like 68 says.
     
  4. bad boy bubby

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    You keep Maloney there as long as possible
     
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  5. Dragon Slayer

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    This.

    Too often footy teams have been guilty of moving experienced and proven players for the next big thing being dubbed a future Super Star.

    I'm sure the Bulldogs regret punting Ennis for Lichaa and the Roosters regret punting Maloney for Hastings.
     
  6. Frenzy.

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    Maloney and Chad are the 2 key retentions. Don't fix what isnt broken.
     
  7. txta2

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    Brailey
    Flanno
    Bird
    Holmes
     
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  8. Stake Removed

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    That what i am thinking
     
  9. spirit of league

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    Damn straight. We've got approx 4.5 billion years until our solar system gets wiped out, I'll take as many possible BBQ moments before then as we can.
     
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  10. MilkShark

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    We should keep Maloney as long as we can and look to switch Bird in 5/8 when once Maloney hangs up the boots.

    If we play our cards smart we look at being in a very similar position to the Storm with Smith, Cronk, Slater and Inglis. Except with he salary cap increase coming up we should be able to keep them all unlike Storm who had to offload Inglis, plus we could add someone like Taumalolo.
     
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  11. cb4

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    Chad and Bird are asking for the same amount of Money. I can only see one being re-signed. I could see us letting Chad go again and next year have a halves combo of Bird and Maloney, and then when Maloney retires young Flanno taking his spot.
     
  12. Dragon Slayer

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    If that is the case they have to re sign Bird ASAP.

    If say Brisbane sign Townsend first then Bird's management will ask for more money because they'll know they'll have the Sharks by the balls.

    I will say that I like Townsend but not if Orr is asking 900k for him.

    He might be a Premiership winning half back but I know who set up the breaks and tries in the GF.

    It wasn't Townsend.
     
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    Bird is 21 and chad is 26.

    Surely everyone agrees there is more potential upside to resigning bird.

    But chad does his job of directing the team with Maloney as the dominate ball
    Player.

    If bird was the 6, then Maloney is the director and ball player, while bird runs.
     
  14. SharkShocked

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    Also a tough decision if you are planning on Maloney staying.

    Hasn't signed a contract extension at any club he has ever been at if i remember correctly.

    No reason to think he would stay beyond his current contract.
     
  15. shaggs

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    Maloney will be 32 and a half at the end of 2018 contract
    He does t seem like the type of guy to play on until he is 36 or 37.
    2 year deal and retire at of 2020 at 34.5
     
  16. SharkShocked

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    Yep, but will that 2 year deal be here, or another club.
     
  17. YTSharks

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    He's yet to stay with a club for longer than 3 years
     
  18. bad boy bubby

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    Well I asked our man on the inside, Special K, about Maloney's intentions and at the time K said Maloney wants to finish his career with us.
    Anything different now, K?
     
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    No reason to think Maloney won't stay. Unless the emergence of a youngster or someone like a Blake Austin became available, he will be here beyond his current deal.
     
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    Sorry, I skimmed passed this. I agree with you, however, Bird & Chad are both testing the open market.
    I cannot see Chad leaving Sydney as the reason he came was solely family, however, the Bulldogs are on the hunt (no pun intended) for a number 7, which could bring on a domino affect.

    The Bulldogs have identified Luke Brooks as the future 7 of the club. The Tigers, whilst wanting to keep Brooks, know that Moses, Tedesco and Woods are more critical.
    Townsend could be seen as someone who could slot into the 7 spot at the Tigers. Or he could go to the Dogs.
     

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