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Pummel those Phucking Phil Gould Pennies.
I like the Pennies so I'm not going to pay them out,
I hope Moyza pins this up in the dressing room and rips them apart
Panthers got better value in Maloney-Moylan swap, says club legend
Christian Nicolussi12 July 2018 — 6:16pm
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Penrith have been the big winners when it comes to the James Maloney and Matt Moylan swap deal.
Maloney and his Origin mates Nathan Cleary and Tyrone Peachey will be rested from Friday night's clash against Cronulla, which doubles as Moylan's first official homecoming.
Sharks and Panthers fans debated which club would benefit the most when Moylan and Maloney switched clubs last December.
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"Of course at moment you would have to say James has been more valuable to Penrith than Matt has [to Cronulla],'' Alexander said. "I think Matt has had an injury-affected start to the year and looks to be finding his feet.
"Matt Moylan played some great football for us, and he's one of the most talented players in the competition. We saw the worth of Jimmy when Nathan was out two months and he took control of the side. Most clubs struggle when you lose your starting half, but we had a bloke step into the breach and just do the job and get it done.
"Matt Moylan is a very talented player and I rate him. I didn't want to see Matt Moylan go. When I realised it was inevitable and they said James Maloney is coming here, I was pretty happy. I don't think there are many who could replace what Matt Moylan had done for Penrith, but Jim has been pretty good."
Maloney won a premiership with the Sharks but was keen for a longer-term deal and the security on offer at Penrith, while Moylan was keen to exit his childhood club in search of a fresh start in the Shire.
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Penrith coach Anthony Griffin was happy to spare his three Blues representatives from backing up 48 hours after Origin III so they all return fresh for next Friday's tough road trip to Brisbane.
Jarome Luai will play again at halfback while young Kiwi Caleb Aekins is expected to debut at fullback.
Cleary was keen to back up against Cronulla but also accepted he would need a freshen-up after his maiden Origin campaign.
Blues coach Brad Fittler said during the Nine TV commentary on Wednesday he wanted Cleary to discover his voice a little more on the field, and it was one area the 20-year-old playmaker planned to improve in the run home to the NRL finals. Cronulla and Penrith will feature in September.
"I've stayed in my shell sometimes, and I need to assert myself being the halfback," Cleary told Fairfax Media. "This [Origin] series has given me the confidence to do that moving forward.
"Freddy has spoken to me about talking more. I'm still developing that [part of my game] and will keep working on it. I'm looking forward to knuckling down with the Penrith boys, it's been a disrupted few weeks with them, but I'm keen to go on a good run to the finals.''
Maloney sin binned again the other night.
I’ll be there
Anybody else heading out?
As usual, I’m nervous about this one.
Important game if we want to make top4.
Hope we aren’t complacent because of them resting origin players
Fuct it wood be nice to start a game with Lewis and Dugan in our lineup.
I’m feeling good about this one but that doesn’t mean anything.
Looking forward to Lewis back more, hopefully he's properly rested this time.
I think Moylan has been pretty damn good for us this year. He's better defensively, top 4 in try assists and leading in line break assists. He's only going to get better too!
If we don't win this we are not serious contenders imo.
Alexander would say that wouldn't he, I think both players have made positive contributions to their new clubs. We did pretty well against them in our home game and I expect we'll do well again, plus we have an extra proper prop in our lineup.
Be good to end a game with them as well.
Exactly the words of Warriors fans last week.
Slowly, very slowly, Matt is getting back towards his best. Yes, Flanno has taught him to tackle a bit which is a big gain, but he doesn't run the side like he used to at Penrith. The try assists all came in one game when the opposition clocked off. Against sides that get in his face he isn't nearly as effective, and wasn't with us either. He excels against tired and lazy defences, which is how he pulled so many games out of the fire in the latter stages.
It was Alexander who gave Moylan 3 Dally M points he didn't deserve a few rounds back. This bloke is a NSW assistant coach and selector. He would call it as he sees it. I didn't see Matt in too many Blues sides ahead of Maloney. Maybe next year will be different.
Brandy wasn't being disrespectful. He was just stating that Penrith has progressed since Jimmy arrived. That is nothing against Moylan or his ability. Different courses for different horses.
The one most likely to be disrespectful is Scott McCrae. I am sure he will throw a few barbs before kick off.
Who is Scott McRae?
I knows who’s scott green
The guy on the mic at the ground.
Bad vibes mannn.
On my way to Knights V Eels game, be on the free piss.
Couple of heartstarters at a nearby pub & then get there when the bar opens @ 5.50, just in time for the real game.
Hope they got fox on there or it’s on the phone.
Bring it on!
Us by 14.
Either way doesn’t matter too much. Still think we are long odds for the 4 but I’d just like to see a smart professional performance.
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