Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Dennis Papaioannou, Sep 22, 2017.
I hope he stays as I'm a big fan but it won't be the end of the world if he leaves.
I just dont know where Joel would fit into the Manly squad TBH. They have pkenth of forwards already and Joel may become just another rotating bench player.
Cant say for sure though, but i think Bodene Thompson would better suit that role
But if it is just for $$$ then who knows. Pay big, play little
Yep, it was during Craig Young's time as recruitment manager and Price as head coach that Bird began complaining about the lack of support the .Club was giving him regarding medical expenses. That was the start of it all. Young was as gruff as they come.
Just the type of personality you need for a recruitment manager. Explains everything.
St George Illawarra’s Joel Thompson unsure if he has played final game for club as Manly Sea Eagles circle
JOEL Thompson says he was not blindsided at rival clubs circling saying there had been “brief discussions about it”.
Thompson’s immediate playing future remains clouded despite having a year to run on his contract with St George Illawarra. Manly are keen to entice the back-rower to the club provided they can free up some salary cap space.
Thompson said he has “no idea at the moment” if he has played his final game for the Dragons after meeting with his manager David Riolo last week.
“I’m waiting to see what the news is,” Thompson said. “I love the Dragons and I love the place. I’ve played a good four years there. I’ve got some really close friends not just with the players but the staff. It’ll be sad to leave if that’s what happens but that’s the way footy goes.
“Wherever I end up going I just want concentrate on having a bigger year next year”
Thompson isn’t sure where he’ll be next season.
A move to Manly could see the 29-year-old given a multi-year deal as the Sea Eagles look to bolster their back-row stocks. If he stays at St George Illawarra next year it would more than likely be his final season at the club.
“There was talk of it coming but it’s always a surprise,” Thompson said. “I could be at the Dragons next year or I could be elsewhere, I’ve got no idea.
“I could be at Manly or not … I’m if staying I’ll be ripping in. If I’m going I’ll embrace what the other team has got.”
“The Dragons have been really good but I’ve got a young family and security is important to me”
“I’m keen to get it sorted as soon as possible to stop people contacting me and I get on with enjoying my break”. MICHAEL CARAYANNIS, (The Sunday Telegraph)
So he said in a tweet he didn't know where all the talk was coming from then in the same article there was talk of it coming so which one is it.
Just posted the link..
Seems to me and this is just my opinion he wants more money which is fine so the club should just let him go.
Manly will have to let players go maybe a player swap is on the cards but who would be worth a look at.
I hope that's correct coast.
I think he still has a lot to offer
Spot on possm
You can't blame him for trying to do the best for his family.
But he hasn't gone yet
Like your thinking cc .
Manly have got Frank Winterstein and Curtis Sironen as starting edge forwards who wouldn't make any other starting sides. I'm sure they can find a place for Joel Thompson.
Only player i'd accept as a swap for Thommo would be Marty Taupau.
Guys I thought we had paid a heap of his expenses and that was one reason saints were dirty on him when he left as saints had paid ... Main reason out there is we couldnt gaurantee a first grade spot
What about Tom T?
I think we do need to add another quality prop to our roster. I agree that we need to add another decent outside back or two to our roster too.
Would be chuffing great, but i'm trying to think half realistically as well haha. The Trbojevic brothers are locked in at Manly for a long time to come, wouldn't surprise me if they're one club players.
What about Korosai the hooker?
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