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  1. Como Connection

    Como Connection Juniors

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    Surely Kurt Mann now deserves the first go at fullback.
    Very good all round game and been stuffed around since he first signed.
    Also resigning after all he has been put thru, has to be given a fair go!
    I feel sorry for the guy, no wonder sometimes he looks a bit lost.
    FACT
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  2. denis preston

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    Dufty has the x factor and i hope that he is hitting the gym big time because he needs more confidence in defense that will only come with a bigger body. Surely the club is thinking the same way. Mann at best will be efficient.
     
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  3. dangerousdave

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    Needs more cheif
     
  4. Reddragon

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    My problem with Aitken is I can't remember him ever passing the ball.
    Not a great quality for a centre.
     
  5. MrDragon007

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    One would hope that a lesson was learnt from Duftys last 2 games where he was scared of being man-handled.
    The off-season should see the club manage his weight, get a few kilos added onto his frame without effecting his speed.
    A few extra kgs should give him a shot of confidence about not being manhandled on kick returns.
    If Nene goes, the wing spot should be given to Mann. I agree 100% he needs to be in the 13, not 17, he should wear a number from 1-5.
    We keep saying we need to sign an outside back, but we have a top quality one already in Mann. Who-ever the new signing will replace, save that money and let Mann replace him now. He wont let anyone down.
     
  6. Frank Facer

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    Aikten is not a centre.
     
  7. Crush

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    Neither is Mann.
     
  8. coast_dragons

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    Mann is a utility at best.

    Same can be said for Sailor and Field and imo both may struggle to be regualr first graders in the future.
     
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  9. Overseas dragon

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    If McDonald's on the outer ,then MANN is a ready made replacement .no need to spend big bucks elsewhere as we have a zillion young guns to play on the wing .Surely with supercoach and his POWER game ,another big prop is the smart move .ala Walmsley ,heard that Bennett doesn't have much in the bickie tin .
     
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  10. possm

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    Mann would be to the left wing. I'd say it's the right side that is the problem. For me throw Lomax into right centre and let Nightingale, Aitken and the long list of budding wingers fight it out on form for the number 5 spot.

    I'd rather spend the money on Walmley as we were short a couple of quality pops this season. A first grade prop rotation of:
    Graham
    Vaughan
    Walmsley
    Ah Mau
    Would be backed up by:
    Latimore
    Lawrie
    Kerr
     
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  11. Frank Facer

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    I agree. I think Mann's best position is 5/8. Other than that he is a good utility back.
     
  12. Auntie.Gerald

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    Lomax is miles off FG as a centre or wing
     
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  13. Crush

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    Looked good on the wing.
     
  14. ouryear

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    Unfortunately Mary will use him anywhwere from number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 to cover Hunt
    With us, utility will be his world
     
  15. MrDragon007

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    Another option, as most want Mann on the wing if Nene goes, is maybe Mann to Fullback and Dufty to wing?
    That would give us unbelievable speed on the wing.
    And it would give us a more "reliable" (so to speak) FullBack.
    Personally im ok with Mann taking the wing spot and Dufty starting the season at fullback, especially if he bulks up and adds a few Kgs in the off season.
     
  16. Overseas dragon

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    Couldn't be any worse than mcslowcoach .Cotrics nearly the same age as Lomax .
     
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  17. nontime111

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    Mann must taker a wing spot! Nene sucks never puts in ever...one game he caught a ball at a crucial time, and Nights is too slow now for first grade
     
  18. 2010

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    Mann was our top try scorer year before last. Think he scored 16 tries and wasn't on the wing the whole season.
    I would rather have him over MacDonald any day.
     
  19. MrDragon007

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    Im no fan of Nenes after the year he had with us. But... i think Hunts arrival will get the best out of Nene if he stays.
    Hunt has the ball game to make those around him look good. If Nene still flops, then throw Mann in. If he was able to score 16 tries playing outside McCrone, then he will score 30 playing outside Hunt!
     
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  20. Belta

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    Possum said; "...I'd rather spend money on Walmley...giving us props

    Vaughan
    Ah Mau
    Graham
    Walmley

    Backups, Latimore's, Kerr, Lawrie

    Yep I also agree it would be a wise move, we are already a formidable pack, with depth in the back row like, Host, Sele and Leilua if we were to add a further Prop of that pedigree it would certainly have up there with the best go forward packs going around and give Hunt and Widdop plenty of time to create scoring opportunities. Of course with most positives there are downsides, and the flip side is it would have to dishearten the young backups as it would certainly make it that much harder to crack a first grade spot.
     
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