Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Gronk, Jun 21, 2016.
Only 3 QLDers?
I guess Mal didn't pick the team himself.
I dunno. We often don't place a lot of importance on second tier players in the media sense.
I guess I was comparing him to others. When they are released to other teams or a merkin has retired they usually get some sort of a mention. Don't they ? 11 FG games 2016/17 not worth a short note ?
Gowie is a team man. I don't think he minds not playing regularly but will take his shot when given and not let us down. Hard to start again at another club at his age so I guess the deal wasn't so bad. Definitely able to hold down a spot at other clubs. Helps again letting some youngsters take their time into first grade.
And I think his 'fit' into the culture contributes to his value, and this is more of an unknown outside of our club.
Freddy Fittler did not select him in the City side bc he was the only backrower available after a few injuries. He obviously saw the benefit of having Gower in the side beyond what he brings to the paddock.
Hard to pick many Qlders when Brisbane, Cowboys & Storm players are ineligible
Nathan Brown a walk up to that team if he wasn't still in action.
IIRC he has declared himself available for Italy. So I'm guessing that Mal would be keeping merkins fit who are available for the AU side ?
EDIT: Hmm is Teddy & Api playing for Italy / PNG ? OK I have no idea. As you were.
Windscreens told me at Wenty the other week that he was unsigned for next year and things were in the hands of his manager and he was unsure of what was going to happen
It's tough when a backup player gets a season ending injury while off contract. Poor bastard.
Windscreens will be shattered....
Shattering sounds more like "PSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH!" tbh
I also think that our 'culture' and coaching staff have brought the best out in him. So win, win situation.
Gower seems a good club man and an extremely good back up first grader. He has never let us down.
I am glad he has signed up again.
I hear Frank Pritchard is not far behind him.
It's the PMs team. The other Mal picked the team. Although I'm surprised then there weren't more players picked who were born overseas
Is it just me, or does anyone else think it's strange the club gave De Gois and Robbo a send off at our last home game, but not Semi??
Because he's not retiring perhaps
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