Rumours (signings, sackings & other shit)

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  1. Tiger Ted

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    Don’t rule that out ! I have a strong hunch we will get son of IC b4 his contract with Penrith ends & hence a swap with the gump Brooks is a real possibility.
     
  2. Vozzy

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    I hope it's not an anti climax like Barba or Carney. Israel folou would be great from a marketing point of view not sure if he will be at his best. I rather gutherson Munster or Morgan
     
  3. super_coach

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    It seems like the mystery man is Barba, when,how long and for what money is still a mystery
     
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  4. Clifferd

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    Yeah it’s Ben Barba. For how long and how much, not too sure
     
  5. Vic Mackey

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    I know Barba won a premiership with the sharks but I thought he was more ‘solid’ then spectacular. He has lost that acceleration he had in 2012 and that was always his best asset. He isn’t a great ball player or explosive runner. Add to that the continued off field issues and it seems a very odd signing if true.

    Maybe I’m being a downer but I don’t think I’d take him. I’d rather give Tui a crack at 1, if he isn’t working out then go hard for RTS or Coote who are both off contract. Even better Munster, Gutherson or Latrell and try to get them to ditch their current contract.

    He isn’t a half anymore and as a bench utility I’d rather Benji or get a big name center and put Marsters back there
     
  6. Ron's_Mate

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    I agree with Vic - the rumour said it was a huge signing and a game changer. I don't rate Barba that highly. I would also assume the club would have to pay a big transfer fee to the English club. I don't really see what major problem he would be solving for us.
     
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  7. simmo05

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    Tedesco is homesick?
     
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  8. Tiger05

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    I don't want him back. A complete merkin of a person.
     
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  9. Clifferd

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    Tedescos a merkin, but would still take him back in a heart beat. Moses and Woods hell no

    In saying that, it won’t be teddy
     
  10. tiger102

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    I don't see Barb as being a Big signing or a game changer, maybe if it was Morgan than yes he can be a big signing and a game changer. But Barba
     
  11. Ned Kelly

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    For my entry in the guess the player sweep put me down for Nathan Cleary. Todays Telegraph has a story (denied by the coach) that there is unrest out Penrith way. With Griffens response about the possibility of Nathan leaving being along the lines of "that is up to him and his dad".

    I cant see it being a player swap though. Brooks still hasn't proved himself for that.

    I'm dreaming about Cleary and R T S joining us next year. How exciting would hat be!
     
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  12. Tiger Ted

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    Was discussing the exact same thing with a mate this morning re the rapid catapulting of us being contenders if we recruited both Cleary & RTS.

    There’s no doubt that the prodigious son of our coach would b pissed off at how the egotist Gould treated his old man & the opportunity to b coached by his beloved old man would b extremely enticing.

    If we become a formidable team under IC this season I think it’s a given the Cleary’s will b reunited at Concord.
     
  13. simmo05

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    What about Quade Cooper? Isnt he disgruntled at the moment?
     
  14. Das Hassler

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    That's what i was thinking....."game changer"?
     
  15. gordsy

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    Won't be Izzy, he doesn't play In the halves. If it needs NRL approval it's probably Quade Cooper but rugby would be have to kicking In a truck load of cash as 600 - 800k for an unproven half is crazy money especially when you think It could stop us for signing Jr Clearly
     
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  16. Clifferd

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    Quade cooper reminds me of moses anyway but in the RU sense. From the games I’ve watched him play for the wallabies (call me crazy) he’s a bit of a flat track bully. Good against the shit teams, goes missing against the 1st class teams (All blacks, South Africa, England etc)

    I’d rather we wait until Cleary jr is available like others have said.
     
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  17. Ron's_Mate

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    Looking at the other forum where the rumour started, people are now calling BS on the person who started it. Might just have been a trolling exercise and there is no big signing for next week.
     
  18. Tiger05

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    When it comes to signings I wait until there is official confirmation via the club. People bullshit all the time.
     
  19. Tiger Ted

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    ..plus we don’t sign superstars !
    It’s y I’m always deeply sceptical when we r linked to an elite player like RTS.

    I’d b more inclined to believe it if we were linked to a >30 yr old reserve grade plodder !
     
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  20. Clifferd

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    We really haven’t signed any superstar quality players ever have we. That’s what happens when you focus solely on your juniors for scum clubs to poach them off you
     
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