Sam Thaiday

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  1. Mark D

    Mark D Juniors

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    With Ben Hunt coming wondering if its worth throwing a years + contract to Sam Thaiday ? Thoughts
     
  2. Life's Good

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    You do know this relates to 2019?? He is still contracted for 2018 at the Donkeys.
    That being the case he will be 35. It's a big no from me.
     
  3. TomRedVRiver

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  4. Dea

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    He has been transitioning from the run on team, to the bench and retirement is next step. I'm not certain I'd want our team to pay overs to get him to relocate as an aging player.
     
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  5. Bests Golden Boots

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    Ummmmmmm, no, hell no.
     
  6. JohnnoMcJohnno

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    I dunno, still got size and a surprising turn of speed. At the right price, why not?
     
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  7. Outlaw Pete

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    because he's a grub
     
  8. MILEY CYRUS

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    Thaiday should have retired this year.

    The player that the dragons need is Dave Taylor. He can replace Packer.
    Off contract for next year and would come at a good price.
     
  9. possm

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    You'd have to think a good recruitment officer would make it known to all player managers that he would be very happy to be informed of any prospective player's coming off contract. Millward should no well in advance of potential deals and be pro-active in winning deals for players with skills and attributes we need.
     
  10. Dragon for life

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    No no no no no!!!!!!!!!
    If you didn't understand that's a big no from me. Way to many errors
     
  11. Coffs dragon

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    No way....by 2019 he'll be due for the Channel 9 retirement home as a resident QLD dribbler!
     
  12. MILEY CYRUS

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    How many did he make on the weekend?
     
  13. Gareth67

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    Unfortunately the man is in his twilight years as a footballer. However , if only he had been released a few years earlier , he would still had been a tremendous asset to our forward pack and the mongrel he has , would had been just what we needed .
     
  14. Blood Shot Eyes

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    No thanks getting old and on the way down......
     
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  15. Dragon for life

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    None but Mary can change that!
     
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    This thread just typifies our thinking v the way good clubs think.
    Sam's use by date is up and the transition is well under way as he loses his SOO & Australian spots as well as his starting spot at club level.
    Some people in here think that a 35 year old Bennett hand me down is a good option whilst they applaud the decision to extend Nighty.
    No sentimentality with the good clubs it just gets down to hard nosed business and shows why we just can't get the right mindset.
     
  17. GC Dragon

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    OT you beat me to the punch . That is exactly the mentality within our club . Our acceptance of mediocrity runs right through our club from the front office right down to many of our fans . I could understand re-signing Nighty on the cheap for a year to play reserves as a mentor to the young blokes coming through but his first grade days are up ...(.Just like the Beast's with the Warriors ) . Years ago Arthur Beetson and Billy Smith both finished in reserve grade . There is no shame in that . But that would require some sort of vision and forward thinking which Mary has shown he has absolutely none .
     
  18. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    Only thing l'd throw at him is an NRMA claims form. He can't drive for Sh!t.
     
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    No thanks. He use by date has expired
     
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  20. SaintPauli

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    Forwards about to peak is what we need around 25 years of age. Sammy is past it and looks to be ready for the footy show based on his antics and humourous carry ons.
     
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