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  1. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    Managers / Agents will always leak to the press. It allows other clubs to get involved, drives up the potential wages for their client, and therefore their commission.
  2. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    Possibly. But the fact is our man needs to take his demotion constructively and figure out what he needs to do to improve and get back in to the first team squad instead of taking it out on officials, wrong behaviour. Love Rava as a player but obviously Flanagan has seen areas he needs to improve.
  3. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    Yet another example of kids being badly advised. Jumping around between clubs based on an extra few thousand bucks for the next 2 years, so dumb. He's at a club being managed by a premiership winning coach, we are clearly on the up. To be honest if you can't buy in to what Flanagan is trying to...
  4. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    "Gone harder" insinuates we didn't go hard enough. From memory at the time he was being offered $800k to re-sign with the cowboys. Apparently we were offering $1M a season to sign him. He decided to stay in North Queensland. What more could we have done? Initially Cowboys were offering him a 3...
  5. The Word

    Round 13 - v Panthers

    So good.
  6. The Word

    Something to lift our spirits...

    My wife's parents (she's an Aussie) had retired down the south coast so we found a place in Thirroul, halfway between my job in the city and her parents. Then my first job over here was for St George Bank and my boss used to get tickets for the Chairmans's club at the WIN stadium games and he...
  7. The Word

    Something to lift our spirits...

    How good! I only came to Australia in 2004 so basically missed his entire career so this is a great piece of history for me.
  8. The Word

    Round 12 v Bulldogs

    Great to finally have some common sense back on this website mate. Hopefully you can get a few laughs out of our nonsense.
  9. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    Really pleased with this. Well done Dragons.
  10. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    I hear you BLM, as fans it is frustrating. However I think this is just a bit of common sense from them. Whatever job you do, the better you perform, the better contract / salary you should expect. With JDB I think it's a simple matter of wanting a 2 year extension instead of 1 year, at his age...
  11. The Word

    The Owners

    The main takeout for me in this story is that although we have a wealthy half owner, and a wealthy shirt sponsor, neither of these gentlemen actually put any money into the club over and above the agreed new shirt sponsorship, unless I'm mistaken? Importantly, they are not benefactors, they do...
  12. The Word

    Round 10 v Souths

    Yes he's still looking good. At the very least retain him for next year as he's under contract. If he's still playing to a high level at the end of this year I'd be offering a one year extension. I guess it just comes down to the $.
  13. The Word

    Round 10 v Souths

    I reckon this is a winnable game if we show up with the right 80 minute intensity levels and all play to the same game-plan (whatever that might be). However there have been some crazy results this year across the comp with shit teams suddenly turning up and smashing good teams for no apparent...
  14. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    What does this post mean? You're talking like he has some kind of agenda? On JDB, he hasn't been a ball-playing lock for a hell of a long time. He's 33 and his contract will be managed year by year from now on at whatever money Flanagan thinks he's worth. It'll be a take it or leave it deal as...
  15. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    Was thinking the same myself. As well as everything you've mentioned I've been surprised at his mobility around the field. Normally you'd worry about a player getting out of position when he moves that much but he usually seems to be in the right place at the right time. It's early days yet but...
  16. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    But whose been screwed in the situation justa? Seems to me that both clubs and the player are ok with this happening, otherwise it wouldn't have happened. We can only guess at Penrith's motivation. Maybe they have a ton of young players coming through in that position and they need to free up...
  17. The Word

    2024 Squad List

    Great news this I think he is a great player but I think he would be best off the bench with his power and impact. That means we still need Top line starting prop to partner Lawrie. In terms of our other forwards I'd be letting M Molo go, as well as BMM, re-signing Sua for 3 years and JDB on a...
  18. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    Yeah looks like we’ve got some resolution now at least, we all know where we stand.
  19. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    I might be on my own here but I see absolutely no reason why we should let Lomax go. He's playing some of the best footy of his career, At no point has he come out and had a go at the club / coach / other players in public or to the press. So he doesn't get on with everyone. Who cares? He's...
  20. The Word

    The Rumours Thread

    There were definitely some crap passes from Manly. From where I was sitting on the hill though it didn't look like Rava did much wrong defensively. Considering Manly have a much quicker backline than us, they struggled to get on the outside of him. Plus two try saving moments, once when he...
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