2014 Playing Roster

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  1. emjaycee

    emjaycee First Grade

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    Based on the EMD from the former CEO one month ago today and what I have seen posted since, I have us with an "official" squad for 2014 of 37 currently. This is still including the ones we think have signed elsewhere such as Reni and Blair.

    Anybody got any updates to this?

    2014 PLAYER LIST @ 5th August 2013:
    Will Hopoate
    Corey Norman
    Gareth Hock (may not be coming)
    Lee Mossop
    Manu Mau
    Jarryd Hayne
    Jacob Loko
    Mitchell Allgood
    Ryan Morgan
    Kelepi Tanginoa
    Kaysa Pritchard
    Peni Terepo
    Junior Paulo
    Pauli Pauli
    Zach-Dockar Clay
    Tyrell Fuimaino
    Tepai Moeroa
    Joseph Ualesi
    Daniel Alvaro
    Reni Maitua (Doggies bound?)
    Ben Smith (may retire)
    Luke Kelly
    Api Pewhairangi
    Cheyse Blair (Manly bound?)
    Daniel Harrison
    Lorenzo Maafu
    Tim Mannah
    Darcy Lussick
    Fuifui Moimoi
    Ken Sio
    Joseph Paulo
    Brayden Wiliame
    Chris Sandow
    Jake Mullaney
    Ken Edwards
    Nathan Peats
    Brendan Santi

    Take away the 4 I have commented on and we are at 33.
    Not much room to move on any more signings.
     
  2. eel01s

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    I was told that two more signings will be announced this week, so to me that implies that other players listed there will not be around in 2014.
     
  3. Someone

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    Id say out :

    Maitua
    Blair
    Smith

    In:
    Outside back (J.Hunt?)
    ??

    Id love to see Sandow and 'Seffa' Paulo move on, and spend that money to buy a decent 7. then we'd be a top 4 side easy for 2015.
     
  4. Stagger eel

    Stagger eel Moderator Staff Member

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    Educated guess only

    Justin hunt
    Matt prior
     
  5. Joshuatheeel

    Joshuatheeel Moderator Staff Member

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    Zach-Dockar Clay
    Tyrell Fuimaino
    Tepai Moeroa
    Pauli Pauli

    These players Could be on u20 contracts thus we may have some room to add more then two players to our squad

    Also you would think semi would be resigned
     
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  6. jason taylor

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    Sandow is a decent half back though, it's not like he's the worst half back in the league atm.
     
  7. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    who is worse than Sandow ?
     
  8. IFR33K

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    Probably benji.

    Can't think of anyone worse than those two.
     
  9. Ike E Bear

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    A lot of people don't rate him, but I think Luke Walsh is better than a lot of halfbacks floating around. I wonder how much he's getting to head to the UK ... I bet he'd take a bit less to stay in Australia.
     
  10. jason taylor

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    Talent wise? Off the top of my head I'd put Robson, McCrone, Wallace. Ben Hunt, Sam Williams, Nathan Fien, Luke Walsh, Robert Lui all below Sandow.

    Walsh is going to the UK because he's been at Penrith for years now and has failed to impress. People only rate him now because he has hit a purple patch in form. He has never proven to be a consistent number 7. It's similar to Ben Robert's 2009 form.
     
  11. Joely01

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    They would be 2 very nice additions. If we add those two anything other then a top 8 finish would be a poor season i reckon.
     
  12. Avenger

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    Matt Prior would be an awesome signing for the right price. He is experienced, has size and is versatile. If we do sign him the Hock reneging rumours may be true.
     
  13. Chipmunk

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    If Rugby League players were considered 'best' on talent alone Ben Roberts would have been one of the NRLs fines, Doesnt mean they are a good player because they have plenty of talent. Sandow being another case in point
     
  14. Parra Pride

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    Matt Prior isn't a mad merkin like Hock though. I'd be pretty damn disappointed if Hock doesn't come.
     
  15. The Colonel

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    I'd be happy with Matt Prior provided he stays well away from f**king centre.

    Will be disappointed if we don't get Hock but if he doesn't want to be here than we don't need to force him.
     
  16. Jodeci

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    Prior will be at Parra next year

    This was confirmed to me by an official at the Dogs vs Dragons game unless he decides to do a Papalii.
     
  17. parra pete

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    Josh Papalli had the right to reject the Eels contract BEFORE Round 13..which he did. The Eels should have kept quiet about it....
    Dems da rools...
     
  18. Jodeci

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    Absolutely spot on

    We shouldn't have announced anything with Papalii

    Learning curve for the club
     
  19. Suitman

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    You're the one always going on about how little contracts mean these days. One of your golden boys signed one. Then shat on it.
    So, I suppose you are right.

    Suity
     
  20. Poupou Escobar

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    We announced it because we knew he was about to back out of it. It was intended to put pressure on Papalii and the Raiders.
     

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