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2020 season

Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by franklin2323, May 17, 2019.

  1. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

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    So this year is as good as over.

    2020 I don't see how we improve... The positive is we won't get all these Thurs and Fri night games. So won't ruin our weekends so early
     
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    we need to make a lot of roster changes, and good ones please
     
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    The bad deals are too long including the coach. 2 more bad years coming I reckon before changes can be made
     
  4. herbert henry1908

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    Desperately need a hooker, canvas everywhere, the mountains of PNG if we must.

    That’d be my first priority. Good, clean, quick service with a running game.
     
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    I'm really looking forward to 2020. They have already signed a new winger. Rumour is they have signed a Buddah statue to replace DWZ. He also has rubbish hands but is a lot less hot headed, and has a lot more pace.

    I also heard Dave's mate has got permission to allow Nathan to play with a golden retriever guide dog at his side, because of his impaired vision. They'll teach it to bark when it sees a gap.
     
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    Even better, why don't we start a 2024 thread? Free of Dave, Dave's mate and perhaps Dave's mate's son.
     
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    Courtesy of @Big Mick our player contract situation;

    Penrith Panthers

    Player Contracted seasons
    Caleb Aekins 2019 2020
    Waqa Blake 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
    Reagan Campbell-Gillard 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
    Jed Cartwright 2019
    Nathan Cleary 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
    Dylan Edwards 2019 2020
    Wayde Egan 2019 2020 2021
    Kaide Ellis 2019 2020
    James Fisher-Harris 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Tyrell Fuimaono 2019 CO
    Tim Grant 2019
    Jack Hetherington 2019 2020 2021
    Sione Katoa 2019
    Viliame Kikau 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Moses Leota 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Jarome Luai 2019 2020 2021
    Nick Lui-Toso 2019 MO
    James Maloney 2019 2020
    Josh Mansour 2019 2020 2021
    Liam Martin 2019 2020 2021
    Tyrone May 2019 2020
    Tyrone Phillips 2019
    Paea Pua 2019
    Hame Sele 2019 CO

    James Tamou 2019 2020
    Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2019 2020
    Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 2019 2020
    Dean Whare 2019 2020 2021 PO
    Frank Winterstein 2019
    Isaah Yeo 2019 2020 2021

    Nine players on the lower end of contracts. Nine “depth” signings is all we can afford next year. Penrith can’t sign a marque for until 2021 season when James, Dylan and possibly Tyrone get moved on.
     
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    Anyone coming off contract at seasons end can close the door on there way out say goodbye to maloney and we might improve.
     
  9. franklin2323

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    The sad thing is I think Maloney has been better than Cleary. So even letting him go doesn't fix much just gives cap room
     
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    Dollars to donuts Maloney will be gone too, and I’d say it could happen before June 30.
     
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    Helps defence, which we arguably need to fix before anything.
     
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    He let in 2 tries v Souths. His side was the side the WT carved up. Same too last night. He'd be next on my list to drop him and DWZ
     
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    He was last night for sure.
     
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    Souths game too. Some poor misses defensively. WT he was the half down the side that was carved up. He wouldn't be in my 17 next game
     
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    I don’t think Maloney has been better at all. He’s one of the top paid halves in the comp leading the worst attack. He has had some nice moments but he is constantly putting us under pressure with penalties and his defence is terrible again.
     
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    Maloney hasn’t been that bad.

    Our line running is no existent, something we got from CHN and Yeo

    Kikau needs to be used as a decoy more often. He’s just getting hammered.

    Edwards is average and I’d have stuck with Aekins.

    We messed up by not picking a hooker and sticking with them. Constantly changing or running two hookers is not the answer.

    Above all else, we’re poorly coached. Can’t fix that straight away but I’d be moving on Ciraldo and getting in someone who can do the job.

    Roosters lauded Jason Taylor as an assistant for years. Where’s he at?

    We’ve gone five steps forward to go one back.

    I’d even get Furner as an assistant. Anyone with proper NRL experience and know how
     
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    Cleary has fallen away in those areas too
     
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    Neither are playing very well imo I just think Maloney is a lot further from where we need him. He’s just a weakness in defence that he isn’t covering with his attack anymore. I mean there must be problems with what Cleary is coaching giving his history but Jimmy just comes up with too many crucial penalties and misses for mine.
     
  19. herbert henry1908

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    Maloney is just pointless to keep, he’s the type of player to have if we’re going on a finals run. That’s not happening.

    It’s going to take some guts on Ivan’s behalf to move him on and take the risk on Luai. We may as well start building for next year.

    Plus it may give us enough room to sign a hooker & a fullback.
     
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    Cleary is on $1m now. Our highest paid player ever. He gets the harsh marking now
     

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