Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by franklin2323, May 17, 2019.
Michael Worrincy, he was shyte wasn’t he
A few more. Gordon Falcon, Ashley Gordon, Butch Fatnowra, Marty Moore, Justin Holbrook and who remembers Pieter Muller?
Pieter Muller South African rugby player, ended up in super rugby from memory
Probably beyond shit.
There's a private section where that happens now. I'll send you my address if you want in...
Thats him. Had a successful rugby career.
Well over hyped signing that never played FG.
I liked him too. A hard toiler.
He won our player of the year award in 1999. Always gave good service.
You have Latrell going to the highest bidder. After saying he wants out by the age of 30. Matterson 12 months in decides underpaid walks out... No guarantee won't happen again. Not the sort of guys we need here
Gus definitely provided a lot of draw, we lost some with him for sure, you can’t replace standing in the game. At the same time(and I’m hesitant to believe all the figures) it seems like he was a bit carefree with the figures he handed out, it’s seems like we were destined to be well over the cap next year even with Jimmy leaving, so maybe some of the draw was just him paying a bit more.
If Gus had real pull. Peachey, CHN and Merrin would of been replaced by decent players. They weren't so you have to think some guys are on overs... Whether it is as bad as reported is the question
Maybe you are right, overall I thought he did pretty well with the players he brought in while we were here, it’s hard to comment on the salaries which of course is a huge factor on how good he actually did. Just the ability to sign guys like Merrin, Tamou and Maloney is better then we could do pre Gus. Also young guys with decent reputations already like Seggy(at the time) and tmm who was a hot prospect also was an improvement.
CHN was replaced. Peachey was also meant to be replaced by May to be fair
Replaced playing wise but where did the cap space they made go?
Which is why I haven't blown up about the guys we let go. I think long term this is needed
The brand new shiny academy would of had a part of that. I started having doubts on cap space when Bryce went replaced with no one.
Well a club like ours has to pay overs. Most players want to go to a successful club. Look at the Roosters. They can promise finals football, inner city lifestyle with beaches and cafes, good chance of rep games. Our dollar isn't worth as much as some.
Or you question whether he was allowed to sign anyone. From the moment Hook was sacked he was doing the boards bidding and had seemingly very little power anymore.
How could he do any off-season recruitment if he couldnt even re-sign a player without the coach and board losing their shit at him?
He had managed to convince Wayne Bennett to join us... the board knocked him back for Ivan. I would say he had pretty good pull right up to the end and that decision will be one of the worst in the clubs history.
Well that’s the other thing, was Gus even making any decisions this past off season? It sounds like the power shift so to speak was already happening at that point.
A fair bit of cap went into Nathan's upgrade. Kikau & JFH would also have needed upgrading. Unfortunately the bargains for developed players only last until they have a good year or 2 and then need re-signing.
Kikau has had a good international season. The knee is looking healthy.
I think it may have been the same time we had Josh McCrone playing NSW Cup.
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