2020 Squad

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  1. Vic Mackey

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    I like douiehi as a 6 aswell, I think he can be a similar player to Jack Wighton. I just have reservations about having him in the 1 for a full year, particularly if it’s going to cost $500k.

    I suppose the benefit would be that you get him into the system so he can learn etc, plus who better to start teaching him 5/8 then Benji
     
  2. super_coach

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    Mate, he is big aggressive and can ball play. Last year in the finals series he was close to Souths best. I think long term he is a no6, he has a very good kicking game. As for this year, we are going to need some tall timber at the back with the rule changes and he ticks the box.

    Of course we really have no idea what horse trading is going on behind the scenes, so maybe we have a bigger fish or two in our sights. Also we are not going to expect to pay full fare to Souths considering they probably have cap issues their not being up front about.

    One thing for certain, of our three remaining spots to fill, two of them have to be quality backs who are definitely starting 13 standard
     
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  3. The Silverdale Phantom

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    Some good points, the clubs talk secretly amongst themselves all the time.
     
  4. macnaz

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    We would get Doueihi for 375k or there abouts for 2020, seeing as Souffs have paid nearly 3 months of the contract.. that's a small bonus I guess
     
  5. Mario chalmers

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    The love for Momorovski is misguided in my opinion and by the middle of the year you will see why. He never ever dominated for the Wyong Roos in the games I saw him play in 2018. He caught one bomb and fell over the line in finals game for the Roosters that year but otherwise made no contribution at NRL level.

    In games he played for us last year he found the line a few times but he is not fast and called touch a few times in defence (a glaring miss against Cronulla in the final round led to a try).

    He's got about as much talent as a Ryan Morgan type player in my view. Will end up in SL after this contract I predict
     
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  6. Tigerm

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    So who have we got (or is available) to replace him?
     
  7. Shredder

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    Momo is the only recognized kicker in the club with first grade experience.

    He plays whether you want him to or not.
     
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  8. Tigerm

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    I also thought his game improved dramatically in the final rounds, it can only give him confidence for this year.
     
  9. Mario chalmers

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    I can't deny he showed improvement but still think he lacks talent.

    Most of our backs would not play NRL at other clubs. If we want an upgrade, the best players in the lower grades should be our first port of call ( as opposed to paying overs for other clubs established cast offs)

    I've posted the backlines from the '18 and '19 NSWRL team of the year below (their site is great IMO)

    Of these players that I have seen the best are:

    2019
    Will Kennedy - off contract at the end of 2020. Dominant in reserve grade every week
    Hiroti - uncontracted having left Souths. Kicks goals

    2018
    Keighran - shuffled around at the Warriors and kicks goals. Left side too from memory
    Katoa - well down the pecking order at Cronulla but has looked good at NRL level when given a chance

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  10. Mario chalmers

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    We'd be dealing with Sam Ayoub in any dealings for Doueihi. That on its own is enough reason to look elsewhere.

    He has a future ahead of him mind you so its hard to say no.
     
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    He lacks size and explosive pace but he has an extremely good eye to read the game. He may not go on with it this year, but I am certainly keeping an eye on him and I think he may go to the next level now he's got half a season in grade under his belt.

    Pretty sure he made no contribution other than that finals game for Easts because that was his debut IIRC.
     
  12. macnaz

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    You know your shit Mario :thumbsup:
     
  13. macnaz

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    Shane Elford ring a bell anyone ?
    Not the greatest but a done premiership winning job.
     
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  14. Tigerm

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    Yep, its the soldiers that win the war.:D
     
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    AD was apparently a tigers jrn when he was told by Taylor that he would never be a first grade player and to pack his bags....
     
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    We could do much worse than signing Hiroti....fast and kicks goals, isn't that we are searching for?
     
  17. Tiger Ted

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    Taylor couldnt b that stupid could he
     
  18. Vic Mackey

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    ive seen a few people say that but my guess is its mainly taylor hate then anything else

    madge signed him from sg ball to an nyc contract, i doubt taylor had little to do with him

    maguire seems to have a real hands on approach to our juniors, something that we havent really had since sheens
     
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  19. Tiger Ted

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    Ur totally right that taylor would’ve had nothing to do with AD.

    One of Madge’s many strengths is identifying talent & he will fast track kids with ability into the NRL team.Im quite sure that he also nicked Junior Tatola from us when he was Souths coach.
     
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  20. Vic Mackey

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    madge got quiet a few from nowhere

    cody walker from qld cup, damien cook from nsw cup

    nathan brown and tatloa from our nsw cup

    even a guy further back, andrew everingham. had been playing reserve grade for us for years, then madge got him and he played on the wing in 2 Prelim finals. sure was no superstar but he was a nobody in a team that was missing finals, who did a job for them in a top 4 side
     

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