Addin Fonua Blake

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Banjo2014, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. denis preston

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    So we try to ditch a 850k non performing player that nobody else wants for a 850k player with more baggage and bad attitude and he is a front rower not in the spine ???
     
  2. possm

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    They get to develop a speedster in Dufty.
    Bellamy get's to get Norman back to the brilliant player he used to be.

    Storm won't get a better deal, no one wants to get rid of their best outside backs for a more expensive outside back / fullback. JAC wants to play fullback so put him there during the off-season and tell him he has the first 4 games to prove he can handle it or else he goes to the wing.
     
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  3. redandwhite4evr

    redandwhite4evr Juniors

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    Well Muz, it doesn't really matter what you and I think because it is now being reported that Manly have only agreed to him speaking to the Queensland clubs and the Warriors -ie the areas where he and his wife have family. He won't be coming to the Dragons.
     
  4. redandwhite4evr

    redandwhite4evr Juniors

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    What have you got against dumpsters?
     
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  5. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    It still matters what we both think..

    Don’t let the an opposition player moving to Queensland affect us..
     
  6. Mjab

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    The only point here though Denis is that we would get more impact out of AFB than we get out Norman who has done sweet FA since coming here
    Hey I just can’t stand the guy
    He Is my new target now Mary ( and other coaching staff ) have left and Turnstile
     
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  7. SBD82

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    Be careful.

    You just know he’d be all in on the turn, suck out by catching a 3 outer on the river, and claim he played it well.
     
  8. possm

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    AFB is a good prop forward and just the prop that would greatly strengthen our soft forward pack. So I say, lose Norman and sign AFB then let the coaching staff take care of any percieved problems.
     
  9. SAP58

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    Gee $850k for a prop that is virtually guaranteed to give you problems on or off the field or both. I remember back in 2009 Bennett said he wouldn’t pay anymore than $350k for a prop. Justin Poore cane to him as the Eels had offered him $450k & reportedly Bennett said to him do you want the money or a premiership ring, he took the eels offer & the rest is history & Poore wasn’t really heard of again. There are grubs & there are GRUBS, I could live with McGuire but I could not live with AFB in our club.
     
  10. possm

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    Well I could live with AFB, McGuire and Panai Jr in our forward pack if they behaved on and off the field and they improved the operation of our forward pack.

    I say let Police, the judiciary, community, relevant programs and the rules of the game take care of the behavioural stuff. Let our recruitment and coaching staff find the players who will deliver us a premiership.
     
  11. SEAT 1A

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    No.

    NZ is his best option.
     
  12. Gareth67

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    That indicates to me just how much the game has changed if players require minders of one type or another . More so if our attitude is ‘ He may have a problem or two but by jingos can’t he play football “ .
     
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  13. damoocow

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    More racist than foot in mouth.
     
  14. possm

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    Yes you are right and it all comes down to the way players are paid these days. I would go back to:
    A modest sign on fee
    A modest monthly payment - salary
    A big win bonus / payment for games won each round.

    For those players aged under 21, a set salary with the remainder of funds paid to a trust fund which can't be touched until the player reaches the age of 21.
     
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  15. SAP58

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    Totally agree but wont happen unfortunately.
     
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  16. Walpole

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    I'd rather we spend our money on some blokes with character, who give 100% every week, can stay out of trouble and wear the jersey with pride. Must be getting old.
     
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  17. jak

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    walpole im your man i tick all your boxes, the wife just said the 100% every week is a bit of a stretch other than that im your man.
     
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  18. denis preston

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    Dreamin . Players would take it to court for restraint of trade. Or watch 50 of our best players go overseas or turn to rugby.
     
  19. Walpole

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    Done. We'll give you three minutes off the bench next week and take it from there.
     
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  20. jak

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    i was thinking more like three minutes spread over three seasons
     

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