are we after anyone??

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  1. the_apostle21

    the_apostle21 Juniors

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    According to the telegraph (sorry, I cant post the link, as I don't have enough posts!), we have cap space, but are not interested in Beau Ryan or Chris Heighington.

    Plus, we are also apparently told Esi Tonga to look elsewhere for next year. So...

    * Are we rumoured to be chasing anyone else for 2013?
    * Who do we want?

    Or are these theories of cap space off the mark due to Hopoate arriving in 2014?

    Cheers
     
  2. natheel

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    only rumour that seems to have any legs and keeps rearing its heads is Michael Jennings or Izzy Falou i'd say Jennings
     
  3. Eelementary

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    Check out the Rumours thread...
     
  4. I bleed blue & gold

    I bleed blue & gold First Grade

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    Are the tigers looking at shafting Beau Ryan??
     
  5. oldmancraigy

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    :thumn
     
  6. IFR33K

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    That's just for posting crap.
     
  7. Stagger eel

    Stagger eel Moderator Staff Member

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    I know for a fact we have money to spend but in a funny sort of way we're in a much better position now than what we were a few months back despite being so late in the year and most off contract players are tied up..I'd rather be in the hands of Nolan/Stuart and whoever the new GM will be than a few months back when Nolan was only operator at the club capable of doing things.
     
  8. natheel

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    stags is heighington a real possibility?

    Anyone heard Poore may end up at Raiders?
     
  9. Ollie Webb

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    It seems by the paper reports this morning that we let Jorge Taufua slip through our fingers 18 months ago.... much better player than Sio!

    Our recruitment and retention staff past and present need to have a look at themselves.

    I'm sure the new head coach will not fall into the same trap as previous coaches and leave it solely to the recruitment staff.
     
  10. natheel

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    tbh if you put Sio in Manly he would be killing it. he has scored 13 tries in the wooden spoon side. he is doing quite well. yes he has his faults but i think he will really shine under ricky
     
  11. bartman

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    Surely we could through Chris Heighington a contract for one year, maybe two?
     
  12. Joshuatheeel

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    Wingers in top four sides always look better then in a bottom four side. In saying that gee he has been good for them. Wonder if Jacob gagan will be the next eels player to have a break through year with the eagles
     
  13. Stagger eel

    Stagger eel Moderator Staff Member

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    I honestly don't know but a certain other site has him as a done deal, not that I would encourage you to believe anything coming from there.
     
  14. Twizzle

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    I think we should probably wait till 2014.

    If we got money but there is not much out there to buy, then we end up just buying more fringe players that we are stuck with for 2014

    If the quality is not there I reckon we should persevere till we can spend good money on quality players.
     
  15. Stagger eel

    Stagger eel Moderator Staff Member

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    I guess each case is different and our situation has been a combination of bad luck more than bad management, I believe tafua was released after he failed follow the coachs instructions, just what I heard but you may have a better take on it.
     
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    If it had have been SK's orders he would have been right to disobey them.
     
  17. bartman

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    The article I read indicated the instructions were to have a career in the second row, when he thought he was a winger!
     
  18. natheel

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    yeah i saw that and also reporting Poore done deal at Raiders.

    Thought he was certain for Wakefield...

    Heighington would be a handy pick up to come off the bench imo has a bit of size and can run on the edges. Him one edge with Maitua down the other.

    i think we need to have a backrow like this

    11. Smith
    12. Ryan
    13. Maitua
    15. Heighington
    16. Paulo

    would be good as Smith is the defensive backrower and Ryan holds his own with Maitua the ball player...but it just doesn't look like any of those guys could pick up the slack hindy will leave.

    Hopefully Ricky really works on defence with Ryan as he has size and ticker just needs to really bust his arse
     
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    He last played for the Eels NYC team in 2010 in the back row. Kearney wasn't the coach then.

    Last year Taufua was at Manly.
     
  20. Stagger eel

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    SK wasn't the coach of NYC at the time, in fact I don't even think SK was there at all..
     

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