Channel 9: Willie Tonga could move to Parramatta

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  1. Stagger eel

    Stagger eel Moderator Staff Member

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    well the contracts need be drawn up to make the offer, the offer has been there for a while and I'm lead to believe that they won't be ammending it ;-)
     
  2. True EEL

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    Stagger,

    do u have any concrete knowledge of the situation with Orford and our club?
    is it just now a matter of time in terms of him: (a) getting the much talked about release, and (b) then just deciding if its Parra or Canberra or team x?
     
  3. bildo

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    Why is that, mate?
     
  4. Stagger eel

    Stagger eel Moderator Staff Member

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    there's been constant contact between George Mimis and the club for quite some time however SK has made it clear that whilst we would like Ox at the club to a stop gap 1 season contract, we shouldn't be paying him overs..

    another thing that that ER needs to understand is there's no point signing a contract if Bradford continue to own the rights to his services and they still seek compensation for his release which I believe Mimis and Bradford are in dispute of.

    it's no surprise that Canberra have now firmed into the market since Monday when Monaghans cap space was freed up. I'm actually expecting him to go to Canberra.

    the latest I'm hearing is the offer is still on the table.
     
  5. True EEL

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    thanks for the heads up.....much appreciated

    tbh, i initially didn't want Orford, as I have never really ever rated him - which i have openly said on here - but after i while i came to my senses and realised he is a good, reliable, true halfback that could actually do wonders in just guiding the team around, so it would be ok if he signed. however, i totally agree about paying overs for him.....i have read in dispatches that Bradford want in the order of $200 k JUST for the transfer fee, which is ridiculous

    if he doesn't come i still have faith in Robson, or maybe McGuire could play in the halves and we also have 2 exciting young halves prospects in Murray and Bruest, so its not all doom and gloom
     
  6. Stagger eel

    Stagger eel Moderator Staff Member

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    don't be surprised if we start the year with Maguire at 7..

    I spoke to a coach from another club a few weeks back who was convinced we'd make the top 4 if Orford was there.
     
  7. True EEL

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    yeah that wouldn't surprise me either about McGuire at 7, or 6, he's probably a little more robust than Morts, so maybe 6, even though Morts should probably go back to 6 really...??

    and yeah i could see that about us if Orford was there to direct things
     
  8. mickdo

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    Um, you should read the thread
     
  9. mickdo

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    Sounds to me like overs might just be worth it...
     
  10. Stagger eel

    Stagger eel Moderator Staff Member

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    yeah maybe, it is 1 coach's opinion over another but I would bite the bullet and pay him premium rate for a year to do a job..
     
  11. carson

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    Well SK would have played with Orford for quite a few years at the storm, maybe he knows something that we don't!!!
     
  12. Joshuatheeel

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    Yep I agree, if we have $700k to spend and there is no-one else, I would be happy to pay him $500k for a year.
     
  13. lingard

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    Not me. I`ve got a wife and kids.
     
  14. lingard

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    Thanks for that.
     
  15. lingard

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    They`re also both injury-prone.
     
  16. lingard

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    If we were going to play Tahu right out of position, I`d prefer to trial him at 6. But I`ve lost a lot of faith in Tahu`s ability this year.
     
  17. mrpwnd

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    What is this centre on the bench nonsense?
    Surely the last 2 years of origins have been examples that they don't work.
     
  18. The Engineers Room

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    What you need to read is your PM to me where you ridiculed my source then stated that the contracts were being signed. It is you who is claiming contracts were being signed not me.

    I am not stupid enough to think you can sign a player to a contract when he under a current one, that is what you were claiming was happening to me. You are allowed to be wrong just don't be an a$$ to me about it and send me private messages titles "lol", which is directed at me.

    Even when you are 100% wrong you still come off as a condesending tool.

    The sooner people realise that you know as little as everyone else the better.
     
  19. Bazal

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    I haven't got the sources of some on here, just some chuckleheads I used to play footy with. But for what it's worth, I have heard from another ex-Eels player that Tonga will only leave the Cows for Parramatta....thus, I expect him to sign for Brisbane within three minutes of me posting this.
     
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