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Corey Oates

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by willzy91, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. hazzbeen

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    He is still young enough , another player that has not reached his potential but will in time . A season ago I thought he was rubbish , but slowly showing glimpses of what he can do ....
     
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  2. hazzbeen

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    Mate he would be a great asset to our back line ..... Corey and Dufty linking up , potent. .. .
     
  3. blacksafake

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    Agree,
    Why not both.
     
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  4. blacksafake

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    o_Oo_Oo_O
     
  5. Bests Golden Boots

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    You can never have too many players, or too much room under the salary cap, that’s the Roosters motto.
    At this stage they are just signing players so no one else can have them.
     
  6. Dragsters

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    Perhaps but if for whatever reason we were chasing Bmoz mid-season still exists, then Oates should be our no. 1 target as he is clearly the best winger on the market.

    Offers so much more than Tupou for example and he is still contracted anyhow...
     
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    Wasn't the high ball takes a feature of his game when he was at the Titans ?
     
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    Noticed in the game on sunday hunt tackles Oates ,and then helps him up .there was a lot of respect for each other .........sign him up
     
  9. Mickthedragon

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    This is probably just to bump up his next contract but if its true that we're a chance, i hope we get him.
     
  10. Bests Golden Boots

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    Ummmmm yeah, we did start the season kicking for him, then stopped when he didn’t catch any.
     
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    To early to get my hopes up just yet and have no idea how it works however, if he is after a formal offer then give him one.

    Seems to play with a straight bat so, I hope we put the cards on the table.
     
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    That's true Red V.

    Can't see Titans, Cows, Dogs or the giant BNE offering something the Dragons can't.
     
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    The fact he has come out and named the clubs interested in him to me is not a good sign. He is letting Brisbane know he has spoken to clubs and he's mentioned clubs to show he isn't bluffing.

    He obviously wants to stay in Brisbane, but they may not be able to afford him, which begs the question, how much is is asking and are we willing to spend that on a winger?

    He'd be a great player for us, but would depend on the price tag as to whether he is worth it. Lot's of big, fast wingers in the world coming through.
     
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    Nene and Oates on the wings along with our forward pack would be amazing, it'd allow us to easily roll up the field.

    We'd almost be unstoppable playing the power game with him.
     
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    Saints will either have Nene or Oats. I think they would only go for Oats if Nene goes to the Cowboys which makes sense. If they both stay that is crazy as they have some good youngsters coming through.
     
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    If we’re in the market for Oates why didn’t we keep Herbet. Not saying he’s as good as Oates (yet) but he would have come a lot cheaper with plenty of upside as to potential and positions he could play.
     
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    A poster in JA said Benny Hornby was seen having a quiiet word to Val Holmes.

    Not sure if there’s anything in it, but any cash we’re setting aside for a guy like Oates would surely be gone if we made a play for Holmes.

    Whatever happens, the fact we’re talking about guys like Oates and Holmes is surely a good sign for next year.

    Perhaps the days of shit slow backs stinking up our backline are over?
     
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    Surely if he wants to play back row some day coming to a club where he can learn from the best back row in the competition has to be enticing
     
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    Too many QLD'ers in the team already There's Ben Hunt, and that's one too many.
     
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    I like your sentiments in relation to up and coming juniors, and I’ve agreed with such sentiments for a long time, however the problem I keep seeing with our backs is a shortage of potential ISP first graders hitting their straps in first grade. We end up not changing our line up anyway. We continually use the same backs, which for the most part are a tad below the top teams.

    Most of the top teams replenish thier stocks, some more than others, lookMelbourne, Souths, Cronulla, Roosters many have recruited well established proven stars of the game..

    I do concede through injuries we’ve added Lomax and JP, so I’m not saying buy a host of backs but one winger, shouldn’t block too many, whilst keeping us up there.
     
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