Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by possm, Sep 30, 2020.
So your the bloke who use to cop the Maccas were you Banjo ?
Media talk or player manager talk
And if it did well Broncos deserved what they got. Can’t whinge after
I don't believe we need Bird, Norman, and Hunt all in the same side.
Surely we have reached our quota for overpaid Broncos rejects.
We do need a top line centre but Bird is too much of a liability injury-wise. We should spend up and grab a couple of really good, reliable players. Melbourne want a reasonable swap for Addo Carr, why not offer them Norman, if anyone can get some use out of Norman it's Bellamy.
No more duds.
No...we still have apparently McGuire to go!
Surely we can give Denan Kemp another run.
Gee there is a lot of coaches on there, whatever happened to hook knowns what what he is doing
Where would Melbourne play Norman on $850K?
Agree, huge risk with Bird. Once a player is injury prone it usually stays that way. As it stands the squad is worse than mediocre. The last few seasons have proved that. Some good juniors may help but sensible recruitment is the only answer..
I'd say, for Saints to start a-fresh and begin building a competitive side we need to off-load; Dufty, Norman, Hunt, Merrin and K Sims.
The rest of the marginal players; Pereira, Ravalawa, Williame, Tyrell F and Blacker will have to win a first grade spot from reserve grade.
We need to recruit genuine first grade players for the following positions: Two props, one edge forward and a fullback. So our 17 should look like this;
1. JAC or Bird or Allen
2. Matt Feagai
4. Max Feagai
11. T Sims
12. Jo O
13. De Belin
14. Poasa Faamausili
Only recruiting four new players.
Rumours are that it will be a top 28 for 2021.
I would offer the Storm a swap, Dufty for JAC.
I couldn't possibly see what could go wrong with Jack Bird being back at the club in which his career started.
Norman & Dufty may be offloaded but I highly doubt hunt will be. Hunt will be our starting no7 under griffin next year
I'd take Allen
Only more injuries that would definitely be wrong for one.
Jack Bird would be an absolute gun signing if he wasn’t made of crystal. He’s a clone of Kyle Stanley but in a weaker body.
Apparently Bird and Saints is dead, Daily tele
Looks like the Broncos wont budge on what they want to pay, well bad luck, they can have him.
TBH , if correct I’m pleased. To find a spot for him and I was thinking centre would have meant a younger up and coming player would be pushed out and probably leave.
I am liking the fact that we are sticking to our guns on what we are prepared to pay for these players. You can not build a squad with good depth if you pay overs to get players here. The correct re build will take time and needs patience. If it doesn't happen next year so be it. Lets make sure we sign up all the players in the squad that we want to keep long term so they can't be poached come Nov 1.
‘Laughed at them’: Broncos ‘arrogance’ might cost them $1m for a player they don't want
Unwanted Broncos star Jack Bird’s mooted move to St George Illawarra has hit a massive roadblock after Brisbane failed to issue the Dragons with a revised offer.
The Daily Telegraph reported the Dragons walked away from negotiations because the Broncos neglected to issue the club with a counteroffer after rejecting the deal on the table.
New Dragons coach Anthony Griffin was keen to lure Bird to the club, but after a week of silence from Red Hill chose to take the high ground and refused to engage with the Broncos.
The development is a disaster for Both Bird and the Broncos with the player keen to return home to Sydney having privately told friends a Dragons switch was imminent.
The Broncos also desperately need the cap space offloading part of Bird’s monster $975,000 contract would create to allow them to attain a more balanced roster.
It now appears that Bird will be forced to play out the remainder of his contract at the Broncos in 2021, before he can move to another club.
“The Dragons offered up a figure and Brisbane laughed at them,” an official from a rival club told The Daily Telegraph.
“But the Broncos never went back to Saints with a revised offer.
“So the Dragons simply moved on. Jack is desperate to leave Brisbane but there may not be anywhere else for him to go, so he will have to stay at the Broncos. Brisbane is trying to push him out but he has a signed contract.
“There is a feeling among several clubs that Brisbane thinks ‘we’re the Broncos and if we want to move a player then we will’. It’s bullish and even arrogant.”
Bird has struggled with injuries since moving to the Broncos in 2018 having played just 17 games over three seasons and is coming off an ACL injury.
Jack Bird looks set to remain at Red Hill in 2021.Source: AAP
Clubs are wary of the 25-year-old’s injury history, but the Dragons were very interested in paying up to $675,000 of Bird’s deal for next season.
There will be laughs aplenty when Bird ruptures his toenail next year & sits out another season.
And if I was Saints CEO when this happens, I'd ring, laugh & hang up.
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