Luke Lewis asking the Panthers for a release! Wow!

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  1. LeagueLegend

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    Too true. Roosters are a fine example of how youth are struggling. But gee I hope they get up tonight!!

    My guess is your guess is incorrect.
     
  2. Miller was a legend

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    Looking at the team changes for our guys, chooks are huge favorites now
     
  3. kia ora storm

    kia ora storm Moderator Staff Member

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    If Lewis got pushed then the Panthers have no clue...he is a gun of a player, a strong leader and will offer a lot to another club.

    Taking the captaincy off him was pathetic to say the least.

    He will be in high demand but the cap may be an obstacle for a lot of clubs.
     
  4. Avenger

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    Not ours. We need a new backrower and captain and coach and board and CEO.
     
  5. Miller was a legend

    Miller was a legend Coach

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    Lol
     
  6. some11

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    Spin it either way..

    1. Players like Petero and Lewis pissed off at club politics (not giving Georgallis a chance)

    2. Having a sook because they no longer have 'power'

    Take your pick.
     
  7. Jatz Crackers

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    Ok, but you will have to pay Luke a sh!tload to do all of that & buy him 5 different hats to wear.
     
  8. Avenger

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    In any event if you guys jag him can we have Jeremy Smith?
     
  9. Iafeta

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    This story seems to back that up

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/league/news/article.cfm?c_id=79&objectid=10818143

    "I think, by the sounds of things, they're probably not used to being coached by a coach," Brown said. "Apparently, they're pretty used to running the team themselves."

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    I'd be backing Cleary. Leadership groups and all that are great (and Cleary supported them at the Warriors), but you can't have the inmates running the asylum. Looking at their penalty counts over the past few years I dare say there seems to be a bit of truth in that. And if it means a guy like Lewis has to go, then Penrith categorically have to do it to root out that nonsense.
     
  10. JoeD

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    Heard from good sauce that last year the team sheet had to be signed off by Petero before it was announced to the press. My feeling is that Lewis probably didn't like that he couldn't dictate like he was used to.
     
  11. Radical Rat

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    Tomato or BBQ?
     
  12. Loudstrat

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    When did Lewis last sign a Panthers contract?

    As for the captaincy thing - Lewis should have grown the f*ck up. Thurston was asked to forfeit exclusive captaincy to share it. So did Asotasi. Fitzgibbon did for Anasta.

    Cleary obviously needed something from his captain that Lewis couldnt fulfil during Origin. FFS it was a short term strategy, not career ending. The coach has to run the ship, which is why these calls are made. Which is why they pissed Petero off. Which is why they dropped Jennings.

    If Lewis was fair dinkum he would have:
    1) Remained at the club for life regardless - aka Hindy
    2) Changed clubs during the last contract negotiation. No one could begrudge a good player joining a better club to play finals footy - which is why I am nervous about Hayne.

    Look at the finals list - is anyone happy about Penrith's performance since 2003? When Gus came in there was an alarming statistic about alcohol use in the club -something to do with drink driving I recall. Something had to change because the leadership group wasnt doing the right thing.

    Anyway, Lewis asking for a release is not Gus' fault.
     
  13. Izz

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    Also, for all those people having trouble distinguishing between who's and whose, here's a handy wee article: http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/difficulties/whoswhose.html

     
  14. Iafeta

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    I can only hope for Penrith's sake that that is a joke. Because frankly, that is ... a joke, if true.
     
  15. Ron's_Mate

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    Yep, Cliffy was right. :eek:
    Bunniesman wrong of course - how could I have ever assumed he was right?
    Bunniesman - what a tool. :sarcasm:
     
  16. typicalfan

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    I am sure if Luke Lewis is part of the problem teams would avoid him at all costs. Almost every team would have him instantly though if they could afford him.
     
  17. DC_fan

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    Penrith is heading in a new direction and that is away from Luke Lewis.

    Will he be the last to go?
     
  18. JoeD

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    Not necessarily. Players attitudes change at different clubs. Ask Dessie.
     
  19. typicalfan

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    I don't think you can compare Frank Pritchard to Luke Lewis. Luke Lewis always puts in on the field.
     
  20. The.X.Factor9

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    Pritchard has been reborn under Des, he has not had a crap game this season.
     

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