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OPINION: Joseph Suaalii is being set up to fail

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  1. 84 Baby

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    Laurie Daley has already predicted the next Joseph Suaalii.

    And his name is Penisini
     
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  2. GongPanther

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    Off the top of my head, Micheal Jennings, Matt Sing, Ned Catic.
     
  3. GongPanther

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    Beat me to it. I forgot about big Georgie. What a character he was.
     
  4. GongPanther

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    Is the Central Coast a feeder area?
     
  5. Babyface O'reilly

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    Since about 2012 I believe
     
  6. SLRBRONCOS

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    Can’t wait for the Nable promo when he gets a run. Will be one for the ages.
     
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    Did they indicate they were? Because the media never does. If they said they were concerned, it would only be to create a new angle to sell papers/get clicks. The media only cares about what gets people talking or reading or sharing or reacting, nothing else. And if they say they do, it's horse shit.

    Is he being set up to fail? Not necessarily. If the kid is strong enough, with the right support, he'll make it. Is it less than ideal having this level of hype around a teenager? My oath it is. But this game survives on hype and entertainment and money and the broadcasting rights. The game needs narratives and big stories to sell itself and sustain itself. And this guy's management team created some of it by the way they shopped him around etc. So I don't really have a problem with much of it. You need to be tough to make it in the NRL, and this kid might need to be even tougher to make it with all the hype and expectation that will be on him.
     
  8. Babyface O'reilly

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    A number of current and retired players have talked him up too. The ‘real deal’ line has been given quite a workout.
     
  9. Valheru

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    Those have already been discussed. hardly a big list for a club that is allegedly constantly poaching players you guys developed.

    Besides Sualli, you can only name one first grader in the last 15 years.
     
  10. GongPanther

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    No mention that he was turning up to training withnpiss on the breath. And when he did it again,
    Look at reply #63. I posted before I read soc123_au's post. You asked for players, and I replied to your question. All you had to do was agree.
     
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    I see that the off season hasn’t tempered the insufferable nature of some Panthers fans.

    Can we get @The_Frog in here for the exacta?
     
  12. The_Frog

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    I think Super League was just a means to an end.

    1. They offered him the captaincy of Australia about 5 years before he should have got it.
    2. Penrith was still a basket case following the death of Ben Alexander.
    3. Fittler wasn't performing to anything like his capability and wanted to be with Gus, perhaps the only coach who laid it on the line with him and didn't piss in his pocket. This is maybe the biggest factor.

    Few things in life have been more satisfying than seeing him grovel as the losing captain in the 2003 GF.

    I was reading the other day what Barry Walker had to go through to stay at Penrith in the back end of his career. Loyalty agreements signed under duress. It was a dirty war.
     
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  13. Pork Hunt

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    Zero shits given about Suaali here. My concerns and respect are more directed towards a young kid coming from a disadvantaged background trying to make a fist out of his life by getting up at 3am for a couple of hour commute to work in a warehouse getting paid $10 an hour. Not some upstart with Politis' silver spoon jammed up his arse who will be driving an 'incentive' Bentley for his first car. Nothing against the kid but wouldn't mind seeing the whole charade blow up spectacularly in the Roosters faces.
     
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    I forgot how much the Ben Alexander tragedy f**ked things up at the club. Many fractured relationships that took years to mend.

    It’s a pretty good summation but can you confirm another thing for me? I have a memory of Freddy complaining that the club had signed en masse with SL behind his back while he was away or something like that. He was kept in the dark about the move?
     
  15. Smug Panther

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    You sound poor
     
  16. Pork Hunt

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    Realistic.
    Go ahead and beat off to the Suaali commentary all you like if that's what floats your boat.
     
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    He sounds like a dumb merkin. I bet he walks barefoot uphill in the snow from the station to warehouse both ways too. No warehouses closer to home?
     
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    he sounds like a poor cnt.
    Seeing Freddy mentioned here makes me wonder if he has been called out on this forum for his substandard (compared to his normal standard) performances for the majority of his career in big games.
    IMO Freddy didn't really aim up in Origin or finals for the Roosters until later in his career.
     
  19. some11

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    Phhhhwwwooooaaaaarrr

    and what about this bloke

    he hasnt even played a game yet..
     
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  20. BranVan3000

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    I’m yet to see what the hype is about - though I’ve only ever seen highlights

    Seems like a big kid with good athleticism but he doesn’t seem to have ungodly levels of speed or football ability

    Angus Crichton schoolboy highlights blew me away. Suaalii I haven’t seen it yet but I could be wrong
     
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