Our future captain

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  1. Eelementary

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    I reckon he's waiting to see if he makes the Queensland side - why would he sign anything now, and then later find out he's a rep player?

    It's sensible, imo.

    I am also confident he will stay - the guy practically bleeds blue and gold.
     
  2. I'm a loser baby...

    I'm a loser baby... Immortal

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    I think bonuses for rep honours are pretty common? But it could well be that holding things up. Or the fact that no one has a clue when O'Neill will actually show up.
     
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  3. IFR33K

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    Origin isn’t till the end of the year, why would he wait till November to commit with a club for next year? Squads will be all but sorted by then
     
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  4. yy_cheng

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    Gooney goo goo
     
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  5. Poupou Escobar

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    Eelementary liked this post about Watson, my dear.
     
  6. T.S Quint

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    Are you delirious or something?
     
  7. Suitman

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    Poor advice from his manager perhaps?
    Like, that's never happened before, eh?
     
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  8. yy_cheng

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    No, just raw
     
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  9. 84 Baby

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    Reed will never be captain unless he learns to run more
     
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  10. IFR33K

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    Yeah it’s happened (poor advice) no doubt. But how many times has origin been played towards summer?? It’s like a bad game of Russian roulette. Too many variables that could go wrong. Injuries, non selection and parra potentially picking up another player. I’m not convinced he’s holding out for origin. I’d be guessing he’s wanting too much at this stage.
     
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  11. Joshuatheeel

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    to be fair he only just turned 20.
     
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  12. parra pete

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    That's Eelemantary though...
     
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  13. Eelementary

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    Because if he makes the Origin team, he can command more money, as a rep level player.

    It was just a thought - but I'm confident he will stay.
     
  14. Eelementary

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    Yeah, you may be right - it was just an [uneducated] guess.
     
  15. Poupou Escobar

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    I don't reckon playing Origin in itself boosts demand for a player. For starters he is unavailable at least a couple of times a year because of it, which doesn't benefit his club. I'd say playing Origin and earning big money are both consequences of performing well. So if Mahoney keeps playing at this level he will be worth the same whether he gets picked in Origin or not.
     
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  16. IFR33K

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    If I was a betting man, I dare say reed has probably been offered a contract by a rival club/desperate club (bulldogs???) and he’s using that to get more money from us.

    F*^k it, I bet @strider left nut that’s what’s happening. And we aren’t caving in.
     
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  17. Angry_eel

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    People are never happy, are they? We had a good Captain in Cayless and people used to blast him saying he wasn't in the face of referees. Then we had Mannah who no one liked for the same reason.

    However, what people hated most was that we didn't win all that much in both of their reigns, in Mannah's case it was nothing at all and he was treated pretty roughly at the end.

    We now have King Gutho and still it keeps going. I don't know if Mahoney will be the Captain or not but we certainly have a good leader.

    In my opinion, you have to have 1 captain with several deputies. I can see Moses, Mahoney, Matterson and Paulo being those deputies.
     
  18. Gronk

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    How good is this thread going ? Our current captain will be in charge until twenty-eleventy and @hindy111 wants to talk about his replacement.

    Buster Hindmarsh gets my vote.
     
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  19. Poupou Escobar

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    Broncos too
     
  20. Gazzamatta

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    Maybe Schniders promising future at our club has become a factor in the Rheed negotiations. Obviously Kyle is as yet unproven but the talk about this kid has only been rivaled by that of a younger Dylan Brown.
     
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