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Rd14 2024: Eels v Bulldogs GAME DAY THREAD @ Accor Stadium June 10th

Poupou Escobar

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Or hear me out...


Offer him a 2 year deal mid season before the riff sign him on a 1 year deal in September...

May Tago or

Penisini (No one)

Where was his best chance to get a first grade spot...
We had Russell and Simonsson both on too much to sit in reserve grade. Plus Dunster who is also no doubt on too much not to be in the NRL side. You merkins whinge about cap management and in the same breath show you know nothing about it.
 

JokerEel

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We had Russell and Simonsson both on too much to sit in reserve grade. Plus Dunster who is also no doubt on too much not to be in the NRL side. You merkins whinge about cap management and in the same breath show you know nothing about it.


26 players and Asi played centre last weekend 🤌
 
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You’re the one picking ten minute periods to suit your argument ffs
Actually, you're the one trying to have arguments, with posters who suggested our attack wasn't good in the loss to the Bulldogs.

It certainly wasn't good in the second half - anyone who actually watched the game (and wasn't interested in clown debating) would agree.
 

Poupou Escobar

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Actually, you're the one trying to have arguments, with posters who suggested our attack wasn't good in the loss to the Bulldogs.

It certainly wasn't good in the second half - anyone who actually watched the game (and wasn't interested in clown debating) would agree.
This isn’t the appeal to authority you think it is.
 

Poupou Escobar

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So we signed a bunch of NSW CUP player and paid them top 17 money?
The point is you should only have 17 of them, at most. Dunster was a top 17 player when we signed him. The fact he suffered a catastrophic injury is just bad luck. It doesn’t mean we get to pay him less. We are stuck with him.

Teams can have perfect depth if they pay all thirty players the average salary (just over $400k) but that wouldn’t be an optimal use of the cap. We’d have at least three players on more than double that much and another half dozen on $600k+.

The more you pay your top 17 the less you have to pay the rest of the top thirty. But also, the more you pay your top ten (for example) the less you have available for the rest of the top 17. It is literally zero sum. You can’t keep giving top 17 money to players at the same position just because some of them get injured.
 

lucablight

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lol we scored 26 points against the second best defensive side and somehow it’s proof our attack is poor? Merkin you’re cooked. Dominating possession is to help our defence, not our attack. We grind through the middle to wear the opposition down.
If our attack was good enough we wouldn’t have had to put ourselves under pressure to hold off the Bulldogs in the last 10 minutes. The game would have been over already. Don’t examine these things in a vacuum.
 

Poupou Escobar

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If our attack was good enough we wouldn’t have had to put ourselves under pressure to hold off the Bulldogs in the last 10 minutes. The game would have been over already. Don’t examine these things in a vacuum.
But the Bulldogs have the second best defence in the NRL. What were you saying about vacuums?
 

lucablight

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But the Bulldogs have the second best defence in the NRL. What were you saying about vacuums?
Good on them. They had less possession and a man sent to the sin bin for this game. Why aren’t you taking that into account? Do you think that happens every week? We were a team fighting for our lives and had our halfback and fullback back but couldn’t finish them off. We aren’t in a position ti be patting ourselves on the back because we played a brave Bulldogs team with the second best defence. We needed to win but came up short.
 

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