Rumoured and Confirmed Signings and even more Crap XXI

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  1. Eelementary

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    Even so - our roster was still 100 times worse than theirs.

    They still had Mannering, Johnson, Kata, Leuluai, Hoffman (albeit briefly)...Their team was way stronger.
     
  2. Eelementary

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    Not really - but I think they will help.

    Foran - if nothing else - doesn't throw many hospital passes, and Scott will help tighten up our edge defence.
     
  3. Eelementary

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    I don't think anyone will disagree, mate.

    I think the reason some people like me aren't THAT angry is that we didn't roll over and give up.

    But you're 100% correct - we have to start winning.
     
  4. Eelementary

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    If you could bother to actually read entire posts and process the post as a whole (a big ask, I admit - but I believe you can do it), you'd see that I'm disappointed we lost, and angry at that first half - but given our pathetic roster and history of capitulation, seeing the boys fight for 85 minutes left me proud.

    I really don't understand what's so hard to grasp about that.
     
  5. The Colonel

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    Because you aren't calling for everyone from the CEO down to the ball boys to be sacked and talking about how shit every player performed you are some how accepting of what is going on.

    I've been there.

    I've also realised that there are things much more important than a game of football.
     
  6. IFR33K

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    Just heard some interesting news from an eels official. A former eels player isn't happy and is making some enquiries about a return.


    No prizes for guessing which player it is thou.
     
  7. Chipmunk

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    You'd had to add Fa'aoso to that list. Only playing 25 minutes yesterday he really should have been able to put in more effort to make that last tackle on Bodene Thompson.
     
  8. The Colonel

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    Queue the mass hysteria in three, two.....
     
  9. Chipmunk

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    This could be anyone really. I've got no idea.
     
  10. Eelementary

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    I've been emotional (a few weeks ago, I was furious at the club), but I've slowly realised that, until we get a half-competent roster, the best we can do is hang on, enjoy the ride and be entertained.

    Loss aside, I enjoyed the game, because even in the first half, it wasn't laziness or poor attitude that had us behind, but simply errors due to a lack of talent.

    True, the Warriors were down two key players, but we copped the same thing against the Dogs. It happens.

    One can be unhappy with thr net result but still be proud of the whole effort, as I am - if you'd told me we would score two tries in 5 minutes and take the game to extea time a month ago, I'd have laughed.
     
  11. strider

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    surely Ray himself thinks he's just a bit past it
     
  12. Eelementary

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    :lol:
     
  13. Noise

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    Jarryd is the obvious guess.

    Billy Rogers would be more intriguing.
     
  14. IFR33K

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    I liked striders guess of ray.
     
  15. IFR33K

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    What's people's thoughts of Pauli Pauli???

    Would be sad if we lose him. Looked dangerous on every carry yesterday.
     
  16. The Colonel

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    http://m.dailytelegraph.com.au/news...er-regan-grieve/story-fnu4we29-1227357550286?

    Anyone who doesn't think these guys care about what goes on during a game, their career....

    Honestly, it's a game. The sooner people get that.....
     
  17. Forty20

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    I have been singing his praises all year (although well aware that he still has a ways to go). Injury has disrupted his season but when on the field he has played big minutes and not shirked his workload all the whilst playing with intent and aggression.

    Would love to see the club lock him up but as always it needs to be considered against both what the club believes it desperately needs to give itself a competitive roster and what other clubs are going to throw at Pauli. If the Tigers/Warriors/Raiders or any other fringe Top 8 roster think he is the missing piece and are willing to pay him $400-500k at him where do we draw the line?

    He definitely ignited the team yesterday though. Came on and even if our only option was a short ball to him down the left he would produce a 15m gain and give our set some impetus.
     
  18. Bigfella

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    His list is full of shit.

    It probably should include players who were actually directly involved in the first twelve points we conceded. I think only one of his list was actually on the field them.

    It's just more bluster because he was so wrong about there be nothing wrong with our attack.

    Defence didn't lose us the game yesterday. They would have kicked a field goal easily as they dominated golden point and we offered nothing in attack.

    It was ball handling in attack and lack of penetration that really cost us.

    Defence wasn't great but takarangi mau and others not mentioned were as bad or worse than those he named.

    Pou has no idea and is losing the plot rapidly.

    Our ball control was woeful. It has been for weeks and weeks. It's partly lack of self believe and mental weakness. Our senior players are as bad or worse than the younger blokes.

    It's disturbing that the coach keeps identifying it but it doesn't improve.
     
  19. TheRam

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    What, like these gorgeous plumper? How did you...? I should draw the shades. Pervs!

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  20. Noise

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    I would be very disappointed if we lose him.
     
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