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Rumoured and Confirmed signings - Part 4

Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by herbert henry1908, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. OldPanther

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    There are definite issues with this roster.

    Naden and Luai will be in the starting side round 1 unless Burton is the next Fittler or Johns. Crichton should be there for me but can see him having to wait depending how the club views Whare.

    Kenny will likely be on the bench due to the always possible HIA and also Api will probably get a 10 - 20 minute break.
     
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    I did not name a 2nd row on bench. Cause Yeo can slot there or JFH when Kikau needs a rest.

    Yes agree Api isn't an 80 min hooker. So Kenny it is. Untill MAY is match fit
     
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    I just felt Bueton is a better prospect. Luai reminded me of Te Mari Martin.

    On RCG - Training house down and looking good. Big year ahead I feel for the guy.
     
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    Depending on To’o health that 1-7 as named for the 9’s. Should be the round 1 side I guess it depends on why To’o collapsed and if there is more too it
     
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    Training isn’t his issue. Being soft and backing into defence is
     
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    Time will tell. 5yrs is far to long. At some point this contract will bite in bumb. I reckon first 2-3yrs will be good and then dead weight.Hope atleast he is serviceable in those last few years.
     
  7. OldPanther

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    Yeah May can't play until round 5 and match fitness could take a bit.
     
  8. OldPanther

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    I'm hoping he'll be fine but you're right it'll depend on him.
     
  9. hindy111

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    May rnd 10 perhaps.

    It is a young side that will play with energy. It is a bit like the Bulldogs except with classier players.Good enough to play finals. A lot depends on how Cleary steps up a d his halves partner.
     
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    Just keep him off the massage tables :wink:
     
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    If the halves can be good or better we should play finals. The forwards are good, plenty of depth there. Edwards should be solid at least, otherwise Adkins or one of the young guys can step in. API is good . The backs are up in the air a little bit but I think we have enough players there to work it out. We have a few good options for the bench also now if May can get up to speed. We just need our halves to fire and get our attack going.
     
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    Same here. One trial is all he should need and see how he is
     
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    I have never seen such a strange sentence one year plus 4 weeks. The 4 weeks seems an afterthought.
     
  14. OldPanther

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    It definitely is to ease the public reaction.
     
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    I notice the RLPA wants to appeal it. 28 games is a huge punishment
     
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    I like that forward pack and it’s a great bench which is something I think we really missed last year, but I doubt thats the team will see round 1.
    As for the backline I personally think Whare and Mansour played themselves out of the starting squad last year.
    I am hoping they need to prove their worth in the trials to make the squad.
    I prefer Naden for both mansours and whares spot and would rather see Scott, capewell or burton starting in the centres than whare.
    Hopefully Cleary hasn’t locked down positions and the competition for spots is real.

    The nines should be a great test for our attacking players to show their stuff, really looking forward to it.
    The best result would be to see the mansour and whare of old tearing things up and running away for try after try, I just don’t see it happening.
     
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    28 games plus 25% of his salary, way over the top, just the NRL’s way of preventing the outrage brigade whining about it
     
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    Yet they go easy on this years bad boys
     
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    Training has never been an issue for RCG, his issues have all been since he busted his head.

    Hopefully a fresh club gives him some confidence to run hard and tackle hard.

    I’d love to see him back at his best, even for the Eels. Only time will tell if he can do it.
     
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    I do think 12 months and a fine should've been sufficient.
     
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