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Rumoured and Confirmed signings - Part 4

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

  1. Blues Riff

    Blues Riff Juniors

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    None of those lads will be thinking about all that shit at the moment. It's a different ball game. Some teams are crumbling.
    Look at the victory song. It's all inclusive this season. Staff, injured players, reserves all part of the success.
    Whatever needs to be done, we seem to be doing. Long way to go yet. Everyone will get a shot.

    Edit - hoping to see young Brian smashing the Esky lid every week.
     
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  2. Jane Murray

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    I realise that. Burton is a bloody good player.
     
  3. Tronald Crump

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    Good point. The vile fiend usually stirs up trouble when we play the Sharks. Either an attack piece or a dud rumour.
     
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  4. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

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    Look at who is locked in so far:

    Edwards (24)
    To'o (21)
    Naden (25)
    Crichton (19)
    ??
    Luai (23)
    Cleary (23)

    So in theory the backline is locked in for the short term.

    I hope he stays and presses for the centre spot but I think he will join a few ex team mates at Tigers
     
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  5. Jane Murray

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    I hope not. He was training for the lock position, he is built for that.
     
  6. WestyLife

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    Like I said before if he needs Time at training to develop a position outside the halves that's reasonable but the club will regret losing him.
     
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  7. Jane Murray

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    Hopefully the brains trust are working on a deal right now.
     
  8. WestyLife

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    From the rumours here it doesn't sound like they are but hope so
     
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  9. ACTPanthers

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    God knows how May has leapfrogged Burton... He brings nothing more than Burton so I have no idea why he jumps straight into the side - Maybe being house mates with the coaches son does have its advantages...
     
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  10. chrisD

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    I think he has a confidence in May defending in the middle that he doesn't have in Burton.
     
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  11. Bob

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    What rumours? All I’ve read from reputable people is that he is highly rated by the club, The club has its priorities, they might have to move on a player or 2 (Mansour, Whare, Tamou)to have sufficient salary cap room to resign him long term
     
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  12. franklin2323

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    Young players don't have patience these days. Player managers don't allow it
     
  13. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

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    May came on at lock Sat night. That is a way Burton hasn't before
     
  14. franklin2323

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    Yep. Other teams need talent and will come knocking doesn't mean the club doesn't want him
     
  15. Lukemac

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    Mansour out, Edwards to the wing, he is faster and better in the air than sauce. What we may lack in go forward we will make up for in speed and finishing.
    Tamou to go, he has been great but we could use the money to keep critta and we have heaps of forwards in Ellis, tetavano, lenui , hetherington, leota, fish etc.
    Burton to fullback. He is quick, tall and would be a qenuine threat at the back. We must keep the best players available and find a spot for them. It’s a no brainer. Burton would be a better fullback than Edwards and Edwards a better winger than sauce.
     
  16. MugaB

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    Naden is built for the wing, if Burton wants a permanent spot, centre wil be his if he can wait till Whare moves on
     
  17. tripster

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    Unfortunately the Edwards to wing experiment was tried early last season when Edwards was having a rough time at full back. It went very badly. Edwards showed that he isn’t a winger.
     
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    Tbf during that period he looked like he wasnt an NRL player at all.
     
  19. martielang

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    Burton is very early in his career. I can't see why you'd move a perfectly capable (above average imo) fullback out of position when we're consistently getting results, purely on the hope that a young 5/8th with 3 games experience would be superior to him at fullback despite never playing there.

    Not sure if that all made sense but you get the drift.
     
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  20. Panfa

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    This should be the last season for those 3 players tamou mansour whare we cant hold back naden burton etc any longer or risk losing them.
     
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