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Rumoured and Confirmed signings - Part 4

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

  1. age.s

    age.s First Grade

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    Big Moses got dis.
     
  2. tripster

    tripster Juniors

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    Fair point!!
     
  3. betcats

    betcats Coach

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    At they very least we will have an entire side who has a good finals run. I still think Leniu will end up starting over Moses next season, maybe not straight away but at some point he is going get that spot, the kid is on a Crichton like trajectory.

    All the best Jimmy T, you've been fantastic for the club.
     
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  4. Port Panther

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    Peter Green has flown under the radar this year has got the entire squad ready for the finals . I was surprised when Crystal was replaced , does anyone know the back story on that ?
     
  5. MugaB

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    Waaaaa? Whos peter green and crystal
     
  6. betcats

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    Pete Green is head physio and Crystal was the physio up until last season, she is no longer with us.
     
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    abpanther Moderator Staff Member

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    I disagree, I think he's been serviceable but it's the right decision to let him go, we've got other young guys ready to take his place
     
  8. betcats

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    Agree. Not downplaying Tamou's contributions at all but I think we will get on fine without him. We have more than one talented prop who can take his place. We have the leadership covered with Zane, Fish and Yeo IMO.
     
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    I reckon we should have Yeo as next years captain, with Fish as vice, nathan is too close to coach for the captaincy, and id prefer a foward leader, like chief harrigon or wayne peirce was for their respective teams, forwards dictate!
    Plus it puts ownership on the captains challenge too, too many props this year saying they didn't knock on, we've been really good in that respect... its also why Tamou has been such a great captain for us recently, it'll also be a shame if the Tigers don't make him captain
     
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    Yep Yeo is my choice. Nath is already a leader in the team in any case and probably the loudest voice on the field. Its worked well this year I think we should set it up similar next year.
     
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    Apparently he HAS to leave Sydney in any case. Mixed up with the wrong people seems to be the size of it. For this purpose, it's probably safe to assume that Penrith is Sydney. And anyway, if we could afford him, why wouldn't we have kept Tamou, who is a model citizen.
     
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    Tamou never ever played to the value of his contract. He got paid big $$$ for a prop, at least SOO level if not Kangaroos, but what we got instead was a good, sometimes very good prop.

    You can get a very good prop for significantly less meaning he was very poor value. If he had true honour he'd accept a contract on slight unders to make up for the fact that he essentially ripped us off and he isn't getting any better. But there are enough desperate and stupid clubs out there to bid his price up so I doubt he'd stay.

    Pretty poor of him to only really put in, in the years proceeding a new contract. I know a bunch of you won't like what I just said, particularly since he is a Club Captain but I would urge you to look past recency bias and think logically rather and emotionally, then perhaps you'll understand what I am trying to say.
     
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    Tamou improved with each year of his contract. Maybe didn't quite meet his salary but its apparently less than what has been reported in the media. I rate his defence as the best of any of our middle forwards which is what will make him hard to replace.
     
  15. The Realist

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    He barely made 1/2 of it! In these forums the amount of $800K is bandied about. Perhaps it is closer to $700K. You can get similar performing props for $350-400K. He is no longer REP level and hasn't been for years.

    I am not saying he is a bad player at all, just that he was bad value for us.
     
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    Yeah the $800k is apparently not true. Much lower. We still would have paid a decent sum. He came from a team that had recent premiership success. JFH is a elite middle now so the time is right for him to move on.

    We could find someone around that $400k mark. But I think you'll find we develop the next one ourselves. And hopefully we don't offer them an obscene amount of money like RCG.
     
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    His first year didn’t set the world on fire and it had quite a few of us questioning the club’s decision to recruit him. However, he’s just about proven his worth to club, both on and off the field, and it will be a shame to see him go.

    I agree with most that Leota is the logical choice to take his place in the starting 13.
     
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    Had a poor first year & three great years thereafter. Been a terrific buy for the club imo.
     
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    He’s sitting at 12th in metres amongst middles, has a 96% tackle rate and has evidently been a big part in continuing to develop the culture and attitude of the players around him. Would JFH and Yeo be (arguably) Top 5 middles in the game if he wasn’t at the club? Would Leniu and Leota be the reliable, low error middles they’ve been this year? If Tamou wasn’t at the club, the obvious choice for captain at the start of this year was probably Cleary and while we’ll never know, I am guessing he might not have become the form player of the comp with that added dynamic.

    I’d put him in the same category as a few of the early Gus signings like Manu who were overpaid in terms of on field performance, but played a big role in transforming the culture of the club to a high performing, professional and positive environment. Without these guys we’d be the Tigers.

    I think he’s done his job here and as others have said, Yeo, Fish, Cleary, Edwards look ready to take that role and continue to drive the standards within the squad.
     
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    I think he has been a great signing and he has handled his exit with class. Some guys might not of kept turning up and giving it all when it became clear they weren't going to the offer they wanted from their current club, and he is captain during a very successful year for us and there has been no drama and minimal speculation in the media.
     
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