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Rumoured & Confirmed Signings - Part 5

Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by soc123_au, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. Jane Murray

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    Mr positivity has resurfaced. Maybe they are using the upcoming trail matches to see what players they want in the top side. To me, that is a positive, not a negative.
     
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  2. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    Yes and no mate.

    We are only a few short weeks away from the season proper and we still have three, four or more roster spots to fill.

    Put whatever spin you want but it is not ideal in my opinion.

    Ideally you want your roster training together, playing together not coming in at the last minute which seems inevitable now,

    I tend to think our off season could have and should have been better.
     
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  3. Blade23

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    They have changed the rules. 28 players by March 1. Not 29.
    We have 25. The remaining spots will be filled by juniors (likely after trials) and fringe players bought in. 1 or 2.
    Unless we get struck down by injuries or the Dogs bend over and give us Napa no one coming in the remaining spots will play round 1.

    Momirovski has been here a little over a week and has taken to the side like a duck to water.
    It would have been good to see a full pre season with him.

    Tetevano’s departure was unplanned and stuffed things up. In saying that him going helped us upgrade Leniu this year and keep him.
    Any players the club bring in are carefully considered.
    The club has had a lot to deal with the past 3 months with vultures pushing up prices and making things difficult. The priority has been retention. Which apart from Burton, the club have retained all they wanted to keep.
    I think they have done ok with the tight numbers they have had to work with.
     
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  4. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    Great. All good then.
     
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  5. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    That’s all fine and dandy. Tough times I guess. The salary cap is a difficult beast to
    manage.

    We are light on in the engine room, forwards win matches so the saying goes and I fear we are really light on in the front row.
     
  6. Blade23

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    Which they know and are bringing a prop in.
    Lets wait until the roster is complete.
     
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  7. Abacus

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    Hahaha, another drama at the Dogs with Elliott allegedly hooking up with ex-teammate Lichaa's partner.

    Come on Burto, how can you not want to go to the family club asap.
     
  8. Smug Panther

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    Best off season I can remember honestly. Nailed almost every move
     
  9. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    I’m in no way of being critical of you mate, I’m just concerned at this point, two or three weeks out from the start of the season proper who can we bring in that is truly going to add value to our roster? Seriously, we somehow work out a swap for say Dylan Napa when we should have just kept Jack. More upside with Jack for probably the same money. I don’t get it. We’ve shed Jack, Tamou and Tetevano and our front row roster is far weakened from last season. Doesn’t matter who we bring in now our front row roster is much less than it was last season.
     
  10. WestyLife

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    Normally I'd agree under the title of being realistic but I feel pretty comfortable. I think we have a good year coming and Nathan will further surprise a lot of people.
     
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    Considering the above things you've mentioned Blade the club has done very well to be in the position it now is in.

    I'm sure a lot of work and due dilgence has gone into the club being in this state too.

    For the 1st time in many years Penrith are now the hunted, instead of hunting.

    Personally I would like to see development clubs such as Penrith get salary cap relief to help with allying some of the costs of developing players. with

    (Cause I'm sure the costs involved in developing, sourcing, training juniors is high).
     
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  12. Aliceinwonderland

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    The family club in so many special ways.
     
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  13. Kilkenny

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    Simply not true, Far from it. It’s been a really poor off season.

    We’ve retained a number of players, all good there, but have a look at the outgoings.

    The Crichton, Luai, Yeo, resigning mirror the RCG, Blake, Moylan re-signings.

    Why is it any different?
     
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    I understand that, agree 100% but we are doing business two or three weeks out from the start of the season proper and frankly that is not good business or the way things should be done. Again I understand we were thrust unto a difficult position given our unexpected success in 2020 but I’m just not persuaded we have been as good in terms of our recruitment and retention as some seem to be convinced.
     
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    None taken mate.
    Ivan didn't rate Hetherington. Didn't like the wage he was on either.
    Tamou and Tetevano are losses.
    I would have loved to have kept Tamou. I can see from afar what positive influence he has had already on the Tigers. He will be missed. On and off the field.

    I expect Leota and Leniu to go to another level this year to fill some of the breach. Eisenhuth will be solid and Martin's future is in the middle, he will most likely play middle and edge this year. Lindsay Smith will come into calculations later in the year.
    Sorensen could even play a bit of middle if needed.
    We do need 1 more good option for balance but with limited funds it won't be a class player. We are paying for the sins of paying players like RCG and Blake at other clubs. Take that out of the equation and we get the player we need.
    Still there are clubs right now shopping players around weeks out from round 1.
    Canberra landed a great budget buy in Nicholl Klokstad a few years back weeks out from round 1.
    With a bit of patience and a bit of luck we might come up with the player we need to round out our pack.
     
  16. Blade23

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    Don't get me started on salary cap concessions for developing talent. I will be up all night ;)
     
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    We are a development club. When looking at the departures take a look at the gains coming in. Then something that is often overlooked look at the young players in the squad who will improve another year older.
     
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    To say 'it's simply not true' what part is not true......

    RCG, Blake and were re-signed for 5 years, I don't believe any of the new re-signings are getting 5 year deals. I understand these were deals that Gould did towards his time at Penrith.

    I've been told that Critta's deal is for 2 years + this years upgrade......

    Yeo's was a 3 year deal. Not a 5 year deal in sight. I understand that all deals were ablut market value for these players too.




    Are you perhaps jumping at shadows ?
     
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    Jack's a suspension magnet.
     
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    I'd love to see it happen......But sadly I think I'll be waiting a while for it to happen. It would encourage clubs to develop juniors, instead of leaving it for one or two clubs to carry the load.
     

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