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Rumoured & Confirmed Signings - Part 5

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

  1. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    I truly hope Brent Naden can put his past behind him and get his act together.

    So many indigenous kids have issues so he is not alone in having made mistakes.

    He is basically playing for his NRL career in 2021 so I hope he does well enough to extend his career regardless of whether it is with us or another club. Good kid, passionate, if slightly flawed.
     
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  2. Luke Bowden

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    I really liked Nado, but he’s got to sort himself out. I believe he has the skills and talent to be out R centre, he’s just going to have to work hard prove it now.

    Balls in his court.

    I look forward to the battle!
     
  3. Jane Murray

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    Naden is 25, he is not a "kid". He knew the risks, and he was caught, it is that simple.
     
  4. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    Im not condoning what he did, far from it. I’m sixty years old when I use the term kid it is just a term of endearment.

    I’m very anti use of prohibited drugs as most on here are, but mistakes are made, he made a big mistake but he has received his punishment it’s largely up to him now.
     
  5. WestyLife

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    He's got all the potential in the world.
     
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    most of us in here are old enough to call 25 yo players kids... Arguing against using kids as a term isn't being clever, it's just arguing for the absolute f**king sake of it.
     
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  7. Luke Bowden

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    Substance abuse and depression are anything but simple.
     
  8. panthersam

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    I’ve just turned 30 so it would be quite strange for me to be calling a 25 year old a kid :joy: but yeah I don’t think when anyone uses the term it’s meant to specify any age group in particular!

    Dana White calls UFC fighters that are 30-40 years old ‘kids’ all the time lol
     
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  9. panthersam

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    This is hugely important in anything to do with Nado, his mental health should always be priority number 1
     
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    That is really good news for the players that miss out on the top 30 or a development contract.
    It gives them a bit of hope to make the top side.
     
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  12. Smug Panther

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    Common f**king sense that anyone at a club should be able to play any grade
     
  13. BxTom

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    I think the difference is that Naden was sacked or let go from Penrith before for indiscretions. I think it was Gould that sacked and I think it was from U20's. Stand to be corrected though.
     
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  14. Kilkenny

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    Gould was in charge at the time. I think he was quoted as saying it was a painful decision at the time. He was also at the helm when Naden returned so Gus was forgiving if nothing else.
     
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    The issue is going to be the match payments will bring teams undone. Should be not included in the cap
     
  16. Kilkenny

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    I know Naden f**ked up, which is disappointing, because his rise to prominence was a really positive story. Boy from Wellington, hard luck story, sacked by Gould, attempts to re-establish himself with the Raiders (Mounties) & Knights without success. Gould allows him back, unexpected debut and now has 30 or so NRL games under his belt. Despite his mistake I really hope he overcomes his demons.
     
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  17. Jane Murray

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    Are there any players, or potential players, who are on train/train contracts?
     
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    Also easy to cheat the cap though. Just have some awesome players outside the top 30.
     
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  19. Smug Panther

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    The whole top 30 system should go. Just a single overall cap
     
  20. Kilkenny

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    you make a good point. Why are the NRL apparently considering giving the Roosters a exemption to allow Joseph Suaali to potentially play when he doesn’t turn 18 till August. From my perspective you make rules you have to stick to them, but it’s the Roosters I guess.
     

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