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Rumoured & Confirmed Signings - Part 5

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

  1. Blade23

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    He is training hard and more importantly his attitude at training is as good as anyone else at the club.
     
  2. Girds89

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    Blade, all your comments very much reflect that you are involved at the club in some way, or that you are extremely close with someone that has an intimate knowledge of the daily grind.

    Not Matt Cameron in disguise?
     
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  3. maple_69

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    Yeah for sure, most of those guys weren’t Canterbury juniors but they at least took unrealised potential and turned them into very good halves (at their respective peaks) which is their task with Flanagan and Burton. Not a good resume to be sure.
     
  4. Kilkenny

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    It only takes one injury and he could play a massive role for us in 2021.
     
  5. Luke Bowden

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    So Laurie Daley said on the Big Breakfast earlier this week, that Burton will be at the Dogs in Rnd3.

    how Loz would know that, I have no clue, but he said it.
     
  6. Kilkenny

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    Given we have 28 tier 1 players now confirmed as listed on our main web site has it actually been confirmed who our development players are? Turuva obviously one but is it confirmed who the others are.
     
  7. franklin2323

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    Harris, Hands and Turuva

    May and Tago jumped them in the pecking order. Hopgood went from Development Squad to full time
     
  8. Kilkenny

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    Shannon Harris then I assume must be injured given he hasn’t figured in any of our trials.
     
  9. franklin2323

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    Yeah due back about Round 4. More backrower these days then Centre but I guess if we get desperate
     
  10. Kilkenny

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    We play the dogs in Round 2. There remains a little mail around us being offered a player swap which may involve Chris Smith returning to the Panthers. I don’t think we would consider it a an even swap but it has been proposed apparently.

    No idea of the credibility or otherwise but I was sitting next to the parents of a player playing for Mounties at our NSW Cup trial at St Mary’s. They were adamant a player swap involving Chris Smith and Matt Burton was a distinct possibility.
     
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  11. Smug Panther

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    Smith goes ok but that swap does nothing for us
     
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  12. Panfa

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    Smith is a backrower at best we have 1000 backrowers we need a prop.
     
  13. MugaB

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    I brought this up about a month ago, getting a swap for Chris Smith and Brandon Wakem for one Matt Burton,

    That covers burtons loss as our back up halfback and gains smith for another middle

    I don't mind that idea, but it cannot just be a straight swap smith for burton, needs to be a bit more than that
     
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    I’ve always liked Smith, but he’s definitely not what we need.
     
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    We have Naden out four weeks and they have Luke Thompson out four weeks, I think if any swap happens it will be after then, if it happens. They couldn’t give up a middle forward while Thompson is suspended they don’t have the depth.
     
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    The dogs wouldn't care, as long as we don't ruin burtons career in the meantime
     
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    Looking at the NSW cup squads Panthers seem to have the most experienced guys who have played NRL. Its easy to say you lack depth but perhaps look at what other sides have in the bank.
     
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    With anything like this you need to look at the rest of the comp. the comp as a whole is getting younger. Lots of older guys going
     
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    I saw that, we have very good depth in lower grades compared to other clubs .
    All goes well for another successful season.
     
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    Not suggesting he is or was, it was just an interesting conversation from a Bulldogs players family who seemed convinced Burton would be at the Dogs this season. I didn’t really think one way or the other at the time, I only posted our conversation after I read someone say Laurie Daley suggest on BSB Burton would be at the Dogs after round 3.
     

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