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Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Gronk, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. 84 Baby

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    Well it’s more on the balance of attacking spark and defensive aptitude that I think puts them closer to a sparky team
     
  2. Poupou Escobar

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    I'm sure attitude had something to do with it but they did lack mobility as well. Both big like SBW but without the lateral movement to be safe edge defenders. Tohu Harris is another SBW-type freak who manages to be very tall while still able to defend well out wide.

    Or maybe it is just attitude, as you imply, with SBW/Harris working hard to keep the flab off and the cardio up. But there aren't too many quality edge defenders over 1.9m tall.
     
  3. Poupou Escobar

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    And finished top four in 2014.
     
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  4. El Diablo

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    Brennan isn't bald
     
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    If we finish 7th this year, 8th next year and Arthur gets punted in season 2020 and we are still without a premiership come 2021 then 2017's top 4 finish means f**k all.... As it does right now to be fair....
     
  6. Poupou Escobar

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    The team doesn't exist in a vacuum. We are competing against a number of better resourced clubs. If we punt Brad Arthur because we finish outside the top four for a couple of years we will remain well and truly f**ked. We can finish anywhere from 1st to 8th this year, entirely based on luck. The same can happen next year. Eighth is just as likely as first, IMO. There are plenty of other clubs going for top four and a shot at the title.

    If there were 16 coaches as good as Brad Arthur in the NRL one of them would win the comp and one of them would run last each year. Have a think about that. There are other variables than whomever is the coach.
     
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    I think I hear what you're saying...

    Stephen Kearney could be as as good as Brad Arthur, and one of them could be the worst coach of all time... I think I know who's who....
     
  8. El Diablo

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    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...l/news-story/b18c75275a8528b4e8a3fe03b33895bb

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    Outgoing ALRC boss John Grant wants to go in style. (Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

    GRANT EXIT A DISGRACEFUL SPLASH OF CASH

    AT a time when bush clubs are dying and parents are struggling to pay exorbitant junior registration fees, the money being wasted on a farewell for independent commission Chairman John Grant is a disgrace.

    Around 200 guests have been invited to a lavish dinner on February 20 at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay … a venue with sweeping harbour views and sky high prices to match.

    The NRL has clammed up and won’t provide any details about the cost of the event. But the MCA’s website shows that the glamorous Harbourside function room holds up to 200 guests — with dinner packages ranging from $155 to $205 a head.

    Even if Grant takes the cheapest option — and that’s unlikely — the night will set back the game more than $30,000 — and that’s before the airfares, limos, flowers, entertainment and all the other trimmings are added to the bill.

    Guests will be able to dine on anything from Pomegranate Glazed Quail and Spanner Crab Salad for entrees, through to Organic Chicken and 36-hour Braised Wagyu beef for main course. Plus the beverages including French champagne and our finest wines.

    Seriously, the event should be cancelled.
     
  9. Poupou Escobar

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    Well you’re the one who struggles to understand why wooden spoon winners like Kearney, Stuart and Brown still have jobs, while premiership winners like Hagan, Maguire and Hasler do not.
     
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  10. Gary Gutful

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    Glazed Quail?

    Where does this merkin get off eating poor defenceless birds?

    He really is a f**ken turd.
     
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    A knobend right to the end, the prick should of gone out tarred and feathered not some lavish dinner in his honour.
     
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    Either way it will be going on our salary cap.
     
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  13. 84 Baby

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    Still possible. They haven’t announced the entertainment act
     
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    I’d pay 200 bucks to see that.
     
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    Don't be too sure Josh. According to Gurr we have less money left than many people think. Makes you wonder where all our money has gone as we have very few stars. Norman, Moses and Mennings on $800k each plus Hayne $500k so $3m there so over $6.5m left for players where none are stars and none over $500k you would expect. In fact most wouldn't be over $300k you'd think (except Mannah who I've heard is paid well north of $600k). A lot of our player's contracts end at the end of this season so hopefully those paid excessive amounts will be adjusted well down to match their performance or they finish their careers.
     
  17. Gary Gutful

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    Just the reaction the article was trying to elicit.

    Well done DT.
     
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  18. 84 Baby

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    I’ve heard that Mannah is on a million per eyebrow. If he ever gets a wax we’re in trouble
     
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    As if the DT would be making it up, they are above reproach with their integrity.
     
  20. Gary Gutful

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    You fell for it if they were. Or maybe its only 'true' when it aligns with what you already believe?
     

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