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  1. 84 Baby

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    Too many fingers in a pie that ain’t big enough will mean big salary cap changes like this either won’t make it past players association or the NRL would have to fork over more money
     
  2. Bazal

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    And then when we get punished by the NRL for talking to players under contract we can double down on our shit bagging!

    Win win win
     
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  3. jk13

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    And this is where the nrl falls down. There needs to be compensation for losing a player you’ve nurtured. U can’t get draft picks so u need cap concessions
     
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  4. Bazal

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    There should be a salary cap discount for players who have been with the club since SG Ball or earlier.

    And I've always been a fan of the idea that your junior sides should have a minimum number of local juniors in them too. Take some of the heat out of this rampant poaching
     
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  5. TheRam

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    I also think that this is a good way to go too. I like Gennings, always have. But we definitely need another strike centre. Taka, as much as I like him for his good stuff, I can hate him for his bad stuff. As for Salmon, we have to wait and see I suppose what he is truly capable of in the centre position once Brown comes back. Till then we won't know what we really have.

    But we are currently short of a strike/defensive centre and another powerhouse front rower. If only we could have gotten Addin Fonua-Blake over the line. We would be premiership potential from what I have seen so far this season. Our spine, to my surprise has been as good as anyone could have hoped for so far this season.

    The only thing that has let us down a little so far this season has been terrible handling errors at crucial times in games and during the Roosters game Moses didn't handle the game management side of things to well at the back end of the game. But hopefully if he keeps playing like he is and keeps leaning without the tantrums and Brown develops along as we all hope, then that won't be a problem in the not to distant future so much.

    But we definitely need those two position improved on when we come up against fully fit top level sides.
     
  6. Soren Lorenson

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    I reckon a combo of the Sharks knowing they had Xerri, and being bent over by Holmes was the reason they lost Ramien. Have you seen the photos of Xerri from when he was about 10 being mates with Paul Gallen? I don't think they will be losing him.

    And I think we will find that Mennings will be offered a new 1 yr deal in the hope that a parra junior is starting to become ready in 2020-21.
     
  7. TheRam

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    All great ideas and there have been a heap more over the years that make a hell of a lot of sense, but the NRL does nothing and then gives clubs a money grant that guarantees no club can ever go broke and then wants someone to relocate. Einsteins'. John Grant should of been shot for what he did there. Guaranteed that the Sydney RL market will always have 9 teams.
     
  8. TheRam

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    Yea I have seen the photo, but big whoop. Gallen said he didn't even remember that he knew him back then till Ramien reminded him. But regardless, the NRL is littered with players NOT playing with there most cherished team when they were juniors. Happen more often then not. They are professionals.

    Which junior centre currently in our system would be considered the number one standout and ready to play NRL in the next 12 months?
     
  9. Soren Lorenson

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    Yeah I'm not disagreeing with you in general, of course we should try to sign the best young players. But you mentioned Xerri specifically, and I'm pointing out reasons why I don't think he will leave the Sharks.
    And also that signing young players before they have had NRL experience is fraught with risk. I remember some people blowing up about losing young Reimis Smith to the Bulldogs last year.

    And probably Parry, given he is in the Wenty side ,but he won't be better than an ageing Mennings any time soon.
     
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  10. Basil Brush

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    You know Xerri would be worth about 500k at the moment.

    My point is that clubs identify players before they reach 1st grade level.
     
  11. TheRam

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    Agreed. I only brought up Xerri as an example, but I get your point on the dangers of signing unproven juniors to massive contracts. I normally wouldn't do it, but only for the real exceptional ones. Xerri has been exceptional for a while now and has all the attributes to be a winner, winner chicken dinner type of player. He is huge without being fat, agile and has great foot work, can defend well, has speed to burn, a family boy and is of European decent. Not that there is a problem with any other hereditary background. We are all equal in the eyes of the Lord.
     
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  12. TheRam

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    He would be a steal at that price. He is a ready made NRL player would would be worth that sort of coin for what he can produce on the football field right now. What other centre player with all his attributes do you think that you could sign for much less then that?

    He looks like a real gun the way he carries that ball. Dare I say it , but in a couple of year I can see him in a SOO sky blue jumper.

    But again, I am not suggesting that we can poach him from the Sharks at the moment, he is signed to them for a while I believe. Unless they got into salary problems again and needed to purge and he didn't want to be stuck in a team that stank like dogs balls.
     
  13. Basil Brush

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    I agree he may be a steal at 500k but he has played 1 game.

    Ponga was a steal but had played more 1st grade.

    Our priorities should be Dylan Brown (absolute gun) and Gutho.
     
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  14. TheRam

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    Didn't say they shouldn't be. Can you walk and squirt at the same time mate? I know I can.
     
  15. Basil Brush

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    Really?

    If I walk and piss at the same time, I feel like I should be in a special place.
     
  16. Joshuatheeel

    Joshuatheeel Moderator Staff Member

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    Not to sure we would want him and Paulo on the field together each week for 20 or so mins......may affect our defence a bit.
     
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  17. TheRam

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    Who said I'm not? I'm totally special after all am I not?
     
  18. Basil Brush

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    Is your question aimed at me or yourself?

    I have no idea...
     
  19. TheRam

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    We would be fine, in fact we would be awesome.
     
  20. TheRam

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    If you don't know then you can't be awesome...like me.
     

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