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

  1. Gary Gutful

    Gary Gutful Immortal

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    Dont pump too early.
     
  2. Soren Lorenson

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    So it appears Penrith are trying to replace RCG with JWH. Would we rather just go after JWH? I think I would.
     
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  3. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    Are you really trying to tell me that you hadn't already made a judgement on the probable re-signing of MJ?
     
  4. Poupou Escobar

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    Showing how useful the tackle effectiveness stat is for outside backs, last year Jennings had the highest tackle effectiveness (85%) since he left the Roosters. To me that says he wasn't having a go.
     
  5. Poupou Escobar

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    85%?
     
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    Yes I have. But it’s not money based. He’s washed up.
     
  7. emjaycee

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    Wasn't attempting enough tackles that weren't easier to make (i.e. would have required more effort to make)?
     
  8. Poupou Escobar

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    Yeah. If you only try to tackle the blokes who run straight at you (or at the halfback) you won't miss many.
     
  9. strider

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    Lazy merkin. He should have tackled every opposition f**ker on his side of the field AND every chicken shit f**ker who ran over the other side of the field
     
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  10. hindy111

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    Told you all this months ago...
     
  11. hindy111

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    He looked closer to 84%
     
  12. Gronk

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    Aaaaand we have a scapegoat for the next 2 years. Good times.
     
  13. Gary Gutful

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    I would like it put on the record that I hated Jennings first.
     
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    Its very exciting!!
     
  15. gaffer

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    why not both ??
     
  16. Joshuatheeel

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    Salary cap and with Paulo / Evans and Nrown already here, there isn’t enough minutes in the middle for 2 big money middle forward signings - it wouId be a waste of cap space.

    And I am not saying those 2 are / or are not better then what we have.
     
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    Unfortunately looks like MJ getting 2 more seasons. Wtf? One year at $250-300k would be ok but hope this doesn't stop us signing a decent centre in the meantime.
     
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    IMO we do need either 2 x quality middles (with Niukore on the edge) or 1 x middle and 1 x edge forward (with Niukore in the middle) to be a top 4 side. If we can fit both into our squad with our remaining cap space I say go for it.

    One issue though is that RCG’s release may be contingent on them signing JWH.

    I’m an advocate for stacking the top 17, reducing our depth and hoping for minimal injuries. We’ve now got some juniors we can promote to fill the other roster spots on the cheap.

    This Top 30 roster would do me just fine and I reckon it would potentially be achievable from a salary cap point of view.

    1. Gutho
    2. Sivo
    3. Jennings
    4. Blake
    5. Fergo
    6. Drown
    7. Moses
    8. Paulo
    9. Mahoney
    10. JWH
    11. Lane
    12 Niukore
    13. Nrown

    14. Salmon/Taka
    15. Evans
    16. RCG
    17. Alvaro

    18. Salmon/Taka
    19. Terepo
    20. Utoikamanu
    21. Kaufusi
    22. Stone
    23. Parry
    24. Smith
    25. Gower
    26. Schneder/McIllwrick/new backup hooker
    27. GL
    28. Gennings
    29. Davey
    30. Faingaa
     
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    Reports on other site that Jennings deal is for $580k total with majority for next season. Not bad if true.
     
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    Yes agree we need 2 quality top 17 forwards however I don’t reckon RGC / JWH wouId offer good value together.

    Just a rough guess RGC probably is worth $600k and JWH $700k, that’s $1.3 million or so. Also signing those 2 potentially affects our cap into the future as I doubt they only take 2 year deals.

    However with paulo playing approx 60 mins, Brown 60 mins (assuming he plays less with another quality middle signing), Evans aprox 40 mins , there is only 80 or so mins for another middle forward/s (240 mins total game time, less 160 mins from our current middles).

    So I don’t reckon spending $1.3 million is good value for 80 mins of footy just in the middle.

    I would rather:

    - 1 top quality rep forward (eg,RGC, JWH, Fifita, Jackson etc etc) for around $600-$800
    - 1 average experienced forward for around $300k (eg like a Prior, etc,)
    - a attacking hooker to play the last 30 or so minutes each week to give Mahoney at break. Guessing around l $300k

    So a rough looking side is

    8. Paulo
    9. Mahoney
    10. New signing
    11. Marata
    12. Lane
    13. Brown

    14. Evans
    15. New signing forward
    16. Stone / Taka / salmon
    17. New signing hooker
     

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