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

  1. chiefy1

    chiefy1 Juniors

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    Take it as gospel. This Utokimanu decision was a swap deal to appease the Tigers into letting matto go. The Tigers certainly would have bargained with the eels and whichever other club that was interested.



    This is undoubtedly correct and is the only plausible explanation.

    In this case i will forgive the Eels as Matteson will prove to be a great signing.

    We still have Hollis.
     
  2. eels_fan

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    $800k for an untried first grader is the type of shit deals our club used to pull out.

    I’m glad the tigers have replaced us as the basket case of Nrl recruitment. If they sign Latrell for $1m+ a year that’ll just solidify it.
     
  3. Poupou Escobar

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    Evans is a year older than Klemmer, plus he's faster so would've looked better against shit under 20s defences.
     
  4. Poupou Escobar

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    Alvaro works heaps harder in defence than Utoikamanu, which is what you want from most of your middles.

    Anyway, desperation money from shit clubs is always a danger of stealing your best youngsters. This is how other clubs felt about us a few years ago, especially Manly.
     
  5. hineyrulz

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    But but but but no the Trolley boy is doing a great job........
     
  6. greena

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    Let the plodder go now
     
  7. Joshuatheeel

    Joshuatheeel Moderator Staff Member

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    hineyrulz Post Whore

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    Why would it be a swap deal??? The Tigers let him negotiate. We just didn’t see him a big enough priority. Development club my arse.
     
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  9. emjaycee

    emjaycee First Grade

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    I alluded to the fact weeks ago that there were issues in us keeping Stefano. He isnt Payne Haas despite what some people in his camp were berating the club about. Time will tell whether or not we made the right call, but i know we were wearing thin on him hence the reason he wasnt signed up earlier.

    Besides as Chiefy has said Hollis is looking the lot better option at this stage of his development.

    PS. The rest of what Chiefy said isnt necessarily gospel.
     
  10. Joshuatheeel

    Joshuatheeel Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah ok so let’s pay him $800k over 3 years .....he hasnt even played NRL yet.

    Yep its not preferable to lose him but we don’t need to take those risks any more.

    And we still have Kafusi / Hollis / Hughes as young talented forwards on NRL and or development contracts / trialling.

    The key being a development club is to have a constant flow of juniors pushing for the top 30 squad each year and keep the ones in positions we need or that “special” player that occasionally comes along.

    At this stage of our NRL squad development we already have some big middle forwards (Stefo role) in RGC and JP so we don’t need to be desperate.

    So yeah it’s not what we want but it’s not the end of world ...
     
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  11. Joshuatheeel

    Joshuatheeel Moderator Staff Member

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    “The Eels also have no shortage of depth in the front row, with NSW under 18s Origin front-rower Dave Hollis on their roster, as well as Sam Hughes, who was picked but missed the game due to suspension.”

    From above link
     
  12. Delboy

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    It was nothing to do with the Matterson deal , the HOF and his retention consensus style is an issue , with contract offers being slow and low. Those in the development system are concerned at how they are viewed by the current HOF.

    Stefano was low balled as he is a junior and like a few others that have gone to the Tigers, 6 now, it was much to do with being low balled and slow.
     
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  13. hineyrulz

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    You picked it like a dirty nose Del, don’t worry the usual crowd will find excuses you can cop losing a few juniors along the way but when you lose your top talent after claiming you are a development club it’s laughable.
     
  14. hineyrulz

    hineyrulz Post Whore

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    We also lowballed Junior Paulo, that worked well. And then bought him back 3 years later on huge money. Classic Parra.
     
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  15. Delboy

    Delboy First Grade

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    Junior was basically pushed out by the NRL and the fiasco that was our previous board. This is a different issue, would be nice if the HOF commented on the fact we have lost 7 junior players to the Tigers, his ex club as it happens.
     
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  16. hineyrulz

    hineyrulz Post Whore

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    junior was offered shit money and Canberra swooped. Ricky knew how good he was and paid him overs. He had signed for 2017 before we let him go.
     
  17. I'm a loser baby...

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    From the Wenty games I saw he wasn't that impressive. Has the size but doesn't put in. His stats are nothing to be proud of from memory. Maybe he just has a shit attitude. Surely we'll be letting him go for 2020?
     
  18. rugby league fan

    rugby league fan Juniors

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    No not a swap deal. Parra low balled him on min wage. Tigers offered overs. More than 130,000 more.
    Don't be surprised if he leaves before the season starts instead of 2021.
     
  19. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    F**k him. This was not "under our radar". If we low balled him, it was because we didn't think he was worth more.

    We extended Hughes whilst he was f**king about.

    Nothing to do with politics, like some are desperate to propagate.
     
  20. Delboy

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    Yep, Twal revisited . Not seeing what was expected by ONeil.
     
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