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

  1. Eelementary

    Eelementary Immortal

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    I rate Stefano Utoikamanu, but if we are entering a Premiership window, and the choice is between an unproven Stefano Utoikamanu, and Reagan Campbell-Gillard, well...

    I think we made a good call.
     
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  2. Avenger

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    Alvaro is one of the most effective tacklers in our pack. Stefano is an untried rookie. Please get your hand off it.
     
  3. Bazal

    Bazal Post Whore

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    And he's probably not on more than the Tigers seem to have signed Utoikamanu for....another Chiefly swing and miss
     
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  4. Happy MEel

    Happy MEel First Grade

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    I’d keep the merkin and leave him in 20s. It’s only costing us $60,000 and we can use him from round 17 if we have to. Why give the tigers a free ride to develop him in 2020.
     
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  5. Happy MEel

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    You’re forgetting that next year he very well may have and that was our advantage. We could have put him on minimum next year as an upgrade, developed him with a taste of first grade and then had him ready for a bench spot in 2021. Paying $200k for your bench middles is excellent value and even at $250-$300k for the following years you’re getting good value. That’s essentially the same as what the Tigers snared him for.
     
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  6. hindy111

    hindy111 Referee

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    What will Evan's or Alvaro or Nikuore cost? How much superior will Stefano be?
    Will Kafusi, Hollis or Hughes be ready or as good.
     
  7. hindy111

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    Honestly I doubt Shaun Lane is on a lot more then what Stefano has been paid.
    And the guy is just below origin level.
    I also am unsure you want anyone on 300k playing 30 mins off the bench.
     
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  8. Happy MEel

    Happy MEel First Grade

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    He has definitely returned to preseason in better shape than I have seen him previously. He has definitely turned some of that bulk into muscle and perhaps his lack of game time in 2019 will give him the desire he needs to become the player he can be.
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  9. Matty Bhoy

    Matty Bhoy Juniors

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    Interesting to see who they let go, I thought their cap was full (no laughing at the back!)...
     
  10. Happy MEel

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    Evans would be on $350+ now and I reckon Alvaro would be on around $300k considering this is the third year of his contract. We’re probably getting value from Niukore now but probably not from his next contract. Don’t forget the cap will increase so $300k in 2023 is worth less than it does now.

    Kaufusi could provide value with his next contract and push for top 17 selection.

    Hollis and Hughes haven’t even played against men before so they’re unlikely to feature in first grade for a few years.
     
  11. Happy MEel

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    We signed Lane after a belter of a season with Manly. He’s on plenty more than Stefano will be in 2021 (averaged out at around $270k)
     
  12. hindy111

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    The good ones go straight up. Jnr did play around in NSW cup. Did Tepai?
    The Vicious Fish?
    The good ones hit NRL by 19/20 and don't see much NSW cup. How old are Hollis and Hughes? I am also thinking 2021 not the season coming.
     
  13. hindy111

    hindy111 Referee

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    No no. Very wrong. He signed mid June. About rnd 12 -14. Started the season off bench and didn't hit his straps untill mid year. At that point I watched him closely. He began to get more and more minutes and MANLY most likely under rated him at the point we snagged him.
     
  14. Poupou Escobar

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    How do you know he'd be ready for the top 17 in 2021? That's a risk clubs like the Tigers have to take, not us.
     
  15. I'm a loser baby...

    I'm a loser baby... Referee

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    Yeah but taking risks is very exciting.
     
  16. Bazal

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    I'm glad we're telling blokes to get f**ked again.
     
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  17. Joshuatheeel

    Joshuatheeel Moderator Staff Member

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    Most likely however they enter 2020 in the same position Kafusi was in, in 2018.
     
  18. I'm a loser baby...

    I'm a loser baby... Referee

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    Same. Even if it backfires and they leave, it's still satisfying.
     
  19. hineyrulz

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    Haas played rep footy FFS!!
     
  20. hindy111

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    f**k off merkin
     

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