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

  1. Gazzamatta

    Gazzamatta First Grade

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    Whilst I mostly agree, I reckon he probably felt the same about Paulo and Matto.
    French was playing 5/8 for Wenty the year he was released and playing very well but couldnt get a start in the "1's" for love nor money. BA wanted Gutho at fullback come hell or high water and Bev probably lost patience or saw the writing on the wall so he moved on. Like Papunhausen, hes a star in waiting for the right coach and right opportunity. Hopefully he gets both.
     
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  2. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    Surely the only person who stands between Bev and a successful NRL career is Bev. You might have noticed that no NRL clubs knocked on his door when he was told he was free to go ?

    I wish Bev well and hopefully his time in ESL has cleared his head and whatever was stopping him give 100% in his final years with us.
     
  3. Noise

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    Bevan French isn’t a star in waiting. He’s a borderline first grader in waiting.
     
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    I reckon that’s a possibility once Moses is off contract, gives Drown a few more years to get some experience.

    While I can’t see Moses leaving any time soon (and think he has struggled with his injury), if it were to happen next year, I reckon potentially the best option would be Milford (for fullback)

    Yeah his form hasn’t been great but he probably needs a fresh start, while the Broncos wouId probably help out with his contract.

    Additionally we do lack a bit of “x-factor” in our backline which he has when in form.
     
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    1. Semi
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    7 brown
     
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    Maybe Fergo could get us the Foxx for fullback and then we could rissole Mitch.
     
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    Anyone can be a star when the opposition doesn't tackle.

    Also, He's playing 6 there. I thought he wanted to play fullback.
     
  8. T-Boon

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    He became terrible under the high ball and he did seem to have a bad attitude which sort of came out of nowhere. I was a big fan of his game but his decline was like that of an ice addict.
     
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    I think the situation with Paulo was different. He was already going and then we needed to shed players quickly to get cap compliant so we let him go early in 2016. I don't think BA ever really wanted to lose him, it was no surprise when he signed back with us. Bevan coming back to us while BA is still coach would be a massive surprise to me.

    As for Matto, there's probably some similarities in that situation. But the fact that 2 premiership winning coaches also played him in the pack and not in the halves might have helped convince Ryan that BA was right all along when he said he wouldn't be playing halves for us. If anything, Matterson probably swallowed some pride coming back to play for BA...
     
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    * jizz

    In before the rest of you sick merkins....
     
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    I actually wanted Holbrook before the drug supporting cheat.
     
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  12. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    I bet we never spoke to him ! (who ?)

     
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    I don't mind that Flanagan has the murky past it is his mongrel face I cant stand. He looks like a merkin.
     
  14. T-Boon

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    f**k off Gould
     
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    Very ordinary kicking game
     
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    No you didn't ffs!
     
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    Pappenhausen
     
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    He's wearing 6 - the video shows him playing centre, fullback, and 5/8.
     
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    I don't necessarily disagree with that either.
     
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    Also, French was playing some quality ESL sides in that highlights package - despite the fact that ESL emphasises attack, over defence.

    French's ridiculous acceleration, and speed, would cause plenty of headaches, and at fullback, he doesn't have to worry about his weaknesses so much.

    I'm a big Bevan French fan, but if he wants to come back to the NRL, we should ask about him, imo.

    He would add some real attacking spark.
     
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