Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Gronk, Jun 21, 2016.
Some of these signings remind me of the bad old days of the early 90’s.
I don’t do real people, the only people who I come into contact are you fine people in here.
It’s very exciting!!
Actually it’s a guy who I know in the 20’s squad. Who ran plenty of opposed sessions and couldn’t believe what he saw.
Average. 29 year old journeyman who has played at 6 different clubs. His longest stint was at manly where he debuted and he lasted 3 years.
He’d be a very cheap Genko replacement. Just not even Genko level. I’d pick Dunster ahead of him. But we gotta have 30 guys on roster
He is probably not able to play at the NRL level anymore (or at least too big a risk for a club to take given that he may not be able to play a game). Captain / Coach at Narellan....well he can coach if he's not fit to play.
He also did that Tubular Bells song. And Moonlight Shadow. Quite an all-rounder.
Good reliable back up, but nothing more.
Perhaps uninsurable too.
Career backup. Nothing wrong with that. He's been at two clubs that won premierships while he was there and at the Raiders last year when they made a grand final. He hasn't stopped any club being successful with him in the squad. He's won nearly 60% of games played, which is excellent.
that's where i heard the name saw him back in the 70's at the horden pavilion
60%! That’s above average mediocrity
That's because those 2 clubs had 2 premiership winning level centres ahead of him. We don't at the moment genius. So you can understand why people are getting antsy.
Currently we could be looking at defensive powerhouse Waqa Blake on one side and perennial backups Tom Opacic / Michael Oldfield on the other...
To be fair, Opacic isn’t a perennial back up. He’s just been injured. He was more than decent in 2019. One year deal, I’m sure we will be chasing someone else as well.
He played 19 first grade games in 2019. But in 2020 he was a backup at the lowly Cowboys. He only played rounds 7,8 13,14 and 15. And in 2018 he was a backup at the Broncos playing only 10 games. He's not a first choice centre.
Didn’t he do his knee at some point this year? I seem to recall him injuring himself on debut for Brisbane. He’s had a horror run. He’s a more than handy backup, though with the Jennings situation perhaps he gets first shot, as I imagine we are paying Jenko’s wages still.
Not sure about this year but 2017 he had 2 shoulder surgeries. I don’t remember him doing an ACL this year.
If it's the Oldfield that played at Manly years ago I thought he was decent. I think he even put Wolfman out of the team at some point. Nothing to get excited about but if he's a backup that's okay.
He's a winger.
Edit: looks like he's played more centre than wing in recent years. That's ok though. His teams have been winning games. His career record at centre is 9 and 4. An almost 70% win rate, albeit a small sample.
It's the same guy. That's why he a good quality backup. He was good for the Raiders in the few games they had to use him.
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