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

  1. Poupou Escobar

    Poupou Escobar Post Whore

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    His strength is repeat efforts, which will be even more important with a faster ruck.
     
  2. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    I heard they bought him to play fullback, so thin I guess.
     
  3. 84 Baby

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    I think he absolutely was a BA kind of player as his strong suit was effort on effort (BAs catch cry).
    The problem was he wasn’t NRL regular standard. Wholehearted but low impact. The opposite of Evans. And when it comes to bench props, impact is very important
     
  4. hindy111

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    I reckon for our side to be successfully we need these things to happen....

    Moses to regain form
    D.Brown and Mahoney to continue to improve. There is plenty of room and the ceiling is high on both.

    I feel like we know what we will get with Gutherson and our starting pack. And its fairly decent. Certainly good enough.

    The backs are good enough. Id argue Blake,Fergo and Sivo all played below par.
    We are short a centre but I am sure someone can handle this spot.

    That leaves our bench.

    Kafusi - Plenty of room for improvement and certain he will.

    Niakoure - Cleary our best prop off the interchange. He was missed in the finals. The drop off without him there was too big.

    Ray Stone,Evans and Daveys is a horrible bench.

    Papali, Cartwright,Nikauore gives you three legit powerfull and skillfull players.

    Waiting for the chance will be Kafusi, Hipgrave,Stone,Hughes and Hollis. I would put them in that order. All are young and have potential. Sure beats guys like Alvaro,Gower,Takarangi.

    We have 27 spots filled and 26 if MJ gets the hook which is likely.

    I feel a 2nd rower is needed and another two backs. I expect a potential quality signing in the backline that will slot into MJ spot along with a solid back up forward. Unsure wherethe other 2 spots come from. My guess is inside the club.
     
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    I reckon Arthur's loved him, then there was a falling out. He went from playing every week, Thornett medal and re-signed, to completely on the outer.
     
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    Do you think Alvaro was seeing someone else?
     
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    Wouldn't have happened if BA was talking to him
     
  8. hindy111

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    He loved him untill he realised you need bigger and more aggressive forwards.
    He was competing against Terepo and Mannah for a starting spot and
    Matagi,Vave.Evans,Gower for the bench role.

    What a miserable pack of props.
     
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    I reckon he told BA he didnt want to be fat anymore so he went on a diet without permission. Dont fu*k with BA.
     
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    He's still an above average attacking player, but there's no position on the field where he defends at NRL level.

    He played two games at centre this year and we got carved up in both of them.
     
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    Always found him to be an interesting case. Not good enough defensively or fast enough to be a centre and didn’t bend the line enough to be a forward.
     
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    alvaro started eating hungry jacks instead of maccas
     
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    Polar saw the writing on the wall with Bryce training the house down
     
  16. Joshuatheeel

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    So do we go out and sign a centre/back with the Alvaro money?

    assuming it’s not huge, maybe around $200-$250k. So it won’t get us much.

    So is it a better option to just go with what we have in the backs, use $100k on a cheapie to fill a spot (which has to be filled) - maybe Roache.

    Sit on the extra $100k or so (assuming we didn’t top his contract with the dragons) and just want for the Jennings outcome - if he gets off we have a centre, if not we have a bit more cash to get a better back then $200k would....
     
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    Might free up money for a quality centre from somewhere.
     
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    We can’t do anything about centre until the Jenko case is sorted, which is pretty f**ken f**ked!!
     
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    Roache is a top 17 Nrl level player. Excellent player. But he is made of plastic. Worse then Kaysa.
     
  20. hindy111

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    MJ I'd assume was on 300k. If we replaced Alvaro with a min contract player we may have around the low 400k mark.
     
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