1. Round 10 Edition OUT NOW:

    The Magic Round issue of The Front Row, our exclusive online e-magazine and NRL match programme for is out now!

    A packed Magic Round issue looks ahead to the weekend at Suncorp, with more stories including an opinion piece on a recent court verdict, news from Victoria, and a chat to Knights' rookie Phoenix Crossland - plus the full match program for Round 10 of the NRL and teams & results for NSWRL, QRL and more.

    VOLUME 2 ISSUE 10 - READ NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

Rumours and Stuff

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

  1. Glenneel

    Glenneel Bench

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2016
    Messages:
    2,532
    Likes Received:
    816
    Think they need much more than just a playmaker. They need an EXPERIENCED playmaker plus a few more good experienced players around them. Atm there are too many young players who tend to lose focus so you don't get consistency out of them week to week. Even with these in the team I'll take several more years before they challenge for a title.
     
  2. Glenneel

    Glenneel Bench

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2016
    Messages:
    2,532
    Likes Received:
    816
    With some funny looking sauce?
     
  3. Gronk

    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Messages:
    57,571
    Likes Received:
    10,724
    No wuv for Josh ? :-(

     
  4. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    2,255
  5. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    2,255
    Oh pleeeease.
     
    IFR33K likes this.
  6. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    2,255
    Yeah sure then we maybe re-sign a disgruntled player that doesn't put in as much. Look these players are human and are trying to look after their futures just as much as most here would. This is his last big payday contract. Why shouldn't he see what he is worth? If he didn't care about Parra, he would have signed immediately and said sayonara baby, but he didn't

    Anyway I doubt that this will be the end of it. I'm sure that a team like the Sharks may make an offer for him if the rumours are right and the Dogs sign Rudolf.

    If not there's still other teams like the Dragons that may feel the need for a bit more oomph. I feel we still have a little to go with this one.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2021
    Incorrect likes this.
  7. Incorrect

    Incorrect First Grade

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2014
    Messages:
    7,351
    Likes Received:
    5,922
    Hook only seems to sign ex-Broncos... McCullogh, McGuire, he's got Normie and Hunt....

    Brad Thorn might yet get a gig in the Dragons pack
     
  8. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    2,255

    Not really. He needs other better organisers to take the lead and then he can just pick his moments if they present to do his thing. Probably more of a 5/8th then a dominating half. If he lasts in the NRL long enough he may turn out to be half decent, but at this stage he can't lead a team around on his own well enough for a coach to be happy with his output. Why do you think that his coaches have dropped him like a yoyo, in and out of 1st grade?
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2021
  9. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    2,255
    Maybe Hughes wasn't ready at that stage either. Remember Bellyache was swapping and changing his halves for a while there until Hughes finally stepped up.
     
  10. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    2,255
    Mate you seriously have underestimated their roster. You put Reynolds in that team right now and I wouldn't be surprised if they beat us tonight. That is one seriously talented group of players. They just don't have 80 minuets in them due to the lack of elite level and mature playmaking. Which lets them down big time in games.

    Yes they are young but like I said, first the playmaker and then you can assess what else needs to be added or subtracted to complete the puzzle. But a top 4 finish can happen straight away if Reynolds were there now.
     
  11. Gazzamatta

    Gazzamatta First Grade

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Messages:
    7,252
    Likes Received:
    3,523
    I'm hoping they played their GF last week. Talented yes, young yes, inexperienced yes. It will probably be a stretch to ask for a repeat of last week's effort tonight. Fingers crossed. They really surprised me V The Penny's.
     
  12. 84 Baby

    84 Baby Coach

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Messages:
    19,487
    Likes Received:
    7,910
    I think we’ve played this one properly. We don’t want to disgruntle him making him play poorly, but we also don’t want to give him his last payday and so there’s less incentive for him to play well. If we’re going to give him the extra year, I think it’d need to be heavily incentivised or as a club option.

    I’m comfortable giving Papali’i his role and if it came to it. And I think the club thinks the same way
     
    hineyrulz and TheRam like this.
  13. TheRam

    TheRam First Grade

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Messages:
    9,247
    Likes Received:
    2,255
    Yeah I agree, we are doing fine in the negotiating stakes thus far.
     
  14. Jake the snake

    Jake the snake Coach

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    14,439
    Likes Received:
    841
    All Brown wants is a 3 year contract but club is not budging from 2 years. He wants to stay. I think he’s worth 3
     
  15. 84 Baby

    84 Baby Coach

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Messages:
    19,487
    Likes Received:
    7,910
    If he plays like an uncaring, faulty handbrake for 3 years would you feel the same? I think he’s worth 2 but if he wants the 3rd we are right in asking for some risk mitigation
     
    Poupou Escobar likes this.
  16. Jake the snake

    Jake the snake Coach

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2003
    Messages:
    14,439
    Likes Received:
    841
    Here we have a player that actually puts his body on the line for the team, he’s worth it
     
  17. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    140,761
    Likes Received:
    7,174
    *Blake
     
  18. yy_cheng

    yy_cheng Coach

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    13,810
    Likes Received:
    464
    I knew wonga had some Asian in him
     
  19. Incorrect

    Incorrect First Grade

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2014
    Messages:
    7,351
    Likes Received:
    5,922
    Blake's going to make a play for Brown??!!

    Not that there's anything wrong with that....
     
  20. Poupou Escobar

    Poupou Escobar Post Whore

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    63,965
    Likes Received:
    12,482
    He was essentially dropped by Melbourne to fit Papenhuyzen into the starting team and save cap space. Brisbane were keen to pick up his contract for 2020, but he was obviously too young to cope with being the main man behind a badly beaten pack. He also had a shoulder injury last year. It all affected his confidence.
     

Share This Page