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Mate James Hardie will transform us. They are a huge company and they'll have contacts don't worry about that. In 5yrs we are going to transform into a powerhouse.
I'd say this company wants a more well spoken leader. And one who wears shoes etc. This will be a big part in who we pick as coach.
Exciting times ahead.
Maybe they will. They are large. They are also a company that shifted their domicile to the Netherlands to attempt to avoid paying their full dues to the victims of their products.
 

Delboy

First Grade
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Think of equal importance going forward is the ability to identify and recruit younger players to the team. Clubs like Canberra and even Tigpies are looking to reinvigorate their teams, as have Dogs, we will get left behind if there is not some decent improvement in that area.

Soon as the new coach is in place, then the next step would be a deep dive into our juniors and depth, that is an area which seems to have fallen in the last few years, it seems at the younger level there are some promising prospects. That needs to be a strong focus going into 2025, strong recruitment , identification of our own juniors, retention without multiple options , and speed to combat the change in the game.
 

TheCrowe

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Agree. But imo you don't ever win comps this way. Only win them via a good representation of juniors or players needing a chance rather then buying established stars. Just my opinion but.
Not so much if a juniors manager bends you over to pay overs.
The advantage of juniors is you get them at a junior price.
He is older but compare the performance of David Armstrong to Talagi. Armstrong is a ready to go NRL fullback likely for less money.
 
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hindy111

Post Whore
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Think of equal importance going forward is the ability to identify and recruit younger players to the team. Clubs like Canberra and even Tigpies are looking to reinvigorate their teams, as have Dogs, we will get left behind if there is not some decent improvement in that area.

Soon as the new coach is in place, then the next step would be a deep dive into our juniors and depth, that is an area which seems to have fallen in the last few years, it seems at the younger level there are some promising prospects. That needs to be a strong focus going into 2025, strong recruitment , identification of our own juniors, retention without multiple options , and speed to combat the change in the game.

Ones with speed did you say Delboy?
 

Poupou Escobar

Post Whore
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Yea I know mate, we can’t get wealthy sponsors.
All sponsors are wealthy, even Aland. But do we think the front of jersey is worth more now just because James Hardie is paying for it? The club isn’t exactly flying as high as it was a couple of years ago.
 

Poupou Escobar

Post Whore
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Agree. But imo you don't ever win comps this way. Only win them via a good representation of juniors or players needing a chance rather then buying established stars. Just my opinion but.
The benefit of having juniors in your NRL side is that you get them cheaper. If they’re going to demand overs to stay there isn’t much point. You might as well pay overs to someone who is at least ready for first grade.
 

Poupou Escobar

Post Whore
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Mate James Hardie will transform us. They are a huge company and they'll have contacts don't worry about that. In 5yrs we are going to transform into a powerhouse.
I'd say this company wants a more well spoken leader. And one who wears shoes etc. This will be a big part in who we pick as coach.
Exciting times ahead.
I hope you’re right mate
 

hindy111

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The benefit of having juniors in your NRL side is that you get them cheaper. If they’re going to demand overs to stay there isn’t much point. You might as well pay overs to someone who is at least ready for first grade.

Not only that. It builds a connection. Like your first job or root. It means a bit more
 

84 Baby

Referee
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All sponsors are wealthy, even Aland. But do we think the front of jersey is worth more now just because James Hardie is paying for it? The club isn’t exactly flying as high as it was a couple of years ago.
As others have pointed out and you know full well, what anyone is paying for jersey sponsorship is just cash to the club. The real potential benefit is the connections they can provide to help further legal TPAs and perceived benefits. Is James Hardie going to transform the club in that regard? Maybe, maybe not, but it’s also likely they will be able to more so than Aland or at least build on what Aland can also provide
 
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