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Rumours (signings, sackings & other stuff)

Discussion in 'Wests Tigers' started by madunit, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Tigerm

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    He had a few elite players in his squad at the rabbits, I am happy to develop players, but we have been basically the worst side in the NRL for a decade and we should expect better.
    We are in this continually development mode, that goes nowhere, though finally we are looking at better players outside our system. But that maybe another couple of seasons for that to bear fruit.
    A quick back and a goal kicker is not too much to ask for surely.
     
  2. Tigerm

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    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...r/news-story/a75f573357d6860c3bcdbf979cb60023

    Even if Cam Smith leaves, the Storm will lose one of the NRL’s most promising No.9s

    Cameron Smith may or may not be wearing Melbourne’s purple colours on the field in season 2021.
    But whether he is or isn’t, Paul Kent says the Storm must ready themselves to lose one of the two young gun hookers the club wants desperately to keep.

    Brandon Smith and Harry Grant have both spent several years vying for the right to replace the 400-game legend in the club’s No.9 jumper once he walks away from it.


    Grant has been loaned to Wests Tigers this year but has committed to returning to the Victorian capital next season.

    Brandon Smith has remained in Melbourne and has been playing a bench role, lock, and prop positions as he awaits the starting hooker spot.

    They are two of the game’s outstanding young talents and the Storm would hope to keep them both.

    But Kent told NRL 360 that won’t be happening.

    “Even if Cameron does retire, and Harry goes back there next year, both of them won’t be there in 2022,” Kent said.

    NRL 360 panellist Lara Pitt explained why Brandon Smith could ultimately choose to leave the Storm.

    “Brandon wants to be the starting No.9 at Melbourne next year and then he wants to be the starting No.9 for New Zealand,” Pitt said.



    Brandon Smith has previously stated his desire to be an NRL starting hooker, although has always been happy to wait in line behind Smith.

    “Brandon Smith needs to play starting nine next year to get picked for the Kiwis at the World Cup in No.9,” Kent said.

    “In 2022 one of them will be at the Storm, not both.”

    There’s also constant speculation Queensland star Grant may want to ditch his Storm deal and remain at Concord, where he has enjoyed a breakout year and is in the fight for a Dally M Medal in his rookie season.
     
  3. The Silverdale Phantom

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    Yep. He publicised his disinterest. He went up there to see Latrell, but probably “ threw the arm over”.

    Titans paid too much for young fifi. I don’t think any player is worth more than 650 myself. We should have caps in these co vid times.
     
  4. The Charlatan

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    Apparently he is injured. Been playing with a strapped knee I think, now that Twal is back it gives Madge the luxury to rest him.
     
  5. The Silverdale Phantom

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    Twal is our factory big game player, he’d be one of a small handful of our players that would waltz into any side in the comp.

    He will be restless to get out there and reclaim his spot as lion of the effing den.

    He’s either on idle or turbo.

    He would have been watching the likes of Allo, Blore and Packer shifting gears and be chomping at the bit to take his rightful place at the absolute top of the heap.

    He was delivering A games when there was no hope.

    He has the heart of a Cameron McInness.

    Bring it on.
     
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    People like Fittler have never been fans.
     
  8. Tigerm

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    Yes, he didn't mention Easts & Souths?
     
  9. The Silverdale Phantom

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    I noticed that too.

    They get a bit of a high profile and then go on to say stupid and damaging things as some kind of dumb solution to something they don’t know about.

    A lot of them came out with co-vid advice in the early days, basically transplanting their own life experiences and circumstances onto others.

    Sorry Freddy, I am not a millionaire or keep lamas. I’m happy for you, but stfu and coach NSW and entertain on tv.

    Keep out of my clubs business please. Stay away from my engagement with the game.

    He’s one of scores of the overpaid, brain dead footy celeb heads.

    They also fall into league-speak and most of the same the same boring thing.
     
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    Deep thinker, that Fittler
     
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    No mention of the most obvious merger? Parramatta and Penrith?
    He's probably just parroting what his bum boy, Mitchell Moses, says.
     
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    Souths Alex Johnson is saying that contracts talk have broken down at Souths. Not sure what he's after, but would be worth a look I think. He'd be our quickest player if he came.
     
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    I don't see mergers happening, but I would like to see 2 X 12 team comps with a promotion & relegation system.
     
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    Have heard Fitler is a bum boy.
     
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    Other than a famous surname and a few trys at a nines tournament I just don't think he's anything special.
    I had the 'pleasure' of meeting a few of these dropkicks at a country carnival way back when. Mario Fenech was the only decent one. Just dont mention the time Benny got him sent off for biting his own arm.
     
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    It’s all meaningless if you don’t win, nothing much has changed.
     
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    That kick in behind he made for the try last night was a nice touch.
     
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    There looks to be bugger all in terms of forwards that would help us that are off contract this year unfortunately.

    I think we should look at Sandor Earl and Tyrone Roberts on short contracts.

    See if shaking up the backs helps a little.

    Next year might look like this:
    1 Talau
    2 Earl
    3 Doulei
    4 BJ
    5 Nofo
    6 Walters
    7 Roberts

    Bigger centers and faster on the wings.

    Im in the camp that thinks if Brooks hasnt made it now he never will.

    Maybe see if we can get that old Dogs back rower that can kick to?
     

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