Shaun Nona the BRONCO

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  1. Overseas dragon

    Overseas dragon Juniors

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    Well Mr mcgregor you chose to leave this very good player in siberia .now watch him make a name for himself under BENNETT .I'm sure J . D had a large say in this signing
     
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    Who cares, hasn’t played for anyone yet
     
  3. Crush

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    OK, Ill hold you to that. Ill watch closely to see if he makes a name for himself at the Broncos. I will check back in after 15-20 rounds when he a still hasn't played 1st grade........STILL
     
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    The point I'm trying to make is Mcgregor never once tried Nona in first grade even though he had a very good all round game including a very nice short kicking game one game he forced I think 7 or 8 line drop outs .and was never tried once I'm not saying hes a star but injury should have given him an opportunity but because J. D liked Nona ,Mary never used him .........
     
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    Will be interesting to see him and havili this year. I expect Nona will not see much 1st grade though - maybe origin
     
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  6. John moz

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    Mary tossed the coin and went heads with mcrone.What a waisted year again he had nona on a 1 year and released him half way into the season.
     
  7. Crush

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    Because he was rubbish......
     
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  8. Saint_JimmyG

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    You're forgetting Nona was also on Melbourne's books, and Bellamy - apparently, a good coach - did not use him either.

    He is reserve grade material only, and won't play a single first grade for Brisbane (even during the Origin period...he'll be 29 this year FFS!).
     
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  9. Dennis Papaioannou

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    To add weight to your argument - McGregor didn't use him even when Widdop was injured.
    We had a highly skilled specialist 5/8 available to fill in for Widdop and we left him wallowing in reserve grade while we used non specialists as stop gaps.
    I agree with you that all Nona needed was a chance which he never got.
    Wouldn't surprise me if he does well at the Broncos.
     
  10. Overseas dragon

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    Thank you Dennis as he has a good kicking game which nikorima doesn't he may get a chance we shall see I guess .......
     
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    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    perhaps you should use more CAPITALS then..?

    that may get your point ACROSS?
     
  12. Dragsters

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    Yep and if he does get a crack at the donkeys and he turns out better than McGroan at least, then the salient point re marys lack of vision, will be laid bare for all to see... (pun intended)
     
  13. Walpole

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    Who cares about Nona? We have the great Darren Nicholls. Their NRL records are remarkably similar.
     
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  14. Crush

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    And if he doesn't?
     
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    What was Mc Crone???
     
  16. Crush

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    McCrone was a 140 game NRL veteran....
     
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    dragonssamy61 First Grade

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    Nona plays what's in front of him, that's probably the reason he can't make a team that's very structured and micro-managed. Very skillful all rounder in attack and defence just not as malleable as McCrone and others who do what they're told. It's a shame, I always wanted him to get a crack at firsts just to see how he went. Didn't JD call him " the best player never to play first grade ". I'll defer to JD on that one.
     
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    It would have been nice if Nona had gotten a go in first grade especially given how long McCrone was there but then people would have been shitty that he got a run over Field. Guy was on a hiding to nothing and I doubt he'll get a run at the Broncos unless Nikorima and Milford fail spectacularly. Even then, he's got to get through Jack Bird.
     

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