Squad succession

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  1. T.S Quint

    T.S Quint First Grade

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    I haven’t seen enough of him to really form much of an opinion on what he can do.
    He does have plenty of speed. He has that going for him. Also he’s still young.

    Apart from that I dunno.
     
  2. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    Well, getting a bit bigger could help his confidence and thus choices in defense I guess. It's possible that I just saw a couple of his shockers.
     
  3. Happy MEel

    Happy MEel First Grade

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    ...and he has had his fair share of those.
     
  4. I'm a loser baby...

    I'm a loser baby... Referee

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    I should say that like most people I don't pay as much attention to defence. Maybe even more so in nines. So he might well still be shit at it. Tbf though, I don't think many are raving about him, just thinking he might become a first grader. Well he's top 30 so he better.
     
  5. emjaycee

    emjaycee First Grade

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    Lots of players off contract at the end of this year... wonder who we are chasing for 2021.
     
  6. Poupou Escobar

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    I reckon we're freeing up big bucks to throw at that Utoikamanu merkin. Contracts aren't worth the paper they're printed on.
     
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  7. Poupou Escobar

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    But really, the only positions we don't have covered for 2021 are hooker and edge forward. Unless Niukore will be playing on the left edge. If we retain Mahoney and Lane there's no room for any top 17 signing next year.
     
  8. Poupou Escobar

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    You reckon we might not be keeping Lane? Or he'll be moving into the middle?
     
  9. 84 Baby

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    #pokemonhouse
    #powersombrero

    If we sign them all, no one can have them
     
  10. emjaycee

    emjaycee First Grade

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    You think Lane is our best option to move to the middle?
     
  11. Poupou Escobar

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    I do. I think Matterson is a better edge forward.
     
  12. hineyrulz

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    I’m hoping Matto could be our cut price Wade Graham.
     
  13. Poupou Escobar

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    I'm hoping more for a Darren Treacy on overs!
     
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  14. parrathruandthru

    parrathruandthru Juniors

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    FFS Pou

    Shaun Lane agrees to terms with the Parramatta Eels
    Shaun Lane has agreed to terms for a three year deal with the Parramatta Eels which will see him play in the Blue and Gold until the end of the 2023 season.

    The towering second rower joined the Eels in 2019 and finished the season with the Jack Gibson NRL Coaches Award for best forward at the Ken Thornett Medal presentation.

    Eels CEO Jim Sarantinos said today’s signing was a welcome boost to the Club heading into Round 1.

    “Shaun has been great for the Club since joining us in 2019 and we are really pleased that he has decided to commit to the Club for the long term”, said Jim.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Eelementary

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    That is unreal news!
     
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  16. hineyrulz

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    Love you Laney!!!
     
  17. 84 Baby

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    What would be even better news is when this thread is kept up to date
     
  18. Gazzamatta

    Gazzamatta First Grade

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    Yep. My favorite Eels forward. Lets go Big Fella!
     
  19. strider

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    Wow. I honestly was expecting he might leave
     
  20. Poupou Escobar

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    ffslaney

    * = player option
    ¢ = club option
    ^ = development contract

    2020
    Utility: Salmon (21), Smith (28), Takairangi (31)
    Fullback: Gutherson
    W/C: Blake, Dunster (21), Ferguson, Heleta (25)^, G.Jennings (27), M.Jennings, Parry (21), Sivo
    Half: D.Brown, Moses
    Hooker: Davies (24), Mahoney (22), Schneider (20)^
    Edge forward: Davey (29), Gower (35), Lane, Matterson, Niukore
    Tight forward: Alvaro, N.Brown, Campbell-Gillard, Evans (28), Hughes^, Kaufusi, Paulo, Stone (23), Terepo (29), Utoikamanu (20)

    2021
    Utility: -
    Fullback: Gutherson
    W/C: Blake, Ferguson (31), M.Jennings (33), Sivo (28)
    Half: D.Brown, Moses
    Hooker: -
    Edge forward: Lane, Matterson, Niukore
    Tight forward: Alvaro (28) N.Brown (28)*, Campbell-Gillard, Hughes (20)^, Kaufusi, Paulo

    2022
    Utility: -
    Fullback: Gutherson (28)
    W/C: Blake
    Half: D.Brown, Moses (28)*
    Hooker: -
    Edge forward: Lane, Matterson (28)*, Niukore (26)
    Tight forward: Campbell-Gillard, Kaufusi (23), Paulo (29)

    2023
    Utility: -
    Fullback: -
    W/C: Blake (29)
    Half: D.Brown (23)
    Hooker: -
    Edge forward: Lane (29)
    Tight forward: Campbell-Gillard*

    2024
    Utility: -
    Fullback: -
    W/C: -
    Half: -
    Hooker: -
    Edge forward: -
    Tight forward: Campbell-Gillard (31)¢

    So we (officially) have 29 merkins in this year's top 30.
     
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