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Squad succession

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Poupou Escobar, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. TheRam

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    Not really an answer, but you already know that.
     
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    For one I wouldn't start the negotiations now, I wouldn't want to upset their focus away from their current Premiership campaign and it also allows the club to see how they handle the pressure of the finals series. But I would then during the off season start to make tentative moves and see where they eventually lead.

    Remember, just like the Roosters, players don't want to leave a successful happy club environment where they are playing well and have all their mates and everything is working for them. And just like the Roosters most would be willing to forgo going into the open market if they feel you are close enough to their market value, without it being in the ridiculous money category that a weak club generally will throw at them, but then have a shit roster to play with and win fu*k all and play like crap.

    Smart operators like the Roosters have learnt from their mistakes and negotiate early with their best talent. Dumb arse operators like the Broncos leave their best to last and then that talent gets mesmerised by larger numbers and leaves.
     
  3. Spooner

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    Some movement in the Top 30 squad I’m the coming week/s - but not sure if it is attributed to the loan situation.
     
  4. Gronk

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    FFS ! Sharing is caring !
     
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    It's an answer that makes my point. If the club is married to any one player whom we need to sign/retain at any cost we will end up paying overs for him. We need to be planning to replace Moses in case some more desperate club is up for a bidding war.
     
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    Whats the new cut off date Spoons?
     
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  8. TheRam

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    That is a given, we should always be planning to improve or shore up our roster, but we should also be preparing to sign our halves up long term prior to their final year or else all hell breaks out with crazy offers.
     
  9. 84 Baby

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    Spill merkin, cause I’ve heard a rumour that made me mcgroan
     
  10. I'm a loser baby...

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    Josh McGroan?
     
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    I don’t remember.
     
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    Looked inside to me. Couldn't believe the carry on by the commentators. Although Ennis.
     
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    Ennis liked to whinge on and off the field, nothings changed
     
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    Ennis and Bwaif were embarrassing on Sunday, it’s no issue to have a soft spot for a team you played for, but that was Gus like in its cringe worthiness.
     
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    FFS

     
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    Anyone got the rundown on Sam Hughes?

    never heard of him? What position does he play?
     
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    So according to the ParraEels website, we already have a squad of 30 without Hughes, 5 who are yet to play FG this year (Smith, Dunster, Rankin, Salmon and Davies). So unless Dunster is still classified as a development player, in order for Hughes to be slotted into the top 30, someone has to have been released.

    Dunster was named in the 19 last week, however development players can be played in FG now so maybe he is still on a development contract.

    EDIT: Just found an article from November 2019 that listed Hughes, Stefano and Davies as development players so maybe Davies still is, even though he has his profile on the Team page.
     
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    Jai Field is D6 from memory
     
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    Did they bring the eligibility for D6 to play FG forward by as much as 9 weeks? It has normally been round 17 but Field replaced Moses in round 8.
     

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