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Rocket Rod

Juniors
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I see Politis and Penn are already sniffing around to try and make their team a permanent selection for the Vegas teams for the next 4 years. At 4 teams a year for 5 years there is obviously the opportunity for all of the current teams to experience the Vegas trip - there may even be 20 teams in the NRL by then! You've had your turn Nick and Sean. Shut up and go away.
Mate who cares they think it was a success well I’m pretty sure it was just a week in Vegas. The crowd was made up of Aussie supporters who enjoyed a week there and the rest was mainly freebies although V’landys will never devulge the truth. The tv coverage over there was minimal and when live the nrl was kicked off in preference to college basketball.
It was a sideshow event at best.
 

Victoire

Juniors
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I initially thought it was a gimmicky notion and, knowing Vlandys, a cynical attempt to rope in some more gambling revenue (which it undoubtedly was). But the full-on cynicism faded while absorbing the event yesterday. I don't care what the Americans think necessarily, I just liked that it made the season opener into a big glittery event - rather than just the first Thursday night game of the year. It felt like a big deal. Everyone I encountered was talking about it. I enjoyed it... hope the Red V gets a crack at it at some stage
 

Rocket Rod

Juniors
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611
I initially thought it was a gimmicky notion and, knowing Vlandys, a cynical attempt to rope in some more gambling revenue (which it undoubtedly was). But the full-on cynicism faded while absorbing the event yesterday. I don't care what the Americans think necessarily, I just liked that it made the season opener into a big glittery event - rather than just the first Thursday night game of the year. It felt like a big deal. Everyone I encountered was talking about it. I enjoyed it... hope the Red V gets a crack at it at some stage
Yes it was all that and yes it would be good to have a week in Vegas supporting the red v😊
And we can just keep the whole thing in its perspective like magic round
 

Dragon David

First Grade
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good value with upside signing

Its all up to him now he is a team where he could tie down a spot in the 17

I am so suspicious of these signings by the Bulldogs. They should be known as the Bullshits. Without making a slur on where it is coming from and how the money is paid to these players, surely they must have reached the maximum amount of their cap well before now and their squad numbers of 30 reached ages ago? How in hell do they do it?

It has been said that the coffers at the Dragons are "overflowing" with funds (well maybe we have some left) and that we have reached our limit on the total number of guys of 30. Do we not want some better guys than what we have in our squad and if so, why haven't we paid some off so that we can get these "better" ones?

It just shows how brutal Phil Gould has been with his players. Will they be wondering if they are the next ones to be kicked out if they eff up?
 

Dragon David

First Grade
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Am I right with my count of the number of players in the Bulldogs squad being 31 in the list below?

BULLDOGS

2024 squad:
Bailey Biondi-Odo (2024), Blake Taaffe (2025), Blake Wilson (2024), Bronson Xerri (2025), Chris Patolo (2024), Connor Tracey (2026), Daniel Suluka-Fifita (2025), Drew Hutchison (2025), Hayze Perham (2024), Jackson Topine (2024), Jacob Kiraz (2027), Jacob Preston (2027), Jaeman Salmon (2025), Jake Turpin (2025), Jeral Skelton (2024), Jordan Samrani (2025), Josh Addo-Carr (2025), Josh Curran (2025), Karl Oloapu (2026), Kitione Kautoga (2025), Kurt Mann (2025), Liam Knight (2024), Matt Burton (2027), Max King (2024), Reed Mahoney (2026), Ryan Sutton (2025), Samuel Hughes (2026), Stephen Crichton (2027), Toby Sexton (2024), Viliame Kikau (2026), Zane Tetevano (2024)

Development players: Bailey Hayward (2025), Joseph O’Neill (2024), Joash Papalii (2025), Kurtis Morrin (2025), Poasa Faamausili (2024)

2024 gains: Daniel Suluka-Fifita (Rabbitohs), Connor Tracey (Sharks), Bronson Xerri (return from ban), Stephen Crichton (Panthers), Blake Taaffe (Rabbitohs), Jaeman Salmon (Panthers), Josh Curran (Warriors), Drew Hutchison (Roosters), Kurt Mann (Knights), Jake Turpin (Roosters), Poasa Faamausili (Dolphins)

Surely that isn't right and if so, they must be looking at getting rid of someone?
 

Dragon David

First Grade
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Have you counted Corey Allan, he was taken out for LL, same as the dogs will move a player out of the top 30 squad..
Thanks for your reply Ayios.
Here is our list of players in our squad for 2024 -
DRAGONS


2024 squad:
Alec Tu’itavake (2024), Ben Hunt (2025), Ben Murdoch-Masila (2024), Blake Lawrie (2026), Cody Ramsey (2024), Daniel Russell (2024, MO 2025), Francis Molo (2024), Hame Sele (2026), Jack de Belin (2024), Jack Bird (2024, MO 2025), Jacob Liddle (2025, MO 2026), Jaydn Su’A (2024), Jesse Marschke (2024), Kyle Flanagan (2025), Mathew Feagai (2024), Max Feagai (2024), Michael Molo (2024), Mikaele Ravalawa (2026), Moses Suli (2027), Paul Turner (2024), Raymond Faitala-Mariner (2025), Ryan Couchman (2025), Savelio Tamale (2024), Sione Finau (2025), Tom Eisenhuth (2024), Toby Couchman (2025), Tyrell Sloan (2024), Viliami Fifita (2025), Zac Lomax (2026), Christian Tuipulotu (2025), Luciano Leilua (2026)

Corey Allan not in the squad.
 

TheRev

First Grade
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to be fair, some of these minor guys contracts (such as Corey Allan being removed for 2024) fall between the cracks, they arent really publicised and zero tackle for example still has him here for 2024. I'm sure something similar would have happened at the dogs (only dodgier no doubt).
 

AyiosYiorgos

Coach
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qld redvee

Juniors
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Thanks for your reply Ayios.
Here is our list of players in our squad for 2024 -
DRAGONS


2024 squad:
Alec Tu’itavake (2024), Ben Hunt (2025), Ben Murdoch-Masila (2024), Blake Lawrie (2026), Cody Ramsey (2024), Daniel Russell (2024, MO 2025), Francis Molo (2024), Hame Sele (2026), Jack de Belin (2024), Jack Bird (2024, MO 2025), Jacob Liddle (2025, MO 2026), Jaydn Su’A (2024), Jesse Marschke (2024), Kyle Flanagan (2025), Mathew Feagai (2024), Max Feagai (2024), Michael Molo (2024), Mikaele Ravalawa (2026), Moses Suli (2027), Paul Turner (2024), Raymond Faitala-Mariner (2025), Ryan Couchman (2025), Savelio Tamale (2024), Sione Finau (2025), Tom Eisenhuth (2024), Toby Couchman (2025), Tyrell Sloan (2024), Viliami Fifita (2025), Zac Lomax (2026), Christian Tuipulotu (2025), Luciano Leilua (2026)

Corey Allan not in the squad.
But cody ramsey is,, but we have already taken him out for medical reasons
 
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