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Topic: NRL Season 2018
Posted By: Passing Through
Subject: NRL Season 2018
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 11:53am


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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 11:55am
The favorites are off to a bad start


Sydney Roosters star Luke Keary breaks jaw during training

Adrian Proszenko

Published: January 31 2018 - 9:56PM

Luke Keary has broken his jaw at training in a blow that will prevent the Roosters from trialling the new-look halves pairing with Cooper Cronk ahead of the NRL season kick off.

Keary has had a plate inserted after sustaining the injury during a physical field session. The setback is expected to sideline the premiership-winning pivot for up to four weeks, ruling him out of any of the club's trial matches.

However, Keary is expected to be fit for the opening round clash against Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium.

The Roosters are the premiership favourites after adding James Tedesco and Cooper Cronk to an already star-studded line up.

Cronk and Keary will be the tri-colours' new halves pairing after Mitchell Pearce was released to Newcastle, but fans will have to wait to see the combination in action.

This story was found at:  http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/sydney-roosters-star-luke-keary-breaks-jaw-during-training-20180131-h0rjzh.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/sydney-roosters-star-luke-keary-breaks-jaw-during-training-20180131-h0rjzh.html



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Posted By: marble
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 9:26pm
cowboys look awesome - best halves in the game and big ripping forward pack. If JT stays fit they win


Posted By: Shrunk in the Wash
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 7:46am
Knights, Dragons, Bunnies & Eels will be the big improvers


Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 9:41am
I'm sure the Roosters will survive, they do work on a 20 million cap

Eels will finish top 4 again, they had a big year last year

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Posted By: Tlazolteotl
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 9:56am
Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:



I'm a maths dud when it comes to working out market percentages, and much more math too, but that looks a supremely scungy market to me.


Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 7:10pm

Bryce Cartwright granted immediate release by Penrith to join Gold Coast Titans

Phil Rothfield, The Daily Telegraph
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/titans/bryce-cartwright-granted-immediate-release-by-penrith-to-join-gold-coast-titans/news-story/f9fe96073aeeb073780c2f207ad43084" rel="nofollow - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/titans/bryce-cartwright-granted-immediate-release-by-penrith-to-join-gold-coast-titans/news-story/f9fe96073aeeb073780c2f207ad43084


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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 7:12pm
Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:



I'm a maths dud when it comes to working out market percentages, and much more math too, but that looks a supremely scungy market to me.

122% I believe...not too bad


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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 7:22pm
Confirmed player moves for the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership season.

Broncos

Ins: Jack Bird (Sharks), Andre Savelio (Warrington Wolves), Patrick Mogo (Cowboys)

Outs: Ben Hunt (Dragons), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers), Tautau Moga (Knights), Jai Arrow (Titans), Herman Ese'ese (Knights), Francis Molo (released) , Adam Blair (Warriors)

Raiders

Ins: Charlie Gubb (Warriors), Liam Knight (Roosters), Sam Williams (Wakefield Trinity), Michael Oldfield (Panthers), Brad Abbey (Bulldogs), Sitiveni Moceidreke (Rabbitohs) Craig Garvey (Bulldogs), Siliva Havili (Dragons)

Outs: Jordan Turner (Huddersfield Giants), Dave Taylor (Toronto Wolfpack), Scott Sorensen (Sharks), Lachlan Croker (Sea Eagles), Clay Priest (Bulldogs), Adam Clydsdale (released), Erin Clark (released) 

Bulldogs

Ins: Kieran Foran (Warriors), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers), Fa'amanu Brown (Sharks), Ofahiki Ogden (Warriors), Jeremy Marshall-King (Wests Tigers), Clay Priest (Raiders), Mason Cerruto (Panthers)

Outs: James Graham (Dragons), Josh Reynolds (Wests Tigers), Sam Kasiano (Storm), Tyrone Phillips (released), Craig Garvey (Raiders), Richie Kennar (Rabbitohs), Brad Abbey (Raiders), Tyrone Phillips (Panthers)

Sharks

Ins: Josh Dugan (Dragons), Aaron Gray (Rabbitohs), Ava Seumanufagai (Wests Tigers), Scott Sorensen (Raiders), Braden Uele (Cowboys), Matt Moylan (Panthers)

Outs: Jack Bird (Broncos), Gerard Beale (Warriors), Fa'amanu Brown (Bulldogs), Daniel Mortimer (Leigh Centurions), Manaia Cherrington (Warriors), Jordan Drew (released), Jeremy Latimore (Dragons), Chris Heighington (Knights), James Maloney (Panthers)

Titans

Ins: Jai Arrow (Broncos), Brendan Elliot (Knights), Keegan Hipgrave (Broncos), Mitch Rein (Panthers), Leilani Latu (Panthers)

Outs: Chris McQueen (Wests Tigers), Leivaha Pulu (Warriors), Tyrone Roberts (Warrington Wolves), Tyler Cornish (released), Nathaniel Peteru (Leeds Rhinos), Paterika Vaivai (Leigh Centurions), Daniel Vidot (retired), Brenton Lawrence (retired), Jarryd Hayne (released)

Sea Eagles

Ins: Toafofoa Sipley (Warriors), Jack Gosiewski (Rabbitohs), Lachlan Croker (Raiders)

Outs: Brenton Lawrence (retired), Steve Matai (retired), Brett Stewart (retired), Blake Green (Warriors), Pita Godinet (Wests Tigers)

Storm

Ins: Sam Kasiano (Bulldogs), Ryan Hoffman (Warriors), Patrick Kaufusi (Cowboys), Sandor Earl (unattached), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Wests Tigers), Billy Walters (Brisbane Easts), Cooper Johns (Sea Eagles), Kayleb Milne (NZ rugby)

Outs: Cooper Cronk (Roosters), Tohu Harris (Warriors), Jordan McLean (Cowboys), Robbie Rochow (Wests Tigers), Jesse Arthars (Rabbitohs), Slade Griffin (Knights), Mark Nicholls (Rabbitohs)

Knights

Ins: Kalyn Ponga (Cowboys), Connor Watson (Roosters), Aidan Guerra (Roosters), Tautau Moga (Broncos), Herman Ese'ese (Broncos), Slade Griffin (Storm), Jacob Lillyman (Warriors), Chris Heighington (Sharks), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters)

Outs: Dane Gagai (Rabbitohs), Rory Kostjasyn (retired), Sam Mataora (retired), Mickey Paea (Hull FC), Anthony Tupou (retired), Joe Wardle (Castleford Tigers), Josh Starling (retired), Jack Stockwell (released), Pauli Pauli (released), Jaelen Feeney (released), Peter Mata'utia (Leigh Centurions), David Bhana (released), Tyler Randell (Wakefield Trinity), Chanel Mata'utia (released)

Cowboys

Ins: Carlin Anderson (Townsville Blackhawks), Jordan McLean (Storm)

Outs: Kalyn Ponga (Knights), Ray Thompson (retired), Patrick Kaufusi (Storm), Braden Uele (Sharks), Patrick Mogo (Broncos)

Eels

Ins: Kane Evans (Roosters)

Outs: Semi Radradra (rugby union), Isaac De Gois (retired), Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC), James Hasson (released), Jeff Robson (retired)

Panthers

Ins: Tyrone Phillips (Bulldogs), James Maloney (Sharks)

Outs: Sitaleki Akauola (Warrington Wolves), Zach Dockar-Clay (Hull Kingston Rovers), Peta Hiku (Warrington Wolves), Samisoni Langi (Leigh Centurions), Darren Nicholls (Dragons), Matt Moylan (Sharks), Mitch Rein (Titans), Leilani Latu (Titans), Mason Cerruto (Bulldogs)

Rabbitohs 

Ins: Dane Gagai (Knights), Jesse Arthars (Storm), Mark Nicholls (Storm), Richie Kennar (Bulldogs)

Outs: Bryson Goodwin (Leigh Centurions), Aaron Gray (Sharks), David Tyrrell (released), Anthony Cherrington (released), Luke Kelly (released), Dane Nielsen (released), Jack Gosiewski (Sea Eagles), Sitiveni Moceidreke (Raiders)

Dragons

Ins: James Graham (Bulldogs), Ben Hunt (Broncos), Jeremy Latimore (Sharks), Darren Nicholls (Panthers), Mitch Allgood (Wakefield Trinity)

Outs: Josh Dugan (Sharks), Russell Packer (Wests Tigers), Mose Masoe (Hull Kingston Rovers), Will Matthews (Widnes Vikings), Tyrone McCarthy (Salford Red Devils), Taane Milne (Wests Tigers), Josh McCrone (Toronto Wolfpack), Drew Hutchison (Leigh Centurions), Siliva Havili (Raiders)

Roosters

Ins: James Tedesco (Wests Tigers), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Reece Robinson (NSW Waratahs)

Outs: Kane Evans (Eels), Aidan Guerra (Knights), Connor Watson (Knights), Liam Knight (Raiders), Paul Carter (released), Mitchell Pearce (Knights)

Warriors 

Ins: Tohu Harris (Storm), Gerard Beale (Sharks), Leivaha Pulu (Titans), Manaia Cherrington (Sharks), Adam Blair (Broncos), Peta Hiku (Warrington Wolves), Matiu Love-Henry (Norths Devils), Blake Green (Sea Eagles)

Outs: Kieran Foran (Bulldogs), Manu Vatuvei (Salford Red Devils), Ben Matulino (Wests Tigers), Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC), Charlie Gubb (Raiders), Toafofoa Sipley (Sea Eagles), Ryan Hoffman (Storm), Jacob Lillyman (Knights), Bodene Thompson (Leigh Centurions)

Wests Tigers

Ins: Josh Reynolds (Bulldogs), Benji Marshall (Broncos), Russell Packer (Dragons), Ben Matulino (Warriors), Chris McQueen (Titans), Mahe Fonua (Hull FC), Taane Milne (Dragons), Robbie Rochow (Storm), Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings), Pita Godinet (Sea Eagles)

Outs: James Tedesco (Roosters), Aaron Woods (Bulldogs), Matt Ballin (retired), Joel Edwards (released), Justin Hunt (retired), Jack Littlejohn (released), Kyle Lovett (released), Jordan Rankin (Huddersfield Giants), Ava Seumanufagai (Sharks), Jeremy Marshall-King (Bulldogs)

 



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Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 9:42am
Storm $1.22 to make the 8

They should be shorter than Winx

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Posted By: Shrunk in the Wash
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 9:59am
Warriors look specials to get the spoon I reckon. Presently $7.50


Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 10:22am
Warriors might surprise and come 2nd last

I think the Raiders are a big chance of the spoon

Hooker is out for 20 weeks, forwards are too big not mobile enough, Tapine is the best mobile forward and he comes off the bench, only 2 good backs ( Rapana and Cotic) while Leilua wants to fight every time he runs,fullback is woeful, Croker is ok but nothing special and the 6/7 are too hot and cold

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Posted By: Heavy10
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 10:33am
Roosters Top 4 $1.80 looks fair price


Posted By: Heavy10
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 10:34am
Originally posted by TIGER TIGER wrote:

Storm $1.22 to make the 8

They should be shorter than Winx


Cows $1.25 good price too


Posted By: Shrunk in the Wash
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 12:43pm
Pity you can't take multis in this stuff


Posted By: maccamax
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 12:47pm
I thought they would be grid iron teams with a rapper as the attraction.

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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 1:42pm
I'm a mad Panther supporter. However, am just about ready to give up on them. Both Gould & Griffin have a lot of explaining to do. So much for the laying down the foundations for a dynasty that they rattled on about a few years ago. Fell into the semis last year & struggled to score a point - yet they have a bloke like Moylan sitting in the grandstands fully fit & wanting to play. Never seen that happen before in my life. Then they end up swapping him for Maloney ( did they really expect to keep hiim after the way he was treated). Now Maloney is a great footballer - but really he is coming to the end of his career. Moylan is destined to be a superstar. They also let go of Martin half way through the season to the Cowboys....& he played strongly......& now they lose Cartwight to the Titans. Just as well they have the biggest nursery in the NRL because they are going to need them the way they are burning them up. Really jacked off with them !

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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 1:49pm
Also not convinced the Roosters deserve to be favourites. Have a feeling when things get a bit tough a few players will remember some of the underhanded off-season decisions taken by the management.

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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 1:55pm
& am predicting a shocker for Canberra. Stuart's coaching style wears thin pretty quickly. He has a habit of spitting the dummy when things don't go his way so I expect some fireworks from him this year. It will be everyone else's fault - refs , players , management. No one should ever forget the way he treated Parra - talk about promising the world & delivering bugger all !

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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 2:01pm
I think the Newcastle Roosters are overs at $31

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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 2:04pm
Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

I think the Newcastle Roosters are overs at $31
Yes - they have the best "feeder" team in the comp

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Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 2:59pm
I'm more interested in why Bellamy cottoned on to this overweight ambling alp and would be thug Kasiano, although I'm not a bulldog fan I had a lot of time for Des but he could only get 18 minutes a half out of this bloke, he's better of playing water polo with that big mitt of his, inflatable help off course.


Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 3:17pm
Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:

I'm more interested in why Bellamy cottoned on to this overweight ambling alp and would be thug Kasiano, although I'm not a bulldog fan I had a lot of time for Des but he could only get 18 minutes a half out of this bloke, he's better of playing water polo with that big mitt of his, inflatable help off course.

Have you seen big Sam lately?

24 kg lighter in 3 months


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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 3:22pm


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Posted By: Gettingbigger
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 3:42pm
Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:

I'm more interested in why Bellamy cottoned on to this overweight ambling alp and would be thug Kasiano, although I'm not a bulldog fan I had a lot of time for Des but he could only get 18 minutes a half out of this bloke, he's better of playing water polo with that big mitt of his, inflatable help off course.

Kasiano a would be thug ? seriously ? he's just a big unit , under Des he wasn't allowed to be lean and mean if you recall the start of last season Kasiano had trimmed down for his wedding to about what he looks like now but when the season started Des told him he needed to bulk up that's why he could only get 20 mins a game , I reckon he will have a great year under Bellamy.


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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 3:51pm
He is only 27. Being more mobile now his best years should be still in front of him

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Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 3:54pm
Originally posted by Gettingbigger Gettingbigger wrote:

Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:

I'm more interested in why Bellamy cottoned on to this overweight ambling alp and would be thug Kasiano, although I'm not a bulldog fan I had a lot of time for Des but he could only get 18 minutes a half out of this bloke, he's better of playing water polo with that big mitt of his, inflatable help off course.


Kasiano a would be thug ? seriously ? he's just a big unit , under Des he wasn't allowed to be lean and mean if you recall the start of last season Kasiano had trimmed down for his wedding to about what he looks like now but when the season started Des told him he needed to bulk up that's why he could only get 20 mins a game , I reckon he will have a great year under Bellamy.

I seen him do a few last year that weren't quite kosher, maybe we see things in a diferrent light, Des is not a mug so why would he want him to bulk up just to get 20 mins e/w, so he's lost 24 kg well must had it there to lose, lets see what the new season brings.


Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 3:59pm
He was 142 kg at Canterbury and just a short impact battering ram

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Posted By: Gettingbigger
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 4:05pm
Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

He was 142 kg at Canterbury and just a short impact battering ram

Exactly that's what Des wanted . 


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Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 4:12pm
Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

He was 142 kg at Canterbury and just a short impact battering ram

Ok Ok, maybe I was a hit harsh on him, but I won't retract my thug comment because I saw what I saw, why would a coach let a man get this big 142 kg, seriously this could have ended in a sad way, well it backfired and des is not there , so much for his input on this player, anyhow good luck to him.


Posted By: Gettingbigger
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 4:14pm
Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:

Originally posted by Gettingbigger Gettingbigger wrote:

Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:

I'm more interested in why Bellamy cottoned on to this overweight ambling alp and would be thug Kasiano, although I'm not a bulldog fan I had a lot of time for Des but he could only get 18 minutes a half out of this bloke, he's better of playing water polo with that big mitt of his, inflatable help off course.


Kasiano a would be thug ? seriously ? he's just a big unit , under Des he wasn't allowed to be lean and mean if you recall the start of last season Kasiano had trimmed down for his wedding to about what he looks like now but when the season started Des told him he needed to bulk up that's why he could only get 20 mins a game , I reckon he will have a great year under Bellamy.

I seen him do a few last year that weren't quite kosher, maybe we see things in a diferrent light, Des is not a mug so why would he want him to bulk up just to get 20 mins e/w, so he's lost 24 kg well must had it there to lose, lets see what the new season brings.

Agree we all see things different , I'm sure there will be plenty of times we won't agree on some of the things that happen on the footy field , long season ahead looking forward to the banter Wink 


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Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 4:26pm
Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

I'm a mad Panther supporter. However, am just about ready to give up on them. Both Gould & Griffin have a lot of explaining to do. So much for the laying down the foundations for a dynasty that they rattled on about a few years ago. Fell into the semis last year & struggled to score a point - yet they have a bloke like Moylan sitting in the grandstands fully fit & wanting to play. Never seen that happen before in my life. Then they end up swapping him for Maloney ( did they really expect to keep hiim after the way he was treated). Now Maloney is a great footballer - but really he is coming to the end of his career. Moylan is destined to be a superstar. They also let go of Martin half way through the season to the Cowboys....& he played strongly......& now they lose Cartwight to the Titans. Just as well they have the biggest nursery in the NRL because they are going to need them the way they are burning them up. Really jacked off with them !


Blame the lot on Gould, he is the one coaching the team, he shafted Cleary because Ivan wanted full control but Gus still wanted to have his say

As for Moylan, the guy has a massive ego and his attitude is terrible, I rate the guy who took his spot last year more than him.

Cartwright is good in attack at times but his defence is woeful, again that Corey kid who took his spot last year can run a line and defend.

Penrith should have done everything to keep Latu, he was a good young player.

Wait until the Roosters poach Mansour next season, that's when Penrith will riot


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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 4:36pm
Originally posted by TIGER TIGER wrote:

Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

I'm a mad Panther supporter. However, am just about ready to give up on them. Both Gould & Griffin have a lot of explaining to do. So much for the laying down the foundations for a dynasty that they rattled on about a few years ago. Fell into the semis last year & struggled to score a point - yet they have a bloke like Moylan sitting in the grandstands fully fit & wanting to play. Never seen that happen before in my life. Then they end up swapping him for Maloney ( did they really expect to keep hiim after the way he was treated). Now Maloney is a great footballer - but really he is coming to the end of his career. Moylan is destined to be a superstar. They also let go of Martin half way through the season to the Cowboys....& he played strongly......& now they lose Cartwight to the Titans. Just as well they have the biggest nursery in the NRL because they are going to need them the way they are burning them up. Really jacked off with them !


Blame the lot on Gould, he is the one coaching the team, he shafted Cleary because Ivan wanted full control but Gus still wanted to have his say

As for Moylan, the guy has a massive ego and his attitude is terrible, I rate the guy who took his spot last year more than him.

Cartwright is good in attack at times but his defence is woeful, again that Corey kid who took his spot last year can run a line and defend.

Penrith should have done everything to keep Latu, he was a good young player.

Wait until the Roosters poach Mansour next season, that's when Penrith will riot
Fair enough Tiger. Maybe Moylan has a big ego - not the only footballer with one of them. Still no reason not to have in the team for the finals. For me that was an absolute disgrace - watching them unable to put any attacking plays together in the opposition 25 - only to have Moylan sitting healthy in the grandstand. I mean to make it worse he was their captain earlier in the season & had been promoted as the player to start their "dynasty". I mean seriously - the supporters deserve some sort of explanation.

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Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 4:38pm
Yeah , all good gettingbigger, two things I noticed on the 2018 roster, Dan Gagai to the bunnies, how did the Newcastle roosters let him go? and another thug gone D Taylor. to Toronto Wolfpack, I hope the half backs over there are bigger than the ones he put late shots on here, freeze ya plums of fella.


Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 4:40pm
& re Cartwright. He was exposed defensively when they tried to make him a bloody five eight. One on one out in the open he was very suspect. As a forward he was reasonable - not so susceptible to the zip, zip men

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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 4:47pm
Will be interesting to see how Foran goes. Got to be his last chance of getting a big $ contract. Both Parra & Warriors got their fingers burnt. Funny how some footy players always seem to have a lot of issues. You would almost think it was more than bad luck LOL

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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 4:49pm
I think the Bunnies are too overladen with bulky Burgi carioca. 

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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 4:55pm
& that Sandor Earl is back after his 4 year spell. Think the penalty hew copped was a bit stiff. Been in Thailand running a gym & selling health foods. Apparently now done a knee. Anyhow he is with the best club (Melbourne) to try to re-invent himself. Bellamy is a master at it.

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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 5:00pm
& Latrell Mitchell being talked about as the Roosters "X Factor" this year. Doubt he will live up to those wraps !

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Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 5:04pm
Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:


Will be interesting to see how Foran goes. Got to be his last chance of getting a big $ contract. Both Parra & Warriors got their fingers burnt. Funny how some footy players always seem to have a lot of issues. You would almost think it was more than bad luck LOL

A steely mentality and.....application, application, and application 1-1 lol, but the lyrics in the song by k.d.lang. my old addiction has changed the wiring in my brain, may suffice.


Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 5:11pm
Think the Dragons are good value at $2 to make the eight. Probably cannot win the comp - however they have a good coach & solid roster. Sort of team that I think will be consistent with a no frills playing style.

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Posted By: VOYAGER
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 5:29pm
As a Canberra fan I can say, when Hodgson was injured last yer, I ripped my premiership tickets up. I know there is a good half in Seizer, and just hope he takes control of the team now Hodgson is out.

I think Souths are way unders. They do not have a team capable of winning a comp, and if you have Inglis in your tam, he needs to get the ball as much as posssibe, and not sure that will be the case in the centres.

Can not see Brisbane improving, and I think they overachieved last year so they could be one to drop from the eight. 

The Warriors look a shambles. The Tigers have lost their two bet payers and it might seem stupid, but that could make them a better team overall. The Knights obviously to move up from the bottom.

Parra have to overcome the Hayne hissy fits and disharmony atmosphere. Looks a good option at centre with Fench on the wing and Gutherson t the back. The Dragons have lost Dugan and Packer, but the addition of Graham and Hunt will give them one of the best forward packs when you add Vaughan, Frizeell and Jack D. Think they will still come up short attacking wise, but they are a well drilled defensive team so they should make the eight.

Penrith have lost a lot of talent. Moylan te obvious, but I had Latu in my suercoach team last year and he will be a huge asset for the Titans alongside Ryan James and Jarrod Wallace. I think the Panthers have got one or maybe two years to win their premiership and with that in mind, Maloney is the perfect buy.

I tipped the Titans to win the minor premiership last year, but the injuries showed their lak of depth. Similar scene this year. The addition of Latu, and the departure of Hayne, now gives Ashley Taylor full control of the team. If they can have a better run injury wise they can win enough matchs to make the eight.

Cronulla, Storm, Cowboys and Roosters all look top eight locks.

For me Manly are the team I can not get a gauge on. Last year they were very good at times, and then put in a couple of shocking performances. If Korisou can keep improving and the Trobojvec's can stay healthy, then they should be in the scrap for 6th, 7th and 8th.

The Bulldogs have made th right decision wit Mbye, fullback is his place. It gives the team a more balanced look and if Woods and Klemmer can provide the go forward they could finish top eight but  have them in twelfth.  

 


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Posted By: Gettingbigger
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 9:33pm
Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

Will be interesting to see how Foran goes. Got to be his last chance of getting a big $ contract. Both Parra & Warriors got their fingers burnt. Funny how some footy players always seem to have a lot of issues. You would almost think it was more than bad luck LOL

Gotta admit I didn't think he was the best buy for the dogs , he's here and looks to be in a good place so hope for us it's worth the gamble , on his game he's a quality player.


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Posted By: Gettingbigger
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 9:36pm
Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

& Latrell Mitchell being talked about as the Roosters "X Factor" this year. Doubt he will live up to those wraps !

Thought he would struggle a bit last year being compared to GI.
Definitely has ability and with time could be a very good player as long as he can keep his mind on the job.


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Posted By: Sneck
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 11:01pm
Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

Originally posted by TIGER TIGER wrote:

Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

I'm a mad Panther supporter. However, am just about ready to give up on them. Both Gould & Griffin have a lot of explaining to do. So much for the laying down the foundations for a dynasty that they rattled on about a few years ago. Fell into the semis last year & struggled to score a point - yet they have a bloke like Moylan sitting in the grandstands fully fit & wanting to play. Never seen that happen before in my life. Then they end up swapping him for Maloney ( did they really expect to keep hiim after the way he was treated). Now Maloney is a great footballer - but really he is coming to the end of his career. Moylan is destined to be a superstar. They also let go of Martin half way through the season to the Cowboys....& he played strongly......& now they lose Cartwight to the Titans. Just as well they have the biggest nursery in the NRL because they are going to need them the way they are burning them up. Really jacked off with them !


Blame the lot on Gould, he is the one coaching the team, he shafted Cleary because Ivan wanted full control but Gus still wanted to have his say

As for Moylan, the guy has a massive ego and his attitude is terrible, I rate the guy who took his spot last year more than him.

Cartwright is good in attack at times but his defence is woeful, again that Corey kid who took his spot last year can run a line and defend.

Penrith should have done everything to keep Latu, he was a good young player.

Wait until the Roosters poach Mansour next season, that's when Penrith will riot
Fair enough Tiger. Maybe Moylan has a big ego - not the only footballer with one of them. Still no reason not to have in the team for the finals. For me that was an absolute disgrace - watching them unable to put any attacking plays together in the opposition 25 - only to have Moylan sitting healthy in the grandstand. I mean to make it worse he was their captain earlier in the season & had been promoted as the player to start their "dynasty". I mean seriously - the supporters deserve some sort of explanation.
The rumor is that Moylan has trouble staying away from the wives and girlfriends of other players.


Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 11:42pm
Yes I've heard that Sneck. Again , not the first player to be guilty of that. In fact, I know of at least 2 "very good" players guilty of same. Still not a good enough reason to sit him on the side lines during the finals. The Penrith supporters should not be the ones made to suffer. His indiscretions don't seem to have worried the Sharks management too much

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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2018 at 12:06am
Would also add he was the youngest NRL captain ever - age 24. I mean if his character was in question why would they put that on him at such an early age. My understanding was that he was considered a level headed good style of kid when they appointed him. Club management has a has a lot to answer imo - train wreck that has flowed onto derailing the whole club !

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Posted By: Heavy10
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2018 at 12:26am
Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:

Yeah , all good gettingbigger, two things I noticed on the 2018 roster, Dan Gagai to the bunnies, how did the Newcastle roosters let him go? and another thug gone D Taylor. to Toronto Wolfpack, I hope the half backs over there are bigger than the ones he put late shots on here, freeze ya plums of fella.


Think Taylor got released or something by Toronto, playing for the Central Capras in the Qld cup


Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2018 at 8:28am
The bigger rumour with Moylan is he loves Coke, he will love it down at Cronulla if that's the case

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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2018 at 8:32am
Originally posted by TIGER TIGER wrote:

The bigger rumour with Moylan is he loves Coke, he will love it down at Cronulla if that's the case

With his rum?


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Posted By: Shrunk in the Wash
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2018 at 8:01am
Cartwright and Moylan leaving are good for the club I reckon. Both have egos the size of sydney harbour and little performance to back it up


Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2018 at 8:16am
Originally posted by Shrunk in the Wash Shrunk in the Wash wrote:

Cartwright and Moylan leaving are good for the club I reckon. Both have egos the size of sydney harbour and little performance to back it up
Maybe - however their combined egos would not come close to Gould's. He is the one that made the big statements a few years back when he took control. You know - we are going to be a dynasty - we just need time to get the house in order. He is the one who hasn't come close to delivering. He is the one that has allowed key players to leave to rival clubs. He should be the one leaving imo.

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Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2018 at 8:21am
Gould is a Dinasaur, he needs to stop thinking he is still a coach

Let him do all the running of the club, not the football team, attracting players etc but stay away from the coach and telling him how to coach

That's why Cleary got shafted and I'm sure his young bloke is off to the Rorters in two years time

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Posted By: Tlazolteotl
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2018 at 8:26am
Do other clubs have the kind of position in the management structure that Gould occupies at Penrith?


Posted By: Shrunk in the Wash
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2018 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

Originally posted by Shrunk in the Wash Shrunk in the Wash wrote:

Cartwright and Moylan leaving are good for the club I reckon. Both have egos the size of sydney harbour and little performance to back it up
Maybe - however their combined egos would not come close to Gould's.


Gould has earnt it. the other 2 look like smoke and mirrors to me.

Moylan runs around like a head chook. Couldn't steer a team around the park if he tired. A Chronic hog.

Dangerous impact player like  Barba or Ewan McGrady but Cleary is much better off without him


Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2018 at 5:31am
I think it's positive that Penrith offloaded Moylan and Cartwright but losing Peachey to the Gold Coast is a huge blow, they just need Cleary to stay but Roosters will throw unlimited cash supplies at him in two years time

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Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 8:58am
Rumours flying around that SBW will join the Rorters mid season

I'm sure they are under the cap though still

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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 9:04am
Didn't they shed $1m with a halfback going to Newcastle after the roster had been completed?

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Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 9:42am
Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

Didn't they shed $1m with a halfback going to Newcastle after the roster had been completed?


They shed 4 players just for Tedesco to fit under the cap, signed Cronk on what and let go Pearce which was the money for Cronk.

Now if they get SBW for half a year, that will be 500k and if he signs for next season that will be the Rorters 4th million dollar player with about 5 others on 700k each so that means 18 players are on 50k each lol

Teddy 1 million
Cronk 1 million
Crichton 1 million
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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 9:56am
I thought they fit them all under and wanted Pearce ro stay. He chose to go after Cronk was signed Tedesco had been signed long before. Crichton doesn't go there till next season

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Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 10:07am
They were over the cap when they had Cronk and Pearce on the books,they were over when Pearce racked off to the Knights,they were over when they signed Crichton for next year, they will always be over while Uncle Nick is in charge.

The game is a farce,every other supporter can see it except Rorter supporters.

The media and press don't dare bring up the issue about the Rorters, just hammer every other team in the comp.

TPAs are killing the game

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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 11:18am
Didn't the Roosters hire the NRL's forensic accountant to manage their salary cap?

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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 11:32am
Apart from the $2.3 million they cut with Pearce Gearra, Kenny-Dowwell, Watson and several others, dont forget the salary cap for 2018 is $9.4 million compared to $7.1 million last year and $6.8 million in 2016, off the back of the huge media deal signed last year

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Posted By: horlicks
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 3:19pm
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Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 11:26pm
Ian Schubert was a ex Roosters player      

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Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 11:38pm
Must be reading and seeing things differently

Sign Teddy and Cronk for 2.2 million plus upgrades all over the place with L.Mitchell, Cordner and half the forward pack but apparently they are under the cap still

Just admit they are rorting the cap via TPAs

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Posted By: Tlazolteotl
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2018 at 9:28am
Have the Roosters ever had the best list in the comp? Not since 74/75 in my book.Wink If they are rorting they aren't doing a very good job of it.


Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2018 at 4:02pm

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs statement in regard to the passing of Steve Folkes

Author
bulldogs.com.au 
Timestamp
 


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Posted By: Gettingbigger
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2018 at 9:48pm
A great man gone way to early , will be so missed, RIP Folksey.

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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 8:15am
NRLs current list of immortals - Churchill (81), Fulton (81), Gasnier(81), Raper(81), Langlands(91), Lewis (99), Beetson (2003), Johns (2012).

Whos next - Sterlo is touting Meninga ? Who else are worthy ? Who in our current players will end up with that honour ? Who is lucky to be in the above list ? 


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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 8:21am
Ok - my early thoughts. Fulton is lucky to be up there imo. Great player - however there are many "great" players not there. Cronin, Sterlo, Mortimer, Lamb, Dorahy...many, many more as good as Bozo. Not even sure about Meninga - although his longevity in the game might help get him over the line. 

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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 8:22am
I dont think many would take exception to Big Mal. Did everything you could do in the game

Cameron Smith a moral

Mal's record



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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 8:26am
Didnt know he spent a season in England PT - interesting. He would have been mid-20's then I'm guessing which in itself is unusual

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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 8:34am
I think he even won a premiership with St Helens that year.

 Playing in England in the off season was still a ''thing'' at that time

Full time professionalism and 11 month training programs for your club stopped that


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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 8:45am
Can you put up Dorahys PT - think it might even be longer than Meningas. He seemed to play forever

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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 8:51am
John(Joe) Dorahy?

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Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 8:52am


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Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 8:57am
It doesn't give number of games played in England but he scored 602 points there and 1296 points in 239 games here, so you could reasonably expect on averages that he played about 100-110 games there

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Posted By: Afros
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 10:15am
Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

I think he even won a premiership with St Helens that year.

 Playing in England in the off season was still a ''thing'' at that time

Full time professionalism and 11 month training programs for your club stopped that


The English season moving to run parallel with ours also played a part.


Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 11:02am
Norm Provan, Brian Clay, Jack Rayner, Keith Holman or Arthur Summonds maybe? I think a few there may be worthy imnsho.


Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 11:09am
Do they go backwards carioca? It looks like they are picking them from each ''era'' or so starting from the 60's. I couldn't understand why they didn't go back further when it started to Frank Burge, Dave Brown, Dally Messenger and a heap more.

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Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 11:17am
Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

Do they go backwards carioca? It looks like they are picking them from each ''era'' or so starting from the 60's. I couldn't understand why they didn't go back further when it started to Frank Burge, Dave Brown, Dally Messenger and a heap more.


I don't know the criteria for their selections PT, been away too long and lost touch but not my admiration for the game.


Posted By: Afros
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2018 at 1:28pm
They set a limit on how far they can go back due to nobody having seen fellas from to far back play.


Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2018 at 11:01am
The Raiders had to release Kurt Baptiste due to the salary cap

Guess who just signed him up

The Rorters

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Posted By: Shrunk in the Wash
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2018 at 11:16am
Given the rise in the cap this year how can any club be under cap pressure to unload players


Posted By: TIGER
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2018 at 11:25am


There is no salary cap for a few certain teams , you just top it up with a TPA and everything is swept under the carpet.

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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2018 at 11:37am
Starting to warm to the Sharks this year. Solid experienced base & Moylan will become a superstar & rub it in the Panthers management all year. Add on Dugan & it's all lining up pretty well I think. Good chance to beat the Cowboys first up I reckon ($2.75)

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Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2018 at 11:41am
Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

It doesn't give number of games played in England but he scored 602 points there and 1296 points in 239 games here, so you could reasonably expect on averages that he played about 100-110 games there
Thanks PT. Remember when he came back the first time - & he just keeped on keeping on. Underrated career by many I reckon

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Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2018 at 12:03pm
Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

It doesn't give number of games played in England but he scored 602 points there and 1296 points in 239 games here, so you could reasonably expect on averages that he played about 100-110 games there
Thanks PT. Remember when he came back the first time - & he just keeped on keeping on. Underrated career by many I reckon

Hey PT, with your expertise lol you may like to look up ( if you have the time) an Aussie boy who played in England maybe in the 40s and 50s even 60s , Brian Bevan , I remember him being a winger of some note.cheers.


Posted By: ExceedAndExcel
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2018 at 12:02pm
UBET promo today ONLY for account customers. Min $20 bet on the premiership market and they will give a $5 bonus bet for each game your team wins up to round 10. This is an easy money maker. I’ve backed the top 4 in betting (roosters, cowboys, storm, broncos) $20 each on different accounts. Too easy.


Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2018 at 12:11pm
Other corporates usually have the same or similar offers each year E&E

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Posted By: ExceedAndExcel
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2018 at 12:12pm
Originally posted by ExceedAndExcel ExceedAndExcel wrote:

UBET promo today ONLY for account customers. Min $20 bet on the premiership market and they will give a $5 bonus bet for each game your team wins up to round 10. This is an easy money maker. I’ve backed the top 4 in betting (roosters, cowboys, storm, broncos) $20 each on different accounts. Too easy.



Similar promo with William Hill but giving reward pts for wins through the whole season.

$20 bet = 40pts per win ($1 bonus bet)
$40 bet = 100pts per win ($2.50 bonus bet)
$80 bet = 200pts per win ($5 bonus bet)


Posted By: ExceedAndExcel
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2018 at 12:14pm
Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

Other corporates usually have the same or similar offers each year E&E



Yep there are plenty on offer. This one is one day only so if anyone is interested best to act fast.


Posted By: Passing Through
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2018 at 12:16pm
Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:

Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

Originally posted by Passing Through Passing Through wrote:

It doesn't give number of games played in England but he scored 602 points there and 1296 points in 239 games here, so you could reasonably expect on averages that he played about 100-110 games there
Thanks PT. Remember when he came back the first time - & he just keeped on keeping on. Underrated career by many I reckon

Hey PT, with your expertise lol you may like to look up ( if you have the time) an Aussie boy who played in England maybe in the 40s and 50s even 60s , Brian Bevan , I remember him being a winger of some note.cheers.

 

I think Easts still claim him cariocaBig smile

Fun fact: he was born on 24th January, same as my birthday, and same date as the founding of Easts in 1908



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Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2018 at 1:17pm
Thanks PT, much appreciated.


Posted By: AndiCap
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2018 at 7:43pm
Has Greg Alexander been crook?


Posted By: oneonesit
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2018 at 7:52pm
Originally posted by AndiCap AndiCap wrote:

Has Greg Alexander been crook?
Mate I think every Panther supporter ( like me) has been crook following the crap Gould has been serving up . Fair dinkum - someone has to fall on their sword

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Posted By: AndiCap
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2018 at 7:55pm
Cheers Digger
Haven't really followed the game with any enthusiasm since the effwits dumped the Pride of The League 
that time.

Alexander just looks so emaciated...surprised me. 


Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2018 at 11:42am
What!....no aficionado's thoughts on the sainters last night, ..ah well maybe the w/e results will bring out the sage's response, have a great w/e fellas , I've changed tack, up the panthers.


Posted By: scamanda
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2018 at 8:08pm
Woohoo. Go the mighty Knights.

So far undefeated in 2018. Big smile


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