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Preparing for 2019

Post by Danaman137 » July 28, 2018, 8:30 pm

This season is a write off.

My 2019 team.

1. Cotric
2.
3. Croker
4.
5. Rapana
6.
7. Sezer
8. J. Bateman
9. Hodgeson
10. Lui
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Papalii

14. Havili
15. Sutton
16. Murchie
17.

All blank positions = choose your own adventure.




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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Ultima » July 28, 2018, 8:33 pm

Cotric hasn't shown anything amazing at fullback... I really can't see it being anyone but Wighton with Cotric returning to the wing. Also Bateman starting? I would really hope we have a new 5/8 and a new prop on the books before the season is done...
Get Stuart to realise he is holding the club back and step down to player manager!

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Danaman137 » July 28, 2018, 8:34 pm

Wighton to centres,
Head coach: Donald Trump


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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Ultima » July 28, 2018, 8:36 pm

Danaman137 wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:34 pm
Wighton to centres,
Head coach: Donald Trump


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Somehow I don't think replacing a useless prick who is too full of his own abilities, but is a nice guy at least, with a useless prick who is too full of himself has the brain of a child and is a total **** will fix much...
Get Stuart to realise he is holding the club back and step down to player manager!

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Grün Maschine » July 28, 2018, 9:22 pm

Yes on trump
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Lucky » July 28, 2018, 9:49 pm

I hope Im wrong but I believe crokers career is done for.... players rarely recover from 2 knee surgeries, wouldnt surprise me if he retires next year.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -TW- » July 28, 2018, 9:58 pm

Lucky wrote:I hope Im wrong but I believe crokers career is done for.... players rarely recover from 2 knee surgeries, wouldnt surprise me if he retires next year.
It's a dislocated kneecap..

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Johno » July 29, 2018, 1:10 am

Ultima wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:36 pm
Danaman137 wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:34 pm
Wighton to centres,
Head coach: Donald Trump


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Somehow I don't think replacing a useless prick who is too full of his own abilities, but is a nice guy at least, with a useless prick who is too full of himself has the brain of a child and is a total **** will fix much...
Dont be too mislead by the media

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Question » July 29, 2018, 8:38 am

Not this Black duck.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Crusader » July 29, 2018, 9:27 am

1. Wighton
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Bj
5. Rapana
6. Williams
7. Sezer
8. J. Bateman
9. Hodgeson
10. Papa
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Soliola

14. Havili
15. Sutton
16. Murchie
17. Lui

ok so imagine this, Paulo and Boyd are gone, slow and sluggish imo, in comes John Bateman and Sutton, dynamic offloading good defending players, forget the backs in 2019, if the fowards suck we wont make the 8, I honestly think we improve though.

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Preparing for 2019

Post by LastRaider » July 29, 2018, 9:46 am

Next year is a right off as well. We won’t be a top 8 side either. TAB will have us as equal favorites for the wooden spoon with bulldogs


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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -GD- » July 29, 2018, 9:49 am

Jeez things are looking grim.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Green eyed Mick » July 29, 2018, 9:53 am

Getting rid of Paulo and Austin is a step in the right direction but the majority of our issues stem from the top and with Ricky staying on as coach, it is hard to see a way out.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Ultima » July 29, 2018, 11:40 am

Johno wrote:
July 29, 2018, 1:10 am
Ultima wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:36 pm
Danaman137 wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:34 pm
Wighton to centres,
Head coach: Donald Trump


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Somehow I don't think replacing a useless prick who is too full of his own abilities, but is a nice guy at least, with a useless prick who is too full of himself has the brain of a child and is a total **** will fix much...
Dont be too mislead by the media
Don't drink the coolaid and think you're somehow enlightened.... The media doesn't have to even be involved, his direct communication with the world gives me enough for that call.
Get Stuart to realise he is holding the club back and step down to player manager!

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Timbo » July 29, 2018, 12:40 pm

On the assumption no one else is coming to Canberra:

1-Cotric
2-Croker
3-Wighton
4-Leilua
5-Rapana
6-Sezer
7-Williams
8-Papalli
9-Hodgson
10-Knight
11-Whitehead
12-J.Bateman
13-Tapine

14-Lui
15-Murchie
16-Sutton
17-Havili

Ugh. Not great.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by rayden83 » July 29, 2018, 1:13 pm

Next year will be dismal for sure. Wighton belongs in the centres, if anything Rapana should be trialled at full back. With our dismal halves pairing of Sezer and Williams we are ginuwine contenders for the spoon. Also we have lost one of the best forwards in the comp in Boyd, with no one to replace him.

When you look at our team for next year, around half or more of the team are not NRL level.

Bateman
Williams
Sezer
Abbey
Oldfield
Baptiste
Havilii
Lui
Knight
Hingano

Ricky seems to think he can promote players from the state league and develop them into NRL first graders. In reality the opposite has happened, instanced by rep or near rep players such as Austin and Papalli being demoted.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Green eyed Mick » July 29, 2018, 1:20 pm

Ultima wrote:
July 29, 2018, 11:40 am
Johno wrote:
July 29, 2018, 1:10 am
Ultima wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:36 pm
Danaman137 wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:34 pm
Wighton to centres,
Head coach: Donald Trump


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Somehow I don't think replacing a useless prick who is too full of his own abilities, but is a nice guy at least, with a useless prick who is too full of himself has the brain of a child and is a total **** will fix much...
Dont be too mislead by the media
Don't drink the coolaid and think you're somehow enlightened.... The media doesn't have to even be involved, his direct communication with the world gives me enough for that call.
The 'Fake media gives Trump a bad name' argument is quite absurd.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Raidernation » July 29, 2018, 2:11 pm

1. Wighton
2. Oldfield
3. Croker
4. Cotric
5. Rapana
6. Norman
7. Sezer
8. Sutton
9. Hodgson
10. Tapine
11. Whitehead
12. Bateman
13. Papali

14. Havilli
15. Soliola
16. Bateman
17. Murchie

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » July 29, 2018, 2:24 pm

I've started preparing for 2019...
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Brew » July 29, 2018, 2:51 pm

Raidernation wrote:1. Wighton
2. Oldfield
3. Croker
4. Cotric
5. Rapana
6. Norman
7. Sezer
8. Sutton
9. Hodgson
10. Tapine
11. Whitehead
12. Bateman
13. Papali

14. Havilli
15. Soliola
16. Bateman
17. Murchie
Norman ain’t coming


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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by afgtnk » July 29, 2018, 3:40 pm

We're in for a world of pain. Haven't upgraded anywhere, apart from maybe bench hooker (which was an unnecessary signing)and don't seem to be making any signings of note.

Williams and Sezer are going to be the worst halves pairing in the comp - which doesn't change much I guess, considering Austin and Sezer together are also the worst pair in the comp.

The only bright spot is a couple of young forwards coming through like Guler and Murchie, apart from that it's grim.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by yeh raiders » July 29, 2018, 3:41 pm

I'd put a lock on Rapana, BJ, Papalli, Hodgson, Wighton (maybe), Whitehead and Tapine.

The rest, we wouldn't really miss if they were let go.

But of the likely squad, this is probably the team I'd want to see. Very much hopeful on the progression of Liam Knight. He has every opportunity to establish himself if he's good enough and if he wants it.
Timbo wrote:
July 29, 2018, 12:40 pm
On the assumption no one else is coming to Canberra:

1-Cotric
2-Croker
3-Wighton
4-Leilua
5-Rapana
6-Sezer
7-Williams
8-Papalli
9-Hodgson
10-Knight
11-Whitehead
12-J.Bateman
13-Tapine

14-Lui
15-Murchie
16-Sutton
17-Havili

Ugh. Not great.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Danaman137 » July 29, 2018, 3:43 pm

yeh raiders wrote:I'd put a lock on Rapana, BJ, Papalli, Hodgson, Wighton (maybe), Whitehead and Tapine.

The rest, we wouldn't really miss if they were let go.

But of the likely squad, this is probably the team I'd want to see. Very much hopeful on the progression of Liam Knight. He has every opportunity to establish himself if he's good enough and if he wants it.
Timbo wrote:
July 29, 2018, 12:40 pm
On the assumption no one else is coming to Canberra:

1-Cotric
2-Croker
3-Wighton
4-Leilua
5-Rapana
6-Sezer
7-Williams
8-Papalli
9-Hodgson
10-Knight
11-Whitehead
12-J.Bateman
13-Tapine

14-Lui
15-Murchie
16-Sutton
17-Havili

Ugh. Not great.
I hope you accidentally omitted Cotric from that list. Not purposefully..


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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by yeh raiders » July 29, 2018, 3:48 pm

Danaman137 wrote:
July 29, 2018, 3:43 pm
yeh raiders wrote:I'd put a lock on Rapana, BJ, Papalli, Hodgson, Wighton (maybe), Whitehead and Tapine.

The rest, we wouldn't really miss if they were let go.

But of the likely squad, this is probably the team I'd want to see. Very much hopeful on the progression of Liam Knight. He has every opportunity to establish himself if he's good enough and if he wants it.
Timbo wrote:
July 29, 2018, 12:40 pm
On the assumption no one else is coming to Canberra:

1-Cotric
2-Croker
3-Wighton
4-Leilua
5-Rapana
6-Sezer
7-Williams
8-Papalli
9-Hodgson
10-Knight
11-Whitehead
12-J.Bateman
13-Tapine

14-Lui
15-Murchie
16-Sutton
17-Havili

Ugh. Not great.
I hope you accidentally omitted Cotric from that list. Not purposefully..


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Embarrassing.... but yes accidental.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Azza » July 29, 2018, 3:50 pm

Wooden spoon

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by sprintman » July 29, 2018, 6:10 pm

Azza wrote:
July 29, 2018, 3:50 pm
Wooden spoon
Sadly I have to agree.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by dubby » July 29, 2018, 6:17 pm

Be strong boys. We'll be better next year.


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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by bonehead » July 29, 2018, 7:29 pm

dubby wrote:Be strong boys. We'll be better next year.


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I'm not confident we will be.

I'm settling in for another rebuild year.


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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by cat » July 29, 2018, 7:45 pm

Lucky wrote:I hope Im wrong but I believe crokers career is done for.... players rarely recover from 2 knee surgeries, wouldnt surprise me if he retires next year.
He has only had 1

I am sure he will be fine,

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by T_R » July 29, 2018, 7:50 pm

dubby wrote:Be strong boys. We'll be better next year.


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Seriously Dubs, how? Which positions have we upgraded?
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Dusty » July 29, 2018, 9:05 pm

1. Wighton
2. Cotric
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Williams
7. Sezer
8. Knight
9. Hodgson
10. Papalii
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. J. Bateman

14. Havili
15. Murchie
16. Soliola
17. Sutton


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2019: 1. Wighton 2. Cotric 3. Croker 4 Leilua 5. Rapana 6. ??? 7. Sezer 8. Sutton 9. Hodgson 10. Papalii 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. J.Bateman ----
14. Havili 15. Murchie 16. Soliola 17. Knight

Concentrate on the process and the result will take care of itself...

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Azza » July 29, 2018, 10:54 pm

Yeah I'm not sure what you are basing that on dubby. Even with an improve in attitude and football smarts, hard to see us climbing the ladder more than few places - at best.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by hrundi89 » July 29, 2018, 11:21 pm

Johno wrote:
July 29, 2018, 1:10 am
Ultima wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:36 pm
Danaman137 wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:34 pm
Wighton to centres,
Head coach: Donald Trump


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Somehow I don't think replacing a useless prick who is too full of his own abilities, but is a nice guy at least, with a useless prick who is too full of himself has the brain of a child and is a total **** will fix much...
Dont be too mislead by the media
So you're suggesting Trump is doing a good job and it's just the media misleading us? Turn it up...
You may remember me from such forum usernames as hrundi99 and... hrundi99.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by hrundi89 » July 29, 2018, 11:29 pm

As far as I'm concerned, the roster is as follows:

Quality players who we need to keep: Cotric, Rapana, Hodgson, Papalii, Tapine, Whitehead, Havili (does his job)

Players who can be pretty good on their day but can be inconsistent: Wighton, Croker, Sezer, Soliola, L. Bateman

Happy to move on from: Leilua, Williams, Abbey

TBD: Knight, J. Bateman, Murchie, Sutton

I love Soliola and he is usually pretty solid but I think we may start to get diminishing returns.

So we have 7 players we can rely on to be elite and do their jobs. Not overly inspiring.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Johno » July 29, 2018, 11:59 pm

hrundi89 wrote:
July 29, 2018, 11:21 pm
Johno wrote:
July 29, 2018, 1:10 am
Ultima wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:36 pm
Danaman137 wrote:
July 28, 2018, 8:34 pm
Wighton to centres,
Head coach: Donald Trump


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Somehow I don't think replacing a useless prick who is too full of his own abilities, but is a nice guy at least, with a useless prick who is too full of himself has the brain of a child and is a total **** will fix much...
Dont be too mislead by the media
So you're suggesting Trump is doing a good job and it's just the media misleading us? Turn it up...
Im no fan but some of the stats seem compelling

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