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Where will the Storm finish in 2019?

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Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 3, 2019, 12:40 pm

Melbourne Storm: 2019 Round 1 predicted team

NRL.com's predicted Round 1 team:

1. Jahrome Hughes
2. Josh Addo-Carr
3. Will Chambers
4. Curtis Scott
5. Suli Vunivalu
6. Cameron Munster
7. Brodie Croft
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Cameron Smith
10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Joe Stimson
13. Dale Finucane

14. Brandon Smith
15. Kenny Bromwich
16. Albert Vete
17. Christian Welch

Other squad members: Cheyse Blair, Scott Drinkwater, Tom Eisenhuth, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, Tui Kamikamica, Sam Kasiano, Patrick Kaufusi, Justin Olam, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Marion Seve, Billy Walters

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/01/03/mel ... cted-team/
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by edwahu » January 3, 2019, 4:52 pm

I think they may actually miss the top 4.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by gergreg » January 3, 2019, 5:39 pm

I've never seen Smith have as many injuries as last year. If he goes down for extended periods I think they struggle. B Smith is a good replacement but not the same.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Green eyed Mick » January 3, 2019, 6:16 pm

I haven't got them in my top 4.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 10, 2019, 9:54 am

Cameron Smith signs two-year deal with Melbourne Storm

Cameron Smith, 36, is set to become the first NRL player to reach 400 games after signing a two-year extension with Melbourne Storm on Wednesday.

The former Test and Origin captain is just 16 games short of the magical milestone that seemed unattainable not that long ago.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/01/09/cam ... in-sights/

Storm surprised by Smith's two-year contract request: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/01/10/sto ... t-request/

Smith: Breaking records not key factor behind new deal: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/01/10/cam ... -new-deal/
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Sid » January 10, 2019, 10:38 am

just 1 contract this time or...
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by RTW » January 10, 2019, 11:53 am

Sid wrote:just 1 contract this time or...
2 boats though.


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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 10, 2019, 2:59 pm

You've got to wonder whether that's two... or at least one... years too long.
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Post by Sid » January 10, 2019, 3:30 pm

If he decides he has had enough and wants to call it quits at the end of 2019 I guess he could use that final year of his contract as leverage for a job after football deal at the Storm in 2020, which then wouldn't be added to the salary cap.
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » January 11, 2019, 6:05 am

It also means he’ll overtake Bill Harrigans record for most NRL matches refereed this season


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Post by greeneyed » January 17, 2019, 8:12 am

Melbourne Storm re-signs Sandor Earl for two more seasons

Sandor Earl has been given two year contract extension to end 2020. After a four year suspension for performance enhancing drug breaches, the Storm signed him for the 2018 season, but an ACL tear in pre-season delayed his return. He then played nine games for the Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Queensland Cup, missing out on a first-grade call up from Craig Bellamy.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 19, 2019, 2:43 pm

Melbourne Storm’s best 17 for 2019 NRL season: Race to fill gaping hole in Melbourne’s line-up

Fox Sports Storm's best 17

STORM’S BEST 17

1. Jahrome Hughes
2. Suliasi Vunivalu
3. Will Chambers
4. Curtis Scott
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Cameron Munster
7. Brodie Croft
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Cameron Smith
10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Joe Stimson
13. Dale Finucane

14. Brandon Smith
15. Kenny Bromwich
16. Christian Welch
17. Sam Kasiano

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... bb313ca58b
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by greeneyed » January 30, 2019, 7:43 am

Tech-savvy Melbourne Storm casting a wide net in search for talent

“Director of Data Insights and Decision Technology” is a grand title for someone who works at a football club but, within a decade, every NRL club will have one.

It’s the job description of English Premier League club Manchester City’s Lee Mooney, who is in charge of using the internet to recruit talent. But social media can also be used to monitor the behaviour of current players.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 50uan.html

Very interesting article.
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by LimeGreenMachine » February 26, 2019, 9:08 am

Melbourne Storm in danger of not being allowed to field a side for Round 1

The Melbourne Storm are currently having salary cap issues, NRL Insider Dobbo can reveal, and are in danger of not being allowed to field a side for Round 1 of the Telstra premiership season if this is not resolved.

Dobbo told Triple M's The Big Breakfast this morning that Melbourne are over their salary cap and have been instructed to shed players to get under the salary cap by Round 1.

Read more: https://www.triplem.com.au/story/melbou ... d-1-129520

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Sid » February 26, 2019, 9:11 am

Maybe Raiders can win the comp via other teams forfeiting
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Post by -PJ- » February 26, 2019, 9:20 am

TBF..

They've been over the cap for 15+ years.

One day the governing body of our sport will get serious and investigate a couple other clubs.
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Post by Sid » February 26, 2019, 9:25 am

listening to the clip is sounds dramatised, at least some of it would be a crock of ****
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by julian87 » February 26, 2019, 9:32 am

I can’t really see that current Melbourne squad being over the cap tbh.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by greeneyed » March 9, 2019, 3:45 pm

Sam Kasiano's move to Catalan Dragons frees Cameron Smith to play in Round 1 for Melbourne Storm

Sam Kasiano has joined Super League outfit Catalans Dragons, bringing Melbourne back under the salary cap in time for Cameron Smith to take the paddock in round one. The former Kiwi international leaves Melbourne after just one season of a lucrative three-year deal. The Storm had been roughly $200,000 over the cap less than a week to the start of the season.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/03/08/sam ... round-one/
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by -PJ- » March 10, 2019, 5:31 am

greeneyed wrote:
March 9, 2019, 3:45 pm
Sam Kasiano's move to Catalan Dragons frees Cameron Smith to play in Round 1 for Melbourne Storm

Sam Kasiano has joined Super League outfit Catalans Dragons, bringing Melbourne back under the salary cap in time for Cameron Smith to take the paddock in round one. The former Kiwi international leaves Melbourne after just one season of a lucrative three-year deal. The Storm had been roughly $200,000 over the cap less than a week to the start of the season.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/03/08/sam ... round-one/
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Northern Raider » March 10, 2019, 10:35 am

-PJ- wrote:
March 10, 2019, 5:31 am
greeneyed wrote:
March 9, 2019, 3:45 pm
Sam Kasiano's move to Catalan Dragons frees Cameron Smith to play in Round 1 for Melbourne Storm

Sam Kasiano has joined Super League outft Catalans Dragons, bringing Melbourne back under the salary cap in time for Cameron Smith to take the paddock in round one. The former Kiwi international leaves Melbourne after just one season of a lucrative three-year deal. The Storm had been roughly $200,000 over the cap less than a week to the start of the season.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/03/08/sam ... round-one/
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Which part? That Kasiano is going to Dragons? That they were $200k over the cap? That Kasiano leaving wouldn't free up that amount?
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by -PJ- » March 10, 2019, 10:51 am

Northern Raider wrote:
March 10, 2019, 10:35 am
-PJ- wrote:
March 10, 2019, 5:31 am
greeneyed wrote:
March 9, 2019, 3:45 pm
Sam Kasiano's move to Catalan Dragons frees Cameron Smith to play in Round 1 for Melbourne Storm

Sam Kasiano has joined Super League outft Catalans Dragons, bringing Melbourne back under the salary cap in time for Cameron Smith to take the paddock in round one. The former Kiwi international leaves Melbourne after just one season of a lucrative three-year deal. The Storm had been roughly $200,000 over the cap less than a week to the start of the season.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/03/08/sam ... round-one/
#bulldust
Which part? That Kasiano is going to Dragons? That they were $200k over the cap? That Kasiano leaving wouldn't free up that amount?
Anything Storm really !!!!
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Northern Raider » March 10, 2019, 11:07 am

-PJ- wrote:
March 10, 2019, 10:51 am
Northern Raider wrote:
March 10, 2019, 10:35 am
-PJ- wrote:
March 10, 2019, 5:31 am
greeneyed wrote:
March 9, 2019, 3:45 pm
Sam Kasiano's move to Catalan Dragons frees Cameron Smith to play in Round 1 for Melbourne Storm

Sam Kasiano has joined Super League outft Catalans Dragons, bringing Melbourne back under the salary cap in time for Cameron Smith to take the paddock in round one. The former Kiwi international leaves Melbourne after just one season of a lucrative three-year deal. The Storm had been roughly $200,000 over the cap less than a week to the start of the season.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/03/08/sam ... round-one/
#bulldust
Which part? That Kasiano is going to Dragons? That they were $200k over the cap? That Kasiano leaving wouldn't free up that amount?
Anything Storm really !!!!
Don't think there's much in this. They've been shopping Kasiano for a long time. Over paid for him and didn't deliver what they expected. It just wasn't easy finding somebody in the NRL willing to take over his contract so it took longer than expected. Reckon this deal has been in the pipeline for several weeks and only recently been officially announced.
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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by The Rickman » March 10, 2019, 12:13 pm

greeneyed wrote:Melbourne Storm re-signs Sandor Earl for two more seasons

Sandor Earl has been given two year contract extension to end 2020. After a four year suspension for performance enhancing drug breaches, the Storm signed him for the 2018 season, but an ACL tear in pre-season delayed his return. He then played nine games for the Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Queensland Cup, missing out on a first-grade call up from Craig Bellamy.

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 54fda695f2
Does anyone know how Earl went in his nine games for the Falcons?


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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by greeneyed » March 11, 2019, 3:44 pm

Former Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater faces tough night despite being honoured with grandstand in his name

There’ll be mixed emotions for Billy Slater when he watches the unveiling of the Slater Stand at AAMI Park on Thursday night before the Storm’s season opener against the Broncos. The Northern Stand is being renamed in his honour, after 16 seasons and 319 games of service for the club. The Victorian Government has also announced that a statue of Slater and skipper Cameron Smith would be permanently erected outside AAMI Park.

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by greeneyed » March 13, 2019, 7:52 am

Disgraced former Storm CEO Brian Waldron backs up calls for stripped titles to be reconsidered

Disgraced former Melbourne CEO Brian Waldron is the latest to call on the NRL to reconsider the revocation of the Storm’s 2007 and 2009 titles.

Waldron accused the league - and ex-NRL CEO David Gallop - of “creatively putting forward the numbers that they believe were breached ($3.78 million over five years),” and said it was never correct.

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 04f97f3694

Paul Kent slams disgraced CEO Brian Waldron and Cameron Smith’s bid for Storm premierships to be reconsidered: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 64242a2cc6
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Post by Northern Raider » March 13, 2019, 10:13 am

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by LimeGreenMachine » March 13, 2019, 3:05 pm

Cam Smith is lucky he lost some silverware and titles and not more. He signed 2 contracts as did a few other players.

The whole club has an arrogance towards the penalties they received

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Re: Melbourne Storm 2019

Post by Green eyed Mick » March 13, 2019, 5:24 pm

Smith continues to be a weeping sore on the sport. Can't wait until he is nothing more than another know-it-all on Fox Sports.

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Post by dubby » March 13, 2019, 6:50 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:Smith continues to be a weeping sore on the sport. Can't wait until he is nothing more than another know-it-all on Fox Sports.
The man is a disgrace to the game. And he'll be immortalized for it.

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