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Nth Qlder but Bronco to the bone.

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Are you going for a gig with ‘New Idea’ now? You go and call him “disgraceful” for something you made up.

Let’s play ‘The Papi Game’

My take is Latrell will be a terrible signing because he’s an Easts boy through and through so his heart will not be in it. But his inclusion will put off every other young fella in the team and they will move elsewhere when they upgrade his contract next year. Richo and Rusty should have known this and now their club will stuggle this season and barely make the finals. 👎

What to do with Darius Boyd?

They announced this morning it will just be Glenn as Captain. Thus leavung the door open to treat Boyd as any other player.

What to do with Darius Boyd?

Of course he does and at the time the amount was probably justified. No doubt it is in conjuction wiht the board but if Bennett has the whole team to consider and I doubt he would be a passenger when discussing the club captain and his longevity.

However, if you can show me that direct quote from Bennett I’ll reconsider.

What to do with Darius Boyd?

Yep. Early in 2014 before Bennett quit the Knights.

What to do with Darius Boyd?

Quite possibly. If nothing else it’s handy to have an experienced player who can cover 1 – 6.

What to do with Darius Boyd?

I get that. I don’t believe he’s as arrogant to believe he’s at the top of his game but he wouldn’t be giving the media any admissions either.

What to do with Darius Boyd?

Boyd, if he gets that left center position, is fortunate that Bird has real utility value and the young guys, Farnsworth and Perese, are young enough that they could use another year in the ISP. Perese is probably closest as he killed it last season for Redcliffe, he was a Reds player before coming to NRL and touted as a Wallaby-in-waiting. Another season like that and he’ll be hard to keep down.

What to do with Darius Boyd?

Ha! You’ll have to run that by Rusty first. If he agrees so will Toddy.

What to do with Darius Boyd?

Sorry Cyril, that’s a convenient take based on hindsight. Bennett signed Boyd on that contract while his own still had 2 yrs to run as the Broncos coach. Further, Bennett had every intention of staying on as coach after that but the Broncos did not extend it. So Bennett had every intention of being at the Broncos for the vast majority of Boyd’s contract so it is hardly a coordinated sabotage as you suggest.

What to do with Darius Boyd?

Shouldn’t Legacy be discussed after he’s finished? What if he’s one of their best this season and next? He may never reach the $800k value ol’ coach set him up with but he’s only got to be consistently good for our memories to match up with the 10yrs of quality football he’s played prior to last season.

What to do with Darius Boyd?

I’m a Boyd fan and I agree Seibold has a decision to make. I disagree it is a black and white situation purely based on form. Don’t get me wrong, the maroon glasses of mine couldn’t obscure some of his contributions last season, it was simply not up to standard for a 1st grade player let alone a highly experienced rep player and club leader and any defence of that would be as weak as, um, Boyd’s tackling style.

There is a lot of talk about the next gen of Broncos coming through and for all the potential in the world, none have the experience he brings. He has played in some of the best teams assembled in recent history and knows what the standards are at that level. Form is fleeting and it’s not like he’s unaware of it. He’s an old head in the team but usually one of the fittest, easily the most dedicated to improve and set the training and preperation standards expected for an NRL team. These things are highly valued by a coach but never acknowledged by the punters who only see 80mins each week. Even if he finds form again this season, he’s not a game breaker but he can make good decisions and cover the 1% that comes from experience.

And if he doesn’t? If his 2019 form continues Seibold does have a decision to make. This is a results based business and loyalty to an underperformer will be just as detrimental to his Seib’s own contract. So where to play him? For mine, it has to be left center to start the season. I don’t think he has the athleticism to match it with the top flight wingers these days. His main contender is Bird, a very good player hampered by injuries but if he’s fit, has to be in the top 17. I would start Bird at 14. He can cover nearly any position and could rotate at #13 with ease and add that spark at pivitol times of the game. This also assumes they play either Turpin or Macca – not both.

This gives Boyd the opportunity to make the spot his own. Each position has KPIs and if he’s not meeting them in the early season, yes, Seibold should make the call to drop him just as he did with Jet last season. Boyd has his destiny in his own hands. Play well, play the 15 (?) games required to initiate his PO for next year. Otherwise, he has been a fantastic player for Brisbane, Saints, Qld and Aust but time catches up with everyone.

What to do with Darius Boyd?

So, based on your theory, we can discount any points scored by Mitchell this year. He went to Souths through dodgy Toddy and his ‘Souths Only’ creative cap scheme he seems to be running with Rusty. 😉

Like Laurie Daley before him, will Jack Wighton now become a star?

2nd best 5/8 Ipswich has produced. That’s ok, NSW can have him – they’ll need him.

Like Laurie Daley before him, will Jack Wighton now become a star?

I get that and (IMO) Moylan played the game of his season against the Panthers but it was slim pickings between then. While Moylan is a quality player, brilliant at times, I would say Jimmy was an overall more consistent player.

Where does James Maloney rate among the NRL's greats?

You could make a case that he, as part of the teams he played in, had achieved more than JT. Definitely not as skilled but a real competitor none the less.

Where does James Maloney rate among the NRL's greats?

When you look at his record you can nearly understand why Jimmy became a little mercinary, especially after the Sharks premiership win. He’s watching Cronk, JT, DCE even Pearce getting the big bucks while he’s achieved just as much (if not more) but never considered the ‘big money’ recruit. The Panthers literally got change back from the Moylan swap! What’s Moylan achieved again? Fortunately for Jimmy, he has the personality that will keep him employed around the game for some time after retirement.

Where does James Maloney rate among the NRL's greats?

Q; Do you think Wighton would have made that Raiders team of old? If so, what posiition?

I think Wighton is a very special talent and I can understand the comparison. Where Daley had more natural skils and the ability to read the opposition, Jack is just learning this now. It’s great to have a gug-ho nature which I’m sure Ricky encourages, he’ll have to work harder to develop his ball playing and attacking kicks because coaches will have him marked as a ‘run first’ player as they did with Austin after his break out year in ’16 (?).

Good luck to them this season and can’t wait to see what Williams adds. Enjoy being the Hunted this season.

Like Laurie Daley before him, will Jack Wighton now become a star?

Well at least you’ve accepted that souths have rorted the system to the tune of $2m and there is no justification for it. It’s Gladiator v Uncle Nic but the Refern boys have bought a special weapon, and best mate, Todd Greenberg. So when the fight gets out of hand for the redfern mob, Toddy will ‘medically retire’ them and they end up with more $ than the winner ever would.

The myth of the Parramatta Eels will be shot down in 2020

Right on all counts?
1, You cast a net over every player who was coming to market and so far it’s only Mitchell who signed so you’re wrong on every other count.
2, Milford a FB? Didn’t you watch last year? I thought this would be one where you’d admit being 100% wrong.
3, Boyd is useless? So you were watching and seen what every other punter saw. More Captain Obvious than prophecy. Was he any good at 5/8 like you were bleating for “for 3 yrs”? Wrong again.
4, I know Seibold broke your little hearts by leaving and you’ll forever dispise him for it. It’s like calling the girl who dumped you a b-itch – it’s just sad, let it go.

Not that facts have ever been central to your arguement I don’t think you should feel a need to be right – not with Toddy on your side. You should be thanking him, how hard must it have been to gift so many penalties to a team with the Burgii? Souths remove the head of an opponent, that’s just a fine. First time Gagai gets a cramp – that’s a medical retirement – thanks Toddy.

The myth of the Parramatta Eels will be shot down in 2020

It’s the comradery there, especially between the indigenous boys. Now who getting the shaft, AJ or Gagai?

The myth of the Parramatta Eels will be shot down in 2020

I doubt we’ll beat them by 58 but we’ll give it a shot! 😛

give the fanatical little North Koreans hell Baaahahaha, you Souths boys may be the biggest whingers in the NRL but that’s in a crowd of 50-odd punters. Your little cries won’t get a hearing here with a real crowd.

The myth of the Parramatta Eels will be shot down in 2020

And if there is one Roarer who can blow smoke… 😂

The myth of the Parramatta Eels will be shot down in 2020

Agreed, a lot of his English decisions were pretty ordinary. ‘Safe’ would be the politest word but really just going for NRL structure over SL flair. TBH I haven’t seen too much of Williams but I’ve heard plenty of good things and if he’s not worth a start over Hastings I’ll eat my hat.

The myth of the Parramatta Eels will be shot down in 2020

I think I smell a little poo poo coming from Brookvale.

The Broncos see Brodie Croft as a mini Cooper Cronk, but the Storm just see Brodie Croft

To be fair, if they’re going to be in Sydney, he has to work out which one hasn’t banned all NRL players after a Buldogs end of season event which is usually the week before finals start. 😊
Happy Friday CPB!

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