Slater seems to be going above and beyond his 2011 form, which is fucking scary, especially when he puts on the green & gold, as well as the Maroon jersey.
I knew Cronk would stay with Melbourne, Titans will fold at the end of the year so it's a dead end, and well, no other team could afford him. Good to see he stayed loyal for a change.
Speaking of signings etc, heavy rumours abound that the Stewart brothers are heading to Bondi in 2013, whilst Anasta may be heading to Wests as well. I'd take it with a grain of salt (2 weeks ago the Stewarts were all but Dragons), but yeah, some interesting developments.
Also, Nathan Hindmarsh today announced he'll retire at the end of the season. Really hoping the guy has a stellar final season, even though his team are currently shit, but he deserves a good season. Wouldn't mind seeing him in a blues jumper come May either.
Originally Posted by Renegade™
I still find it hilarious that Parramatta, a team with the likes of Hayne, Tonga, Maitua, Hindmarsh, Burt amongst others are so laughably bad.
Not as funny as Cuthbertson still playing top flight footy tho.
They have zero direction, tackle like bitches, and are just...well, I can't provide an accurate metaphor to describe them. They have the roster to be a top 4 team, but keep on failing and looking at buying outside the club to boost the ranks. Sure has done wonders with Sandow this season
Originally Posted by eyebrowmorroco
To be fair, Hayne has hardly played any football. If you take out the primary attacking option of most clubs, they probably would lose cohesion. What astounds me is Weilder’s story about Eels players saying they’re a forward or two away from competing. If they truly believe that to be the case, why not look at Willie Mason? Mason, Maitua and Hindmarsh would be a fair back row. Apparently, he is desperate to play and will do so for minimum pay. You couldn’t possibly lose anything. On his day, he is the most destructive ball runner in the game. His defence is a fair sight better than Tony Williams', who Sea Eagles are supposedly targeting at $400,000 a season! They’re clueless.
Mate, you do realise Cuthbertson didn't even miss a tackle in the first two rounds?
Isn't that what Sandow was bought for?
T-Rex > Mason, any day of the week. Mason is past his prime, and is nothing but bad news for the club he goes to, its region, and the game in general.
He may not have missed a tackle (which seems to be all you base a players ability off), but his ball control, and running ability has been absolutely woeful. Bennett is nuts if he keeps that idiot on first grade, the sack of shit should feel lucky to be playing State Cup.