Recruitment 2021 Warriors Recruitment DISCUSSION

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TheCool

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Jul 18, 2013
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Oh thank goodness.
I was worried we weren't gonna sign Joey Manu for a second.
Then I saw it was only Buzz Rothfield reporting it.
I don’t know whether it’s us he’ll sign with, but every move the Roosters have made in the last two weeks all but confirms he’s gone.

Buzz has lost the plot.

Let’s just hope it’s not the Dolphins or Chiefs.
 

Wrighty

1st Grade Fringe
May 26, 2021
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In terms of providing some goss - Redcliffe purportedly to offer Ponga $1.4M in the next few days. He will become the highest paid player in the NRL if he says yes.
 
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Wrighty

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NZWarriorsFaithful

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Aug 24, 2020
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NAS may become available in a few weeks. He is refusing to take the Vaccine which conflicts with his ability to play in Melbourne based on the Victoria State laws. Other teams based in other states may be able to pursue him. He has until Dec 7th to change his mind.

Ik he’s good but man don’t risk it we come back to nz and he won’t be able to play, if we sign him it will be shocking
 

Wrighty

1st Grade Fringe
May 26, 2021
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First Signing in - Souths retain Cody Walker.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have locked in superstar five-eighth Cody Walker on a one-year extension that will keep him at the club until the end of 2023.

The 31-year-old was one of the hottest names to come off contract at the end of next season and could have been poached by rivals had the Bunnies not moved to lock him in just as the November 1 feeding frenzy for 2023 begins.

 

Geoff Public

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Buzz is really putting the boot in at the moment. Firstly how lucky rhe Warriors were to have nice accommodation without a mention of the toll living in Australia and constantly shifting is having. Now trying to turn us into another Tigers with players turning us down for less money.
I suppose when his job is to be Paul Kent's tv punchbag, he tries to look for others to bully.
 

Noitall

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 21, 2019
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In terms of providing some goss - Redcliffe purportedly to offer Ponga $1.4M in the next few days. He will become the highest paid player in the NRL if he says yes.
That’s the only thing I’m feeling there’s some hope to his article being bullshit, can’t see O’Sullivan or Bennett offering anybody $1.4 mil. Ikavalu has gone to the sharks, I think Manu will stay put.
 

geepee

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 27, 2016
197
If Manu was going to resign with Roosters, why would he wait until the first three days of November to do it when he's had all year to?? He knows what the Roosters have offered and 'unofficially' know what the Warriors were 'likely' to offer.
because they had free more cash up it was said at same time they would offer considerably less figure in hope he will stay
 

Wrighty

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May 26, 2021
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That’s the only thing I’m feeling there’s some hope to his article being bullshit, can’t see O’Sullivan or Bennett offering anybody $1.4 mil. Ikavalu has gone to the sharks, I think Manu will stay put.
Ikavalu is awful.
 

snake77

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 12, 2013
10,092
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Buzz is really putting the boot in at the moment. Firstly how lucky rhe Warriors were to have nice accommodation without a mention of the toll living in Australia and constantly shifting is having. Now trying to turn us into another Tigers with players turning us down for less money.
I suppose when his job is to be Paul Kent's tv punchbag, he tries to look for others to bully.
That's one reason to like NRL360 the world gets to see how senile he is. Or he makes the statements he's always has got away with in his articles and the other guys shoot him down. Kent a couple of time this year has told him he was in la la land tonight.

Also shows how little he knows as the other guys have to correct him on how the salary cap works.


On his comments about Joey Manu if he re-signs with the Roosters he'll twist it like we are the Tigers and can't sign anyone. Even though the last two years we have been active in the market. Ok the guy responsible for that is no longer here but missing out on one signing we shouldn't be hung out to dry on.

Also saw a piece somewhere about how the Roosters were loyal to him after his injury. Give me a break he's still under contract and they want him to get better and play again.

I though I read somewhere that he has told them he wants to play in a different position. For the Roosters fullback is a not go with Tedesco and the halves they have Keary and Walker.
 

TheCool

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 18, 2013
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The money is one side of it but he’s also said he want to play in the spine. The only way I see the Roosters keeping him is if they plan to phase out Keary. The guy is one head knock away from retiring. I’m sure they would kick themselves if Keary only played another year or two and they lost Manu in the process. But then again they chose not to play Manu there when they were pressed for halves depth this year and went with Hutchison etc. Walker and Tedesco obviously have the other spots locked down for the foreseeable future.
 
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Toookey

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May 3, 2021
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Would be kind of random for Manu to stay with the Roosters at this stage:
1. Will be less money
2. Won’t be a spine position
3. Have signed Momo, so now have Billy Smith, Suaali there
4. Already knew we would be offering a mill for him, so why would he have waited til now if money wasn’t important and he wanted to stay at Roosters anyways.

Can’t see it happening tbh, but I guess stranger things have happened.
 

Blain

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 18, 2012
2,322
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The money is one side of it but he’s also said he want to play in the spine. The only way I see the Roosters keeping him is if they plan to phase out Keary. The guy is one head knock away from retiring. I’m sure they would kick themselves if Keary only played another year or two and they lost Manu in the process. But then again they chose not to play Manu there when they were pressed for halves depth this year and went with Leeson Ah-Mau/Hutchison etc. Walker and Tedesco obviously have the other spots locked down for the foreseeable future.

I wouldn't be that upset to miss out on Manu, I think he's a fullback/centre, I don't think he has the rounded game to play halves, well at a million dollar per season level anyway. I think you're right - that the roosters agree.

The only way we would get the best out of him at 6 is having a controlling and kicking 7, like Reynolds. Walsh won't move from 1, and we will be doing everything to make him happy.

He would be more of a signing to sell jerseys and get people to games, which is what the club needs, but I'm not quite sold on his on field output for $1M.
 

geepee

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 27, 2016
197
Would be kind of random for Manu to stay with the Roosters at this stage:
1. Will be less money
2. Won’t be a spine position
3. Have signed Momo, so now have Billy Smith, Suaali there
4. Already knew we would be offering a mill for him, so why would he have waited til now if money wasn’t important and he wanted to stay at Roosters anyways.

Can’t see it happening tbh, but I guess stranger things have happened.
less money but more third party deals
 

Barty

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 29, 2020
102
The money is one side of it but he’s also said he want to play in the spine. The only way I see the Roosters keeping him is if they plan to phase out Keary. The guy is one head knock away from retiring. I’m sure they would kick themselves if Keary only played another year or two and they lost Manu in the process. But then again they chose not to play Manu there when they were pressed for halves depth this year and went with Hutchison etc. Walker and Tedesco obviously have the other spots locked down for the foreseeable future.
You are totally correct. Clearly they knew Joey's aspirations to be a spine player. This was the best season to have him in the 6 position due to all the injuries they suffered. There was nothing to be lost playing him there - they would get to have a good look at him, and he would've touched the ball alot.
 
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defensivebomb

1st Grade Fringe
Nov 29, 2018
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Let's be honest. If you had the two deals on the table:
  1. SYD for $850k. Don't have to move. Familiar environment. High performance environment. Play where you are picked.
  2. NZW for $1m. Based in a hotel in QLD, but TBC beyond next year. Not a high performance environment. Play where you choose.
Which one would you pick?
 

Defence

Warriors 1st Grader
May 9, 2012
6,303
Let's be honest. If you had the two deals on the table:
  1. SYD for $850k. Don't have to move. Familiar environment. High performance environment. Play where you are picked.
  2. NZW for $1m. Based in a hotel in QLD, but TBC beyond next year. Not a high performance environment. Play where you choose.
Which one would you pick?
Whichever one my wife told me to.
 

TheCool

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 18, 2013
1,970
Let's be honest. If you had the two deals on the table:
  1. SYD for $850k. Don't have to move. Familiar environment. High performance environment. Play where you are picked.
  2. NZW for $1m. Based in a hotel in QLD, but TBC beyond next year. Not a high performance environment. Play where you choose.
Which one would you pick?
You will be surprised how few people will turn down that $.

This is for 2023 remember, unlikely they still will be stuck in a hotel by then.

Plus being able to play in the spine increases his future earnings potential. His next contract after the one he will soon sign (which might be his last big one) could be worth even more if he shows value in the halves or at fullback.
 
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