Etern0L_Warrior_old

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Feleti Mateo

Feleti Mateo 2012 1

wat is this guy doing? still going to play for nsw or is his form is not good enough to be selected. thought with mateo, sutton, jennings and farrah this will be a nsw side with a lot of 'thee X-fAactOR' minus mateo certainly makes a less entertaining side
 
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ToiletDuck_old

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Seriously, I've had a hard-on for Feleti for a while now. He's an awesome lock, Randerson is killing him at 5/8.

After a quality half, he'd be top of my 'who would you bring to the Warriors' list.
 

daj3_old

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Campese's got his number at 5/8. and Gallen has lock wrapped up. Sutton and Mateo are similar, though, so perhaps Mateo could be a straight swap for him on the bench if he is still injured.
 

Spence_old

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As NRL News released information around Feleti Mateo and his possible move away from the Eels next year, media outlets pounced on the Parramatta club and CEO Paul Osborne to get additional information around the ball playing star.
Will Mateo be leaving? Is this just a rumour?
At this stage, take it as absolute gospel - Feleti Mateo wants out of the Parramatta Eels as early as possible. While the talented star has a year remaining on his contract, he has told family and insiders at the Bulldogs that he would happily join the club if a release could be secured from Parramatta.
Out of luck during 2009, the pressure poured on Mateo at the start of the year when he was thrown the pivot role following Jarryd Hayne moving to fullback - was a telling blow. Shortly after, Mateo suffered a serious injury and was forced out for 12 weeks. On top of this, it seems the style of new coach Daniel Anderson may not be 100% suited to Mateo; while this cannot be confirmed - it seems to be another factor in the overall scheme of things.
While the Eels continue to insist that Mateo won’t be released, a player not happy is sure to provide a pain point for the in-form club. There is no doubting the ability of Feleti, however he is a genuine star and cannot be left in the background playing park football. Adding to the pressure is the size of the contract being paid to Mateo, the Eels have recruited well for 2010 and will no doubt have some salary cap pressure.
Offloading Mateo would solve that problem very quickly.
So at this stage, unless Mateo returns and supremely enjoys his time on the football field - you will almost certainly see him leave Parramatta at years end.
It seems that the resurgent Parramatta Eels club are not only playing for their 2009 NRL survival and finals quest, they are also playing for the chance to keep the talented Mateo at their club for 2010. If things go well, Mateo might be only too keen to take another year in the Golden West.

https://www.nrlnews.com/2009/08/20/nrl-media-release-exclusive-nrl-news-mateo/

It seems Eels drawcard Feleti Mateo is all but stitched up with the Bulldogs for 2010 and beyond; with sources suggesting the talented Parramatta player having inked a deal but it’s being kept under wraps until the years end.
Injured for several weeks now, Mateo is fit and available for selection in the Eels side but has been again overlooked by coach Daniel Anderson.
While talk of Mateo linking with the Bulldogs simmered down some weeks ago - some sources are suggesting that Mateo has indeed linked with the Bulldogs but is keeping the deal under wraps given his situation with the Eels and their strong run to the 2009 NRL finals.
With salary cap pressure for 2010, the Parramatta club were looking to free up some much needed money and apparently Mateo and coach Anderson aren’t on the best of terms, with insiders suggesting the injured star has returned well overweight and is training below what the new coach has expected.
It would certainly be a frustrating position for the Eels playmaker, a deadset superstar only 18 months ago - he has struggled to capture peak form this year and after riding the low ebb of losses in early rounds, he has had to sit on the sidelines as the side continued from strength to strength.
Parramatta have signed Justin Poore at around $350,000 per season, Shane Shackleton at around $200,000 per season and Timana Tahu at around $250,000 per season for next year; and have also managed to keep hold of Jarryd Hayne for an estimated $475,000 per year.
That kind of splurge ensures that the likes of Mateo are on the outter, regardless of remaining contract and even club stalwarts such as Nathan Cayless are under intense pressure to keep their form - with the club captain on a reported $325,000 per season.
Signings aside, the clash this Friday night with the in-form Wests Tigers looks to be the match up of the year. Finals aside, both these sides have hit peak form at the business end of the season. Each side can score some amazing tries and both look to their key men in Benji Marshall and Jarryd Hayne.
However, this match will be won and lost in the forwards - with the crucial early points up the centre to be fought out by Pommie Gareth Ellis and the Eels Nathan Hindmarsh.
Buckle up, expect a big crowd and get set for a massive game this Friday night.

https://www.nrlnews.com/2009/08/18/feleti-mateo-signs-nrl-deal-with-bulldogs/

Then one taking a bit of a different perspective...

A COFFEE with his new boss has reaffirmed to Feleti Mateo that he will not be allowed to leave Parramatta at the end of the season, while another meeting with his coach is today expected to confirm whether his short-term future is back in first grade.

Eels coach Daniel Anderson is believed to have assured Mateo that he would tell him whether he would be returned to the high-flying NRL side today ahead of their much-anticipated clash with Wests Tigers at the SFS tomorrow night.

Mateo has been unable to break back into the NRL squad since suffering a biceps injury and is known to have been frustrated by his inability to do so - to the point where he has wondered whether he has a future at the club.

New Parramatta chief executive Paul Osborne, though, said he told the gifted 25-year-old this week that he would at least see out the final year of his contract with the club.

'' made it abundantly clear that he's wanted and any ideas he has of leaving he should remove immediately from his mind,'' Osborne said. ''We've won five in a row and conceded zero points and scored 4000, so it's very difficult to break into a side like that.''

Anderson said yesterday Mateo was ''definitely in contention'' but that Daniel Mortimer and Jeff Robson would be his halves pairing. ''He is definitely different to any other player we have,'' Anderson said of Mateo. ''The challenge for Feleti from when he went out of the team injured and coming back in is he's going to be a supporting, contributory member of the team.

''Jarryd [Hayne] is basically the franchise player, the go-to man, whereas maybe in the last 18 months it's been Feleti who's been the go-to man.''

A player who certainly cannot claim to be feeling unloved is Hayne, who is edging closer to a new deal. Osborne said he was optimistic of re-signing arguably the NRL's form player after his contract expires at the end of next year.

''I spoke to his manager during the week and said to him, 'Mate, hurry up, it's just costing me a fortune every time he plays,''' Osborne said. ''Hopefully we can get something done before the end of the season.''

Elsewhere, Melbourne forward Matt Cross has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering medial ligament damage to his knee in Monday night's loss to Newcastle.


https://www.leaguehq.com.au/news/lhqnews/no-release-for-mateo/2009/08/19/1250362117833.html

I don't see why Anderson doesn't use him... his offloading would be perfect for them right now.
 

Fazz_old

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Mate he doesn't fit the criteria for what this club looks at.
He isn't any of the following...
a) From QLD
b) Playing for the Cowboys
c) In terrible form/past it
d) Contributes only to defense
 

PB_old

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From The Australian article wanking on about Folau.

Elsewhere, the Warriors are close to confirming gifted Parramatta utility Feleti Mateo will join them next year and fellow Eel Krisnan Inu may soon follow suit.

Maybe the dollars will do this time.
 

Fazz_old

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Inu has actually been in decent=ish form the last few weeks too imo. At least we're blowing all of our cash on some player with flair. I've been flip flopping on these signings, but today this seems like good news for some reason.
 

truckie_old

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You heard it here first :)

I can assure you that Krisnan Inu has already agreed to terms with the Warriors. All that needs to be done is to fine the time for the contract signing.

Mateo is close to agreeing. He is happy now with what the warriors have offered him and is doing one last ring around to see if that is the way he wants to head. But it looks like he will be a warrior next year.

These two signings will be announced with in a week.
 

playdaball_old

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If this is the case will there be any players moving on apart from Price?

Is there still room in the cap for another decent prop i.e. - Price leaves and we replace him with a loose forward / stand off and a centre / wing / fullback as well as a second rower (Steve Rapira).

Good to have these types of players in the team but not if the fwds aren't setting a decent platform.

On current form, if Sam Rapira got injured the Warriors go forward game would be almost non existant.
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

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The Warriors had something like 200K left in the cap for this season so that would go to Inu, plus a bit extra. They might have even used that 200k to front load a contract and free up the extra 200k for next season.

Mateo would be a swap for Price I imagine.

Tate, Luck, Lillyman, Royal, Matulino, Seymour, Poching are all off contract. Seymour and Matulino I'd keep. Probably Royal and Poching too for propping depth.

Not sure what we've done with upgrades, but we'd still have enough for an established prop, and perhaps even an up and coming one as well.

A lot will depend on who we re-sign out of that bunch.
 

Lego_Man_old

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Lilyman and Royal shouldnt be retained. Tate will depart of his own accord, and we will consequently probably retain Luck.

Keep Buster and Big Ben.

Poching...care
 

playdaball_old

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JUST announced ...

Luck has re-signed for a further 2 years

Official details / source etc to follow
 
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PB_old

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JUST announced ...

Luck has re-signed for a further 2 years

If that's on the money I guess Banaghan and the Warriors have learnt to live with each other. There may be hope for Blair yet.

Great news for Luck. Well done Micheal.
 

playdaball_old

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If that's on the money I guess Banaghan and the Warriors have learnt to live with each other. There may be hope for Blair yet.

Great news for Luck. Well done Micheal.

Just put up the official announcement. Jimmy Banaghan appears each Friday morning on radio live and he is entertaining. He also claims that there is no bad blood with the current Warriors management. Luck has re-signed as well as Steve Rapira, Brown, Matulino, Mannering, Tai'i and some of the rookies so it has to be bye bye Lillyman.

Where does that leave MATEO then i.e. - 6 good players for 3 starting positions?
 
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PB_old

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Jimmy Banaghan appears each Friday morning on radio live and he is entertaining. He also claims that there is no bad blood with the current Warriors management.

Yeah, I've heard him a few times and he seems OK. Glad he says that, though. Most clubs can't afford to burn a player manager and turn off a source of potential talent. However, I still think a number were cut to lessen his influence and bargaining power. A basic of supplier management.

...so it has to be bye bye Lillyman. Where does that leave MATEO then i.e. - 6 good players for 3 starting positions?

Depends on what Lillyman is on, I suppose.If you can afford to keep depth you do. If Mateo and Inu are on the way over presumably Tate will go. A shame if so. There's a few options available for Mateo. Second row, lock, standoff, or longer minutes off the bench. But I don't think he'd be coming over to be a supersub.

It won't only be the second rowers under the squeeze. If Mateo pushes out the halves have a fight and robust halves fight with the hooker. If Locke finds form and comes back at fullback, then Heremaia gets squeezed by Hohaia. If Inu comes over and Tate stays them Moon and Ropati have fun. Even if Tate goes the pressure will be on.

Happy days. Always good to have positions being fought over.
 

insulinboi_old

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Surely we wont sign Mateo now that we have Luck and Steve Rapira.

We really desperatly badly need props.
 

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