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How people keep writing the Bunnies up as premiership threats have to be on something. They are cooked, just like the Roosters were once we beat them.


 

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Is jack related to Kobe?


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How people keep writing the Bunnies up as premiership threats have to be on something. They are cooked, just like the Roosters were once we beat them.
I think when they’re on they’re on.
But nobody is beating Melbourne.


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That's the issue, against the good teams, if your off your not getting back in. Too many mercurial players in one team.


 

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How people keep writing the Bunnies up as premiership threats have to be on something. They are cooked, just like the Roosters were once we beat them.
They have lost 1 game more than Penrith and Melbourne. They are absolutely premiership threats. All that matters is form in the finals. Melbourne look unbeatable but there's almost two months until we're in the elimination games for the top 4.


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So Pangai Junior to see out 2021 at the Panthers...?


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So Pangai Junior to see out 2021 at the Panthers...?


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Just goes to show, agitate for a release for a higher wage and potentially gain a premiership on the way out. This doesn’t sit right with me.


 

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Just goes to show, agitate for a release for a higher wage and potentially gain a premiership on the way out. This doesn’t sit right with me.



Don't rule out Pangai Junior costing Penrith a finals game with a sin binning, or being sent off....

Probably no loss for them if they have to suspend him for visiting the bikies, I meant barber shop.


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Doesn't seem too fair for me. Strengthening an already gun team.


People can discredit him for visiting a bikie barber shop or being a 'grub' or whatever but at the end of the day he has the potential to be the best forward in the game. He still makes an impact for the reigning wooden spooners, who knows how good he could be in a team like the Panthers where he'll be catching the ball with a scattered and retreating defensive line in front of him.


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Doesn't seem too fair for me. Strengthening an already gun team.

People can discredit him for visiting a bikie barber shop or being a 'grub' or whatever but at the end of the day he has the potential to be the best forward in the game. He still makes an impact for the reigning wooden spooners, who knows how good he could be in a team like the Panthers where he'll be catching the ball with a scattered and retreating defensive line in front of him.

This could go either way. Great clubs don't tolerate d*ckheads, and the winning environment (and peer pressure to remain disciplined like everybody else) makes players afraid to stuff up.

But there are just some blokes that can't get right, and hurt the culture of even the top clubs.


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Don't rule out Pangai Junior costing Penrith a finals game with a sin binning, or being sent off....

Probably no loss for them if they have to suspend him for visiting the bikies, I meant barber shop.



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I don't care about TPJ and I don't care about Penrith, I care that this sets an ugly precedent. TPJ has not been bad this year at all and he is a genuine gun player going to the premiership favourites for nothing, that isn't right. This will just continue to make the gulf between the good clubs and the rubbish ones like us even wider.

Not only that, this is also rewarding a player for allegedly meeting with another club while under contract directly leading to his current club being forced to jump on the front foot and boot him out.

So TPJ (more likely his agent, TPJ isn't this smart) has managed to 'legally' get a better offer from the Dogs and likely win a premiership on his way out. How can the NRL just be ok with these machinations? I'll answer it, they are incompetent that is why.


 
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I don't care about TPJ and I don't care about Penrith, I care that this sets an ugly precedent. TPJ has not been bad this year at all and he is a genuine gun player going to the premiership favourites for nothing, that isn't right. This will just continue to make the gulf between the good clubs and the rubbish ones like us even wider.

Not only that, this is also rewarding a player for allegedly meeting with another club while under contract directly leading to his current club being forced to jump on the front foot and boot him out.

So TPJ (more likely his agent, TPJ isn't this smart) has managed to 'legally' get a better offer from the Dogs and likely win a premiership on his way out. How can the NRL just be ok with these machinations? I'll answer it, they are incompetent that is why.



I agree with your pain and frustration, but I am not sure the Broncos had any other choice (even if the NRL tightened the rules).

Kevie is a club legend, and a relatively new NRL coach. He and Ikin are trying to set new standards at the club, and can't have destablising forces ruining that (no matter even if they happen to be good players in their own right).

Maybe the Broncos thought.... well we aren't going to sack Kevie because he just got here, and the mess was create by Wayne and Anthony etc. But we can fix the joint up, and get two quality dudes for the price we were paying for Pangai who is extremely promising, and sometimes even MOTM, but most of the time, unreliable and an absolute flog who is a dressing room cancer.


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I agree with your pain and frustration, but I am not sure the Broncos had any other choice (even if the NRL tightened the rules).

Kevie is a club legend, and a relatively new NRL coach. He and Ikin are trying to set new standards at the club, and can't have destablising forces ruining that (no matter even if they happen to be good players in their own right).

Maybe the Broncos thought.... well we aren't going to sack Kevie because he just got here, and the mess was create by Wayne and Anthony etc. But we can fix the joint up, and get two quality dudes for the price we were paying for Pangai who is extremely promising, and sometimes even MOTM, but most of the time, unreliable and an absolute flog who is a dressing room cancer.



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I agree with that.
What I can't understand is that the Broncos are supposed to have all these gun players that other clubs are desperate to recruit (and are recruiting). If these guys are so good why is Brisbane so poor? I was astounded at how easily they capitulated against the Tugers on the weekend.


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They got blooded into the NRL at the wrong time.

Bennett left a mess at the Broncos (that the media doesn't call him out for because he is Bennett).

Siebold comes in, and in trying to fix the mess, acts as extreme as a footy forum person proposes by wanting to drop nearly everybody for a young player or reserve grader.

In fixing Bennett's mess, Seibold left his own mess. Now Kevie is trying to fix both of their combined messes. All while this is happening, the young players have faced hiding after hiding, and while losing, the discipline has slipped up or worsened for those who are inclined to be that way.


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Kevvie seems like a genuine sort of person, and a 'good bloke'. Having said that, I don't know if he's the smartest NRL coach going around. Time will tell, but he seems ok with a chock full of talent side (like a SOO team) in getting them to gell for a limited series of matches - but very inconsistent with varying levels of talent and application in a squad like the Broncos. The eagerness of many players wanting to get out and sign with other clubs should be a warning sign.



I am not sure it is a warning sign to Kevvie when those players were flogs anyway.


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Dufty, Addo Carr, Naden, TPJ, Vaughan, Burton. Quite a wee posse the Bulldogs are assembling after a few signings last year. There is definitely a chance for them to self-destruct with those personalities. All brilliant offensively on their good days, some offensive on their worst. I don't see Barrett as the one to keep tabs on them, I hope the days of having drinks with his players are done.

Surely They can't afford Brandon Smith now?
 
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Imagine being the guy who has worked hard through preseason and the season itself to play in the GF only to miss out to a last minute, temporary ring-in with a shit attitude.

Surely Cleary wouldn't do that to one of his Pennies whanau.
 
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Imagine being the guy who has worked hard through preseason and the season itself to play in the GF only to miss out to a last minute, temporary ring-in with a shit attitude.

Surely Cleary wouldn't do that to one of his Pennies whanau.



I thought I heard they were doing it because JFH will potentially be missing for the birth of his child.


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Dufty, Naden, TPJ, Vaughan, Burton. Quite a wee posse the Bulldogs are assembling after quite a few signings last year. There is definitely a chance for them to self-destruct with those personalities. All brilliant offensively brilliant on their good days, some offensive on their worst. I don't see Barrett as the one to keep tabs on them, I hope the days of having drinks with his players are done.

Surely They can't afford Brandon Smith now?




I don't even know how they can afford Vaughan, they've already spent big on Burton, JAC, Cotric, Allan, Naden, TPJ, Flanagan, Elliott, Jackson. To attract anyone to the club in previous years they have had to spend overs, so they must already be pretty close to the cap.


 

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