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-1 on what Buffed is saying, he's had an axe to grind on Lockyer for years.

I don't think the Queensland backline has been as potent and I don't think that means NSW have all of a sudden become defensive powerhouses - its the shift in the 6 and 7.

non axe to grind, i just think he played 2 years too long. Thurston made him look very good the last two years in origin and his performances for brisbane were well beow his best. It's just that being the commentators favourite that he was, you were never going to hear a critical word against him.
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Cronk is easily the best 7 currently in the game
Lockyer is the 2nd best player Ive ever seen play
NSW have no one near either of them as far as playmakers go

To sum up. Qld miss Lockyer at origin level. His leadership can never be undermined. If he played on 1 leg, he would still be better than a fully fit Tood Cronk. Thats right, I combined Todd Carney. And Cooper Cronk. Arguably the 2 most dangerous halves in the comp. But they still don't add up to 1, D.Lockyer
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I don't think Cronk was travelling that well in this year's Origin series until he got sin-binned, then he came back on and exploded - we'll need him to play that well for the whole 80 mins in Bris to get a win I reckon.

In other news, Bowen looked pretty good last night and Gillett did fuck-all once again. Great game that one as well.
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how the fuck does sandow get chased down by reynolds. reynolds who got chased down by hannat before, easily caught him. it just shouldn't be possible.
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Its hard to run fast when you have $550000 in your pockets weighing you down.
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Looking forward to monday Night football, hopefully Manly can win at home against the Storm mainly so Derpy can come in here and have a whinge about something
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Farah out of today's game.

His mum passed away this morning.

Poor dude - RIP Mrs Farah.

What a week for Robbie.

Plays the game of his life on Wednesday, than this.
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Terrible news... RIP Mrs Farah

I hope the Tigers can rally and win it as a tribute to his family.
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Props to Pearce for getting his end in a playmate.
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Pretty emotional scenes before kick off with a few of the players fighting back the tears. Benji looked particularly upset, I guess a lot of them would have been quite close to her. Sad day. Shame they couldnt rally for the win but I think had it been a few days after the event their heads might have been right. You could just tell that they were going to struggle to keep their heads in it from that minutes silence.

Lets hope they can bounce back from such a sad day nice and quickly.
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Yeah pretty shit for the team to have to cope with that on game day, was always gonna be hard for them. Reminds me a bit of what the Warriors went through after they lost Sonny Fai.

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The one minute silence at Leichhardt today was very eerie. Could of heard a pin drop.

Tigers were brave but they were always going to struggle today....
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Just read Sam Perrett to the Dogs tomorrow... Transfer to commence immediately...
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I reckon the Dogs salary cap is gonna come under some scrutiny pretty soon.
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I reckon the Dogs salary cap is gonna come under some scrutiny pretty soon.

We lost the following players last year:

Chris Armit (Penrith), Michael Hodgson (retired), Jamal Idris (Titans),�*Brad Morrin (retired), Mickey Paea (ESL), Ben Roberts (Eels), Andrew Ryan (retired), Aidan Sezer (Titans), Nathan Smith (Eels), Gary Warburton�*(ESL), Junior Tia-Kilifi (Penrith)

Only signed James Graham, Luke MacDougall and James Gavet.

Greenberg left heaps of salary cap space for Hasler to build a squad with.

Inu is on $50K this year, will imagine Perrett will be on a similar deal.

Expecting us to lose another 5-6 players from our current squad to accommodate T-Rex and another big signing.
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Inu is on $50K this year, will imagine Perrett will be on a similar deal.

that actually wouldnt surprise me as the roosters backpaid his contract, there was a rumour that as a result of it he was on something like 500k this season as a result of earning less than his agreed contract the previous 2 seasons - so it would make sense for them to offload him and have bulldogs chip in the 50k or so to give them a bit of breathing space.

good win yesterday albeit against a down and out tigers team, condolences to robbie he must be shattered. when i looked at my supercoach and he had no points i started cursing him thinking he mustve just bitched it and not backed up after origin and then i heard the news and i felt like a ****
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The one minute silence at Leichhardt today was very eerie. Could of heard a pin drop.

Tigers were brave but they were always going to struggle today....

RIP Mama Farah
yeah, it was very quiet, more so than any other moment of silence I've heard there. Lucky a plane didn't fly over...

Not too disappointed in the loss, even though the Tiges pretty much had a bludger of a game in defence. Take Farah and Fulton out of the middle and that's 90-100 tackles someone else needs to make.

also full credit to the Roosters, they played well despite switching off in defence when they were well ahead
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Whats going on @ Penriff?

For Luke Lewis to want out things must be pretty bad between the players & coaching staff. It's a real shame. Gus was meant to be the saviour but all that has happened since his arrival is the team is going backwards, and fast.

It'll be a sad day for Panthers fans if Lewis and Jennings leave with Gordon, thats arguably their three best players. Lewis to the Sea Eagles please.
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Gus Gould is the problem.........he destroyed Easts a few years ago and now he's doing the same at Penrith.
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yeah but to what end?

he must have some sort of purpose.

I still think maybe gunning to sign SBW. Or maybe Thurston. When's Thurston's contract up? end of next year?
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how the fuck does sandow get chased down by reynolds

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Gus Gould is the problem.........he destroyed Easts a few years ago and now he's doing the same at Penrith.

Our 20's and Windsor are topping their respective comps so the rot has only set in at the highest level with the players having too much of a say about what goes on.

Coote gets dropped and next day he's in the paper crapping on about Cleary being a different type of guy and questioning the decisions that are being made. For a player as shit as him to have the hide to do that, you can see there are massive attitude issues.

If you want to blame Gus you don't really understand his role at the club. Cleary perhaps but I think we are due a clear out. Don't like what's going on? Good fuck off then and give us our salary cap back.
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Jennings & Lewis to Manly plz.
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Our 20's and Windsor are topping their respective comps so the rot has only set in at the highest level with the players having too much of a say about what goes on.

Coote gets dropped and next day he's in the paper crapping on about Cleary being a different type of guy and questioning the decisions that are being made. For a player as shit as him to have the hide to do that, you can see there are massive attitude issues.

If you want to blame Gus you don't really understand his role at the club. Cleary perhaps but I think we are due a clear out. Don't like what's going on? Good fuck off then and give us our salary cap back.

There are clearly players at penrith not performing, but players also have a good idea as to who can coach and who can't. Matt elliot was a shit coach and the players didn't want to play for him. Same with kevin moore at canterbury etc. It has to be a two way street.

If Coote isn't preparing well for matches, then it hasn't really affect his performance, because he's been playing ok for the last few years (from what i've seen) given his injuries. The problem seems to me to be that some of these guys are on too much money and that isn't the players fault, it's managements fault. Why did they let michael Gordon go if they had problems with jennings and coote's attitude? It just seems like your management is all over the place.

If you clear them out, who do bring in? We have the same issue at Canberra, however, we have a shit coach to boot and management that isn't up to scratch. We should be getting rid of shillington and learoyd larhs but who do we bring in? Having excellent 20's is not the solution........Canberra has had the best 20's for the last decade, but our first grade team has been woeful.
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Coote is in such a weird head space right now, he was dropped to the wolves then gets a lucky break with Josh mansour out with a back complaint, then goes on to drop the ball, ends in a try, passes the ball to a Titan on like the second tackle of a good run by someone else, then that player scores a try. He was taken off before the end of the game, which is pretty rare from a Fullbacks perspective.
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I really hope Lewis stays, You can have Jennings scott, he is too expensive for what he produces.

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The whole U20 thing needs to be fixed. The whole NYC/NSW Cup thing doesnt work. It should be one competition played before the first grade games.
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Its hard to run fast when you have $550000 in your pockets weighing you down.

the fat shit needs give back some of that money and lose some of those kilos, its not all that extra bulk/fat he has put on is helping him in defence...at least skinnier would would be quicker.
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this was the most enjoyable moment in footy i've had this season. the epitome of smug.gif

I couldn't believe... I'm still fuming.

The kid is has to be a plant, possibly eating pies and shitting on the eels in payment for clear his gambling debts at south's.
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So it's pretty much official:

"Sam Perrett has farewelled his Sydney Roosters team-mates at their recovery session on Monday morning ahead of his expected mid-year switch to Canterbury"

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strange decision by the roosters not to resign him, he is still only 27 and he is consistantly their best performing player
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I've always felt he was shit, just tried really hard. But if Hasler got him he must see something I don't - so I wish him luck.

I just don't think there's room for small specialist wingers anymore - that time ended with El Masri. I don't rate Turner either, too small for the modern game and I was really suprised when the Dogs signed him.
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he always looks for work and loves a run from dummy half. thought he had a killer season at fullback couple years ago when mini was injured

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Perrett is quality.

Probably a better fullback than winger
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I'd have him in the kiwi team ahead of nightingfail

Nightingale's always good in the black and white though. I rate Perrett at FB but he's behind Hoffman and Nobby Locke in that position too.
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this is one of those games you just hope for a lot of injuries to all concerned

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Not for NSW we dont.
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What happened? How did they get that extra 2 points?

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