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Rumour - Ballin to Cows

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Eagle, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    http://www.cowboysstampede.com.au/showthread.php?9001-Recruitment-and-Retention-(rumored-and-confirmed-signings)/page263

    Bit of worry but i have faith in our hooking stocks

    I'll wish him the best if he does go,keyword "if"
     
  2. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Thats what we need, a recycled rumour by Cowboys supporters from a rumour off facebook.
     
  3. Cameron

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    They have Payne who is very good and that really dark fella segrano I think his name is. He looks really sharp.
     
  4. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Well Jatz,it was just posted on LU

    Not everybody is you
     
  5. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I was hoping or a rumour free week lol.
     
  6. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    It was said more in jest than knocking it. But go ahead and be precious like many others on here of late.
     
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    By you ???
     
  8. Frogz

    Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Rothfield and Kent should be all over this "scoop" in the morning....Attention News Ltd....15 other teams in the comp guys......
     
  9. Earnie the Eagle

    Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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    It was rumour free for two days.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    61 tackles in a game if it wereng for smith he would be the best in the game. Do what you can to keep him, you'll be surprised how much we miss him if he goes.

    Hooker is such a vital role and Ballin nails it everytime, perfect passes and great direction our first try last week was all his vision and quick crisp ball to Brett
     
  11. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    Well Ballin is listed as off contract end of 2012
     
  12. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Our whole team seem to be off contract.
     
  13. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    That's right - even the players who we signed up after Des (such as T-Rex) are apparently off contract.
     
  14. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

    I heard that Manly have abandoned contracts all together. Now your free to come and go as you please.
     
  15. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    I said in another thread that we might struggle to afford him.
    He's easily a 400k a season player now.
     
  16. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    $400k for a hooker I doubt it unless he is goal kicker.

    Offer him $260k max for 3 years, btw he is close to my favorite player.
     
  17. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    You are kidding right? 260k would be an insult.
    He's a two time premiership winning hooker and would be the 1st choice QLD no.9 if that grub wasn't around.
     
  18. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I noticed and was the only one to have him in the 3-2-1 this week. He doesn't regularly make the runs like De Gois or maybe even L'Estrange (and to be fair we don't have a bench player like that coming into the receiving role) but he is an absolute rock. Who would replace him???
     
  19. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    With the pressure we seem to have with the cap, any chance anyone seeing the club letting him go and trying Buhrer as hooker?
     
  20. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    That's not a bad option but can he make the tackles that count? Matty is an unsung hero in the squad imo and am yet to be convinced we have the right type of replacement.
     

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