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So they want to sack Ballin, Mateo & Starling

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Fluffy, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Ballin is looking much better for a bit of a rest and finding him a good partner will be the best way forward.
    Mateo has been huge for the last month and combined with Foran our left side attack is looking deadly
    Starling has been huge off the bench since getting over his injuries. His go forward after hitting the defender is second to none (including Jake) and he is very solid in defence.
     
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    • Ron E. Gibbs

      Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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      Agree. I think Mateo in particular has been doing a great job for us. He's playing 80 minutes, doing a lot of defence and picking his moments in attack really well. He's as big a threat with the ball as a half and you can see his presence opens up options for us. I know there's conjecture about his salary, but he's shown more than enough to suggest he's a good fit for us.
       
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      • Andrew..

        Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Sign Ballin ---release Ballin ?
        Half the time I don't think that mob know what they want !
         
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        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          NFI in HQ:confused:

          But lets enjoy them this year - Manly Premiers 2015 :clap:
           
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          • simon_eagle

            simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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            Bozo is past his prime and should be nowhere near the selection/retention committee in 2015.

            Ballin is a two-time premiership winning hooker and Mateo has just about been our best and most consistent performer over the past 6-8 weeks. Given, their early season form wasn't great, but both are worth keeping beyond this season.

            I'd also be more than happy for Starling to stay on as a bench player.
             
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            • Evo

              Evo Capt Goodvibe 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              All 3 are playing 50% better since the story....certainly has worked.
               
            • Chip and Chase

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

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              Well they all have at least 5 more weeks to prove their worth for next year. I hope for our sake they put forward a very strong case for their retention. All of them are contracted for next year anyway AFAIK, so talk of them going may be a bit premature.
               
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              • Fluffy

                Fluffy Well-Known Member

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                talk is coming from management, Ballin has confirmed this
                 
              • Andrew..

                Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Very unhappy with management but still love the team. + our fearless coach !
                In a blokey way..ha ha
                 
              • Jatz Crackers

                Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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                Thinning the herd. Chaff from seed.
                 
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                • sheridanstand78

                  sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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                  The quiet achievers in this team like Ballin, Mateo and Starling are doing so well in a team that is once again united.

                  Hell hath no fury like a ditched player!!
                   
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                  • BOZO

                    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    Actions speaks louder than words. Let these players do their talking on the field
                     
                  • stoodamire

                    stoodamire Well-Known Member

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                    Starling has been going great since his 2nd return from injury

                    This is only his 2nd full year as a prop.

                    He did lead the way with Lawrence last year to getting us equal 1st after 26 rounds.
                     
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                    • the mauler

                      the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      Mateo has been outstanding. With no 6 for next year it's crazy to let him go.
                       
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                      • Paw93

                        Paw93 Active Member

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                        Agree regarding all three of these guys. If Ballin gets a good hooker off the bench to share duties with then he could be just as good as anyone else. I've kept saying that this year Mateo has found the consistency that has been lacking in his game and the last few weeks he's really stepped up a notch. Starling, when fit, has always been great and I really think he could swap places with Mason. Mason, I feel, could offer a lot more off the bench with a good spell of high energy.

                        This is a weak pack but if they all work together at their potential then it could be enough for our backline to do its magic.
                         
                      • Killer03

                        Killer03 Well-Known Member

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                        I really want to give Josh Starling a wrap. The last couple of games he has been superb, hasn't put a foot wrong. Has been chewing up 100+m off the bench and like others have said keeps powering through the line when contact has been made.

                        Starling is one of those quiet operators, you think back after the game and go 'yeh actually he was pretty good'.
                         
                      • Ryan

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                        Hopefully all these great players force Bozos hand, and they earn their spots on the team with results.
                         
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                        • Pittwater Legend

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                          I have very high regard for Ballin and Starling. We poached Starlo after he took out the NSW prop of the year award and he has always been solid for us. But this year, his go forward has gone to another level and he still has a decent portion of his career ahead of him. It would be crazy to let either of these two go early.

                          I've warmed to Mateo as well. He has been a notable player in our revival so far.
                           
                        • Ryan

                          Ryan Well-Known Member

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                          Starling is still very young for a prop, too.
                           
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                          • Rex

                            Rex Well-Known Member

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                            Metres run per NRL.com:

                            Kieran Foran 230
                            Tom Trbojevic 189
                            Jorge Taufua 150
                            Feleti Mateo 141
                            Jake Trbojevic 139
                            Justin Horo 139
                            Josh Starling 114
                            Willie Mason 111
                             
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