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The Worst buys of 2012

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by manlyfan76, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    We are 8 rounds in so I 'd like to hear who people think is the worst buy of 2012
    Im offering up
    1 Chris "Wenty" Sandow
    2 jamahl "on the piss" Idriss
    3 Adam "does nothing" Blair
    as my 1,2,3. Who else has been total ****e for their new club?
     
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    • rubbersoul9

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      des??
       
    • bones

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      Ivan Cleary
       
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      • Cameron

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        I don't go with sandoval being a dud buy.
        Not even Andrew johns at his prime would help parra ATM.

        For mine it's Ben Roberts he's a Chris bailey IMO
         
      • Jonesyv2

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        I would say Des has turned the dogs around quite well so far, they are playing good footy. As much as i disagree with the way he left you can't fault his coaching ability at all.
         
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        • Cameron

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          I agree on paper the bulldogs and parramatta probably have similar talent look what hasler can get from them.

          The thing that annoys me is Des has been doing this stuff for years under the radar but as soon as he leaves manly he's has Bennett and bellyache like status in the media.
           
        • bob dylan

          bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        • TWO DOGS

          TWO DOGS Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          The fight over Tim Moltzen makes me laugh. The loser won.
           
        • Garts

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          His status was obviously elevated after winning another premiership last year. That really cemented his credentials.
           
        • Dan79

          Dan79 Active Member

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          Darius boyd would be number 4
           
        • bones

          bones Bones Knows

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          Yep... And the better they are, the more anger it creates when they leave. The levels of anger directed towards Des from Sea Eagles fans is the best indicator of just how good a coach he is.


          Gee I hate him :p
           
        • Crusher_Cleal

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          I can't get over how fat Idris is (and am still ashamed he scored that try against us).
           
        • MadMarcus

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          It is pretty easy to find a list of the worst signings for 2012:

          Parramatta EELS 2012
          GAINS: Chris Sandow (South Sydney Rabbitohs) Ben Roberts (Canterbury Bulldogs) Esi Tonga (Gold Coast Titans) Joseph Paulo (Mid Season - Penrith Panthers) Taulima Tautai (Cronulla Sharks) Willie Tonga (North QLD Cowboys)
           
        • SeaEagleRock8

          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Yes, he was going to be my nomination. In fact, Mr Bennett hasn't exactly set the world on fire yet, either. It is unlikely, but it would be oddly satisfying to see one of the supercoach signings turn to crap. Des has done very well so far but the losses are starting to pile up. Bennett has yet to make his mark.
           
        • the mauler

          the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          That list just confirms Steve Kearneys got no f****** idea whatsoever. He's a great fit for Parra. Lol
           
        • Crusher_Cleal

          Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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          Webb and Maitua the year before weren't much better, were they!
           
        • MadMarcus

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          Agreed Crusher - compared to their recruits for 2011 their recruits for 2012 are all awesome!

          2011 Gains: Carl Webb (North Queensland Cowboys), Reni Maitua (Suspension), Jordan Atkins (Gold Coast Titans), Chris Walker (Catalans Dragons, ESL), Eni Folau (Easts Tigers, Queensland Cup), Brad Murray (Sydney Roosters), Chris Hicks (Warrington Wolves), Paul Whatuira (Huddersfield Giants).

          Can anyone remember the last time Parra bought a good player? I always thought Hoppa Jr would kick on after his mission but the stats are well and truly against him now he has gone there.
           
        • manlyfan76

          manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Reni Matua has had some glimpses of talent while at Parra, thats as close as it gets.
          Parra is where players go to die.
           
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          • Kiwi Eagle

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            It is only 8 weeks into the season so I wouldn't be calling anyone a bad buy yet, plenty can change quickly
             
          • The Eagle

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            Darius Boyd and Ben Farrar(On skill and rotten luck)
             

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