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What now for Snake & Skivvy?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mark from Brisbane, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    We have 3 aging legends , one of them announced his retirement today.

    Given Brett Stewart's ongoing hammy issues it would not surprise me to see him following the lead given by Jamie.

    And ditto Skivvy, to be honest how he gets on the field week in week out amazes me.

    Could we be seeing the end of not just one long career but indeed three??
     
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    • robbiea

      robbiea Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Wouldn't suprise me the least.Would love to see them all sign on for a stint together in UK.
       
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      • tookey

        tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Snakes days are surely numbered if he can swing a deal at Catalans with gifty next year he will be gone me thinks

        We should have let Matai go to the warriors when they offered him the big 4 year deal.
         
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        • manlyfan76

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

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          Well this IS a rebuilding year.
           
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          • Chip and Chase

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

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            Snake and Skivvi are both signed till end of 2017. Can't see either of them forgoing a years salary, unless injury forces their hand.
             
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            • HappilyManly

              HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Matai and Snake would qualify for medical retirement.

              Fascinated to see who will replace them:rolleyes:
               
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              • mbe

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                Now that Jamie is retiring I wouldn't be surprised to see Brett leave too. He doesn't look himself this season and maybe his body has just about had enough. We have a very capable replacement already so we don't have to worry there.
                 
              • Loobs

                Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                Matai is still playing well so on his current form he can go around next year and see out his deal. Snake has dropped a level - whether that is the hammy remains to be seen.

                I am interested to see who they line up though...
                 
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                • bob dylan

                  bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  They are almost as old as you @Mark from Brisbane

                  The decision to let Hiku go was a monumental error imo.

                  We must buy Corey Norman and Michael Gordon/ Sami Roadrunner.

                  I'd plunder that blue and gold scum if I was CEO
                   
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                  • Loobs

                    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                    Promise Gutho fullback and then don't give it to him. Worked for Parra...
                     
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                      COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

                      I think if Turbo hadn't hurt himself that there was every chance Snake wasn't going to make it back into the team. He looks busted and has been going busted. I think Jamie knows he's off the pace and thats not going to get better, just worse. Matai is a beast, the only thing that will stop him from having another good year is injury or suspension.
                       
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                      • mjb136

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                        Don't even want to think about it....too much to digest for one day mate!@:worried:@:worried:
                         
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                        • Woodsie

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                          From the shot of Snake in the dressing rooms with ice on his hammie, I would say I have never seen him look fitter or stronger.

                          I think his hesitancy is purely injury related.

                          [​IMG]
                           
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                          • Jatz Crackers

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                            I look upon it as canary yellow.
                             
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                            • Mark from Brisbane

                              Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                              The colour of spew!!
                               
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                              • Mark from Brisbane

                                Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                                He looks fit no doubt but I have a feeling the hamstrings are rooted , perhaps permanently , and I'm thinking this might also be his last year, only time will tell but I won't be surprised if this is announced shortly as well.
                                 
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                                • Loobs

                                  Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                                  Yeah that alone isn't a good indication. I'm in better shape than I've ever been but I know I've lost a step pace wise to my old self. The shape is just a result of cutting a lot of **** and how I work out. I also know chasing my old pace would be a waste of time...
                                   
                                • TagMonster

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                                  I'd love to see all three of them reunite with Gift in the UK. I can see Snake and Skivvy doing it but I suspect the Killer will just go shootin'.
                                  Now that it is confirmed Killer is gone next season I'd suggest we are in the market for a true 5/8 unless Api gets a crack (not opposed to this). If Skivvy goes, we need a new centre. If Snake goes, we need a new winger. If all three go it would free up a fair chunk of change for a top centre and solid winger. Maybe even a good young forward too!
                                  It will be sad to see them all go but it will open up opportunities for the next group of Manly Champions!
                                   
                                • Midnight Rambler

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                                  Snake did look pretty lean in that dressing room footage. The game has changed, Snake needs more bulk to compete nowadays. His speed still holds up, but physically he's a bit weak, which is witnessed on his kick returns. But the Prince can do as he pleases. Play or retire???? His choice. I'm shocked when people mention retirement, with Skivvy. He is easily still up to NRL standard. A little slow, but as strong as any player in the comp. Makes big metres most weeks...STILL
                                   
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                                  • SeaEagleRock8

                                    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                                    Has Snake been playing at less than 100% just to help the team? Wouldn't surprise me one bit, if he was asked (or offered) to play early after the terrible start we had.
                                    I think both Snake & Matai could do another year but it also wouldn't surprise if another of them pulled the pin.
                                    I doubt the club would want all 3 to leave at once.
                                     
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