Broncos Player Movement and Rumours 2019

Jedhead

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I think come June 30th it would be good to get a summary of the season so far from Siebs or one of his assistants and then maybe an idea of what the club has planned for the rest of the year and into next season.

At the moment we are all in the dark as to what is happening who is going who is staying and what positions we are looking to strengthen and what areas the club feels they have covered.

To be honest I haven't a clue what direction the club is going and all I'm seeing is a very mediocre backline sitting behind a great pack of young forwards.
 
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Lodge set to reject Eels

The Broncos are hopeful Matt Lodge will finalise his future in the coming days. The club was looking to announce his extension before this Saturday’s match against Parramatta.

The Eels have gone in hard trying to lure the prop back to Sydney, potentially before June 30, but the Broncos insist that won’t happen.

Where he ends up in 2020 is still up in the air, but both clubs believe they’ve put forward strong cases.

Source: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/13/not-about-money-ponga-could-wait-until-2021-to-open-contract-talks/
 

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Lodge set to reject Eels

The Broncos are hopeful Matt Lodge will finalise his future in the coming days. The club was looking to announce his extension before this Saturday’s match against Parramatta.

The Eels have gone in hard trying to lure the prop back to Sydney, potentially before June 30, but the Broncos insist that won’t happen.

Where he ends up in 2020 is still up in the air, but both clubs believe they’ve put forward strong cases.

Source: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/13/not-about-money-ponga-could-wait-until-2021-to-open-contract-talks/
That's all well and good but none of these signings matter if Boyd is our captain/fullback.

I feel like we have definitely paid overs for too many people.
 

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Lodge set to reject Eels

The Broncos are hopeful Matt Lodge will finalise his future in the coming days. The club was looking to announce his extension before this Saturday’s match against Parramatta.

The Eels have gone in hard trying to lure the prop back to Sydney, potentially before June 30, but the Broncos insist that won’t happen.

Where he ends up in 2020 is still up in the air, but both clubs believe they’ve put forward strong cases.

Source: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/13/not-about-money-ponga-could-wait-until-2021-to-open-contract-talks/
So we won't be losing him mid-season, but there's a decent chance of losing him at the end of the season.
 
I think come June 30th it would be good to get a summary of the season so far from Siebs or one of his assistants and then maybe an idea of what the club has planned for the rest of the year and into next season.

At the moment we are all in the dark as to what is happening who is going who is staying and what positions we are looking to strengthen and what areas the club feels they have covered.

To be honest I haven't a clue what direction the club is going and all I'm seeing is a very mediocre backline sitting behind a great pack of young forwards.
I agree it would be good to get a mid season report and a prognosis for the rest of the season from siebs but I can’t see it happening because if he had given this at the start of the season I am sure he would have been way off by now.
Don’t think he’d want to stick his neck out like that.
 

theshed

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I agree it would be good to get a mid season report and a prognosis for the rest of the season from siebs but I can’t see it happening because if he had given this at the start of the season I am sure he would have been way off by now.
Don’t think he’d want to stick his neck out like that.
It’s also hard for a coach to be completely honest publicly without throwing a player or two under the bus.
 

Jedhead

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I agree with both of you, but it is the fans game nd we are th epaying public. There is a hellva lot of us close to the edge in terms of voting with our feet. I think we- the fanbase deserve a little consideration as far as what the **** is going on before we buy season/package deals for the games.
 

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Hey, so if Drinkwater signed with the Cowboys... Surely they don't have the cash for Holmes as well after all their signings...

Do we make a play? Wouldn't be before June 30 but could he for next season... I personally always thought he was a bit overrated, but a 2 year deal for 2020 and 2021 could he a good option, still gives us a shot at Ponga.
 

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Hey, so if Drinkwater signed with the Cowboys... Surely they don't have the cash for Holmes as well after all their signings...

Do we make a play? Wouldn't be before June 30 but could he for next season... I personally always thought he was a bit overrated, but a 2 year deal for 2020 and 2021 could he a good option, still gives us a shot at Ponga.
if he wanted to come back to league because, like Hayne, he failed at NFL ... then absolutely we should make a play for him.
 

theshed

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Hey, so if Drinkwater signed with the Cowboys... Surely they don't have the cash for Holmes as well after all their signings...

Do we make a play? Wouldn't be before June 30 but could he for next season... I personally always thought he was a bit overrated, but a 2 year deal for 2020 and 2021 could he a good option, still gives us a shot at Ponga.
Yes. Holmes last 2 seasons of NRL were incredible. He has seemed overrated at times but he hit a new level once he was finally handed the keys to fullback full time.
 
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if he wanted to come back to league because, like Hayne, he failed at NFL ... then absolutely we should make a play for him.
I would be more cautious. We saw how hayne came back from the nfl and he was at a far higher level than Holmes when he left. It'd take at least a year, maybe 2, to re-adjust, than you'd hope his head and heart were still in it. If he asked for more than $800,000 (which he will) I wouldn't go near him..
 

Morepudding

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I would be more cautious. We saw how hayne came back from the nfl and he was at a far higher level than Holmes when he left. It'd take at least a year, maybe 2, to re-adjust, than you'd hope his head and heart were still in it. If he asked for more than $800,000 (which he will) I wouldn't go near him..
Yeah but Hayne had always been a lazy prick who only turned it on around contract time. Holmes isnt like that.
 

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Thinking more about the Gagai thing..

He reminds me a bit of Ferguson in the sense that he thinks he's the best centre in the game, but he's actually trash at centre. But you put him on the wing and he's absolutely dominant.

My only problem is that we've hardly seen any of Gagai on the wing at club level, I'll be very interested to see how he plays outside Jimmy over the next few weeks. Either way, I can't see him leaving Souths to come play wing for us, if he comes here it'll be with the Seibold guarantee that he'll be a centre. If that's the case I'd MUCH rather stick with Bird, who I believe is a considerably better centre than Gagai (and 4 years younger)
 
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Yeah but Hayne had always been a lazy prick who only turned it on around contract time. Holmes isnt like that.
I don't disagree with that but most, not all, returning cross coders took a while to come back to their standard, and often they never reached the same level again. I wouldn't be paying Holmes anywhere near the same money I would have had he stayed in the nrl
 

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