Broncos Player Movement and Rumours 2020

Ponga01

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$1.2 million for Ponga?

I thought we were done with paying players money they weren't worth?
I would pay them 72.35 million plus all of QLD
- Merged

I would be happy to get Ponga but statements like get rid of Milf for him are ridiculous and show are truly underrated he is on here. Ponga is great but he is one ACL away from being half the player he is and even with out that age will gradually diminish his impact.
So is Milford
 
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broncos4life

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I would pay them 72.35 million plus all of QLD
- Merged



So is Milford
Milford has a lot more to his game than running, in fact he isn’t even that fast anymore. I like Ponga but 90% of what he does is down to his speed. Yes he has great footwork but if he were to lose his speed off the mark that footwork is just some sweet dancing before being tackled.
 

Sproj

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Milford has a lot more to his game than running, in fact he isn’t even that fast anymore. I like Ponga but 90% of what he does is down to his speed. Yes he has great footwork but if he were to lose his speed off the mark that footwork is just some sweet dancing before being tackled.
He also happens to be quite a good defender and has a fantastic pass on him. He’s also extremely composed and seemingly durable.
 

JAHHW

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Milford has a lot more to his game than running, in fact he isn’t even that fast anymore. I like Ponga but 90% of what he does is down to his speed. Yes he has great footwork but if he were to lose his speed off the mark that footwork is just some sweet dancing before being tackled.
TBF, the same could be said about just about any fullback; Tedesco, Turbo, Slater in the first 5 or so years of his career.

Outside of a handful of gifted ball players at the back, most young fullbacks are good ball runners and not much else until they mature a bit (we’re not discussing defence, so I’m not including that in here).

But Ponga has definitely shown he is far more developed at the same age as Slater and Tedesco, so it’s pretty safe to say he will surpass Tedesco soon enough as the NRL’s premier fullback.

On his current trajectory, he’ll probably be better than Slater too. The hype is real, the kid has the goods.
 
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Dazza 92

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can't be a coincidence with the timing..??....with June 30 a month away are Brisbane letting him go now cause they have a free agent target lined up? Or is this more about beginning to lock down the plethora of young players to long term deals..??
 

Broncojim

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I think the timing has everything to do with Latrell Mitchell turning down the Bunnies.

Same day Latrell comes out and says he won't be joining he Bunnies Roberts announces he's signed at the Bunnies. Souths were obviously chasing Latrell he said "no" say they pulled the trigger on Roberts.
 

Morkel

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I think the timing has everything to do with Latrell Mitchell turning down the Bunnies.

Same day Latrell comes out and says he won't be joining he Bunnies Roberts announces he's signed at the Bunnies. Souths were obviously chasing Latrell he said "no" say they pulled the trigger on Roberts.
Bennett pretty much confirms it. There was a "we had 4 or 5 players willing to leave their clubs" comment, suggesting they had a range of players they were aiming for. Mitchell, the #1 priority, fell through. Roberts was next in line. It would be interesting to see what would have happened if they signed Latrell. Would Jimmy have seen that Souths/Bennett were no longer an option, and pushed himself to return to his best?
 
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broncos4life

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I really struggle with Bennett openly saying things like "we had 4 or 5 players willing to leave their club" and "we had a plan to get James Roberts, we executed that plan and now he is back at Souths" etc. etc. These are contracted players they are talking about and it just seems wrong. I just find the whole thing very off-putting.
 
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pagey

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I really struggle with Bennett openly saying things like "we had 4 or 5 players willing to leave their club" and "we had a plan to get James Roberts, we executed that plan and now he is back at Souths" etc. etc. These are contracted players they are talking about and it just seems wrong. I just find the whole thing very off-putting.
Yeah, but you'd be naive to think that every club doesn't do it.
 

Sproj

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The bloke cops it for lying and now he's copping it for telling the truth. It's hard to keep up
Fair point, though do you think teams should be actively seeking and and acknowledging contracted players?
 

broncos4life

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The bloke cops it for lying and now he's copping it for telling the truth. It's hard to keep up
Sorry for being upset when it seems he is actively trying to **** over my club and his constant potshots at our current coach. I care about the Broncos, not our past coaches so he will cop it from me for this bullshit. Does Seibold do the same stuff behind closed doors? probably, but he is my clubs current coach so I don't give a ****.
 

winslow_wong

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Milford has a lot more to his game than running, in fact he isn’t even that fast anymore. I like Ponga but 90% of what he does is down to his speed. Yes he has great footwork but if he were to lose his speed off the mark that footwork is just some sweet dancing before being tackled.
And thats also the case with James Roberts. If he has no room to gallop he’s just dancing sideways. No other tricks
 

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