Broncos Roster, Signings and Rumours Discussion 2021

Chewed

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Let’s give him 2 games hey?

People were all in of Croft just a few weeks ago.

Nah, throw another year at him and maybe a club option. Way too many teams running around with no voice out there. Plus he's a big unit and defensively handled Fifita, think that will have raised more than a few eyebrows.
 

Wolfie

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Thinking about what the Cowboys are doing, i'm wondering if Staggs wont be a possibility of signing for them if its purely about money. They seem to be clearing a bit of cap space, and especially after dumping Marsters they would be in the market for a center. They also have Granville, Hampton and O'Neill off contract as well as they could possibly lose Drinkwater. Wouldnt surprise me if they dont make a late play for him.
 

theshed

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Thinking about what the Cowboys are doing, i'm wondering if Staggs wont be a possibility of signing for them if its purely about money. They seem to be clearing a bit of cap space, and especially after dumping Marsters they would be in the market for a center. They also have Granville, Hampton and O'Neill off contract as well as they could possibly lose Drinkwater. Wouldnt surprise me if they dont make a late play for him.

I think that would be the worst outcome for Staggs. Cant really put my finger on it but I feel like his career would stagnate there. Cows are never really known for their world class centres - it’s a bit of a place promising centres go to be forgotten.

Of the rumoured teams I think Eels would do the most for his profile and than titans.
 

Wolfie

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I think that would be the worst outcome for Staggs. Cant really put my finger on it but I feel like his career would stagnate there. Cows are never really known for their world class centres - it’s a bit of a place promising centres go to be forgotten.

Of the rumoured teams I think Eels would do the most for his profile and than titans.
Thats ok, Staggs is far from being world class 😂

After having some doubts about Payten, i think he may be a better coach than i am giving him credit for. He seems to be slowly turning them around and he is culling a lot of their players who haven't performed. I'll be interested to see more how they go next year. They have some decent young players as well. IF he gets his recruitment right for next year i can actually see them doing fairly well.
 

Chewed

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Thinking about what the Cowboys are doing, i'm wondering if Staggs wont be a possibility of signing for them if its purely about money. They seem to be clearing a bit of cap space, and especially after dumping Marsters they would be in the market for a center. They also have Granville, Hampton and O'Neill off contract as well as they could possibly lose Drinkwater. Wouldnt surprise me if they dont make a late play for him.

If he was asking us to chase a better half and he then goes to Cows WITH Dearden it'll be pretty funny.
 

theshed

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Thats ok, Staggs is far from being world class 😂

After having some doubts about Payten, i think he may be a better coach than i am giving him credit for. He seems to be slowly turning them around and he is culling a lot of their players who haven't performed. I'll be interested to see more how they go next year. They have some decent young players as well. IF he gets his recruitment right for next year i can actually see them doing fairly well.

I wasn’t saying he was world class, but I don’t think his career would take off at the cows.

Payton seemed like a disaster waiting to happen early on but as you said, it appears to be working. It’ll definitely be interesting to see how they go next year.
 

Wolfie

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If he was asking us to chase a better half and he then goes to Cows WITH Dearden it'll be pretty funny.

Its possible they will be running with Drinkwater and Townsend in the halves. I think i saw an interview where he basically said Townsend will be replacing Morgan, Dearden will be replacing Clifford.

I actually think Kotoni will go where the money is. Cant blame him really if he gets a huge offer.
 

theshed

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Hodgson seems well passed it but he could be a decent old head in the spine for the right price. At this point he barely seems much improvement on Macca though.
 

JAHHW

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Thinking about what the Cowboys are doing, i'm wondering if Staggs wont be a possibility of signing for them if its purely about money. They seem to be clearing a bit of cap space, and especially after dumping Marsters they would be in the market for a center. They also have Granville, Hampton and O'Neill off contract as well as they could possibly lose Drinkwater. Wouldnt surprise me if they dont make a late play for him.
Direct swap for The 🔨 . Sign me up.
 

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The only scenario I would be willing to look at Hodgson is if we strike out on a premier Halfback.

He's an adequate playmaker that does his best work when he can take a good portion of the attacking options. If we get a Shaun Johnson or Adam Reynods; Josh Hodgson would only serve as someone stealing 5th tackle options from a better playmaker. This arrangement has worked at the Raiders over the last few years because guys like Wighton, Sezer & to a lesser extent G.Williams are more-so runners than elite 'playmakers'.

A far better play would be to land an elite 7 and combine him with a young 9 that has a dynamic running game.
 

theshed

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The only scenario I would be willing to look at Hodgson is if we strike out on a premier Halfback.

He's an adequate playmaker that does his best work when he can take a good portion of the attacking options. If we get a Shaun Johnson or Adam Reynods; Josh Hodgson would only serve as someone stealing 5th tackle options from a better playmaker. This arrangement has worked at the Raiders over the last few years because guys like Wighton, Sezer & to a lesser extent G.Williams are more-so runners than elite 'playmakers'.

A far better play would be to land an elite 7 and combine him with a young 9 that has a dynamic running game.
SJ + B Smith?

We can aim for an all kiwi spine - get Benji in too.
 

Allo

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It seems a lot of our probable options are a contract overdue. ie we should’ve gone all out to get them before their current contracts.
 

BooKhaki

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On the Gamble topic, I think he could be a good centre option. Solid defensively, big body and has some ball playing ability. I don't see him ever truly cementing a spot in the halves but could definitely give centre a crack and possibly be a reliable option for years to come.

If we don't keep Coates, we could always move Herbie to wing and Gamble to centre.
 

theshed

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On the Gamble topic, I think he could be a good centre option. Solid defensively, big body and has some ball playing ability. I don't see him ever truly cementing a spot in the halves but could definitely give centre a crack and possibly be a reliable option for years to come.

If we don't keep Coates, we could always move Herbie to wing and Gamble to centre.

He’d be an incredibly slow centre and there are plenty of actual centres out there, not sure why we’d need to play Gamble out of position.

I’m interested to see how Gamble plays out the opportunity he’s been given in the halves but I think fans will turn on him before season end. Hopefully not and he can keep playing like last weekend.
 

Jedhead

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On the Gamble topic, I think he could be a good centre option. Solid defensively, big body and has some ball playing ability. I don't see him ever truly cementing a spot in the halves but could definitely give centre a crack and possibly be a reliable option for years to come.

If we don't keep Coates, we could always move Herbie to wing and Gamble to centre.
He’s way too slow for a centre I think.
 

I bleed Maroon

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Adam Reynolds
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Mitchell Moses
Daly Cherry Evans
Kalyn Ponga
Gareth Widdop
Aidan Sezer
Josh Hodgson
Scott Drinkwater

This is a list of all the players the media have linked us to over the course of one month. Never let it be said that attaching our name to a news story doesn't generate clicks because these hack cunts are as transparent as a fresh condom, and I'm betting McHunt McHunt can confirm for me (if he can be bothered going over the "reports" of these fucksticks) that the majority of them have come from Peter Badel.
 

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