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Foordy

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If I were the Dolphins, I'd be on the phone.

should we also be on the phone?

I know Verrills was highly touted once. can't say i've seen too much of him though, my time spent watching rugby league has been seriously reduced the last 2 years
 

BroncsFan

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should we also be on the phone?

I know Verrills was highly touted once. can't say i've seen too much of him though, my time spent watching rugby league has been seriously reduced the last 2 years
I think the rorters struggled at 9 after losing Friend last year.

Verrils and the backup (cant recall his name) were targeted in defence.... can recall Lodge bumping them off all game when we beat them. So them going for Smith isn't a surprise to me.

One thing I did note about Verrils is that his service looks very good... he can get it out to the halves quickly and cuts out several defenders in doing so to give them space.

Storm will now be on the look out for a talented hooker to come in and replace BSmith as their system is heavily reliant on two hookers playing across the 80 to maintain that high intensity.

I think Reece Robson would be an ideal BSmith replacement if he's on the outer at the cows. He's a bustling stocky hooker that likes to get out of dummy half and I think storm could mold him into that small mobile middle forward to combine with Harry
 

heartly87

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I would usually be one of the first to have a dig at the Roosters and their sombrero program regarding recruitment and retention but actually I think they'd have a bit of excess to play with given they lost the Morris brothers, Cordner, Friend.. that's 4 rep players right there

I think what's going on at Canterbury deserves the attention at the moment, how they're not over the cap with what they've gone out and bought has me beaten
Seeing the claim about the Morris boys being there for base contracts ala 150k or whatever the minimum is, that only adds up to about 350k max and they have signed Momoroski and Watson. Cordner and Friend were on less then 800k a piece if you believe things, the only time players at the Roosters are not being talked about taking unders is when they move on or retire. All of a sudden people start saying, "oh their rep level players they must have been on huge money". The media does not put light on it at all, compare how they spoke about us and Fifita, Kent stated on live tv that we needed to be investigated for salary cap rorting if he stayed, but Manu staying on at the Roorters is just good cap management. They can keep him, Crichton and Collins. Then sign Smith and you watch as the talk about Hass will still continue and when GWH retires they will have the "money for Payne" all of a sudden.

Until the contracts are published this blight on the game will continue. If our club isn't doing the same it should be if nothing is being done by the NRL.
 

theshed

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Seeing the claim about the Morris boys being there for base contracts ala 150k or whatever the minimum is, that only adds up to about 350k max and they have signed Momoroski and Watson. Cordner and Friend were on less then 800k a piece if you believe things, the only time players at the Roosters are not being talked about taking unders is when they move on or retire. All of a sudden people start saying, "oh their rep level players they must have been on huge money". The media does not put light on it at all, compare how they spoke about us and Fifita, Kent stated on live tv that we needed to be investigated for salary cap rorting if he stayed, but Manu staying on at the Roorters is just good cap management. They can keep him, Crichton and Collins. Then sign Smith and you watch as the talk about Hass will still continue and when GWH retires they will have the "money for Payne" all of a sudden.

Until the contracts are published this blight on the game will continue. If our club isn't doing the same it should be if nothing is being done by the NRL.
To be fair, Kent was right. According to Kev we were over the cap lol.
 

Morkel

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The Roosters really are perfectly suited to snagging Smith's signature. We've been saying for a while now that you can't go that hard in games and not wreck your body in a few years. Even if they can't medically retire him, no one will be shocked if he returns a 3rd or 11th failed drug test. Then the Titans can sign him for $1 million a year.
 

Fozz

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Fox Sports: ‘Livid’ Storm could cut ties immediately in sour twist to Smith blindside. https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...y/news-story/5dbefac47ac57ee9c0a654526e07cdee

Live footage of Uncle Nick:

Spider Man Lol GIF


And BSmith's manager:

laugh zach galifinakis GIF
..

There is no way Brandon Smith would not have considered that podcast would provoke a reaction from the Storm. If I was Bellamy I'd be playing Smith 80 minutes every week with no rest at Lock and then spelling Grant at hooker instead of releasing him. Flog the **** out of him and send him to the Roosters with a concussion and a busted shoulder.
 

BroncsFan

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Live footage of Uncle Nick:

Spider Man Lol GIF


And BSmith's manager:

laugh zach galifinakis GIF
..

There is no way Brandon Smith would not have considered that podcast would provoke a reaction from the Storm. If I was Bellamy I'd be playing Smith 80 minutes every week with no rest at Lock and then spelling Grant at hooker instead of releasing him. Flog the **** out of him and send him to the Roosters with a concussion and a busted shoulder.
I dunno... BSmith comes across as a bit of a dumbfuck so every chance he thought he was basically having a chat with his mates.

I mean YKTR is Corey Norman and co, so they probably had him downing pre-drinks and nose candies before the interview.... probably thought he was basically at the pub just having a general chat.

It's like when you wake up the next day and see photos from the night before like "ahhh **** what did I do"

He's been down in Melbourne being able to do whatever the **** he wants because no one has any idea who he is, the past 12 months where he's become the 'hectic cheese' is probably what he's been like the whole time, it's just no one gave a **** about what he was doing down in Vic
 

Xzei

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Live footage of Uncle Nick:

Spider Man Lol GIF


And BSmith's manager:

laugh zach galifinakis GIF
..

There is no way Brandon Smith would not have considered that podcast would provoke a reaction from the Storm. If I was Bellamy I'd be playing Smith 80 minutes every week with no rest at Lock and then spelling Grant at hooker instead of releasing him. Flog the **** out of him and send him to the Roosters with a concussion and a busted shoulder.
See id be inclined to sit him out no training with the fg squad send him to the roosters fat and random white powdered up
 

Stu_9

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“I’ve asked the Integrity Unit to review the podcast and provide me with a report”.
- Andrew Adbo.

Unfortunaly It seems B.Smith may only be investigated RE his behaviour/manner on the podcast (*potentially* bringing the game into disrepute).
If only the NRL was as interested in investigating these golf games which seem to result in players falling head over heels for the Roosters..
 

Mightybroncs2k17

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While i agree the way the player transfer market needs an overhaul, it certainly always makes for some good entertainment over what can be a drag of an off season.

The Brandon Smith one is interesting and i really hope it continues to play out in the public. If ego's get the better of people it really is the perfect storm.

You've got Bellamy who we know is captain hard ass and will blow a fuse at the drop of a pin. Then you have an incredibly stubborn storm management and we've seen how they react when they lose their ceo (make life as hard as possible ror the receiving party). Then you have smith himself who doesn't seem overly intelligent and appears to have been blinded by the roosters "good guys" act.

Then on the other side you have the roosters who see themselves as top dogs who can get anyone they want and when they want. Could be the start of an ugly war both on and off field between the two current powerhouse clubs of the competition.

Just wait until Tripp opens his mouth and uncle nick decides to retaliate.
 

Galah

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While i agree the way the player transfer market needs an overhaul, it certainly always makes for some good entertainment over what can be a drag of an off season.

The Brandon Smith one is interesting and i really hope it continues to play out in the public. If ego's get the better of people it really is the perfect storm.

You've got Bellamy who we know is captain hard ass and will blow a fuse at the drop of a pin. Then you have an incredibly stubborn storm management and we've seen how they react when they lose their ceo (make life as hard as possible ror the receiving party). Then you have smith himself who doesn't seem overly intelligent and appears to have been blinded by the roosters "good guys" act.

Then on the other side you have the roosters who see themselves as top dogs who can get anyone they want and when they want. Could be the start of an ugly war both on and off field between the two current powerhouse clubs of the competition.

Just wait until Tripp opens his mouth and uncle nick decides to retaliate.
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Stu_9

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Currently listening to the B.Smith podcast, I wanted to know what all the fuss is about.
I like it, it’s an insight the average punter doesn’t normally get.
Like the bloke or not, it’s an interesting listen and noticeable his love towards Bellamy & now Robinson. Not much on Bennett, which is interesting.
Sounds like the Rorters really do know how to wine and dine.
 

broncos4life

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B. Smith saying "Man it would be awesome to win a premiership in that jersey" referring to the Roosters is vomit material. I'd be incensed if that was a Broncos player honestly, absolute disrespect to the club that made him and pay his bills, even if I can't stand the purple cheats.
Mate I can’t fucking stand the Storm and even I feel bad for them, this is pretty awful tbh.
 

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