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jamesbrandy

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I'm not sold on the Moreton Bay name. I definitely think they need a location in the name, but has anybody ever actually said they are from or live in Moreton Bay?

Back when they amalgamated the Caboolture, Redcliffe and Pine rivers councils into MBRC people were joking they should call it CRAP (Caboolture, Redcliffe and Pine).

Crap Dolphins has a nice ring to it I think.
 

1910

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The bit I saw where he said Redcliffe he was talking about kids having a pathway playing from age 6 to first grade.

Why is that only to do with ISC? That's the pathway, I said weeks ago that's their biggest strength you'll be able to play from U6 to NRL for the same club- no one else has that.
 

Culhwch

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Moreton Bay in a landslide



be very hard for them to change now gfiven how adamant their CEO was that they won't change from the Dolphins ... "because we're a national brand now and have to treat it as such"

The Australia Dolphins.

Also why are they are 'national' brand? No other team is. Have they been told they must represent everyone not currently represented? Really odd thing to say.
 

nopatience101

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Why is that only to do with ISC? That's the pathway, I said weeks ago that's their biggest strength you'll be able to play from U6 to NRL for the same club- no one else has that.
Because the nrl club apparently isn’t called Redcliffe?
 

I bleed Maroon

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I just got to thinking....I'm beginning to wonder if the Dolphins will pursue Gamble when his contract expires at the end of 2023. He has history with the club already and probably has some sentimentality for the place having played so much footy there. It's just speculation on my part but I wouldn't be surprised. He would be a decent pickup even as depth, and a sound option to partner Munster provided they look over Milford (likely imo. They don't want to begin their history in first grade by signing a supposed wife basher with an unflattering recent history of form).
 

Foordy

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I just got to thinking....I'm beginning to wonder if the Dolphins will pursue Gamble when his contract expires at the end of 2023. He has history with the club already and probably has some sentimentality for the place having played so much footy there. It's just speculation on my part but I wouldn't be surprised. He would be a decent pickup even as depth, and a sound option to partner Munster provided they look over Milford (likely imo. They don't want to begin their history in first grade by signing a supposed wife basher with an unflattering recent history of form).

It wouldn't be a bad move for Gamble (depending who the Dolphins sign of course) ... because even if he wins the 5/8 position to start 2022, I suspect it won't be long before Mam is blooded and wins the 5/8 position on a full time basis.
 

Culhwch

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I just got to thinking....I'm beginning to wonder if the Dolphins will pursue Gamble when his contract expires at the end of 2023. He has history with the club already and probably has some sentimentality for the place having played so much footy there. It's just speculation on my part but I wouldn't be surprised. He would be a decent pickup even as depth, and a sound option to partner Munster provided they look over Milford (likely imo. They don't want to begin their history in first grade by signing a supposed wife basher with an unflattering recent history of form).

I'd hate to lose Gamble but that makes sense. Munster and Milford as inaugural halves - I don't know if that's setting up the best on or off field culture, but that pairing wouldn't come as a shock.

I think the interesting thing to watch will be whether Bennett builds a team for longer-term culture and success, or whether he goes hard for that elusive final premiership. In recent years he's not been afraid to look the other way or roll out the 'boys will be boys, you don't want a team of choirboys' line when players have done some questionable things, so it wouldn't surprise me if he does look at talent first and pushes any red flags aside. He could put together a team of the best players available, but would they necessarily be the best players to build a team around? For me, that's the choice between the likes of Munster and Smith versus Welch and Grant. Hopefully he goes the former, and the latter think about coming to us...
 

Foordy

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I'd hate to lose Gamble but that makes sense. Munster and Milford as inaugural halves - I don't know if that's setting up the best on or off field culture, but that pairing wouldn't come as a shock.

I think the interesting thing to watch will be whether Bennett builds a team for longer-term culture and success, or whether he goes hard for that elusive final premiership. In recent years he's not been afraid to look the other way or roll out the 'boys will be boys, you don't want a team of choirboys' line when players have done some questionable things, so it wouldn't surprise me if he does look at talent first and pushes any red flags aside. He could put together a team of the best players available, but would they necessarily be the best players to build a team around? For me, that's the choice between the likes of Munster and Smith versus Welch and Grant. Hopefully he goes the former, and the latter think about coming to us...

over the last week or so Bennett has trotted out both schools of thought.

last week he trotted out the if you have a team of choirboys you won't win anything line (i think it was in response to a question about Munster)

however, in the press conference when asked about talent vs culture he said he'd always choose culture

so it's anyone's guess
 

Mr Fourex

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I just got to thinking....I'm beginning to wonder if the Dolphins will pursue Gamble when his contract expires at the end of 2023. He has history with the club already and probably has some sentimentality for the place having played so much footy there. It's just speculation on my part but I wouldn't be surprised. He would be a decent pickup even as depth, and a sound option to partner Munster provided they look over Milford (likely imo. They don't want to begin their history in first grade by signing a supposed wife basher with an unflattering recent history of form).
WB won't be interested in any of that RE Milford......

I'm pretty sure that it was Wayne who helped organise a year for him at the Rabbitohs, with a view to then get his hands on him in 2023 for Redcliffe.
 

Mr Fourex

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Why is that only to do with ISC? That's the pathway, I said weeks ago that's their biggest strength you'll be able to play from U6 to NRL for the same club- no one else has that.
I still think the way WB was talking that he wasn't talking about ISC when he said "1st grade."

He was saying that you'll be able to play juniors right through to the NRL.
(NRL = 1st Grade)
 

Culhwch

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over the last week or so Bennett has trotted out both schools of thought.

last week he trotted out the if you have a team of choirboys you won't win anything line (i think it was in response to a question about Munster)

however, in the press conference when asked about talent vs culture he said he'd always choose culture

so it's anyone's guess

Perhaps what he doesn't mention is that it's a culture of winning at all costs?
 

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I still think the way WB was talking that he wasn't talking about ISC when he said "1st grade."

He was saying that you'll be able to play juniors right through to the NRL.
(NRL = 1st Grade)

Of course he was.
 

mrslong

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I'm not sold on the Moreton Bay name. I definitely think they need a location in the name, but has anybody ever actually said they are from or live in Moreton Bay?

Back when they amalgamated the Caboolture, Redcliffe and Pine rivers councils into MBRC people were joking they should call it CRAP (Caboolture, Redcliffe and Pine).

Crap Dolphins has a nice ring to it I think.
Lol, what.
I live in Moreton Bay Shire and often refer to myself as living in Moreton Bay Shire as do most people who live near me. It's been 10 odd years since the amalgamation.
 

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I'd hate to lose Gamble but that makes sense. Munster and Milford as inaugural halves - I don't know if that's setting up the best on or off field culture, but that pairing wouldn't come as a shock.

I think the interesting thing to watch will be whether Bennett builds a team for longer-term culture and success, or whether he goes hard for that elusive final premiership. In recent years he's not been afraid to look the other way or roll out the 'boys will be boys, you don't want a team of choirboys' line when players have done some questionable things, so it wouldn't surprise me if he does look at talent first and pushes any red flags aside. He could put together a team of the best players available, but would they necessarily be the best players to build a team around? For me, that's the choice between the likes of Munster and Smith versus Welch and Grant. Hopefully he goes the former, and the latter think about coming to us...

The systems are already in place and will just get stronger now people know their son or daughter has a direct pathway to NRL. Bennett just has to keep that going and improve it slightly.

He doesn't have to do a lot there as Dolphins have proven over the last 40 years. The long term success is there.

He has to build an NRL squad that will want people to bring their kid there and stay there and have people want to come to games so commercially they're strong.
 

JAHHW

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Munster will be exposed for the cockhead that he is once outside of the Melbourne childcare facility.
I know a number of people who grew up with him (well, they grew up).

Can confirm there is no debate.
 

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