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Mr Fourex

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Can't help but feel it'll be a dud signing like many Melbourne players who move away from the Melbourne systems. We haven't seen much of him outside their system, but when he played for QLD he has mostly been very disappointing.
Agree....a pretty mehh signing for me.

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Warriors owner Mark Robinson not a fan of Peter O’Sullivan:

“I don't want to knock the guy, because that's not my style, but he didn't really fit our culture…
People were always a bit wary of him, but since he's moved on there's been another build in that area. Everyone's really starting to come close again….
Now they realise probably what I saw is what they should have seen, but they didn't see it because I'm a bit more away from it, than there in it everyday."


I think his overpaid son in law will end up at Redcliffe along with the halfback kid of his who makes the Walters look like Clearys.

Sean O’Sullivan has played at 3 clubs, his dad Peter has worked as recruitment officer at all 3 of them. His one year deal at Penrith next season is so far the only exception.
 

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To me it feels very much like a Kevin Proctor to the Titans type of signing.

Could end up being the captain, but he is an absolute dime a dozen second rower who is completely reliant on getting good ball.

I think he will probably do well for them in the first season or 2 tbh. He is a lot more proffesional in his approach than Protcor, dont think you will see Kafusi out on the lash taking cocaine like Kevin did. He's there to set standards as much as anything i reckon.
 

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Warriors owner Mark Robinson not a fan of Peter O’Sullivan:

“I don't want to knock the guy, because that's not my style, but he didn't really fit our culture…
People were always a bit wary of him, but since he's moved on there's been another build in that area. Everyone's really starting to come close again….
Now they realise probably what I saw is what they should have seen, but they didn't see it because I'm a bit more away from it, than there in it everyday."


I think his overpaid son in law will end up at Redcliffe along with the halfback kid of his who makes the Walters look like Clearys.

Sean O’Sullivan has played at 3 clubs, his dad Peter has worked as recruitment officer at all 3 of them. His one year deal at Penrith next season is so far the only exception.

When did Peter O'Sullivan work for us?
 

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Warriors owner Mark Robinson not a fan of Peter O’Sullivan:

“I don't want to knock the guy, because that's not my style, but he didn't really fit our culture…
People were always a bit wary of him, but since he's moved on there's been another build in that area. Everyone's really starting to come close again….
Now they realise probably what I saw is what they should have seen, but they didn't see it because I'm a bit more away from it, than there in it everyday."


I think his overpaid son in law will end up at Redcliffe along with the halfback kid of his who makes the Walters look like Clearys.

Sean O’Sullivan has played at 3 clubs, his dad Peter has worked as recruitment officer at all 3 of them. His one year deal at Penrith next season is so far the only exception.

Its not my style to knock guys, I just do it sometimes...which implies it is my style...but I said it isn't...so there!
 

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Smith signing with the Roosters is a big blow for the Dolphins.

Not only because the missed out on yet another marquee signing

Or because going all-in on Smith means they missed Mahoney

But also because it makes O'Sullivan look foolish after his public comments re: Smith
 

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Smith signing with the Roosters is a big blow for the Dolphins.

Not only because the missed out on yet another marquee signing

Or because going all-in on Smith means they missed Mahoney

But also because it makes O'Sullivan look foolish after his public comments re: Smith

What did he say regarding Smith?
 

Mr Fourex

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Its not my style to knock guys, I just do it sometimes...which implies it is my style...but I said it isn't...so there!
Yeah...exactly

Hard to take serious and pay attention to anything he has to say re Robinson.
 

Foordy

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What did he say regarding Smith?

not as bad as i remember it, but still not great ... basically using Smith to blow smoke up Wayne's ass. talking about his pulling power and claiming the Dolphins were front runners for Smith.

Peter O'Sullivan said:

“I’m not saying we are definitely going to get him, but I think we have our noses in front,” said O’Sullivan.

“The Titans will think they are in front and I’m sure the Roosters will also think they are in front.

“We’ll find out in the next week or so who ends up in front.

“The money has stopped now so it’s a matter of where Brandon wants to go.

“Wayne is a huge factor in getting Brandon, I had a meeting with a manager the other day and he said I wouldn’t be meeting you if it wasn’t for Wayne Bennett.”
 

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Wayne is a huge factor in getting Brandon, I had a meeting with a manager the other day and he said I wouldn’t be meeting you if it wasn’t for Wayne Bennett.”
Met with Roosters without Wayne Bennett. Clearly doesn’t like Peter O’Sullivan.
 

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O Sullivan said all that before he met the roosters I think.
 

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Funny the difference in tactics. The Dolphins walked him through the pokies to talk to a bunch of old bar flies about fishing. No wonder no one wants to go there.
They know Cheese likes a piss up and a punt. Probably thought it was the sensible option.
 

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O Sullivan said all that before he met the roosters I think.

That sounds correct ... and I certainly buy that the Roosters would think they were favourites before even meeting with the player or making him an offer
 

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Funny the difference in tactics. The Dolphins walked him through the pokies to talk to a bunch of old bar flies about fishing. No wonder no one wants to go there.
That is a funny image :)

So nice that the focus of incompetency is somewhere else than the Broncs these days.

I mean... 10 Mill... Wayne on your team.... this should be a compelling sell for any player you want to target, how they can lose out to the Roosters on the Smith signature is boggling. And don't go on about paper bags and golf games, firstly that is bollocks and secondly anyone can play that game well and stay legal at the same time.

Something fishy about the Phins recruiting power it would seem.
 

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That is a funny image :)

So nice that the focus of incompetency is somewhere else than the Broncs these days.

I mean... 10 Mill... Wayne on your team.... this should be a compelling sell for any player you want to target, how they can lose out to the Roosters on the Smith signature is boggling. And don't go on about paper bags and golf games, firstly that is bollocks and secondly anyone can play that game well and stay legal at the same time.

Something fishy about the Phins recruiting power it would seem.
I've only seen quotes from BSmith's interview, but did he mention things along the lines of "they wont be successful straight away... it could take them 5yr or so".

If that's the kind of mindset amongst players then it might be a hard sell for guys in their prime, especially if they're being courted by legitimate premiership teams.

Players get paid so much money nowadays that their thinking might be more geared towards success and prestige rather than taking the biggest paycheck.

It might be $700k and possible premierships at the rorters vs $800k and building a club from scratch.

Especially when Uncle Nick is flogging that he can turn that $700k into investment and being set for life after footy.
 

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O Sullivan said all that before he met the roosters I think.
If this was the guy behind the storm cheating then he shouldn't be ever allowed near the game again. If not then disregard that comment!

The Phins have a blank slate and a compelling story to sell, you could be set up for life just as well here as any other club.

What on earth is going on with their recruiting?
 

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I've only seen quotes from BSmith's interview, but did he mention things along the lines of "they wont be successful straight away... it could take them 5yr or so".

If that's the kind of mindset amongst players then it might be a hard sell for guys in their prime, especially if they're being courted by legitimate premiership teams.

Players get paid so much money nowadays that their thinking might be more geared towards success and prestige rather than taking the biggest paycheck.

It might be $700k and possible premierships at the rorters vs $800k and building a club from scratch.

Especially when Uncle Nick is flogging that he can turn that $700k into investment and being set for life after footy.
True.. though I think the story is still compelling to bag a marquee player. Chance to be a hero at a new club. Also for your marquee signing you aren't offering 800k v 700k you can offer 1.2M or whatever you like, it's about doing what is required within the rules

I suspect that the problem is the recruiting team just aren't that good. My guess.
 

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The Dolphins need to accept that for their first marquee signing, they are going to have to go well over the competing rates and they need to nail whoever it is that gets that huge offer.
 

Mr Fourex

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That is a funny image :)

So nice that the focus of incompetency is somewhere else than the Broncs these days.

I mean... 10 Mill... Wayne on your team.... this should be a compelling sell for any player you want to target, how they can lose out to the Roosters on the Smith signature is boggling. And don't go on about paper bags and golf games, firstly that is bollocks and secondly anyone can play that game well and stay legal at the same time.

Something fishy about the Phins recruiting power it would seem.
Yeah ..sure...of course

Nothing fishy going on at the Roosters.......there's never been any talk like that.

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