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  1. doyen

    Off Topic 2020 General Gossip

    Hope this applies to this thread !! John Sutton had a sterling career with Sths & in those 366 games for Sths managed one p/ship. Clive Churchill played 157 games & won 6 P/ships as a player----on retirement he went on to also coach Sths for 211 games winning 4 p/ships in that role[368 games in...
  2. doyen

    Rugby League 2020 Rumours, Signings and News

    This guy would be good at de-fusing bombs on our wing--apparently he played a pretty good game of league growing up on the Central Coast !!
  3. doyen

    Rugby League 2020 Rumours, Signings and News

    Damien COOK nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN BOOT Award--looking at his opposition on the list[9 others so far] he's in with a chance,I reckon !!
  4. doyen

    Rugby League 2020 Rumours, Signings and News

    Matterson signs with EELS !!!!
  5. doyen

    Rugby League 2020 Rumours, Signings and News

    This is what Latrell can do !!
  6. doyen

    Rugby League 2020 Rumours, Signings and News

    Latrell's still only 22 yrs---he has a big head,no doubt, as he had achieved everything by 20 yrs of age--that's what happens when you're told your GI at 18 yrs----if we get him we may have to give him a year or 2 to mature before he really gets his head down--on his day he is the best player in...
  7. doyen

    Rugby League 2020 Rumours, Signings and News

    I think maybe we should be nice to our new FB,Latrell-ie; until we have pen on paper !! After that we can have a crack at him,if necessary.
  8. doyen

    Team List 2019/2020 off season players contracts comings and goings etc.....

    Things aren't looking good at this point---a couple of our Jnrs,like Rodwell eg, need encouragement !
  9. doyen

    Opinion How happy are you with Walker?

    Cody is our most talented player followed by Cook !! Sths will rely on those two to handle the pressure & be leaders !!
  10. doyen

    Rugby League Bunnies - Signings and News

    He's a smart player too !!
  11. doyen

    Rugby League Bunnies - Signings and News

    Love that name WILLOW !! Damien will be a great father & partner,I reckon !! Damien is a really good man from what I've seen !!
  12. doyen

    News Sam Burgess Retirement

    Brian McTigue;the Wigan Wizard & English prop;sleight of hand, a "wizard" with the ball--not overly quick across the ground but like lightning between the ears,in those days the forwards took time to think before they acted-----he'd slip a pass to big Dick Huddart & shut the gate--what great...
  13. doyen

    News Sam Burgess Retirement

    Sam is recognised as a great in this era of highly structured play--the game is skilful,I suppose, but is very predictable--the coaches make a game plan that the players must rigidly adhere to--or else!! Metre-eaters take it up for 5 tackles,kick downfield for position,put up a bomb,kick across...
  14. doyen

    News Sam Burgess Retirement

    I don't think the off-loads were there in Sam, TBH--in saying that I don't think Maguire encouraged risk taking one bit--this approach by a coach retards the development of players that do have ball-playing skills--take Matterson;how long did he last under Maguire ?? A skilful player should be...
  15. doyen

    News Sam Burgess Retirement

    Sam has been a very good forward in this era of NON-RL----as I said,he is a hard,tough,competitive metre-eater who has never really been encouraged to be anything else but that---he was very good at that very uninspiring approach to a game that should be far more skilful---one should feel very...
  16. doyen

    Rugby League Bunnies - Signings and News

    Matterson is a Parra Jnr----another Sutto style player which is perfect for us----I reckon he would be the best value for money if we must lash out----plays 2nd row,lock,5/8 & centre;a young Sutto to a tee !!
  17. doyen

    News Sam Burgess Retirement

    I'm not a superstar,pedestal-placed RL player like Sam but when I had to retire from a job I really loved at 70 yrs I had a shortish "depression" problem due to work separation & accepted the offer to speak to our Medical Centre's Psychologist which helped,I reckon. I was married in 1965 & I...
  18. doyen

    Rugby League Bunnies - Signings and News

    I think Matterson is the best of those 3 as he is the only really good ball-player !!
  19. doyen

    Rugby League Bunnies - Signings and News

    I agree--Sam is a big,hard,fearless & tough metre eater,as they put it these days-----this type of game suited Sam as he is not the most skilful player going around--after the Churchill Medal win I think "mass hysteria" took over following Sam's brave effort !! He was very hard to stop if set up...
  20. doyen

    News Sam Burgess Retirement

    I grieved when my parents passed on--I'm certainly NOT going to grieve over a footy player retiring !! When Jon MANNAH of the Sharks & brother of Tim Mannah died of cancer at 23 yrs that was something to grieve about. Sam would be grieving now,but I hope it would be much more over his fractured...