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PostPosted: April 4, 2017, 8:36 pm
He's already said he'd like to play a couple of extra years. If he were retiring, he'd have announced that.
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PostPosted: April 4, 2017, 8:57 pm
I think Bulldogs or Parra are most likely. Both need halves, and both probably only need a few pieces to win a premiership
(Bulldogs forwards and outsides backs are fine, they need a spine though. So, Get Cronk and Mbye/Reynolds in the halves, move one of them to hooker, **** Lichaa and Hopoate off and they're challenging)


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PostPosted: April 4, 2017, 9:18 pm
Ginga wrote:
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Ginga wrote:Am I the only one who upon hearing Cronk was going to Sydney just assume it's the Roosters or Rabbits?

No, they've got two decent incumbents.
I immediately thought bulldogs.

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I'm well aware of who they already have on the books but just assumed Uncle Nick must've found some "space" in the cap

The cap that may not exist next year?

I just don't think each club would be so short sighted to sacrifice a quality half for a player with maybe two year left in him

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PostPosted: April 4, 2017, 10:42 pm
Notaroboticfish wrote:Bulldogs forwards and outsides backs are fine,



Gee I really don't agree with that. From their first 5 games it seems their go to outside back is a bloke who couldn't crack our side last year. The Morris boys are solid players, Brett especially, but they're 31 soon and not the type of players that will fare well with age (rely on speed rather than high skill or ball play).

And their pack, IMO, consists of the most over rated second rower in the game and 5 props. Klemmer, Eastwood and co are not genuine backrowers. And as much as I love Aiden Tolman he is the most easily tackled player in the game.

Even an injection of one of the greatest playmakers of the modern era wouldn't turn them around too much.
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Offer him a pie, a coke an opportunity and see what happens Donny!
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PostPosted: May 3, 2017, 12:42 pm
Melbourne make shock play for Broncos star Anthony Milford

PLAYMAKER Anthony Milford was reportedly on the verge of signing a record deal with the Broncos, but a last-minute approach from the Melbourne Storm may be about to shake-up the entire NRL player market.

Milford has been deep in talks with the Broncos for months and, according to reports, is set to sign a whopping $2.7 million three-year deal to remain with the club — the richest deal ever offered to a Broncos player. Now a fresh report has linked the Storm with a move for the star five-eighth as a replacement for Cooper Cronk.

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PostPosted: May 3, 2017, 3:28 pm
Manchild wrote:Melbourne make shock play for Broncos star Anthony Milford

PLAYMAKER Anthony Milford was reportedly on the verge of signing a record deal with the Broncos, but a last-minute approach from the Melbourne Storm may be about to shake-up the entire NRL player market.

Milford has been deep in talks with the Broncos for months and, according to reports, is set to sign a whopping $2.7 million three-year deal to remain with the club — the richest deal ever offered to a Broncos player. Now a fresh report has linked the Storm with a move for the star five-eighth as a replacement for Cooper Cronk.

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Interesting. I don't really see Milford as a good fit for the Storm and it's going to be tough for the little fella with Halo being so far away in Brisbane.
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PostPosted: May 3, 2017, 3:58 pm
Shock Halo recovery?
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PostPosted: May 3, 2017, 4:27 pm
Sid wrote:Shock Halo recovery?


That happened immediately after young Anthony signed with the Broncs in that big house overlooking the sea.
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PostPosted: May 3, 2017, 5:00 pm
I understand that there are other clubs in talks with him, too. Broncos are far from certain of signing him.

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PostPosted: May 3, 2017, 6:04 pm
Sid wrote:Shock Halo recovery?

Reports that there is a cardiologist in Melbourne.
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PostPosted: May 3, 2017, 6:06 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
Sid wrote:Shock Halo recovery?

Reports that there is a cardiologist in Melbourne.

I'd imagine they have one in the box with Bellamy.
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PostPosted: May 3, 2017, 7:17 pm
T_R wrote:I understand that there are other clubs in talks with him, too. Broncos are far from certain of signing him.

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I think he is a little upset at the amount they offered him compared to the amount that Bird signed for.
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PostPosted: May 3, 2017, 9:43 pm
It would be outstanding if he dumped the Broncos
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PostPosted: May 3, 2017, 9:47 pm
zim wrote:
Northern Raider wrote:
Sid wrote:Shock Halo recovery?

Reports that there is a cardiologist in Melbourne.

I'd imagine they have one in the box with Bellamy.


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PostPosted: May 4, 2017, 11:15 am
Melbourne Storm star Cooper Cronk quickly running out of NRL options in Sydney

COOPER Cronk remains undecided if he will play next year — and Sydney clubs are certainly not holding out for his answer.

As Cronk prepared to play for Australia in Friday night’s Anzac Test in Canberra — Johnathan Thurston will definitely play alongside him in the halves — he was not fussed about the possibility of clubs having no space or money left for his services.

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PostPosted: May 4, 2017, 11:58 am
He is going to retire. But if he wants to have one more year in the big game and doesn't mind the bus ride to Canberra I'm sure we can get away with one year over the cap

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PostPosted: May 4, 2017, 12:44 pm
Sounds like Melbourne are having a red hot go for Milf. I will lol heartily if he leaves the Broncos. Funny thing is most of their fans are happy to see the back of him if you go by Broncos HQ.
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PostPosted: May 4, 2017, 1:17 pm
For the sake of winning Origin, i hope CC retires... but he still has plenty of good footy in him. Class act
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PostPosted: May 4, 2017, 7:58 pm
edwahu wrote:Sounds like Melbourne are having a red hot go for Milf. I will lol heartily if he leaves the Broncos. Funny thing is most of their fans are happy to see the back of him if you go by Broncos HQ.


"Melbourne storm have allegedly out done the Broncos offer to Anthony Milford of $2.7million, offering the NRL star a $5million contract of 4 years!"

Is this the rumour u saw?
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PostPosted: May 5, 2017, 5:28 am
I'd love for him to leave and go to Melbourne. To lose both of their halves would be exciting to watch.
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PostPosted: May 5, 2017, 7:33 am
edwahu wrote:Sounds like Melbourne are having a red hot go for Milf. I will lol heartily if he leaves the Broncos. Funny thing is most of their fans are happy to see the back of him if you go by Broncos HQ.


That's outstanding.

Assuming they'll just get Ash Taylor back?


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PostPosted: May 5, 2017, 7:57 am
Northern Raider wrote:
Sid wrote:Shock Halo recovery?

Reports that there is a cardiologist in Melbourne.

Hope they have dietitians for Milford

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PostPosted: May 5, 2017, 8:57 am
dubby wrote:
Northern Raider wrote:
Sid wrote:Shock Halo recovery?

Reports that there is a cardiologist in Melbourne.

Hope they have dietitians for Milford

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PostPosted: May 6, 2017, 4:57 pm
Kiwis captain Jesse Bromwich, team-mate Kevin Proctor involved in alleged cocaine bust

Kiwis captain Jesse Bromwich and team-mate Kevin Proctor allegedly bought cocaine in Australia after Friday night's Anzac test.

Canberra man Adrian Mark Crowther, 38, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday after allegedly selling cocaine to the two Kiwis players, as well as for possession of four grams of MDMA.

Bromwich and Proctor had earlier played in the Anzac Test against Australia at Canberra's Canberra Stadium.

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PostPosted: May 6, 2017, 5:18 pm
I suspect that cocaine use in the nrl is rife as it doesn't stay in the body long.

So glad we didn't sign grug.

Be interesting to see how Melbourne and the titans handle this

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PostPosted: May 6, 2017, 5:19 pm
And how bad is it when your CEO has cocaine? Fair dinkum

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PostPosted: May 7, 2017, 6:32 pm
Melbourne Storm and Jesse Bromwich statements

Melbourne Storm statement from CEO Dave Donaghy

Earlier today, our Football Director Frank Ponissi and I spoke to Jesse Bromwich regarding a matter that took place following the ANZAC Test in Canberra on Friday night.

Jesse was extremely remorseful for putting himself in a position of risk that has obviously had an impact on his Club – despite being on international duties.

He is genuinely disappointed by his poor choices and he’s accepted a number of sanctions that have been imposed upon him by the Club for breaching our code of conduct.

Melbourne Storm has extremely high standards and we make no apologies for that – this has been a tough lesson for Jesse.

In handing down these sanctions Melbourne Storm has consulted Jesse’s management, the RLPA and the NRL Integrity Unit.

The sanctions are as follows:

· Jesse will be stood down for two games – he won’t be available for selection until Round 13

· Jesse will donate his ANZAC Test match fee to a selected charity

· Jesse has stood aside from the Storm leadership group and I believe has informed New Zealand of his intention to step down as the Kiwis’ captain

· Jesse will be required to undergo a number of counselling and treatment courses

Jesse had the opportunity to front the board regarding this matter, however, he’s chosen to waive this and accept the sanction.

Jesse is a terrific person, this is out of character and he’s incredibly disappointed in himself, however he will learn from it and we will continue to support him and his family.

Statement from Jesse Bromwich

I’d like to start by firstly apologising to my family, Melbourne Storm, New Zealand Rugby League, the NRL, my teammates, the sponsors, and the members and fans.

I regret making the choice of staying out with my teammates until the early hours of Saturday morning, as well as consuming an excessive amount of alcohol.

I take full responsibility for the poor choices I made, I am devastated and my actions were out of character.

Playing footy for Melbourne Storm and the Kiwis is a great honour and I apologise for letting down everyone involved in both organisations.

I will be stepping down from my leadership roles with Melbourne Storm and the Kiwis, I understand I am a role model to the young players and the poor choices I made do not reflect my personal values.

I fully accept the sanctions that have been handed down.

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PostPosted: May 7, 2017, 6:46 pm
Two games? I'm assuming the integrity unit will have something else to say, surely. Barba was going to get 12 weeks

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PostPosted: May 7, 2017, 6:47 pm
Done after consulting the integrity unit it appears.
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PostPosted: May 7, 2017, 7:01 pm
Kyle Lovett got 4 matches for his possession charge. Only.missed 2 regular season games.

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PostPosted: May 7, 2017, 7:11 pm
Dave Taylor got two... seems to be the going rate.
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PostPosted: May 7, 2017, 7:47 pm
greeneyed wrote:Dave Taylor got two... seems to be the going rate.

Far less than attempting to preform a sexual act on a canine.... that's probably for the best actually
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PostPosted: May 16, 2017, 11:08 pm
So apparently Sisa Waqa has signed a trial contract with the Storm. I've seen it doing the rounds on FB
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PostPosted: May 16, 2017, 11:18 pm
Yeah, seems to be legit. It strikes me as being a bit odd with Tonumaipea in reserve. But story reads that Waqa broke his jaw and dropped out of rugby and was simply back in Melbourne ready to be picked up.
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