Recruitment 2020 Warriors Recruitment DISCUSSION

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2020 Warriors Recruitment DISCUSSION

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Thread for all discussion of Warriors recruitment strategy, possible targets, hopeful signings that are not linked to the club through media. Basically anything you wanna say about Warriors 2020 recruitment that doesn't belong in the official thread.

THIS THREAD ACTS AS A 'WHO SHOULD THE WARRIORS SIGN' THREAD AS WELL

For official releases, news, leaks, rumours or good oil please post in the following thread...

 
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We should sign up a big fuck off lump of meat bopper.

We should get back Ngani Laumape.

We should recruit outside Auckland.

We should recruit more Australians.

We need more white people in the team.

We should bring Dally Messenger back from the dead...
 
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It all starts with the management. Are they in charge of the asylum. Until they are the Warriors are going nowhere.

Young players have to know that professionalism is an attitude over all parts of their life.
 
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Anyone keen on Segeyaro as a hooking option? Provided a lot of impact off the bench for the Broncos, I suppose when you have McCullough as your starting hooker its easy to look like you have a lot of impact lol.
 
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Anyone keen on Segeyaro as a hooking option? Provided a lot of impact off the bench for the Broncos, I suppose when you have McCullough as your starting hooker its easy to look like you have a lot of impact lol.
McCullough is one of Kearney's boys from his Bronco days. Read today he will be released. Any guesses on where he ends up?... here!
 
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At least we know Fifita would be a good fit...

EXCLUSIVE: The night before losing 58-0 to the Eels, the Broncos were … at the pub

Half a dozen players, including Anthony Milford and Payne Haas, were at the pub.
Half a dozen players, including Anthony Milford and Payne Haas, were at the pub.


At least six Brisbane Broncos were spotted in a popular Sydney pub the night before their history-making 58-0 loss at the hands of Parramatta on Sunday, Foxsports.com.au can reveal.

Eyewitnesses confirmed Broncos players Matt Gillett, Andrew McCullough, Payne Haas, David Fifita, Corey Oates and Anthony Milford were all at Harpoon Harry’s hotel near Sydney’s Oxford Street until late on Saturday night.

The players congregated in the pub’s pokies room, where Fifita stayed playing the machines alone, after the rest of his teammates left the venue around 11pm.

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David Fifita was seen playing pokies by himself late on Saturday night.

David Fifita was seen playing pokies by himself late on Saturday night.
There is no suggestion any of the players were drinking alcohol, but serious questions will be asked about the club’s culture and preparation the night before the most important game of their season.

Coach Anthony Seibold was unaware of his players’ nocturnal preparations, and the club was equally oblivious to the incident until contacted by Fox Sports on Tuesday.

Less than 24 hours after their visit to Harpoon Harry’s, the Broncos were handed a 58-0 thrashing by the Eels, the biggest losing margin in any final since 1908.

A pub patron who sat next to Milford as he played the pokies asked him what time he was playing the next day.

“I knew the game started at 4pm but Milford turned to me and said: ‘I think it’s at six, eh’. He wasn’t taking the piss, he was dead set,” the source said.

The players involved were among the poorest performers in a team that arrived at BankWest Stadium clearly not ready to play.

Corey Oates was among the players congregated in the pokies room.

Corey Oates was among the players congregated in the pokies room.
The backrow of Fifita and Gillett managed just 103 metres between them and Fifita produced two handling errors. In contrast, Eels forward Daniel Alvaro ran for 197 metres. Tepai Moeroa, who came off the bench, ran for 156 metres and scored a try.

Seibold lambasted his team after the ‘embarrassing’ loss and promised a review of the club — which has bombed out in week one of the finals for two seasons running.
 
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McCullough is one of Kearney's boys from his Bronco days. Read today he will be released. Any guesses on where he ends up?... here!
We better bloody not, the Broncos attack suffered a lot when he came back from injury. The games a bit past him now.
 
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The club is putting itself into a corner and needs to recruit some solid first graders to prove that they arent just talking out of their ass. You cannot complain that you wanted to drop players from first grade but there were no able replacements in ISP, and then blab on about how the 'phones ringing hot' and 'we could sign 5 aus players tonight if we wanted to' and then come up empty handed. There were players that showed that they were more than worthy of being given a shot in first grade this year, but got very limited opportunities due to mindless pigheadedness by Kearney. This club used to talk about 'above the line' 'accountability' but i can see why they have moved away from those phrases and moved onto 'process' and 'game model' now....its just one excuse after another.

This club never had such a big issue in recruitment of players as it currently does right now.
 
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We better bloody not, the Broncos attack suffered a lot when he came back from injury. The games a bit past him now.
Good points, but he is experienced and would follow the process ...all the logic needed... you lose.

Ps - I came across the definition of the process -

Process /ˈprəʊsɛs/ verb - play like a slow, feeble-minded robot with only two programmable functions
 
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Shit ... why look at the Broncos to find players.... after that shit performance on Sunday ... those players cant handle finals footy.. same as ours...
 
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Sign any player who has some heart, passion and is prepared give 110% commitment week in and week out. I.e. John Bateman.

Not the biggest backower in the game but has more passion and heart then 99% of the Warriors squad.
 
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We better bloody not, the Broncos attack suffered a lot when he came back from injury. The games a bit past him now.
I think I would prefer Levi over McCullough to be honest. At least he has youth on his side and is more dynamic.

McCullough brings stability and dependability in regards to his tackling ability but nothing else. The last thing we need is another aging mediocre player on a long term contract paying overs.
 
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If we sign McCullough I am going to cry, it all seems so likely too, we are getting a new hooker, McCullough is being released, he is a Bronco, wonder who his agent is, that will seal the deal.
 
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I think I would prefer Levi over McCullough to be honest. At least he has youth on his side and is more dynamic.

McCullough brings stability and dependability in regards to his tackling ability but nothing else. The last thing we need is another aging mediocre player on a long term contract paying overs.
He'd go better as a small tackle bot lock type these days, his passes out of dummy half are slow, he's slow, just not a good hooker in this day and age.
 
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If we sign McCullough I am going to cry, it all seems so likely too, we are getting a new hooker, McCullough is being released, he is a Bronco, wonder who his agent is, that will seal the deal.
I haven't seen anything official about him being released, I'd hold off on worrying for now.
 
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I haven't seen anything official about him being released, I'd hold off on worrying for now.
Rumour is he and Boyd have been told to look for new clubs immediately and Milford on last warning. Thought he had a player option in his favour and Boyd still contracted so might not be that easy to move on.
 
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We should sign up a big fuck off lump of meat bopper.

We should get back Ngani Laumape.

We should recruit outside Auckland.

We should recruit more Australians.

We need more white people in the team.

We should bring Dally Messenger back from the dead...
Are you getting some frustrations out or saving us 5-10 pages as these are going to come soon anyway.



I've seen some discussion on signing some experienced guys getting pushed out by their current clubs. My concern with that would be it would help short term like in 2018 but where would be at in 2021?

Those guys would be added to the aging Blair and Green. Then there would be 3-4 guys past their use by date we will be waiting on their contract to end.
 
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Are you getting some frustrations out or saving us 5-10 pages as these are going to come soon anyway.
Just examples of what posts go in this thread...
 
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I know we have issues with recruitment but some tough questions should be asked of Brian Smith and Peter O'Sullivan. The idea to play hardball with Johnson would of likely originated with those two. Get the high paid player off our books, restructure the salary cap and strengthen the squad. They might have been a bit naive on getting big names across from Australia.

After Johnson left Smith stated we were in a fortunate position to set the club up for the future. Now the season has finished and we are well down the table.

Johnson's salary would of freed up a fair bit of cap space. The main person we got from that was Nikorima after we started getting desperate due to losing faith in the two rookies. We should of been able to get at least 2 decent player with that cap space, potentially another 1-2 with some of the other guys leaving.

Set us up for the future and here we are at the end of the season and we haven't signed anyone of note and management can't even get the number of free roster spots right.
 
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