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    alexwilliams Willie Mason

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    Brent Read just said on MMM that even though Manly are suggesting Taupau wont be leaving Manly, there's still a good chance he will and Knights are favourites to sign him..
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No chance at all
     
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    alexwilliams Willie Mason

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    Maybe but a lot of people said the same thing about Pearce when that rumour first floated..
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Marty loves the big city lights mate, he mite leave Manly but not for newcastle.
    Parra or Rossters
     
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    alexwilliams Willie Mason

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    Roosters surely couldn't afford him and Parra are in dire straits, much like Manly.. Apparently we're the only club that could afford him anyway.
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Roosters can afford anyone if they want them.
    Parra were in bad shape but seem fine now.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The Chooks ALWAYS have room under the cap!
     
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    daverene Tony Kemp

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    The Roosters still have $8M under there cap to fill.
     
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    krustykraz Brett Grogan

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    all at the rooters in 2019.
    salary sumbrero.
     
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    Would'nt it be nice though
     
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    BargeArse Robbie McCormack

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    There’s been a rumour floating around about Taupau to Tigers. Can’t see him leaving but.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Bigger rumour Barge is Parra with a swap for Corey Norman.
     
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    I also think the fact that DCE is a sh!t team mate might also have to do with players being enticed with other offers of security from other teams. In no way do I see it being a viable option to keep him going forward anyway.
     
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    He's been a massive failure to date when it comes to the lifetime contract concept. Makes me have reservations when people talk about offering Ponga a life time deal, so much can go on in just a few years. Taumalolo has been a success so far however. Manly are either stuck with DCE for many years to come or it will end in a firy pit of flames with bitterness & scandal all over. The Manly staff seem to come across as more dumb every year, DCE was never the kind of player to give a deal like that to, but they got scared & desperate in an attempt to keep him from leaving.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    DCE has been hilarious for Manly, they've f--ked their entire roster to keep him, loved blocka's call a few weeks back his good when playing in front but goes missing when the times get tough.
     
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    Blokes like Ponga and Taumololo have their heads screwed on right which can make a difference. Also Taumololo won't be playing at that level for the whole ten years but of he is able to for 5-6 of them an play ok for the rest then it's still a good deal for the cowboys.

    Do agree that manly being screwed is probably karma for deliberately cheating the cap to keep him and Walker. Manly should be forced to honour the contract regardless to teach other teams a lesson the same way the bulldogs are being forced to pay for their terrible salary cap management.

    Also to clarify I was referring to not being viable to keep Taupau in the short term for cap relief (but the same could be said for cherry Evans even though they can't do much about cutting him)
     
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    krustykraz Brett Grogan

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    It would be awesome if we sign Taupau and he becomes a leader for the Saifiti's. Imagine if they were on Taupau's diet and training regime.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    One thing that never ceases to amaze me is Lolo's footwork, sure his no ponga but for a big guy his lateral movement and steps are unheard of, noticed recently his even passing a bit more as well. Guys the best forward since Lazarus.
     
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    krustykraz Brett Grogan

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    If the Roosters get him they will probably move Napa on. Ill be happy with either of those 2 or both would be awesome.
    8.Ese
    9.Griff
    10.Taupau/Napa
    11.Fitz
    12.Guerra
    13.Glasby
    14.Levi
    15.D.Saf
    16.J.Saf
    17.Barnett/Sione
    Reserves of Buhrer, Stone, King, Yates, Saulo, Grant?
    Pretty good pack.
    Probably could do with another top line prop on top of that.
     
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