Sadly it's that time, your team for 2020

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  1. R_A

    R_A Mark Hughes

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    I thought he was working in the football department to do with recruiting (which some articles quote as such) but it also says as a specialist coaching role which isn't the worst idea in the world considering their head coach is probably a bottom 5 coach in the NRL at the moment.
     
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    Owey Rodney Howe

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    Totally agree and I don't know who else would have taken it on. I like our squad now and where we are with juniors coming through. Brown played a massive part in setting us up for success. The only bit I disagree with you on is digging deeper for an experienced coach. I believe Obi is the right coach at the right time and I'm expecting success under him.

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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Go have another bowl of bitter stew slots he did wonders for our club that Wayne Bennett couldn't do.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Lets see how Bellamy goes not coaching Cam Smith, and at other times Slater, Cronk, Inglis as well. - And what 25% over the salary cap?
     
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    R_A Mark Hughes

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    Considering Bennett and Robbo have coached teams over the cap and get a free pass because those teams never got caught...

    And that said he got the Storm into the GF after they lost Cronk, and then again deep into the Finals after losing Slater as well as Cronk. As well making it deep those years they Slater was injured.

    Steve Folkes coached a team over the cap that got caught, doesn't mean anyone holds him in less regard as a coach or a person.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Please his had everything on a silver plate.
     
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    exactly mate. Some of the greats of recent times aren’t tremendous athletes. They know how to prepare every week and switch on for game time, been beating this drum for ages. Knowing your responsibilities in a team is the most important thing I reckon. Melbourne are great because they all have a role they play.
     
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    He did well last year. Bellamy coached those players, they weren’t brought to the club the same way Bennet does, I actually can’t even think of Melbourne signing Marquee players. Look who is waiting in the wings now mate, Brandon Smith, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Cam Munster, J.Hughes. Same situation, all coached up by Bellyache.
     
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    luke46 Scott Carter

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    Brandon Smith, pap, Munster and Hughes have got nothing on

    Slater Cronk Smith widdop inglis folau

    That must have been a ripper of a team with a young inglis and falau
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Any yet Storm were still minor premiers last year.
     
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    thwy are early in their careers
     
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    R_A Mark Hughes

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    As mentioned before he got them to the top 8 the years before Smith Cronk and Slater emerged as elite players which their previous coach couldn’t do

    And they didn’t sign marquee guys like $BW to do it
     
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    R_A Mark Hughes

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    I do think based off the times the Roosters rested players they had them geared towards September.

    With all the money the NRL has been making you’d think they’d be able to throw more then a measley $100k at them.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Mann at 6?

    We are doomed - doomed I say.
     
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    Mann had some decent games at 5/8 last year. He also had a few poor ones.

    He didn’t have a very good year off the field either which might’ve effected his performances as well.

    I can’t see him in our strongest 17 but he’s a good player to have in the squad. Just keep him off the wing.
     
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    The issue is we already have a few "good player to have in the squad"s. By the time we try to fit Watson, Mann, Sione on the bench we will be doing well to get a prop in there. We have depth now

    I.e. 5/8 lino, crossland, Watson
    Wing Lee, hunt, toa, best, etc
    Center hunt moga best tuala shibasaki
    Fullback ponga Watson toa

    Mann really shouldn't be anywhere near first grade... Maybe to replace Watson on the bench if he is filling in for someone.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Mann came back way too early from a fractured sternum to help the team out, and we have since learnt that Lino was playing with a shoulder injury as well.
    Every side would have known those two guys were unable to defend effectively and targeted the hell out of them.
    They were both speed bumps towards the end of last year, but only the coaching staff would know just how much their injuries contributed to that.
    We'll see how things go under O"Brien, but I wouldn't write them off till we get to see them play fully fit.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No issue if they aren't in the first choice 17. I'd only have one of Watson, Mann, Sione and Levi in my side.
     
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    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Leo Dynevor

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    And thats obvs Watson
     
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