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Wenin is one of the founding fathers of the NRLSCTalk website who's Tuesday Teams Analysis has been a feature post on the site for close to a decade. He also loves a good steak bet!

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BirdBrain
BirdBrain (@birdbrain)
11 days ago

Dufty vs. Broncos, so obvious in hindsight. Oh well.

rockafella
rockafella (@rockafella)
Reply to  BirdBrain
11 days ago

Yep.. I went issako .. that went well didn’t it..

CheeKam Schoupp
CheeKam Schoupp (@cheekam-schoupp)
Reply to  rockafella
11 days ago

I get -7 in Dream Team for Isaako this week

Masonic Knights
Masonic Knights (@masonic-knights)
Reply to  rockafella
10 days ago

Isaako and Raiders forwards are in my never again category.

Backi
Backi (@backi)
Reply to  BirdBrain
11 days ago

Lucky he doesnt lose point for horrid defence.

BroncosGirl
BroncosGirl (@broncosgirl)
Reply to  Backi
11 days ago

Not so lucky for broncos …. lost us quite a few points and possibly the game.
Hate to / can’t really blame just 1 player but he was horrendous and lucky not to get hooked earlier

Backi
Backi (@backi)
Reply to  BroncosGirl
11 days ago

Sorry BG i was referring to Duffy’s horrid defence. Have a look at all of the Broncos tries and he plays a part. Great attacking fullback but horrible defender

moon the loon
moon the loon (@moon-the-loon)
11 days ago

Has Pangai had a run in the second half?

Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman (@eric-cartman)
Reply to  moon the loon
11 days ago

Don’t remind me

Backi
Backi (@backi)
Reply to  moon the loon
11 days ago

Did he move to the middle? Or did Glenn move to ctr

Last edited 11 days ago by Backi
BroncosGirl
BroncosGirl (@broncosgirl)
11 days ago

I’m sorry Isaako ~ but it was about time !
Has pretty much cost us this game ….

Bluegoose
Bluegoose (@bluegoose)
11 days ago

Hunt buyers breathe a sigh of relief with that try… plenty of time for another one too…

vertigo
vertigo (@vertigo)
Reply to  Bluegoose
11 days ago

Lucky the Broncos are so shite.

Bluegoose
Bluegoose (@bluegoose)
Reply to  vertigo
11 days ago

yep… and there is the Hunt/Dufty junk…

nuffman
nuffman (@nuffman)
11 days ago

Which team is signing Dufty now? Broncos?

vertigo
vertigo (@vertigo)
Reply to  nuffman
11 days ago

They’d be stupid not to.

Isaako isn’t nrl standard.

BroncosGirl
BroncosGirl (@broncosgirl)
Reply to  nuffman
11 days ago

Hopefully now we missed hynes ~ it’s like every off contract players in particular fb is now auditioning and showing isaako/ broncos how u can play with a decent fb …. hynes last week, dufty turn this week. I know hynes prefered position is 5/8 and that and the fact we offered 600k less probs lead him ro sign with sharks but we shouldv done whatever it took to get him & played him at 5/8 if that’s what he wanted/ what it took to get the deal done ! Him at 5/8 partnering Reynolds wouldv been great, then if… Read more »

TL
TL (@tl)
11 days ago

Might be considered a dumb question but Dufty POD fired but we’ve all seen the upside of Hynes and against a weakened Titans side. Appreciate everyone’s thoughts

TU: Loop Dufty
TD: Keep C on Hynes

Sydney Rorters
Sydney Rorters (@sydney-rorters)
Reply to  TL
11 days ago

It’s a free loop this week. Absolutely lock in the Dufty score.

tofu yarris
tofu yarris (@tofu-yarris)
Reply to  TL
11 days ago

easy bank that 160, what if hynes goes off first tackle HIA

Hunter
Hunter (@hunter)
Reply to  TL
11 days ago

I have the VC on Dufty as well and am looping. 99% you dont have to worry about an AE and it is a guaranteed 160 points.

Tiger Town
Tiger Town (@tiger-town)
Reply to  TL
11 days ago

You know the answer to that. But I can’t blame you, it’s always good for the ego seeing all those thumbs up rolling in!

moon the loon
moon the loon (@moon-the-loon)
11 days ago

Duffty grows his beard out he looks like Connor McGregor

teza
teza (@teza)
11 days ago

Broncos should definitely go for Duffy and what the hell are the dragons doing letting him go? Who they going to put there?

AJW
AJW (@ajw)
Reply to  teza
11 days ago

Dragons are letting him go because they want to be sure of winning the wooden spoon next year, as it looks like they’ll miss out on it this time! 🙂

Last edited 11 days ago by AJW
chukka
chukka (@chukka)
Reply to  teza
11 days ago

(As a dragons fan), here’s the catch. I love watching him. But he’s at best the 10th-best fullback in the league – firmly in the bottom half. There’s some pretty awesome names on the list so that’s no disrespect. 1-5 Teddy, Turbo, Ponga, Papi, Trell (in whatever order you prefer) 6-9 Gutho, Brimson, Holmes, Walsh/RTS (again in whatever order) 10-13 Dufty, Kennedy, Edwards, Laurie So if you’re one of the other three teams (Broncs, Dogs, Raiders), and you’re literally a FB away from being a contender (which they’re not), then by all means you should sign him. But you’d be… Read more »

Never walk alone
Never walk alone (@never-walk-alone)
Reply to  chukka
11 days ago

Well written and agree, but don’t forget CNK is out injured and he would be on a par with Duffy, so that leaves two – broncs and dogs

Tiger Town
Tiger Town (@tiger-town)
Reply to  chukka
11 days ago

There’s just one hitch with that plan….Ramsey can’t catch.

Has to have some of the worst hands in the league. My personal favourite was his drop into faceplant against the Tigers in their first clash.

Sure Dufty isn’t the safest but has a hell of on an upside.

You guys don’t exactly have a heap of attacking threats. To remove by far your best one seems an odd choice.

To me it has to be something going on off field with him. Hasn’t there always been whispers about an attitude problem or something.

teza
teza (@teza)
Reply to  Tiger Town
11 days ago

Yeah agree he’s not the best fullback but he’s by far the best saints have,

Dravid
Dravid (@dravid)
Reply to  teza
11 days ago

Rumour is it’s not football related (why they want to get rid of him).

Sonnysideup
Sonnysideup (@sonnysideup)
Reply to  Dravid
11 days ago

Yep. He wouldn’t elaborate but Gould said it wasn’t football related the other week on 100% Footy

chukka
chukka (@chukka)
Reply to  Sonnysideup
10 days ago

There’s lots of chatter, but for what it’s worth the coach has said it’s 100% related to their vision for the team on-field and nothing to do with off-field concerns. When you think about it, you can’t really imagine that the coach would lie about something like that. If you had off-field concerns, you could easily justify your decision by saying something like “He’s a class player, but we think it’s in his best interests and the team’s best interests that he has a change of scenery, so we’re going in a different direction.” For a professional footballer to basically… Read more »

Tiger Town
Tiger Town (@tiger-town)
Reply to  chukka
10 days ago

I don’t know how he could justify that statement after last night.

I find it an impossible argument to make that the Dragons would be a better team without Dufty. Especially with Ramsey at the back. The proof is in the pudding, just compare the last two weeks.

chukka
chukka (@chukka)
Reply to  Tiger Town
10 days ago

The goal isn’t to create the best-possible team. The goal for every club is to create a premiership-winning team. Next year, the Dragons would probably be a better team with Dufty than without Dufty. But they’re still not going to be a premiership-calibre team (or probably even a finals-calibre team). They’ve got some young (and cheap) guys who are already on the books. If you think one of them could possibly be the next Teddy or Papi, you are better off giving them the position for a season to let them grow. At the same time, you’re freeing up salary… Read more »

Tiger Town
Tiger Town (@tiger-town)
Reply to  chukka
10 days ago

I understand what you’re trying to say but I’m sorry that’s a silly argument to me. Do you have the next Teddy or Pap coming through and banging the door down? Because you suggested Ramsey is likely that guy. He’d be flat out banging through a bead curtain. You’re the Dragons man so I’ll leave it to you but as I said, I can’t see a logical reason to letting him go based on what we see on the field. Won’t matter what Hook has planned anyway because when the Dragons can’t score a point without Dufty he’ll be sacked… Read more »

The Beer Whisperer
The Beer Whisperer (@twodogs)
Reply to  Tiger Town
8 days ago

Ramsay is barely 1st grade. Good luck!

Team B
Team B (@team-b)
Reply to  chukka
10 days ago

I actually don’t see dufty as much of an upgrade over Isaako. There was a game early in the year where Isaako was on fire and everyone was singing his praises. Dufty is the same, was a gun last night vs a terrible team, but can be pretty rocks and diamonds.

Dufty 13 errors from 11 games (1.2 per game) Isaako 17 errors from 13 games (1.3 per game).

If you got Dufty cheap then sure go for it, but I would not be spending even mid level FB money for him.

The First XIII
The First XIII (@the-first-xiii)
11 days ago

I propose an additional trade rule for SC:

It’s called the Advance Rage Trade.

The trade can be used even if you have used 2 already and counts against the next weeks trades.

If the player being Advance Rage Traded was played in your team the score still counts towards that weeks total.

Advance Rage Trade is irreversible.

Can be used once a player gets hooked to immediately get that player out of your team.

Issako, consider yourself the first player to have this chip used on.

Tiger Town
Tiger Town (@tiger-town)
Reply to  The First XIII
11 days ago

I love it. I might activated mine on Hunt after the first 60mins.

Markus10
Markus10 (@markus10)
11 days ago

Current team with 80k itv and used max trades so far. Overall player. Brailey Watson Ipap uto Tko Milne Tpj matters Angus tohu fui burbo Hughes Cleary Luai schust Jet Laurie Hynes Holmes too fus simo Ted turbo Only have 10 playing so need to make the right trades. I’m settled on the first trade which is ted-> gutho who has the better draw. Second trade thoughts are 1. Luai -> Burton Is Burton worth bringing in? Could go well next couple of weeks in the halves and make some $$. Will need another trade to get him out though.… Read more »

Last edited 11 days ago by Markus10
Trade-a-holic
Trade-a-holic (@trade-a-holic)
Reply to  Markus10
10 days ago

Not sure why you think you will need another trade to get Burton out. Once Cleary and Luai are back I think Burton reverts to playing in the centres where he appears to have won the spot ahead of Momo.

EVILCAM17
EVILCAM17 (@evilcam17)
Reply to  Trade-a-holic
10 days ago

Agree with Marcus on this one, burton is pretty safe in the centre’s and luai and Cleary have to get through origin and will no doubt get rested at least once each. I think if anyone is at risk it’s Staines, he gets belted silly when he tries to take first 3 tackle hit ups. I’m not bagging him cause he has a go, but Momo has at least 10-12 kg and a good 7-8 cm on Staines, a much bigger body and can play anywhere. I have been curious when or if Cleary makes this move, hard to drop… Read more »

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