Official Wade Graham

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Just a question.... If we had to choose between keeping Graham or Keeping JB... who would people go with?
 

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My mail is the real story is Penrith has discussed bringing Wade back but for the money he is asking, he isn't viewed as their best option. Unlikely to be offered a contract there.
 

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yeah righto it's a joke, who doesn't pay out penrith?

i was mucking around haha... the 'riff has its moments, the only time i used to go there was for aquagolf and when my iphone ****ed up id take it to the apple shop there.. thats about it for the old riff - not the biggest fan though ;)
 
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Sunny day, Versing best team in the comp and he had extra responsibility, not fair to judge IMO

okay if he can play the full game against parramatta on a freezing winters night we'll classify him as an 80 minute player :rolleyes:

i was mucking around haha... the 'riff has its moments, the only time i used to go there was for aquagolf and when my iphone ****ed up id take it to the apple shop there.. thats about it for the old riff - not the biggest fan though ;)

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We have enough players off contract to keep him I guess but I doubt Flano will pay overs for him and we don't need to get into that kind of a **** fight either that Penrith are in with back ended contracts he is a priority as most of you say but he also is replaceable if need be it would be a shame though I do like the guy and would prefer him to stay.

We need backs so changes are going to happen.
 

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As much as I rate Wade as a great talent, I wouldn't want to sacrifice our good depth to keep him.
 

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As much as I rate Wade as a great talent, I wouldn't want to sacrifice our good depth to keep him.

so you wouldn't sacrifice players who are behind him in the pecking order? you'd keep lesser players and allow him to go somewhere else? that's weird.

Wade is a talent and still so young, he's the kind of guy you'd want here long term. He's probably got the right build to become an excellent and tough second rower or lock, in the vein of Gallen. and in a few years when Gal's time is up, we're going to need a competitor like Graham to take his place. i say keep Graham even if it means putting him on a solid salary; i'd lean towards a modest but incrementally increasing salary with incentives, but at least 4 years. lock him down, let him get on with his footy and say if he wants the extra moola to ****in earn it
 

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so you wouldn't sacrifice players who are behind him in the pecking order? you'd keep lesser players and allow him to go somewhere else? that's weird.

What Im saying is I wouldn't sacrifice 2 or 3 decent players to re-sign Graham. If we had to lose say Taufua and Taga to keep Wade but then signed 2 players that weren't of NRL standard to replace those two I think we'd be worse off.
 

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i'd be happy to sacrifice quality of depth for Graham. Quality depth players are important, particularly when they're playing off the bench every week. But, the idea of depth, this whole array of dudes there to step in should one of your A team get injured, is merely a bandaid solution. they come in when they're needed, shafted when they aren't.

Wade on the other hand is a guy who will most likely be able to play an important role in the Sharks for many many years. He's one of the highest performing players every single week. I wouldn't hesitate shafting some so called "depth" in order to keep him. and in saying that, i doubt that Tags and Taufua would be the first to go so don't stress about that.
 
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