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Online wily ole dog

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« 2019-Sep-17, 05:33 PM Reply #425 »
Many are blaming Bennett from what I hear but it’s a nonsense to do so

The blame is the management at the donkeys and their new coach

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« 2019-Sep-17, 06:21 PM Reply #426 »
WOD,  I agree.

Blaming previous coaches is a cop out. It comes down to personalities and how do you reward loyalty to players.

I blame this on the November trade window. You are signing players more than a year out and in that time, you may find juniors or injuries or players out of form or new coaches.

Thus they want players to pay the penalty first. Look at some of the clubs cleaning out a few players but paying for part of their salaries.

If I was a player, I would stick to my guns and say pay me even I play reserve grade or pay me out a year or two.

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« 2019-Sep-17, 06:28 PM Reply #427 »
What does "Milford on his last chance" mean?

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« 2019-Sep-17, 08:58 PM Reply #428 »
What does "Milford on his last chance" mean?

I was intrigued by that too. Is it off field issues because that is what they say when that occurs?

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« 2019-Sep-23, 04:36 PM Reply #429 »
Sam Burgess is being pursued by the NRL for his comments about a "kangaroo court".

Is Des Hasler being similarily pursued for his comments about Manly being dudded?

Online wily ole dog

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« 2019-Sep-23, 05:55 PM Reply #430 »
Not likely

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« 2019-Sep-23, 08:56 PM Reply #431 »
Canberra have not won a premiership since 1994.

Parramatta have not won a premiership since 1986.

If you remember them winning the competitions and you were not in high school then,  you are getting up there in age.


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« 2019-Oct-04, 07:56 AM Reply #432 »
Is it just me or does this NRL gf does not enhthuse people as much as last few years.

Raiders will be a fairytale for some but Stuart coaching has polarised many neutrals due to Parramatta and Sharks. He has done a great job this year though.

Roosters were usually in the top 3 of the most hated teams in league. But with Tedesco, Cronk, Keary, , Cordner, Manu, Tupou, Mitchell etc it has a team of individuals  which are hard to dislike.
The negative is the brilliance of their salary cap management.

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« 2019-Oct-04, 09:03 AM Reply #433 »
Given the list of teams I hate, it’s hard to get excited about a GF :beer:

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« 2019-Oct-04, 10:05 AM Reply #434 »
Those pesky contaminated supplements strike again . .  :confused1:

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« 2019-Oct-04, 04:18 PM Reply #435 »
There is Just as much interest in Melbourne in UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium as there is in NRL grand final.

Both on Sunday.

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« 2019-Oct-04, 05:28 PM Reply #436 »
There is Just as much interest in Melbourne in UFC 243 at Marvel Stadium as there is in NRL grand final.

Both on Sunday.

I thought UFC was very popular in Melbourne as it is a sell out too.

I think Melbourne interest in the Nrl was the same as most Sydneysiders interest in the AFL gf last week even though it was one of of ours playing Richmond.

I hope the NRL gf is better than the afl as I switched off midway 3 quarters.

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« 2019-Oct-04, 09:16 PM Reply #437 »
You did well to last that long. I tortured myself through the fumbleathon for the first quarter

It was a horrible spectacle 

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« 2019-Oct-05, 07:05 AM Reply #438 »
You did well to last that long. I tortured myself through the fumbleathon for the first quarter

It was a horrible spectacle

Hope was the only reason I stayed watching. I felt sorry for the neutrals and GWS fans at the game. Too expensive to walk out but I could still turn the channels.

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« 2019-Nov-06, 06:08 PM Reply #439 »
Mundine advises Mitchell to 'get as much money as he can' as Tigers, Bulldogs circle

Latrell Mitchell's family friend Anthony Mundine has urged the out-of-favour Sydney Roosters star to "get as much money as he can" as the race for the representative centre's signature heats up.

Mitchell has quickly become the NRL's hottest free agent after Sydney Roosters sensationally pulled their two-year $1.6 million contract offer, with Wests Tigers emerging on Wednesday as a potential suitor along with Canterbury.

The Bulldogs have been linked to Mitchell for months and there was a further development on Wednesday, with the player telling a Canterbury board member that he wants to play fullback.

Roosters sources have told the Herald the club's powerbrokers felt they had been disrespected by Mitchell, who is off contract at the end of next season, when he decided to test his market value with other clubs and left their offer hanging.

The Roosters are also concerned about the number of people in Mitchell's ear.

Club officials believe there are as many as three player agents - Wayde Rushton, Mario Tartak and Matt Rose - offering the 22-year-old advice, as well as Mundine.

Roosters coach Trent Robinson subsequently met with Mitchell on Tuesday to tell him the offer was no longer on the table.

Roosters officials would not say whether they will head back to the negotiation table if Mitchell remained at the club in 2020 but they are quietly confident he will struggle to net offers which will blow their rescinded deal out of the water.

The public breakdown between the glamour club and one of their biggest stars comes as Mundine - who insists he is not a direct advisor of Mitchell's - told the Herald the star centre needs to look after himself and his family by "getting as much money as he can".

"He has to do what's best for him and his family, man," Mundine said.

"He has a kid and another one on the way. He has to do what's best for them and that's to get as much money as he can."

Mundine, who has known Mitchell's father Matt since he crashed on Mundine's cousin's couch during his playing days in Sydney, also questioned the Roosters' loyalty to the NSW State Origin and Kangaroos player.

"They talk about loyalty but they ain't loyal," Mundine said. "If they were, they wouldn't be saying 'we don't want you'.

"You have to look after number one. He should do whatever he wants to do."

If Mitchell is to take Mundine's advice, the Tigers have emerged as the club who may be able to offer the 22-year-old the most immediate cash.

The Tigers were on Wednesday yet to meet with Mitchell or a representative for the centre but according to a club source they are open to the prospect given they now have more than $1.5 million in cap space with Ryan Matterson and Ben Matulino off their books.

The joint venture would be able to afford Mitchell immediately, unlike almost every other Sydney-based suitor, and that could also work in their favour as the Roosters are now prepared to release Mitchell from the final year of his current contract should he find a new football home.

The Tigers are expected to enter the race for his signature soon but who else can actually afford to pay Mitchell his seven-figure asking price remains to be seen.

Mitchell's desire to play fullback could be a complication for the Bulldogs as they have both Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Nick Meaney on their books already. The club does not have the cap space to accommodate the Taree product in 2020 and neither club chief executive Andrew Hill nor coach Dean Pay have sat down with Mitchell or his management.

Elsewhere, a Souths source told the Herald they are not going to enter the race for Mitchell.

Penrith chief Brian Fletcher said on Wednesday his club had "no interest" in pursuing him.

Newcastle do not have any wiggle room in their cap for 2020 and little more in 2021, though new coach Adam O'Brien did issue a "never say never" response to questions about Mitchell on Wednesday.


https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/mundine-advises-mitchell-to-get-as-much-money-as-he-can-as-tigers-bulldogs-circle-20191106-p5381i.html

If he can get more than $800k then good on him. Go take it. Not worth any more than that. West Tigers in 2020 looks his best bet but I doubt even they would pay $1 million. He'd have to go to England to get that.

Gotta love Mundine's advice

"He has to do what's best for him and his family, man," Mundine said.


What would be best for his family would be to take the offer and get some stability in his life. And not listening the the likes of Mundine.

As Trent said his biggest concern is the number of people getting in Latrell's ear. Looks like there is a cast of thousands with their hand out. Tragic story building up here.

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« 2019-Nov-06, 06:18 PM Reply #440 »
Cody Walker’s contract demands could be too much for Rabbitohs

After four years in Redfern one-time NSW Origin star Cody Walker could be on his way out of South Sydney, with the Rabbitohs unwilling to meet their five-eighth’s asking price.

Former NSW five-eighth Cody Walker may be forced out of Redfern with his asking price considerably higher than what South Sydney are prepared to pay.

Walker’s management team believe their client is worth between $850,000 and $900,000 a year – that’s around $200,000 to $250,000 more than the Rabbitohs plan to offer him.
The Daily Telegraph has been told Souths players and management respect Walker – they claim he is “immensely popular” – and want him to stay.

But the club has a set price in mind – around $650,000 a season – and won’t budge too far from that figure.

No official offer has yet been lodged by Souths with Walker not off contract until the end of next season.

It is understood Souths and Walker’s manager, Matt Rose, have opened preliminary discussions.

While being respectful to Walker, the Rabbitohs have made it clear the club will not pay $850,000 to $900,000 a season for the PM XIII and Country five-eighth.

The $200,000 to $250,000 a-year gap between Walker’s asking price and Souths offer may be difficult to overcome in negotiations.

Souths would look to play gun utility Adam Doueihi at five-eighth should Walker leave. Doueihi transformed into a super fullback throughout last season.

Gold Coast continues to be linked with Walker but neither Rose nor the Titans have confirmed any official contact.

Walker was South Sydney’s stand-in captain last season when Sam Burgess was unavailable. With Burgess and John Sutton now retired, Walker would be a strong option to lead Souths in 2020.

With the NRL’s November 1 deadline having now passed, clubs can make formal offers to players who come off contract after next season.

Walker had a strong start and finish to the 2019 season but his confidence appeared to fall when dropped from the NSW side after Origin I.


https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/rabbitohs/cody-walkers-contract-demands-could-be-too-much-for-rabbitohs/

He probably would have been worth that much if he had shown some respect to the NSW coach and knuckled down and concentrated on football and helped win Game 1 of the SOO instead of playing politics.

I suppose Mundine is getting in his ear as well.



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