Read the other day that our rorter mates, the Roosters, don't have a salary cap.
They have a salary sombrero.
No over the past couple of years we sacrificed players like Michael Jennings, Jackson Hastings, Roger Tui-Masa, Mitchell Pearce, Aidan Guerra, Michael Gordon, Jayden Nikorima to name a few so we comply with the salary cap.
Whilst I don't agree with them letting Pearce go it should be noted that we would have still been able to fit him under the salary cap.
Souths have recruited dreadfully, and as Greg Inglis limps off with his umpteenth injury this should be drummed home to Souths that if you pay enormous amounts for aging players like Inglis & Sutton or overrated players like "the Burgess Brothers", and at the same time letting your best young players go like Luke Keary and Angus Chrichton, then you cannot go blaming anyone else. Souths supporters seem to be expert at blaming other people.
And remind me of the enormous 3rd party payments Inglis gets as well, not to mention Sam Burgess' media contracts. So in effect Souths are probably way over the cap them selves but are saved by the rules.
The circumstance of Keary leaving the club were the fault of the owner. And it probably horrified the other players.
He then sacks his experienced coach and goes all cheap and nasty when getting a new one.
Your owner has too much say in the running of the club and it is starting to show.
Souths have one of the easiest first 5 rounds in the draw and find themselves 0 and 2. It is going to be along year unless they start playing for 80 minutes like they did in the first 40 minutes against Penrith.