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$2.5m/season on 3 players

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Harmless27, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Harmless27

    Harmless27 Active Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hi all,

    So - putting all of the emotion to the side for a moment, it appears that our club will commit $2.5m/season (or more) to having 3 local juniors at our club for the full lifetime of their laying careers.

    I speak of DCE, and 2 x Turbo's (for those wondering)

    That is our core, with the hooker and 5/8 role to be filled with some cheaper options.

    Thoughts on our strategy?

    IMO - it isn't too bad. We have chosen the cream of the crop, and locked them in long term - avoiding uncertainty in future.

    It means we will also have to get used to having 'bit part' players in many other positions.

    This isn't dissimilar to the Storm approach - but it requires a MUCH STRONGER culture from within to bring about success.
     
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  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Based on the reaction to Jamie Bruher departure if we were to lose Jake or Tom there would be a queue a mile long of ST contributors up a North Head to jump off.

    Therefore getting those two locked up and taking up a reasonable chunk of cap along with DCE to build a team around over the long term seems like a very reasonable plan from Bozo.
     
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  3. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    $2.5m of the cap for 3 players isn't too bad when they're a 1, 7 and 13. Don't forget the cap will rise from 2018
     
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  4. Bearfax

    Bearfax Well-Known Member

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    I can live with paying DCE, TT and JT the house. They are essential for Manly's future. Cant agree with payments to some others though, while losing Buhrer, Knight, Gutherson etc
     
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  5. Turbo1

    Turbo1 Scott Penn is a **** head

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    Storm spend most of their money on 4 players.
     
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  6. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    well it would be pretty common for 2 of the spine to be on 2M combined so not out of the ordinary.

    Slater/Cronk/Smith would be 3M+
    Thurston/Morgan 2M
    Inglis/Reynolds 2M
    Tedesco/Moses close to 2M
     
  7. Turbo1

    Turbo1 Scott Penn is a **** head

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    We need some good cheap players. Parcell is a great hooker not only to his ability but he is a cheaply ATM and if we re sign him early we can get him even cheaper. If he performs really well like B Austin did for raiders give him a pay rise.
     
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  8. Turbo1

    Turbo1 Scott Penn is a **** head

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    Cowboys also have Taumalolo and Scott who are on big cash, Souths also have Burgess, and storm Have Bromwich.
     
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  9. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Yes but Brisbane manage to do it for about $300k combined
     
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  10. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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  11. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    Remember we still have Matai and Snake on the books for big coin (justified). Had either been able by now to announce a medical retirement I believe we would not have had the need or desire to offload Buhrer.

    90% of our recruitment strategy probably hinges on the surgeons reports.

    Blue sky is they both return in good form ... then happy days!
     
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  12. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Who's the third local junior ?
     
  13. Hgbcds

    Hgbcds Well-Known Member

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    dce is a Queenslander.
     
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  14. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    He was until he married a local lass and she initiated him. Their Grandchildren will almost be considered Manly enough by some of the more tolerant supporters.
     
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  15. Nice Beaver

    Nice Beaver Active Member

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    There is no way that the $2.5 million would all fall under the cap.

    Given the standing of the brothers in the local area amd knowing DCE has a nice chunk allocated from Foxtel, I'd hazard a ballpark figure of around $1.5 to 1.8 million from the actual cap.

    That is completely manageable.
     
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  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pretty standard I would think

    Warriors 2 seasons back had Mannering, Johnson and Hoffman all on 800k, add Luke, Foran, RTS, Manu, Kata, Matulino etc into that now and you wonder how they get them in ...
     
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  17. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agreed. Not sure when DCE became one.
     
  18. Bearfax

    Bearfax Well-Known Member

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    At worst they have one year Left. That's a lot of cabbage to feed the rest of the team from 2018.
     
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  19. court83

    court83 Active Member

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    If where a player is born doesnt matter to the origin sides, why Should it matter here??? I consider any player that comes through our junior systems and makes the nrl a manly junior... Guys like dce and foz played a couple of years in our 20s side and developed as players under manly coaches, so why not count them as manly juniors regardless of where they were born
     
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  20. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    The Storm have made it an art form , pay 3 or 4 big players a motza, buy in 5-6 journeymen , Andrew rest bits and pieces players who are coached perfectly just to do a job.

    I dislike him intensely BUT Bellyache is a master at this.

    Twenty, not so sure at this point!!
     
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