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2016 halves already done and dusted apparently

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by double hoops, May 14, 2015.

  1. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Daily Tele......

    Manly officials hope the signing of Nate Myles on a $1.5 million contract could sway close mate Daly Cherry-Evans to renege on his deal with Gold Coast and remain at Brookvale.

    Myles attracted interest from clubs including the Panthers and the Warriors, but ultimately opted for a three-year deal at the Sea Eagles.

    The Titans wanted to retain him but were not prepared to exercise an option in their favour, because it would have triggered a salary increase they were not prepared to foot.

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    On the move: Titans forward Nate Myles. Photo: Getty Images

    Instead they offered a deal worth just $350,000, which effectively ended any chance of the Maroons forward remaining on the holiday strip.

    Sea Eagles powerbrokers have made no secret of their desire to convince Cherry-Evans to backflip on his four-year Titans deal before the round-13 deadline.

    While "DCE" said he had every intention of fulfilling the commitment, Manly officials view the recruitment of Myles as a boost to their bid to keep him on board.

    Since Cherry-Evans and halves partner Kieran Foran signed for the Gold Coast and Parramatta respectively, player managers have shopped potential halves replacements to Manly.

    However, they have been told the Sea Eagles have already bedded down their plans for 2016, raising speculation they are confident of retaining Cherry-Evans. One potential option for next year is shifting Jamie Lyon from the centres to pivot, a role he has played at various times throughout his career.

    Myles, who will likely link with Cherry-Evans as part of the Queensland State of Origin side later this month, is relieved to have settled his future.

    "I have been extremely humbled by this overall experience and I would like to thank all the clubs that showed interest in having me join them," Myles said. "The decision to leave our home was difficult, however, Manly is a beautiful part of the world, which provides both [wife] Tessa and I the opportunity to continue to develop our careers, relationship and family.

    "An important factor in my decision was to play alongside champion players like Jamie Lyon and co, who have created a winning culture within the northern beaches club.

    "I will now focus on my role as captain of the Gold Coast Titans, to ensure my final year in Titans colours is a successful one."

    Myles will turn 30 in June but the Sea Eagles believe the former Bulldogs and Roosters forward has plenty of good football in him.

    "Nate is a quality player with tremendous experience at club, state and Test representative level," Manly coach Geoff Toovey said. "His experience and leadership skills in the front and back rows will be a valuable asset to some of our talented young forwards, including Jake Trbojevic, Josh Starling and Blake Leary to name a few.

    "We are very much looking forward to having Nate join our club next season."

    Sea Eagles CEO Joe Kelly said: "To have someone of Nate's impeccable credentials join our club for the next three years is a real coup. Nate's extensive representative experience with both the Kangaroos and the record-setting Queensland State of Origin team will benefit our emerging and exciting playing roster. We look forward to welcoming Nate and Tessa to the Sea Eagles family from November 1, 2015".

    So who ever our halves are I guess we just have to wait and find out. Fingers crossed cherry is staying. Happy with Lyon or Snake in the 6.
     
  2. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    6. Bubbler Boy
    7. DCE
     
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  3. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

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    Don't believe it is sorted why were we after Elgey and Taylor until the Broncos refused release.

    Toovey is also on record last week that players will have 2 come from outside the club.
     
  4. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member

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    DCE and Carney in the halves would be best case for me. That would be a top 4 roster for 2016.
     
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  5. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Time will tell
     
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  6. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    9th June we should know the full story.
     
  7. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The lurker said today that we don't have enough salary cap to sign both as apparantly Carney wants big bucks to come back and we know DCE will need big money to stay
     
  8. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Keep DCE and promote or find a young gun to slot into 6, in the interim Killer, Potato can fill in .
     
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  9. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    I reckon Carney would come relatively cheap, for a chance to get back into the NRL, playing alongside DCE in a competitive outfit.
     
  10. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

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    He is on a big deal overseas I can't see him throwing money away at this stage of his career.
     
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  11. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    Yeah good point. I guess he may have a point to prove in the NRL though, and while I guess he'll wanna get paid I can't think he'll demand more than $5-600k.

    I dunno lol..
     
  12. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    I cant wait for June 9 , when we can finally start to enjoy 2015 without this endless speculation. After the first 2 months of this season I am greatful to see 17 guys out there having a real crack at it.
     
  13. blacktown eagle

    blacktown eagle the pot stirrer

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    I can't see too many clubs paying his asking price without a promise of not stuffing up again and even if that promise was granted you only need to look back at his time for the raiders, cox and gummies - stuffing up (or pissing in ones own mouth, lol) is almost an art form for Todd, for this reason if he really wants to come back to aus i think he'll have to sign to a reduced deal until trust is gained. On his day he can be quite the player, a touch injury prone and a list of misdemeanors - if the money was right I'd take him in a heartbeat. Its pretty rare to come to manly from another club and not become a better player and person ;)
     
  14. highlandeagle

    highlandeagle Still hating Gallop

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    Bubbler boy will be on a reduced contract with strict kpi's, the same as Ferguson for the chooks.
     
  15. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I know it's the Lurker (so take it with a grain of salt) he said today that if we retain DCE we won't be able to afford Carney. Make of that what you will, just don't shoot the messenger.
     
  16. Wombat Legacy

    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep
     
  17. Toddgothammered

    Toddgothammered Member

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    Can't imagine NRL would sanction a return for Todd. Especially if we miraculously manage to keep DCE. Secondly why would he come back to absolute last chance NRL for less money - knowing one little slip up (or spurt up) and its the END! Better off focussing on talent within, juniors are pretty talented.
     
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  18. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'd like to see DCE and AshleyTaylor...it probably won't happen but it's affordable.
     
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  19. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Chez and Mateo, with some young guys getting a chance when Chez is off on Rep Duties @:cool:

    Manly don't need to sign anyone till 1 November. By then a new option may open up due to 'family reasons' or whatever.
     
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  20. Menzies11

    Menzies11 Well-Known Member

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    By far the best option. With them 2 and our young fellas we will be doing the lap of honour again come October next year.
     

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