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3.2mil offer to Cronk from Titans?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How can a club in a serious financial state be able to afford Cronk?

    Last year they signed Myles, Idris and Douglas on big money, now Taylor on 1.2mil and an offer for 3.2mil for Cronk.

    Michael Searle was touted as a visionary and a possible replacement for Gallop down the track.

    How can they possibly fit all those players including what they have already and stay under the cap? If the off-field financial situation anything to go by why would players risk signing with them?

    The NRL has been giving this mob handouts and what do they do, they go around offering big money to any big names off contract.
     
  2. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is that $3.2m barter dollars?
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They'll just get Gallop to bail them out
     
  4. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think if Cooper reads the small print in the contract he will find that the offer was actually in Zimbabwean dollars which would make it about 7 bucks Australian.
     
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hope Slater doesnt come off contract, they'd offer him $10 million, and the Storm would better it.

    Oh I forgot they won't want him because they have signed the mercurial William Zillman for 5 more years. And they wonder whats wrong with their team.
     
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  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Searle knows he has Gallop and the "IC' over a barrel. They have stated many times that they are committed to a team in that area, ergo millions will be thrown away at the Tits. The same was done at the Storm.
    'Centre of Excellence? In Queensland? That's an Oxymoron to say the least.
     
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  7. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was surprised by where the titans are getting all this money from too. They seem to have this endless supply of money, yet are $25m in debt (i realise the actual footy club isnt broke, but its all connected).

    From what i read today, storm have basically conceded defeat. The problem is they might throw stupid dollars at fozza.

    I cringe to think of fozza not in the maroon and white. But it wil be twice as worse if he puts on white/blue or purple.
     
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  8. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Does anyone think Cronk is worth that much? Good player but 3.2 mill worth?
     
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  9. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cronk wont be anywhere near the player he is now without Slater and Smith. Rediculous figures quite laughable considering they are effectively bankrupt.
     
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  10. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    It might be connected but only to the extent of the corporations law. The footy operations are separate to the property arm that owns the dead weight that is the "Excellent Centre, lol" (ECL)

    The issue of player payments & where the Titans can make future years salary cap compliances might as well be scripted on the moon surface in comparison to where the ECL assett ends up.
     
  11. wizball1973

    wizball1973 Active Member

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    Foran's not a halfback. Seems an odd choice.
     
  12. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    Foran could play half comfortably and does so for NZ. Should cronk sign with titans the storm will throw massive dollars at foran
     
  13. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    The contract negotiation news is more exciting than the footy, lol
     
  14. The Indian

    The Indian Well-Known Member

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    Yep I see see Foran leaving for Storm as being a real threat IF Cronk goes - they would have the cash ( they always do ) and the lure of Bellamy would be strong . So I am cheering for the Storm to retain Cronk. At least thats 1 potential predator out of the way...but still that other big vulture across town circling though.
     
  15. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Bellamy would keep Foran's career and the forefront when it comes to representative footy. Melbourne exude what Foran brings to the table, and would be a perfect fit.

    I'd hate it, but we lose players all the time. I just have apathy now. That, and I'm in a filthy rotten ugly mood.
     
  16. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I disagree, Foran wouldn't be s good fit at all......Foran is a thoroughly decent human being and only filthy scum play for the purple pricks.
     
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  17. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    It is a massive offer in relation to the size of one club's cap. It makes Mr 14% almost seem reasonable.

    As they say in business - you can sell/buy anything at any price when you have no intention of delivering/paying.
     
  18. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    I dont reckon any of this cronk talk is real. Love them or hate them Melbourne are very insular and loyal. If cronk is signing anywhere i believe it would be done with stealth and limited fan fare. He would then tell bellamy and the team and then its released

    This is just another beat up to get him more cash at the storm. Melbourne are fully aware of what happens if they pay overs and are probably trying to secure him for less than market value using the loyalty card
     
  19. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cronk has called a press conference for tomorrow morning, the tip is to announce he will not be at Melbourne next season

    We are in for a fight here with Foran i think
     
  20. Rudi

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    Oh don't say that but you are right he has been very quiet lately hasn't he.
     

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