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Crucial player talks next week

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Monday shapes as a crucial day for the Sea Eagles with leading player manager George Mimis planning to hold talks with the club over the future of star players Anthony Watmough, Jamie Lyon and young Kieran Foran.

    Lyon is poised to sign a new three-year deal while Mimis brushed off continuing speculation linking Watmough to Melbourne.

    "I'm not prepared to comment on unfounded rumours. We have had extensive dialogue with Manly over the past month about Anthony," Mimis said.

    Source Daily Telegraph
     
  2. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Didn't know that Foran had aligned with Mimis.... Half of the guys on Manly's books (probably more) are represented by Mimis!
     
  3. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    How many agents are there?  I can't think of that many apart from...
    Beavis, Mimis, Orr and Banaghan.  And then you have some really small guys with a couple of clients i guess?
     
  4. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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  5. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    He has Ox on his books!
     
  6. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

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    Sam Ayoub manages quite a few, and Lance Thompson is an accredited player manager.
     
  7. Guest

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    Strange that they are holding talks on Monday without our new CEO who I believe will be in a CEO's conference? 
     
  8. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    "http://www.nrl.com/portals/0/playeraccreditation/Accredited_Player_Agent_List.html"

    There are almost as many pipers as there are mice. That is 78 accredited player managers for 16 teams and (allowing say 35 players per team) covering a pool of around 560 players. I hope many are looking after other sports because it would be a lean dinner plate in some houses.
     
  9. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Tooks, would it mainly be Crusher that would negotiate terms? I hear Penn has been doing a bit of it to?

    I honestly don't know.

    If you listened to Lowes interview today, he mentioned he's currently not doing anything but coaching an under 6 team, so you'd maybe think his understanding of the value of a player would be a little out of whack right now.

    In the interview, they also asked him what business experience he had. He kind of bumbled, and mumbled for about a minute or so, and ended up saying something along the lines of.....'uummmm, I kinda go to whichever large corporate has problems...ummmm..kinda like contracting work, yeah, that's what I'm doing, contracting....

    LoL

    Here it is for your enjoyments lads n laddettes:-
    http://www.skysportsradio.com.au/media/podcasts/mediafiles.php?pid=1

    There are some real worries I have here. But at the same time, some of the things he says are quite endearing.
     
  10. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I know you Ryan.

    Once he said "I will give my heart and soul to Manly" you were hooked.
     
  11. ERNIE FOR NO7

    ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

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    Crusher never negotiates contracts.  In fact he never answers his phone to player managers.

    Steve Gigg does the negotiating.
     

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