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Galuvao does a no show at signing

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by slickster71, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. slickster71

    slickster71 Member

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    NRL Veteran Joe Galuvao has demonstated the team spirit building at parramatta, baulking at a guaranteed 2 year with manly worth 250k in the hope of gaining a cut-price extension in blue and gold.

    Galuvao has agreed to terms with sea eagles With Sea Eagles last month, but missed the meeting to sign the contract. The 31yr old's no-show was the result of cold feet after reccapturing his best form under the eels coach Daniel Anderson. He has until 3pm today to make a call.

    IT WOULD OF BEEN MANNERS TO CALL THE PEOPLE THEY YOU ORGANISED THE MEETING WITH. THIS IS DISGRACEFUL BY GALUVAO. DON:T CARE IF WE SIGN HIM OR NOT. IT WOULD OF BEEN RIGHT TO CALL AND LET THEM KNOW U WILL NOT BE TURNING UP.
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fine him 50k for being late.
     
  3. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    It's not exactly the kind of enthusiasm you want from a player you're courting....and 250k! That's a lot of biscuits for a bloke who has played some dreadful footy prior to the past two months.... He's in good form now but before that he was awful for a long, long time.

    I'm not against the signing of Galuvao - there's a lot of upside to it. But not for big money, and not with a bad attitude.
     
  4. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

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    It would have been only 125k a season, that's not that much. But oh well, he would have only been for depth anyway.
     
  5. Downie

    Downie Active Member

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    I daresay it would've been more to do with the fact that he wouldn't be able to make it all the way out to Manly each day with his family in the west rather than any team spirit at Parra.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    pull the contract off the table now
     
  7. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    pfft id rather promote a kid.
     
  8. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Far Kim. It's obvious that he doesn't want to be here so I can't see him playing with any passion for the club if he does eventually sign. As Dan and KaZa have just said, pull the contract off the table now and promote a kid.
     
  9. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Poor old Joe, who portrays himself as a good honest christian, but looks like a money hungry grub. He's been on a 350k contract for the past few seasons when he was at souths and prepared to play for their feeder club because he couldn't crack 1st grade. Now he's baulking at the Manly contract because he has to travel to Manly from the west or stay at crusher's place. All too hard for Joe and with that attitude I hope he stays at the Eels.

    Let's look for a younger replacement who would be happy to play for 125k per season.
     
  10. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hold on a bit. I am happy for the guy to take some time to decide whether he wants to come. This often happens when one person is weighing up whether they wish to take on a new job.

    Better for him to take time and then make the right decision than to be regretting his choice. If he signs, he will be okay. If he doesn't sign, see you later.

    It is what happens after you sign that counts.
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You cant fault a guy for putting his family first
     
  12. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You cant fault a guy for putting his family first
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    I get sick of this stuff Dan, how many posters here earn over 100k per year? I don't blame players for going for the best deal but if they don't put in after signing the contract then I have my reservations.

    As you said let's pull the contract off the table as I believe Joe hasn't got the right attitude to put on a Manly jumper.

    BTW Dan if he was putting his family first why is he baulking at it. He'll probably be offered less to stay at the Eels.
     
  13. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Recently our recruitment team rarely gets it wrong. Joe is now 31 and if he didn't contact the Eagles then his attitude and professionalism must be questioned. There may be nothing in the rumour that God spoke to him letting him know that his cuz had cooked up pork bones and puha at the time of the meeting. Then again, maybe he just couldn't be ass'd.
     
  14. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Pretty harsh.  He is considering his family.  Being at Manly means he would need to spent 2hrs + commuting each day.  And that is using the quickest route with all the tolls which are about $15 each way.  I would not be overly keen on the idea if I was him.  
     
  15. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I can't see what this guys problem is.  Travelling time from St. Marys to Brookvale Oval or Narrabeen is only about 1 to 1.5 hrs.  There's definitely ways he could manage his time so that he gets quality time with his family...
     
  16. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    I know where I would rather spend my time if I had a choice between St marys & Narrabeen
     
  17. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pretty harsh.  He is considering his family.  Being at Manly means he would need to spent 2hrs + commuting each day.  And that is using the quickest route with all the tolls which are about $15 each way.  I would not be overly keen on the idea if I was him.  
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    He won't be getting 125k per season if he stays with the Eels.

    I think most people would jump at 125k per year playing a game they love.
     
  18. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I am sure he realises that but is obviously happy to stay there for a lower amount.  If I was in his shoes I would do the same and accept an offer of $80k compared to $125k.  Not having to spend 3 hrs commuting each day, not having to pay the extra costs of petrol and tolls and getting more time with the family.  What I think is poor is that he did not show up or even call.

    As for the choice of spending time at St Mary's or Narrabeen Wheel obviously Narrabeen wins if we are talking about living there but he is not going to be living there.  For training who cares if you train at Parra or Narrabeen.  Running on a footy field is the same anywhere. 
     
  19. missing_something

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    I was doing the castle hill to Manly commute each day for work, I loved the job but chucked it in within a month and half as it was taking me up to 4 hours to do the commute each day.

    I can see why he's hesitant about it.
     
  20. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    And Castle Hill is nothing compared to St Marys. 
     

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