Reading the telegraph this morning (unable to post link as not a subscriber - maybe someone else can?) about the dodgy cash payments and TPAs by the eels over the last few years.M akes it hard to have faith in the NRL and get excited when manly are competing against teams who are extorting the TPAs. In a few recorded statements from the board meetings, such as this made by Anderson "we needed extra millions, not 500k. Millions to compete with Brisbane, Dogs and Roosters. Those teams do it very well and have 2 - 2.5 million in TPAs. We need to do the same, but need to be careful - as we are extorting the cap! We all looked at the roosters side in previous years, and dogs. And now brisbane broncos etc and how they can keep their stars and keep recruiting big name players. Inglis to broncos is the rumor? How? Manly did have a great side for years, but the players took payment cuts to stay together, and only in the last few years good players have had to be moved on to stay salary cap compliant. You look at the eels who had dodgy payments to hoppa, Choc, peats, sandow etc etc over 3 million in the last 3 years! The penalty can't be harsh enough to rub this out. And we need all NRL teams on a level playing field. Lowly titans are 800k under the cap (performing ok mind you considering) Just makes you loose faith in the NRL and not get excited until they make all TPAs public information and crack down on these dodgy deals. How can NRL commentators feel any sympathy at all for teams that cheat that bad.