1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Ian Schubert

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by simon_eagle, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

    615
    191
    East Sydney
    Ratings:
    +315 / 7
    Have I read this correctly?

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/brett-stewart-contract-saga-resolved/story-e6frexnr-1226587779251

    Basically Ian Schubert has accused us of underpaying or undervaluing Tony Williams' contract from last season? What right does he have to say this? Surely the contract is between the Club and the player (and his representatives). I think you'll find that most NRL contracts are back-ended and the fact that we sold him should make no difference.

    I find it hard to believe that an NRL auditor can merely add another 60k to our salary cap from last season, and - as a result - tip us over the edge, meaning we have now a salary cap breach tag.

    Presumably the contract was signed by the player, and even if it was undervalued in 2012, it's strange that someone can come in and do this.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  2. EagleNEST

    EagleNEST Member

    25
    5
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0
    I was thinking the same thing, very odd indeed.

    As if Storm/Broncos players over the years have had undervalued contracts for a season or two and then overvalued in their last year.

    Crazy.
     
  3. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    8,367
    5,100
    Ratings:
    +8,999 / 102
    He had no problem with Gasnier coming back from Union on a back ended deal, playing for peanuts the first year (winning a premiership in the process) , then suddenly retiring the following year and not even seeing out the contract.
     
  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    6,864
    2,030
    Junee
    Ratings:
    +4,404 / 130
    This.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    9,128
    1,149
    Ratings:
    +1,242 / 7
    **I will preface everything I say these days with the caveat that if News Ltd media said it, I dont necessarily believe it.

    Schubert would want to be carefull on this. He wouldnt want to go making his personal opinion on this matter blow out to start involving a whole raft of other clubs and other contracts.

    If there is no regulatory benchmark to go by, then why isnt there ? After all, thats what your being paid for Mr Schubert !
     
  6. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

    2,175
    647
    Sydney, Australia
    Ratings:
    +1,392 / 36
    And today the smokescreen fo $BW, whic was Brett stewaqtrs contract, has gone and they mention that Sonnys isnt signed yet...
    What a load of bullsh1t this guy is.

    Wasnt Williams contract approved Mr Schubert...F**k off you idiot

    When is he going to get sacked and they appoint an independant auditor.

    Ooops that would be pro active from the ARLC...then again the new Boss wouldnt know who Schubert is, I guess.
     
  7. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    11,596
    843
    Ratings:
    +971 / 7
    Did Schu and the NRL register the contract? Then stop whinging and unjustly criticising Manly.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    1,681
    145
    Ratings:
    +212 / 2
    So after the Bulldogs cheating the salary cap in 2002 and the players accepting pay cuts to stay together and win it in 2004 is ok.

    What a joke.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

    747
    249
    Ratings:
    +401 / 6
    his contract would've been negotiated before he played origin / test wouldn't it? if there was no clauses put in to add to value if he did play that, then why should the club have to suddenly upgrade? poor form from the agent / manager, not the clubs fault.

    how many years was Lockyer paid well under market value for? 60k for rep footy, wasnt he on 200k contract? so what if he played a year extra and retired from rep, you could register him for 140k?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Dan79

    Dan79 Active Member

    519
    71
    Ratings:
    +71 / 0
    So is he saying that because of the rep status we should have paid him more? I wonder what will be said of Lockyers contract.

    Crap hope he doesn't look at DCE contract for 2011 which had him on less than 100k winning a premiership and an Australian jersey.
    Surely if they want to go down that path we will end up with a fantasy league approach where players have set salaries. Correct me if i am wrong but the market sets the players value. Trex was not forced to sign that contract. It was ratified by the league at the time. If a mistake was made with Trexs contract it would have been addressed back then. Back ending was not illegal, trex could have stayed this year and taken his increased cut, but he elected to move on.
     
  11. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

    615
    191
    East Sydney
    Ratings:
    +315 / 7
    Exactly, mate. His agent is at fault for the contract. But this isn't an issue of Williams being out of pocket. It's an issue of an independent auditor making us put another 60k on top of our already bulging salary cap from last season (and quite discriminately and unfairly).
     
  12. the real fortynil

    the real fortynil Member

    74
    30
    Ratings:
    +30 / 0
    I think we all know its one rule for certain clubs and a completely different set for club like Manly. If not why then do we see clubs like the Chooks Brisbane, and obviously the mob playing out of Melbourne getting away with this rubbish year after year.

    Questions should now be asked of this fools position given he has now come out and effectively stated he is lord over the value of players contracts and HE ALONE will determine what the real value of a player is. GIVE ME A BREAK!

    Let's bombard programe like TalknSport etc and make this fool answer for his clealry bias towards only a few clubs!
     
  13. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

    1,705
    491
    Ratings:
    +885 / 21
    Look I dont believe any of that ****. In recent weeks Manly have released Mauro, Foran and the cap has been increased by more than anticipated. Any of these events individually or collectively should have been worth the 60K

    What i also dont get is how all of this is directly linked to Bretts contract. Surely we have signed other players since Stewarts contract was submitted, and if so wouldnt that make a lawrence or lawntons contract in jeopardy rather than Bretts

    Somehow none of this feels right. And if it were 60K and the minimum wage has been increased to 80, how the hell did we sign symons. Surely his 80k would have nulified the deal with 20 to spare

    Please explain
     
  14. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

    1,828
    643
    Ratings:
    +990 / 7
    I made this point in another thread.

    Schubert accepted Williams contract for two-years with an option in his favour. Value for each season must have been a part of it given the Cap calculation for Manly needs to be considered.

    He accepted that this may mean Williams could leave the club after just one season, given the contract agreement.

    But now that this eventuated, he decides that the previous value (which he agreed to) is wrong?!?!?!?

    The club should be fighting this hard and public. There is enough support outside the club for the vaguarities of the Cap to make it about more than just Manly.
     
  15. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    3,498
    637
    Ratings:
    +1,201 / 16
    Then the question has to be asked: Why did the NRL and Schubert rummber stamp it?
     
  16. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

    1,705
    491
    Ratings:
    +885 / 21
    Personally i think he should exercise on his own time,
     
  17. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    9,997
    516
    Ratings:
    +516 / 0
    I've been calling for Schuberts sacking forever. The auditing of contracts and clubs should be by an independent body, maybe one of the big four. He should have gone when Gallop got the arse.
     
  18. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

    5,528
    2,485
    Ratings:
    +5,817 / 53
    I have to put this down to bad News Ltd reporting - my guess is they are misreporting the issue (whatever it is) because they don't understand it.

    Surely Schubert can't say the terms of a contract he signed off on himself are "suspicious" in light of the achievements of the player concerned which occurred after the contract is signed and legitimately fine Manly as a result.
     
  19. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    11,784
    4,708
    Ratings:
    +7,792 / 58
    ^ I agree. Also we can be sure that Perry and co wouldn't allow such a b/s situation to be claimed as fair and legal to the club.

    We've signed Brett and the hacks at "insert media name here" don't like it and ONCE AGAIN are trying to take away our happiness at some good news.

    Rejoice and be happy my feathered friends - Brett is good to go!
     
  20. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    5,751
    1,510
    Ratings:
    +4,254 / 131
    Based on his efforts in the past 12 months t-rex's contract value should have been assesed at nil in line with the value he gave us
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page