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Long-serving player concessions

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Right on cue, suddenly News is trumpeting the virtues of one-club players and long-serving player allowances with 2 separate pieces on foxsport site.

    Now that Manly has lost most of our long-term players, they suddenly agree it is an issue!

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/nrl-must-reward-player-loyalty-says-retired-roosters-legend-anthony-minichiello/story-fn2mcuj6-1227194978265


    http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/nrl-season-2015-games-bosses-need-to-put-higher-price-on-player-loyalty/story-fn2mcuj6-1227194974797

    Interesting to see that from our current roster Matai has played the most games for Manly (203), followed by Snake (200) and Ballin (195).

    Wiki says Lyon has 190 and Wolfman might be next with 100.
     
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  2. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    Too little too late. We should never have been forced to let Gift go. Yet the NRL will spend the money to keep mercenaries in the game like Money Bill. The current NRL are ruining the fabric of the game but not rewarding loyalty and showing contempt for the values of the game.
     
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  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well Billy Slater is coming off-contract so...it wouldn't be fair if Storm couldn't retain him :rolleyes:
     
  4. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    I totally disagree with any concessions until it can help us again, we've lost so much in the last 3 years

    Even lost Beaver to the lack of this
     
  5. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Obviously Souffs and Dogs have a group of players coming up to the right limit
     
  6. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's truly amazing isn't it.

    Hard not to be cynical.

    NRL should just lift the salary cap to 10 million and let some of the billion they have tied up for their own 'war chest' super go.

    The rlpa should..wait...the rlpa?? lololo hahah
     
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    I hope Foz and DCE both top 300 games for Manly
     
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  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Me too, mate.

    I did an almost thesis and statistically laden piece, and sent it through to the NRL about the long serving player allowance, which was summarily ignored.

    There is NO ****ing way players like Watmough, Stewart, Matai & others should have to think about uprooting their families. That's NOT what the cap was designed to do. They need to even the game out with something different.

    What? I'm not sure, but there should be an individual compensation PER PLAYER that is at a club over a certain amount of years, and that compensation needs a multiplier if that particular player is a local junior.
     
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  9. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    To be fair the NRL also needs to balance against clubs under paying players in say years 8 & 9 and then allowing a form of back ending in a salary cap exempt payment (and you know this would happen with slater at the storm(

    I guess what I am saying is as much as it has hurt us I am not sure there is a simple solution
     
  10. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Not surprisingly.....I agree that concessions need to be made.

    But it should be based on the number of first grade games played. Set it at 200 and offer further concessions at 250.

    I don't believe Kitey or Gift would have had to leave we're these measures in place. Just another example of the Keystone Cops approach of the NRL.
     

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