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Lyon contract situation

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,424 / 31
    From RLW

    "Manly skipper Jamie Lyon is off contract at the end of 2013 and wants a 2 year deal to finish his career. But he was told last week that after massive upgrades to young stars, he can only be offered a one-year extension, meaning he can quit Manly at the end of next year, stay for 2014 and retire 1 year early, or chase another club for 2015"
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +516 / 0
    Early days, and is this true? I wouldn't think so.
  3. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +507 / 20
    We are pretty full of older guys and Sir Alex Ferguson only has rolling 1 year contracts after 30. Yet, Jamie has been an absolute gun the past few years. A dilemma that most clubs face. Surely he would get a contract in UK.
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,424 / 31
    What I read into that is that we have back ended the deals of a few and they will peak in value in 2015 making it hard to make a respectable offer to Killer which would be a tough pill to swallow

    Plenty of time between now and then to hopefully find a solution

    I don't think he would drag his kids over to the UK Darren, especially at school age
  5. Tareeeagle

    Tareeeagle Member

    +13 / 0
    Based on the last 2 years performances, he would be the first player I would sign.Surely there has to be some way to keep him in the club for that extra year. I would rather not see another Beaver where a club legend is shipped off to the UK to see out their career.
  6. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +507 / 20
    He seems to love it on the beaches and kids are settled. Tough decision if the cap influences it.
  7. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

    +504 / 32
    Madness simply him and snake our best. We need him for 2 more years.
  8. seaeagles4life

    seaeagles4life Active Member

    +51 / 0
    this doesnt mean he leaves end of next year, this is talking about a 1 or 2 year extension on top of his 2013 contract so we are talking about keeping him around for 2 or 3 more years not 1 or 2. Plus who knows how much the cap will increase for the start of 2015, could be 7 million by then.
  9. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

    +452 / 52
    This what happens when you pay overs for a set of young halves, and brett should never get that sort of money he was asking , i love any guy who plays in maroon and white , but we probably should have let snake go , and only kepted one of the halves ,not massive money for both....what other team has spent as much on there halves as us, massive gamble on young blokes... hope it pays off, but losing guys like lyon will be the cost we pay for doing so. Hope im wrong.......
  10. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Pennant Hills
    +1,453 / 35
    This is a much better way of looking at it :)

    Let's not do a dodgy 1+1 year option ala Tony Williams
  11. joeboy

    joeboy Well-Known Member

    +419 / 16
    I can't find it doing a search, but I made a post a few months ago quoting a goos source that said Hugh jackman had lined up lots more third party sponsors to ensure killer stayed in the maroon and white for a further two years beyond this contract..

    It sounded real legit.
    Here it is..

    Found the original quote from user "fivespoons"

    Had the pleasure of meeting Hugh this afternoon in the Manly sheds. He has generously arranged 3rd party sponsorship through a close friend of his wife Debra, that will see Jamie Lyon stay an Eagle for life and a special sponsorship for the Wolfman. He also informed me he has let management know that there are at least 3 more sponsors available through him and Manly are holding off on taking him up on them now as they believe they will best be used for Lingi Sao, Clint Gutherson and Michael Chee Kam next season or the season after. He is a very unassuming man and absolutely loves Manly.
  12. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +3,562 / 66
    What a surprise - a destabilizing leak

    Someone's ego must need boosting
  13. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

    +334 / 2
    Stress less. The cap will go up again by a sizeable chunk for 2014.
  14. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

    +432 / 2
    C'mon Manly.
    If there is one player we should re-sign, it's definitely Killer.
    He's worth every cent.
    He's been the best player for us and he's consistent.
    Don't lose him early like we did to Beaver.
    I would sign Jamie for another 5 years!
  15. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +788 / 7
    Paid overs for DCE, Foz & Snake?

    How would you rank them in their positions by their career achievements and their value to their team?

    # 7 1. Cronk 2. DCE 3. ??? 4. daylight
    # 6 1. Thurston 2. Foran 3. Benji 4. Carney?
    # 1 1. Slater 2. Snake 3. Inglis 4. Bowen

    Maybe Snake's best years are behind him which is what they said about Bowen and look how he's come back from injury - career best form.
    Never underestimate a champion and a guy that gives us a close on 80% win rate.

    The Storm have the best 1,7 & 9 currently. We have the 2nd best ( if we're being honest ) 1, 6, 7 & 9 locked up long term, it aint all bad.

    We all wish players could go on forever, if they did we'd still have Tooves, Cliffy, Beaver & BK still chugging around.
  16. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

    +504 / 32
    really the halfs where the priority after 2011 gf win, young, talented can be a top 8 team even when rebuilding which is soon.
  17. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +7,597 / 55
    Meh, This is some dogs supporter over at rlw trying to take the focus off their own problems.

    They've probably been getting upset at our correct and completely justified comments over here and are trying to make us implode.

    There is no way, this far out, that negotiations have gotten anywhere near complete, nor have 3rd party options been exhausted.

    A beat up to try and stop the doggy beat down.

    Go Manly!!

    Edit: Lyon to date (I far as I can see) has been the only one to thank us wonderful fans. :)
  18. Berkeley_Eagle

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

    +2,097 / 13
    its a long way off and if it does come down to him leaving I can see him having a farewell season at St Helens
  19. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,262 / 44
    We don't have a user called fivespoons, sounds like a nice unsubstantiated rumour. In a perfect world we'd have 3rd party sponsors lining up to throw money at players outside of the cap. Unfortunately we don't live in Brisbane.
  20. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +5,607 / 45
    I would sign him on a 10 year deal. I don't care how old he will be, I bet he could still play good footy - just like his father Cliff Lyon when he was getting on in years...

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