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Matai contract situation

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can somebody please clear this up for me, Larissa or Vidmar probably the best placed

    Matai is constantly being reported as off contract. I can't understand how that can be correct, when we locked him away last year when the Warriors were chasing hard, and there was never a mention of him having a get out clause. Here is part of an article suggesting his deal was 3 years

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/steve-matai-set-to-stay-at-manly-until-2014/story-e6frexnr-1225903701049

    "MANLY centre Steve Matai has sacrificed some big foreign cabbage to remain on the Northern Beaches for another three seasons.

    Sports Confidential can reveal that Matai's representatives this week arrived at a verbal agreement with Sea Eagles officials that will keep the Kiwi firebrand tied to the club until 2014."

    So why the hell is he in every article as being off contract ? Maybe 1 journo cocked up and all the rest are following
     
  2. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I think it was a two year contract with an option in his favor for a third year.
     
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  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That would still mean he is contracted to us for next season
     
  4. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the club were considering shipping him to clear some cap room? But most likely the journos know ****ing nothing, and are making **** up.
     
  5. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Who knows, but Matai is Manly. I'd rather keep Matai who bleeds Maroon and White (the fact he's an elite centre helps obviously).
     
  6. ERNIE FOR NO7

    ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

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    Only if Manly gives him a release.
     
  7. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep when I watched Shaun Johnson rolling around on the ground last night after copping a stinger...it makes you realise just what Matai goes through on a regular basis.
    I wouldn't swap our centre combination for any in the NRL.
     
  8. Townsville Eagle

    Townsville Eagle Active Member

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    Agree. Matai and Lyon combo is pure class and aggression. A beauty.
     
  9. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The report said verbal agreement, maybe they lost the pen.
     
  10. 1947

    1947 Active Member

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    Matai needs to stay put!
     
  11. mcatt

    mcatt Active Member

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    It seems to be an issue at our club, every player seems to be able to renegotiate their contracts on a yearly basis now. It seems as though we no longer support a club that plays rugby league, instead we support a club that plays a constant game of NRL player manager. The results on the field seem to get lost in between the constant contract drama off it.

    First Hopoate, Hasler and his team of sheep **** all over our premiership celebration, now these inept contract negotiations are ****ting all over our premiership defence.
     
  12. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I dont disagree. But there is a silver lining. Once the problematic contract clauses and other current dramas are dispensed with, this club will have learned a great deal about how to set us up for the next golden period.

    Might sound like airy fairy positive talk but the board & CEO will see how this can be to our future advantage.
     
  13. Ramrod

    Ramrod Well-Known Member

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    Matai is awesome.
    We must keep him.
    He always puts in 100%.

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  14. effnic

    effnic Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Enough with these stupid get out clauses Manly.
     
  15. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Matai has looked great and we must keep him.
     
  16. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agree with you KE 100%. In view of that same article, I can't understand why there's all this contract talk about Matai either. Obviously something happened that we don't know about.

    Losing him will be virtually as devastating as losing Foran. We've gotta keep Stevie!
     
  17. Brookie

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  18. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I will be more upset if Matai leaves than Foran. Shoulders has been a big part of our club since '05 & gives his all for the maroon & white. My fear with Foran & DCE both staying is that too much of our salary cap will be tied up in 2 (albeit important) players.
     
  19. Eagle1188

    Eagle1188 Active Member

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    Matai's contract expires at the end of 2014 as per last years agreement,
    All the hype is a journo not doing his research and needed a story.
     

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