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News: Bulls hold up Ox's return with demand for $200,000

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>DEMANDS for a transfer fee of up to $200,000 from Bradford are understood to be holding up former Manly captain Matt Orford's move to Canberra next season.</p>


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    From the Daily Telegraph:

    "THE TAB was left red-faced yesterday after framing an NRL market based on Matt Orford's two-year deal with Canberra.
    But there was a slight problem. Orford hasn't actually signed.

    A 10.54am email yesterday said: "TAB Sportsbet has left Canberra as a $21 chance to win the 2011 NRL Premiership on the back of news that Matt Orford has signed a two-year deal this morning."

    But after checking with Canberra management, the TAB realised their error. A 12.11pm email read: "TAB Sportsbet has spoken to Canberra CEO Don Furner and he denies that Matt Orford has signed with the Raiders. He in fact has not gained a release from his present club Bradford. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to Canberra from our earlier email.

    "Information received from a number of reliable sources has proven to be incorrect at this stage."

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    One thing is for sure after the Burgess transfer to Souths - any team that can afford a transfer fee won't have it counted towards their salary cap.
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    is he still looking for a release ?
    on the news last night Joel said he was looking forward to play with his brother and Matt King at Bradford
     
  3. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    He's got the release in principal but Bradford want a transfer fee.So they should the guy signed on for three years and has only completed one year of his contract.
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I like the idea of transfer fees.  Players are developed by their clubs and coaches so this should be acknowledged monetarily.  The ease that contracts are broken these days begs a rethink of the whole process.  Way to difficult for Gallop, Shubert and his merry gang of boneheads though.  Bring on some professionalism and competency. 
     
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Bradford didnt do much development in his case DSM :)

    but in theory i'd agree.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

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

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    I thought Bradford would be paying Canberra $200K to take him ;)
     
  7. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    No but Bradford took the risk of signing him for three years, a risk that will not pay off if he skips out to play elsewhere, so they should be compensated.
     
  8. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    No **** Sherlock.

    I just said they didnt do any development, not that they shouldn't be compensated.
     
  9. King

    King Active Member

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    Orford was playing oz tag in the same division as my teams on the central coast last night. I wonder when he is due to fly back to the UK and if he will actually go?
     
  10. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    From SMH today:
    Raiders want Orford for cheap
    CANBERRA chairman John McIntyre says the club has no intention of paying anything like the $200,000 English club Bradford wants as a transfer fee for granting premiership-winning halfback Matt Orford a release to return to the NRL.

    more @ http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/raiders-want-orford--without-the-price-tag-from-bullish-bradford-20101209-18rhc.html
     

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