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Raiders sack Todd Carney

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Raiders sack Todd Carney

    By Dean Ritchie and AAP

    August 07, 2008
    http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24142564-5001023,00.html

    CANBERRA has sacked its erratic halfback Todd Carney. The Raiders held a board meeting this morning where the decision was made.

    Carney has been involved in a string of ugly off-field dramas.

    "The board decided they had had enough," Canberra chief executive Don Furner said today.

    In a short statement, Furner said a final decision had only been made today after Carney and his manager David Riolo had met with the board.

    "The board met and discussed Todd with his manager and Todd was granted his request to put his case to the board," Furner said.

    "Regrettably they (the board) chose to terminate his contract."
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    HMmm makes me think if he wasn't fooled into re-signing for Canberra would he have gone off the rails as much
     
  3. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    He sure is the Amy Winehouse of the NRL.
     
  4. eagle_predator

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    He wasn't happy in the first place about Neil Henry linking up with the Cowgirls for next year. But still he has brought this on him self i am wondering now how long it will take for a ESL club to make him a big offer.
     
  5. Guest

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    If Gallop allows him to sign with another NRL club expect the dogs to make a big play for him. 

    After all he would fit in well with Matua, Roberts and Te-mari at northies.
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think he'd be great for us.  Put him on a short leash, set him up on the beaches, make him happy and there you go, a great half for years to come.
     
  7. missing_something

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    I think the NRL not letting him play next year would be wrong, but the kid needs some direction and not letting him earn a living doing what he loves is not the way to go about teaching him anything.  (I’d also think it’s a restriction of trade)

    In saying that he needs to be accountable for his actions, as do Canberra if they signed him under the premise that Neil Henry would be coaching Canberra next year.

    We hear about player loyalty all the time but signing players under false pretences should be outlawed, and I think contracts signed under that kind of pretence should be rendered void.
     
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can't happen that way m-s, too easy to come up with reasoning for breaking them

    For example Player A could sign with a club under the pretence that Player B will be with the side, but then Player B moves on, it is the same scenario. basically it would be a waste of time having contracts
     
  9. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He could be available at a much cheaper rate. Not sure we would chase him as it isn't like he hasn't had a heaps of chances.

    Makes a joke of Canberra supporters getting him voted as the Top player in the Telegraph poll.
     
  10. Normie

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    He is a grub of the highest order - anyone who pees in a glass and throws it on another person deserves the boot! If it wasn't for the pressure put on Dane Tilse, Carney would still be up for police charges...
     
  11. Utility Player

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    When I think of the fame, the women, the money, the women, the lifestyle and the women this bloke had had his fingertips.

    Well its just a shame he couldn't stay of the piss for a few years.
     
  12. DSM5

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    I still think we should sign him.  The NRL can't stop him signing with another club as he was sacked.  The NRL can't refuse to recognize a new contract.  He didn't tear up a deal like his current coach has.  If he resigned in the expectation that Henry would be the coach then the reasoning on him spitting the dummy adn walking away are sound.  Sign him now.
     
  13. Canteen Worker

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    Doesn't go with the No Dickhead policy that we seem to have.
     
  14. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I agree with the NRL withholding his registration. My sympathies go with the Canberra club on this occasion and fat-headed stars shouldn't be able to walk out to another contract after dragging a club into the mud. No doubt he is a huge talent and my thoughts goes out to youngsters thrust into the limelight but how is it too hard to earn 400k in a nowhere club and keep off the piss?
     
  15. The Wheel

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    Manly let you and Ryan support the club so there must be some flexibility in the policy    :eek: ;D :D :p :-*
     
  16. ManlyBacker

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    Manly let you and Ryan support the club so there must be some flexibility in the policy     :eek: ;D :D :p :-*
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    It looks like a quick move to the stands and all of a sudden it is pot-shot time at the real stayers on the hill :p ;)
     
  17. Canteen Worker

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    Manly let you and Ryan support the club so there must be some flexibility in the policy     :eek: ;D :D :p :-*
    [/quote]I have now been put in the same category as Ryan????? Am I ruined??? :( :( :(
     
  18. Jatz Crackers

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    Classic Silvertails stuff right there  ;D
     
  19. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Back on topic. Not sure if i can visualize ole Toddy boy downing some lemonades at the regular poker games with our lot and then ducking off down to church on Sunday mornings.
     

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