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Secret Stewart brothers meeting raises fears of Manly exodus

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  1. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Secret Stewart brothers meeting raises fears of Manly exodus

    April 13, 2014 Adrian Proszenko

    Speculation that Brett Stewart could be following brother Glenn out of Manly is only going to intensify after the siblings were spotted in a secret meeting with their respective managers on Thursday.

    An eagle-eyed observer spotted Brett and his manager, George Mimis, deep in conversation with Glenn and his agent, Mike Newton, at the Four Olives Deli in Manly.

    Brett Stewart is under contract long term but the Sea Eagles are struggling to table a meaningful offer for Glenn because of salary-cap pressures.

    Some of their highest-profile players are on heavily back-ended deals for 2015 – Anthony Watmough is on the books for almost $900,000 next year – making it hard to retain the core group responsible for the success the club has enjoyed over the past decade.

    Manly desperately want to keep Glenn but fear any offer they table would be an insulting one due to the lack of funds available. Even if the back-rower accepted, it's unlikely the NRL would register the contract, as they would argue it is below his market value.

    The NSW forward could earn considerably more money at clubs such as Canberra or St George Illawarra but he, too, wants to stay put. It's somewhat unusual for rival agents to break bread together but the Darley Rd gathering suggests all options are being explored. Attempts to contact Newtown and Mimis were unsuccessful.


    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/secret-stewart-brothers-meeting-raises-fears-of-manly-exodus-20140412-zqtx7.html#ixzz2yhePVPJ9
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    Choc's clayton's paycut :cool:

    Lets hope that the Stewarts decide soon, as it serves nobody for these ultimatums to continue in the Media :dodgy:
     
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  2. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I would think a crowded restaurant in Manly may not be the best place for a secret meeting (no one will recognise us there).
    Were they in disguise? Is the restaurant owned by four people called Olive? Who was the eagle-eyed busybody? What about the rumour Brett and the waitress (a certain Olive Oyl) were confronted later in the evening by a short, pipe smoking sailor....
     
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  3. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Oh noes! Players meeting with their managers in a public place = shhhh secret squirrel


    EYEROLL++
     
  4. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great to see talks going on about the future of Brookie Oval!
     
  5. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Well, if Choc is on 900k and we know what others are on, how can we keep Glen?? Blame Hasler etc
     
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Hey Choc Can we pay you $600K next year and the the extra $300 we add to your next contract
     
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  7. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have seen the Manly Players at the 4 Olives Deli before.But its so tiny, that the table of four, plus the 'source' would have them put out the 'Full House' sign :D

    The backended contracts are now literally biting Manly in the arse :dodgy:
    Thank goodness that 2v is an Accountant and is balancing the roster / books :angel:
     
  8. strone33

    strone33 Well-Known Member

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    You know what, I think we should let the both go, I'm sick of hearing about it.

    If we don't have the cash for Glenn and Brett wants to go to then so be it.

    Concentrate on keeping Hiku, Gutho, Jake etc and move on and build for the future.

    The sooner we know the better, then manly can concentrate on sending the Stewarts out with a GF ring
     
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  9. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ^ understanding your frustration but 99% of what you're hearing is just media reporting specualtion and rubbish.

    Remember all the foran dramas?

    Also didn't read or hear one journo mea culpa about being wrong regarding foz, nor the mass exodus that was guaranteed to happen.

    So forget the reports and trust that the club and players are doing the best.

    Whatever shall be....shall be!
     
  10. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Another day, another story about contracts at Manly.
    It seems we're the only club they write about when it comes to contract dramas!!!
    Over it...
     
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  11. Moondog

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  12. Moondog

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    Que Sera Sera
     
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  13. SeaEagleRock8

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    Yeah, and let Watmough go too, he was mentioned in that story as well.
    Also that deli must be black-banned for our players.
     
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  14. Budgewoi Eagle

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    Is Rugby League the only sport where past performances count for current dollars? Yes the Stewarts have been brilliant, but if they were swimmers looking for a contract, given injuries and availability, they might be selling goggles to support their sport.
    Meeting in public with managers is nothing less than a public threat. Do not be held to ransom Manly. Look after the up and comers - as the cash strapped Olympic sports must.
     
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    Snake and Olive Oyl?
     
  16. strone33

    strone33 Well-Known Member

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    No, Watmough stays.
     
  17. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes, I must admit I'm completely flabbergasted. What can she see in him?
     
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  19. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I've had all I can stands and I can't stands no more. What'll I tell
    Sweetpea?
     
  20. Alan

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    I am at a loss as to what decision gift has to Make.
    a) we don't have the room in the cap to offer him what he is worth
    b) he can't accept less because greenturd won't allow it.
    Baring an as yet unlikely retirement it seems that there is only one outcome is possible.
     
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