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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Narly01, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Narly01

    Narly01 Guest

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    Can we sign up Whare and young Hoppa to long term contracts. Like right now!

    Why did we not sign TH last year. we left it way to late. We brought him with a long term view but did nothing until his contract ran out.
     
  2. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    yeah - let's sign them to 8 year deals for $500k a season! That ought to do it. Management must act now!! ::)
     
  3. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    Bit of an overreaction, isn't it Bradza?

    I agree, we should make sure we have Hoppa secured as a contingency plan should the unthinkable happen to Snake. Similar situation with Whare and Matai.
     
  4. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    If you sign players early then it doesn't have to be on huge deals. The problem is that we are developing players (Hodko, Warrea-Hargraves, Foran, Whare, Hoppa) and then signing them or more likely having them go elsewhere when their talent is evident and their price tag is high.
     
  5. Wolfpack

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    If you sign players early then it doesn't have to be on huge deals. The problem is that we are developing players (Hodko, Warrea-Hargraves, Foran, Whare, Hoppa) and then signing them or more likely having them go elsewhere when their talent is evident and their price tag is high.
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    The players (& their managers) aren't idiots. If it's looking like a player has a big future ahead of him they're obviously not going to lock themselves in to something long term & miss out on the opportunity to get themselves a big money offer.
     
  6. TokyoEagle

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    If you sign players early then it doesn't have to be on huge deals. The problem is that we are developing players (Hodko, Warrea-Hargraves, Foran, Whare, Hoppa) and then signing them or more likely having them go elsewhere when their talent is evident and their price tag is high.
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    Hodkinson has only been with the club for 2 seasons, not sure if we had too much to do with his development, Whare is in a similiar boat. The state of the game at the moment is that players are looking for money and the side that offers them the best deal is going to win their services. It wasn't long ago that it was us that really made rugby league a professional game, importing players from England, stealing players from under other teams noses, hence one of the reasons, success aside, that we are hated as much as we are.
    Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. As a Manly fan, I know that I am going to be on the winning side more often than not.
     

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