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The cost of a halfback

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DSM5, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just read in the Telegraph that Robson is on 35 thousand a season.  Sounds a lot when compared to our little gnome's money.  Is Orford ten times the player Robson is?   
     
  2. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    He's been around 10 times longer than robson and has a premiership to his name. The biggest GF margin of all time.

    You're only as good as your last game but he deserves to be on the money he is at the time he was given it.
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Our little gnome has more talent in his left nut than you do in your entire body football wise DSM5.

    FFS, your like a dog at a bone.

    We all get how you feel. We understand. You've repeated it 10,000 times. We get it.

    Can we all just move on now?

    Sorry dude about being frustated - but jezuz....you never stop on it.
     
  4. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    I don't know what Robson's thinking or been advised by his manager but signing another one year deal at the eels next year on low money is silly, he'd get decent money and a three year deal in England on the back of the season he's had this year.
     
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I thought there was a minimun contract amount, which was 55k or something?
     
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    That's what I thought.
     
  7. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    That's what I thought.
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    Not in the top 25 he was the third string half back remember
     
  8. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    cool,

    if that 35 was his base there would surely be a bonus for playing so many games in firsts?

    you make 35k slinging burgers at Maccas :)
     
  9. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

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    $350,000?? I thought that his conract was heavily back-ended, which would mean that he was on plenty more than that this year.

    I think that some fans just wanna start preparing for the future, even if that means a few average years. If we keep going the way we are, we will still keep making the finals, but as for a genuine threat, forget about it. Why are these fans so castigated???
     
  10. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

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    By the way, when I talk about 350,000k, I am talking about Orford.
     
  11. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    On the basis of the game that knocked Manly out, which apparently wasn't an exception, I'd throw the cheque book at 17 year-old 5/8th Corey Norman from Brissie Toyota Cup, from whenever his contract expires.  Would love to see Norman and Foran in the centre of action for Manly long-term. Build a team around them. Two natural young footballers oozing class in just about all they do.
     
  12. Chip and Chase

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

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    The Broncos don't let players like that slip through their fingers Rex.
     
  13. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Who'd have thought Manly would let go of JWH?  But a big offer and he's gone.  Broncos let a lot go this year C&C and they have a new coach and other prospects like young Hunt to tie up.
     
  14. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    They let their big unit in the forwards go to Souths, also we have got players off them ie Matt Ballin (& Paul Stephenson hahaha)
     
  15. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Worth a try.  It would make a lot of sense to plan for three years time.
     
  16. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

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    Once bitten, twice shy. The club paid overs for T.Williams and look how that turned out!
     
  17. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is SBW 8 times the player Watmough is? Is Lote 15 times the player Robbo is?

    You do present as being very jealous of Orford's money. Maybe you should accept that there are aspects of our economy that are market driven, and if demand is very high well you can name your own price sometimes.

    Whatever we paid for Ox was a reflection of how much we wanted a quality halfback at the time. Given what we had at that time was a 'reasonable' halfback, I'd say we really really really wanted a top halfback.

    I'd say Robson's contract accurately reflects his bumbling efforts when he played NRL for us. Which is no criticism of him, he always had potential which is why we got him in the first place.

    I don't want us to go back to a 'reasonable' halfback, that might be making a false economy.
     
  18. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It hasn't turned out at all, he is 1/3 of the way through his contract
     
  19. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

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    It hasn't turned out at all, he is 1/3 of the way through his contract
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    Granted, but the jury is well and truly out. I was making the point that they will be very wary to add another high-price, unproven rookie to their roster, in response to somebody suggesting that the club make an attractive offer to the Bronco U20 5/8TH
     
  20. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It hasn't turned out at all, he is 1/3 of the way through his contract
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    But played for less than 1/6 Kiwi, only got on the paddock in first grade 11 times.
    Fingers crossed he does come good, but at this stage for me the jury is still out.
     

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