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Times they are a'changin

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Crusher_Cleal, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Burgess, Walker, Farah, Hiku, Buhrer, Hopoate, Roberts - it's already late November and the player transfer market is still alive likes it's an NBA trade period. I've never seen it like this. Is it here to stay, or just a one-off?
     
  2. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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  3. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hope so. Where is Shane Richardson's strategy paper?? Hasn't he been working on things like a player trade window all of this year? :wondering:
     
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  4. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    Richo is such a fit and dynamic looking guy (like our own ZtH), that I'm sure it can't be far away.
     
  5. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Difficult for these players to get in a full offseason training when they don't even know which team they will be playing for next year.

    The AFL is so much better organised with team trades than the NRL which is a basketcase in most things it does.
     
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  6. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'll suggest it is here to stay. Look at the length of contract some of those names have remaining.

    And we still have The redicious situation that a club can sign a bloke for 2017 when it is late 2015. Yes we're on the good end of this stick with Kapow but that just isn't cricket either.

    We should all remove 12 months from any contract ever signed from here on in the NRL and consider it an option clause. As they will be released.

    NRL contracts are a complete mess. Draft and trade window thanks.
     
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  7. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    four of whome are directly related to our club. More than anything it screams roster management to me. We clung onto a club roster saturated with great players longer than the salary cap and age can permit.

    This off season is all about manly because we needed change and the folks in charge have done it quicker than any of us thought it could be done.

    Kudos
     
  8. GoldenEagle41

    GoldenEagle41 Active Member

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    I heard richo was going to start jenny craig, but the only thing stopping him was the front door
     
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  9. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Remember all the hoop-la when Brisbane trotted out Anthony Mundine in early 1996 in one of their jumpers to announce his signing for 1997....while he was still under contract to St George? It was all about how disrespectful it was.

    Then when Benji Marshall showed up on television wearing an Auckland Blues jumper. Same thing.

    Now it seems to be happening all the time.
     
  10. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The answer my feathered friend is blowing in the wind
    The answer is blowing in the wind
     
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  11. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Don't pinch my mate @bob dylan words there, only @God can do that
     
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  12. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    It's like Mundine, Marshall and the rest don't have any spiritual home.

    I wonder how does it feel to be without a home, like a complete unknown

    Like ... well ...

    Like a rolling stone

    http://video.bobdylan.com/desktop.html
     
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