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Titans offer DCE 1.3 million

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kevinward777, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Gold Coast Titans offer to make Daly Cherry-Evans highest paid player in NRL
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    January 31, 2015 - 11:00PM
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    Million-dollar bait: Titans want to snatch Daly Cherry-Evans from Manly. Photo: Getty Images

    Gold Coast will try to tempt Daly Cherry-Evans by making the Manly half the highest paid player in the NRL should he join the Titans next year.

    The Titans are set to offer Cherry-Evans up to $1.3 million a season to join the Gold Coast side, which has identified the 25-year-old as the player to lead it back into finals calculations.

    Regardless of which club Cherry-Evans opts for long term, he is expected to join the likes of Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston as the only million dollar players in the game.

    Manly, the Titans and Cronulla are in the hunt for the Australian playmaker, with rival clubs told it would take more than a million dollars for Cherry-Evans to leave Brookvale.

    Titans coach Neil Henry had dinner with Cherry-Evans in Sydney recently as the Gold Coast stepped up their bid to lure him.

    The loss of Cherry-Evans – who played his first junior football at Redcliffe about 1-1/2 hours outside the Gold Coast – would be a cruel blow for the Sea Eagles, who are fighting hard to retain him and teammate Kieran Foran. Titans half Aidan Sezer is also off-contract.

    Foran – who will also go close to securing a $1 million contract – has attracted interest from the Eels, New Zealand, the Bulldogs and the Roosters. After South Sydney halves Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary re-signed with the defending premiers last week, the player market will not settle until the Manly pair make up their minds.

    Foran told Fairfax Media that he and Cherry-Evans spoke often about their playing futures. While they would like to remain teammates, Foran said that alone would not be enough to keep them at the club.

    "We love playing with one another, so it will be a pretty big impact on one another's decision," Foran said. "We're also wary of doing what is right for our families and leave one another to make that decision."

    Manly have undergone a dramatic roster reshuffle in recent seasons with the likes of long-term players Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough and Glenn Stewart now playing elsewhere. While the club is hopeful of retaining centre Steve Matai, losing Foran or Cherry-Evans would see the once mighty Sea Eagles torn apart.

    Foran said this pre-season was a little strange following the exit of Watmough and Stewart.

    "It was a bit different, as it would be losing those sorts of players," Foran said. "There's a lot of new faces around and that has brought a lot of enthusiasm to the joint. Life goes on and you've got to move on.

    "We've done that as a club. You can't replace those guys' experience but we're confident in the squad we've got. I was very tight with both boys. You find it different rocking up to training and not seeing your really close mates there but, in saying that, I've got some other really close mates in the side.

    "They've made decisions for what's best for them and their families and I'm happy for them.

    "Last year was one of those unfortunate years where a lot of that off-field stuff was aired out in public. It was just so hard to control but we feel we've fixed all that up now and [are] moving forward. As a club, we don't lose that winning culture just because a couple of players have left. It's a really strong culture at Manly and that will still be there."

    Cherry-Evans and Foran played in Manly's Auckland Nines squad on Saturday. Cherry-Evans captained the side in both of their losses while Foran did not feature in the dying stages defeat to St George Illawarra in the second game.
     
  2. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    1.3 million . Why hasn't he signed yet lol
     
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  3. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

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    well I am still confused with the so called salary cap. Didnt they get done for going over it last year,yet they have signed up a few players,and now they are making a ridiculous offer to DCE ????,yet they still go and try and sign more
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not to mention how close to bankruptcy they came
     
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  5. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Cronulla mentioned as a suitor? Where are they getting their money from?
     
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  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    More player manager games try to increase dollars
     
  7. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    What a bloody circus, its a soap opera now, make up your mind boys!
     
  8. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Ok, just like Texas Hold Em.........who wants to offer 1.4, and then 1.5 ????
     
  9. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting 2 the point when I'm starting 2 blame our club for this circus. The time has come 2 make a statement 2 both players we want you both 2 stay here is our best offers and you have 2 the end of February or the offers are withdrawn. The players and the managers are calling the shots now it's time for us as a club 2 stop this circus, if 1 or both players are not happy with the deadline that's 2 bad.
     
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  10. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The sharks have plenty of rubbish players they can cull to make salary available for DCE.

    Luke Lewis, Heighington, Ayshford. to name just 3.
     
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  11. mozgrame

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    The sharks will never do any good until they off load Gallen. He's been holding them back for years and is too controlling. @:p
     
  12. mozgrame

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    Tell 'em I'll sign for 1.2m. Screw you Cherry. You snooze, you lose!!
     
  13. PaulyD

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    How do you know that the club hasn't already done this? Just because the media hasn't reported it doesn't mean it hasn't happened, the only people that would have any idea about what's going on is the club and dce/foran plus there managers....

    I'm getting to the point where I don't really care if they both go, people complained last year our forwards were getting steam rolled, what forwards will we be able to buy if almost half the cap is tied up in two players
     
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  14. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ah well....whatever will be will be.
     
  15. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    WTF i doubt ronaldo gets that much from real madrid.
     
  16. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    Who and is real Madrid better than fake Madrid?
     
  17. SeaEagle21

    SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I think they are both very very important players to our club. I'm sure the retention committee is doing everything they can but what we have seen with both G.Stewart & Choc is that the retention committee know what they are prepared to offer and what their worth is to the team. $1.3M is ridiculous for one player and clubs like Titans, Eels and Raiders offer these sorts of contracts because they are desperate and have nothing else to offer. The manager drums up these stories in the media to put pressure on our club via us the fans who become frustrated that they aren't doing enough when in the background they are probably doing what they can with what they have to offer. No player is above the club and i love the fact that they make the hard calls to keep us competitive unlike the rest that go through highs and lows.
    If the players didn't want to stay then they would have already signed with someone else.
    1.3M per season for DCE & Foran combined is more closer to a realistic valuation for a very competitive club like Manly.

    Hoping they stay but only if it doesn't cost us success for seasons to come
     
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  18. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    we should back end a few deals.




    lol
     
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  19. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    GE is onto something I think!!!
     
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  20. Mark from Brisbane

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    This post should go in the " bring back De$" thread.
     

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