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Why are we so slow with signings?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by swoop, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just about every other club is announcing signings or extensions of current players.

    Why is this club so slow at recruitment and retention, I know negotiations have to be done behind closed doors, but announcements of player retention or any new signings take forever to be released.

    BTW Have we signed Matt Orford yet?
     
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  2. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    I am hoping we are doing it smart and not just throwing money at every name @Turbo mentions.
     
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  3. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    There is also the thing where certain players don't want to announce moves mid season out of respect to their current clubs and team mates. They don't want to ruin the mojo now so they are holding off until their teams year is done.

    Just remember, A LOT of guys were rumoured to be be re-signing with their clubs or this and that and then nothing - no announcements, nada. Their deals though would be done. If they were staying it would be announced because it's a positive for their club - they re-sign, soak up some goodwill and you get on with life. Moves away though can disrupt the juju.

    #MOJOJUJU
     
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  4. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe we are waiting to see what transpires with Matai and Stewart. Hopefully we can upgrade some of the up and comers and still have the dollars for a couple of quality forwards and a centre.
    It probably won't happen but I'd love that rumour about Manu Maú to come true.
    Imagine being able to choose from
    Jake T
    Tupua
    AFB
    Maú
    Knight
    Meehan
    Buhrer
    Myles

    Christ I'm starting to sound like Turbo !
     
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  5. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    I think it's because our penn is too slimy to grip.
     
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  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Some plausible reasons expounded above.
    Alternatively, if we have only signed crap players I can understand there's no rush to announce that and crush our hopes.
     
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  7. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I understand about the signings, but retentions and extensions of our current players contracts aren't so forthcoming. All I've heard is the players that are leaving or gone i.e T-Red,, Vave, Mateo etc etc.

    Yet we have a team like Penrith who have announced a heap of re-signings including Merrin which gives their fans positives and in turn attracts other players i.e Tamou.
     
  8. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We are waiting to see who is being released on parole

    Also players don't want to come here wth a rookie coach
     
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  9. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    They're coming next year when he will no longer be a rookie coach.
     
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  10. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    There is the issue of a proposed increase in the cap and many players and managers are waiting to hear if they can jack their price up before agreeing to terms.
     
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  11. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    We aren't like Penrith , they have two young halves on nexted to nothing... And we paid over a million for our under performing one .... You can't go out into market for marquee player when you fork out overs for one half... We are are after either youth or plodders.
     
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  12. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You may see no real movement at Manly for next year; I'd rather wait till the right players are available than throw money at journeymen.
     
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  13. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    And he'll still be the most beautiful coach in the cosmos ;)
     
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  14. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    Although by the number of players we have released there by needs be a fair few new players coming in or reggies raised to the top 25. Can't see too many reggies upgraded so I think we will see a few new faces. I expect at least one to be a name.
     
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  15. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    To be honest, if we could actually buy up @Turbo 's wish list, we'd have an extremely formidable squad..

    Probably not a salary cap compliant squad, but formidable nonetheless!
     
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  16. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    @Turbo must be working on his 642nd word as he hasn't caught up with this post yet!!
     
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  17. eaglebuzz

    eaglebuzz Well-Known Member

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    Matai and Stewart are taking up a good chunk of next year's cap and I'm sure the club is trying to move them on.

    I also would imagine that we are deep into negotiations with a number of players, and most of the announcements will happen in the off season.
     
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  18. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    That list will resemble Plato's 7th letter by the time it's finished. Unlike his essay. Essay, lol. Funny word.

    Hey, imagine two young Mexican lads discussing their school assignments. One asks the other....

    "Hey, did you finish your esse on Valentine, Homes?" You have to read that in a Mexican voice!

    Ahhhahahaha!!! You can have that one @globaleagle although you won't get many laughs with it in Canada, eh? Or here most probably. Anyway, it's yours now.

    No givsies backsies! Wednesday night drinks are on me people!

    DRINK!!!
     
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  19. Karin

    Karin Active Member

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    Ok I'm just going to ask (no dislikes please it is just an innocent question remember I am a rookie here) Could they be holding off on announcements because they are trying to negotiate you know who to come back??
     
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  20. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    Arr, you need drinking poetry from old mate Omar.

    XXXV
    Then to the lip of this poor earthen Urn
    I lean'd, the Secret of my Life to learn:
    And Lip to Lip it murmur'd--"While you live
    Drink!--for, once dead, you never shall return."


    XXXVI
    I think the Vessel, that with fugitive
    Articulation answer'd, once did live,
    And drink; and Ah! the passive Lip I kiss'd,
    How many Kisses might it take--and give!
     
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