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$2.5m/season on 3 players

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Harmless27, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Harmless27

    Harmless27 Active Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hi all,

    So - putting all of the emotion to the side for a moment, it appears that our club will commit $2.5m/season (or more) to having 3 local juniors at our club for the full lifetime of their laying careers.

    I speak of DCE, and 2 x Turbo's (for those wondering)

    That is our core, with the hooker and 5/8 role to be filled with some cheaper options.

    Thoughts on our strategy?

    IMO - it isn't too bad. We have chosen the cream of the crop, and locked them in long term - avoiding uncertainty in future.

    It means we will also have to get used to having 'bit part' players in many other positions.

    This isn't dissimilar to the Storm approach - but it requires a MUCH STRONGER culture from within to bring about success.
     
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    • The Wheel

      The Wheel Well-Known Member

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      Based on the reaction to Jamie Bruher departure if we were to lose Jake or Tom there would be a queue a mile long of ST contributors up a North Head to jump off.

      Therefore getting those two locked up and taking up a reasonable chunk of cap along with DCE to build a team around over the long term seems like a very reasonable plan from Bozo.
       
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      • ManlyArmy

        ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        $2.5m of the cap for 3 players isn't too bad when they're a 1, 7 and 13. Don't forget the cap will rise from 2018
         
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        • Bearfax

          Bearfax Well-Known Member

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          I can live with paying DCE, TT and JT the house. They are essential for Manly's future. Cant agree with payments to some others though, while losing Buhrer, Knight, Gutherson etc
           
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          • Turbo1

            Turbo1 Scott Penn is a **** head

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            Storm spend most of their money on 4 players.
             
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            • Fluffy

              Fluffy Well-Known Member

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              well it would be pretty common for 2 of the spine to be on 2M combined so not out of the ordinary.

              Slater/Cronk/Smith would be 3M+
              Thurston/Morgan 2M
              Inglis/Reynolds 2M
              Tedesco/Moses close to 2M
               
            • Turbo1

              Turbo1 Scott Penn is a **** head

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              We need some good cheap players. Parcell is a great hooker not only to his ability but he is a cheaply ATM and if we re sign him early we can get him even cheaper. If he performs really well like B Austin did for raiders give him a pay rise.
               
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              • Turbo1

                Turbo1 Scott Penn is a **** head

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                Cowboys also have Taumalolo and Scott who are on big cash, Souths also have Burgess, and storm Have Bromwich.
                 
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                • Loobs

                  Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                  Yes but Brisbane manage to do it for about $300k combined
                   
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                  • Shoe1

                    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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                  • Woodsie

                    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                    Remember we still have Matai and Snake on the books for big coin (justified). Had either been able by now to announce a medical retirement I believe we would not have had the need or desire to offload Buhrer.

                    90% of our recruitment strategy probably hinges on the surgeons reports.

                    Blue sky is they both return in good form ... then happy days!
                     
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                    • robbiea

                      robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                      Who's the third local junior ?
                       
                    • Hgbcds

                      Hgbcds Well-Known Member

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                      dce is a Queenslander.
                       
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                      • Woodsie

                        Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                        He was until he married a local lass and she initiated him. Their Grandchildren will almost be considered Manly enough by some of the more tolerant supporters.
                         
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                        • Nice Beaver

                          Nice Beaver Active Member

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                          There is no way that the $2.5 million would all fall under the cap.

                          Given the standing of the brothers in the local area amd knowing DCE has a nice chunk allocated from Foxtel, I'd hazard a ballpark figure of around $1.5 to 1.8 million from the actual cap.

                          That is completely manageable.
                           
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                          • Kiwi Eagle

                            Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                            Pretty standard I would think

                            Warriors 2 seasons back had Mannering, Johnson and Hoffman all on 800k, add Luke, Foran, RTS, Manu, Kata, Matulino etc into that now and you wonder how they get them in ...
                             
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                            • Frank

                              Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                              Agreed. Not sure when DCE became one.
                               
                            • Bearfax

                              Bearfax Well-Known Member

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                              At worst they have one year Left. That's a lot of cabbage to feed the rest of the team from 2018.
                               
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                              • court83

                                court83 Active Member

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                                If where a player is born doesnt matter to the origin sides, why Should it matter here??? I consider any player that comes through our junior systems and makes the nrl a manly junior... Guys like dce and foz played a couple of years in our 20s side and developed as players under manly coaches, so why not count them as manly juniors regardless of where they were born
                                 
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                                • Mark from Brisbane

                                  Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                                  The Storm have made it an art form , pay 3 or 4 big players a motza, buy in 5-6 journeymen , Andrew rest bits and pieces players who are coached perfectly just to do a job.

                                  I dislike him intensely BUT Bellyache is a master at this.

                                  Twenty, not so sure at this point!!
                                   
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