Has to be money related because who knows who the Dragons coach is,moving forwardSt merge wouldn't guarantee FG starting spots, maybe just a debut at some stage this year. Certainly would have told them their opportunities at Saints are better because ....they don't have as many good players ahead of them!! What a great selling point!
The main thing is they would have offered more money, can't begrudge them taking that because there are no guarantees of a long career in league.
Unfortunately when players want to go these days, you very rarely are able to keep them. They agitate until they leave.Honestly you think they had much choice ??
And St Merge would have guaranteed them FG starting spots , we can’t do that.
Very easy just to play the “ blame game “ but you need to think about it before you do.
Do I like that we’ve lost two promising juniors who have never played first grade , NO.
But you can’t keep them all.
TEE, Hope the knee recovery goes well. I may be up for one of these, later this year.What's the problem? He either stars, trains the house down adds actual experience in the forwards around the club, is a good bloke plays first grade for free for a year....
Manly get rid of one currently injured player and another that has never debuted in first grade. Who belong to the same manager whom Paul Kent anonymously referenced on NRL 360, and the predicament Manly are in regarding having all their cattle with one bloke who can falsely manipulate conditions in Tartak (he of the Manasi is innocent mini doco when the case was before the courts iron stine geniouseness).
Potential in trials is potential in trials. Woods isn't starting in the Manly first grade pack unless Flanagan who probably knows him pretty well, knows what he's got in Aaron.
So chill out every one.
PS I'm in hospital, out of surgery both knees replaced, took seven hours, about to get out of bed for physio in a minute for the first time then it will be Endone and Blacktown on the Foxtel Go on the iPad.
We pretty much had to either take on a player or sign another one to fill out the squad. Sharon's going to be our 25th-30th player...i.e won't play unless a heap of injuries.The Sharon Woods part of the deal is my problem