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AFB

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But then again you have the likes of Thomas Burgess who's had his best year, is very big but also has a bit of speed about him. I think it's the lumbering type of forward for whom the bell tolls
exactly... speed....

as good as AFB is speed is one thing the guy doesn't have. it could of just been him having a sook this year but the time it took him to actually get up and play teh ball was shocking.
 

Peter C

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We have a LOT of very expensive players , and that affects our depth badly.

You have to have a few but maybe we have too many ??
Speaking of salary cap matters , surely has to be some serious thought on how to get some better value out of Jake and for his 900 k plus contract , Almost on J T "s [ Taumalolo ] at the Cows money but on this year's indications and no disrespect for the great warrior but probably providing more like a 500 k performance level player . Has natural strength and quite good mobility but not a line breaker at 13 , not sure if he can offer any better value on an edge [ although his younger brother Ben may go all right there next season ] Maybe to go to the role of a forward leader at prop with a high work rate , reasonable go forward and to keep some stability in the middle .
It's all speculation as to what Jake is on, I would say that Tom is on around $900k and Jake perhaps , 750-800k max, which is still at the high end for what he offers on the field, DCE and Tom, when available, will win you games, Jake, no
 

Mark from Brisbane

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It's all speculation as to what Jake is on, I would say that Tom is on around $900k and Jake perhaps , 750-800k max, which is still at the high end for what he offers on the field, DCE and Tom, when available, will win you games, Jake, no
They are great for our brand “ the family club “ etc so there’s more to it than money BUT ultimately we aren’t the Roosters so have to largely work with the cap and a small TPA for DCE and if we believe a TPA for Foran provided by the estate of Brenda Duchen.

Otherwise all our players are in the cap ( don’t know if that’s 100% right but would be close ).

It’s just frustrating when the Roosters sign which ever player they want and you know it’s on possibly half cap half TPA.

Not sure in a crowded Sydney market you can do much better though.
 

mickqld

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They are great for our brand “ the family club “ etc so there’s more to it than money BUT ultimately we aren’t the Roosters so have to largely work with the cap and a small TPA for DCE and if we believe a TPA for Foran provided by the estate of Brenda Duchen.

Otherwise all our players are in the cap ( don’t know if that’s 100% right but would be close ).

It’s just frustrating when the Roosters sign which ever player they want and you know it’s on possibly half cap half TPA.

Not sure in a crowded Sydney market you can do much better though.
Well you can start by actually investigating the links between the tpa issuers and the dodgy arse benefactor who runs the place. Of course the old mates billionaires club rules do apply in this case.
 

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Our recruitment of depth players has been very poor. So much so that the difference between NRL standard and our depth players is vast.
 

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