Looking back at 2013, one of the things that was on the rise was the breaking of a contract, or in the case of Josh Dugan, carrying on like an A-grade tosser so the club has to sack you only to sign for another club a few months later. I just can't accept that a player commits to a club for, say 4 years, and in the case of Barba, claims personal reasons to sign for another club with pretty much zero negative consequences before his obligations are met. I know that if a contract to purchase real estate is signed and not completed, the deposit is forfeited. You wouldn't do it lightly but NRL contracts don't seem to be subject to the same adherence guidelines. I mean if a coach is sacked, he gets his money (See Tim Sheens). But Sticky duds Parramatta and nothing. Should players and coaches who walk out on clubs prematurely take a hit financially ? I think they should. We need to place greater value on the signature they put on a contract.