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Choc’s $1.2m deal under threat

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by BOZO, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/manly-are-poised-to-withdraw-a-12-million-contract-extension-offer-to-anthony-watmough/story-fndv31ch-1227001998375
     
  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Manly are poised to withdraw a $1.2 million contract extension offer to Anthony Watmo

    That's one way to call his bluff.
     
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    • niccipops

      niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      RE: Manly are poised to withdraw a $1.2 million contract extension offer to Anthony Watmo

      Probably a media beat up again. Choc is 31? and contracted for next year. So Manly are proposing to offer him a further two years 'til the end of 2017. He'll be 34.
      Not bagging Choc or believing this latest alleged development is true but if he really wanted out after what Manly has put to him so far, it would be one of the most disappointing moves by a legendary Sea Eagle.

      I interpret Choc's tweet as a shot at the press?

      Come on Choc. Fan's are behind you. Move on from this saga. End your career where you belong and go down as an all time great.

      Going elsewhere would be a bad, bad move.
       
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      • The Eagle Has Landed

        The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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        RE: Manly are poised to withdraw a $1.2 million contract extension offer to Anthony Watmo

        And not a real smart one. But then again he doesn't come across as being the sharpest tool in the shed.

        I say good on Manly for doing so.

        No player is bigger than this club.
         
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        • Daddycool08

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          RE: Manly are poised to withdraw a $1.2 million contract extension offer to Anthony Watmo

          A media beat up?

          Bad news sells papers.

          Manly will survive.
           
        • BOZO

          BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          RE: Manly are poised to withdraw a $1.2 million contract extension offer to Anthony Watmo

          Considering the salary cap pressure that we have I believe this is a very generous contract for Choc and I hope he accepts .
           
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          • ManlyBacker

            ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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            RE: Manly are poised to withdraw a $1.2 million contract extension offer to Anthony Watmo

            Choc has had his ups and downs with both the club and the law and we have all watched and been very happy that he is part of our team. So Choc, we want you to stay. Sign up and become a legend like Beaver.
             
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            • Mark from Brisbane

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              RE: Manly are poised to withdraw a $1.2 million contract extension offer to Anthony Watmo

              It would be a sad sad day to see him lining up in another jersey AND the worst thing for his career post football.

              BUT I agree , no player is bigger than the club, and if he wants to be a dickhead then " thanks for the memories ".

              This club survived and prospered after players such as Bozo moved on, we will survive long after the likes of Choc, Snake and co have gone also.

              However probably yet another media beat up!!
               
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              • EagleFromMay1967

                EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

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                RE: Manly are poised to withdraw a $1.2 million contract extension offer to Anthony Watmo

                its probably just his agent arguing about the extra year, not Choc. His agent has a vested interest in negotiating the best, longest contract he can. His agent wont be thinking about Choc's age, club loyalty aspects, legacy, nothing like that. He'll only be thinking about ONE THING. : $$$$$$$$$$ !!!!!

                Choc will finish NRL with Manly, i'm certain of it. Maybe ESL after.
                 
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                • Mark from Brisbane

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                  RE: Manly are poised to withdraw a $1.2 million contract extension offer to Anthony Watmo

                  Yes I agree, whilst not a fan of our previous media manager I think most of the current leaks are coming from the player managers.
                   
                • lsz

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                  RE: Manly are poised to withdraw a $1.2 million contract extension offer to Anthony Watmo

                  It is from the tele....
                   
                • bones

                  bones Bones Knows

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                  I just can't imagine @marga in any other colours either.
                   
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                  • Mark from Brisbane

                    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                    Funny you say that @Bones but had dinner with @Marga last week and whilst she is Choccy's number 1 supporter, first and foremost she's an Eagles fan!!
                     
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                    • Harry

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                      I am the same as you Bozo at his age it is very generous indeed. I am getting to the stage Manly should just release him now. It will save the club $$$$$$ for next year and any of the others that want to go as well and start playing our juniors put some fresh blood in there. Throw them into 1st grade like the other clubs are doing. As Watmough and Co. will probably dump the club once their contracts are finished anyway.
                       
                    • SeaEagleRock8

                      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      I love the sort of crisis where the bond between Manly players is so great that a 100 men or more could never drag them away from each other.
                      Not to mention this benefit, if they really are eyeing new clubs they will be all out to impress with good form, so it's win/win for us. ;)
                       
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                      • wedgetail eagle

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                        I can understand they're trying to get the best deal for themselves & their families, but in 10 years time will they look back & think,
                        "Hmm, If I had my time, I might've done things differently"
                        Just bow out gracefully like Steve Menzies,
                        like Black Caviar, & just chill out & breed more Champions.
                         
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                        • The Eagle Has Landed

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                          Watmough is nothing like the Great Beaver.
                          One was all class the other is acting like an ass.
                           
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                          • Mark from Brisbane

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                            I aprecciate that footballers have a short income producing part of their life , however doing it right ( like the great Beaver) can sure show returns for a longer period.

                            Choc would be just plain dumb to walk away for the last two years, he would jeopardise any chance he had at a future job, at Manly and he sure as he'll ain't smart enough for TV.
                             
                          • Killer03

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                            If (and we don't always know), but if he is being offered $600k per year and thinks that's unders, well he really needs his head read. Choc has been a constant in the Manly golden era, but for a 32 year old to be getting that money (as a back rower) is good coin.
                             
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                            • Eagle1963

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                              What mouth is having too much to say to the media in recent weeks and i don't think he is . smart enough to come out of this with the right result.
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                              Choc play a pretty basic game up the middle of the park these days and can be easily replaced by a player on half the amount he has been offered by Manly.
                               
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