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contract negotitations

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by adam355, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. adam355

    adam355 New Member

    +0 /0
    is anyone on here close enough to the honchos in the club to understand what theyare doing this silly season everything is all secret, sounds like the players are being kept wandering about the future ie; hodko, matai, farrar or is it just the players taking their time?
  2. slickster71

    slickster71 Member

    +6 /0
    hodko going to the bulldogs

    matai a decision to be made within a fortnight
    farrar an offer has been made
  3. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    Matai is close as warriors are rushing him
    Farrar needs to go if Matai resigns if he wants to play 1st grade as more than just a reserve
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Lowe has told members that negotiations with Foran and Matai are going well and that the club is confident of retaining both. The media reports that Farrar has been offered a contract with the Knights. Hodkinson is definitely headed to the Dogs. Not much more we can say.

    ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

    +80 /1
    A Manly fortnight is 8 weeks.
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,894 /65
    I don't care when he signs as long as it is on a bit of paper with the Manly emblem at the top
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,395 /402
    I wonder if some prominent player managers would say the same thing...and you KNOW what I mean Dave.
  8. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

    +7,214 /106
    Negotiations seem much more fraught these days than in the past, however maybe the only thing that has really changed is that now all players have managers, and more of it is leaked to the papers?

    Speculation and half-baked quotes from managers in newspapers fuel the gossip mill, but how much of it is the truth vs trying to push up the contract price?

    It's telling when players say "it's in the hands of my manager, I don't know what's happening etc"

    Another thing in the mix is that I suspect some players eg Foran have come to an agreement but are waiting to see if the salary cap is significantly raised once the new media deal is done - why sign a 3 or 4 year contract now and miss a chance to upgrade. Constant hand-wringing on this site that he hasn't signed (no pens etc!!) isn't reflected by any media saying he is looking elsewhere or being chased by any other club. The Australian said months ago he had agreed to terms..
  9. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,686 /383
    Personally I'd like to see the whole player transfer thing handled at the end of the season....for example a window from 5th October to 5th November...all negotiations / deals / announcements done at that time. And then perhaps another period from say 1st to 31st January where any players not taken up cane be shopped, traded etc etc. There would have to be allowances for some mid season "trades" (eg Farrer came like that) but otherwise no player discussions allowed for the rest of the year.
  10. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +302 /0
    so back to a few years ago Mark where everything was done under the table before the deadline.

    The only thing that would slow down is the rumour mill, which is probably a good thing but would cut this sites hits in half overnight :)

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