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I am rather concerned at news of a potential player loan system creeping into the NRL. I know it's done in the UK and Madge has called for it before. But let's face it, that's a crap comp in the UK with a hand full of top teams who have too many good players so they hand out to the also rans that make up the comp.

Do we want the Roosters winning every year like Leeds and St Helens? Where will this loan crap end?

If your the Broncos sure why loose players because you don't give em an opportunity, loan em and stay dominant.

So a player doesn't even have to sign with Manly nope we can have player X from Parra who plays hooker. Manly need a hooker. Don't go buy one for 12 months, nope let's just Loan Patras so if they are great we don't have the option to keep em. Nope Manly train up the Eels next star. Or be a testing board for the Eels.. The eels can't give him first grade experience in 2020 but Manly can. If he is crap will the Eels off load him before the follow season start?

As a fan how can U get behind and support a player who U know doesn't really even play for your team, and who is heading home when they are done.

If they are a star you can't get excited for the future. If they are crap they just clog up your team list and your club has helped Parra make a decision to off load em!

I find it fundamentally at odds with supporting a team.

If I have to invest and commit as a supporter, how do I support a league , a team, a transfer system where players don't even have to be part of the Manly TEAM to play for Manly.

Thoughts?
 

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Broadcaster Ray Hadley and rugby league immortal Bob Fulton have called full-time on their 32-year partnership in radio on the 2GB Continuous Call team.
Hadley have announcemed this morning they are stepping down to spend more time with their families. Together they have dominated the ratings for more than three decades.

No more of the great Bozo for our own great @BOZO
 

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Bad news for Titans

‪Ryan James has suffered a re-occurrence of his ACL injury after a collision during Titans training this morning. Devastating news, with another full rupture likely requiring surgery & often at least 8-9 months recovery with re-injury occurring so soon. Thoughts go out to James‬
 

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The Cronulla Sharks have announced that rising star Fine Kula has been diagnosed with brain cancer and will retire immediately.
The 21-year-old forward will now begin intensive treatment at Liverpool hospital.

Kula joined the Sharks from his native New Zealand over five years ago.
 

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Bad news for Titans

‪Ryan James has suffered a re-occurrence of his ACL injury after a collision during Titans training this morning. Devastating news, with another full rupture likely requiring surgery & often at least 8-9 months recovery with re-injury occurring so soon. Thoughts go out to James‬

The NRL and the media won't like that. Neither time was he at Brookvale when he did his knee.

Devastating thing to have happen though. Feel for the bloke.
 

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Broadcaster Ray Hadley and rugby league immortal Bob Fulton have called full-time on their 32-year partnership in radio on the 2GB Continuous Call team.
Hadley have announcemed this morning they are stepping down to spend more time with their families. Together they have dominated the ratings for more than three decades.

No more of the great Bozo for our own great @BOZO
Rest assured GE ...
The Incomparable Immortal and greatest player of all time spirit will live on for ever
and his memories shall never fade away !!!

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Former Wigan coach Shaun Wane has put his NRL ambitions on hold after replacing Wayne Bennett as England mentor for this year’s Ashes series against Australia and the 2021 World Cup campaign.

Wane, who took Wigan to three Super League titles, five grand finals, Challenge Cup glory and World Club Challenge success, was appointed to the England job after a review of last year’s disastrous Great Britain Lions tour.


 

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South Sydney's celebrity owner Russell Crowe has reportedly saved its general manager of football Shane Richardson from a messy exit from the club.

 

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Shire straits
Despite assurances no Sydney club would be relocated, the NRL is keeping a keen eye on the Sharks as they stumble towards a new season with no chief executive, no licensed club, a borrowed home ground and problems in the playing ranks.
Unfortunately for Cronulla, senior figures at Rugby League Central have long believed the Sharks are more at risk of folding than any other club. It would be a godsend for the NRL as it could replace the Shire club with a second Brisbane team, which would substantially boost the value of the game’s broadcast rights. It could also stage a game at Suncorp Stadium every weekend, leading to a significant increase in attendances and television ratings.

On January 7, Richard Munro became the fifth CEO to depart the Sharks in seven years. He followed Bruno Cullen, Steve Noyce, Lyall Gorman and Barry Russell, who have all come and gone since 2013.
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/st...he-recovers-from-surgery-20200206-p53yhe.html
Cronulla fans made it clear on social media they believe the problem lies with the board. There is talk of a clean-out at the upcoming elections.
The problem for the Sharks is they are running out of time. They have closed their licensed club for 18 months while they redevelop the leagues club and have taken the unusual and expensive step of spending millions buying a golf club, which still isn’t open to fans.
The Sharks have opted to play the next two seasons at Kogarah while the renovations are completed, which will undoubtedly lead to lower attendances and revenue. On the field, the Sharks are facing an uphill battle this year after losing a host of talent and experience, including Paul Gallen, Matt Prior, Jayden Brailey and Kyle Flanagan, among others. They are struggling with their salary cap to the point where there has been talk of offloading leading players.

It all shapes as a perfect storm for a club that has traditionally struggled. The difference this time is the NRL, despite its denials, will grasp any opportunity to take the franchise north.
 

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Shire straits
Despite assurances no Sydney club would be relocated, the NRL is keeping a keen eye on the Sharks as they stumble towards a new season with no chief executive, no licensed club, a borrowed home ground and problems in the playing ranks.
Unfortunately for Cronulla, senior figures at Rugby League Central have long believed the Sharks are more at risk of folding than any other club. It would be a godsend for the NRL as it could replace the Shire club with a second Brisbane team, which would substantially boost the value of the game’s broadcast rights. It could also stage a game at Suncorp Stadium every weekend, leading to a significant increase in attendances and television ratings.

On January 7, Richard Munro became the fifth CEO to depart the Sharks in seven years. He followed Bruno Cullen, Steve Noyce, Lyall Gorman and Barry Russell, who have all come and gone since 2013.
Stricken Sharks prop feeling the love as he recovers from surgery
Cronulla fans made it clear on social media they believe the problem lies with the board. There is talk of a clean-out at the upcoming elections.
The problem for the Sharks is they are running out of time. They have closed their licensed club for 18 months while they redevelop the leagues club and have taken the unusual and expensive step of spending millions buying a golf club, which still isn’t open to fans.
The Sharks have opted to play the next two seasons at Kogarah while the renovations are completed, which will undoubtedly lead to lower attendances and revenue. On the field, the Sharks are facing an uphill battle this year after losing a host of talent and experience, including Paul Gallen, Matt Prior, Jayden Brailey and Kyle Flanagan, among others. They are struggling with their salary cap to the point where there has been talk of offloading leading players.

It all shapes as a perfect storm for a club that has traditionally struggled. The difference this time is the NRL, despite its denials, will grasp any opportunity to take the franchise north.
Better them than us. Flick ’em. I’m still not sold on the second Brisbane team.
 

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Shire straits
Despite assurances no Sydney club would be relocated, the NRL is keeping a keen eye on the Sharks as they stumble towards a new season with no chief executive, no licensed club, a borrowed home ground and problems in the playing ranks.
Unfortunately for Cronulla, senior figures at Rugby League Central have long believed the Sharks are more at risk of folding than any other club. It would be a godsend for the NRL as it could replace the Shire club with a second Brisbane team, which would substantially boost the value of the game’s broadcast rights. It could also stage a game at Suncorp Stadium every weekend, leading to a significant increase in attendances and television ratings.

On January 7, Richard Munro became the fifth CEO to depart the Sharks in seven years. He followed Bruno Cullen, Steve Noyce, Lyall Gorman and Barry Russell, who have all come and gone since 2013.
Stricken Sharks prop feeling the love as he recovers from surgery
Cronulla fans made it clear on social media they believe the problem lies with the board. There is talk of a clean-out at the upcoming elections.
The problem for the Sharks is they are running out of time. They have closed their licensed club for 18 months while they redevelop the leagues club and have taken the unusual and expensive step of spending millions buying a golf club, which still isn’t open to fans.
The Sharks have opted to play the next two seasons at Kogarah while the renovations are completed, which will undoubtedly lead to lower attendances and revenue. On the field, the Sharks are facing an uphill battle this year after losing a host of talent and experience, including Paul Gallen, Matt Prior, Jayden Brailey and Kyle Flanagan, among others. They are struggling with their salary cap to the point where there has been talk of offloading leading players.

It all shapes as a perfect storm for a club that has traditionally struggled. The difference this time is the NRL, despite its denials, will grasp any opportunity to take the franchise north.
I say put them out of their misery .
It is just so cruel to watch the Sharks go on this way .
They shoot horses dont they ?
Well they should do the same with sharks
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Question re the Sharks and what's going on with Josh Morris right now.

Why haven't the NRL stepped in when its plainly obvious to anyone that the Chooks are trying to entice Morris, a contracted player at another club, to seek a release from his current contract to join them. Isn't that totally against the NRL's rules??
 

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Question re the Sharks and what's going on with Josh Morris right now.

Why haven't the NRL stepped in when its plainly obvious to anyone that the Chooks are trying to entice Morris, a contracted player at another club, to seek a release from his current contract to join them. Isn't that totally against the NRL's rules??
Exactly. I'm sick and tired of clubs and players showing total disregard for contracts. I am also disturbed by what appears to be selective policing of rules in this competition.
 

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Question re the Sharks and what's going on with Josh Morris right now.

Why haven't the NRL stepped in when its plainly obvious to anyone that the Chooks are trying to entice Morris, a contracted player at another club, to seek a release from his current contract to join them. Isn't that totally against the NRL's rules??
Aren't they allowed to because he has less than a year on his current contract and it's after November 1?
 

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Aren't they allowed to because he has less than a year on his current contract and it's after November 1?

I think they are allowed to informally approach. But this is no informal approach, they seem to be openly trying to get him to get out of his Sharks contract and change clubs, and they are using his brother as a tool to do it.
 

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Exactly. I'm sick and tired of clubs and players showing total disregard for contracts. I am also disturbed by what appears to be selective policing of rules in this competition.

I could just imagine what the NRL would do if it were a club like ours or one of the other non-favoured clubs like Canberra or the Warriors. But the Chooks as usual seem to be getting a free pass to do whatever they want.
 

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Seeing as I've just read that Holden is going to be no more....

And they sponsor the state of origin series....

Maybe COCO JOY can step in and be the new sponsor!

lololololewww

~good test to see how many read this thread~
 

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If the Sharks do get into major trouble they should be forced relocate. Not fold and have some new souless club take is place.

Perth Sharks (With a game or two a year in Cronulla)
Brisbane Bears (With a game a year at North Syd Oval....maybe one on the Central Coast)

Not sure about 17 teams though....ditch the titans if need be
 

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