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It happens to everyone ...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Budgewoi Eagle, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,820 /82
    Souths already struggling to hold players:
  2. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

    +3,739 /81
    Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of grubs.
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    Bull****, they have still thrown big dollars at Tim Grant, Glenn Stewart & also Walker from The Storm. That's on top of upgrading guys like Isaac Luke and Chris McQueen.

    They use the same brown paper bags as The Roosters.
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    I will Laugh if the next Burgii goes to Yawnion
  5. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

    +4,867 /73
    Welcome to our world Vermin!
  6. rifraff

    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +799 /21
    They are light years away from being compared to us.
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    • Budgewoi Eagle

      Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,820 /82
      Who failed to go back to back.
    • Lord Eagleton

      Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

      +1,482 /36
      They've won 1 comp. Lets see them string together a decade like Manly has. Good luck with that
    • Daddycool08

      Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

      +372 /4
      The South Sydney (SS) club IMHO will continue to go from strength to strength. No one will be able to compete with them.

      This is no misplaced loyalty for South Sydney by the way. But with the wealth of Packer I foresee 25 third party deals that won't get counted in the salary c(r)ap. Along with the CEO Smith saying he'd break the c(r)ap to keep certain SS players. :mad:

      In a few years unless something changes I'd say no other team except for maybe Brisbane, Melbourne, Easts or Dogs will have a chance of keeping up with them.

      The rest of us will simply make up the top eight, unless we operate a rival league with teams like Manly, Balmain, Wests, Newcastle, Norths, Newtown and maybe a few others that would like to leave the NRL.:cool:
    • EagleFromMay1967

      EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

      +1,372 /49
      Its already a two-tier competition. Why not just formalise it?
      The only trouble is that pesky Manly club. 1st tier football standard, 2nd tier Home ground, TV ratings.
    • Mark from Brisbane

      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

      +19,665 /383
      The NRL need to be very careful about this, plenty of people were sick of it being either the Storm or Manly, so they are soon going to get sick of those four.

      They risk it becoming just like the UK Super League, pretty much it's the top 4 with the rest just making up the numbers .

      May as well play the top 8 as tier 1, the bottom 8 as tier 2. Two Grand Finals on the same day , and the club which finished 8th in the top goes back to the 2nd tier, and the GF winner from tier 2 gets into tier 1 the next year .

      Mind you that would suck as well but that's what we almost have now.
    • Chip and Chase

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

      +8,600 /80
      Our problem is that we only have 2nd tier political and NRL contacts. We aren't on the A-list when it comes to having string pullers on speed dial.
    • Eagles2nv

      Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +2,103 /49
      I wont be surprised if the burgess boys all end up playing english rugby.

      Especially if Sam does well.
    • dowdz

      dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,081 /12
      Their young players making the Kangaroos team won't help their cause. Some of these guys will probably play origin too.
    • Snake

      Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

      +5,082 /244
      If it's going to be a genuine salary cap, then the third party deal situation needs to be sorted out pronto. When was the last time Canberra featured in a preliminary final?!

      I have a feeling the salary cap was as much about preventing clubs from going broke, as it was about evening the spread of talent. Now that the NRL are making big money off TV rights, they don't give a stuff who takes out the title; if it's Souths for the next ten years, they'd probably be ecstatic.

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