The Incomparable Immortal Bob Fulton
Extending your 33 year old highest paid player after a couple of good games at the start of the season, nearly 2 whole years out from when they are off contract, until 2025 when they will be 36 years old is something I'd laugh at any club at. Particularly with a high number of talented young players and good Manly clubmen coming off contract in that time. Expect to lose a few!

The kind of move I'd expect from the Tigers or Warriors, but certainly not Manly
You are totally out of line here Jakey and you are sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes to think about what you have posted

The 33 year old captain and half back has led the Young Maroon team to victory over NSW and has out played the 24 year old Cleary

DCE tackles 23 Cleary 20
DCE run metres 83 Cleary 49
DCE tackle busts 3 Cleary 2
DCE tries 1 Cleary Zero
DCE line breaks 1 Cleary Zero
Cleary and NSW losers DCE Hero

The moral of the story
Age shall not weary champion players as Cleary and the NSW losers found out
 
The Incomparable Immortal Bob Fulton
Time for a positive song to get our day to a great start

Join me feathered friends

All together now !!!

We'll be singing
When we're winning
We'll be singing
When were winning

DCE gets knocked down
But he will get up again
You're never going to keep him down
DCE gets knocked down
But he will get up again
You're never going to keep him down
DCE gets knocked down
But he will get up again
You're never going to keep him down
 
Sea Eagle Lach
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Extending your 33 year old highest paid player after a couple of good games at the start of the season, nearly 2 whole years out from when they are off contract, until 2025 when they will be 36 years old is something I'd laugh at any club at. Particularly with a high number of talented young players and good Manly clubmen coming off contract in that time. Expect to lose a few!

The kind of move I'd expect from the Tigers or Warriors, but certainly not Manly
If only we'd waited, looks like Luke Brooks might soon be available and he's only 1 million, probably less after getting dropped.
 
The Incomparable Immortal Bob Fulton
If only we'd waited, looks like Luke Brooks might soon be available and he's only 1 million, probably less after getting dropped.
Most probably less for Brooks for sure
He would be a bargain buy because he has done fck all
 
Bencher
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Apparently his two year extension will see him take a significant salary cut. He’s on the same (or slightly higher, perhaps dependent on the structuring of the contract) money next year.

The good news is there is another salary cap increase on the way to north of $10m per year. So in relative terms, his salary will reduce further as a proportion of the total cap.

If the cap goes up next year DCE will probably get an increase in line/indexed with the cap increase as suggested by @Chip and Chase at the bottom of his post from 2018 below...

We don't get the Snake and Skivvi money magically back in our salary cap. They were contracted for 2017 and we had to pay them. They were never contracted for this year so they were never factored into the salary cap for this year, so it's not like that $$$$$$ just becomes available to spend because their contracts expired. The only possible way we could have got value from them is if the NRL had allowed us to medically retire them thus taking their value off of last years salary cap - allowing us to front load some of this years contracts and free up cap space for 2018.

As for Mr Plod - we are still paying the last year of his contract - so there is no free money there.

Yes the cap has gone up, but so have player wages. Also you will find that players like DCE have ratchet clauses in their contracts that tie their salary into the cap as a %age. As the cap increases so does their wage.
 

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