Manly and Offloaded Players

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  1. Canteen Worker

    By:Canteen WorkerApr 13, 2006
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    Since the end of last season Manly have offloaded several big signings (though they were under contract:

    Sam Harris left despite being contracted - to the Tigers.
    Ashley Alberts was released.
    Kane Cleal left despite being contracted - to Souths
    Daniel Heckenberg left despite being contracted - to England
    Mitch Creary left for business reasons - though he has returned due to shortage of backs.

    To my knowledge we have not made any big-name signings to replace any players.

    This begs the question: Were we under salary cap pressure or are we off-loading non-wanted talent in order to save up for some big time future savings??

    We can only speculate - though obviously Bell and Orford are big name signings.

    Any clues???
     
  2. danno

    By:dannoApr 13, 2006
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    You didn't mention any big signings.

    As to:

    "This begs the question: Were we under salary cap pressure or are we off-loading non-wanted talent in order to save up for some big time future savings??"

    My guess is both.
     
  3. gomanly

    By:gomanlyApr 14, 2006
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    do you remember when they released a few of those players last year, everyone was saynig they must be freeing up cash for orford etc, see a pattern this year?
     
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    By:willstylesApr 14, 2006
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    We're struggling to keep them under the cap with Orford's oddly structured deal?
     
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