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Manly in battle to keep Glenn Stewart

Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Feb 6, 2014.

By Jethro on Feb 6, 2014 at 10:21 PM
  1. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    MANLY have a battle on their hands to retain superstar back-rower Glenn Stewart as the club moves to review its salary cap position in coming weeks.

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Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Feb 6, 2014.

    1. Jethro

      Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      MANLY have a battle on their hands to retain superstar back-rower Glenn Stewart as the club moves to review its salary cap position in coming weeks.

      An integral part of Manly's success d[​IMG]uring the past decade, along with his brother Brett, Stewart is off contract at season's end and has been linked to a big-money move to Canberra.

      Sea Eagles general manager David Perry will lead a review of the club's playing roster in the lead-up to the 2014 season, but Manly appear increasingly resigned to losing Stewart.

      "At this stage, we need to review all of our options," Perry told AAP. "We would love to keep every player at the club. Clearly, the Stewart brothers have been an integral part of our success and we would love to keep them here for the rest of their careers.

      "But we have a cap we have to manage and we are going to review that in the next few weeks and determine an outcome and be as transparent as we can when that happens.

      "It would be ideal to have both of them to finish up at Manly, but unfortunately with salary cap pressure and the reality of maintaining and managing that appropriately, you need to review all of that."

      Brett, 28, and Glenn, 30, are entering their 11th seasons at Brookvale and could conceivably fall under long-term dispensation in the salary cap.

      NRL head of football Todd Greenberg has flagged a comprehensive review of the salary cap and long-time auditor Ian Schubert has stepped down in a sign there will be sweeping change.

      Sydney Roosters skipper Anthony Minichiello has been vocal in his support of greater allowances for one-club players.

      But whether any of that will keep Glenn Stewart at Brookvale remains to be seen.

      "We just wanted to get through the off-season and review our salary cap position and our recruitment strategy, which we are doing in the next couple of weeks," Perry said.

      "In that, no doubt we will discuss all players and who is on and off contract.

      "We will resolve that in due course."

      James MacSmith

    2. Killer03

      Killer03 Well-Known Member

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      This is just one of those awful moments when you realize you could lose a club legend. I love Gift, and I predict this will be the year he returns to 2011 form when he was easily the best forward in the comp, and nearly won the Dally M.

      I'd hate to be in charge of recruitment, having to make a decision like this would be brutal......not to mention you have his little brother at the club and they seem as tight as two brothers can be.
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      • StuBoot

        StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Tell us something we don't know.
        This could be titled "Manly in battle to keep Brett Stewart/DCE/Foran/Jamie Lyon/Matai etc etc".
        Really, it's the nature of a salary cap and succession planning.
      • globaleagle

        globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        The club should get all the players together.....tell them how much money there is...then leave the players to sort out how much each one should get.

        See how that goes!!
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        • HappilyManly

          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Its the NRL dragging their feet on 'one Club/10 Year' Player review :mad:

          Instead of the marketer's E=MC2 formula, they will realize too late, that Fans build the emotional bonds to long term Players that keep the attendances rolling on. The mid season chopping and changing of Clubs really disenfranchised a lot of Fans last year, as it will do this year.

          Hope that Burgess does go to Union (and takes SBW out this year to ease his workload in Union :p), that should kick start the NRL into ensuring that those who want to stay, can do so at a Club that has embraced them :cool:

          GE, the sharing the pot idea is already happening at Manly with many taking less to stay together. However, the nominal value on Players is set by the NRL, so Players agreeing to stay, can not do so for less than this arbitrary figure :dodgy:
        • sheridanstand78

          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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          The NRL in its review of the salary cap needs to fast track an exemption for players who have stayed at one club for over 10 years.

          We should not be forced to let Gifty go or as has we had to do with Kitey.

          Clubs should not be penalised for players who are loyal to a club!
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          • Shoe1

            Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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            Imagine playing under Ricky :0( career suicide
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            • Brissie Kid

              Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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            • Darren

              Darren Well-Known Member

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              Terrible problem as Glenn is a legend. What a shame we can't look after 10 year veterans as these guys make up the club.
            • ManlyArmy

              ManlyArmy Well-Known Member

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              Maybe an incentive where players who play 10 or more years at one club get 10% added to their salary by the NRL since they are loaded.
            • MissKate

              MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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              Yes funny how the nrl is dragging its feet on the 10 year exemption, this will heavily favour some teams but not help many others, no surprises that we would benefit hence the delay. In saying that I would have thought that politis would have made them push it through for mini at the rorters

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