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Million dollar baby

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by c eagle, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    Is DCE and his manager wanting the million dollar figure forcing Glenn out of our club, sure he's good but remember no one wanted him, we gave him a shot and with in a matter of years he's asking absolute max dollars, surely he could take a slightly less deal and try to keep Glenn , thurston has waited his whole career to get the million dollar figure..... Don't get me wrong DCE is good, but I think this has come a little soon and could possibly cause some unrest..... I get the feeling foz/ choc isn't really happy about the situation. Just my opinion, cheers, time for fish and chips at brookie
     
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    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      And you know DCE is looking for a million $ because ???

      Bottom line is that DCE is more likely to win us a premiership in the next 3 years than Gifty is. Why should he be made the scapegoat for this situation ? There are plenty of others.that could take cuts as well. No one in their right mind would keep Glenn over Daly if that was what it boiled down to.
       
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      • wedgetail eagle

        wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member

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        I remember when there was talk of
        Steve Matai going to Cronulla or wherever, Watmough did, or was prepared to take a pay cut to keep him at Manly.
         
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        • sheridanstand78

          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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          Lets face it, the club is snookered by the cap over retaining Gifty.

          It is unfair to have a go at DCE. He has to be retained because quality half backs do not come around often.

          The club needs to look Gifty in the eye and tell him the truth. This impasse is so unhealthy and has dented the good start to the season the team has made.

          Losing Gifty would be really hard to cop but we have to move on from this.
           
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          • HappilyManly

            HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            The paycut that Matai took was -10%. Choc never quantified his. In fact it wasn' technically a paycut, Matai just chose to accept a lesser increase from Manly.

            DCE is currently on 500k, so for him to reject the rumoured 1 million, would be asking him to take a 50% paycut - ridiculous :dodgy:

            Painting this as a contest between Players is not valid. The reality is that its a business decision and all the parties know the Salary Cap limitations :cool:

            Gifty wants to stay on his home turf, so its his decision not to consider more lucrative offers to move until the deadline his Manager gave Manly.

            Lets hope that now its passed, he actively pursues a lucrative contract for his client :cool:

            Watching Kitey last night totally vindicated Manly's decision to sign young up and commers.
             
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            • BOZO

              BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              Gifty is a legend and deserves his million from a club that is in a position to pay him .
               
            • globaleagle

              globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              Names in a hat.

              problem solved.
               
            • BOZO

              BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              Why dont we all take a pay cut from work and pitch in for Gifty ? :)
               
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              • EagleFromMay1967

                EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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                I'll tell you who snookered us, . . . . effing Des Hasler that's who :mad: - With his back ended nonsense.
                 
              • IQofalimabean

                IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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                Manly can afford Glenn Stewart and start looking for a new halfback. DCE will probably be too expensive given the amount of money other clubs will be throwing his way.
                 
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                • SeaEagleRock8

                  SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  Exactly, if it wasn't for that we would have lost the Stewarts Lyon Matai and others ages ago, so we wouldn't have this stupid long-term loyalty issue ( ... or that extra premiership)
                   
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                  • c eagle

                    c eagle Well-Known Member

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                    I would be absolutely pissed if we had to let Glenn go and DCE took off .........
                     
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                    • Dee Why Eagle

                      Dee Why Eagle Well-Known Member

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                      but maybe that's what got us the premiership?
                      just sayin.
                       
                    • MadMarcus

                      MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                      Always trying to pimp out your hat...
                       
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                      • Mark from Brisbane

                        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                        One Million for Peta
                        Two Million for Gifty
                        Three Million for Fozzie
                        Four Million for DCE
                        Five Million for Burgess
                        Six Million for SBW

                        You have to wonder when it stops, these players will begin to price themselves out of the market and the game ( such as the last two).

                        When will it stop , maybe the first Ten Million dollar deal???
                         
                      • Clint

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                        Fair call ceagle
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                        haha - lol
                         
                      • Fluffy

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                        you are a little wrong with Thurston I think - He has been taking up a huge chunk of their cap for year up north with no premierships to show for it.

                        Who do you think they have never won it?
                         
                      • Technical Coach

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                        Thurston has been over-rated since day one and still is, i must admit though the biggest improvements in his game have come in the last 2 years.

                        I've always stated Thurston will never win a GF as the main man his skillset is limited and he lacks composure. Thurston has a great will to win and plays with a lot of heart but most elements in his game are not top notch.

                        His passing is average, his kicking is average, has a decent show and go and that's about it, backs up well also.

                        Sometimes players that appear on the surface to have less about them offer a more rounded skillset--even just a better passing game offers a club more options to build a composed attacking structure around. That is why years ago i stated i would take Pearce over Thurston it is all about building good structures that hold up for a long season.

                        The above does not mean i rate Pearce above Thurston on a one on one comparison, it is just i could coach a more rounded structure with more passing options and better kicking options with Pearce---Thurston does not offer much to build around other than what he offers himself.
                         
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                        • Masked Eagle

                          Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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                          Did Choc really take a paycut or did he just agree to change his contract to have some money moved around because it appears he is on one heavily backended deal next season?
                           
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                          • Ryan

                            Ryan Well-Known Member

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                            One thing that pisses me off, is every player coming off contract at Manly threatens through their manager. How many times has DCE publicly been linked through his manager to The Bronco's, and wanted upgraded contracts mid term?

                            They kind of hold the club over a barrel.

                            Now it's, "we'll all defect if Glenn Stewart isn't signed".

                            I mean, come on.
                             
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