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News: Manly waiting for Steve Matai to sign on

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>MANLY centre Steve Matai is yet to officially sign a contract with the Sea Eagles.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/5178-manly-waiting-for-steve-matai-to-sign-on.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Moondog

    Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought this was a done deal! Why do we seem to be so broke.
     
  3. Guest

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    he will sign now definately ..
    he can smell another premiership  ..;)
     
  4. Moondog

    Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Smells good to me!
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  6. Snoz

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    my take on foran & matao not signing yet is that the club were looking for a prop to replace perry.

    and therefore would alter forans & matai's year to year contract accordingly to fit in a front rower.

    now that they couldn't find a front rower the club will pay matai & foran a bit extra in 2011 and less in the following years.
     
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    id hate to miss out on matao.

    Mateo and matai would make good signings as well
     
  8. cheech

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  9. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    hmmm, no 3 year Matai,  ;)  interesting news!!
     
  10. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Did I read this correctly - "the Sea Eagles are still crunching their numbers"? - 2 months or so after Matai agreed to stay. This shouldn't take that long.

    Come on Lowe what's taking you so long to use a calculator?  So all this time we thought you couldn't find a pen that worked.  Maybe it's a new calculator that you need or else someone to show you how to use it  ;)

    And I guess this is why Foran hasn't signed yet too.
     
  11. patorick2010

    patorick2010 Active Member

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    Lowe is the best CEO in the NRL...

    ask MAX delmege...
     
  12. WAMF

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    Ok, this might be seen as a dumb question but how can you make an offer for anything without knowing your budget?
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    perhaps Matai asked for X and the club said will you agree to it, pending an accounting review/we find the money
     
  14. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    The salary cap & its compliances are well beyond many on here.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    hehe like a housing contract. Put in a sunset and finance clause, subject to building and pest
     
  16. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Let me say I love watching Matai as an attacking and defensive force. He was clearly best on ground last game before being sent off.

    Matai was made an offer, did not sign and subsequently had an apparent brain snap getting sent off for a lengthy suspension once again.

    There is a question whether his value is now more problematic - a la Hopoate, Les Boyd, etc - given the officials having a huge "X" on his forehead, not to mention all the carry-over points and his apparent past inability to avoid these incidents.  Can this be changed, and can he remain injury free?

    If I were him, I would have grabbed that pen with both hands when sent off.
     
  17. abnc

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    There's something i didn't think of. If you have a bit of room in the cap, instead of back-end the contract, forward end it. That way in the next few years will will start to get more and more money in the cap to use to buy players. Quite a good idea, and i like it if that's what they are planning.
     
  18. The Eagle

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    I really hope we sign atleast Foran soon,we NEED him
     
  19. simon_eagle

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    True. Altough at times this season I thought that hodkinson was the better footballer, not least the better kicker of the two.
     
  20. quinny

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    Matai....hmmmm I say let him go!

    He has become a liability
     

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