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News: Thurston in crisis talks with Gallop

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p>Kangaroos halfback Johnathan Thurston will meet NRL chief executive David Gallop for talks on Monday aimed at keeping one of the code's biggest stars in the game.</p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4476-thurston-in-crisis-talks-with-gallop.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    It is always "the sqeaky grub that gets the oil".
    Quiet superstar achievers that only make our game look good like Beaver get sent packing O/S with no acknowledgement from the NRL.
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,394 /402
    See ya Johnathan. No loss. It's time the Cowboys got back its clean skin reputation anyway.
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    take a $450K offer and be happy with that, greedy ****
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Gallop comes running when a 'superstar' thinks of leaving.  What about all those slightly over 21ers who were dumped for the junior comp?  Bring back reserve grade and have the kids run on at 11am.
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,610 /80
    Thurston is a good player, but not worthy of NRL marquee status IMO. His grubby image (whether justified or not) to me makes him expendable. If he wants to go then let him. He is replacable at SOO and Kangaroo level without a problem, with guys like Prince and Cronk waiting in the wings.
  7. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    The inconsistency in this is frightful. Why not do the same for Gasnier or some of the other players who have left. Sure he is a good player but as said above there are many other great players just as deserving of attention. Also there are many other good halves waiting in the wings.
  8. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    +1,109 /54
    They did do this with Gasnier.
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Two words for Gallop when he talks to Thurston - Coffs harbour.

    Go play yawnion or gayfl grub.  
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    This is a weird thing.  Why is Gallop so interested in inflating the price clubs pay for such 'superstars?  He runs miles to avoid our No.1, ignores Menzies, yet is all over grubs like Thurston and Inglis?  He does nothing for the journeyman player,  who are the backbone of clubs, throwing them out like dishwater to promote a comp that raises the ego of kids, and not to much else.  With his rush to embrace the elites, paying them extras to stay, Gallop has sown seeds of future problems for our game.         
  11. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

    +186 /0
    Unless the plan is to up the salary band of rep players as a class, so they become more like the super 14/national rugby players, it looks alot like a legalised salary cap breach or at the least favouratism to one club.
  12. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    He will get it but he is not worth - Bulldogs will get him. Man I hate him....
  13. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    Could be copyalater Johnathan.

    NRL chief executive David Gallop says he will not make any exemptions for Johnathan Thurston, despite the North Queensland star reportedly considering offers to leave the game.

    Gallop, who met with Thurston, his agent Sam Ayoub and Cowboys chief executive Peter Parr in Sydney on Monday, says the Queensland and Kangaroos representative is facing some "big decisions" over his future.

    "We would love him to stay in the NRL, however we're not in a position to bend the salary cap rules for any player," Gallop said.

    "We spoke about the opportunity to use his profile to promote rugby league particularly with his Indigenous background.

    "While the game will definitely have increased revenue in the next few years, we need to balance the way that money is spent but clearly the elite players will share in that."

    Thurston has been linked to a lucrative switch to rugby union both in Australia and overseas when his contract with the Cowboys ends at the end of the 2010 season.

    But Gallop said he was hopeful of keeping Thurston in rugby league and reminded the half-back there were plenty of opportunities within the game for the 26-year-old.

    "We're hopeful that he will [stay in rugby league] but obviously he's got to consider not only his financial position, but also his life after football," he said.

    "I certainly think that with his profile, particularly in Queensland and his success at Origin level, there'd be plenty of opportunities for him to stay involved in the game and benefit from the networks rugby league has in Queensland."

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