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News: Todd Carney signs with Roosters

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    <div id="post_message_780640"> THE Roosters will boast the NRL's hottest scrumbase trio next season, with Todd Carney agreeing to join star playmakers Mitchell Pearce and Braith Anasta at Bondi.

    With incumbent NSW halfback Pearce secured until 2013, Carney will arrive at the club as a five-eighth and enable Anasta to shift to lock.

    The Daily Telegraph has learned Carney and Roosters officials reached an agreement several weeks ago for the ex-Raiders ball-player to resume his NRL career with the tricolours.

    Sacked by Canberra last July after a string of alcohol-related incidents, Carney is prevented from playing NRL this season. He accepted a footballing lifeline from far North Queensland two weeks ago, joining local side Atherton Roosters and playing his first game in eight months.

    But it can now be revealed that Carney headed to the tropics with his future beyond 2008 already finalised after negotiating with the Roosters several weeks ago.

    Although no contract has been signed, The Daily Telegraph understands both parties have agreed in principle to a four-year deal that will make Carney a Rooster until 2013.

    The Roosters wanted to monitor Carney's rehabilitation in Atherton during the next month before making an announcement.

    Roosters recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan last night refused to confirm the club had secured Carney's services. "We are going to monitor his behaviour and have a think about it," he said.

    "We are interested in quality players and we'll see how things go.

    "He hasn't signed anything yet."

    Carney's manager David Riolo scoffed at suggestions that a deal had been done.

    "You can write whatever you want - I don't know where you are getting your mail from," Riolo said.

    "He hasn't agreed to any terms."

    But Penrith - one of several clubs in the race for Carney's signature - last night confirmed they were now looking elsewhere on account of the Roosters winning out.

    "We were in there with the best of them," Panthers general manager Mick Leary said.

    "As far as I knew we'd matched the dollars other clubs had put up but I haven't spoken to his manager David Riolo for about a month. We were keen to obtain a new halfback but I'm sure there will be other opportunities that present themselves."

    Carney, 22, spent most of his time in Canberra as a halfback. Although he will wear the Roosters' No. 6, he could still play first receiver on the opposite side of the ruck to Pearce. Officials also believe he has enough utility value to fill in at fullback.

    Carney's signing will place pressure on the Roosters to retain Anthony Minichiello and Setaimata Sa, who are off contract after this season.</div><p> __________________</p><p><a href="http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegrap...06066,00.html#" target="_blank">http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegrap...06066,00.html#</a> </p>

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  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 /7
    DSM5 will be shattered.

    No doubt he has gone to the right place. The graveyard of NRL careers.
  3. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    atleast he can keep his habits up :p

    Roosters, the team talent forgot.
  4. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,989 /53
    I always thought the Todd Carney headlines were quite funny. I'm not saying I approve of this guy's behaviour but as for having a laugh, his off-field indescretions have been a little more entertaining than most others.
    We certainly don't need him at Manly though. The Roosters can have him.
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    I am disappointed, although 'shattered' is going a bit far.  He is a talented player and given our lot around the scrum base at the moment he would have been a good addition in 2010.  I find it strange he'd go to where the booze flows freely at the insistence of the coach and as 'Manly Backer' correctly states, is the graveyard of NRL careers. 
  6. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,340 /60
    Freddie'll take him to the local for a bonding session and it'll all be sweet.
  7. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

    +10 /0
    The NRL's hottest scrumbase trio?????????? ::)
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,060 /183
    The roosters arnt known for drinking - its the other stuff that they are rumoured to be into that makes htis interesting
  9. kingyfan

    kingyfan Member

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    He will be able to take turns with Jake Friend in driving home after bonding sessions.  If Jake doesn't want to drive any more then Carney wil just trample all over his car and piss on him.

    I met a guy recently in canberra who knows Carney and his family.  lets just say that carney is just like the rest of his family. 
  10. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,281 /74
    Does this mean Ox might be with us again next season
  11. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 /7
    Roosters are now denying everything. Reminds me of the complete 'cock-up' they did with the Bennett attempted signing. But read between the lines - they want him but some fool opened their mouths, again.

    "Sydney Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce denies that his club has secured a four-year deal with former Canberra half-back Todd Carney.

    Carney was sacked by the Raiders last year and deregistered by the NRL after a series of alcohol related incidents. He is currently playing local football in Northern Queensland for the Atherton Roosters and was recently banned from his home town of Goulbourn for 12 months after damaging property.

    Reports this morning have suggested Carney has all but sealed a deal with the Roosters for next year and the Bondi-based club is keeping tabs on the number seven during his stint in Atherton.

    Noyce says that reports of a deal are inaccurate. "I think as Peter O'Sullivan said today, Peter looks after all of our recruitment issues, we haven't signed Todd Carney," he said.

    "He's put his hand up a couple of weeks ago and was honest and said that he was looking at him and he may be a consideration down the track. "But that's a long way down the track. Again I reiterate what Peter said. We haven't signed him, his manager said we haven't signed him so we haven't signed him."

    Roosters coach Brad Fittler also said no deal had been reached but would be happy to have Carney at his disposal. "I think Todd Carney's a talent, there's no doubt," he said. "He has issues like most of us. So if he can get through them, he's a good player. It'd be a shame to lose a talent like that."
  12. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    at least pissing on people might not cause a rUckus in the nightspots the roosters go to.  Actually its probably the norm for most of those places. 
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,806 /35
    He will probably be locked up by next season anyway
  14. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +214 /5
    You are kidding Fluffy. Sure about the other stuff but talk to anyone in the Eastern Suburbs about players found in various watering holes and the Roosters have a lot more form than Rabbits, Rah Rahs or even the Swannies.

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