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Spending to the Cap in Toyota Cup

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Some may have missed this but after the Grand Final at Brookvale Live, Scott Penn announced that in 2012 Manly would be spending to the cap in Toyota Cup.

    I wonder if this was a point of difference between the board and the coaching staff? Our 20s results this year were awful, after some good seasons in the years prior.

    Implications of this are that we have not been spending near other clubs at this level and my guess is that we don't get near the cap at NSW Cup level either.
  2. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +5,118 /51
    Well in that situation, who is right? The board for looking further into the future or the coaching staff? I'll go with the board.
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,617 /203
    Can only spend to the cap when you can afford it.

    Perry seems to have made inroads there but now looks like he might be booted by the new board for getting rid of Zorbas role.

    Cant win
  4. Chip and Chase

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

    +8,579 /80
    This was something that peeved Dessie from memory, lack of funds for the NYC and NSW Cup sides.
  5. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    I hope they keep him (Perry) short term pain, long term gain.
  6. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,795 /186
    Buit why couldn't he keep Des and still have long term gain?
  7. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +345 /5
    Do you think if the board was cohesive that funding would have flowed better and put the club in a better financial situation.
  8. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

    +976 /0
    Lets not forget part of the reason why we performed so poorly in the Toyota Cup is we played a lot of players who were eligible in higher grades. IMO if you set out to win the lower grades your doing yourself a disservice. The no 1 priority of the lower grades should be development. The goal of each Toyota Cup year should be to get maybe 2 players out of that squad being a regular firstgrader. If your coaching struture allows you to do that, than mission accomplished as far as I'm concerned.

    I would swap a Toyota Cup and NSW Cup premiership for 2 points in First grade.
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,617 /203
    Because Zorba would have to continue to be media manager - so no long term gain.[hr]
    In comparing 2008 with this year then no.

    Some might argue that in 08 we also had board disharmony but behind closed doors mostly. In that case we will never get harmony until all the egos are on the same team. That team will then have too much power for my liking.
  10. Jethro

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

    +2,307 /13
    The forced killing the Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles connection and the introduction of the NSW Cup team may have had the effect on funding to the other grades in my opinion.
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,870 /65
    Have mentioned it a few times on here before but may as well again. Lowe was asked on a TV show over here what the story was with our lower grades, and the answer was that the club has decided that the Top 25 and retention of that group was more important that the 20s so we put our money in that direction

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