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The Lurker Again - Matai to the Warriors??

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by FlyingHigh, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. FlyingHigh

    FlyingHigh Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just found this from the Lurker. Would be a shame to lose Stevie but if true would be very tempting for him.

    http://www.sportal.com.au/league/nrl-premiership/the-lurker---nrl-rumour-file---monday/1819vzsdq6cq8173dvhfc6703v
     
  2. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Has Matai done a backflip?? I thought he was going to the Sharks.
     
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    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Isn't this the same story as the one priotr to the Hurrell Tapes :huh:

      If Matai can get 2.4 million for 4 years, I would hope that Manly would release him on compassionate grounds.

      For what he has given the Club, they should not stand in the way of him setting his family up for life :angel:
       
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      • mickqld

        mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        We're not letting skivvy go early. He's still a vital cog out there and there isn't a ready made replacement in lower grades either. Hiku could be but this would be a huge culture loss.
         
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        • bones

          bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Totally disagree. He signed a contract, make him fulfill it. If the warriors want to, they can offer him 1.2mil for two years after his current deal expires.
           
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          • ALinda

            ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            I'd be shattered to see him go but can understand the attraction of that motza 4 year deal and being back near his family.

            Having said that though, in reality I can't imagine Stevie playing for 4 years without Donny and his magic words of encouragement or whatever it takes that keep him going!
             
          • bones

            bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            If this is true, how are the Warriors even allowed to make an offer to a contracted player?
             
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            • mickqld

              mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              This is why Manly is consistently at the top of the table while nearly every other club comes and goes. We don't pay over inflated prices for 4 years or more on players unless they are of exceptional quality, pedigree and at the peak of their careers. I have loved seeing Skivvy every moment of his career but we can't & won't pay him 600k a year for the next 4 years. He'll be lucky to last half that amount of time with his injured body. It's rough, it's heartless, it's cold but this is a business and being bottom half of the table isn't acceptable.
               
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              • master blaster

                master blaster Well-Known Member

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                totally agree Bones,thats Illegal isnt it,the NRL is becoming a joke with all the contract backflips and talking to other players when still contracted to clubs
                 
              • Pepi

                Pepi Well-Known Member

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                They would be stupid to do so. Luamape and Hurrell are two of the most exciting centres coming through.
                Fusitua on the wing is a machine too
                 
              • HappilyManly

                HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                There is nothing illegal in recruitment.

                Pretty sure that the NRL has also removed their rule ( it was never a law), that prohibited approaches to Players comming off contract.

                Its naive to expect a person to not renegotiate his current contract :cool:

                If the previously reported offer is correct, Manly would never match it in amount, let alone duration.
                 
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                • Brissie Kid

                  Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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                  Hurrell going to RU in 2015 by the look of this.
                   
                • MissKate

                  MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                  Don't think they have to, for about 2 years anyway
                   
                • eagles2win

                  eagles2win Well-Known Member

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                  Linked to Souths
                   
                • Brissie Kid

                  Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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                  Manly developed Matai when his was not on the radar anywhere. But the media portray Manly are like the Rorters who buy their way to premierships. Today >

                   
                • HappilyManly

                  HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  His and Choc's contract ends next year.

                  There was something in the Manly Daily last week, in response to the Choc comment in SOO Camp, that both of them have large backended deals next year, so will not be going anywhere.
                   
                • eagles2win

                  eagles2win Well-Known Member

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                  Matai was playing Qld Cup prior to joining us.
                   
                • bones

                  bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                  If we're talking about once Matai's current deal expires, then you are right. But by saying Manly are refusing to release Matai, the article suggests the Warriors want him for 2015. Matai is under contract to Manly for 2015. They should not be allowed to approach him regarding the 2015 season is all i'm saying.
                   
                • MadMarcus

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                  This story about the Raiders not being able to attract players has certainly got rid of the last big Raiders story - about how they have a rubbish coach. Has anybody made the connection between the 2?
                   
                • RiverEagle

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                  And what would be the point anyway, unless Skivi has a get-out clause (which I doubt).

                  IF somehow they offered him twice what we have or more, you'd probably let him go home, BUT only if they paid us a transfer fee (for next year I mean).

                  Beyond that - if he stayed with us next season - perhaps a juicy contract to finish at home would be well deserved....2016 on.
                   
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