I reckon the kid would be as frustrated as we are, there's no doubt he wants to play.Does everyone know that since debut to the end of this season Tom will have played 59% of possible regular season games? If he's injured again next year it will sit closer to 50%. He's almost been paid as much to sit on the sidelines as he has to play.
Not only that, there is NO way tthe salary cap auditor would allow a mid contract downgradeEven if the turbos wanted or agreed to a mid contract downgrade there is no way their managers would allow it as their commission is tied up to the contract value. There’s too many parties involved nowadays.
‘…optimum ground contact time…’Hopefully Tommy might work on his agility and movement patterns whist injured… since the guru Knowles finished with our fullback, he hasn’t had the same explosive power and shows in his underwhelming performances.
The pec injury could yet be a blessing in disguise… and allow a return to his running confidence (without Knowles’ game-sense training to mess up his gait) If Tom could address optimum ground contact time and acceleration, we may see a return to trbo ’21. Actually miss trbo doing his thing…
Disappointing paying the equivalent of 2.6 mil a season or 1.3 for a half season to a bench watcher.Disappointing thread. These boys are the heart and soul of this bleak Manly era. It's like throwing out the baby with the bathwater. I agree their next contracts will need be commercially sensible but getting rid of the diamonds amongst the rocks is not logical.
There is no way that we can all of a sudden reduce Schuster's contract for any future season just because someone at Manly was stupid enough to sign him for 800k a season and he hasn't lived up to it.Thought that there may have been some provision in the Big three 's contracts to include some ratcheting up provision with the increased cap or proposed but hopefully or is not actually occurring on current indications. nor should it in practical terms .
Still the reports of Manly 's cap being a bit tight now and even with the Shu on a reduced and form based contract going forward or for 3 seasons apparently and Latu 's not inconsiderable contract finishing .
Acquiring a few buys but then still some room to accommodate Lodge on all accounts so a bit there somewhere to still ideally bolster the roster and maybe Weekes and a couple of other Blacktown lads and Parker , and of course Bulemor who should be a must .
Probably very little left after all of these likely and desirable deals are finally completed .
Just in regard to Jake's and Turbo 's situation , with the increased cap and in proportion again or in relation to their current deals , would seem about right even taking into account Turbo :s obvious difficulties .
Any continuing or ongoing similar issues with Turbo , could be a different matter then and even if he was on a less contract value
Think you've summed up what the majority of Manly fans think and hope for. It's just been another season of frustration and what ifs again. Surely, with no more major injuries, 2024 will be a big turning point for Tom and the team going forward..Disappointing thread. These boys are the heart and soul of this bleak Manly era. It's like throwing out the baby with the bathwater. I agree their next contracts will need be commercially sensible but getting rid of the diamonds amongst the rocks is not logical.
Not too sure how the ongoing situation for the Shu has been arranged .There
There is no way that we can all of a sudden reduce Schuster's contract for any future season just because someone at Manly was stupid enough to sign him for 800k a season and he hasn't lived up to it.