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This needs to stop!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Masked Eagle, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

    +976 /0
    The Bulldogs have apparently signed all 3 of the talented Mata’utia brothers from Newcastle ... starting from 2016. So they play all next year with the Knights but have the chance to change their minds before round 13. This is happening more and more often and is just not a good look for the game. I have zero confidence in the administration to be strong enough to put the opinions of the fans ahead of the clubs and player managers to fix it.
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    • wombatgc

      wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +4,511 /73
      Geez I read the title and had flasbacks of my mother storming into my room in my youth !:p:blush:
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +6,440 /192
      It's a deadset joke.
    • Disco

      Disco Well-Known Member

      +1,778 /48
      Simply it should be a transfer window starting on the Monday after the grand final for the following season (as well as a two week period at the end of June for mid season transfers)

      Penalties should be severe and include a loss of competition points for those who tap up players outside of this period as well as not registering the player to said club

      This saves us from the current nonsense, but also keeps NRL in the news in the off season
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      • Frogz

        Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +1,933 /43
        Newcastle being run by the NRL...no conflict of interest in that ...absolute joke...smells of Greenturd yet again.
      • Loobs

        Loobs Scott Fulton’s 5th Cousin Premium Member

        +9,066 /306
        "The system works fine. No need to change it..."

        -- Greenturd
      • Harry

        Harry Active Member

        +87 /0

        Its because Wayne Bennett is not there now and they want to be under a good coach. The Doggies have plenty of $$$$ to throw around

        NRL Infinite (All NRL news,rumours and signings)
        1 hr ·
        Canterbury have pulled off a stunning grand final week coup with three of the game’s rising stars - Newcastle brothers Sione, Chanel and Pat Mata’utia - agreeing to long-term deals with the Bulldogs.
        Read more: http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/bulldogs-steal-matautia-brothers-15152/
      • niccipops

        niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +6,355 /56
        In the final rounds I watched a sports report that states how Newcastle really wanted to hang onto these brothers. The club is battling. Bulldogs swooping is so unfair.
        Trying to get the Islander version of the Burgi. I dislike Greenberg and his dogs more everyday. As long as he's in control the doggies will do what they like.
      • Chip and Chase

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

        +8,599 /80
        The dogs are trying to relive the Mortimer and Hughes brothers era.
      • MWSE

        MWSE Well-Known Member

        +335 /2
        If this is the case if I'm the Knights I tell the brothers not to bother turning up and that they are not welcome all season next year. Continue to pay them, but don't develop them any further to benefit the dogs the year after.
      • The Who

        The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +7,250 /173
        It's wrong. Clubs that have spent money nurturing local juniors should be compensated either by salary cap 'bonuses' or paid by the poachers. Easts are the worst, but the Scumdogs are quickly catching up. Do they have any juniors playing in their top 17?
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        • MadMarcus

          MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +8,378 /74
          To get back at the Bulldogs, they should release them and say they can play for anyone next season apart from the Bulldogs (a la Jamie Lyon when he left Parra).
        • lsz

          lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +4,846 /102
          But how does this benefit the Knights? They are weaker with no real benefit.

          Players should be able to leave when they like with some form of transfer system in place. The only catch being each club should have a transfer cap (in addition to the salary cap) to stop stock piling of talent
        • Garts

          Garts Well-Known Member

          +844 /25
          I have no issue with this. It helps all concerned with planning their rosters. The further in advance clubs know who is either coming or going the better. At least the Knights now know they need to be in the market for some outside backs. Better than missing on other potential players as these guys have not committed etc next year only to announce they are leaving next July.
        • Eagles2nv

          Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +2,103 /49
          Knights CEO said this is not the case.

        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +13,341 /117
          Newcastle Mata'utia brothers not going to Canterbury Bulldogs: Matt Gidley

          Knights CEO Matt Gidley has dismissed reports that Canterbury have signed Newcastle's Mata'utia brothers – Sione, Chanel and Pat – to long-term deals starting in 2016.

          Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/newcastle-matautia-brothers-not-going-to-canterbury-bulldogs-matt-gidley-20140930-10nyz1.html#ixzz3ElcqZLAV

          I dunno...something about not believing everything you read+the kieran forum
        • SeaEagleRock8

          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +10,554 /215
          Not bad.
          @"Masked Eagle" said it needs to stop.
          And it stopped!
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          • niccipops

            niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +6,355 /56
            Good news if they're not going to the dogs. Better for their moral development :)
          • simon64

            simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

            +2,548 /32
            All well and good TW, but the Rooters will rightly point to the fact that their pool of junior talent is miniscule compared to that of, say, Penrith or Newcastle.
          • Masked Eagle

            Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

            +976 /0
            I actually think the whole set up of junior league needs to be redone and taken out of the control of the clubs. Some clubs just have too much too look after to do it properly.

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