Mark from Brisbane
“ Boomer still Booming”
Yep , it’s not all about what you can earn in the short period you’re a player.It's no shock, come player for a billionaire, he'll look after you, nudge nudge wink wink. No crooked 3rd party deals, just a clear understanding, a gentlemans agreement, this club will give you all the right introductions when your career is coming to a close, if you do your best for us.
Same deal that Laundry guy is offering Dog recruits, he was quite up front about in the press when he signed on as sponsor, "I'll look after them after their footy career".
It's a gaping loophole, not sure it can be closed. Maybe we need a richer, better connected owner.
“ Sign with us , you’ll get good dollars , top class financial management, options to buy real estate at wholesale prices , a car from one of our sponsors, every year , then at the end of your career we’ll guarantee you a terrific job earning the best money in your chosen field , and introductions to the corporate world , we’ll also educate your children at Sydney’s finest schools , we are a lifetime destination , not just a football club”.
I just made that up but I’d say that’s one of the reasons they get their players , and still fit under the salary cap .