Maybe your right, I’m just having trouble with how our clubs going about things, I feel almost certain we could be doing a better job at managing our cap and building a competitive roster, we are so out of balance it’s crazy.Trouble is Rafferty, there ain't no jnr bargain pick ups from these Clubs. Broncs an Penrith get them for half of the price on what we would pay.
DCE clearly in front there, and taking a paycut.
Jake hasn't busted the line for ever, gets in the way when attacking. Sure he can tackle, but so can Froggy on $300k.
It is, and wont be settled until our big three and probably more now, leave or retire.Maybe your right, I’m just having trouble with how our clubs going about things, I feel almost certain we could be doing a better job at managing our cap and building a competitive roster, we are so out of balance it’s crazy.
article in the tele this morning lists all the teams starting packs and their individual and collective contract values ... I think it is based on this weeks teams .... very interesting if some kind soul can post the full list .. but here is the basics
Sea Eagles $3.21m
Obviously this mount would vary according to starting side and if bench were included ... but interesting all the same .
J Brailey $600k
B Brailey $550k
J M King $450k
B Smith $800k
That's all on our club isn't it. North Sydney, Central Coast, Even the local Manly area. Club seems to have pissed them all off. Add to that most of the Blacktown jr's we had have been released. It's near impossible to work out what Jr base we are developing.Also helps if you have a big jnr base to draw from, who's jnrs are all dying to play for and supported since they were kids. Same thing with Penrith also.
Correct , you need a big 3, all the good teams have them and sometimes more.Trouble is you'll always have a big 3, every team does! We just need the right 3
For the oldies like me that headline reminds of “what’s a packet of sigsworth”
Thread title reminds me of Phil Sigsworth
I was wondering if anyone would connect it
I initially thought it was about Phil as well
What is he doing these days I wonder ?
The great Whats a pack of Sigsworth.
Correct , you need a big 3, all the good teams have them and sometimes more.
The problem with our big 3 is that DCE can’t do it all by himself , so he needs another “ big” player to share the load.
And our superstar fullback spends more time sitting on the planks than running on the field, you just know it’ll happen again next year and every time he runs out we’ll be waiting for it to happen.
And Jake ( as good as he is ) soaks up a very big chunk of salary cap as a forward , and yeah I know some get the big $$$ as forwards, but I’m not sure we get $950k worth of value from the tackling machine he is.
Now , each comment doesn’t take away from their obvious passion and importance to the team, that’s a given.
But , let’s compare to say what Penrith gets from their big 4 ( I think they have 4 on big $$$)
Edwards , not lauded as the best fullback in the game but boy he’s a ripper.
Laui, can’t stand him but his partnership with Cleary is elite.
Cleary, has had some injuries but is one the elite players in our game.
And Yeo, provably on a lot less than our Jake and offers much more than a tackle machine.
We all know the DCE story so no point repeating.Jake's on more $$ currently than Payne Haas, that says it all!