REPORTS: Manly prop considering exit

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Re: REPORTS: Manly prop considering exit

Post by Glennb » Mon 03 Sep, 2018 9:53 am

OutbackJack wrote:
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 7:57 pm

A short history lesson.
Easts had a couple of seasons in the 1960s (???) where they just bought players so that other teams could not get them. Then they would just play them in reserve grade. I ***think ** d*** Thornett (League and Union international) was one of them, who they bought from Parramatta. Not long after that was when the League introduced the Salary Cap. This is many years ago and the old brain cells are a little dim and while the detail may be vague, the circumstances are pretty spot on. Seems not much has changed :)
Thats a pretty cool story. Totally wrong, but cool.

The salary cap was brought in in 1991 and was brought in because Canberra had sent themselves broke. The salary cap was NEVER designed to level the playing field, it was simply to stop clubs sending themselves broke trying to win the comp. The salary cap was brought in with an external draft and that was what was supposed to keep the playing talent equal, not the salary cap.


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Post by cqtiger » Tue 04 Sep, 2018 1:13 pm

Glennb wrote:
Mon 03 Sep, 2018 9:53 am
OutbackJack wrote:
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 7:57 pm

A short history lesson.
Easts had a couple of seasons in the 1960s (???) where they just bought players so that other teams could not get them. Then they would just play them in reserve grade. I ***think ** d*** Thornett (League and Union international) was one of them, who they bought from Parramatta. Not long after that was when the League introduced the Salary Cap. This is many years ago and the old brain cells are a little dim and while the detail may be vague, the circumstances are pretty spot on. Seems not much has changed :)
Thats a pretty cool story. Totally wrong, but cool.

The salary cap was brought in in 1991 and was brought in because Canberra had sent themselves broke. The salary cap was NEVER designed to level the playing field, it was simply to stop clubs sending themselves broke trying to win the comp. The salary cap was brought in with an external draft and that was what was supposed to keep the playing talent equal, not the salary cap.
Late ‘60s was about the transfer system. Dennis Tutty challenged it in court and won. Prior to that clubs put a huge transfer price on players in order to keep them.
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Post by clontarfkid » Tue 04 Sep, 2018 2:12 pm

Cronks around for another year.
Theyd also have a lot of contract upgrades to manageNot even they cld convincingly "sell:Tapau ..surely?

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Post by goldcoast tiger » Tue 04 Sep, 2018 3:46 pm

Glennb wrote:
Mon 03 Sep, 2018 9:53 am
OutbackJack wrote:
Sat 01 Sep, 2018 7:57 pm

A short history lesson.
Easts had a couple of seasons in the 1960s (???) where they just bought players so that other teams could not get them. Then they would just play them in reserve grade. I ***think ** d*** Thornett (League and Union international) was one of them, who they bought from Parramatta. Not long after that was when the League introduced the Salary Cap. This is many years ago and the old brain cells are a little dim and while the detail may be vague, the circumstances are pretty spot on. Seems not much has changed :)
Thats a pretty cool story. Totally wrong, but cool.

The salary cap was brought in in 1991 and was brought in because Canberra had sent themselves broke. The salary cap was NEVER designed to level the playing field, it was simply to stop clubs sending themselves broke trying to win the comp. The salary cap was brought in with an external draft and that was what was supposed to keep the playing talent equal, not the salary cap.
d*** Thornett wasn’t playing football in the Nineties , he played in the 63-64 tests against Great Britain in England,
I was lucky enough to be given his jumper from the third test about10 years later,
He was never even near a salary cap.

There was a sort of Cap at one time(probably late 60s, to early 70s )when players were restricted to a &2,000
Sign on, and $200 per game,

It didn’t last long because of no one taking notice of it

Sound familiar?

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Post by PrattenParkMagpie » Tue 04 Sep, 2018 5:03 pm

Rorters were a train wreck during the mid 60's, they managed just 8 wins and 1 draw from 72 games between 1963 and 66 and collected 3 wooden spoons, lost 16 in a row between 1964 and 1965 then lost 25 in a row between late 65 and early 67, finished 1966 with a duck egg of wins and 15 points behind second last, they appointed Jack Gibson to his first coaching gig in 67 and he turned the club around.
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