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Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 7:07 am
by Snake
In the Telecrap this morning player agents flooded with enquires from panicking clubs to move players on to get under next years CAP. One club is just sitting and waiting knowing these clubs are going to have to pay a major chunk of there salary to move them on..probable not the Tigers but the Times they are a changing !

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 7:51 am
by Tigerdon
I love a "Firesale". We are in our best position in years (cap wise) to picked up some talent. Hopefully we don't just pick up anyone and really target the player market.
Some clubs are really going to be struggling to hold onto there signed players. If the cap is around 9.2 mil of 2018.
This should be a bit of fun for us. Hopefully Watching the blowtorch being applied to the likes of the Bulldogs, Panthers ect.
I noticed Gould trying to distract the media the other day and point the finger at other clubs (like us) made me laugh. He would be sweeting bricks about now. Good try at a smokescreen Gould.

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:01 am
by Tigerdon
Panthers are trying to lock up Nathan Cleary long term. I think he comes off contract at the same time as Brooks. Concidering his Dad had a big say in Brooks contract, No coincidence there.

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:02 am
by Cultured Bogan
Didn't Brooks resign before Cleary was confirmed? Can't remember the chronology exactly but I thought Brooks locked in before Cleary was signed.

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:19 am
by charlii72
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:02 am
Didn't Brooks resign before Cleary was confirmed? Can't remember the chronology exactly but I thought Brooks locked in before Cleary was signed.
Apr 3 - Cleary announced as Head Coach
Apr 18 - Wests Tigers announce that Brooks commits for another 2 years

(Cronk announced he was leaving Melbourne at the end of the year on Apr 4)

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:35 am
by Cultured Bogan
Ah. Thanks Charli.

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:43 am
by supercoach
Be very interesting to see if any real quality becomes available. A quality goal kicker who is also a gun backrower would be my dream

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:47 am
by 2041
supercoach wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:43 am
Be very interesting to see if any real quality becomes available. A quality goal kicker who is also a gun backrower would be my dream
Ethan Lowe, basically.

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:49 am
by supercoach
2041 wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:47 am
supercoach wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:43 am
Be very interesting to see if any real quality becomes available. A quality goal kicker who is also a gun backrower would be my dream
Ethan Lowe, basically.
He was the one I was thinking of

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:55 am
by WestsBenTigers
2041 wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:47 am
supercoach wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:43 am
Be very interesting to see if any real quality becomes available. A quality goal kicker who is also a gun backrower would be my dream
Ethan Lowe, basically.
Taukeiaho can also kick goals, as can Harawira Naera

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:01 am
by Geo.
I think those hanging hopes that quality players will be moved on by Clubs supposedly in Cap trouble and snapped up by Wests Tigers will be disappointed...

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:07 am
by colmcd
charlii72 wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:19 am
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:02 am
Didn't Brooks resign before Cleary was confirmed? Can't remember the chronology exactly but I thought Brooks locked in before Cleary was signed.
Apr 3 - Cleary announced as Head Coach
Apr 18 - Wests Tigers announce that Brooks commits for another 2 years

(Cronk announced he was leaving Melbourne at the end of the year on Apr 4)
Really we couldn't turf Brooks and shouldn't turf Brooks. We still had a shot at signing Teddy and Woodsy. To reject Brooks even when Nathan Cleary is coming up and Cronk is available would be a big gamble to the only "big 4" that showed loyalty.

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:23 am
by Seantice
colmcd wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:07 am
charlii72 wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:19 am
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:02 am
Didn't Brooks resign before Cleary was confirmed? Can't remember the chronology exactly but I thought Brooks locked in before Cleary was signed.
Apr 3 - Cleary announced as Head Coach
Apr 18 - Wests Tigers announce that Brooks commits for another 2 years

(Cronk announced he was leaving Melbourne at the end of the year on Apr 4)
Really we couldn't turf Brooks and shouldn't turf Brooks. We still had a shot at signing Teddy and Woodsy. To reject Brooks even when Nathan Cleary is coming up and Cronk is available would be a big gamble to the only "big 4" that showed loyalty.
Showd loyalty? he had no offers elsewhere. Hes been playing below average football since he debud.. Hes lucky he got a contract at all.

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:30 am
by matchball
Seantice wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:23 am
colmcd wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:07 am
charlii72 wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:19 am
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:02 am
Didn't Brooks resign before Cleary was confirmed? Can't remember the chronology exactly but I thought Brooks locked in before Cleary was signed.
Apr 3 - Cleary announced as Head Coach
Apr 18 - Wests Tigers announce that Brooks commits for another 2 years

(Cronk announced he was leaving Melbourne at the end of the year on Apr 4)
Really we couldn't turf Brooks and shouldn't turf Brooks. We still had a shot at signing Teddy and Woodsy. To reject Brooks even when Nathan Cleary is coming up and Cronk is available would be a big gamble to the only "big 4" that showed loyalty.
Showd loyalty? he had no offers elsewhere. Hes been playing below average football since he debud.. Hes lucky he got a contract at all.
He can't control the game and lacks confidence. It's funny we kept the worst player of the "big 4".
What a joke.

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:33 am
by Russell
Seantice wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:23 am
colmcd wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:07 am
charlii72 wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:19 am
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:02 am
Didn't Brooks resign before Cleary was confirmed? Can't remember the chronology exactly but I thought Brooks locked in before Cleary was signed.
Apr 3 - Cleary announced as Head Coach
Apr 18 - Wests Tigers announce that Brooks commits for another 2 years

(Cronk announced he was leaving Melbourne at the end of the year on Apr 4)
Really we couldn't turf Brooks and shouldn't turf Brooks. We still had a shot at signing Teddy and Woodsy. To reject Brooks even when Nathan Cleary is coming up and Cronk is available would be a big gamble to the only "big 4" that showed loyalty.
Showd loyalty? he had no offers elsewhere. Hes been playing below average football since he debud.. Hes lucky he got a contract at all.
Incorrect - he had at least an offer from Melbourne.

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:42 am
by cktiger
Russell wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:33 am
Seantice wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:23 am
colmcd wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:07 am
charlii72 wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 8:19 am


Apr 3 - Cleary announced as Head Coach
Apr 18 - Wests Tigers announce that Brooks commits for another 2 years

(Cronk announced he was leaving Melbourne at the end of the year on Apr 4)
Really we couldn't turf Brooks and shouldn't turf Brooks. We still had a shot at signing Teddy and Woodsy. To reject Brooks even when Nathan Cleary is coming up and Cronk is available would be a big gamble to the only "big 4" that showed loyalty.
Showd loyalty? he had no offers elsewhere. Hes been playing below average football since he debud.. Hes lucky he got a contract at all.
Incorrect - he had at least an offer from Melbourne.
From my recollection Cleary lowered our offer and he didn't get any bites elsewhere so jumped in while he a chance.
Hard to see him knock back an offer from Melbourne... unless it was for about $200K less a year (and that might be close to the truth) but I can't remember seeing anything reported.
I seriously hope he shows some marked improvement, because at the moment it looks like Parramatta got the goldmine and we got the shaft.

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:50 am
by matchball
Brooks would have not made the Melbourne first grade squad. They would have sent him back to learn his trade over again.
That's probably what he needs. Go dominate the reggies and get some confidence.

Re: Player fire sale just weeks away

Posted: Fri 04 Aug, 2017 10:03 am
by Red Rugby
cktiger wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:42 am
Russell wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:33 am
Seantice wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:23 am
colmcd wrote:
Fri 04 Aug, 2017 9:07 am


Really we couldn't turf Brooks and shouldn't turf Brooks. We still had a shot at signing Teddy and Woodsy. To reject Brooks even when Nathan Cleary is coming up and Cronk is available would be a big gamble to the only "big 4" that showed loyalty.
Showd loyalty? he had no offers elsewhere. Hes been playing below average football since he debud.. Hes lucky he got a contract at all.
Incorrect - he had at least an offer from Melbourne.
From my recollection Cleary lowered our offer and he didn't get any bites elsewhere so jumped in while he a chance.
Hard to see him knock back an offer from Melbourne... unless it was for about $200K less a year (and that might be close to the truth) but I can't remember seeing anything reported.
I seriously hope he shows some marked improvement, because at the moment it looks like Parramatta got the goldmine and we got the shaft.
Parramatta weren't exactly flying this time last year....

Let's see what 12 months brings for everybody....