Luke Brooks - Mega Thread

Earl

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Worst player in history for the $

No way and it's not even close.

Mbye, Reynolds and Packer.

Brooks has been decent value until now. Now he is overpaid. Brooks though isn't even in the top 50.

The hyperbole against Brooks is hilarious.
 
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Worst half in history for the $ return
🥾 the imp

At least it's somewhat qualified.

Still way off. Brooks may not be good but I reckon he is a first grader. He is nowhere near a marquee half and I'm pretty sure we are paying him that money next year. He is rarely injured. Up until next year he was decent value.

The big realistic question to me is if we can downgrade his pay to more like 600k for the next 3 seasons is that acceptable or do we wear his contract next year and let him go.

There is no way he is a million dollar player. There is no way Doueihi is a 650k player though.

Those guys are on massive overs.

I wouldn't pay Moses or Dylan Brown anywhere near a million and they are both better than AD and Brooks based on performances.
 

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At least it's somewhat qualified.

Still way off. Brooks may not be good but I reckon he is a first grader. He is nowhere near a marquee half and I'm pretty sure we are paying him that money next year. He is rarely injured. Up until next year he was decent value.

The big realistic question to me is if we can downgrade his pay to more like 600k for the next 3 seasons is that acceptable or do we wear his contract next year and let him go.

There is no way he is a million dollar player. There is no way Doueihi is a 650k player though.

Those guys are on massive overs.

I wouldn't pay Moses or Dylan Brown anywhere near a million and they are both better than AD and Brooks based on performances.
So you say brooks is no good but in the same sentence you say he’s a first grader 😂
 

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Get off the fence Earl

I'm laughing. The fence is the only spot that makes sense at times.

I view all our spine players as having massive flaws but offering plenty of positives at times. I suppose this is why people state the coach may fix the situation. I'm not convinced Sheens and co or anyone can turn our spine into a premiership winning spine.

I'll add a qualified statement and that is Brooks and Doueihi are not worth 500k based on their performances last year and Hastings is probably worth no more than 650k.
 

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At least it's somewhat qualified.

Still way off. Brooks may not be good but I reckon he is a first grader. He is nowhere near a marquee half and I'm pretty sure we are paying him that money next year. He is rarely injured. Up until next year he was decent value.

The big realistic question to me is if we can downgrade his pay to more like 600k for the next 3 seasons is that acceptable or do we wear his contract next year and let him go.

There is no way he is a million dollar player. There is no way Doueihi is a 650k player though.

Those guys are on massive overs.

I wouldn't pay Moses or Dylan Brown anywhere near a million and they are both better than AD and Brooks based on performances.
Who was responsible for Brooks getting a million plus next year...Unbelieveable
 

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Who was responsible for Brooks getting a million plus next year...Unbelieveable
Apart from the murdoch hack media pushing the 1m+ line and many of our supporter base (Brooks haters) pushing it there is zero evidence to suggest that figure is correct.I have no idea how much he is on but i would suggest it would not be as high as a million.
 

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Who was responsible for Brooks getting a million plus next year...Unbelieveable

It's pretty bad right. It's not Mbye or Reynolds or Packer bad but it's pretty bad.

The only thing is he has been with us for years and he plays all the time. So it's one massively overpaid year and a couple of overpaid years.

It's not within like our top 50 stupid contracts.
 

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Serious question, does brooks fall under the long service discount next year or year after ?

Maybe the idea of re-signing him is he will only cost a pie and a coke under the cap

This is not really true right. You get that money for all your players who are in that situation. Nofo is earning 500k. If Brooks is off the books we'd still save all that money and that is if it is approved.
 

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Apart from the murdoch hack media pushing the 1m+ line and many of our supporter base (Brooks haters) pushing it there is zero evidence to suggest that figure is correct.I have no idea how much he is on but i would suggest it would not be as high as a million.

I think he is for next season and the only reason I state this is Sheens stated they were trying to extend him and pay him less because his contract for next season was way too high.
 

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This is not really true right. You get that money for all your players who are in that situation. Nofo is earning 500k. If Brooks is off the books we'd still save all that money and that is if it is approved.
Well the only players who would qualify would be brooks and Nofa. No other player in the team are close to that 10 years

Brooks is an okay first grader being paid for his Dally M season
 

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Apart from the murdoch hack media pushing the 1m+ line and many of our supporter base (Brooks haters) pushing it there is zero evidence to suggest that figure is correct.I have no idea how much he is on but i would suggest it would not be as high as a million.
It's another backended contract, he took understand the first 4 years now next year he gets a massive lump sum, he might only be on a 700k deal but with the way the contract is structured is they pay " unders" initially then a massive amount in the final year. So he might technically only be on 700k next year plus the money owing from the back ended contract would easily push it north of a million
 

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Fun fact for the Brooks constantly kicks dead or out on the full brigade.
On Friday night alone Moses equalled Brooks' season tally of kicks out on the full. And was one short of Brooks' season tally of kicks dead.
 
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