RUGBY LEAGUE PLAYERS - They’ve got to be kidding right….
Couple of interesting news points come up this morning -
1st: The RLPA is up the Dragons for standing down 2 players (incorrectly apparently??) who were out until 5am on a Monday morning blind drunk getting arrested for bashing people on the street.
Where in the world can you be employed (Substantially) by a company and not be held accountable to a code of conduct? Yeah, They’re young, They’re footballers not doctors - Blah, blah, blah… These guys dead set think they’re untouchable - From a young age!!
And the guys halfarsedly trying to defend them are dead set kidding themselves.
There wouldn’t be a club in the game that doesn’t spend years and countless hours schooling these kids - Letting them know what they’re in for, How to deal with it etc, etc… They do it, Because THEY KNOW, No matter what they do - There’ll be another club to play for Here, Overseas or somewhere…
2nd: Foran demanding 200k to walk away from his Eels contract… Which he has already clearly done I might add.
NOW, I don’t in any way, shape or form dismiss any kinds of illness or addiction… That’s not my point.
My point is for one reason or another (or multiple), Kieran Foran has decided it’s best for him to walk out on a massive contract with Parra.
Parramatta have invested a lot of time, money and have based the future of their club for the next 4 YEARS around this man - And have paid him accordingly.
Prior to injury, His personal issues have damaged the club to no end - Not forgetting he’s strongly rumoured to involved in the Manly match fixing scandal. - How much of his other issues are hinged to this… I wonder?
NOW - He’s made it clear he won’t be involved with Parramatta in the future and is demanding a 200k payout to walk away… Again, From an agreement that he’s already clearly walked away from. He obviously knows he has them over a barrel and they need to move on roster wise to be competitive…
Who’s compensating Parra for the Player, National Captain, Club Captain, Dominant Halfback and Poster boy they’ve spent the last 12 months landing and based the immediate future of a multi million dollar operation they’ve based around him for the next 3+ years now he’s not gonna be there?
Who the hell are these people? What world do they live in? is it reality? What job do you get in this world where the employees and their wingmen run the company?
I WANT ONE…
In a game where the club loyalty and our is so publicly scrutinised - Where is the player loyalty?
I find it amusing that Benji bangs on about club loyalty owed to Robbie when he walked out on his contract with us with 2 years remaining… Where was your loyalty?