Will the Club really be in Control ????



  • Was thinking to myself….

    With all the Players that we have off Contract next year, i thought to myself is our Club going to have the Balls to cut ties with players they have heavily invested in the past and come to the conclusion that really they are simply not up to it…the Potential and Promise shown in the lower Grades can’t be replicated in 1st Grade.

    You might guess who i’m refering to ? Yes Brooks . If he doesn’t have a breakout year next year i think that we must come to the conclusion that he simply isn’t going to be what we hoped he would be .
    If we are to believe that his on $600,000 for 2017 ? what is he going to be asking for 2018 and onwards , his Manager will be asking for $700,000 - $800,000 there after i’m guessing .

    Then there could be a possibility that Teddy and Moses will only sign if Brooks is retained aswell , like a package deal , then our Club will sign Brooks for the purpose of retaining Teddy and Moses .
    Then the player power starts all over again.

    I honestly think we can’t keep both Moses and Brooks past 2017 , does anyone fear we are going to pay massive chunks of our Salary Cap just on our halves ?



  • I thought Early in the year Brooks and Moses said the club may not be able to keep us both.



  • Moses and Tedesco are the priorities, that is undeniable. Brooks needs to step up big time next yr, otherwise he’ll be another Siro, all hype, no substance. I don’t really buy the ‘‘package deal’’ stuff. We’ll see how they feel about that when the offers come in. And if the club was to choose not to sign Brooks, that would mean more money for the other 2.

    I honestly can’t see us losing Tedesco. Moses could be touch and go. Brooks, regardless of what happens next yr, i think the club will make him an offer for 2018, but it could significantly less than his mates.



  • Our club must be the only club whose players will sign only if their mates do too



  • Brooks needs to prove his worth , Tedesco and Moses’s deals should be sorted before the season starts to avoid (maybe) another disruptive season .



  • Brooks may go better without Moses …. Just hope we can keep at least one.



  • @hobbo2803:

    Brooks needs to prove his worth , Tedesco and Moses’s deals should be sorted before the season starts to avoid (maybe) another disruptive season .

    Teddy did sound quite laid back in regards with him signing a new deal and said would sit down with the Club at Seasons end….i’m quite sure he would want to know who the halves will be just like what Coach the Club has in mind from 2018 onwards .



  • They play well next year and we will chase them all and possibly pay overs to keep them. What if Moses and brooks both have a bad year? Do we persist with either or start again? I would give Moses a further year. Teddy is a great player but gee he has spent some time in sick bay. Now that he is a rep player you can expect he is going to play more football, I pray to the footy gods he gets through the season but what if…… Do we persist with him or do we look somewhere else?



  • @innsaneink:

    Our club must be the only club whose players will sign only if their mates do too

    but is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    players arent going to be resigning for our amazing facilities, TPAs and finals track record - at least it gives them incentives to stay


  • ForumSupporter

    I wouldn’t have guessed…

    2018 is the Year of off Contract for the entire NRL…

    Brooks and Moses as a combination sit just behind Milford and Hunt in all key areas…What we need to look at is getting more players around them to make their job easier…

    Starts Up Front…



  • As mentioned, Mose and Tedesco are priorities.

    If there is most left, we can sign brooks for a reduced fee. The only chance they have to stay together is to stay here, no other club can take all of them and thats a reality i think they all understand. Not even sure that is their priority.

    If we offer Brooks $550 for 3years, and the dogs offer $700 for 3 years, where would you go? Is it worth staying with your mates for $150? That will be his call to make.

    There will be lots to spend in 2018, so i think they will each hold out as long as possi le, as you would. But the club needs to be strong, and if they havent renewed by May, I’d start waving my money elsewhere, and if they go, then so be it.

    We are in the box seat if they truly want to stay together.



  • I don’t buy the package deal ultimatum to be honest, though stranger things have happened.

    $700k for a halfback won’t be a bad deal at all come the new salary cap in 2018.
    End of the day, Brooks value will be driven by his performance. If he struggles again next year, then he won’t be getting big $$ anywhere.



  • if it was a package deal, the club would prob want the deals to be staggered, so i would likely want brooks on a 2 year deal



  • @Tiger Come Lately:

    They play well next year and we will chase them all and possibly pay overs to keep them. What if Moses and brooks both have a bad year? Do we persist with either or start again? I would give Moses a further year. Teddy is a great player but gee he has spent some time in sick bay. Now that he is a rep player you can expect he is going to play more football, I pray to the footy gods he gets through the season but what if…… Do we persist with him or do we look somewhere else?

    I wouldn’t be too worried about Teddy. He suffered a few impact injuries (Jaw, nose, shoulder) this yea. As long as he is not having multiple ACL (he has had one) PCL, hamstring injuries he should be fine.

    For mine he is priority one, then Moses, Woods, daylight and Brooks.



  • @coopy:

    @Tiger Come Lately:

    They play well next year and we will chase them all and possibly pay overs to keep them. What if Moses and brooks both have a bad year? Do we persist with either or start again? I would give Moses a further year. Teddy is a great player but gee he has spent some time in sick bay. Now that he is a rep player you can expect he is going to play more football, I pray to the footy gods he gets through the season but what if…… Do we persist with him or do we look somewhere else?

    I wouldn’t be too worried about Teddy. He suffered a few impact injuries (Jaw, nose, shoulder) this yea. As long as he is not having multiple ACL (he has had one) PCL, hamstring injuries he should be fine.

    For mine he is priority one, then Moses, Woods, daylight and Brooks.

    Actually that’s a good point about his injuries. Teddy is the priority.

    I still think that the 3 could be great but, Brooks does go missing, I’ve read in other posts that a specialist coach be hired to work with these guys, I think that’s a good idea and could realy help.


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