Something I'd Like To Know



  • Admittedly, when it comes to the salary cap Im not the sharpest tool in the shed but what I would love to know is how does Parramatta fix their salary cap issues in less than a month but it takes us more than 2 years to fix ours? Am I missing something here?


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    We don’t cheat very well…



  • Evidently



  • @Geo.:

    We don’t cheat very well…

    Aint that the truth



  • They offloaded players. We tried to do the same, but….you know



  • @GNR4LIFE:

    They offloaded players. We tried to do the same, but….you know

    True, and the Whatnow discount they got - that was a joke.



  • They let go of three players (Peats, Foran and Paulo) and had another retire (Watmough).

    But hard to accept anything re: the salary cap these days.



  • We are paying massive overs for a lot of players I would imagine. Also when it comes to TPA’s we are probably close to the bottom of the pile, so all our payments are coming straight of the cap



  • Because the NRL hit them with a feather duster.

    The question i have is what will happen next time a club finds themselves in a position such as ours? Will they spend 3-4 years trying to correct it or take the odds of cheating knowing that at worst they get caught and lose 1 year?

    The NRL missed it’s chance to make an example and provide a solid deterrent.



  • Geo hit the nail on the head… Salary Cap Management/rorting is something this club needs to get smarter at.

    On another factor, Parra was over-inflated due to signing quality players. Its easier to send them to other clubs.

    The Tigers are always bulging due to signing potential/junior talent. Not easy to send them to other clubs without being forced to cover a large chunk of the salary. Further to this, due to a few seasons of high injury, activation clauses have probably kicked in to some players that were only here for depth inflating our SC further.

    Forget about the rules… We need to hire a smart operator who fight for Salary Cap Minimisation like many of us do with our yearly tax!


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    @Tiger Watto:

    Geo hit the nail on the head… Salary Cap Management/rorting is something this club needs to get smarter at.

    On another factor, Parra was over-inflated due to signing quality players. Its easier to send them to other clubs.

    The Tigers are always bulging due to signing potential/junior talent. Not easy to send them to other clubs without being forced to cover a large chunk of the salary. Further to this, due to a few seasons of high injury, activation clauses have probably kicked in to some players that were only here for depth inflating our SC further.

    Forget about the rules… We need to hire a smart operator who fight for Salary Cap Minimisation like many of us do with our yearly tax!

    Would slippery Sam take on a night job?



  • I think the last 5 years we have put to much focus on talent in the under 20’s coming through and junior talent thinking that they will be something that there not.

    How many players that have made there debuts the last 5 years have really kicked on and been outstanding 1st Graders for us? I can think of Tedesco, Sue and Woods. Moses is finally finding his feet but just needs to do it consistently week to week.

    Due to Salary Cap issues obviously we’ve had to rely more on juniors and persist with our investment in them.
    Hopefully when we get our books in order we can attract proven 1st Graders that are on the Market.

    Bugger the Loyalty crap.



  • My suggestion is for Wests Tigers to hire Ian Schubert to look after our salary cap. It could well be that the club has been overly conservative in working the salary cap. Second suggestion is to encourage Harry to start offering quite a few more TPA’s which would lift our burden in encouraging good players to the club.



  • It was always going to be the case that once the nrl came in to assist the club everything would be done by the book same for Newcastle, Saints, although Titans are an exception.



  • @foreveratiger:

    I think the last 5 years we have put to much focus on talent in the under 20’s coming through and junior talent thinking that they will be something that there not.

    Absolutely.
    It’s one thing to promote the likes of Teddy and Broses from within, but another to hope for NRL talent out of guys like Milone and co.
    No point in using home grown guys if we’re going to overpay them. Judge players on ability, not their postcode.


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