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  • Salary cap is and always has been an absolute joke. Anyone with half a brain can see that there’s no way the Broncos can legitimately be under the cap. Freakin joke.
    That’s why the Cowboys beating them in the GF last year was very satisfying



  • I don’t know much about the TPA and cap. but why dont they just raise the cap to the appropriate level and all tpa’s fall into the cap. Include a draft system as well?

    I’m not for or against just putting it out there?



  • Coming back to HT, is it true that he won’t be able to supply TPAs?? I remember an article where he stated that WT approached him and said that we needed xyz so maybe the cat is out of the bag. With everything that went on with the Eels the WT were probably told very clearly to not take the piss…



  • @TigerWoods:

    Salary cap is and always has been an absolute joke. Anyone with half a brain can see that there’s no way the Broncos can legitimately be under the cap. Freakin joke.
    That’s why the Cowboys beating them in the GF last year was very satisfying

    Don’t kid yourself, the Cowboys rort it just as much. There was a big story doing the rounds a few years ago about most cowboy players having multiple houses. Funny how one of the key cowboy officials was a land developer.

    Like the broncos, the story was hushed.
    How many stars did they lose after the GF?
    The only player of note to leave after this year is Tamau.

    Even their fullback had big money offers to leave but he recently re-signed.
    Go figure



  • @Tiger Come Lately:

    I don’t know much about the TPA and cap. but why dont they just raise the cap to the appropriate level and all tpa’s fall into the cap. Include a draft system as well?

    I’m not for or against just putting it out there?

    I guess because no matter what it’s raised to, it’s never enough. Up goes the demands of the main players and the rest still settle for what’s left. No change - just the numbers.



  • The best way to have a more level playing field is to run it like Super coach.
    Put a value on every level that a player, eg: Australian SOO 100 NRL games.
    Then set a limit on each club.
    Discount for being a local junior.
    Discount for years of service.
    This would never happen because Uncle Nick and Greenberg’s ex club have no juniors.



  • You can have all the restrictions on the cap and TPA’s you want but you will never stop clubs from finding ways to top up players contracts. Having third parties pay monies to players or their spouses or even their families is basically impossible to track. So as someone suggested the only fair system would be for the NRL to actually put a value on every player. That way the clubs could actually pay the players what they want, but the clubs would only be able to squeeze x amount of marquee players under the cap.

    Will not happen but it is the only way you will ever create a level playing field, although would you trust the NRL to value players with certain clubs who seem to have a fair bit of say at HQ



  • @bathursttiger:

    The best way to have a more level playing field is to run it like Super coach.
    Put a value on every level that a player, eg: Australian SOO 100 NRL games.
    Then set a limit on each club.
    Discount for being a local junior.
    Discount for years of service.
    This would never happen because Uncle Nick and Greenberg’s ex club have no juniors.

    This is logical!

    In addition why not cap the number of players with TPA’s - only 7 per team and punish any team found roarting severely both financially and on the field eg. that they can not compete for points the following season?

    Seperate to the above,why are we worried about players claiming we are restricting their earnings? Outside of football most roles have a salary band and that is all you will get. Exceptional candidates may receive slight overs but predominantly the sum on offer is set?



  • There was an article recently criticising the NRL for saying that some player managers were going to be heavily scrutinised after the Parra salary cap scandal. The criticism is based on loud words but no action by the NRL.

    The reasons for the inaction by the NRL were that it would open a can of worms. All player managers do know of illegal payments and if the NRL pushed too hard, it would all come out that all clubs cheat, some cheat far more than most and it would make a mockery of the competition.

    It is exactly as we suspect but will never be proven.
    NRL condoned corruption to keep the rich clubs at the top.



  • @Tiger Come Lately:

    @bathursttiger:

    The best way to have a more level playing field is to run it like Super coach.
    Put a value on every level that a player, eg: Australian SOO 100 NRL games.
    Then set a limit on each club.
    Discount for being a local junior.
    Discount for years of service.
    This would never happen because Uncle Nick and Greenberg’s ex club have no juniors.

    This is logical!

    In addition why not cap the number of players with TPA’s - only 7 per team and punish any team found roarting severely both financially and on the field eg. that they can not compete for points the following season?

    Seperate to the above,why are we worried about players claiming we are restricting their earnings? Outside of football most roles have a salary band and that is all you will get. Exceptional candidates may receive slight overs but predominantly the sum on offer is set?

    The point of this is no matter how much you pay any player or players you can only have a certain Dollar amount in your team.
    You could pay someone $10million but his value in the cap is the same as any other player at the same level.



  • @TigerWoods:

    Salary cap is and always has been an absolute joke. Anyone with half a brain can see that there’s no way the Broncos can legitimately be under the cap. Freakin joke.
    That’s why the Cowboys beating them in the GF last year was very satisfying

    Yes except there would have to be some doubt that the Cowboys are legitimately under the cap with the roster they have.



  • @Geo.:

    @Black’n’White:

    @Geo.:

    @larrycorowa:

    Most of these tpa’s seem tube quasi sponsorship arrangements which are not in the spirit of tpa’s

    Which one’s and which players exactly…I’m keen to know…

    Well Geo, if you want a documented case, lets look at Anasta.

    If TPA’s were legitimate, then he wouldnt say he has any outstanding monies from us. His entire complaint is that he hasnt recieved payment for the TPA which was wink wink nudge nudge, when he signed with us.

    If it was truly a TPA then it has nothing at all to do with our club, but a matter between himself, his manager, and the TPA provider…. So why is our clubs name even uttered in the same sentence?

    Yes and after that claim was refuted by Mayer …it was never mentioned again…

    Was interesting listening to Gasnier (bout the only time) on NRL Round Table about how almost half his contract was made up of non- affiliated TPA’s and were simply not paid forcing him out of the Dragons to France…

    Remembering Non- affiliated whilst not capped must still be approved by the NRL…

    It was Channel 9 in his case. This is the benefit to clubs of TPA’s if the player doesn’t perform its easy to move them on behind the scenes. Its why the poor clubs get stuck with bad contracts and the Broncos get players to retire or move on.


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