Signing Suggestions & Rumours

Bennett said he believes Walker will re-sign. If he does, and they sign Arrow, no way can they fit Latrell in. He won’t end up on the Gold Coast. Looks highly unlikely he’ll be a Rooster. Leaves only one club.

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Went to post in latrell thread and seen it was closed but Stay tuned meeting with roosters yesterday to clarify position moving forward, they got their answer. Tigers and Souths revisiting this week. Titans unlikely but will also make a push. If it’s about money he will be a tiger 2020 and beyond.

Only way Souths could fit him in is if they got rid of walker, Gagai or Johnston + 1 other. The question is whether anyone would be willing to take any of those three close to full freight? I wouldn’t have thought so but I guess we’ll see.

Additionally, still can’t see Roosters releasing him to Souths in 2020, so that would have to be for 2021

I don’t think roosters would stop a Souths move but don’t think they would do them any favors cap wise. Ultimately McGuire wants playerS who want to play for the tigers. I wouldn’t sell the farm to buy latrel personally but I’d make him an offer slightly above market. If he fires he will attract more players for 2021 so would be worth it there. Tigers aren’t an aesthetically pleasing place to play. So paying slight overs on rep players is fine. I’m confident from what I know from both sides that IF he gets out of his final season of his deal, tigers will get him. It’s not about fit or history for them. It’s about money. And tigers have the most. Just depends if they want to open the cheque book up and take a gamble. And for a team that hasn’t played finals for 9 years, if suggest opening the book

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@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Went to post in latrell thread and seen it was closed but Stay tuned meeting with roosters yesterday to clarify position moving forward, they got their answer. Tigers and Souths revisiting this week. Titans unlikely but will also make a push. If it’s about money he will be a tiger 2020 and beyond.

Only way Souths could fit him in is if they got rid of walker, Gagai or Johnston + 1 other. The question is whether anyone would be willing to take any of those three close to full freight? I wouldn’t have thought so but I guess we’ll see.

Additionally, still can’t see Roosters releasing him to Souths in 2020, so that would have to be for 2021

I don’t think roosters would stop a Souths move but don’t think they would do them any favors cap wise. Ultimately McGuire wants playerS who want to play for the tigers. I wouldn’t sell the farm to buy latrel personally but I’d make him an offer slightly above market. If he fires he will attract more players for 2021 so would be worth it there. Tigers aren’t an aesthetically pleasing place to play. So paying slight overs on rep players is fine. I’m confident from what I know from both sides that IF he gets out of his final season of his deal, tigers will get him. It’s not about fit or history for them. It’s about money. And tigers have the most. Just depends if they want to open the cheque book up and take a gamble. And for a team that hasn’t played finals for 9 years, if suggest opening the book

I’d rather us throw a million a year at a Latrell than our recent purchases. If you’re going to blow money, blow it on a player in his prime.

@Cultured_Bogan said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Went to post in latrell thread and seen it was closed but Stay tuned meeting with roosters yesterday to clarify position moving forward, they got their answer. Tigers and Souths revisiting this week. Titans unlikely but will also make a push. If it’s about money he will be a tiger 2020 and beyond.

Only way Souths could fit him in is if they got rid of walker, Gagai or Johnston + 1 other. The question is whether anyone would be willing to take any of those three close to full freight? I wouldn’t have thought so but I guess we’ll see.

Additionally, still can’t see Roosters releasing him to Souths in 2020, so that would have to be for 2021

I don’t think roosters would stop a Souths move but don’t think they would do them any favors cap wise. Ultimately McGuire wants playerS who want to play for the tigers. I wouldn’t sell the farm to buy latrel personally but I’d make him an offer slightly above market. If he fires he will attract more players for 2021 so would be worth it there. Tigers aren’t an aesthetically pleasing place to play. So paying slight overs on rep players is fine. I’m confident from what I know from both sides that IF he gets out of his final season of his deal, tigers will get him. It’s not about fit or history for them. It’s about money. And tigers have the most. Just depends if they want to open the cheque book up and take a gamble. And for a team that hasn’t played finals for 9 years, if suggest opening the book

I’d rather us throw a million a year at a Latrell than our recent purchases. If you’re going to blow money, blow it on a player in his prime.

Shorter bigger deals. Drop the 4th year offer 3 on 1.2 Mil a year. Make a statement. They have wasted More/equal money on worse players (reynolds packer mataulino mcqueen) for example. Tigers are an elite player away from 9th to top 4. Need a guy like latrell to legitimately compete. Just pay him. See what happens

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Imagine if we had a consistently good goal kicker in 2019. We would have made the 8.

Smart move by the Roosters.
I don’t think they will allow him to go to South’s because it is an attractive option.
Alowing him to come to us will test whether Latrell is about chasing money with the risk of signing with a less successful club.
And if he does stay with the Roosters and has a ripper season with a point to prove - I can guarantee they will find some way to get to retain him.

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@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Went to post in latrell thread and seen it was closed but Stay tuned meeting with roosters yesterday to clarify position moving forward, they got their answer. Tigers and Souths revisiting this week. Titans unlikely but will also make a push. If it’s about money he will be a tiger 2020 and beyond.

Only way Souths could fit him in is if they got rid of walker, Gagai or Johnston + 1 other. The question is whether anyone would be willing to take any of those three close to full freight? I wouldn’t have thought so but I guess we’ll see.

Additionally, still can’t see Roosters releasing him to Souths in 2020, so that would have to be for 2021

I don’t think roosters would stop a Souths move but don’t think they would do them any favors cap wise. Ultimately McGuire wants playerS who want to play for the tigers. I wouldn’t sell the farm to buy latrel personally but I’d make him an offer slightly above market. If he fires he will attract more players for 2021 so would be worth it there. Tigers aren’t an aesthetically pleasing place to play. So paying slight overs on rep players is fine. I’m confident from what I know from both sides that IF he gets out of his final season of his deal, tigers will get him. It’s not about fit or history for them. It’s about money. And tigers have the most. Just depends if they want to open the cheque book up and take a gamble. And for a team that hasn’t played finals for 9 years, if suggest opening the book

You say IF he gets out of the final year of his deal yet it has been reported numerous times the roosters will release him to us

With your statement saying IF are you saying that a release hasn’t actually been worked out yet

@tiger05premier said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Went to post in latrell thread and seen it was closed but Stay tuned meeting with roosters yesterday to clarify position moving forward, they got their answer. Tigers and Souths revisiting this week. Titans unlikely but will also make a push. If it’s about money he will be a tiger 2020 and beyond.

Only way Souths could fit him in is if they got rid of walker, Gagai or Johnston + 1 other. The question is whether anyone would be willing to take any of those three close to full freight? I wouldn’t have thought so but I guess we’ll see.

Additionally, still can’t see Roosters releasing him to Souths in 2020, so that would have to be for 2021

I don’t think roosters would stop a Souths move but don’t think they would do them any favors cap wise. Ultimately McGuire wants playerS who want to play for the tigers. I wouldn’t sell the farm to buy latrel personally but I’d make him an offer slightly above market. If he fires he will attract more players for 2021 so would be worth it there. Tigers aren’t an aesthetically pleasing place to play. So paying slight overs on rep players is fine. I’m confident from what I know from both sides that IF he gets out of his final season of his deal, tigers will get him. It’s not about fit or history for them. It’s about money. And tigers have the most. Just depends if they want to open the cheque book up and take a gamble. And for a team that hasn’t played finals for 9 years, if suggest opening the book

You say IF he gets out of the final year of his deal yet it has been reported numerous times the roosters will release him to us

With your statement saying IF are you saying that a release hasn’t actually been worked out yet

I say IF because he really doesn’t have to do anything, he’s contracted to them for 2020. It’s the only Pro club he’s known since he was like 16. There is the emotional connection he has to the club as well.

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@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I say IF because he really doesn’t have to do anything, he’s contracted to them for 2020. It’s the only Pro club he’s known since he was like 16. There is the emotional connection he has to the club as well.

What’s the back up plan if we don’t sign LM?

@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

It’s about money. And tigers have the most.

Never seen anything like this before?

Great to see!

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@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@new-smoking-gun said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I say IF because he really doesn’t have to do anything, he’s contracted to them for 2020. It’s the only Pro club he’s known since he was like 16. There is the emotional connection he has to the club as well.

What’s the back up plan if we don’t sign LM?

Izzy. Tigers what whiffed on some signings missed brimson and arrow. They need to get the players more involved when recruiting. Have them at meetings have them show players around the facilities. Not a suit

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@Spartan117 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Sign someone else

Likely just front end some contracts to have more money for 2021

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You can’t take seriously anything much emitted by Telegraph hacks but based on their mutterings and other reports you do kind of get the impression that the Chooks have only ever considered a 2020 release to the Wests Tigers

As always, these are my estimates based on available information …

Based on our current 26 players for 2020 we have 15 of those already signed for 2021. Assuming Utoikamanu adds on to those for 2021, that leaves us with 14 open spots for 2021 with approx. $3.5m to spend on those 14 spots

If Latrell does sign and goes into 2021 at $1m that would leave 13 open spots with $2.5m to spend, an average of $190k per player which if you assume say 4 on the minimum (2021 $115k) leaves $2m for 9 spots at $225k each

So we aren’t near as flush with cash for 2021 as many seem to be estimating

As a reminder, 2021 still includes Packer ($700k), JRey ($750k) & Mbye ($750k), so opportunities there I guess but it’s never easy to move players on and any movement usually costs as well, as no one picks up the full salary if a move occurs

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