Hooper just said on NRL360, Matto will continue to ask for a release, not salvageable and he will be somewhere else next year. Mentioned parra and titans as the clubs most likely.
Me I would tell parra to stick it, they started this crap
I’m sure he will when he returns from his holiday.
Don’t expect him to be with us in the new year. Hopefully Maguire and Hartigan keep denying a release unless it benefits us.
I’d be willing to bet my last dollar that Hooper has little to no idea what he is talking about. As I understand it Matterson is a not happy with his current contract and asked for a upgrade.
The club told him he needed to perform next year and if he did so they were open to upgrading the final year of his contract (2021). The club is operating from a position of strength in this situation, they know it and they have made it clear to him. As you said I would imagine the only way he gets released is if it results in a favourable outcome for the club.
We need to make Matterson’s departure-if it happens-a costly exercise for whoever is behind this. Proszenko says that Matterson has already shut down an approach from Wests Tigers to discuss an extension and upgrade of his current deal. Maybe he has a better offer he reckons we have no hope of matching given our present cap problems and maybe it’s something else entirely. Some feedback from the club would be nice for a change. Even that rabid Wests Tiger-hater Rothfield now seems to believe this is all about money and not about some alleged rift with Madge.
If that were the case then it is pretty simple. We remind him he has another two years under contract and his obligations under the contract and we set a course to have whomever had tampered with him sanctioned as firmly as possible. Time to plant the flag and not be pushed around.
If there is remotely any truth here we should be lucky we don’t have the Titans management. Imagine making a “best” offer to Arrow (a QLD Rep player) of $1.8m over 3 years while signing a unproven young gun on a deal worth $2m over 3 years. Then being “devastated” to lose Arrow.
- Take the staple gun to Greenberg’s melon Mick De Vere style at his first press conference then turf him
- Abolish TPAs
- Get serious about junior and country rugby league
- Sort out the match review committee and make referees accountable for horrendous decisions
- Address game day costs for punters to get more bums on seats and
- Bring back the lower grades on game day
- In doing the above start treating each of the clubs the same and take steps to address the actual and perceived bias in the competition.
Written by Weedler… Not one quote from a concerned player, not one fact presented. Just a bunch of words and hearsay. The closest he came was to reference a hotline the club set up that has received one message in the past 12 months since its inception. I would agree that there is a culture problem though. That is that there are too many in and around the playing group that are soft between the ears. Look where that has gotten us.