From Sporting News…
If the reference to the coaching is in regard to the broom being taken to some of them then good.
Sunday Telegraph saying WTs have been in discussion with Alex Johnston over the last few weeks as Soths are interested in JAC.
Alex Johnston is the Jack Buchanan of outside backs. Plus if we have just signed Brad Abbey we don’t need Johnston.
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.
It says we have released him, no comment on what we got to let him walk. The next announcement should be interesting. Also, I’m chuffed that the only mention of him is in the footnotes to an article about a WT player who had integrity. Jog on expletive expletive.
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.
Benji has been dynamic at hooker.
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.
This dual threat of Marshall & Grub at hooker going forward could be tasty.
St George Illawarra hosting Wests Tigers at WIN Stadium at 6.15pm. In an intriguing twist, the Dragons are one of the clubs to have expressed an interest in unsettled Tigers star Ryan Matterson, who won’t be at the joint-venture outfit next season.
While Matterson could wear the Red V in round one, Dragons back Zac Lomax could also line up against his former team if interest from the Tigers results in a switch.
Would welcome Lomax with open arms but if we lose Matterson we need to find a forward to that can replace Matterson’s output.