Now for all those talking pay cuts. Who is going to extend Reynolds contract to get him to sign the pay cut?
How about Packer? Give him an extra year, 5 at 500k instead of 4 at 600K? Anyone?
People like Lawrence will take a paycut. They will do this because they are club men and because they want to play out their time here. They also like playing with their friends, Packer now only has Mats.
So we can offer them out at 100k. Have Cronulla or the Storm buy them cheaply and go to the grand final. Do we like subsidizing their final’s trophies?
Or we could do a swap? No one is going to swap rocks for diamonds. We could possibly swap Packer for James Graham, but it would be a negative cash flow to us. Or we could offload Mattherson with Packer or McQueen! Get them off our books.
Truth is we have made an Omlette. We have signed their contracts, we cannot easily unsign them. Mistakes are easily made but expensively corrected.