My guess is he is deciding between staying at South’s playing second fiddle $600,000 ?
Coming to us $400,000 ?
Or moving to Melbourne (Hush Hush)
$400,000 and playing in a top team and being coached by Bellamy
So bench player for $600,000 at South’s
Or into the starting side for $400,000 and staying in sydney
Or pack up and move to Melbourne for $400,000 A season
He will know Smith is leaving
Addo-Carr is leaving
Vunavalu is leaving
And Bellamy is probably leaving
So probably deciding wether to stay at South’s where he can’t prove himself
Move to tigers where he has every option to improve his game under Madge and stay in Sydney
Come to Tigers Doueihi
I don’t understand why a budding superstar is looking to lock in a 4 year 500k deal. Surely if his is that good his manager would be looking to get him a contract with a decent club where he will stand out for a couple of years, then in 2 years time he could demand the million dollars that top line players receive.
We need a signing
This forum is about to explode
We are in the early stages of a civil war
The fact is if we were a constant top 4 team we wouldn’t be arguing with each other
This is what pressure does to people
Settle down everyone
Tomorrow is a new day
There are far more concerning things in people’s lives then missing out on a signing
Things like health
I could tell you some life experiences that test your resolve and that really test a persons will
I don’t go into that
But I can tell you that things get better
Would only take a phone call to Lichaa to reunite the forum.
My biggest concern is that BJ turns up, doesn’t buy into the culture and training regime, and ends up becoming a problem child.
If the club stays strong to pul him into line, his younger brother gets put offside. We are then carrying 2 players that don’t want to make the effort.
So if Paul Crawley is on the money and we don’t sign AD, understanding that we are most likely to start with Corey at the back for 2020, does anybody know of a quality fullback that is either in reserves or whose contract is due? And who would you buy?
I know of Sean Meaney and Bubba Kennedy
I also dont think he was gay and this was a weird angle for them to take.
A repressed gay man killing randoms cos hes angry.
I think there’s more to the story that only a few people know.
I think it is fairly common knowledge and not a revelation made by the doco.
Sign BJ and then jump at Rapana who will be available a few weeks into the season at a cheap rate to form the Wests Tigers version of Leipana
A few weeks into the season? BJ will probably be suspended by then. Didn’t he miss most of last season with a neck injury?
I would chase Doueihi, but 500k would be absolutely max ( i wouldn’t even want to pay that), I can’t believe he is signed for more next year.
He would be first choice fullback this year, long term would depend on how he goes and who we can sign at the end of this season. Future would likely be as Benji’s long term replacement.
As previously stated I would steer well clear of AJ. He is off contract at the end of this season, not that good, and I don’t see clubs falling over themselves to sign him. Depending on how he goes this year, if we do want him we could pick him up where we have the negotiating power, and there is no current contract value to be met.
South’s need forwards as they are heavy in backs
Titans need a forward or two if arrow goes
Melbourne only have 23 players signed
Sharks 4 spots to fill
Dragons 3 spots to fill
Canberra 2 spots to fill
Newcastle 2 spots
Parramatta 2 spots
Roosters 2 spots
We have 3 spots to fill
So a question
Where are all these players going to come from to fill these spots (development) ?
Why do the tigers have to make the 1st move
We have the Money but nothing to trade
Any club that releases a player has another spot to fill
A lot of these clubs have spots to fill, but no salary cap room left. They may be able to squeeze minimum contracts in, but a few will likely need to move players on to fill their 30
If Pascoe keeps trying to play hardball and we miss out on Douehi for the sake of $100k it will be a bad move for the club. He’s an excellent player that hasn’t yet reached his prime. He will increase our chances of making the 8 in 2020. No point going into March with $1m in the bank.
You’d be getting him for under 400k for 2020 as Souths have already paid him 3 months. Assuming the 500k figure is accurate.
Let him train with Souths till March then sign him…will only cost us $330k for 2020…
You’re talking as though they need to let him go. They probably don’t. We’re not doing them a favour taking Doueihi.
You’re right but maybe Doueihi needs to be realistic as well. Either he stays at Souths playing backup and collect $500k for two years stalling his development in the process or he accepts a reduced deal to join the Tigers.
Why should the Tigers be the ones that are wearing everything, by all reports Souths don’t “need” to move him on and would be happy to see him bide his time as backup so maybe it’s Doueihi that needs to give a bit as well.
a player cant reduce their deal, NRL wont allow it
He can get a release from Souths under whatever conditions that they two parties negotiate, and then sign a new contract for whatever amounts are agreed to.
A player can renegotiate a contract, they just cannot push salary back into later years of the (backend) contract (ala Robbie)