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@beachtiger said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

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@Glenn5150 said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

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@Newtown said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

Opinions to NRL players from two unhappy recent ex-Wests tigers together with some South Sydney players who had been coached by Madge may have had a lot to do with West Tigers recent unfair reputation.

Not having a crack at you Newtown but what do all those saying “we can’t attract players because Madge is too tough” suggest?

The day the club replaces a coach because he was “too tough “ on players is the day the club signs up for another decade of poor performance and my last day as a supporter

Souths did just that …
Sacked Maguire for Seibold !

They sacked him after 6 successful years which included a premiership. Form dropped, I could excuse that.

I hate to admit this but I’m related to a current Souths player and I asked him about Madge when he signed for the Tigers. He was full of praise and denied he was too hard. I can tell you the whole sorry saga surrounding his sacking, or rather the rise of Seibold if you’re interested.

I’ve always been intrigued by his departure mate, please PM if you can with the story.

And me

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BJ cheap could be a happy ending?

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@Krammy said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

Did anyone see the interview on Channel Nine? Mitchell said if he had signed with the Tigers, he probably would have regretted it straight away. We have a poor perception with players at the moment, but I feel that the loyalty shown by players who are here at the moment will pay off in the end. The administration should stick to its commitment to be a proud club who only purchase players who genuinely want to be here.

He would have regretted it at the first training session. Obviously negotiations were complex, as it looks like Latrells’s dinner with Rusty lasted about 3 weeks and involved half the cows on his property.

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@Telltails said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

It’s like history repeating itself. Lots of similarities

Greg Inglis signs on with South Sydney Rabbitohs for the next three seasons

Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith admitted being shocked but said he’d stand by Greg Inglis’ decision to dump Brisbane and agree terms with South Sydney.

The Rabbitohs announced on Friday that Inglis had signed a three-year deal with the NRL club, six days after Brisbane withdrew their $1.2 million offer.

Inglis expressed relief that the deal had finally been tied up.

“The past few months have been like a rollercoaster ride but now I can look forward to getting back into training and preparing for the new season,” Inglis said.

“This is an exciting time and I’m looking forward to pulling on the red and green jersey for the first time next year.”

Rabbitohs chief executive Shane Richardson added: “We’re looking forward to having Greg as part of our club for the next three seasons and we welcome him to the Rabbitohs family.”

Smith, Inglis’ former Melbourne team-mate, said he had no idea why the 23-year-old changed his mind on a move to the six-time premiers.

Inglis had shaken hands with Broncos officials on a deal last Friday, but after meeting with Souths 24 hours later, he stunned the club by reneging on his verbal agreement.

“To be honest, I was a bit shocked he turned down the Broncos’ offer to go to Sydney,” said Smith.

"When he decided he was going to leave our club he said he wanted to come back to Brisbane to be with his fiancee.

"He seemed quite happy with his decision to go to the Broncos and we were all convinced that’s where he was going.

“As a mate and a former teammate I’ll stand behind his decision to go to Sydney where he obviously feels he’s got better opportunities with the Rabbitohs.”

Smith was unsure how much sway interim world boxing champion and former NRL player Anthony Mundine had in influencing Inglis’ decision.

“Obviously he’s going to take some advice from him because Mundine is a successful person and they’ve got a connection both being indigenous people,” said Smith.

"I’ve also heard Russell Crowe is a pretty persuasive bloke and I’m pretty sure he would have been doing a bit of talking with Greg.

"Greg’s only a young bloke and he can change his mind on things quite quickly.

“But he’s also been around a while and he knows how to handle himself and he knows the consequences of making big decisions like that.”

Smith said he hadn’t been able to contact Inglis, who was in Melbourne to watch the Australian Masters.

“I haven’t seen any interviews or much that has been in the papers, but a few of the boys said he looked a bit rattled with all the attention he’s been getting the past week or so,” said Smith.

“I’d just like to speak to him as a mate and see how he is going and how he’s handling everything.”

NRL chief executive David Gallop insists Souths still need to prove Inglis fits under the salary cap before the deal can be ratified.

Gallop said Souths had yet to lodge the contract with salary cap auditor Ian Schubert.

“I am glad GI appears to have resolved his future, his situation has been unusual and unfortunately the root of that goes back to the massive unravelling of the cap breach at the Storm,” said Gallop.

"This is compounded by a pretty loose agreement with Brisbane over the payment of his legal fees, and once a contract is lodged we will consider it against Souths’ cap position.

"Clearly Souths will be aware that we’ll have look at that and also what he has been paid previously.

“Obviously if he was being lodged as being on the books at $100,000 then alarm bells will start ringing, but all of that is a standard part of the salary cap process and one we use for every club.”

Melbourne are still at loggerheads with Inglis over a legal bill for his successful defence of an assault charge from 2009.

Yes and within a couple of years it was revealed the Greg was earning 90k per year as an ambassador for the Aboriginal Medical Service, an organinsation fully funded by by Medicare using taxpayer dollars.

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@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Tigers actively looking for a top line centre as a point of need now (that’s from with-in the organisation) Content with forward pack.

Dale Copley, Kerrod Holland?

Aaron Gray, Delouise Hoeter?

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@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TillLindemann said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Tigers actively looking for a top line centre as a point of need now (that’s from with-in the organisation) Content with forward pack.

Don’t believe you. Most of your other supposed inside info hasn’t eventuated.

Momo was a revelation at centre last year, and if you can believe Benji, Talau is the most exciting player at the club. Mbye is also strong at centre, so why do we need a centre as a priority?

Again have it all in written form. Can post pics if mods allow it

Post it, if it is a problem the mods will delete it

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@wokesmoke said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Tigers actively looking for a top line centre as a point of need now (that’s from with-in the organisation) Content with forward pack.

Dale Copley, Kerrod Holland?

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@AnnandaleTiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Time to go in a very controversial direction for our fullback

Jai Field?

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@finnzo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

How does Dylan smith go? Any chance he will be our fullback?

Very hit ans miss an CC. Solid but nothing special. The scary thing is currently we are 1-2 injuries away from him needing to be picked.

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@Sausagesorcerer said in WT Player Recruitment & Retention for 2020:

I’d love to see him get whacked ,but who in our team is capable of that?lol
Maybe Josh Aloiai

Is not nice to wish injury on anyone, but remember him missing months at the roosters due to concussion effects? How many more can he suffer before his career is gone?

Then again with someone of his integrity, it may have just been an excuse to get a rest because he was not happy with his role at the club.