Adam Douehi is worth no more than 400k, BJ 450k. You could justify 50k more at a stretch.
Not a chance you take either on back ended inflated contracts.If we are talking 600k + walk away now.
I like both but the club has to be sensible and not get desperate. It’s how we ended up with Reynolds, Mbye, Packer on big money.
450k for BJ? Lol. I mean yeah if you could. But you can’t. His metric value is closer to 700k. So yeah 450k won’t happen BUT how good is blind impressions of ones worth
Raiders signed Curtis Scott on a 4 year deal at 400k p.a. He’s 22 and a better centre ask Ricky.
The Rabbits just signed Latrell on 700k.
I’m glad your not managing the salary cap as that’s a mighty expensive BJ. The Metric Value of A BJ depends on the technique.
He’s a good player, I rate him but at those dollars it would be as bad as Reynolds. You don’t pay that sort of money for a centre known for inconsistent play. It would undo all the work Madge has undertaken for short term gain. When we lose a young player that comes through we will regret the expensive BJ.
Good points, and you are probably right. Scott was a steal at that price (if at that price) (Edit), especially replacing BJ who was on more.
But come on, I doubt any one else on this planet believes Latrell is only getting $700k to play with Souths. I wouldn’t use him as your example.
AD at $375k this year, as Souths would have paid $125k already, and the full $600k for 2021, followed by let’s say $500k the year after would be $1.475m over 3 years, that’s less thyan $500k a year. For a player we anticipate on playing in our spine, less than $500k a year is cheap.
Well worth it imo, Our problems lie in the fact that Reynolds and MBye both are on somewhere near $900k each, and there’s nothing we can do about that now.
Edit: IF we don’t think he’s worth $500k, why are we trying to buy him??
I say do it, grab Douehi and BJ Leulua and then start courting Kane Evans just to force Eels hand to release Big Stef.
Reynolds is not and will never be a hooker. His service from there is terrible.
Maybe he will do well in the role because he has had all off season playing there. You are correct though and it doesn’t look promising.
He’s just not a dummy half. It sounds strange given he’s a 5/8 but his passing just isn’t up to it. Benji stepped in with almost zero practice and was a million time better. I think Mbye would be the better option but it would be nice to have an 80 minute hooker. Chee Kam and 3 big guys on the bench would be good to watch.
Tigers trainer told me yesterday Billy Walters is most likely to start at hooker. He’s first pick ahead of JR , then Mbye.
Id like to see Billy have a crack. That being said, where does that leave MBye, as BJ and Momo would be our centres (assuming we land BJ), AD or Corey at fullback. Momo is not a winger, so if hes not centre hes left out.
I almost wish we didnt have MBye.
Just had a chat with my brother, his neighbour is on the coaching staff at parra,we were talking about this Stefano bloke…the reason parra aren’t releasing him is they are doing everything to get him to pull out of the deal with us…even using Moses and Matterson to badmouth this club
Now this is where the club digs in and refuses a player release if Stefano asks for it. He has signed with us for 2021 for 3 years I believe on not a lot.
No release especially to the mud dwellers.
It is a bit concerning, as it would be very tough to endure constant criticism from people in your ear without some of it eventually sinking in.
We should absolutely smash them through official channels should something eventuate here. Really make a stand. Refuse to play them if the NRL does nothing, wouldn’t the papers love that! Toddy would have to do something then, FOX network would be really not impressed if they lose a game and have to show a replay.
Is Cotric unsigned for 2021?
At this stage Yes.
If this is true why don’t we go for Cotric ?
Would be a weapon and I think would move into fullback nicely try get him early
Local junior in a team that should be strong for a while…why would he move unless for extreme overs…
To play fullback
If he left there I would be shocked…even if to play fullback if that’s his goal…
I reckon Cotric’ll end up Roosters. Young Raiders prospect, a few of them have been poached there (Ferguson, Carney). But yes, I’d love to get him, he’d be worth a bit more above JAC for us I reckon.
Eminem just dropped a new song. Am sure he will cop hate because he is talking against gun violence in the states.
Thanks mate for the heads up, will give it a listen when the kids go to bed
Should of mentioned he also dropped another 19 songs in a surprise album today called “Music to be murdered by”
Holy Moley!! Nice, thank you!
@Glenn5150 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:
@Glenn5150 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:
This guy would be a great signing. Young and talented and plays a specialist position…
apart from another acl tear there is too much upside for us to not have a go at him.
Which guy? Doueihi? Plays a specialist position? Has played every position 1 - 7, the fact he is not a specialist is my biggest problem with him.
haven’t people been saying he was a fullback but played elsewhere or have I got my information wrong??
He plays fullback and 5/8. He filled in one game on the wing and played one game at halfback when coming back from injury and Reynolds was out.
Cheers for that…
So what is his position then? A 5/8 that plays a bit fullback, or a fullback that plays a bit of 5/8?
Bingo. Do we need another one?
Fullback 2020, 5/8 2021 onwards.
Corey Thompson back to 1 in '21…?
lol ah no good point. Still though, it would give us an option if Douehi was better at one position than another we could work it out by then and recruit the other position.