Hi guys, as a long time lurker thought I’d log in and let you all know that I think you’re all doing a wonderful job of supporting This great team.
I’m very impressed with Madge and the way he has gathered a team of talented youth. It’s looking very promising for us in the next few years… thanks for reading my post.
Same here mate, I think Madge has got us going good, training hard, picking a good crop of young juniors, getting the forwards humming (Packer hopefully too).
All we need is a bit of luck in recruiting a back or two, and we can really have a good tilt.
Understand where you’re coming from, however do we really wanna continue paying on potential or should we look to buy polished players who have proven they can perform consistently week in week out
Doueihi showed some promise for a few weeks, so now we offer him 500k?
Would prefer to wait for a specialist fullback to become available, we need to be patient in terms of spending this money just like the bulldogs seem to be doing
Also, you’re acting like there’s no downside when there really is it’s not like they’re coming on a 1 year deal, they will wanna come for about 3 years and we’re stuck with them if they don’t perform
We’ve tried buying polished players but haven’t been successful in landing anyone. That comes later. For now we have to do the best we can with what money we have.
The salary cap in 2020 is $9.5m. That means that Doueihi, our starting fullback and future 5/8 when Benji retires, is taking up only 5% of the cap. I think his price tag reflects the fact that he only played 10 or so games last year. If he had played the whole season, his price tag might be significantly higher.
Also, let’s remember we have offered Stefano near $300k per season and he’s a forward who has NEVER played an NRL game. $500k for a 21 year old spine player is not a lot to spend. We need to stop thinking about value for money all the time and focus purely on quality and talent. It’s the only way we are ever going to have on field success.
So the Knights can have one of the worst seasons in the history of the NRL, but somehow manage to sign Ponga, Pearce and Klemmer
We miss out on signing Latrell and now it means stop going for talented players bc they’ll never consider us, when was the last time we’ve been linked to a player of his calibre? We are so use to being interested in buying players who show potential and get forced out by their current club that we only continue to be dealing with this same predicament of taking years to finally clear the space then repeating the same mistake when we have the money once again
Who says he’s going to be our 6 in 2021? He hasn’t proven he can consistently perform on the NRL stage for a season and we’re already penciling him to be the successor to Benji, when we have the money to go out and buy quality representitive players instead?
Stefano and Doueihi are different situations, Stefano is being signed on less than an NRL average contract and basing off how Parra have reacted to him coming here and how Souths are basically trying to push Doueihi to come here should tell you enough
When you say we should stop worrying about value, I’m sorry but that’s just ridiculous it should be our number 1 priority as I refuse as a fan to be sitting here in a few years with this same problem bc we didn’t want to be patient and pay players who have shown they’re worth the money
Knights also paid massive dollars for Klemmer at a time when Dogs couldn’t match the price tag. They swooped on Pearce just after Cronk joined Roosters, so timing was just right on that one.
And Ponga, they nabbed him from a Qld club (the Cows) as a junior about to hit Firsts, buying him a year ahead like we have with Stefano.
So good fortune and good management with those three.
Sounds like Douehi is good timing now for us… hoping so.
I thought it was related to the fact that the forum crashed when it heard that turdburg is extending himself for 2 more years
I hope you’re kidding re Toddy. Maybe its better the devil you know…
Cant past article atm
Doh, well, lets hope we continue to learn how to play this game by the real unwritten rules.
I for one applaud Pascoe for not wanting to pay the full price for Doueihi and approaching this carefully unlike when in the Ivan era when we threw big money at the first available players such as Packer, Reynolds and Mbye
Being patient and waiting for the right player will only benefit us for the long term and not put us in the same position in a few years
You’re right Teddy, patience really is a virtue. We can afford for fans like me to be impatient and run our mouths off, but if Pascoe Madge et al are patient, then that is definitely a plus compared to past managements.
I hope Benji is involved with talking to prospective signings, he’s the brightest light our club has ever had, and nows the time he can still shine.
AJ as a kiwi, amd AD as a junior Tiger surely would look up to him.
AJ is indigenous Australian.
Is he? Apologies i thought he was a kiwi. Well there you go.