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@Newtown said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

If WT plays their cards right they can get Johnston for a real bargain price.

How do you figure that. When there is quote like a above that state “a massive offer on the table”???

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@jadtiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

What sensible clubs are doing now is signing players a year in advance and putting pressure on his current club for an early release.It seems to be a very effective policy because clubs dont see the point of holding a player who will be leaving next year and often release them early

Yeah unless you sign a development player from another club that has no actual impact or adds pressure to that clubs cap if they decide to deny that release and keep him on their books in case at some time in the year they need another front rower. Potentially that club now has 31 first graders due to the fact his 2021 club is desperate to get him across early and make him part of the clubs new resurgence…

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@jirskyr said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

@Tiger_Steve said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

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@Tiger_Steve said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

So what is the trend? You are an analyst.

The trend is we are 0 from 1 in attempting to sign Latrell Mitchells.

However knowing as you do that you need at least 3 for a trend, it’s just a single datapoint, not a trend.

Come on - that is seriously taking the piss. Is that the best trend you can come up with?
Mate, don’t get me wrong. You post great stuff but that response was less than convincing. I’ve said a million times that missing Mitchell is not the dominant issue. It’s losing clutch moments continuously. That is our dominant trend (in my humble opinion).
If we sign JAC tomorrow, we start to correct that negative trend.

I agree on clutch moments, if you mean clutch moments on the field.

Signing Latrell, or not, isn’t a clutch moment at all. It’s a very long drawn-out affair. I am not aware of any trend of Tigers offering players a million bucks and being turned down. Not even privvy to the data about how many players Tigers have ever (or recently) made offers to and how successful we have been.

Recruitment is all shady talk anyway and almost no firm data, so you can’t really go building trends about recruitment.

Luke lewis. Not a million dollars but the ratio to output/potential was the same. Plus this was before million dollar contracts. Think we tried to sign him for 650,000.

Don’t be coy. You know the trend he is referring to and one such example is as above. Analyse that.

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@marzie said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

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@TYGA said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

Latrell deal was done today with Souths. Very reliable source 650k this year and 800k next year.

So he knocks back a 1.4 mil 2 year offer to agree to a 1.45 mill 2 year offer…

Might have been more to do with removing the club option for the 2nd year

So Souths original Offer had a second year in their favour?
Surprised he agreed to a $800k deal next year when he values himself as 1m. Thought he was going to roll the dice for next year…

Also do we believe that Uncle Wayne won’t play him at left centre? I’m not so sure he won’t.

Bloody hell he could have made an extra 150k and stayed with the Premiers.

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@TYGA said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

Latrell deal was done today with Souths. Very reliable source 650k this year and 800k next year.

So he knocks back a 1.4 mil 2 year offer to agree to a 1.45 mill 2 year offer…

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Someone mentioned it. Pascoe’s strength is finance, and if he was judged on what he has brought on for west’s tigers in that area alone it would be commendable and that even including the loss of cap for Robbie deal. In saying that though this is where we haven’t quite got our house in order. Giving full autonomy to one person in order to conduct and provide deals is where we came un stuck. we need a team making those decisions and signing off on those deals. But I’m sure we have learnt from that. So not to rehash the past any further.
In present I believe Pascoe is a wiz behind the scenes for us but as a face of the Tigers this is the part that I don’t agree with. He never tries to look presentable. He either tries to be a joke when he needs to be serious or if he is being serious he communicates to the fan base in this arrogant corporate speak where he doesn’t answer the concerns head on he gives political looping answers
For mine he’d be a perfect CFO but hasn’t got the right character to be a CEO.

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Good on you young chap. Stick to your guns.
Be interesting to see Parra’s moves come June 30 when all 30 players are needed to fill out their squad. If his knocked them back it’s probably a case of them saying oh we’ll pay you minimum wage this year but we can guarantee you’ll play first grade, which besides the extra 10% contract pay doesn’t really do much for him, he still gets to spend all season training with the first grade team. Leaves them in a bind when they have to find someone else suitable for their final spot and for minimum wage you would assume.
The other thing is they have signed Brock Lamb on a Dev contract. Perhaps they hoped Stefano moved to a top 30 contract so they can sign another kid to a dev contract.
I believe the switch will happen in June.

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No need to really push for the Parra forward just yet.
His going to get the same amount of game time with us then he will at Parramatta.
Wait and see how it plays out. A mid season signing could be favourable for all parties. Costs us a lot less as well.

Musgrove was a starter at Rabbits. His not a flarey or over aggressive his just a really big body who doesn’t get bent back and has a large motor. Good starting prop imo. And probably a direct replacement for Matulino. Good value for output recruiting there.

Thoughts are Packer and Aloiai will be our impact man off the bench. Musgrove and Mikalee will start. I’d like to see Twal at lock. I think he and Eisenhuth play a similar game so I’m not sure both can be accommodated for, add ET into that argument.
Can’t see the clutch starting over LL however those two could interchange that role through the year. LG will be left side flank, 100%

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@new-smoking-gun said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

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@Tigerstar said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

650k per year for 3 years is the rumour.

We are talking about AJ not JAC

how much are we paying AJ then?

For 2020 about $150k After Souths comp runs out $420k per season. 3 years 1 mil to the tigers roughly was the deal. But worth about 1.2 to AJ

Hasn’t been signed yet but that was the offer tabled yesterday.

So he has accepted an release with Souths but a deal at a new club hasn’t been brokered yet, yet that club that has released him has agreed to kick in money for his next deal…
🤔

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@WeHaveCheeKam said in Alex Johnston Contract Discussion:

Alex Johnston is signed. Straight from Braidon Burns mouth.

Personally, he is better than any of our outside backs (whether wing or fullback) and is the first little bit of speed we have. If we added Gagai or Addo Carr, and then combined with Brooks, Mbye and Thompson, we aren’t actually that slow in the backline anymore.

Braidon didn’t happen to mention that he’ll be pushed out to the left wing next season to accommodate LM did he?