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@4jtigers said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Cultured_Bogan said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tweed_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Have not seen the post by East Campbelltown yet but Curtis is not happy…

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Haha you wrote it Curtis, you own it mate.

Obviously yet to learn about “trusted sources” in his Twitter journalism career.

East Campbelltown said it will not affect their juniors who will still come through the WT junior development programme. Seems like Curtis has an axe to grind and was all too keen to write a story kicking some skulls without researching all the facts.

an apology to phil1986 would be nice - do it in twitter Curtis as well lol

@4jtigers said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Cultured_Bogan said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tweed_Tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Have not seen the post by East Campbelltown yet but Curtis is not happy…

curtis2.JPG

Haha you wrote it Curtis, you own it mate.

Obviously yet to learn about “trusted sources” in his Twitter journalism career.

East Campbelltown said it will not affect their juniors who will still come through the WT junior development programme. Seems like Curtis has an axe to grind and was all too keen to write a story kicking some skulls without researching all the facts.

an apology to phil1986 would be nice - do it in twitter Curtis as well lol

I will be eagerly awaiting😂

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@Tweed_Tiger nice context.

Shows the rubbish journalism.

Nothing more then ‘glossy’ material. Might as well be a woman’s day article.

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This is punishing.

This is not a west’s tigers feeder club.

This is a club that has left the west district and produces genuine A grade players.

Not Jim bean Cup/Ron Massey players.

A grade.

This has no impact on west’s tigers at all.

Whatever links Curtis has to east campbelltown, he just made a fool of himself. Waste of an article.

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This has to go down on Par with Nick Graham as the worst Wests Tigers signing ever especially when you consider a 3 year deal .
Who approved this JT or Cleary ?

Ryan o’hara Anyone?

But in all honesty, based on field time cayless an ballin are in the mix, but only through injury. All reports were they were great off the park, just never got on.

We have great history 😂

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Hey forumers,
In Sydney for a holiday and hoping to catch the trial game, can anyone help me out with how’s best to get there?
Staying in Darlinghurst, not opposed to Uber but just wanted to check if public transport was easier.

Thanks!

All of the above are right.

I’ve done the opposite trip via Uber many times.

Looking at just over $100 in Uber (traffics depending) or $7 on the train line, very similar timeframes.

Very easy trip via train to leumeah station.

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I like Paul Kent’s notion.
TPA’s to go….no need for them now as Salary Cap has increased so much over last 5 years or so. TPA’s were originally bought in before the game could “afford” million dollar contracts and to deter players going to UK in times when they had the $$$ to splash around and Rugby.
Now we have the likes Ben Hunt on 1.2 million.
I can’t see why the Salary Cap and a capped TPA Club limit (same at every club) cannot be enforced.
Oh wait…there’s politics and politis.

No level playing field here.

100%,

In all honesty I think it’s quite simple.

Third parties go, if business’ want to invest money, it goes into directly into a club. It Makes every club stronger and more financially viable.

Whilst Clubs can still only spend the salary cap on players. If club sponsors wish to use players for adds and marketing etc, and the club and player agree, that’s great as all parties benefit from this, but these is no extra cash outside of the cap at any time.

Anything paid at any time outside of the salary cap, is technically cheating.

Much easier to enforce and there are no excuses if you get caught, because the rules are black and white.

Still restraint of trade isn’t it? You cannot outlaw players earning money from their own brand or representation, and you have to prove a link between the sponsor and the club to decline a TPA.

I’d be all for dumping TPAs but you’d be setting yourself up for legal challenge by the RLPA.

You are probably right, the legal battle will go on for years.

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I like Paul Kent’s notion.
TPA’s to go….no need for them now as Salary Cap has increased so much over last 5 years or so. TPA’s were originally bought in before the game could “afford” million dollar contracts and to deter players going to UK in times when they had the $$$ to splash around and Rugby.
Now we have the likes Ben Hunt on 1.2 million.
I can’t see why the Salary Cap and a capped TPA Club limit (same at every club) cannot be enforced.
Oh wait…there’s politics and politis.

No level playing field here.

100%,

In all honesty I think it’s quite simple.

Third parties go, if business’ want to invest money, it goes into directly into a club. It Makes every club stronger and more financially viable.

Whilst Clubs can still only spend the salary cap on players. If club sponsors wish to use players for adds and marketing etc, and the club and player agree, that’s great as all parties benefit from this, but these is no extra cash outside of the cap at any time.

Anything paid at any time outside of the salary cap, is technically cheating.

Much easier to enforce and there are no excuses if you get caught, because the rules are black and white.

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Good work Ben, only piece of advice i can give is to be cautious in your meeting about how you approach your questions. No one likes to be ambushed, and may result in not getting many answered questions.

Good luck with it all, I hope you get some great results.

A few I would consider:

  • what has been some of the biggest changes he has noticed since Ivan has been at the club, compared to previous coaches.
  • what is the spilt in recruitment decisions and research between coach and recruitment manager.
  • how much of the CEO job is proactive and how much is reactive in decision making.
  • what steps are being taken to ensure the center of excellence in some way is completed if funding from the govt isn’t an option?
  • why wasn’t the university of WS (ctown campus) ever discusses as a training base as the facilities are all being upgraded.

Good luck mate, just a Few ideas that I feel haven’t been covered off clearly.