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@Snake said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@TJ21 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Anyone have any news on whether the slimey grubs will release  Stefano Utoikamanu for 2020??

No news but if the young fellow has the potential to lose significant $ because he is on a development contract at the Eels, you would believe there would be etiquette to release him unless our offer can be matched for a year.

@pawsandclaws1 he is on about $70k atm right??

I read $60k which is a huge difference. I can’t fathom how the Eels can retain him unless our offer can be matched for a year.

I can. He has a contract and they are holding him to it. Any club can do it when someone under contract starts whinging about mental health issues, coaching their son, or not liking their current role.

Making an example of one person sends a message to others under contract that may be looking elsewhere, much the same as releasing the first whinging player makes others realise that they are free to look around.

The difference is he’s on an amateur contract. He can’t play nrl until 3/4 of the season is done. So they’re cutting his earning ability by 2/3 and denying him the chance to play first grade, something they can’t offer. That’s not how you treat young players.

If he were on an nrl contract or would be a bit different, as he could still offer the nrl side something. But he can’t. And they have no incentive to push him to be the best when they have other young junior rep props they can focus on instead.

This is why the Tigers have signed so many of there juniors … the way they are being treated by that grub of a club …

The problem is that the player is happy to sign an amateur contract - I’d suggest even thrilled to sign with a view to what lies ahead. But as soon as something bigger and better comes along, they’re no longer happy. The original contract should stand so the club isn’t disadvantaged. No matter the club, no matter the player. If all agree to break the agreement, cool. If the club isn’t prepared for whatever reason, then that’s their prerogative and it shouldn’t be held against them. It’s just business. Everyone’s entitled to look after their own best interests.

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Hmmm…oh well. Pretty much what was expected at the time of injury.

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@Nelson Yep, I agree, I was thinking of Perrott as I thought he was strong for Manly last season. I could be wrong - probably am, but hasler would have let go of him at the dogs and then from Manly as well. Maybe it’s just not a match between those two. He’s a big boy and a simple role of hitting the line hard and taking defenders with him could be good for us. Given he’s only on a train and trial at the broncos, he’d be cheap and worth a crack imo. Wouldn’t affect a potential big name signing either should an unlikely Mitchell agreement offer itself…or a Munster, or a JAC or Frizzell or other. Just thinking of some go forward that’s actually somewhat experienced and inexpensive.

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@happy_tiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@hsvjones said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Let this settle in…
We have lost Marsters , Matterson, Matulino, Fonua, Farah & Rochow… (5 starters)

We have gained the following with first grade experience - Walters (1 or 2 games) and … Nothing

Sorry but that is not good enough for a club with the money we have available… I understand LL from Dragons might be coming but until it announced it is not happening…

If they think we will be better with these guys gone and the younger ones added they are kidding themselves…

Something does not seem right here as we are nearly Dec and other teams are playing there cards and all we seem to be doing to sitting in the corner with our fingers crossed hoping that LM comes to us…

@hsvjones the thing about these sort of posts is that you, like me and everyone else in this forum have no idea what’s going on in terms of negotiations and signings but still people continue to post negative rubbish about the club. I like the fact that everything is under wraps and not leaking out to the press. It’s not for us to know! Be positive mate, the club is in the best position it has been for years, so look forward!!

Negative Rubbish …??

The actual facts Jack until something actually happens …

Perception isn’t fact

So we haven’t lost Farah ,Fonua ,Matterson , Rochow and Marsters

Any club that hopes to play finals football has to lose first graders of the standard of Fonua & Rochow.

Effectively (he came off development list at the same time as Fonua was injured) Fonua was replaced by Talau which Im Ok with. Hate to say it but Rochow is replaceable by whatever young second rower we get.

Matterson was a good player, Masters a solid first grader, Farah has been a legend but his performance in 2019 was just first grade standard. These guys are good and need to be replaced.

You havent balanced your argument with the re-signing of Garner, Twal, Aoliai etc

If we don’t sort out the front row shortage , back row shortage , hooker issue we aren’t Top 8 material

And The Gunners if we are spending a million on Latrell we only have 700/800 k for 3 players …even if we sign one more on minimum wage it still leaves 600 k for 2 players …what prop / back rower will we get that will sure our forward pack up for 300 k each ??

Lloyd Perrott worth a shot???

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@balmain-boy said in Wests Tigers snare teen tyro Utoikamanu...:

The kid needs to go to the Players association for assistance. Denying him the right to sign a professional contract, support his family out of spite for us is very wrong. It has nothing to do with the player, and everything to do with us.
We even gave them Matto for free and now they won’t release a 19 year old who’s currently their 7th choice at prop, and not even able to play first grade for most of the season?

Really? He has an agreement in place. I can’t see the logic there as much as Id like him to be with us immediately. They’re not obligated to release him.

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@Harvey said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

@rustycage said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

@Harvey said in Latrell Mitchell Contract Discussion:

I am sure that Lattrell’s destination will be locked in less than 48 hours after you are looking at this post.

??? 🤔

You obviously have looked at the post recently to quote it, so still plenty of time

Hahaha…I guess so.