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@ElleryHanley said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Dyloh said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

I haven’t paid too much attention to the titans this year so just wondering what happen to Peats? I saw 1 game with him out there and reign at hooker?

Got a long term, 500 k plus deal and then basically clocked off.

Sounds about right. Good gig if you can get it.

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His 2019 highlights reel on the tigers website goes for around 45 seconds. Sums up his season for me.

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@gallagher said in Great article re Roosters Salary Cap:

@rustycage said in [Great article re Roosters Salary Cap]

Because they are in fact getting other monies. They’re not short changed one bit. Only NRL HQ don’t care.

So how come Matto left to come here for $350? He must be getting other monies from us.

The fact he’s not happy would indicate that in fact he isn’t.

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@Spud_Murphy said in Balmain fans healing:

@Russell said in Balmain fans healing:

@Telltails said in Balmain fans healing:

@Madgic said in Balmain fans healing:

@happy_tiger Saw Wayne Pearce at the Churchill medal presentation - is he ill? Looked small and sick. Is he that much older than Clyde? Really concerning.

Much older than Bradley Clyde - he is turning 60 next year I think.

Wayne is 59, Clyde is 49 - a lot of aging can go on in 10 years.

Yeah tell me about it! Lol

I just turned fifty last month. Looked in the mirror this morning and couldnt believe the difference in last 3 weeks.😧

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@hammertime said in Marshall Signed - Official:

What? only 1 year?! 😮

One more, just one more. 😫

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@jirskyr said in Great article re Roosters Salary Cap:

@gallagher said in Great article re Roosters Salary Cap:

@fibrodreaming said in Great article re Roosters Salary Cap:

@gallagher said in Great article re Roosters Salary Cap:

But $350k was enough for Matterson to go from the premiers to a club that rarely makes the 8. I think they pay alot of their younger blokes bugger all.

Not sure why you commence your sentence with “But”. I allowed for the possibility that a lot of their squad may be prepared to play for unders.

Because you said it was more likely they were getting money outside the cap. My example of Matterson suggests it more likely they are paying their lesser players unders.

Your example of Matto is apt - for how long would Roosters “lesser players” be happy to be paid “unders”? Matto’s example suggests around 50 FG games and 1 contract / 3 seasons is the duration, before wanting to move on.

After just one season at $350K, Matto now wants double that.

So the real question isn’t how Roosters pay some lesser players lower wages, but how some of them are happy to continue to be paid at that rate on multiple contracts.

For example Taukeiaho, who is over 100 FG games now and a representative footballer. The article that @fibrodreaming referenced had Taukeiaho at something ridiculous like $250K. And even if you accept that he was on $250K back then, he’s since more than doubled his FG experience and played rep footy, and is now into his 3rd contract with the Roosters.

So let’s accept the argument that early-career novice players are paid a pittance by Roosters, in order to (a) boost their profile and (b) be part of a “winning organisation”, but how do Roosters retain such players year on year? Why are they all not leaving for richer pastures like Ryan Matterson?

Because they are in fact getting other monies. They’re not short changed one bit. Only NRL HQ don’t care.

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He must be feeling the heat and is acting like a child would. Trying to worm out of responsibility and in the process what little credibility he had left quickly vanishes. There’s no doubt being a ref must be a tough gig. But if you put your hand up to be one, (NPI) you have to accept criticism when a glaring error is made. We all make mistakes. Freakin own it man! In the bigger picture, it’s the NRLs fault An over ruling wouldn’t have occurred if there was only one ref out there.

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@jirskyr said in Great article re Roosters Salary Cap:

@The_Patriot said in Great article re Roosters Salary Cap:

I could care less for the salary cap talk. What the Roosters do well is release players who are not great value to the club. They dont pay overs for bit players. They then identity and recruit who add to the style of play and culture they are trying to achieve.

Its them and the Storm who lead this league in clever recruitment and retention.

You can afford to dismiss “bit players” when you have 3 or 4 million-dollar players on your roster.

Ryan Matterson in 2019 was clearly as good as any forward that the Roosters kept on, yet Roosters could afford to let him move on.

It’s the same with the Storm, but at least I’ll grant that the Storm put their own resources in those key positions, rather than raiding other clubs.

> When you have Tedesco-Keary-Cronk-Friend and Hughes-Munster-Croft-Smith as your spines, plus JWH-Taukeiaho and Bromwich-NAS as your prop combos, you can afford to be picky with the “bit players”.

Also the bit players are potentially happy to play for less money but in a team full of elite players. Imagine the difference in the output being asked of, say, Zane Tetevano vs Alex Twal.

Whislt the point is taken, I’m not sure Hughes and Croft are worthy of too much fanfare. Nor for that matter Munster really. I think he is somewhat overhyped. Much like Morgan at the Cows.

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For whatever reason, Molan isn’t liked too much across the board. I’m neither here nor there with her. I think she fills her role reasonably well. Maybe she’s a pain to work with - who knows? Nines team need a total re-fit. They’re appalling given the amount of experience they have. Ray Warren is diabolical. His constant calls of a player marking the ball drive me insane. He’s basically promoting a term from the games arch enemy. Rambling on with Gus and the rest about Sweet Fanny Adams whilst play is in motion is also iso damn infuriating. If these fellas just focused on the game and pointed out more actual interesting things in back play or relevant happenings that aren’t spotted by the average viewer as - Joey does and Slater does it’d be 100 times better. Fittler can be so much better as well. He’s just fallen into the jokey nine boys club mentality and comes across as a complete flake. As for Finchy…👊 But no, we put up with garbage, so we keep receiving garbage year after year.

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Shirvos another. He seems to go alright. But did is a different beast.