Most people are pencilling AD in as a half this year, but he’s out in round 1 due to suspension. Whoever gets a shot in his place will have a chance to impress.
Pretty sure AD can serve that suspension in the trial. Hope so anyway.
It changed…a player can play in a trial…but suspensions are served in NRL season games…
Well that’s a bit rubbish
Some article on DT apparently that manager and him are trying to get JAC to souths this year or definitely 2022 apparently he is happy to play wing surprise surprise
can anyone post the article
Will Addo-Carr pull a rabbit out of his hat
hmmmm, tell crowe/ souffs that we’ll cancel the '21 MoU for 3 or 4 hundred grand…
We know he’s not coming to us regardless & we have Laurie for '22 anyway.
There’s no doubt, WE’RE A SOFT TARGET. !
The MEDIA says we have to release Aloia so that’s what we’ll do.
We’ll probably send him over to Brookvale in a stretch limo and foot the bill, just to appease the pigs at News Corp.
I respect the Storm more for their hard edge demands for a quality replacement in the JAC negotiation. The very player they requested (and we protected) is now pee-ing us up against the walls of The Daily Telegraph building.
We are going to be compensated - have you forgotten that already. Just not with a player.
We aren’t getting compensated at this point. Compensation would require Manly giving us something in return for releasing Aloiai. The proposed deal now is that we just get Aloiai off our books and therefore we sign someone else.
We did the same thing with Matterson and it allowed us to sign AD and LL.
My opinion is that we should have kept Matterson and we should keep Aloiai. These guys were our best forwards and close to best players in their last season with us. It just seems stupid to release quality players because they spit the dummy.
We should be compensated but I think the writing is on the wall in that we sign JO and release JA.
But how do you know we weren’t compensated, they don’t have to tell us?
The Pom came on here and stated exactly what I’ve stated. We are just getting Aloiai off our books. The same thing happened with Matterson.
I could be wrong but there is no evidence at all that we are being compensated. The evidence that we have even though it’s poor evidence states that we get no compensation.
I don’t like it. I reckon it’s bad. In stating that I understand the club just wants to get a team together who wants to win and we don’t need players there who aren’t committed.
Direct quote from the Pom, Signing & Suggestions thread, about half way down page 4327 :
“Will be something in return just not in the form of player.”
Even if half the rumor’s are not true, it’s still ugly. JP talks about the importance of the organizations people:
but here we are with a future leader of the club being low balled and given a deadline…Seems odd.
Strap in boys, gunna be a tough (er) couple of seasons.
If the offer of $450k a year is on the mark he wasn’t low-balled.
The money is about right for his quality. The deadline only followed prolonged discussions and in those circumstances is quite reasonable. I’m 100% with the club on this.
Where does that $450k figure come from please?
It seems like good dollars for a frontrower that doesn’t work too hard around the ruck in defence.
Chammas at SMH, also said he was asking for 600, and Manly forums are stating he has signed for just north of 500 for 22 and 23. No reliable information that it was dependant on a 21 release but I reckon its true if Lee’s that pissed about it.
This is what the DT has quoted Lee H as saying on the contingent stuff :
“I was informed that the ‘22 and ‘23 deal may be contingent on a release for 2021.”
Who informed him? And now he says it “may be contingent”. If he is going to go to the media he should make sure all his ducks are in a row first - he seems to be backtracking on his hard stance earlier.
Pretty sure its Aloiai’s text message to club officials saying “I wont represent the tigers or put on a jersey”, that had Lee firing up, Then the Manly boss comes out and says we are negotiating for 22 but haven’t spoken about 21. Which I’m still suspect about Either way its been pretty strong D from us all around IMO, I dont see that as backtracking tbh.
Thats not all of it though - he seems to be trying to cover all bases. Don’t get me wrong i’m all for coming out all guns blazing. I just see statements such as '" anecdotally we have been told" and " I was informed " and " may be contingent " as knowing only half the story. The guy runs a law firm - if you have all the facts you dont come out with wishy washy statements like these.
Exactly he runs a law firm, he wants to get in front of the narrative and make sure we get up on top without using terminology that may be used against us in the future. I thought it was ingenious, he:
A. Sent a clear message on how the contract negotiations occurred.
B. Made it clear without any compensation he was going to at the club regardless next year without a release.
C Sent a clear msg to the NRL he doesn’t want this to keep occurring.
He’s also wedged Manly pretty strongly. If they now withdraw their offer for '22/23 then obviously it was contingent on '21 - and if they don’t they’re stuck without a replacement for Fonua-Blake for '21.
I would say manly have told aloiai’s manager that they ‘really really’ want him for '21 - but noone is ever going to put anything around that in writing.
So the way Lee H has worded it is actually quite clever.