Souths definitely out …from a very reliable source reportedly. The options are thinning like my hair.
And yet he still hasn’t signed the best offer by far, the biggest contract the Tigers have ever offered in our history.
An offer to play his prefered position.
Does this tell us anything??? Hmmmmm
Sounds to me as we have publicly removed our offer so we can work on this behind the scenes with out any pressure fingers crossed anyways
The POM explained why. Mitchell himself isn’t the issue, it’s his manager who happens to be the roadblock.
So are you saying that Mitchell really really really wants to play for us but his manager is preventing that happening?
If Mitchell wanted to be a Tiger he would have signed, it’s that simple.
What has me a little dumbfounded is how people are saying LM’s manager is the cause of all the issues and dealing with Latrell directly was positive. He could be giving some very poor guidance and advice, but at the end of the day Mitchell makes the call. He meets a few clubs, looks over the deals and tells his manager, “this is where I want to play.” This debacle can’t entirely be his managers fault!
Wherever he goes, he’ll get a decent offer. By all reports the Tigers threw the best deal at him.
He had the money, a long-term contract and was all but guaranteed the position he wanted to play, yet he didn’t take it. He literally is either the most poorly guided, confused and indecisive young man I’ve ever heard or his ego, money or demanding ridiculous terms in his contract has got the best of him.
To me, it’s glaringly obvious he just doesn’t want to play for the Tigers for whatever reason. The only alternative I can think of is his manager has royally screwed him in negotiating a deal with us…but again, Latrell has had the power to say, “let’s not drag this out, this is who I want to play for and let’s get it done” the entire time.
If he doesn’t want to be here or wants to play silly buggers, game over. I’m glad the club pulled the offer. We gave him an amazing opportunity. You can have all the talent in the world but the team and passion in the jersey come first.
The penny has dropped for some, a few others are a bit slower, they’d have you think his manager hog tied him so he physically couldn’t sign the contract.
After all this hogwash over negotiations if Mitchell does end up signing with us in the end would anyone really be confident of his commitment to our team/club? I know I wouldn’t, I think if he played reasonably well for a season and got lured by another club he’d be gone at first chance.
Fans reactions to him signing now I think would be tempered somewhat after what has taken place. I think it will be like ‘oh ok Mitchell has signed’, whereas if he signed earlier without all this baulking and stalling it would’ve been 'OMG 'we’ve actually signed Mitchell!! Yay!!
I wouldn’t, I’d always be thinking he’s only here because he had no other real option
He does. He has the option to stick it out with the Roosters in 2020 and take his pick of where he wants to play in 2021.
If you can call playing at a club that has made it quite clear they don’t want you there an option.