The hysteria on here never ceases to amaze me!
It wasn’t that long ago that information was flowing from the club like a leaky boat in the Potter and Taylor era’s. Now the ship is locked up tight, no information comes out except for a couple of cooperative journalists. So most of the reporters make stuff up about Wests Tigers and yet people here continue to believe it.
How on earth would Hooper know anything about contract negotiation in Wests Tigers? He has been an outcast for some time now and as such he holds a grudge. He has been caught out numerous times yet it looks like everyone still accepts what he writes as gospel.
Mitchell always wanted to go to Souths. Its a club his father supported all his life. You can only make your best offer, and there is no shame in the offer not being accepted. I would be cautious as to how much WT are prepared to pay for AD, and I would not like to see them offer too many years for BJ either. But I believe we are well positioned for both.
As for the Roosters poaching AD, how could they have the funds available when they only lost their centre 30 hours ago? Doesn’t dispensation have to be submitted and approved by the NRL?