Official Blayke Brailey

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If this is true we've found our new whipping boy...

already had - club just made it official

hopefully someone else in less of a key position takes the mantle over the next 5 seasons though or we are in trouble
 

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Pretty happy we have re-signed him, I think some of his best footy will come in the next 1-2 years.

Something like 3 years at $500k would of sounded better though.
 
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Article from Riccio says the deal is upwards of 2.1m

Last time I checked that ain’t 625k a year. Who’s the one who can’t count lol.
 

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I agree it's a very good contract for Blayke, but wouldn't say it was massive overs compared to Mahoney. Totally different styles of player, but also in very different types of teams. Both very good.
I would be happy to swap them for a season and see how they do to properly compare...
 
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so according to Ricio's telgraph article it's around $625k per season

ouch

great deal for blayke though. I doubt even the bulldogs would have paid him much more than that on the open market

oh wait the bulldogs signed a better hooker for pretty much the same contract
Found the one who can’t count
 

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If this new deal has been done since Fitzzy took over as coach obviously he rates him highly & sees him as a big part of our long term hooker/rotation role. The deal may be pretty high but I've got no dramas with having Brailey with us next 4 years, he's good high potential. Finucane & McInness will only help him further with our current 2022 forward pack.
 

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If this new deal has been done since Fitzzy took over as coach obviously he rates him highly & sees him as a big part of our long term hooker/rotation role. The deal may be pretty high but I've got no dramas with having Brailey with us next 4 years, he's good high potential. Finucane & McInness will only help him further with our current 2022 forward pack.
The money only slightly raises the brow, but I'll always sigh a little at a four year deal unless it's for a proven gun more in the middle than start or end of their career. But in todays NRL these kinds of contracts seem all the rage, so I guess we've done what we thought we needed to do to be competitve
 

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I imagine it is easier to squeeze an extra year of security into the deal than more money too
 

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525k I think is a good deal for us, 625 I think is good for him. Either way I'm not too upset about 100k. 3 years preferable but I think this will work out well for us. Up to him to prove his worth now.
 
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