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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.
And I guess what's a contract length mean anyway. If one party isn't happy at some point they tend to work out a move anyhow
 

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Like we did with Dugan and Moylan?
Which party wasn't happy with Moylan? Him who re-signed or us who re-signed him? I think you're confusing yourself for a relevant party in this situation.

And by the time Sharks weren't happy with Dugan he had a few months left, not sure how much leverage they would have had to make something happen there.
 
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Which party wasn't happy with Moylan? Him who re-signed or us who re-signed him? I think you're confusing yourself for a relevant party in this situation.
No confusion here, we shopped him around a couple of times over the course of his contract.
 
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Like we did with Dugan and Moylan?
Moylan got a contract extension so how did that not work out ?

Dugan well that's super coach Flanno not having a plan and panic buying when we lost Bird.

If you're comparing a 23 year old hooker who's making less to Dugan's contract well I think that's pretty silly.
 

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No confusion here, we shopped him around a couple of times over the course of his contract.
We obviously didn't want it bad enough that we ended up extending him ourselves.
But yeah, fair, there was def a stage we were interested in moving him. Based on extension that interest was obviously heavily motivated by wanting to free up cash rather than him being the main issue himself.
Funnily enough the fact we didn't value him as high and the fact nobody wanted him were both largely based on injury, which is only gunna make him very hard to shop.
 
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Moylan got a contract extension so how did that not work out ?

Dugan well that's super coach Flanno not having a plan and panic buying when we lost Bird.

If you're comparing a 23 year old hooker who's making less to Dugan's contract well I think that's pretty silly.
I'm talking last year when we shopped him around, his own manager said there was no interest.

Put it in context, I was replying to @Sparkles saying clubs can move players on under contract if they want to. Doesn't always happen as was evident with Moylan last year.
 
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We obviously didn't want it bad enough that we ended up extending him ourselves.
But yeah, fair, there was def a stage we were interested in moving him. Based on extension that interest was obviously heavily motivated by wanting to free up cash rather than him being the main issue himself.
Funnily enough the fact we didn't value him as high and the fact nobody wanted him were both largely based on injury, which is only gunna make him very hard to shop.
We wanted to free up cash because he wasn't living up to his contract. That's precisely my point.
 

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We wanted to free up cash because he wasn't living up to his contract. That's precisely my point.
Because he was injured which makes him hard to sell
So your example was accurate but not really the circumstances I think Sparkles had in mind.

I think he is talking more like us getting Aaron Woods for a good price (debatable, I am sure) because he was underperforming Bulldogs contract, I think it would have been a different story if the issue had been he was injured 50% of the time. I'd hope we would have been less interested.

There was also interest from potentially both parties for Fifita to take other opportunities too but similarly it becomes a lot harder when the issue is ****s ****ed.

No argument on Dugan being not a great example?

(will have to self filter that profanity haha)
 
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Because he was injured which makes him hard to sell
So your example was accurate but not really the circumstances I think Sparkles had in mind.

I think he is talking more like us getting Aaron Woods for a good price (debatable, I am sure) because he was underperforming Bulldogs contract, I think it would have been a different story if the issue had been he was injured 50% of the time. I'd hope we would have been less interested.

There was also interest from potentially both parties for Fifita to take other opportunities too but similarly it becomes a lot harder when the issue is ****s ****ed.

No argument on Dugan being not a great example?

(will have to self filter that profanity haha)
We shopped Dugan around well before then. From memory back to Canberra but they weren't interested.
 

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We shopped Dugan around well before then. From memory back to Canberra but they weren't interested.
I get the sentiment, but the Brailey deal isn't the same. First it is on 2/3 the cash. Causing less strain. Second its one of the positions with the least depth in talent across the league, compared to centres and fullbacks that are way easier to fill.
 

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We’re never going to know what the real figure is so I’m not going to worry about it for now. It’s all speculation. We just have to hope we haven’t forked out too much.
 

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We’re never going to know what the real figure is so I’m not going to worry about it for now. It’s all speculation. We just have to hope we haven’t forked out too much.
I think it’s more a case of we just have to hope that he takes his game to another level. There is every chance he does that given our new signings and a change in coaching.
 

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I'm talking last year when we shopped him around, his own manager said there was no interest.

Put it in context, I was replying to @Sparkles saying clubs can move players on under contract if they want to. Doesn't always happen as was evident with Moylan last year.
More often than not though, unless the bloke is seriously damage goods... And you have to be pretty damaged in the NRL not to get a rerun somewhere. Duges was
 

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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
If you look at all these current new deals happening, I think 625k is pretty small compared to what a few of these other younger players are getting these days. I'm honestly not fussed with 4yrs, we all know that these days all players these days all they care about is money, there is hardly anymore loyalty in the game anymore. Anyone would jump at that chance that stuff. 4yrs he may not even stay that long anyway if a club offers him more in 3yrs time.
 
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I’m under the opinion it’s $500k, $550, $600, $650 $2.3 mill over 4 years with extras if he plays rep footy.

$650 in 5 years with cap increases isn’t that bad.
 
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