2014 Official thread and signing news

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby Bullucked » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:53 pm

Re Dave Taylor

RobbieRoss wrote: Provided Craig and Frank look into his eyes and don't see the spirit of George Rose looking back.


Robbie Ross, line of the year! Screamingly funny.

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby Scooter » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:59 pm

At the game my wife couldn't believe that was Dave Taylor and she wanted to know who he had eaten.

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby bula » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:32 am

Scooter wrote:At the game my wife couldn't believe that was Dave Taylor and she wanted to know who he had eaten.

George Rose by the sounds of it

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby yourhero » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:50 am

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/nrl-market-watch-another-dog-departs-frank-pritchards-future-storm-sign-pedigree-half/news-story/0cf961e0c335a9849107b75ab8ff0073

STORM SIGN PEDIGREE HALF

The last name Johns is synonymous with rugby league and Melbourne will be hoping they can develop the next generation of Johns playmaker when the youngest son of Matt Johns joins the Storm next season.

Market Watch can reveal the Storm have signed Cooper Johns on a two-year development deal.

Cooper wasn’t born when his father at and uncle Andrew steered Newcastle to their first premiership in 1997, while he was a youngster when Johns was a consultant at the Storm.

Turning 18 next year, Johns already has a great understanding of the game.

Johns wore the No.6 in Manly’s SG ball side which was littered with famous names including Albert Hopoate, John Hopoate’s son Albert, Ben Trbojevic, the younger brother of Tom and Jake and Solomon Haumono’s son Maile.

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby yourhero » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:53 am

From the same article - Off Contract List

MELBOURNE STORM

Slade Griffin, Jeremy Hawkins, Mark Nicholls, Billy Slater, Shem Tatupu,

New deal: Suliasi Vunivalu (until the end of 2018), Joe Stimson (until end of 2019), Jesse Bromwich (until end of 2020 with two year option), Kenny Bromwich (until end of 2020), Dale Finucane (until end of 2021), Felise Kaufusi (until 2018 with option for 2019), Christian Welch (until 2019), Will Chambers (until 2020), Ryley Jacks (until 2018), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (until 2019), Brandon Smith (until 2022), Cheyse Blair (until 2020), Jahrome Hughes (until 2020), Brodie Croft (until 2021), Justin Olam (until 2018), Suliasi Vunivalu (until 2020), Josh Addo-Carr (until 2021)

Leaving: Tohu Harris (Warriors at end of season until 2021), Jordan McLean (Cowboys until 2020), Cooper Cronk (released at the end of the season), Dean Britt (immediate release to Rabbitohs until 2019), Jesse Arthars (Rabbitohs until 2019), Robbie Rochow (Tigers until 2019)

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby Mattpoet » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:00 am

No mention of Myles anywhere...

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby Danger D » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:16 am

I believe Myles has a 1-year option if both parties agree. He wants to stay but is just waiting for a decision from the club.

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby Mattpoet » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:20 am

Good to know

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby blazza18 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:39 pm

Really don't want our forward pack to be full of old or lazy or lazy old players thank you very much.

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby yourhero » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:52 pm

blazza18 wrote:Really don't want our forward pack to be full of old or lazy or lazy old players thank you very much.


Always so negative mate! :lol:

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby Rina » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:09 pm

yourhero wrote:https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/nrl-market-watch-another-dog-departs-frank-pritchards-future-storm-sign-pedigree-half/news-story/0cf961e0c335a9849107b75ab8ff0073

STORM SIGN PEDIGREE HALF

The last name Johns is synonymous with rugby league and Melbourne will be hoping they can develop the next generation of Johns playmaker when the youngest son of Matt Johns joins the Storm next season.

Market Watch can reveal the Storm have signed Cooper Johns on a two-year development deal.

Cooper wasn’t born when his father at and uncle Andrew steered Newcastle to their first premiership in 1997, while he was a youngster when Johns was a consultant at the Storm.

Turning 18 next year, Johns already has a great understanding of the game.

Johns wore the No.6 in Manly’s SG ball side which was littered with famous names including Albert Hopoate, John Hopoate’s son Albert, Ben Trbojevic, the younger brother of Tom and Jake and Solomon Haumono’s son Maile.


waaaaiiiittt... we signed the boy named after Cooper Cronk? That's actually pretty funny to me. :D

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby bula » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:54 am

Anyone think Cooper will retire and next year if injury strikes or Croft doesn't play the way we hope he could sign a dollar contract??

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby yourhero » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:17 am

bula wrote:Anyone think Cooper will retire


Yes. If we win the Premiership, I think he will hang them up. Actually, I think he will probably retire anyway but doesn't want to say that before the World Cup and risk being excluded for that reason.

bula wrote:next year if injury strikes or Croft doesn't play the way we hope he could sign a dollar contract??


No. NRL would not allow that. They would argue that we aren't paying 'market rate' for Cronk (however they arbitrarily define that).

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby blazza18 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:58 am

Yea, not idea why the NRL are allowed to stop players from signing whatever amount they like (as long as it's > minimum amount).

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Re: 2014 Official thread and signing news

Postby yourhero » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:36 am

They have to. Otherwise teams have a very easy way to rort the cap. Teams with greater access to third party deals can just pay their players out of this pool rather than under the salary cap.

I just don't know how they determine "market rate"? Surely the maximum a team is willing to pay for a player is their market rate? And if so, how do they register a contract for a player that stays at his club for $150K less than he is being offered elsewhere? Just another grey area...


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