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  1. SGMax

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    I smell a rat.
    This has Desi written all over it ....or at least what Des used to do at Manly in his first stint then again at Bulldogs.

    Manly back-ending contracts again and once it gets to the crunch, they offload the player then try to find a way to weasel out of the agreement or get compensation for being compassionate.

    What were they thinking offering a prop $850k.
    Now they expect a replacement and or cash.....nice try to get out of paying the $250K overpayment for the rest of his contract.
    Will get away with it with the Warriors desperate for an enforcer type prop.
     
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    Her initial reaction (normally the one you trust to be the genuine reaction) was to defend her action and not apologise. No doubt the corporate heavies at 9, GB and the NRL put pressure on her to change her stance. If there was an absence of "sitting down to have a rational discussion", perhaps it was because she left the impression she wasn't open to it.
     
  3. The calm one

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    Great speech man. Stay calm
     
  4. not_all_there

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    I’m all for women as league commentators. Lara Pitt. Ruan Simms. Emma Freeman. Yvonne. All clued up on footy.
    Molan offers nothing. I got no idea how she keeps her job.
     
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  5. muzby

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    There is too much ambiguity in that.

    Are you saying that channel 9, as broadcast partners didn’t realise what had happened & how it could easily have been corrected?

    How could her bosses have realised it was wrong, not say anything and let a player do what he did in the stands?

    It makes no sense.
     
  6. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Erin has been in the media for years.

    She’s university educated in sports media and has seen off many a witch hunt.

    Yes, she hasn’t played NRL, but how does that make her any less worthy of commentary than Rothfield or others?
     
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    I'm sorry but i have top change my opinion about securing this bloke. 360 opened up about what this guy is all about ( without being libeled ) too much money for a meathead could really destroy our rebirth. needs to get out of Sydney because of people that will make him self destruct. Would not touch him , so much risk and the money , 850k a year !!!

    Warriors problem not ours.
     
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  8. not_all_there

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    Cool. And she’s irritated me for years.
    And so does Rothfield.
     
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  9. not_all_there

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    I didnt watch 360 but this kinda fits.
    I couldnt undersand why Des would want to move him on
     
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    She doesn’t bother me at all, I’m in the minority I know she seems nice, Vonny annoys me more and I have no idea why. Rothfield is the worst of all of them.
     
  11. Forbes Creek Dragons

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    She’s obviously learned to cook that man an egg.
     
  12. gitano

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    I think you should delete that post, Forbes Creek.
    Joke or otherwise, it has no place in 2020, or this forum.

    Shit joke too.
     
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    850k för AFB? No thanks. We need to build our culture. Better options out there
     
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    AFB on 850k and Norman on 850k, I know which I would prefer. Norman gone, Sullivan in the halves with Hunt and AFB up front with Vaughan. A big improvement if you ask me.
     
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    Agree.

    I thought getting him cheap and assisting with stabilising his family life could have been a win/win, but not for that kinda money.

    As SGMax said, it's starting to smell like a Desi special...
     
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    No one will take Norman unless we pay more than half the freight
     
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    Forget AFB he is off to Warriors. Brown must know him you think.
     
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  18. Mjab

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    I do agree with what you point out

    have no problem with the girls commentating
    however I think relating to Molan , the other female commentators are far superior
     
  19. Mjab

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    Agree id do a straight swap with Norman for sure
     
  20. be55

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    Mate , Norman isn't worth 85 cents and the sooner we see the back of him the better...
     
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