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Jack Bird

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by possm, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. Jersey No 14

    Jersey No 14 Juniors

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    Good Move - Moving on.
    Wouldn't spend a cent.
     
  2. Dragons4lyf95

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    I Don’t think it’s over tbh

    Bird is really keen to return home.. I’m sure a deal will be made over the next couple of months
     
  3. possm

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    You most probably will be right on this one. I'm sure Griffin will be confident of turning Hunt back into a star halfback. If this happens I am sure the pairing will be Hunt/Sullivan. However, if Hunt continues to perform at a sub-standard level, I'm also sure Griffin will waste no time in trying to offload him.
     
  4. Dragsters

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    Should only pursue a swap deal with Norman or not at all imo...
     
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  5. gregstar

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    True.

    Fair swap.

    Norman sat this season out as well.
     
  6. possm

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    Bird on a one year deal only with an option in favour of the Dragons.
    Norman, well he and the Broncos can make their own arrangements.

    Broncos are after cap relief so this swap won't help them with that. So I suggest Griffin also look for a forward to recruit - in addition to Joe O.

    This is the deal that will fly.
     
  7. kit66

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    Bellamy could turn him into the best attacking centre in the game, Brenko to the wing. Easy.:cool:
     
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  8. possm

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    I like the way you think and think it would be great if you were on the clubs recruitment staff.
     
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  9. Dragons4me

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    That's the issue. We need him on the field to play and not in the club injured. :smirk::smirk::smirk:
     
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  10. possm

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    At least if he is injured, he would not be selected whereas, Norman gets selected even though he performs like an injured player each game.
     
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  11. denis preston

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    How good was Gavin Miller in this role ? He practically invented it.
     
  12. possm

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    An edge player at over 800k would make him the most expensive edge player in the game. No, I see him as our fullback.
     
  13. possm

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    Laughed at them’: Broncos ‘arrogance’ might cost them $1m for a player they don't want
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    Unwanted Broncos star Jack Bird’s mooted move to St George Illawarra has hit a massive roadblock after Brisbane failed to issue the Dragons with a revised offer.

    The Daily Telegraph reported the Dragons walked away from negotiations because the Broncos neglected to issue the club with a counteroffer after rejecting the deal on the table.

    New Dragons coach Anthony Griffin was keen to lure Bird to the club, but after a week of silence from Red Hill chose to take the high ground and refused to engage with the Broncos.

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    The development is a disaster for Both Bird and the Broncos with the player keen to return home to Sydney having privately told friends a Dragons switch was imminent.

    The Broncos also desperately need the cap space offloading part of Bird’s monster $975,000 contract would create to allow them to attain a more balanced roster.

    It now appears that Bird will be forced to play out the remainder of his contract at the Broncos in 2021, before he can move to another club.

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    “The Dragons offered up a figure and Brisbane laughed at them,” an official from a rival club told The Daily Telegraph.

    “But the Broncos never went back to Saints with a revised offer.

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    “So the Dragons simply moved on. Jack is desperate to leave Brisbane but there may not be anywhere else for him to go, so he will have to stay at the Broncos. Brisbane is trying to push him out but he has a signed contract.

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    “There is a feeling among several clubs that Brisbane thinks ‘we’re the Broncos and if we want to move a player then we will’. It’s bullish and even arrogant.”

    Bird has struggled with injuries since moving to the Broncos in 2018 having played just 17 games over three seasons and is coming off an ACL injury.

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    Jack Bird looks set to remain at Red Hill in 2021.Source: AAP
    Clubs are wary of the 25-year-old’s injury history, but the Dragons were very interested in paying up to $675,000 of Bird’s deal for next season.

    The Bulldogs are also in the hunt for Bird’s services, but will struggle to find the cap space if they get priority targets Kyle Flanagan and Josh Addo-Carr.

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...s/news-story/3accb12e869ce2ff82f62d8d9be4fa2e

    I'd say Griffin must have been very keen to sign Bird with an offer of 675k. I'd believe this is way over his market price and they are mad for laughing at the offer. I would sooner offer that money to JAC instead.
     
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  14. True_Believer

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    Where are you pulling these figures from?
     
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    It was stated in the Foxsports article TB, fwiw...

    "...but the Dragons were very interested in paying up to $675,000 of Bird’s deal for next season."
     
  16. possm

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    I have highlighted the figures in Red in the original article for you.

    The Broncos also desperately need the cap space offloading part of Bird’s monster
    $975,000 contract would create to allow them to attain a more balanced roster.

    Clubs are wary of the 25-year-old’s injury history, but the Dragons were very interested in paying up to
    $675,000 of Bird’s deal for next season.

     
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  17. Saints Forever

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    If we really offered $675k, those responsible should be sacked immediately.
     
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    If you read the fine print
    it’s media talk saying up to 675?
    doesn’t mean our last offer was 675k
    And after what the media talk is now if true
    I bet our next offer is lower again
     
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  19. Gareth67

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    For pity sake $675,000 ? The Joint Venture must have money coming out of their posterior and rocks in their bluudy heads to even think about offering such a massive amount for a player whom has a history of serious injuries .

    I would be absolutely stunned if this report is indeed true .
     
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  20. possm

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    Yes I can imagine we have over 2.5m to spend. Just look at the players that have gone and then the players we have officially signed and you will soon come to the conclusion we are swiming in salary cap.

    Add to that we still need to shed some players that are reserve grade bound and who are blocking young guns coming through.
     

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