Latrell (officially signs with Souths 13/1/20)

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  1. Wily Ole Dog

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    I’m glad we’ve seen the back of Seibold
    Give me Uncle Wayne any day
     
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    Oh yes, cause the Roosters win all those penalty counts every game eh? :rolleyes:
     
  4. MugaB

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    Mitchell agrees to terms with Souths – but Roosters want money back
    By Andrew Webster
    January 10, 2020 — 12.01am


    Roosters centre Latrell Mitchell has finally agreed to terms with South Sydney, who are confident he will be at Redfern on Monday morning for his first training session.

    The contract is yet to be officially signed, however, and also needs to be ratified by the NRL salary cap auditor.

    Another final stumbling block could be the Roosters, who are expected to ask for the $116,000 they have already paid the 22-year-old international since November to be returned to them.

    It was unclear at the time of writing exactly what the Rabbitohs deal would look like, with Souths wary of making any announcement before the contract was officially signed.

    The club has said all along it could only offer him a one-year deal for 2020 and would then have to move on players from 2021 to accommodate a larger deal.

    What is certain is that Souths do not have to register a contract for Mitchell at "market value" for the 2020 season, despite reports saying otherwise.

    The large deals offered to him by the Roosters and the Wests Tigers are irrelevant to his contract for this year.

    According to the NRL, Souths only need to match the value of Mitchell’s current deal with the Roosters. That figure is $700,000, of which two months has already been paid.

    Other clubs interested in Mitchell have offered to compensate the Roosters for what they’ve already paid him, but it is unlikely Souths would consider it — or have the salary cap space to do so.

    Mitchell’s imminent signing is another chapter in a long-standing feud between the two foundation clubs, which have fought over players like Ron Coote, Craig Wing and, in more recent times, Angus Crichton.

    It will also finally bring closure to one of the messiest off-season contract negotiations in recent memory.

    They started in November when he rejected the Roosters’ $800,000-a-season extension on his current deal.

    Mitchell then spoke to the Tigers, Cowboys, Titans and Bulldogs, but a management dispute with accredited manager Wayde Rushton so he could sign Matt Rose stalled the process.

    A settlement worth $55,000 was reached with Rushton earlier this week.

    Souths had made Titans forward Jai Arrow their focus instead of Mitchell, signing him to a four-year deal from 2021 after the shock retirement of Sam Burgess in the off-season because of a shoulder injury.

    They had been confident earlier this week of securing Arrow a season early, but when that became less likely they moved onto Mitchell.

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/mi...roosters-want-money-back-20200109-p53q6c.html
     
  6. beave

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    But I didn’t think Waaaayne and Souffs were interested in him???....... everyone could see through this mess like Grandmas underwear as soon as Sammy boi was made to ‘retire’.
     
  7. alexwilliams_66692007

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    "Needs to ratified by the salary cap auditor"

    We already all know he's gonna give it the all clear...
     
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    This is terrible news. Saints won't stand a chance in their grand final. I'm already having nightmares of Godtrell making a mockery of Aitmerkin and Ravalolwa.
     
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    The charity shield?
     
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  10. MKCS

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    Imagine the Souths outrage when they drop out in another preliminary final after signing a future star QLD lock forward (Arrow) and the future Greg Inglis in Latrell Mitchell.

    Also I wonder if Souths fans will boo Arrow and Latrell due to them not being Souths juniors. Souths fans hate the Roosters for signing star players...
     
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  11. Different kind of Rabbit

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    Sad that Roosters fans can't just be happy for him. He's busted a gut for your club and been instrumental in you winning two grand finals.

    Just wants to play fullback but sadly you can't offer that to him and he's been forced to look elsewhere.

    Should be no hard feelings and you all should just wish him the best.
     
  12. Tommy Smith

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    I'll be happy for Fatrell going to Souths on the same day that you're happy about us winning b2b Premierships.
     
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    The smuggest bloke on LU right here
     
  14. MugaB

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    Chooks will never be happy.... Ever
    Even after they won back2back they still claimed they were robbed by bad referee calls, even tho canberra were robbed by a non-6again.
    How many tix on urself do you need.
    But on the flipside souffs are scabs
     
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  15. Wily Ole Dog

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    And so he should
     
  16. mave

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    So latrell gets x offer from Roosters. Says no

    Gets x plus more $ offer from the Tigers . Says no.

    Gets x minus $ from Rabbits. Says yes.

    Now Mitchell can sign where he likes, for whatever offer he likes, I dont care about that part of it.

    The issue is market value, and the NRL previously not allowing clubs to sign players for under the market value at the NRLs discretion.

    Yet again some teams get treated very differently to other teams. Good luck to the Rabbits, they are clearly one of the darling clubs of the NRL.
     
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    Dude you've got the million dollar man, Ben Hunt, the second highest paid player in the comp.
     
  18. Valheru

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    He doesn't want to play fullback, he wants to be paid as a fullback.

    If you guys think he is a top tier fullback, you have a reality check coming.
     
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  19. BadnMean

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    Are Roosters really asking for their money back?
     
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    It's alright, both will be medically retired in a couple years so they can sign Kalyn Ponga and David Fifita, while still paying Sam Burgess.
     
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