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

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  1. Galeforce

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    I think the only people who think this is a "good" article are Roosters fans and possible "tall poppy" syndrome folks.

    For mine , it is a "rooster" friendly article and a LM media attack biased article.

    Matterson ( now resolved) , Arrow , Walker , Fifita ( same boat situation as Lm , 1 yr on contract to go ) and Josh ( AC, two years to go on current contract) are in similar positions contract wise and yet
    LM appears to be getting the large piece on negative slant and rest essentially left alone.
    All only have current contract , only LM has been subjected to "pressure" from club ( play at Norths in 2020 , offered to Toronto Wolfpack) and yet the press , like this story , on a love boat with Roosters.

    Did not Roosters have meetings with Angus ( when he had a year to go at Souths) just like LM having meeting with other clubs , which he entitled to do under current laws. The only one not entitled to meet with other clubs is JAC ( yet there is no negative press there).
     
  2. Lambretta

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    I don't think anyone is upset with Latrell talking to other clubs

    But how many of those other players you have named have refused $800k a year at a top club, then been offered two other deals at other clubs and have gone to yet more clubs and other sports looking for bigger pay offs while showing little interest to the parties they have been speaking with?

    It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it
     
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  3. Captain Apollo

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    Oh get real. None of the others have had their management publicly putting comments out about what clubs they are interested in signing with. None of the others have had multiple offers on the table to which they have not replied, or if they have, they've kept it quiet. They have not made public comments about how they need the ex5tra money to look after their kids, and then gone out and bought a brand new car which you would not classify as a family car.

    None of the others have had multiple people approaching clubs saying "I can get you his signature on a contract."

    Latrell's management are the ones who had this played out in public.
     
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    Converting the above to English was difficult but I think I have deciphered it.

    No one has complained about him talking to other clubs.

    Matterson also got slammed in the media for dogging the tigers, he is no longer getting negative press because he has at least made a decision on his future.

    Latrell is getting advice from all the wrong people and his worth is far below the $880k we offered at the minute. If I were him, I would come back begging and pleading for the roosters to re-sign him
     
  5. Galeforce

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    lol

    trust the Rooster faithful to respond .........

    so now Rooster fans are confirming that LM value is far below $880k. What a piece of work you are.

    I understood that Tigers have offered closer to $1m pa , and appears LM was stalling on this , possible because he is not really interested in joining that club.

    His value and where he wants to play may be at odds.........as is his value and his perceived attitude.
     
  6. Galeforce

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    get real.

    How do you know WHO has said What?
    If you know , what are your sources?

    If you believe that MEDIA are free of some rumour mongering , story manipulation especially during the silly season , then good luck to you, My view is that media have singled out LM for continued sensational news because he is young and is a BIG NAME . The Arrows , Mattersons , even Walker and JAC are less well known for the focus that LM is getting.

    The negative attitude sucks of "tall poppy" syndrome.

    For the record , I have always considered LM to be immature/false/plastic in his communication /image , this is where he needs solid support/mentoring. However as a talent , he is the best young player in the game.Just hope he goes to the right club and takes the right attitude to ensure a successful career.
     
  7. sensesmaybenumbed

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    If he passed up on the tigers offer because Anthony Mundine has been in his ear, then that's great news....

    For the tigers.
     
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  8. Tiger5150

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    no actually Matterson had more than two years to go. He’s a dog
     
  9. sensesmaybenumbed

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    Yep, was given a chance to play first grade regularly. Then he shafts the club that have him the chance.

    Still, careers are short and I can understand why he wants to make the cash when it's offered.
     
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    ‘Hey Moley, how ya goin mate? Yeah that Latrell is a real bitch, always whinging about how intense and long the season is. Anyway, enjoy your Christmas and get in touch soon, I’ll give you some more info on a player to write in your gossip column.’

    Either he’s making shit up or he’s just pissed off some of the game’s stars.
    If any player said anything remotely close to what he said, I don’t think Moley’s phone calls will be answered by them anytime soon.
     
  11. Captain Apollo

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    Oh yeah, the media are 100% wrong always whilst your imaginations are 100% factual. :rolleyes:
     
  12. carcharias

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    The highest point scorer for 2019 and back to back premiership winner doesn’t deserve to shop himself around apparently.

    I don’t recall roosters fans crying when
    SBW
    Cronk
    Teddy
    walked out on their teams to go to or ended up at the Roosters.
     
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  13. Galeforce

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    this is how your simple mind works.......I have never said 100% .

    you work in a simple binary fashion. end of lesson
     
  14. Clem Gould

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    And in another spooky coincidence no compromising videos surfaced involving those players leaving the club.
     
  15. YoHadrian

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    If he's hanging out with that idiot Mundine then I doubt humility is in his vocabulary.
     
  16. Lambretta

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    He absolutely has the right to talk to other clubs. This isn't in dispute

    But how would you feel as a Tigers fan or a Cowboys fan or a Bulldogs fan to think he's only talking to your club in an attempt to boost his value.

    As I said before, I wish him all the best and hope he does well wherever he goes (unless its Union)
     
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    I hope he goes great in Union. It’ll prove that the rugby league player is the superior athlete
     
  18. carcharias

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    Hahaha

    Oh FFS
    C’mon man
    You are upset because he is leading other clubs on?

    hahahaha

    stop
     
  19. Babyface O'reilly

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    Me personally? He has every right to chase as much money as he can. Reckon he’s making a poor decision (in the long term) leaving us but that’s just me. Mundine’s a merkin. That is all.
     
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  20. betcats

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    Just stop, there is a reason every club he has spoken outside the Titans has pulled out. It isn't because they are angry about him talking to other clubs.
     
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