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

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Tommy Smith, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Perth Red

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    I see Warriors have offered some kid whose hardly made first grade at Storm $670k a year for 4 years.
    Maybe Latrell is onto something that $800k is unders?
     
  2. Spot On

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    South Sydney have a winger on 750K who can't tackle but can run a bit. That's it.

    Every manager in the game is doing their client a diservice if they fail to secure their backline player, let alone a 1, 6 or 7, at least that much. It makes a decent argument at the very least.

    How on earth Cody Walker is prepared to take any less as a spine player is puzzling.

    No wonder Mitchell believes he is a million dollar player.
     
  3. Wily Ole Dog

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    There was a hope Gagai May develop in centre, hence the money. But, as you pointed out, he can’t tackle. Souths are stuck with him and he is a good winger and only over paid by a small amount


    As to Cody, he is loyal to us, wants to stay and we can deliver him a premiership. That’s worth taking less for and more kudos to him
     
  4. Tiger5150

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    Sans Burgess & Mitchell?
     
  5. mave

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    Burgess and his years of office experience will be invaluable in his admin role, and we all know premiership tilts start in the front office (except Manly).
     
  6. adamkungl

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    Yep
    He thought Roosters would leave 800k sitting on the table to be used as a bargaining chip by his 4 managers, wait patiently for him to come back and throw a tidy $1.1M at him to keep him.

    Unfortunately, every club he's dealt with has said take it or leave it and isn't interesting in being gamed into a ridiculous offer.
     
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  7. Spot On

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    Can't agree re Gagai. Never, ever a first grade centre (obvious years ago) and on massive overs. No other way to cut that sandwich.

    Cody knows his value in relation to what others in his squad are getting. Sure, there is always an argument for taking unders. But Cody aint 21 or 22 yrs old. He needs his pay day now. He's closer to the end. This will most probably be his last chance to earn some big coin.

    Again, a spine player looks at a 750K winger and asks, 'Where's my coin?' That's a no brainer.
     
  8. Wily Ole Dog

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    Sam will be a great asset to the club. Anyone who does Not realise that is blinded by their own club bias or ignorance
     
  9. Captain Apollo

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    Oh yes, cause he has shown his great flair and aptitude in rugby league administrative roles to date :rolleyes:
     
  10. Wily Ole Dog

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    Yes he has actually but if you fail to see that I’ll leave that to you:cool:
     
  11. Tiger5150

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    Totally agree with you WOD. The way he was able to parlay his own size, toughness and skill into careers for his 3 brothers and mother shows incredible administrative ability. His poor mum though.
     
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  12. Different kind of Rabbit

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    It's not like teams are lining up to sign Cody Walker though. As far as I'm aware the only substantial offer he's received is from the Gold Coast and you need to also remember that the Gold Coast cut him loose as a younger bloke so I think there may be a bit of reluctance to go back there.

    As for Gagai... He is a State of Origin rep. He may not really be living up to his value at Souths but when we signed him it was as a potential centre / fullback who had just won the origin player of the series award. You could argue that he was worth the coin at the time even though his club form for Newcastle was trash as well. I guess Souths thought that he would thrive away from the wooden spooners of the time.
     
  13. Wily Ole Dog

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    I like your humour but I will point out that George was massively valuable in our GF win against that mob in 2014. He steamrolled them every time he got the ball. We will be forever laughing at these dogs and their feeble attempts to tackle him in that wonderful barnstorming try.
    I can still hear the stunned mullet groans of their fans that night:p

    Tom?. He’s a quality front rower and will prove it again this coming season
     
  14. Tiger5150

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    What about the other merkin brother? What was his mothers actual job description? I heard she got the hardest deal of the lot of them.
     
  15. Wily Ole Dog

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    Yes, #4 was only average but it meant we got the rest then unloaded him to manly:p
     
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  16. TheDalek079

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    WOD comes across as a budget version of bunniesman
     
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  17. mave

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    So if Bunniesman had 3 brothers, WOD would be Luke ?
     
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  18. Wily Ole Dog

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    Who the hell is he? and whats the similarities you refer to?
     
  19. Spot On

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    Most wingers in the QLD era of dominance looked like stars.

    No clubs were chasing Gags either. Even Newy were happy to let him go and not pay stupid money for a winger.

    You can't tell me he looked anything but inept at centre and fullback for Newy, regardless of the sides position on the ladder. He can not tackle. Fullstop.

    And so it has continued at Souths to the point where Bennett has had to play him on the wing.

    No way on earth was he ever worth 750K in any position. Ever.

    Mistakes like that contract are helping drive other players and managers to demand massive overs.
     
  20. Cockadoodledoo

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    If Gagai is on $750K, then he is overpaid by about $450K. Daniel Tupou is on about $250k and he is twice the Winger that Gagai is at NRL level.
     

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