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Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by J.moz, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. J.moz

    J.moz Juniors

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    Fullback needed and prop package deal of the century. Would be a massive signing since Steve Rogers.
     
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    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Are you drunk?

    Genuine question.
     
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    Tom will fetch at least a million, Jake close.

    Not a chance we can afford both
     
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    It is a lovely thought , BUT most unfortunately the maestro would be the stumbling block to gaining their signatures , that is to say even if we could afford them both which I doubt very much .
     
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    Waste of time .
    No chance.
     
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    It would be much bigger then signing Steve Rogers. Rogers was at the back end of his career, while the Turbo brothers will both be at the peak of their careers by 2021.

    I will say that when we signed Steve Rogers, we also signed Micheal O'Conner, Graeme O'Grady, Steve Gearin and Roy Marsters the same year, so I would be struggling to think of the last time we went on a spending spree of that magnitude. Rogers became the highest paid player in the game when he signed with us in 1982. If my memory serves me correctly, his contract was for 60K a year, but it could have been up to 75 or so. Micheal O'Conner was signed from Rugby Union and turned out to be one of if not the best signing I can recall us ever making. Roy Marsters was a big name coach, who replace Harry Bath.
     
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    I agree that they will command at least 2 mil between them, but I disagree what we can not afford them. We have Widdop leaving at the end of the season, who is on what some say is 950K a year. We also will have James Graham money, which could be as much as 600K. Dufty's new contract would probably be close to 300K. We are already up to 1.85 mil. We should be looking to source 3rd party deals. The Turbo brothers are both very marketable. I would be looking at offering them 1.85 of cap money and then another 200K each 3rd party deals. 1.2 mil for Tom and 1.05 mil for Jake. That would probably come close to securing both their signatures. Politis would have it done in no time, maybe he is already plotting it?
     
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    Complete waste of time.
    McIdiot would uncoach the Origin out of them and have them playing CC in no time.
    We already have a quality team.
     
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    the only club that could fit them both under the cap would have to be easts.
     
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    A change of coach and it might happen.
     
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    Maybe we need a designated "Fantasy thread" where delusional Dragons fans can live out their wildest dreams.
     
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    Good idea.
     
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    Or just time warp back to 50s 60s
     
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    I'm sure with a genuine cleanout would could afford both on a package deal of 2m. I'd say the main problem is that the Turbo Brothers would prefer to stay at Manly.

    However, it would be a nice payback for when Manly stole the the Stewart Brothers from out of our junior system - Brett a fullback and Glen a forward.
     
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    We could get a good fullback for half the dollars it would take to get Tom.....$500k - $600k would get us AJ Brimson, if you could convince him to leave the Gold Coast. Kid is going to be a star.
     
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    Is everyone forgetting the 3rd Turbo, young Ben?

    Any deal would have to include all 3 brothers eg: Burgess boys.

    It can he done, but hell thats a very large chunk of salary cap on 3 players plus Hunt, plus Norman. It would need a coach who can nurture youngsters through, like Hasler. Our supercoach will always select the journeymen aka Lats and Maranta.
     
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    Our management has already done that.
     
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    I thought his name was Garrett?


    Worked well with the bulldogs and the mata’utia brothers..

    Where are they now anyway?
     

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