The players have never been treated better from the game.When did you lot start to be cheer squad for the administration?
The same administration that has royally fkd the game.
These pricks are dining out on the efforts of the players to the tune of millions. Fk em.
Get whatever you can players, cause you know these pricks have their bonuses, travel budgets, study trips, professional development plus whatever other corporate BS that had permeated a working man’s game.
That sounds like the speech every multi million dollar earning banking CEO gives to his team just before he triggers multi million dollar tranche of his shares.The players have never been treated better from the game.
What Newton is asking for/ demanding is not reasonable.
The admin are trying to make sure the game has a future past this group of players. That means not draining every last dollar from the NRL. The NRL needs to have money to purchase more assets as well and grow a sound financial base and have money for a rainy day like a Covid disaster.
Everyone took a hit from Covid. Including the game. But he’s asking for the players discounted pay to be reimbursed now. What makes them special to the rest of society??
Giving the player union a total control of player retirement funds/ hardship funds etc is also unacceptable. Especially with the Admin tipping in the money I’d want to have a say how that money is invested and distributed as well. I certainly wouldn’t trust that flog Newtown to have full control. Or the next unknown flog who takes his place to solely run it.