Parramatta Eels' salary cap doesn't fit, shelling out more than $750,000 for departed

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  1. Hollywood Jesus

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    If we didn't have a f**kload of injuries then we'd be sitting in the 8 and everyone would be happy. We'd be looking at roughly the same team next year and everyone would be happy.

    So, barring another f**kload of injuries next year, we should be ok. If we don't get a break with the cap until 2016 then it shouldn't be a big deal.

    When we get that break, we'll have the chance to upgrade those who have earned it, bring in some quality from outside, or a mix of both.

    As such, we're ok...barring another f**kload of injuries next year.
     
  2. Maroubra Eel

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    Be good when our backended deals are finished.
     
  3. jk13

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    We'll be right this week if we're still paying morts.
     
  4. Poupou Escobar

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    There was an option for us to stop paying Morts this year but he didn't go for it - he exercised his option to keep getting paid. Luckily it's back-ended into 2016. It's only about $500k but.
     
  5. emjaycee

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    Sorry mate, you missed my sarcasm cause I didnt include a :roll:

    The three things I listed are the reason all the haters are on Vai this week, just as they were on Sio when he was hated last year.
     
  6. TheRam

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    I like the idea of signing DCE, but I can't see how we can have 2 over a million dollar players and still have a competitive team. Can anyone explain this to me pls.
     
  7. Barry O'Speedwagon

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    You're basically right, Ram but I guess it depends a little on what the salary cap is for those future years. The cap is a couple of million higher than a few years ago, so I guess there's an outside chance.

    Or we could just sign them both and wonder why they don't do so well when playing with Spider McGuirk and friends.
     
  8. Poupou Escobar

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    Exactly mate. It's pointless having some of the game's best players in your team if you're paying overs for them all. The salary cap means team balance is all about value, which could mean just having 17 solid first graders with a couple of Origin and Kiwi reps sprinkled throughout.

    Manly didn't win two premierships because they had DCE in the team, they won them because they weren't overpaying him (or anyone else) and could surround him with quality.

    I'd rather Manly overpay Cherry-Evans than for us do it. He's a good player and worth a lot of money, but on massive overs what's the point?
     
  9. Bigfella

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    It's hard to imagine a player being much whiter
     
  10. Poupou Escobar

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    TheRam also wants to sign Ben Hannant.
     
  11. Bigfella

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    Ram's all stars

    1. Sam Tomkins
    2. Eoin crossin
    3. Jack reed
    4. Dane Copley
    5. Jack elsegood
    6. Kris Keating
    7. Daly cherry-Evans
    8. James Graham
    9. John Morris
    10. Adrian Tolman
    11. Ben Hannant
    12. Curtis Sironen
    13. Todd Lowrie
     
  12. TheRam

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    Go the Polar!!! Top Player.
     
  13. Poupou Escobar

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    Needs more Gary Larson.

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  14. TheRam

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    Throw in the Burgess brothers, the Morris brothers for EC & JE, Kieran Foran for that pretender KK, Jake Friend for JM and you have one hell of a premiership winning team. ;-)
     
  15. Gary Gutful

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    I reckon he dropped that after the photo was taken.
     
  16. 84 Baby

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    Not enough of an angry face for a guy who sounds like he is talking through a sack of rice
     

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