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Rumoured & Confirmed Signings - Part 5

Blade23

Juniors
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Smith's agent sent out an email to all clubs on November 1 with expressions of interest for 2023. That is how far our involvement went.
The club never submitted an offer or expressed any interest in him or with his agent.

He was never coming here for 2 reasons.
1. His initial asking price between $800k-$1 mil was far too much money for our club to afford. Even if Kikau and Api weren't retained it would still be far too much money on the cap to balance out further upgrades in the coming seasons. We can't afford a hooker on big money at the moment. If Api is retained it won't be anything near that.
2. The second reason is the big one. There is a significant portion of the players here that do not like Smith at all. A few have had several incidents with him that go further than niggling. Bringing him here could have upset the harmony of the playing group. We don't need to import a dickhead to create problems.

His comments on the podcast linking us to him were no more than him big-noting himself. His initial asking price had scared off a few clubs.
 

DinkyDi

Juniors
Messages
2,201
Smith's agent sent out an email to all clubs on November 1 with expressions of interest for 2023. That is how far our involvement went.
The club never submitted an offer or expressed any interest in him or with his agent.

He was never coming here for 2 reasons.
1. His initial asking price between $800k-$1 mil was far too much money for our club to afford. Even if Kikau and Api weren't retained it would still be far too much money on the cap to balance out further upgrades in the coming seasons. We can't afford a hooker on big money at the moment. If Api is retained it won't be anything near that.
2. The second reason is the big one. There is a significant portion of the players here that do not like Smith at all. A few have had several incidents with him that go further than niggling. Bringing him here could have upset the harmony of the playing group. We don't need to import a dickhead to create problems.

His comments on the podcast linking us to him were no more than him big-noting himself. His initial asking price had scared off a few clubs.
His podcast highlighted what a narcissist he appears to be. This backfired on him.
 
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Smith's agent sent out an email to all clubs on November 1 with expressions of interest for 2023. That is how far our involvement went.
The club never submitted an offer or expressed any interest in him or with his agent.

He was never coming here for 2 reasons.
1. His initial asking price between $800k-$1 mil was far too much money for our club to afford. Even if Kikau and Api weren't retained it would still be far too much money on the cap to balance out further upgrades in the coming seasons. We can't afford a hooker on big money at the moment. If Api is retained it won't be anything near that.
2. The second reason is the big one. There is a significant portion of the players here that do not like Smith at all. A few have had several incidents with him that go further than niggling. Bringing him here could have upset the harmony of the playing group. We don't need to import a dickhead to create problems.

His comments on the podcast linking us to him were no more than him big-noting himself. His initial asking price had scared off a few clubs.
Not that we need any extra motivation when we play the Roosters but future games against them will be interesting to watch indeed! Especially if the FTA have their way with him.

This could get ugly for ‘Brandie’

Cheers @Blade23 for the inside info 👍
 

Kilkenny

Coach
Messages
10,734
Smith's agent sent out an email to all clubs on November 1 with expressions of interest for 2023. That is how far our involvement went.
The club never submitted an offer or expressed any interest in him or with his agent.

He was never coming here for 2 reasons.
1. His initial asking price between $800k-$1 mil was far too much money for our club to afford. Even if Kikau and Api weren't retained it would still be far too much money on the cap to balance out further upgrades in the coming seasons. We can't afford a hooker on big money at the moment. If Api is retained it won't be anything near that.
2. The second reason is the big one. There is a significant portion of the players here that do not like Smith at all. A few have had several incidents with him that go further than niggling. Bringing him here could have upset the harmony of the playing group. We don't need to import a dickhead to create problems.

His comments on the podcast linking us to him were no more than him big-noting himself. His initial asking price had scared off a few clubs.
Probably a third reason, he is a dickhead.
 

Original Name

Juniors
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916
@Blade23 Is Lachlan Blackburn in the mix for a top 30 spot? I think I got him and Tanner mixed up earlier.

FYI for anyone who hasn't seen it him, John Sagaga and B Smith made the Australian team.
 
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