Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Gronk, Jun 21, 2016.
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So Jennings unsigned and Semi rumoured to return to the NRL? How much would we have left assuming we bone Jennings?
My guess is 350k for MJ and another 500k but need I think 3 spots to fill so min around 300k for that.
I think we have enough forwards. Semi would be a great signing and the prick owes us for or the compassion we showed him when he used to take the piss and go to Fiji mid-week. Something tells me that there is a question mark over Fergo. I don't think he will complete his current deal with us which is why Semi would be a great pick up.
We need to sign a back up hooker
You're supposed to tell me to get f**ked!
That all depends how strong your top 17 is.
I don’t. But $200k in 2021 isn’t a huge risk and there could be considerable reward.
I wish we kept him. And at 200k he was worth the risk. But the offer was closer to 300k. Bit much for a kid. I mean what did Matterson cost.550k AMD he was 18th man for NSW.
That’s not completely accurate either. He did start the season off the bench but had found his way to the starting side 6 times before we signed him.
The Tigers’ offer averages out at $266k over the three years. With our ability to upgrade Stefano for 2020 (an advantage over the Tigers) I reckon we could have gotten his average salary down to about $220-$230k from 2021 - 2023
I’d like to see Stone attempt to fill that role. I admittedly have no idea of his passing ability but I do think his aggression suits and he’s not the biggest bloke getting around.
Hell of a lot of money for a bloke who was consistently outplayed in NSW Cup by a combination of part time footy players, Tim Mannah and David "Methuselah" Gower.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a little upset we've lost him...but the Tigers have paid overs on potential.
And I'm f**king glad we're not in that position anymore. Well, for now
How much do you think Mannah was on this year? I’m willing to bet it was plenty more that $230k so he should have outplayed a 19year old on $60,000k. Both he and Gower also have plenty more experience and maturity, with Gower not even playing in the middle so difficult to compare.
I reckon $200k is an absolute bargain for a regular bench middle in the current salary cap. I would expect/hope that the coaching staff would be able to develop him over the next 12 months to get to that point.
He's just as likely to be another Pauli Pauli as he is a regular bench middle, though.
As a player, he needs development. Oregon is easily the more complete player and he was gash this year. I just think we're getting carried away a bit, Stefano had one or two great games in NSW Cup but on the whole he looked lost. He might be a very good player, but he might also never make the step up and be the Tyrell Fuimaono of lost Eels props....200k for potential is overs, simple.
And I rate the kid, FTR. But there's more to consider when it comes ti running a football club.
He’s built like a hooker but unfortunately has little to no passing game, no creativity and no kicking game. Will Smith is a better hooker and he is f**ken gash.
Stone is a poor mans Brendan Oake without the calf injury.
But the Tigers haven't just offered a contract for 2021, they've supposedly offered three years. For a player yet to show much against grown men (admittedly he goes well for his age) and who reportedly has some negative influences at home, three years on top 17 money represents a substantial risk.
I think it says something about the young players we've lost that they've all been signed by weak clubs like the Tigers, Bulldogs and Titans. The only one poached by a smart club is Trey Mooney.
No doubt the Tigers might get some value out of him (or they wouldn't have offered as much as they did) but there's a good chance they won't either.
I wonder who the Tigers will give us in order for us to release Utoikamanu for 2020?
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