If Aloiai was staying we would not of got Ofa, so the way I see it we are replacing a disgruntled player with a State of Origin forward and having his salary subsidised by his former club. Add on a possible cash injection from Manly and it looks like a win to me.I don't understand why people think we are getting screwed over in this Ofa deal. Yes, it would look a lot better to force Aloai to play reserves, but Ofa is a much better player than Aloai so if it means we can take that and get some cash from Manly then overall it's a good outcome. Matterson left a bitter taste in our mouths because we didn't receive a like for like replacement. E.g. Luciano would have signed with us anyway, BJ and AD aren't the same level as Matterson etc.
If we can also release Garner and get Sironen in return, overall it will be a win.
Ofa + Sironen > Aloai + Garner