The Dogs signed Burton as a half dozen game rookie on 500k a year. It was pretty obvious to most at that point that he was a likely star in waiting, but Luai was rightly ahead of him. Lets say we got him to stay at 400 to 450k. We then have to sacrifice someone else, at that time probably Crichton. 2021 plays out as it did and now the whole world knows Burton is a gun. You reckon their isn't a media circus about how underpaid he is and that other clubs aren't sniffing around with 800k + offers? Dogs will need to up the dollars before he has played a game for them, given the spending spree they have been on that will be difficult.I disagree Socky, in my view, he was the Panther looking the most likely, a team builder and mark my words, he will be kangaroo.
His fire sale for unders is a short term fix to keep the ivan brigade happy.
A few snips here and there in the name of cub loyalty and the Royal footy dynasty everyone was moaning about and you could have kept him.
That was my point. Panther players are prey and a free for all, because we know a fist full of cash means more than representing the club they belong to.
The reasoning is the lack of leadership. Ivan can’t protest, because of his grubby arrival and the overs paid for boy blunder. A game in hiding before he puts up a bomb. $1m a season ffs, turn it up. Plus he’s damaged goods when not playing. His sickening bruverly outburst for May. Total chop head.
You’re being fleeced good and proper my son.
I hate to break your heart.
Hopefully you guys stay firm on the Thompson offer and dont make it any easier for them. You write cheques as recklessly as they have in the past year then you suffer the consequences.
As for the others Ivans lack of leadership is just a fantasy in your mind. It was Ivan that got Api back here in the first place on a very good deal for us. The contract he just signed for you guys is his last one on significant money given his age, cant blame him for taking it. He has won comps with 2 clubs now, setting up for the next stage of his life should be his priority. I would have loved him to stay, but not at the price you guys paid.
Your Nathan hate is getting irrational now mate, he supported his best mate, never once said he condoned what he did. You can still be there for a mate even if you dont like what they did. Or you prefer the sort of bloke who wipes his mate like a dirty arse for the sake of public opinion? In any case he is in the top 1% of players in the game and every club in the comp would wet themselves in excitement to sign him.