Salary cap bonuses to clubs

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  1. T-Boon

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    Clubs should get bonus salary cap space as a reward for players who graduate from university.
    The NRL should be encouraging the clubs a lot more to having their players enrolled at Uni and working towards something post NRL career. They have the time on their hands and not enough of them are to my knowledge doing good things with their spare time.
    The club who has the most players graduate each year should get a bonus $200k the next year. Or something.
     
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  2. Babyface O'reilly

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    A number of players have trade apprenticeships. Should they be seen less worthy than a Uni degree? I do get what you’re getting at, though.
     
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    Good idea, but a tradesman is more useful than some hippy uni grad with a crappy arts degree.
     
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    What the NRL needs more than anything else is a barber who refuses to give mullets to players.

    Subtract $200k from any team that has players with mullets?
     
  5. T-Boon

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    Uni degrees should be worth more than trade apprenticeships in my way of thinking for a couple of reasons.
    Firstly, I don't see how players can be completing a trade and committed full time to the club. Uni is unique in that you can do it part time and at night time after training or whatever.
    Secondly, partly where I am coming from is trying to get the game out of this obsession if has with being purely for the working class. The longer we have that mindset the more likely it is that AFL will take over the country.
    Thirdly, we want more players finishing and going into the white collar professions. The game takes a toll on the body and the last thing you want is then to be going around for 20 years welding or roofing or plumbing or whatever.
     
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    True. Arts degrees would not count towards my cap scheme. Haha.
     
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    Guess Easts will then line every player for a Harvard degree
     
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    When will we hear more from Dr Cooper Cronk *Harvard alumni*
     
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    At least we’ll know if the degrees are genuine by how well the players articulate in post-match interviews.
     
  10. Cactus

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    Encouraging players to experience the leftist whingist sookist environment of universities is not a good idea.
     
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    this

    exactly what I was going to say, tradies seem to have more opportunities now days as there are too many useless degrees being offered which dont eventuate in jobs

    degrees, trades and traineeships so that there is life after footy

    anything to keep some of these meat heads out of the commentary box
     
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    and out of trouble with the law.
     
  13. T-Boon

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    I understand those pushing for trades but as I said it just doesn’t work out. There is no way you can complete an apprenticeship and play first grade and I think if you are out of a trade for even a few years you are not that likely to go back.
     
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    I wish I could give this post 1,000,000 likes, because it is so true. Unis need to get rid of the leftist shit and just focus on STEM. Politics shouldn't have any place in the education system.
     
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    This is a good point. I think a degree in something related to business management would benefit them in the long term.

    Maybe even a degree in law?

    Getting more RL players into the police force can only be good for the game.
     
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    I think your points in your second post explains it pretty well about abandoning the working class mindset. As much as I love the characters born out of game’s working man’s history, the big end of town will never take the game seriously. AFL has broken the class divide and has reaped the rewards. League needs to do the same.
     
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    teaching, medicine or nursing, accounting, law, business.
     
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    Wasnt it compulsory for anyone playing in the under 20s comp to be doing some form of training/studying?
     
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    Yep. Pretty sure players of a certain age are still required to work or study a certain amount in order to play too.
     
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    I find it interesting that you associate education with the left. What do you associate the right with? Ignorance?
     
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