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OneEyedDragon

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Sad if true. Ben has been really good this year, but he is not going to get any better, or younger. He has been very well paid for 4 years, and will be well paid next year, but he is NOT the future. Give a bit back to the club and help the young guys, or go elsewhere in 2024. Please Dragons, DON'T increase the offer!
 

redv13

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Sad if true. Ben has been really good this year, but he is not going to get any better, or younger. He has been very well paid for 4 years, and will be well paid next year, but he is NOT the future. Give a bit back to the club and help the young guys, or go elsewhere in 2024. Please Dragons, DON'T increase the offer!
Actually been very well paid for 5 years. He started in 2018.
Now we have a few issues.
1. He’s contracted for 2023 and so is Hook.

2. Saints need to show some balls and say to Hunt this is the offer, take it or leave it.

3. By taking it I’m sure Sullivan walks unless either party is happy to play 9 for 2023 ( Hunts already stated that’s not happening ).

4. McCullough is still contracted for 2023 and has already shown signs that he will not walk away ( we’re f**ked as Hook won’t play him in Reggie’s. Again this is bad for Sullivan ).

5. With Hook and Hunt there for 2023 that is great for McCullough and very bad news for Sullivan.

6. Hunt wants a clause to walk if Griffin loses his job. Club said no to this ( nice, I like it ).

7. If Saints are seriously looking to move Griffin on after 2023 then they may as well pull the trigger now and put someone in their who won’t take this gun to the head shit at the risk of losing Sullivan now and probably Hunt mid next year.
 
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Without Ben Hunt this year we would have struggled to win 6-8 games.

He will probably play well next season. Unsure he will be physically up to the challenge in 2024.

Time to set a deadline for Ben to accept our offer.

If he wants $850-900k, suggest the club invest that money in attracting 2 high quality forwards.

With strong forward play, Sullivan has the space and time to shine.
 

baggygreen man

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If Saints are seriously looking to move Griffin on after 2023 then they may as well pull the trigger now and put someone in their who won’t take this gun to the head shit at the risk of losing Sullivan now and probably Hunt mid next year.
The only sensible thing to do. Cut ties with a player who gave the club good service, yet despite the huge monetary incentive, has never reached champion status.
 
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justadragon

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FFS stick to the offer, tell him he's playing 9, Sullivan stays !!! He hasn't got Dally M winner to add to his resume now, oh and guess what another half back won it !!! Not to mention where our illustrious coach finished in " coach of the year " , not 1 Dragons side in any grade came anywhere near achieving something this year, what a debacle this club is, top to bottom !!!
 

Dragon David

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The only sensible thing to do. Cut ties with a player who, tho given plenty of monetary incentive, will never reach champion status.
Yep, the only sensible thing to do. Having this one player hold us to ransom and not budge or give an inch nor take what is being offered and allow the club to have a few more dollars to get other players that could bring more success to the club is just selfish and disloyal to a club that has given him very good money without getting us to top 8 in the past 4 years.

The club has got to stand its ground for the future success of the club.
 

Dragon David

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FFS stick to the offer, tell him he's playing 9, Sullivan stays !!! He hasn't got Dally M winner to add to his resume now, oh and guess what another half back won it !!! Not to mention where our illustrious coach finished in " coach of the year " , not 1 Dragons side in any grade came anywhere near achieving something this year, what a debacle this club is, top to bottom !!!
We were once, as the St George Dragons, able to win all grades and now it is Penrith. It comes down to very poor management of the joint venture. I cannot see the day that we will be dominant as we once were.

Not much love for the Dragons of today and interest waning unfortunately.

Ben Hunt's services to the club has been good but not brilliant. The club should just stick to their offer and let Hunt go to the open market if he wants. It will probably be better for the club if he goes and then we don't rely on one player. We just play as a team. Hook is the other problem though.
 

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