I’m happy Klemmer got to join a stable club that’s building for the finals and has stability both on and off the field, especially with a strong final third of the season. Well done champ, you finished with the same amount of wins and losses as the Bulldogs side you bailed on.
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- Thread: Congratulations Klemmer
- Thread: Bronson Xerri
There’s a strict process for this as follows;
@bradyk identifies the player value, and subsequent overs we must pay in order to lure him to our club.
@AlzzBulldog accepts the monumental figure put forward, and demands that the club must pay said figure, no questions asked. Threatens that Board, Coach, Recruitment staff and admin lady must all be sacked if we don’t sign him.
@bradtalo pens an articulate letter to Andrew Hill explaining why this signing is imperative, despite its threat of crippling our salary cap for the next 5 years. Proceeds to create dozens of identical threads on The Kennel to support his case, often in the incorrect subforum.
@Bulldogs09 drafts 10000 paragraphs of material slandering the Board and Coach in readiness for the signing not eventuating. Once Xerri is announced as signed to the Roosters, bores the Kennel to tears with said repetitive paragraphs of dribble.
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- Thread: Arrow dropping Klemmer
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- Thread: Cameron Smith
- Thread: Why Klemmer left the Dogs!
truth be told , yes the club didnt do the best with Graham, but seriously you are whinging about
Woods? he was hardly here for couple of months and played shit while earning a monsta!
Reynolds? He got the contract of a life time and he was the one who left dogs not Dogs who kicked him out or under paid him?
Mbye?!!! enough said
At the end of the day you walked out on the dogs in the middle of your contract and that too at a time when we needed you most and you are an absolute c*** for doing that.
I am super glad we got Napa who add much more value to our attack than you ever did.
Hope you never ever win a premiership but keep on making 200 useless meters every game.
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Time to clean out the management group and start over. Greenberg has shown that he's just reacting to pressure. Decisive action was required on domestic violence back when the nrl started getting involved with the movement in videos a few years back. Since then a number of players have fucked up with little consequence. The horse bolted on this issue long ago. Seems like he's just now seeing that people aren't buying his bullshit.
He dug a big hole by taking a soft stand on too many incidents that needed to be dealt with. Going back to things like letting the Sharks escape any real penalty for using performance enhancing drugs. Things like giving referees unlimited chances to fix games while introducing punishment to coaches for daring to point out their shit performance. In my opinion he assumed that the fans are morons that he could baffle with bullshit and it's gotten to the point where he needs to be shown the door. It's our game and I don't want him in charge of it.
He's also overseen some moronic nee rules like blocking clubs from promotion of juniors who are excelling. Why? He's a shitstain on the game that doesn't deserve to be there.
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So the NRL is going to fine Manly $900,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.63 right?
I mean, I know it's not as bad as drinking beer in private but "bringing the game into disrepute" right? Or does that only apply to one team?
Fuck you, Greenberg. Fuck your testicle looking head. c***.
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Over the past few weeks the NRL has had a difficult time, the trials and the tribulations of the NRL one might say.
Players running amok, players in leaked videos, players arrested, and the NRL have had enough.
Strong words have been used, and the NRL (in particular Greenberg) is now talking tough about punishing players for their discretions. For those players waiting in the wings for their day in court, they'd be sweating bullets.
But in this magical snow-globe (or self contained world of the NRL), are we all looking in the wrong way when the finger is pointed?
The NRL talk of clubs needing to be vigilant and act with due diligence when signing up new players, and this is completely understandable.
HOWEVER, in all this, the proverbial elephant in the room is overlooked.
The NRL are the controlling interest here. It is their interest to promote the well being of the game, take the game to new heights, and ultimately protect its reputation as a sport.
Greenberg, Beattie and Co are responsible for bringing new sponsors onboard, ensuring the day to day running of the NRL, and making sure this great sport continues well into the future.
So it's understandable that they talk tough about the very game they are responsible for being damaged.
However in all the big words and threats made recently to change the game and stamp out bad behaviour, the ever extended finger of blame has failed to point on one direction: Back at them.
It's fine to blame the players, the team mates, their clubs, the company the players keep in. "Clubs should be doing due diligence", is what we are hearing at the moment.
But hang on a moment Todd, who grants the final OK for these players to compete and play for clubs in the NRL?
The NRL have the final say, the final stamp, the final approval on any player contract put before them by a club and player manager. "This is who we want to sign, how much we want to pay them, and for how long", says the club. "We agree and are happy to approve this signing/player/amount/contract", agree the NRL.
The rest is history and from this the player goes to join the team in pre-season, in training, and ultimately (if they don't screw up), playing on the main stage in the NRL as the season kicks off and continues throughout the year and into the finals.
So let us all take a step back from the table for a moment and look at the big picture here.
Greenberg and Co (who run the game and protect its reputation), talk about clubs doing due diligence before they sign a player on. What about the NRL? What about the very people who have the final say on if a player plays in the NRL or not? Surely they require some due diligence (if not more)?
Have we seen that before? Well actually YES, we have. Enter Subject A (Todd Carney).
A player with a chequered past who was cast adrift after the NRL powers that be deemed him too big a risk to return the to the game. He headed to ESL, he paid his dues, and still (despite not being a criminal and only having a long list of stupid things to his name), was unable to get past the icy cold heart of the NRL Contract Approval Team.
So let us skip forwards again now to subject B (Ben Barba). The NRL want to talk about due diligence, yet will sign off on a player's contract approval, despite a lengthy well publicised history of trouble, and problems. It's not like Greenberg can hide on this one either, as he himself knew all too well of the Trials and Tribulations of Ben Barba during his stint as CEO of the Bulldogs.
So when standing behind a microphone and saying that clubs need to do better due diligence (a barb casually fired in the direction of the NRL Bulldogs for signing Napa), shouldn't the finger of blame squarely go back on the hypocritical Todd Greenberg and the Ben saga.
Or for that matter when Greg Inglis inevitably screws up again with a glowing reference in his hand from your majesty Mr Greenberg himself!
Sorry Todd, the clubs DO due diligence, but also the NRL need to take responsibility here. A player you have just sacked, just turned away from the club, was only months ago given full approval BY THE NRL to return to the game, despite knowing full well what his chequered past was.
Rather than blaming clubs for not doing due diligence, start looking at your own backyard first.
If you want to protect the game, start making those at NRLHQ who approve the contracts of shady characters with questionable pasts, accountable for rubber stamping these players contracts in the first place.
You can't have your cake and eat to too Todd, that's not how life works.
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