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John Bateman

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Word is Ricky Stuart has called Dean Pay saying Bateman wants an increase they can’t afford and is giving pay first crack, source close to pay said a week ago that he is chasing Reynolds and Bateman hard out. Reynolds rumour has since surfaced but not Bateman as of yet. Only speculation at this point but would be a major signing given CHN gone and Stimson out for some time
 

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Would he be silly enough to sign with us?i think not haha
 

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Bateman would obviously be a great signing but don't see it happening tbh.

The club can't be that dense seriously considering offers for reynolds
 

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Bateman would obviously be a great signing but don't see it happening tbh.

The club can't be that dense seriously considering offers for reynolds
I thought the same when I was told but he’s said that he’s just deseperage for a pay increase and no preference on club.
As for Reynolds I agree, had some good time’s but doesn’t fit the direction the club is going anymore
 

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I know Bateman wants a raise but surely they'll keep him. They'd be mad not to.
 

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Bateman is my favourite player by a mile, but this is absolutely not happening haha
 

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Wait a minute its not april fools is it!!
 

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Bateman would be awesome we need somebody that can make a big impact in the game to replace CHN. About time Pay got somebody good from Canberra.. hopefully this rumour grows some legs.
 

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Word is Ricky Stuart has called Dean Pay saying Bateman wants an increase they can’t afford and is giving pay first crack, source close to pay said a week ago that he is chasing Reynolds and Bateman hard out. Reynolds rumour has since surfaced but not Bateman as of yet. Only speculation at this point but would be a major signing given CHN gone and Stimson out for some time
Wouldn't mind this siging but surely we are also after a centre and a winger?
 

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Bateman would be prefect. I said him last year as someone we should go after and would suit the dogs! Hope true!!!!
 

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On Grub, he still has a year to go on his "rumoured" $750k a year contract with the Tigers and Marshall hasn't indicated whether he will play on next year or not. Plus no one is going to "take over" his $750k contract unless the Tigers chip in substantial amount, which I doubt that they will do given his recent history. In summary, I don't think he is going anywhere.

Go Dogs
 

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I can see Canberra playing hardball with Bateman

"Listen John you either take $500,000 for 2 years or we will send you to the dogs where they will pay you triple the amount"

Following day Canberra press conference "bateman resigns"
 

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On Grub, he still has a year to go on his "rumoured" $750k a year contract with the Tigers and Marshall hasn't indicated whether he will play on next year or not. Plus no one is going to "take over" his $750k contract unless the Tigers chip in substantial amount, which I doubt that they will do given his recent history. In summary, I don't think he is going anywhere.

Go Dogs
I’ve heard dogs will only be paying 150-200 of his contract tigers willing to chip in just to get him off the books same as what we did with players like mbye and woods
 
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