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John Bateman

Discussion in 'Rumours' started by Jarrad El Hickey, May 8, 2020.

  1. Jarrad El Hickey

    Jarrad El Hickey Kennel Participant

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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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  2. Dogna88

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

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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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  4. Raysie

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    Damn this would be nice.
     
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  5. Jarrad El Hickey

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    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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  6. Jarrad El Hickey

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    Keep in mind that thompson, also from England signing next year can’t hurt our chances
     
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    I know Bateman wants a raise but surely they'll keep him. They'd be mad not to.
     
  8. Sancho2020

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    Bateman is my favourite player by a mile, but this is absolutely not happening haha
     
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  9. 2ndphase

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    Wait a minute its not april fools is it!!
     
  10. NPC83

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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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    Wouldn't mind this siging but surely we are also after a centre and a winger?
     
  12. GrogDog

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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!!!!
     
  13. TwinTurbo

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    Bateman has played centre.

    Go Dogs
     
  14. TwinTurbo

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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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  15. GA45

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    What’s his current contract?
     
  16. LucasFitzo

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    Dogs of war
     
  17. Apercots

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    if i remember correctly its around the 350k range
     
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  18. Baby Blues

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    If they couldn’t afford Bateman’s raise they wouldn’t have signed Rapana back.
    You’d offload Whitehead or Tapine before Bateman was even discussed
     
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  19. El Padrino

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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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  20. Jarrad El Hickey

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    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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