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Latrell Mitchell Discussion Megathread

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by bradtalo, Nov 2, 2019.

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Is Latrell worth $1 Million?

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  1. Spoonman84

    Spoonman84 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The Tigers offered more then $850k and fullback and he didn’t except that so why would be except that deal from us?
     
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  2. bradyk

    bradyk Kennel Enthusiast

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    He doesn't have an offer to sit on anymore. I think he wants to go to the Rabbitohs but is he going to wait at least one month with nothing lined up? Things change very quickly.
     
  3. Natboy II

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    There has been no validity of that 850k offer and the roosters pitching in. Unless it is was made by someone secretly without anyone else at the club knowing about it, it didn’t happen
     
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  4. Natboy II

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    Another article basically stating we didn’t have the funds available
     
  5. bradyk

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    Well we were interested and anything below 850k would of been a massive low ball so I personally am going to believe it more than not. Regardless of the amount Latrell is vulnerable right now so there's no reason not to put another offer in with a 1 week deadline or something. Latrell's also possibly hurt his market value now. I do think he's waiting for the Rabbitohs but they're not going to have a response regardless Burgess until next year (latest coming out of the media - I think NRL.com). Roosters are also in a hurry to get Latrell's money for next year off the books.
     
  6. albatross

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    Sounds like he wants to move next year and I doubt we could afford $850k without offloading someone until '21. I also doubt the Roosters would pick any of the tab now - just my sense of how they tend to operate. If we could do a deal for $850k next year I'd be tempted to offer it, but give him 48 hours only to decide so we control things and aren't part of his circus.
     
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  7. Spoonman84

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    His only offer was at the Tigers and that didn’t force his hand either.
     
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  8. bradyk

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    We might need 100-200k chipped in as it stands. I know it isn't how they operate which is why it's hard to believe but they also offered Latrell overs (imo) to re-sign him which is something they also don't do.
     
  9. Natboy II

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    The club made it very clear we weren’t interested from a very early stage.
    They don’t usually do that so what does that tell you? His management and hangers on were trying to use us to drive his price up.

    Do you really want to buy a player on money we don’t have who is “vulnerable” and already showing signs of personal issues?
     
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  10. doggieaaron

    doggieaaron Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Our board seem like a deer in headlights when it comes to signing top players wake the fuck up and have a go
     
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  11. Trafford10

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    Latrell is a good golfer, but plays by himself???...................strange.
     
  12. bradyk

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    If we don't have the money and the Roosters don't chip in then we can't obviously. I would 100% take him especially for 850k if it was possible.
     
  13. Natboy II

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    I’m glad you’re one of the ones that get it mate
     
  14. Dawgfather

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    There are reasons why clubs aren't falling over themselves to chase Mitchell.

    None of it is being reported, but if he was worth the money (all things being considered) then clubs would be throwing the coin at him.
     
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    If the likes of Keary, Munster, RTS, Tedesco were available, every club in the NRL would be doing what they could to get them over, and they probably wouldn't bat an eyelid with their asking price, yet everyone to date has said no thank you to Mitchell and his asking price
     
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    This all seems like haumono, sonny bill, even to an extent Mundine to a lesser extent.

    Mundine Obviously got in their ear. Told them you are better then this. Year are the best player in the game. If Tedesco is on 1.2 you should be on 1.4 etc etc etc. plays the race card. Plays the look after your family card. Plays the value yourself card. And he obviously buying into it. Just like sonny bill did.

    To be honest it is a very different situation. But at 22. Take the 800-900k on offer. You’ll be off contract at 25. And if you perform well. New tv rights deal around the corner. Possibly salary cap increase. You can get your 1.2-1.3 million then. And at 25 you’ll still have 5-7 years of your best years ahead of you.
     
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    To see every club withdraw their offer. I wonder if there are esl options. Maybe the wolf pack? Seems strange to be a superstar and teams ending negotiations.

    Hopefully cowboys are keen and we call up to see the availability of Hess, feldt and Granville. With cowboys chipping in. I’d be happy with them :p makes us a better team and they get their superstar :p (will give them 4 fullbacks and 3 of them on 1 million + :p)
     
  18. bradyk

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    We don't want Hess. Poor (in and out of the team and mainly coming off the bench) last season and we're stacked in the Second Row already. I can see the other two being handy tho (upgrades on what we have at least). I don't see how the Cowboys roster can function with four players on 1m (maybe Latrell is going to get less now?).
     
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  19. axeman23

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    Wait, isn't the formula "offer the highest amount other clubs are offering, plus $200k to $300k overs"? By MY calculations, $0 + $200k to $300k (hell, let's call it $300k, we don't want to sound CHEAP...) is $300k! I'm down for it under those figures, where's the paperwork??? :laughing:
     
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  20. coach

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    Brilliant
     

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