- Feb 11, 2017
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It’s easier to resign a player at your club then it is to poach a gun player at another club...Silly comment ? So Politis didn't re-sign Manu before Nov 1 ?
I never thought the Trbojevic brothers were leaving Manly unless they were unable to afford them of course but I did get a feeling from everything I've read that maybe our board were pinning too big a hope on achieving that and if they were then they were focusing on totally unrealistic targets and that was a warning sign.
What made me believe that we would sign a superstar or more were comments like those below
Apr 2, 2019 - "Canterbury Bulldogs coach Dean Pay says his club needs to sign a "franchise player" in the mould of Kalyn Ponga when their salary cap troubles subside in 2021 if success is to return to Belmore"
- along with numerous media articles quoting club management that we were forced to shed players so we could be more active in the player market in near future
Yes I would be happy for the Dogs to offer 900K to a MIL a season to Mitchell (as many others on here would also) to play fullback potentially but definitely no compensation to the Roosters. It just shits me that we definitely need an outside back and both Manu and Mitchell were available for 2021 but we failed to get Manu and we've decided to not even put in an offer for Mitchell. Big name players available are getting picked off all the time. Parra signed Matterson the other day. I tend to believe the post quoted above about the Dogs playing hard ball with player managers when we have nothing to really offer other than a bigger paypacket. I feel our current management could be doing things a lot better
And yes pay did say that, but like I said, the first week of the open season if signing players for 2021 just started, you’ve driven yourself crazy by thinking in 8 days we would sign a elite player for 2021, no other club has... so what on earth makes you think we would...
You’re clearly not in grip in what occurs when signing elite players, so do yourself a favour and take a step back and just let the plan take its course when 2021 comes along and IF we still haven’t built up for then... let rip, but for now let’s just see what transitions. Believe it or not we still have back ended contracts for 2021 that are under control but has still restrained us a touch...