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Mitchell Pearce to Knights for $4 million over 4 years

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by Freakzilla, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. chisdog

    chisdog Kennel Enthusiast

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    Des is out of a job. He can play in the halves.
     
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  2. chisdog

    chisdog Kennel Enthusiast

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    Is Mitchell Pearce worth $1M a season? I doubt it.
     
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  3. Freakzilla

    Freakzilla Immortal Gilded x2 Premium Member Gilded

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    Yes he is. He's a top 5 halfback in the world. Dragons are payign Ben Hunt that and he is way better than Hunt. Also for the Knights it would've been worth paying him more than that.
     
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  4. chisdog

    chisdog Kennel Enthusiast

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    Hunt's not worth anywhere near it either. Some clubs have paid WAY too much. Josh Reynolds is another.
     
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    He's worth $1m a season to the Knights.
     
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  6. chisdog

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    They may think he is worth it, but will they get value for money. The answer in no for mine. He hasn't been able to close the deal on a dog let alone in an important game!
     
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    Not sure why Knights HAVE to release Lamb at all. Who knows how all those new players will gel and if they get injuries. For the first time in ages they have some depth now. The club should deny any release request as he only re-signed no that long ago
     
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    I disagree. Knight are top 8 for me after this signing. If not they will be right there at the end of the season. O cant see how they wont be. Great spine, some good young forwards like the saifiti brothers and hermen ese'ese, and a few good old heads like guerra. Im expecting big things. And i cant wait to see them play.
     
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    No way they’d release Lamb, keep him at 5/8 to partner Pearce and as other posters have said, keep Watson as your utility/back up
     
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    Is Pearce worth 4 million?
    Knights putting all their eggs in one basket, a little too desperate considering Lamb was coming good, still a bonus for the Knights.
     
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    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

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    I'm looking forward to 2 Roosters games next year now, vs Knights and vs Storm, and I hope they loose both!
     
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    Pearce is still one of the better halves in the comp even with his faults and has a lot of experience. He's also a much needed marquee signing that the Knights have been lacking. There's also no reason why he couldn't improve with this move, technically he has the ability, it's just the mental side where he's lacking the cutting edge under pressure. He's been at the Rooster for a very long time with the same expectations and pressure, a new environment, coach, systems, etc, could be exactly what he needs to develop and grow as a player.

    Either way, Knights signing Pearce is an absolute no brainer for me given their situation, even if he doesn't get any better. They have plenty of cap space and the Knights with Pearce will be a better team than without him.
     
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    Take overhyped Origin performances out of the equation and Pearce is a top club half. Astute signing for the Newcastle.

    They've been doing a lot of business with ex Roosters players:

    Guerra
    SKD
    Watson
    Pearce
    Elliott
     
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    If Reynolds is worth $850 or whatever the tigpies paid him then Pearce is worth $1mill
     
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    Back to where I was saying he was a done deal with Manly.

    A club don't release a media statement for a player they never had, unless it was VERY VERY close.



    http://www.seaeagles.com.au/news/2017/11/30/mitchell_pearce_news.html

    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles understands Mitchell Pearce has chosen to play at another club in 2018.

    “On behalf of our members, fans and corporate partners, we made a serious effort to secure Mitchell’s services but there was always a limit to that offer in order to ensure our ability to continue to attract and retain the very best playing group over the years to come,’’ said Manly CEO Lyall Gorman.

    “There are a number of very capable and exciting young players coming through our ranks and a major focus is to invest strongly in their development.

    “We wish Mitchell every success in his future career.”

    Sea Eagles Coach Trent Barrett said the Club would now move forward.

    “We put in a very strong offer for Mitchell. We were not going to get in a bidding war with any other Club,’’ Barrett said.

    “Mitchell was honest through the whole process and we wish him all the best.

    “We move forward with a very, very competitive playing roster for 2018 and onwards. We look forward to the year ahead.”
     
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    I don't get the Mitchell pearce love. Very overrated in my opinion. Can't stand the guy.
     
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    The Knights were desperate to fill their cap so they've paid as much as logically possible to get Pearce. This is the way clubs get in cap trouble by paying over and then in a year or two they find another talent and then paying a little more and so it goes until they are either no longer able to get new players or are caught by the cap guy.
     
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    Exactly, that's why you have to say we'd love to have you but not that much. This would have left Pearce at the Roosters or Pearce without a club although I doubt he would have left without knowing his fate.
     
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    I applaud Peace for making this move.
    Well done son & a $200k pay increase.
    Comming up roses.
     
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    Knights possible backline

    1 ponga.
    2 Ross
    3 s mautatia
    4 Moga
    5 skd
    6 Watson
    7 Pearce

    Not too shabby
     
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