NEWS Andrew McCullough’s complicated contract a headache for Broncos

Purple Pills

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All I can say is you all suck! And you lot have no understanding of loyalty & Yous obviously don't give a rat's about our players? We get pissed off with players who jump ship to chase the dollars. And supporters like you lot are showing your true colours when it comes to our boys.

It makes me both angry & sad reading the crap you have all written about a club legend!
If Andrew wants to leave I'll take back what I just wrote otherwise you lot that say get rid of him or move on, should be ashamed to call yourselves Broncos supporters

The NRL needs to bring in a loyalty dispensation for players like Andrew, clubs have a vested interest in keeping players like McCullough who the loyal fans love.
And the NRL should do more to make sure they stay at the one club, and they know this.
So Greenberg & Co get ya shit sorted
Nice trolling...

Loyalty was dead years ago champ. Long term one club players are as rare as hens teeth in the modern game. The best thing the club has done this year is get rid of the entitlement of the players. Just because some of the players we have moved on have been here their entire careers doesn’t entitle them to be paid good money for their rest of their careers if they are not performing to a required standard or do not provide the club with their best chance of winning games.

Want to know how to avoid all this talk if you are a current player? Prepare well, have a go every week, play to your potential and evolve your game as your career develops and this doesn’t become an issue
 

Purple Pills

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I think he is a hindrance to the team, not a help.
This is going to be the biggest talking point of our season in the media once he is fit to return mark my words.

You can tell the media pundits, especially the ones close to him, have tried to sugar coat his role and performances out of respect to him all season. But now that they’ve seen what Turps and Segeyaro provide, you can see them finally open up and give an honest view about our dummy half play which gives them an indirect shot at Macca without actually saying it.

That is why I can’t wait to see what the media identities say when Macca is available for selection again.
 
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My rant was not just a McCullough thing it was a rant in general about players who have provided outstanding service to the club but when it starts going South a lot of outsiders/supporters seem to think they don't fit the team style anymore, and want to move them on.

As I said if he wants to go then good luck to him, but don't push when he still has a lot of good footy left. Well I'd like to think so?

In regards to the other players mentioned you better believe I was pissed off that they where forced out (maybe not so much McGuire). As for Kodi it was a crying shame but we all knew that are 6 & 7 didn't work well together! Weather or not because they play a similar style I don't know? I'm not in the purple circle of the Broncos.
I can only go on what I see on field & read about. I'm still angry that the King was booted back when.

As for Mr Bennett if there was ever a club legend then he is a walk up. Should put a statue next to the King, the guy he booted

The club totally did the wrong thing by Wayne Bennett. But if we know anything it's that Wayne is a master at subterfuge. The club as in board & management f**ked up in the way it all went down.

I guess I'm just a proud Broncos supporter (like everyone else who posts on here) I remember when it wasn't such a mess. Players were loyal, clubs valued that & stuck by them (as a rule), not saying it happened for every single player.
(Just saying before someone decides to say what about ? back in 19??)

Anyways the boys are starting to get a role on and we will be in the mix come September/October.
Broncos v Bunnys GF how good would it be
 

bb_gun

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My rant was not just a McCullough thing it was a rant in general about players who have provided outstanding service to the club but when it starts going South a lot of outsiders/supporters seem to think they don't fit the team style anymore, and want to move them on.

As I said if he wants to go then good luck to him, but don't push when he still has a lot of good footy left. Well I'd like to think so?

In regards to the other players mentioned you better believe I was pissed off that they where forced out (maybe not so much McGuire). As for Kodi it was a crying shame but we all knew that are 6 & 7 didn't work well together! Weather or not because they play a similar style I don't know? I'm not in the purple circle of the Broncos.
I can only go on what I see on field & read about. I'm still angry that the King was booted back when.

As for Mr Bennett if there was ever a club legend then he is a walk up. Should put a statue next to the King, the guy he booted

The club totally did the wrong thing by Wayne Bennett. But if we know anything it's that Wayne is a master at subterfuge. The club as in board & management f**ked up in the way it all went down.

I guess I'm just a proud Broncos supporter (like everyone else who posts on here) I remember when it wasn't such a mess. Players were loyal, clubs valued that & stuck by them (as a rule), not saying it happened for every single player.
(Just saying before someone decides to say what about ? back in 19??)

Anyways the boys are starting to get a role on and we will be in the mix come September/October.
Broncos v Bunnys GF how good would it be
It's definitely a rant if I've ever seen one.
 

badyon

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My rant was not just a McCullough thing it was a rant in general about players who have provided outstanding service to the club but when it starts going South a lot of outsiders/supporters seem to think they don't fit the team style anymore, and want to move them on.

As I said if he wants to go then good luck to him, but don't push when he still has a lot of good footy left. Well I'd like to think so?

In regards to the other players mentioned you better believe I was pissed off that they where forced out (maybe not so much McGuire). As for Kodi it was a crying shame but we all knew that are 6 & 7 didn't work well together! Weather or not because they play a similar style I don't know? I'm not in the purple circle of the Broncos.
I can only go on what I see on field & read about. I'm still angry that the King was booted back when.

As for Mr Bennett if there was ever a club legend then he is a walk up. Should put a statue next to the King, the guy he booted

The club totally did the wrong thing by Wayne Bennett. But if we know anything it's that Wayne is a master at subterfuge. The club as in board & management f**ked up in the way it all went down.

I guess I'm just a proud Broncos supporter (like everyone else who posts on here) I remember when it wasn't such a mess. Players were loyal, clubs valued that & stuck by them (as a rule), not saying it happened for every single player.
(Just saying before someone decides to say what about ? back in 19??)

Anyways the boys are starting to get a role on and we will be in the mix come September/October.
Broncos v Bunnys GF how good would it be
How long have you been watching the bronco's for?

Hate to break it to you, champ. But we have always moved players on a year early, rather than a year.

It's part of what built this great club.

Only in recent times have we become a bleeding heart charity case, precisely because of faulty logic like yours.

If macca is the best option he plays and gets extended even. If he's not, he should be going. The guy has never been a winner his whole career, hard to see him turning it around now.
 

Jason Simmons

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My rant was not just a McCullough thing it was a rant in general about players who have provided outstanding service to the club but when it starts going South a lot of outsiders/supporters seem to think they don't fit the team style anymore, and want to move them on.

As I said if he wants to go then good luck to him, but don't push when he still has a lot of good footy left. Well I'd like to think so?

In regards to the other players mentioned you better believe I was pissed off that they where forced out (maybe not so much McGuire). As for Kodi it was a crying shame but we all knew that are 6 & 7 didn't work well together! Weather or not because they play a similar style I don't know? I'm not in the purple circle of the Broncos.
I can only go on what I see on field & read about. I'm still angry that the King was booted back when.

As for Mr Bennett if there was ever a club legend then he is a walk up. Should put a statue next to the King, the guy he booted

The club totally did the wrong thing by Wayne Bennett. But if we know anything it's that Wayne is a master at subterfuge. The club as in board & management f**ked up in the way it all went down.

I guess I'm just a proud Broncos supporter (like everyone else who posts on here) I remember when it wasn't such a mess. Players were loyal, clubs valued that & stuck by them (as a rule), not saying it happened for every single player.
(Just saying before someone decides to say what about ? back in 19??)

Anyways the boys are starting to get a role on and we will be in the mix come September/October.
Broncos v Bunnys GF how good would it be
What is Einstein’s definition of insanity again?

That is what we experienced under Bennett, second time around. Regardless of ‘service’ players needed to move on. Grandpa Wayne wasn’t prepared to do it, in fact he did the complete opposite clearly pushing for strange recruitment decisions that are biting us on the arse now and for years to come...

The club had become stale, complacent, distinctly lacking in ruthlessness compared to the top clubs and sliding further and further down the pecking order.

Something had to be done. We were not on a path towards a premiership, we were heading the other way.

That course may or may not have been corrected with these changes, but something had to be tried. For the good OF the club...
 
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Thelmus

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I think Macca is the one player that would lift most of the clubs he would go to. He has been average playing 80 minutes, giving us an extra slot on the bench to use in whatever way we see fit.
We blame him for that. The truth is that not one more line break from dummy half or magical pass has been done by Turpin than has been done by Macca. Macca has played through injury when we had no one and turpin had been aweful in Q cup.
Turpin has had an extended run and is playing good now. He is given the chance to play 60 minutes of good football. Remember the last time we did that. It was when macca was coming back from injury. When we did it with knik off the bench it worked so well, people were saying he should be the hooker, then the half.
Before too long these stints from Saguaro will have people asking why we play Turpin at all, and not just play Saguaro from the start. The point is if you play a utility off the bench the options open up from dummy half. It has very little to do with who plays there.
What should really concern people is that we look better in attack because our halves are not offering enough to be a threat by themselves. That run by Milford was good show-and-go against a couple of tired forwards but we shouldn't kid ourselves that our halves are performing any better than when Knik was there.
Dearden is too early to judge at this stage and will need the off-season to embed himself into this more structured style of play, but Milford hasn't improved in 4 years, with one exception: his kicking. Even that is up and down, and although I couldn't see the game, was described as woeful by the radio commentators.
We need to address that.
 

ostin86

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What is Einstein’s definition of insanity again?

That is what we experienced under Bennett, second time around. Regardless of ‘service’ players needed to move on. Grandpa Wayne wasn’t prepared to do it, in fact he did the complete opposite clearly pushing for strange recruitment decisions that are biting us on the arse now and for years to come...

The club had become stale, complacent, distinctly lacking in ruthlessness compared to the top clubs and sliding further and further down the pecking order.

Something had to be done. We were not on a path towards a premiership, we were heading the other way.

That course may or may not have been corrected with these changes, but something had to be tried. For the good OF the club...
Love this post. This ^^ is the main reason why I wanted us to move on from Bennett.
 

Cult3

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What is Einstein’s definition of insanity again?

That is what we experienced under Bennett, second time around. Regardless of ‘service’ players needed to move on. Grandpa Wayne wasn’t prepared to do it, in fact he did the complete opposite clearly pushing for strange recruitment decisions that are biting us on the arse now and for years to come...

The club had become stale, complacent, distinctly lacking in ruthlessness compared to the top clubs and sliding further and further down the pecking order.

Something had to be done. We were not on a path towards a premiership, we were heading the other way.

That course may or may not have been corrected with these changes, but something had to be tried. For the good OF the club...
He was literally making sure the club bought and retained the players who would replace those players, but sure.. lets go with that. The only difference is Seibold was losing with those players and was getting desperate. The players he's brought in (Apart from Segeyaro) were all here when Bennett was.
 

Caniffe

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Lets be realistic here. The moment McC is fit he will be straight back in the side. Then it’s just a matter of who is the last 20 minute #14 on the bench
 

Jason Simmons

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He was literally making sure the club bought and retained the players who would replace those players, but sure.. lets go with that. The only difference is Seibold was losing with those players and was getting desperate. The players he's brought in (Apart from Segeyaro) were all here when Bennett was.
The difference is Seibold has tried something different which Bennett obstinately refused to do.

Seibold has cleared out some of our issues, Segy aside (as it’s an unforseeable opportunity acquisition, designed to fill a hole that developed because of injury) he never had long enough here to do any serious recruiting prior to season 2019 and had to run with what he inherited. To be fair he still gave plenty of chances to those who haven’t been performing before he started changing things up.

I don’t say approx, 1/3rd of a season is long enough to course correct, but it’s a start and after those rough early rounds, there are some signs that things are starting to change for the better...
 

Cult3

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The difference is Seibold has tried something different which Bennett obstinately refused to do.

Seibold has cleared out some of our issues, Segy aside (as it’s an unforseeable opportunity acquisition, designed to fill a hole that developed because of injury) he never had long enough here to do any serious recruiting prior to season 2019 and had to run with what he inherited. To be fair he still gave plenty of chances to those who haven’t been performing before he started changing things up.

I don’t say approx, 1/3rd of a season is long enough to course correct, but it’s a start and after those rough early rounds, there are some signs that things are starting to change for the better...
Bennett was preparing the players to eventually be able to try something different. He couldn't name 17 year olds at halfback. He signed a contract giving him time to do it but was sacked before getting the opportunity to utilise the younger players he was preparing. I don't know what more to say about this. When Seibold loses it's Wayne's fault, when he wins its all Seibold. It's just a really dishonest and argument filled with ridiculous double standards.
 

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