-NEWS- Brisbane chairman Karl Morris: Shitbold survives

Mister Wright

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Does anyone really think it was a majority vote though? Read between the lines. If Bennett didn’t want someone, but the board outvoted him do we really think that would have happened. Or if Bennett said he wanted someone, but the other three didn’t, so we really think that player wouldn’t be at the club?

It is just semantics. Wayne would have had the power to recruit the side he wanted. While he may not have sat in on contract signings or exact figures he would have had a very large say in what happened.
 

IceWorks

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There should be a science to cap management and recruitment and retention in a salary cap system, it's critical. Think MoneyBall and Billy Beane as that's actually how the world really works, buy $1 of talent for 90 cents and you are on a promising track. Buy $1 of talent for $1.10 and you are going to have poor results (unless there is no cap and you have more money than other clubs)

I would like to know more about this space and the decision making going on as it seems like the decision making going on is terrible and it's so hard to understand why it is done this way. Take Milford, Bird, Boyd (saved by retirement.. but still) and the others on options. Milford for example is on say 1M and playing like a 500k player perhaps, that's 500k of salary cap space you have squandered and can't use on other players, if he was playing like a 1.5M player you can be certain the contract would be upgraded or you would lose that player in any event as the option is in the players (not the clubs!) favour.

Surely there has to be some logic to this randomness because from the outside looking in it appears as if someone has deliberately salted the earth over the previous few years.
 

Sproj

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Outside of Haas and the base wagers, I’d dare say not one player is playing even at or above their wage. What does that say about the coach?
 
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Sproj

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Staggs, Fifita and Turpin are (or were) all comfortably playing at or above their salaries. Coincidentally, all three have been unavailable for large parts of this season though.
The fitness or the side is another issue but you can’t be playing at or above your wage if you are out injured, which in Bird’s case is always.
 

BroncsFan

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Staggs, Fifita and Turpin are (or were) all comfortably playing at or above their salaries. Coincidentally, all three have been unavailable for large parts of this season though.
Basically everyone is playing at or above their pay grade except Boyd, Milford, Oates, Offa and Lodge (I'll excuse Lodge as I think his issues are fitness related)... and Bird and Kahu if you want to add value for money despite being injured.

If guys like Herbie, Carrigan, Flegler, Issac, Teo, etc. were also underperforming we would be in an even worse position than we are now.
 

The Strapper

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Badel's latest rumour. Off contract this year, apparently:

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I don’t know this guy but I would pass on him because I think at this point we need a rugby league man.
The stand out candidate for me is Shane Richardson.
He has extensive successful experience with multiple clubs over a long period and really is a no brainer choice.
But given recent history of the club I doubt they would be smart enough to employ him.
 

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I don’t know this guy but I would pass on him because I think at this point we need a rugby league man.
The stand out candidate for me is Shane Richardson.
He has extensive successful experience with multiple clubs over a long period and really is a no brainer choice.
But given recent history of the club I doubt they would be smart enough to employ him.
Richardson is well liked and respected at the NRL which would be good for us. I think I’d prefer Dave Donaghy if we can get him though.
 

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Greg Swann is exactly what this club needs, has overseen the Lions going from a basket case and a horrible coach to a team with firing young guns and a great coach with young players that are the envy of the entire league and are arguably premiership favourites...sound familiar?
 
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