OPINION Broncos ‘Set to’ Win Cobbo's Signature. Badel warning.

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According to our favourite correspondent, Selwyn Cobbo has gone from "set to" to "ready to" sign. Normally, you get ready before you get set, but nonetheless.

Selwyn:

“I don’t want to leave. It’s my plan to stay at the Broncos. I love the club. The staff have been really good for me, guys like ‘Kevvie’ and Ben Ikin have helped me off the field and with my footy. There’s a lot of talk , but I love the Broncos so I don’t want to go anywhere else. Growing up, the Broncos were my team, I had a dream to play for them and right now, I‘m living my dream. I want to stay at the Broncos for a while yet and hopefully win some premierships for them.”​
“I was definitely shocked at how tough Origin was. It was more physical and faster than anything I had ever played. It is a totally different game to the NRL, I was still pretty sore a few days after the game. But the pressure doesn’t worry me at all. l love being out there and Steve Renouf has been really helpful for me, he has played in these big games and his advice has been, ‘Don’t ever doubt yourself. Believe in your ability’. Everything has moved so fast for me, but I love the challenge of Origin.”​

Ikin:

“It was a learning curve for him. When guys make off-field mistakes at that age, if handled correctly, they grow from them. Selwyn generally doesn‘t get stressed about too much. Most of them know when they have stuffed-up and Selwyn is no different, so you ensure it is made known to them on behalf of the club, that the club doesn’t accept that type of behaviour and you send them back to work and hope for the best. It’s a guide-and-step-aside approach, but I’m confident Selwyn has learned from it.”​

"There is no hard edge about Selwyn and what he does. He is just natural. Wherever he goes, it is like he is meant to be there. I wouldn’t say I’m shocked he is playing Origin. Watching him, you know Origin was always going to be there at some point in his future."​
“I am pleased that his development has happened so quickly. He has been able to play a level of football that most people would have thought beyond someone that age. He has caught us a bit by surprise, but that’s the way Selwyn lives, in a happy sort of way.”​
“If he reminds me of anyone, it’s Steve Renouf. We are keen to compare Selwyn to Greg Inglis and Latrell Mitchell, but ‘The Pearl’ (Renouf) was this laconic, laid-back figure and Selwyn has that trait. Pearl just did what he needed to do in training, he saved his best stuff for when it counted. Like Renouf, Selwyn doesn’t sweat the small stuff. He doesn’t shirk the work, but when it’s game time, Selwyn is ready.”​

Selwyn:
“I turned 20 before Origin I so I’m no longer a teenager. I have to grow up now.”​
Surely this Selwyn quote is heavily paraphrased, otherwise it would read:

“I don’t want to leave and yeah. It’s my plan to stay the Broncos and yeah. I love the club and yeah. The staff have been really good for me, and yeah, guys like ‘Kevvie’ and Ben Ikin and yeah have helped me off the field and with my footy and yeah. There’s a lot of talk and yeah , but I love the Broncos so I don’t want to go anywhere else and yeah. Growing up, the Broncos were my team and yeah, I had a dream to play for them and yeah and right now, I‘m living my dream and yeah. I want to stay at the Broncos for a while yet and yeah hopefully win some premierships for them and yeah”
 
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Surely this Selwyn quote is heavily paraphrased, otherwise it would read:

“I don’t want to leave and yeah. It’s my plan to stay the Broncos and yeah. I love the club and yeah. The staff have been really good for me, and yeah, guys like ‘Kevvie’ and Ben Ikin and yeah have helped me off the field and with my footy and yeah. There’s a lot of talk and yeah , but I love the Broncos so I don’t want to go anywhere else and yeah. Growing up, the Broncos were my team and yeah, I had a dream to play for them and yeah and right now, I‘m living my dream and yeah. I want to stay at the Broncos for a while yet and yeah hopefully win some premierships for them and yeah”
CREDIT TO THE BOYS
 
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so let's figure out what our offer to Cobbo will be (since Badel doesn't give a figure in the article), although we only have the figures Badel pulled out of his ass to work it out. ok, let's do some maths:
  • Rival offer = up to $4 million over 5 years (or $800k per season) ... p.s. Badel needs a new calculator since he says offers of $4 million over 5 years is $900k per year
  • Cobbo could earn an extra $2 million over 5 years if he leaves us
  • therefore Cobbo's offer from us is $2 million over 5 years or $400k per season ... it would be $500k per season if you use Badel's $900k per season figure (5 year contract) instead of his "up to $4 million over 5 years"

Dislcaimer: All information in this post is taken directly from Peter Badel
 
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Where are we currently sitting on a scale from ‘ready to’ to ‘set to’?

I feel like the needles has shifted backwards.
 
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The doubt comes from blokes before him who spat out the same lines

Coates was a Titans fan growing up (apparently he is @The Don), Cobbo is an out and out Broncos fan.
 
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Surely this Selwyn quote is heavily paraphrased, otherwise it would read:

“I don’t want to leave and yeah. It’s my plan to stay the Broncos and yeah. I love the club and yeah. The staff have been really good for me, and yeah, guys like ‘Kevvie’ and Ben Ikin and yeah have helped me off the field and with my footy and yeah. There’s a lot of talk and yeah , but I love the Broncos so I don’t want to go anywhere else and yeah. Growing up, the Broncos were my team and yeah, I had a dream to play for them and yeah and right now, I‘m living my dream and yeah. I want to stay at the Broncos for a while yet and yeah hopefully win some premierships for them and yeah”

Yeah !!!

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Where are we currently sitting on a scale from ‘ready to’ to ‘set to’?

I feel like the needles has shifted backwards.
I've lost track so don't take this as canon but I think Selwyn said something about waiting until the Origin is finished. The Te Maire rumour was fake news.
 
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I think as a rule of thumb the local News Ltd sources (Badel, etc) tend to know the club's side of the negotiation - and for what that's worth that will likely be right - whereas other sources - Dobbo, TV journos, Sydney press - are more likely to be getting spun by the player agents, who will be using them to negotiate. The agents, not the club, are the ones feeding the media numbers, including all the incredible "offers."

So if Badel says the club is "set to" sign Cobbo, you can bank that the club "wants" to sign Cobbo. It more often than not pans out, but in situations like Haas and Fifita, shit can still go tits up. In fairness, in both those cases we knew there were shenanigans at foot.
 
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Leave the excitement machine alone.

This is why I don't really care what Cobbo is saying, he may end up somewhere else for 2024. No point having high expectations because everyone says "I love the club blah blah".

When he extends, I'll believe him. Negotiations have been going for months, and that's normally not a good sign.

Look at Melbourne, they extended Grant, Hughes (a bit of noise on Hughes but not much) and Coates with zero fuss, very quickly.
 
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This is why I don't really care what Cobbo is saying, he may end up somewhere else for 2024. No point having high expectations because everyone says "I love the club blah blah".

When he extends, I'll believe him. Negotiations have been going for months, and that's normally not a good sign.

Look at Melbourne, they extended Grant, Hughes (a bit of noise on Hughes but not much) and Coates with zero fuss, very quickly.
He's right to stall given his meteoric rise in value over the last couple of months.
 
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He's right to stall given his meteoric rise in value over the last couple of months.
Absolutely, but I wouldn't be so certain he's in the bag like some fans are.

If he was 100% on board he'd already have done the deal, there's a fair price for him, and there's nothing he can do to raise it unless he's trying to fish for offers from desperate clubs.

500-600k is what he's worth for a 2 year extension, there is nothing he can do to exceed that value in the short term, so any stringing along is just fucking around.

That said, maybe he has already agreed to terms and it'll be announced after Origin.
 
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Coates was a Titans fan growing up (apparently he is @The Don), Cobbo is an out and out Broncos fan.

I do believe Selwyn wants to be a Bronco.. however, others have said this sort of the thing in the past and that's why we as fans have doubts until an actual contract is signed

It's also a case of how else was he suppose to answer the question? "yeah, nah, I am just waiting to see who wants to pay me the most", that's never the answer. It's usually something like he loves the club, wants to be at the club, etc
 
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would love to get him signed asap but trust that ikin and DD will make the right choice as to how high to go for him
 
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I do believe Selwyn wants to be a Bronco.. however, others have said this sort of the thing in the past and that's why we as fans have doubts until an actual contract is signed

It's also a case of how else was he suppose to answer the question? "yeah, nah, I am just waiting to see who wants to pay me the most", that's never the answer. It's usually something like he loves the club, wants to be at the club, etc

Well this is how Payne Haas would answer.
 
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Well this is how Payne Haas would answer.

Selwyn seems genuine...and there was that photo of him as a kid wanting to be a Bronco.

Once again, it'll be a grubby manager or relative in the mix ......if his future with Brisbane goes sideways.
 

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