Broncos Player Movement and Rumours 2020

BroncsFan

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That's where Milford starts to struggle. Sure, he's one of our best players. But when you consider that what he's getting paid could probably buy you Luke Keary, it starts to make Milford's value proposition look pretty poor.
Yeah when you start thinking Milf + Bird + change, probably gets you somewhere near Keary + Ponga... you start to think we are building a war chest for something

Ponga
Keary
Croft

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Sproj

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yes the criminally underrated Milford. I wouldn’t imagine he’ll get a pay rise but I’d expect us to maintain his current rate.
I just thought it a bit rich to say we could build a team around Dearden or Croft but not include Milf.
Fair point about the two halfbacks. I can concede that your argument is far stronger. That said, I don't think you can justify building a team around Milf, the club (and your favourite coach) have spent the last four years trying to do it and it hasn't worked. So feel free to remove the two young halfbacks but certainly don't add the million dollar one either, he isn't worth that at all, not even close.
 

broncsgoat

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Fair point about the two halfbacks. I can concede that your argument is far stronger. That said, I don't think you can justify building a team around Milf, the club (and your favourite coach) have spent the last four years trying to do it and it hasn't worked. So feel free to remove the two young halfbacks but certainly don't add the million dollar one either, he isn't worth that at all, not even close.
Not overly keen on rehashing this argument again but our old coach extracted a lot more value out of Milf than our current one was able to.
 

mitch222

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Yeah when you start thinking Milf + Bird + change, probably gets you somewhere near Keary + Ponga... you start to think we are building a war chest for something

Ponga
Keary
Croft

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We will need to throw the bank at Keary and Ponga to get them out of their clubs because you can believe their respective clubs will do the same to keep them. Ponga will extract 1.5m out of the knights for his next contract because they are rubbish without him and Keary has a strong team around him which makes his life a hell of a lot easier to play footy and get well paid in the process.
 

FaithinHook

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Not overly keen on rehashing this argument again but our old coach extracted a lot more value out of Milf than our current one was able to.
Not 100% about that claim fella. He didn't extract much the past 3 years apart from the odd flash of brilliance here and there.

Let's give Seibs a chance to see what he can do in 2020. Milf also needs to contribute by having a better attitude towards his preparation, as others here have noted.
 
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BroncsFan

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We will need to throw the bank at Keary and Ponga to get them out of their clubs because you can believe their respective clubs will do the same to keep them. Ponga will extract 1.5m out of the knights for his next contract because they are rubbish without him and Keary has a strong team around him which makes his life a hell of a lot easier to play footy and get well paid in the process.
Was more pointing out that we could have about $3m+ to go into the market for positions we need and some possible targets that are coming off contract in and around that time... not to mention Ponga and Keary are both queenslanders so there is some incentive of them moving.

If they want ridiculous money we don't have to buy them we just move onto the next target.

Milf - $1m
Bird - $1m
Darius - $600k
Macca - $400k
Kahu - $400k
 
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Wolfie

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Let's see how good Keary is on a consistent basis now Cronk isn't there directing the team around. He controlled that whole side, even when playing badly or in the grand final when he was injured.
 

FaithinHook

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I still think we keep a watchful eye on the Drinkwater situation up north. If he cannot crack the run on 13, he might look to get out prior to 30 June. If we can also move on one of our problematic contracts, it might be a possibility.
Any thoughts on Zac Lomax? I'm a big fan of his and although he played centre for the Drag Queens this year, he wants to be a fullback. Got speed to burn, strong runner, agile. I think he's better than Drinkwater. Off contract next year too.
 

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Was more pointing out that we could have about $3m+ to go into the market for positions we need and some possible targets that are coming off contract in and around that time... not to mention Ponga and Keary are both queenslanders so there is some incentive of them moving.

If they want ridiculous money we don't have to buy them we just move onto the next target.

Milf - $1m
Bird - $1m
Darius - $600k
Macca - $400k
Kahu - $400k
We dont, a bit of our money is tied up in contracts going up in value.

Id say we have about 1.2-1.5 to play with maximum.
 

Bongo

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We dont, a bit of our money is tied up in contracts going up in value.

Id say we have about 1.2-1.5 to play with maximum.
Yeah, I don't think we have as much money as people think when Boyd and Macca finish up. I think we have probably have/will spend that cash on upgrades and retention of our up and coming players. To get some savings we would need to get them off the books before the end of the contract.
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Any thoughts on Zac Lomax? I'm a big fan of his and although he played centre for the Drag Queens this year, he wants to be a fullback. Got speed to burn, strong runner, agile. I think he's better than Drinkwater. Off contract next year too.
We won't have the money for him. In any case, I would prefer that we signed his girlfriend
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I still think we keep a watchful eye on the Drinkwater situation up north. If he cannot crack the run on 13, he might look to get out prior to 30 June. If we can also move on one of our problematic contracts, it might be a possibility.
Gee I wished we signed him last year. I cannot understand why Melbourne let him go. If I was him I would go back there now Croft has left and play in the halves. I would certainly take him if he was on offer.
 
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Renegade

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There's something I'm missing about Drinkwater clearly... I just don't think he's that great, I completely understood Melbourne going for and sticking with Hughes after Drinkwater got injured because IMO Hughes is a much better player.

What am I missing here? Or is it just cause Boyd sucks so bad he looks great comparatively?
 

kooly87

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Was more pointing out that we could have about $3m+ to go into the market for positions we need and some possible targets that are coming off contract in and around that time... not to mention Ponga and Keary are both queenslanders so there is some incentive of them moving.

If they want ridiculous money we don't have to buy them we just move onto the next target.

Milf - $1m
Bird - $1m
Darius - $600k
Macca - $400k
Kahu - $400k
We will need to throw the bank at Keary and Ponga to get them out of their clubs because you can believe their respective clubs will do the same to keep them. Ponga will extract 1.5m out of the knights for his next contract because they are rubbish without him and Keary has a strong team around him which makes his life a hell of a lot easier to play footy and get well paid in the process.
The TPA and personal sponsorship options are far better for those two guys in Brisbane than they would be at their current clubs. In Ponga's case especially given he is a Queensland Origin star, but Keary being from Ipswich and a dual Premiership winner would also have massive potential. There may well be plenty we can leverage their that would not destroy our salary cap too badly.

That's before you weigh up the comparative cost of living in Brisbane, which again may strengthen our position in regards to offering contracts.
 
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