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Foordy

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p.s. long quotes from Ikin ... but not a single mention from him about us being over the cap ... mostly just defending our releases and talking about cap management in general terms.

Ben Ikin says:

“Matt’s payout gets amortised over the length of the existing deal, the NRL will allow that,” Ikin said.

“We felt based on what we had coming through, we could use the salary-cap space from Matt’s departure to help develop some of the great young forwards coming through.

“We have plans around how much money we’ve got and accept that it will be less than we could have had.

“There are several factors that can impact on what you are getting out of your $9.5 million.

“If you get into a situation where you don’t value players correctly, then effectively that can be seen as having less money in your cap.”


Ikin on speculation we should have stacks of cash after losing Milford

“Managing the cap is not a perfect science,” Ikin said.

“When Anthony Milford goes, for example, all people see is the price tag attached to Milford (he was on $1 million at the Broncos), not realising we have Adam Reynolds coming in.

“Matt Lodge might have gone, but Kurt Capewell will come into our squad next year.

“If you have a good group of senior players in the right positions, then you can get more out of your emerging talent than you may have been hoping for under the salary cap.

“We are trying to do everything better here. What’s true for the success of a footy team is true for the management of our salary cap.

“If you aren’t improving in this game, you are going backwards.”
 

NSW stables

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Badel claims we are almost $1 million over the salary cap for this season ... which seams strange given the NRL have allowed us to take the field every week
Badel is well and truly butt hurt that the leaks from within the club have stopped and he is not the bronco's "journalist" of choice these days. So is just making shit up and trying to cause as much damage as he can. Pathetic.
 

broncos4life

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Badel claims we are almost $1 million over the salary cap for this season ... which seams strange given the NRL have allowed us to take the field every week
Did you actually read the article? He said we were not are.
 

Foordy

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Did you actually read the article? He said we were not are.

We hadn't lost a million dollars worth of contract value until Lodge left. Which means that even if I used the wrong word, we still would have been over until we released Lodge ... unless of course the Dragons picked up the full tab for Bird.
 

Fozz

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We hadn't lost a million dollars worth of contract value until Lodge left. Which means that even if I used the wrong word, we still would have been over until we released Lodge ... unless of course the Dragons picked up the full tab for Bird.

Given the cap is based on a full year of salary payments, we weren't over the cap at all during the year but we would've been if we hadn't jettisoned Lodge. So by a technicality, we haven't breached the cap.

WTF were White and Nolan doing getting us into this situation though? I'm glad Ikin and Donaghy aren't in favour of POs because they've really fucked us over these last few years with Kahu, Bird and Macca.
 

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