OFFICIAL Jack Bird released to the Dragons

BroncsFan

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Good point.
Any idea why he didn’t take the knights offer?
At that time knights were looking at 3 wooden spoons in a row... I think...

They wanted Bird to be the marquee signing that they could build around and attract players with, but it was a complete unknown what Newcastle would actually achieve in his prime years and the roster around him was trash. For a guy that is now ‘comfortable’ in Wollongong it probably looked too hard to be the main man in a Joey Johns loving league town

I think they had Ponga on the books but hadn’t played for them yet and so he was completely untried at that point. Not long after they spent big on Pearce and Klemmer
 
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theshed

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He wanted to play under Bennett, who recruited him.

Bird was quoted "“When Wayne left, everything went south,” Bird said. “If he wasn’t coach, I wouldn’t have went there. I would’ve gone somewhere else or stayed at Cronulla."

https://www.thefootycorner.com/2020...ed-up-on-a-horror-three-years-at-the-broncos/
This is my issue with the playing group. Yeah Wayne was disrespected and yeah Seibold is obviously a flop, but Seibold was never going to succeed because the team was all having a sook about Wayne all year.

The idiots who pushed Wayne out deserve a lot of the blame but some of
these so called professionals sabotaged their own careers by being children about it.
 

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This is my issue with the playing group. Yeah Wayne was disrespected and yeah Seibold is obviously a flop, but Seibold was never going to succeed because the team was all having a sook about Wayne all year.

The idiots who pushed Wayne out deserve a lot of the blame but some of
these so called professionals sabotaged their own careers by being children about it.
I think there was talk oates was offered 800k to go to the dogs.....that worked out well for him...wouldnt be worth 80 cents now
 

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Shout out to Jack Turd for being the worst contract in the history of the organization.

Yep it is hard to argue and in a decade of horrid contracts, to be a fairly clear winner says a lot.

Horror contracts poo winners:

Bird (1st)
Kennedy (2nd)
Barba (3rd)
 

theshed

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Yep it is hard to argue and in a decade of horrid contracts, to be a fairly clear winner says a lot.

Horror contracts poo winners:

Bird (1st)
Kennedy (2nd)
Barba (3rd)
It’s not Jack’s fault though. Except of course the fact he took up an option than left somehow causing us to pay a chunk of his contract.
 

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