NRL General Discussion Thread - 2018

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  1. Dexter

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    Sacked! Blood in the water at Shark Park with redundancies

    NOVEMBER 27, 2018The cash-strapped Cronulla Sharks have been forced to sack 10 staff members to slash costs across the business amid genuine fears of the club’s long term viability.
    Under directions from the board, chief executive Barry Russell handed out the redundancies to employees from commercial, digital/media and events on Tuesday.
    The staff members will leave before Christmas.
    The Daily Telegraph understands the Sharks finished last season with a $3 million loss, despite a $13 million grant from the NRL.
    Cronulla Sharks CEO Barry Russell handed out the redundancies this week. Picture: AAP
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    The sacking will save around $1.5 million next year.
    NRL boss Todd Greenberg and his finance staff are monitoring the situation closely.
    The Sharks have no major sponsor for 2019. Only one of four sponsor positions on the Sharks’ jersey has been sold.
    Revenue from unit sales at the development site next to Shark Park has been used to clear debts of more than $6 million rather being invested into football operations.
    Cronulla’s financial plight is of a huge concern to the NRL.
    Cronulla Sharks chairman Dino Mezzatesta directed the club, along with the rest of the board, to hand out the redundancies. Picture: Brett Costello
    The club is also under investigation for salary cap rorting in 2015 and revelations of a fake invoice scam and bogus $100,000 loan to players.
    The club is still paying off the loan and facing a huge fine from the NRL.
    The Sharks have been unable to offer coach Shane Flanagan a coaching extension because of the financial crisis.
    The sackings leave the Sharks with an administration staff of only 12 and all about 25.
    Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan is still waiting to see how his future at the club unfolds. Picture: Damian Shaw
    They have to compete against teams like the Brisbane Broncos who employ 80 staff members.
    The NRL is refusing to offer Cronulla any financial assistance.
    The situation is so diabolical that a recent request for new computer equipment from the coaching staff was rejected.
    There are suggestions the NRL side will be forced to play under the salary cap next year to save more costs although it will not affect the signing of champion Kiwi half-back Shaun Johnson, who will be getting the money from Valentine Holmes’ departure.
    The Daily Telegraph is seeking comment from the Sharks and the NRL.
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    The cash-strapped Cronulla Sharks have been forced to sack 10 staff members to slash costs across the business amid genuine fears of the club’s long term viability.
    Under directions from the board, chief executive Barry Russell handed out the redundancies to employees from commercial, digital/media and events on Tuesday.
    The staff members will leave before Christmas.
    The Daily Telegraph understands the Sharks finished last season with a $3 million loss, despite a $13 million grant from the NRL.
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    Cronulla Sharks CEO Barry Russell handed out the redundancies this week. Picture: AAP
    MORE SHARKS NEWS
    The sacking will save around $1.5 million next year.
    NRL boss Todd Greenberg and his finance staff are monitoring the situation closely.
    The Sharks have no major sponsor for 2019. Only one of four sponsor positions on the Sharks’ jersey has been sold.
    Revenue from unit sales at the development site next to Shark Park has been used to clear debts of more than $6 million rather being invested into football operations.
    Cronulla’s financial plight is of a huge concern to the NRL.
    [​IMG]
    Cronulla Sharks chairman Dino Mezzatesta directed the club, along with the rest of the board, to hand out the redundancies. Picture: Brett Costello
    The club is also under investigation for salary cap rorting in 2015 and revelations of a fake invoice scam and bogus $100,000 loan to players.
    The club is still paying off the loan and facing a huge fine from the NRL.
    The Sharks have been unable to offer coach Shane Flanagan a coaching extension because of the financial crisis.
    The sackings leave the Sharks with an administration staff of only 12 and all about 25.
    [​IMG]
    Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan is still waiting to see how his future at the club unfolds. Picture: Damian Shaw
    They have to compete against teams like the Brisbane Broncos who employ 80 staff members.
    The NRL is refusing to offer Cronulla any financial assistance.
    The situation is so diabolical that a recent request for new computer equipment from the coaching staff was rejected.
    There are suggestions the NRL side will be forced to play under the salary cap next year to save more costs although it will not affect the signing of champion Kiwi half-back Shaun Johnson, who will be getting the money from Valentine Holmes’ departure.
    The Daily Telegraph is seeking comment from the Sharks and the NRL.

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  2. Sproj

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    I have never seen Shane Flanagan look like anything other than about to cry.
     
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  3. Dexter

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    Im not sure how the NRLthink that fining clubs in financial trouble is viable.
     
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    I think this is why the NRL were taking down all of the YouTube channels that had NRL montages in them. Looks like they are starting to do their own.



    All of the resources they have available to them and this is the best they come up with?

    It's good. It's very good. But with their resources, so much better could be done.
     
  4. Submit some of your work. See what happens.
     
  5. Tom

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  6. CaptainHook

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    Not sure where to post this but Cameron Smith is staying on at the Storm for another 2 years.

    He's on track to be the first player to play 400 first grade games in Australia.

    Amazing achievement if he can do it.
     
  7. Cult3

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  8. ivanhungryjak

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    A great sentiment and all but just wait until “on field discretion” is used against average Joe fans team. All hell will break loose.


    https://www.couriermail.com.au/spor...s/news-story/eb3b36a4418d8c8866d93997848c2aa6
     
  9. We're already doing it but we're going to do, do it this season. Pinky promise. Until round 4 or the first media blow up anyway.
     
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  10. Browny

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    Or until it costs the Sharks, Storm or Roosters a game
     
  11. Foordy

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    I can sum up this sentence in one word ... INCONSISTENCY!!

    things need to be black and white, otherwise the way the game is reffed and what is let go will change game to game (depending on the ref) ... maybe even within the same game (since each of the 2 refs may have different interpretations) ...

    this is an bad move by the NRL ... if they have a problem with the way the game us played, then change the rules to suit an open and attractive game of footy ... they can start by getting rid of **** wrestling, but they won't ... hell you just know that thios new refs discretion will still allow Melbourne to just lay all over the ball carriers ...

    I said it last year, if they had have stuck by their guns and kept penalising players for breaking the rules, then coaches and players would have learned by now and the game would have opened up ... but this whinging from media types about penalty counts made them CAVE, when they should have just come out and said that "if teams wanted lower penalty counts against them, then they need to stop breaking the **** rules"
     
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  12. Sproj

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    Is this article from this year? I feel like I read the same thing word for word last year.
     
  13. so the answer is to ignore the rules when it suits you

    nice one NRL

    Do you see tennis saying so what if the ball is a quarter inch out? If it's a good entertaining rally, keep it going!
     
  14. ivanhungryjak

    ivanhungryjak NRL Captain

    15 kilos?

    https://www.triplem.com.au/story/ex...firms-greg-inglis-will-sit-out-round-1-126424
     
  15. Foordy

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  16. broncos4life

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    Maybe he was just hiding his carton under his jersey.
     
  17. Tom

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  18. Dash

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    The Roosters hiring two salary cap cheats. They'll fit right in.
     
    Lol, do you know what the salary cap auditors look for in finding a breach? Yes??? You're hired, make sure it doesn't happen here.
     
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