RUMOUR Payne Haas to re-sign with the Broncos

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  1. Foordy


    I am glad he is about to re-sign .. but if that figure is correct and included on the cap (and i am skeptical given the way the media have reported figures in the past) then that is stupid and will completely **** up our cap
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  2. holdzy89

    holdzy89 NRL Captain

    Or maybe the Broncos go the other way at some point and pay an established performer what he's worth to play here for a few seasons. Can't keep all of this potential. Milf is potential (proven), TPJ is potential (proven), Roberts is potential (at least when he came here, and now proven). A lot of potential coming through.
  3. Sproj


    I’d say moving forward, the club may feel these are the lock ins and you fill around it:

    1. Boyd -> Isaako
    3. Roberts
    5. Isaako
    6. Milford
    8. Joffa/Haas
    9. Macca
    10. McGuire->Carrigan/TPJ
    11. Su’A
    12. Gillett -> Fifita
    13. TPJ/McGuire->Carrigan

    15. Haas/Joffa
    17. Fifita -> ??

    Then you’ve got to fit Bird in somewhere and likely Staggs, Carrigan and Flegler, you then fill in with whatever cash is left after finding/promoting a halfback.

    This side could be well off the mark but aside from Macca, Bird and Boyd, is pretty good strategy. In fact, given Macca’s relative cheapness, I’m not even against that either unless Turps sets the world on fire or someone else young and gun comes along.

    The big talking point though I guess is, does this mean Oates is as good as gone?
  4. Accept

    Accept NRL Player

    The "potential" I'm talking about is the teenagers who may and most likely have big futures. You're speaking of potential that are already regulars in the lineup. Clubs have to recognize both levels and the Broncos are doing a pretty good job of that. They have to identify who they think will carry them in the coming years. Some will be lost to the club occasionally but that's life under a salary cap.
  5. broncsgoat

    broncsgoat NRL Player

    I thought Bennett didn’t pay props superstar money.
  6. Re-signing McGuire & Gillett on such long deals might come back to haunt us at this rate...

    We should do a survey, who do you guys project to be the better NRL player in the final year of their contracts?

    2020 - Gillett (32) vs Su'A (23) vs Fifita (20)
    2021 - McGuire (31) vs Lodge (26) vs Pangai Jr (25) vs Ofahengaue (25) vs Haas (21)

    I'd say it's odds on that Gillett & McGuire are the least effective of all of those players in those years, which could very well mean that we lose 1-2 of them due to not getting a starting job.
  7. holdzy89

    holdzy89 NRL Captain

    They are doing a pretty good job of that, for the most part. The decisions made in the next few years will determine the success of the club for the next decade. There is constant criticism of Milf's price tag, despite the lack of admission that he isn't being used to his full potential due to other areas of recruitment spending/retention spending. So this needs to be taken into consideration. This is a massive investment, based on a what if, whatever way you slice it. These types of decisions have major ramifications going forward - I have faith they are the right ones. Hopefully the Bird investment pays dividends.
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  8. Kyall

    Kyall NRL Player

    For that price you almost have to start him next year next to Lodge.
  9. Dash

    Dash NRL Player

    Me personally? No, I wouldn't be "freaking out". Disappointed, sure. I'm happy to pay for potential, but this (if true) seems excessive relative to what we've seen of him.
  10. Foordy


    you don't start a player because of their contract size ... you start a player because starting them is best for the team (Haas won't fall into that category next year, maybe even the next couple of years)
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  11. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay QCup Player

    I'm choosing to believe that figure is crap, because 750k a season could buy just about any forward in the NRL except Taumalolo. And TPJ is coming off contract and is worth more than Haas at this point in their careers.
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