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Gaz

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Wayne is a huge factor in getting Brandon, I had a meeting with a manager the other day and he said I wouldn’t be meeting you if it wasn’t for Wayne Bennett.”
Met with Roosters without Wayne Bennett. Clearly doesn’t like Peter O’Sullivan.
 
Wolfie

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O Sullivan said all that before he met the roosters I think.
 
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Funny the difference in tactics. The Dolphins walked him through the pokies to talk to a bunch of old bar flies about fishing. No wonder no one wants to go there.
They know Cheese likes a piss up and a punt. Probably thought it was the sensible option.
 
Foordy

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O Sullivan said all that before he met the roosters I think.

That sounds correct ... and I certainly buy that the Roosters would think they were favourites before even meeting with the player or making him an offer
 
IceWorks

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Funny the difference in tactics. The Dolphins walked him through the pokies to talk to a bunch of old bar flies about fishing. No wonder no one wants to go there.
That is a funny image :)

So nice that the focus of incompetency is somewhere else than the Broncs these days.

I mean... 10 Mill... Wayne on your team.... this should be a compelling sell for any player you want to target, how they can lose out to the Roosters on the Smith signature is boggling. And don't go on about paper bags and golf games, firstly that is bollocks and secondly anyone can play that game well and stay legal at the same time.

Something fishy about the Phins recruiting power it would seem.
 
BroncsFan

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That is a funny image :)

So nice that the focus of incompetency is somewhere else than the Broncs these days.

I mean... 10 Mill... Wayne on your team.... this should be a compelling sell for any player you want to target, how they can lose out to the Roosters on the Smith signature is boggling. And don't go on about paper bags and golf games, firstly that is bollocks and secondly anyone can play that game well and stay legal at the same time.

Something fishy about the Phins recruiting power it would seem.
I've only seen quotes from BSmith's interview, but did he mention things along the lines of "they wont be successful straight away... it could take them 5yr or so".

If that's the kind of mindset amongst players then it might be a hard sell for guys in their prime, especially if they're being courted by legitimate premiership teams.

Players get paid so much money nowadays that their thinking might be more geared towards success and prestige rather than taking the biggest paycheck.

It might be $700k and possible premierships at the rorters vs $800k and building a club from scratch.

Especially when Uncle Nick is flogging that he can turn that $700k into investment and being set for life after footy.
 
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O Sullivan said all that before he met the roosters I think.
If this was the guy behind the storm cheating then he shouldn't be ever allowed near the game again. If not then disregard that comment!

The Phins have a blank slate and a compelling story to sell, you could be set up for life just as well here as any other club.

What on earth is going on with their recruiting?
 
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I've only seen quotes from BSmith's interview, but did he mention things along the lines of "they wont be successful straight away... it could take them 5yr or so".

If that's the kind of mindset amongst players then it might be a hard sell for guys in their prime, especially if they're being courted by legitimate premiership teams.

Players get paid so much money nowadays that their thinking might be more geared towards success and prestige rather than taking the biggest paycheck.

It might be $700k and possible premierships at the rorters vs $800k and building a club from scratch.

Especially when Uncle Nick is flogging that he can turn that $700k into investment and being set for life after footy.
True.. though I think the story is still compelling to bag a marquee player. Chance to be a hero at a new club. Also for your marquee signing you aren't offering 800k v 700k you can offer 1.2M or whatever you like, it's about doing what is required within the rules

I suspect that the problem is the recruiting team just aren't that good. My guess.
 
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The Dolphins need to accept that for their first marquee signing, they are going to have to go well over the competing rates and they need to nail whoever it is that gets that huge offer.
 
Mr Fourex

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That is a funny image :)

So nice that the focus of incompetency is somewhere else than the Broncs these days.

I mean... 10 Mill... Wayne on your team.... this should be a compelling sell for any player you want to target, how they can lose out to the Roosters on the Smith signature is boggling. And don't go on about paper bags and golf games, firstly that is bollocks and secondly anyone can play that game well and stay legal at the same time.

Something fishy about the Phins recruiting power it would seem.
Yeah ..sure...of course

Nothing fishy going on at the Roosters.......there's never been any talk like that.

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Wolfie

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If this was the guy behind the storm cheating then he shouldn't be ever allowed near the game again. If not then disregard that comment!

The Phins have a blank slate and a compelling story to sell, you could be set up for life just as well here as any other club.

What on earth is going on with their recruiting?
I still don't think they have done too much wrong so far, but they need to start getting that core group signed up. I think you are a bit off on the Smith signing. They are an elite club and a premiership challenger. They have a lot of appeal.
 
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Badel says that after being "ambushed" by the Roosters in the Brandon Smith case, the Dolphins have "hit back" by entering negotiations for Siosiua Taukeiaho, offering him a 2 year contract worth $600K per season
 
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Dolphins commit six players a week out of their 30 to the Capras from 2023. Just need a top 30 now.
 
Mr Fourex

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Dolphins apparently offered him 600k a season too which is well overs.

Something starting to smell a bit fishy up there.
Yes...it appears to be some secret plot to not sign anybody!!

Ingenious bastards.....
 

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