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IceWorks

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Are we seeing an.. 'Emperor has no clothes" moment with Wayne?

His reputation of being able to build a club may have been built on others work perhaps? Original Broncs built on Porky and the team..

Looks like the main people having a field day on the new Phins unused salary cap are the player managers who are leaving the phins abandoned at the altar...

Early days for sure... but not looking great at the moment.
 
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nopatience101

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I’m sure they have a plan, but it’s slim pickings out there and isn’t getting any better having missed out on a few. Having said that, contracts don’t mean squat in the nrl & they could sign someone tomorrow nobody knew was even available.
 
Mr Fourex

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I’m sure they have a plan, ......

Shhh.........it's a secret. There's something fishy going on at The Dolphins.

Jim Carrey Omg GIF
 
Morkel

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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.
Probably trying to impress on him the history of the club and the rusted-on fans, something that would have zero appeal to Brendon Schmidt.
 
BooKhaki

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A lot of early talk here. It's been 1 month since they were able to sign players. People are acting like they won't get a team together when they don't start until 2023. We all know how easy it is for players to get out of contracts. They are taking their time, which is smart.
 
ivanhungryjak

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A lot of early talk here. It's been 1 month since they were able to sign players. People are acting like they won't get a team together when they don't start until 2023. We all know how easy it is for players to get out of contracts. They are taking their time, which is smart.
While I don’t think they’re in any trouble yet, it’s not about the time but the number of knock-backs they’re apparently getting,
 
BooKhaki

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While I don’t think they’re in any trouble yet, it’s not about the time but the number of knock-backs they’re apparently getting,
Clubs get knocked back all the time, every time a player signs or re-signs, several clubs miss out. All these reports are reporters who have articles that need to go out. As soon as a player beats his missus or gets arrested, they will stop for a week or 2.
 
Socnorb

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A lot of early talk here. It's been 1 month since they were able to sign players. People are acting like they won't get a team together when they don't start until 2023. We all know how easy it is for players to get out of contracts. They are taking their time, which is smart.
Not a good look for the new team to have to seemingly convince players out of exisiting contracts.
 
mitch222

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A lot of early talk here. It's been 1 month since they were able to sign players. People are acting like they won't get a team together when they don't start until 2023. We all know how easy it is for players to get out of contracts. They are taking their time, which is smart.
Here's the problem though, it may be easy for players to get out of existing contracts but the Ryan Matterson rule prevents them from making more money than they would have on their existing deal. Add that to the fact that you aren't going to get 10-15 disgruntled players in one year that will shift clubs too. The marquee players are starting to dry up and Bennetts golden principle of spending x amount on certain positions will need to change if he is serious about luring some serious talent to the team.
 
BroncsFan

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Here's the problem though, it may be easy for players to get out of existing contracts but the Ryan Matterson rule prevents them from making more money than they would have on their existing deal. Add that to the fact that you aren't going to get 10-15 disgruntled players in one year that will shift clubs too. The marquee players are starting to dry up and Bennetts golden principle of spending x amount on certain positions will need to change if he is serious about luring some serious talent to the team.
Yeah... to me it's starting to become more about who will their marquee player be.

It's all well and good to be targeting the 2024 free agents, but they still have to field a team for 2023 and it's starting to get a bit bare on who will be in it.

2023 they need to hit the ground running to build momentum through to 2024.

If the team is garbage and they win the spoon in 2023 then they would be failing to capitalise on the hype built up for their arrival.
 
Foordy

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A lot of early talk here. It's been 1 month since they were able to sign players. People are acting like they won't get a team together when they don't start until 2023. We all know how easy it is for players to get out of contracts. They are taking their time, which is smart.

take 10 deep breaths and relax ... we're just having fun at the expense of the new boys on the block.

everyone knows they'll get a team together, hell that team may even be semi-competitive.

that being said, it's not a good look for them to continually miss out on star players, especially when the head of recruitment touts Bennett's pulling power.

P.S while it has only been a month since the could OFFICIALLY sign players, they've been able to talk to them for much longer
 
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Yeah... to me it's starting to become more about who will their marquee player be.

It's all well and good to be targeting the 2024 free agents, but they still have to field a team for 2023 and it's starting to get a bit bare on who will be in it.

2023 they need to hit the ground running to build momentum through to 2024.

If the team is garbage and they win the spoon in 2023 then they would be failing to capitalise on the hype built up for their arrival.
If they are planting all their eggs in the Ponga basket then they are really inviting trouble. Newcastle will have plenty of cash to throw at him as well with an added bonus of being an existing team with the facilities already built around him.
 
Foordy

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If they are planting all their eggs in the Ponga basket then they are really inviting trouble. Newcastle will have plenty of cash to throw at him as well with an added bonus of being an existing team with the facilities already built around him.

not to mention that he likely won't even be able to activate the release clause anyway, so the Knights would have to grant him a release ... fat fucking chance
 

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