NEWS Wayne Bennett hits Brisbane Broncos with $400k claim

Discussion in 'Brisbane Broncos Talk' started by Gaz, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. broncos4life

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    In the Seibold thread, you said something to the effect of “if Seibold is so good why did they not want to keep him and move him on” and then completely ignored my post where I told you you are making up rubbish as it is well known Souths were desperate to keep him.
     
  2. My apologies to all for my responses to Eta/Reyter, I will not respond further on that issue either.
     
  3. I am waiting for it to turn into we should have not let Ash Taylor go and Ben Hunt is shit thread.
     
  4. Smartseal

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    As an outsider it's amusing to watch you guys all self destruct & turn on each other. Probably hasn't happened as much since 04/10/15.
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  5. Actually, none of this is unusual in this place, there is regularly a diversity of views on many topics which are robustly debated. Just like any league forum really.
     
  6. Gaz

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    It’s the off season...or didn’t you know!
     
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  7. I apologize for jumping to the wrong conclusion. I got that wrong.
     
  8. Oh right. I wasn't aware they were desperate to keep him and the fact he was there for just one season and allowed to be shopped around combined with only being given a year long contract initially seemed to indicate that Souths didn't have any great faith that he would be worth keeping. I don't see that as making up rubbish and it was a genuine question fairly asked. Had they really felt desperate to keep him I think they would have offered him a juicy and longer contract and would have done so before the possibility of coaching Brisbane in 2020. Perhaps they did and he foresaw the future. I wasn't wrong or stirring the pot, I asked a reasonable question. It remains unanswered.
     
  9. No apology necessary I believe, he was wrong and you correctly and reasonably explained why.
     
  10. No problem at all, the way I posted it was open for confusion to occur.

    Re the Seibold post by you, my understanding of the history (granted from press reports at the time) was that Souths were keen to have him sign an extension and negotiations were well down the path for that to occur, when Seibold asked for it to be put on hold until the end of the season.

    That may fit in with the conspiracy theories re AS already being approached by the Broncos, or equally he might have been clever and thought that he was a lock for the South's role, why not sit back and see what eventuates with the Broncos. Once again from my understanding, Souths only turned towards Bennett after Seibold had given them the word that he was either going to the Broncos or seriously pursuing that.

    So, I don't believe your postulation about them not wanting AS or pushing him out is accurate on the facts as far as I know them.
     
  11. Well, I was only speculating that he wasn't wanted and I did say that too I'm sure. It's just that the Bronco's job in 2020 wasn't really on the table until the public declaration back in Sep yet Siebold had been courted by Souths and he demurred. I tend to think what's most likely is as far back as Bellamy's rejection the Bronco's were looking for a second choice and it may have been an inspired choice. AS may well turn out to be a great acquisition and his signing may be a fortuitous turn of events.

    Again I do believe that Souths could have made him an offer simply too good to refuse had they really wanted him but I'm ON BOARD WITH THE BRONCO'S BOARD. Not yelling here, emphasizing I'm totally supportive of AS and the board's decision and lately I've come to understand many posters (the reasonable and not hate filled posters) reasoning why the change was necessary. The one damning stat from last year was our poor defence and even though WB didn't miss a tackle it was his responsibility. I don't think his football style was the problem nor the player relationships and we scored heavily during the season but I'm feeling refreshed by the change.
     
  12. Hopefully it is onwards and upwards for us all.
     
  13. broncos4life

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    He wasn’t shopped around at all, you are the only person that believes this.
     
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  14. Clearly South's allowed him to be shopped around. How can you speak for all the other humans on this planet? Such audacity! His manager likely offered him to other clubs or tested the interest from other clubs. One way or another he was exploring options. He must have entered into some sort of dialogue with the Bronco's and even if my description was in error the fact remains that Souths, had they truly wanted him to remain could have made an offer too good to refuse. To me they weren't that bothered that he would move on. Anyway, it matters not and he's here so I'm going to hope he is a raging success.
     
  15. Gaz

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    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/so...g-space-to-decide-future-20180726-p4ztt4.html

    26th July 2018
     
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  16. broncos4life

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    I give up. You are clearly the kind of person that could stand in the rain and argue to the death that it’s not raining. I am not going to waste anymore of my time on you
     
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  17. Thanks for that. So Souths had Siebold contracted until the end of 2019 but were apparently happy to let him walk a season early and as they say weren't motivated to ensure he remained. It does appear they were happy with him and it at least answers my question. As I've said, I'm happy we have him and wish him great success but were I in Souths position at that time, I would have secured his services with a contract too good to refuse if I in fact rated him that highly. It seems to me that Souths unconcerned whether he stayed or went as they likely had a back up plan. The public certainly isn't privy to the backroom deals and this indicates to me at least that Souths knew with some certainty that WB was going to be available much sooner than a lot thought.
     
  18. Goodo, I've known for years that consoling a person not capable of rational, logical thinking is a thankless task so it pleases me that that person is not going to waste anymore time on me. One less crazy I think.
     
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  19. Gaz

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    Yes we’re all given the gift of ability to interpret things differently even though at times we see those things the way we want to see them rather then the way they truly are.
     
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    This thread is AIDS
     

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