State of Origin Captain
- Aug 25, 2018
Let's see you flex your crystal balls. You get two wild guesses. Votes can't be changed.
That’s a good point. Perhaps Payne said “if you are unable to find a suitable compromise then I would like an immediate release”.agree with Theshed - think this is a beatup from his manager and he is wanting more money. Why else would the Broncos make him stay and state "continue to negotoiate". I think that we have only had a portion of the story but if this is the case then Payne really needs to look at who is his manager.
His manager will just be whispering sweet nothings into his ear... "it's a negotiating tactic... we spoke about this before I sent the email... we knew there would be blowback, but I'm working through it... I've got your back in this"agree with Theshed - think this is a beatup from his manager and he is wanting more money. Why else would the Broncos make him stay and state "continue to negotoiate". I think that we have only had a portion of the story but if this is the case then Payne really needs to look at who is his manager.
I said this earlier, but if this is the case, they need to set an example and treat his request as bad faith, and also refuse to deal with his agent in future. We can end this fucker's career.While I’m sure Payne would love to leave the club for reasons other than just money, I actually think this was a bluff to an extent.
He got knocked back for his ridiculous pay rise request and I believe he and his team have done this purely with the hopes of scaring the club into folding to his request.
There has been a media narrative (that I don’t believe was purely authentic) that Payne is a million dollar player and broncos are underpaying him. This took a hit when the courts released his actual figures and that the club actually did give him a massive pay rise that they weren’t obligated to do, however the general consensus was that the broncos should give him a substantial pay bump. I think his camp expected everyone to be on Payne’s side upon new of the release request and would pressure the broncos into giving in to his demands. It went the exact opposite though with basically everyone turning on Payne, coincidentally the story then became “Payne feels unfairly treated” to try and win back some moral ground but that just backfired even worse.
I don’t care what he does next but he needs to be prevented from getting a pay increase, and the club should not release him this year unless it is to our benefit (ie significant player swap). I’d also like to see the club force a condition that Haas is not allowed to play against the broncos for the remainder of his current contract length.
Yes, it reeks of Mundine, which worked great for making us want to watch him get his lights punched out, but I'm pretty sure Payne doesn't want to be universally hated.His manager will just be whispering sweet nothings into his ear... "it's a negotiating tactic... we spoke about this before I sent the email... we knew there would be blowback, but I'm working through it... I've got your back in this"
And Mundine and co will be looking at the toxicity on social media and being like "see the fans dont give a shit about you... the second you ask to be paid your value and worth they turn on you... you dont need them. Get your money while you can... get out of there, come to Sydney and we'll look after you"
Unfortunately for us, it's only Broncos fans who are having kittens over this. The rest of the NRL is loving it, and will happily welcome him in should their club be so foolhardy to pay him these numbers.But in all honestly, he just went from one of the clubs most loved stars to its most hated within 24 hours. The hate he is going to get from the fans until he pulls his head in will be deafening.