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Elgey's worth ......... Don't pay overs

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Beaver boy, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Beaver boy

    Beaver boy Well-Known Member

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    Yes the kid can play. However what is his real worth ?

    Manly mustn't be forced into desperation and pay something like $700k for him. Let's put it into perspective. If he starts to really brain them and GC surge into the finals his stocks will rise. He'll be looking at DCE on $1.2 mil and saying hmmm, I'm at least worth $800k at this point of my career, and the GC would be hard up keeping them both. Additionally, he more than likely be overshadowed by DCE in terms of star quality/media etc.

    At the end of the day I sincerely hope the relative calm around Elgey ATM will eventuate in Manly announcing his signing, however let's not get carried away with his worth yet . The club has a great record of signing astutely.

    I would say ATM $375k p.a is fair recompense for his services. This is based on current form, age, potential.
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    150k with incentives. I still don't see him as a game changer @:cool:

    Much rather we went with on of our juniors like JLJ, Pearsall
     
  3. Beaver boy

    Beaver boy Well-Known Member

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    I don't know much about Pearsall, but JLJ is not on the same planet as Elgey. If we were looking at offering him $150k in today's market for We'd be outbid straight away.
     
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    • BOZO

      BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      JLJ did not even get a look in when Foz was injured this year . He is another NSW cup quality player . He was a failure at both the Roosters and the Bulldogs before we signed him
       
    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I don't see the hype of LG. I'll watch his 3rd game today, but so far he is a kid who has a mediocre kicking game behind a strong pack.

      JLJ only had a couple of games in FG, so its unfair to judge his potential playing behind a beaten pack in NSW Cup.

      But Manly are scrambling to fill the halves chasm in 2016 - LG could hit pay dirt @:cool:
       
    • simon64

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      If we offered 150K, we'd just insult him. These days that's barely above the minimum.

      It'd need to be in the order of 350. Because other clubs would pay that. Plus, don't forget, he'd be coming to Manly. The club that can't keep or sign anyone........the 2015 Raiders.
       
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      • Beaver boy

        Beaver boy Well-Known Member

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        JLJ is a plodder, another Selleys (Stop gap) player. He is not the player that will attract others or lift the club out of the doldrums. Only two halves (JT) and Pearce lead Elgey in try assists and line break assists this year.
         
      • Mavin

        Mavin Well-Known Member

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        We will be paying overs for anyone we get at the moment.

        Not nice 2 say as a fan but the truth is we are not attractive at the moment.

        JLJ couldn't make it at the roosters couldn't make it in rugby and couldn't make it at the bulldogs and people see him as a first grader no thanks. JLJ is not a junior
         
      • Mark from Brisbane

        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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        We will have to pay WELL over, he wants to stay on the GC but clearly would be mad not to come if the money was worth say 50% or 75% more.

        So if the coast offers him say $300, he mightn't come for anything less than say $450-$500.

        The Bronco Mail in Brisbane now says that despite higher offers from down south, including Manly, he might still stay.......which is Managers words for " Manly you'll have to up your offer".
         
      • Mavin

        Mavin Well-Known Member

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        The more losses we have the more overs we have to pay to anyone and everyone.

        Also until the coaching situation is resolved players will be reluctant to sign.
         
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Agree that Manly have to appoint a Coach for 3 years, prior to any professional Player signing on.

        Paying overs for a newbie does not sound like Manly have a long term view :confused:
         
      • Andrew..

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        I watched a couple of first grade games when they said we were interested and I wasn't overly convinced but he's starting to settle in and you can see his potential. We'll have to pay around 350-400 to get him to leave the gold coast ... I agree it's over the top but it's a halves market and as others have said desperate times call for desperate measures.
         
      • Mavin

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        They are talking 700k for Hodkinson now that's overs and if anyone in our club go's near him they should be shot.
         
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        • ants

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          What I find a little annoying is that we have had chances to at least see what our junior halves are like with Foz spending time out.

          Our juniors are sitting 2nd, so must be going ok you would think? Why not give these guys a shot instead of chasing another clubs junior. What does it say to our guys who are probably busting a gut to play for Manly, instead the club wants to chase Elgey for some (probably) ridiculous price.
           
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          • Wombat Legacy

            Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Stay positive all you faithful supporters. Some big news on the way. Don't get caught up in the hype nobody wants to play here. That is a myth-call it transitioning.
            LG will be on a contract with huge incentives based on performance. We won't be paying overs
             
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            • mjb136

              mjb136 MWSE fanatic Premium Member

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              300k tops.

              Has proven nothing yet. Its a punt.
               
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              • HappilyManly

                HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Well in 30 minutes LG can audition for us against the Warriors :)
                 
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                • BOZO

                  BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Well said :)
                   
                • Peter C

                  Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Also at Randwick rugby I think
                   
                • Chip and Chase

                  Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  He, like every other player, is only worth what someone is willing to pay him.
                   
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