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Matai - staying or going?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Crusher_Cleal, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    I thought word from the street was that Matai was to give way for Burgess coming over. Anyone heard anything about that? Will he be here in 2015?
     
  2. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Spoke to him yesterday, he is still undecided. He was never going to the Titans though, he laughed at that write-up. He was a bit underwhelmed at Manly's offer so far, but he still loves it at Manly. I think he'll stay after talking to him, provided Manly add a few more $$ to their initial offer.
     
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    • The Wheel

      The Wheel Well-Known Member

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      I thought everyone hated it at Manly - according to news ltd
       
    • tookey

      tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      We will probably give him some of Foran's money when he signs with Parra. Also an upgrade for snake as well
       
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      • The Who

        The Who Well-Known Member

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        I hope you are right and actually know Steve, but what you say about Manly needing to up its offer confuses me; why would the club recruit a player like Burgess who is probably surplus to our needs rather than use that money to top-up Steve's contract? It doesn't make sense. Everyone knows Steve's worth to our club.
         
      • Ryan

        Ryan Well-Known Member

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        Reckon we'll see articles and quotes about how he ummmmed and arrrrrrrred over the decision?

        The decision and actual signing happened months ago imo.

        I won't be believing those articles when they come out, put it that way.
         
      • Mals

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        I guess we'll see soon enough whether Burgess is surplus to requirements or not. However, with our front row struggling at the end of the season & with Kingdog retiring I think he won't be.
         
      • Disco

        Disco Well-Known Member

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        Ummm Burgess was signed to replace Tetevano......it has no impact on Matai

        And he is dtill contracted this year do we are talking 2016
         
      • panash

        panash Well-Known Member

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        I'm hearing the opposite. I've been told he is not happy at manly ( mainly contract issues ) feels his worth more then what they are paying and wants out.

        I prefer you're info !!

        I guess time will tell. However my concern is that if there is a handful of main players not happy ( as reported ) if they do play this year what commitment will they play with ???

        We saw the difference between manly foran ( last 8 weeks 2014 ) & nz foran in the tournament.
         
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        • Loobs

          Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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          I think the number of players who may kick up a stink is very small now the ringleader is in Parramatta. Matai will be let go at the end of this year me thinks, there just doesn't seem to be a lot of interest in him or he would have signed that HUGE deal from the Warriors or the Titans or the Eels or whoever has been reported to be throwing the big money around.

          What I find interesting is that the telecrap has been changing their Eels write ups lately to make it sound like they are leaning towards resigning Sandow (because he stopped eating bread @:D).
           
        • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

          PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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          We got luke which other burgess brother are we after???.
           
        • Mals

          Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Tom I believe...
           
        • Shoe1

          Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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          That's probably why Tooves had a rye smile in the press conference
           
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          • mozgrame

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            I hope there's a grain of truth in that.
             
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            • globaleagle

              globaleagle Le ver vert va vers le verre vert! Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Take it with a multi-grain of salt.
               
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              • Chip and Chase

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

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                Sounds like Matai is the meat in the sandwich with these contract negotiations. Can't begrudge him for trying to earn a crust though.
                 
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                • Shoe1

                  Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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                  That humour causes me pain (joke aimed at Canadians)
                   
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                  • conanu

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                    Wasnt it Matai who said he was considering the Titans option at the Computer Game Press thing with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Vanilla Ice.
                     
                  • niccipops

                    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    Yeah, but nobody would Stop, Collaborate and Listen.
                     
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