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Trbojevic Contract Discussions Off To A Shaky Start

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mitch, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch Well-Known Member

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    Girdler makes a great point in the chat with the fact that with no collective bargaining agreement in place past 2017 as yet, negotiations would be a guessing game. You can listen to it here.

    http://www.triplem.com.au/sydney/sport/nrl/news/2016/9/manly-sea-eagles-trbojevic-contract-bungle/

    It's been a shaky start to contract negotiations between the Trbojevic brothers and Manly, with early discussions leaving a lot to be desired for the big-name players.


    According to Triple M and the Australian's Brent Read, Manly appear to have offered a conservative deal, largely to the unsettled salary cap spending amounts for 2018.

    Tom Trbojevic and his brother Jake are off-contract at the end of next year.

    "Things haven't gone as smoothly as they hoped," Ready said.

    "In the initial talks, there's a fair way apart between the parties, what the Trbojevic management expected and what's been offered.
     
  2. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    They should run. I say that with the best interests of two young and incredibly promising football players at heart.

    Our club is a mess.
     
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    • CJAeagle

      CJAeagle Active Member

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      Maybe you should run away too by the sounds of it...
      The clubs going to offer their minimum amount for the two in the beginning of negotiations. It's not really surprising, you do the same for purchasing anything of huge worth.
       
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      • Darren

        Darren Well-Known Member

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        The current turmoil with Matai, Foran and the betting scandals is something most player managers wouldn't drop their stars in.
         
      • Mitch

        Mitch Well-Known Member

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        Exactly right. There will be back and forth before they reach a point both parties are happy at.
         
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        • Bearfax

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          This club needs a reality check if its playing hard ball with the Trbojevics. There are three players upon which the future foundation of this club exists for the next 5-10 years at this stage. They are DCE, Tom T and Jake T. Without them Manly have no chance of returning to the top and will be a perennial also ran.

          The question that has to be asked is what are we in this game for. The answer is to win. We cant do it without champion players. That's what got Manly there in the past decade, specifically Lyon, Brett Stewart, DCE. You pay premium for these guys and you dont stuff around like Manly did with the DCE/Foran issue in 2015.

          Big money is being thrown at these kids from other clubs. First rule of building. Make sure you establish your solid foundation and dont play cheep-stake with it. Throw the bank at these two kids. Nothing less than $800,000 per year each. Its a big chunk but these guys are your X Factor and they will be for a decade. You almost stuffed it with DCE and it cost you big time Manly. LEARN THE LESSON.
           
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          • Little Grubber Kick

            Little Grubber Kick Active Member

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            Can you please explain this more fully for this old fool....why do you insult them at the beginning of negotiations?
             
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            • Little Grubber Kick

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              My fear is that the HUTAE collective (aka 'The Brains Trust') have listed these 2 on the 'Non-Flight Risk' side of the ledger.
               
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              • HoldenV8

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                Personally, I would offer both Jake and Tom what they are asking for (or very bloody close to it) from the start. Lock in their signatures early before other clubs get wind of it and start upping the ante.

                Of course, now its out in the media other clubs will know about it.....

                Can the management of this club get any dumber? These two are franchise players, local juniors who should remain Sea Eagles for life. If the club stuffs it up and ends up losing them there are going to be a LOT of pissed off fans (to say the least).
                 
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                • CJAeagle

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                  How do you know exactly how much they offered? And how do you know they were insulted. I bet you're a good businessman then. I'm guessing you'd offer someone 1.2m for a house worth 1m by the sounds of it.
                  Majority of players knock back their first offers because a club has a bracket that they're going to work within. It couldn't be any simpler really to be honest. It's just that it's leaked out to the media that they knocked back their first offer.....
                   
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                  • MadMarcus

                    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    Don't worry the Penns and Joke Elly are master negotiators. So they may have paid DCE much more than they had to and let Foz stuff us around for months, but Joke himself - through his extraordinary Souths connections - got us our very own Burgess brother even though Toovey thought it was a bad idea! Have a little faith.
                     
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                    • Little Grubber Kick

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                      I didn't say I did know how much they were offered, I was querying why you would offer the minimum. They are people not 'things', and they are quality people and quality players. If I have to educate you on why they may feel insulted by a minimum offer we really won't be able to go much further.....thanks anyway.
                       
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                      • CJAeagle

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                        You're kidding aren't you surely??
                        They have a salary cap to work within. It's smart business to get them on as little as they can.
                        They didn't offer them 50k a season so stop acting like the club treated them like they're worthless to them mr negative.
                         
                      • double hoops

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                        Folks these are the two players the club won't have problems getting 3rd party deals for. Just like Darren Locker in his prime, it should be $250k contract all the way.
                         
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                        • EagleFromMay1967

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                          If the current management / ownership cannot make a success of the Turbo Bros negotiations ~ THEN THEY HAVE NO FUTURE with MWSE themselves. Let this be A WARNING. The fan base WILL REVOLT.
                           
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                          • Little Grubber Kick

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                            Our negotiations regarding this topic have ended. You offered my opinion minimum respect and therefore insulted my intelligence. Good luck in your future negotiations.
                             
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                            • Mitch

                              Mitch Well-Known Member

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                              The deal will happen, I have no doubt about that, as Darcy Lussick said when Jake picked up the Player's Player award the other night.

                              "Get used to this bloke winning it for the next 10 years".
                               
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                              • rifraff

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                                If we knew what the cap will be, we could probably give them a good offer..
                                 
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                                • cc eagle

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                                  So does this Ready get his information from management, club or Tom and Jake ?
                                   
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                                  • Budgewoi Eagle

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                                    You really are missing the people
                                    point.
                                     
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