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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

I think it has to now come unto consideration.

It's a consideration for clubs every year..

But if you've created a great list and environment, and are competing for a flag then you simply back your people to be able to hold onto interstate players.

All well run clubs who are competing would back their environment. 

It becomes more risky if you're a rabble, so more consideration must be taken.

It'd be an interesting case study but I imagine the strong clubs would almost always keep their interstate players (as long as they were entrenched in the best 22) except for some unprecedented scenarios ala the drug saga at West Coast influencing Judd's decision to return home.

I can't be effed doing the research but someone might!

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22 minutes ago, IRW said:

I wonder why The Munster resigned with Storm fir a net season loss of 250K and the chance to ay at home with his good mate as coach. 

It might be a club culture and management thing perhaps. 

The Dee's are secondary ( or third) tenants in the Storm HQ; perhaps Max could stop podcasts and coffee and ask for some advice.

Who's going to shack up with Kosi this season I wonder.

 

check out the nrl dally m 2022 winner, irw

yep those storm boys are real tight

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5 hours ago, rpfc said:

Now we start the Death Ride of Freo 2023!

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Why?

They did what they should do, get a player they want for as little as possible.

I say death ride the sook that needed his mummy. Hope he crashes & burns & that he has an unsuccessful career from now on. He knew he was gone last year & clearly played like he had checked out.

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Just now, SA Red n Blue said:

Why?

They did what they should do, get a player they want for as little as possible.

I say death ride the sook that needed his mummy. Hope he crashes & burns & that he has an unsuccessful career from now on. He knew he was gone last year & clearly played like he had checked out.

That’s a Dees Premiership player you are talking about…

M8, ‘The Freo Death Ride 2023: Chained to the Anchor’ thriller is all about the fact that we currently have their first two picks and if we keep them and they play badly… we get better picks…

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Get on board and enjoy it!

 

For like 2 weeks or whenever we trade the picks to get up the order…

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Pleased with the trade.  I liked watching Jackson play but I never rated him as a ruckman.  He's not tall enough and the opposition had him largely worked out this year.  His tap work is worse than poor, and as long as his backside points to the ground he'll never be a better ruckman than Darcy.  He desperately needs to improve his marking technique and if he plans on making his name as a Blicavs type player he needs a much bigger tank, and a lot more game sense.

His late third quarter GF effort is greatly appreciated and it's churlish to hold any hard feelings given that he more than paid his dues by helping us win a flag. I hope for his sake he doesn't get overwhelmed by the Perth fish bowl.  We have a great opportunity to further improve our list over the next two drafts now and capitalise on the incredible talent we have in our ranks.

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3 hours ago, IRW said:

It may have been better if he was up to staying as long as Weideman and our finding out how much better he could get.

 

That's the point surely

Jackson went home presumably because he was homesick,it's difficult to believe that Bedford wanted to live in GWS .

Well you don’t need to live in the made up area of GWS to play for them. Sydney is a big place & far better than Perth could ever be, what a [censored] WA is. I mean it’s not like the NRL players who change clubs regularly move to whatever area their club is based in. Besides just up the road from their home is the Blue Mountains or areas like Dural, Hawkesbury which have some of the most prestigious & highest priced homes in the country.

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Sad that wanted to go but I can’t get the thought out of my mind with the similarity to the Scully situation. Both suffered chronic mild dicky knee syndrome that took the edge from their performances in their last season with us before curiously signing whopper interstate contracts. What’s the bet that like Scully he has a full recovery to his knee next season? 

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3 hours ago, 4_Kent_Watts said:

Nobody with any type or part of brain working would want to live in Western Sydney. It's worse than our Western Suburbs. 

Clearly lack knowledge of Sydney & what is classed as Greater Western Sydney. Some of the best places around & covers Blue Mountains, Camden & nearly down to Wollongong. Yep areas like Blacktown, Penrith are garbage but at least there are mountains & a river you can swim in unlike Melbourne that’s flat, desolate & has a waterway as filthy as the sewage infested Ganges.

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1 hour ago, Monbon said:

Can't say I was impressed with his admission that he was 'gone' after the Bye, that he flew to his mum and checked out the Eagle den as well. Um, doesn't that mean that focus has evaporated? Doesn't that mean that from Round 14 he was going through the motions? I wonder whether his stats curved negative from that point on...

Feel the same. Surely there should be a rule against players meeting clubs in season and still in contract. I though there already was?

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Would of liked him to be a career Demon with 4 Premiership medallions

Think he’ll be a star of the game.

Rate our recruiters to make it work in our favour.

We should never of had pick 3 in 2019

Will boo him in jest as I find that amusing 

A small part of me hopes he never plays a good game again and gets traded to Tasmania 

 

 

 

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42 minutes ago, JimmyGadson said:

It's a consideration for clubs every year..

But if you've created a great list and environment, and are competing for a flag then you simply back your people to be able to hold onto interstate players.

All well run clubs who are competing would back their environment. 

It becomes more risky if you're a rabble, so more consideration must be taken.

It'd be an interesting case study but I imagine the strong clubs would almost always keep their interstate players (as long as they were entrenched in the best 22) except for some unprecedented scenarios ala the drug saga at West Coast influencing Judd's decision to return home.

I can't be effed doing the research but someone might!

I can't be either but i get your point.

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3 minutes ago, Bates Mate said:

Feel the same. Surely there should be a rule against players meeting clubs in season and still in contract. I though there already was?

Tampered competition if you ask me. With the very low power the clubs seem to have over the players, it is unfair that they are permitted all these sort of liberties midway season in which the team was pursuing back to back premierships.

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57 minutes ago, jules7 said:

Not impressed with his interview and enthusiasm for his new club. This boy needs to have some humility and appreciate the grounding and lessons he learned, along with the premiership, and rising star award. He has a long road to travel and hopefully he learns some respect and grows up very quickly. 

He is not the sharpest tool in the shed to be honest.

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2 hours ago, Beetle said:

I agree. It’s hard to believe that as the National competition gets older, this is becoming an even bigger factor.

I think WA locking their boarders so hard made it hard on players with family's to go home and may have cost us a few more years here.

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25 minutes ago, SA Red n Blue said:

Well you don’t need to live in the made up area of GWS to play for them. Sydney is a big place & far better than Perth could ever be, what a [censored] WA is. I mean it’s not like the NRL players who change clubs regularly move to whatever area their club is based in. Besides just up the road from their home is the Blue Mountains or areas like Dural, Hawkesbury which have some of the most prestigious & highest priced homes in the country.

Coming from someone living down the road from Snowtown, hilarious

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58 minutes ago, IRW said:

I wonder why The Munster resigned with Storm fir a net season loss of 250K and the chance to ay at home with his good mate as coach. 

It might be a club culture and management thing perhaps. 

The Dee's are secondary ( or third) tenants in the Storm HQ; perhaps Max could stop podcasts and coffee and ask for some advice.

Who's going to shack up with Kosi this season I wonder.

 

Yep culture is massive & I think Kozzie goes next year, it can’t just be a coincidence about his rumours.

On Munster though the NRL are different when it comes to the cap & he will get money outside of the cap which all clubs have the ability to do. Loads of clubs pay players extra money outside of the cap. The other thing that non NRL followers don’t understand ( same as the bottom, desperate clubs) is that they think they can just offer more money, but in fact an extra $100k a year for someone like Munster to leave would of meant he probably earns less than what he would staying at the Storm (sounds backwards, but isn’t). If you play Origin you get $30k per game so play all 3 & that’s an extra $90k a year.Playing in the World cup he will get $20k per game & we will win it so that’s 6 games, so an additional $120k, plus the $50k bonus for winning. Munster would get $260k for those extra games, plus trip overseas, the free everything & benefits that go with it. Big difference between players in top 8 teams making Origin & World Cup squads, so you may get higher base wage at a lower team, but few players from low teams make rep squads, so they lose financially in the long run. 

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52 minutes ago, Demonsterative said:

I kinda of find the “mummies boy’, ‘going home to mommy’ thing frustrating! Having a close family (chosen or biological) is great thing IMO. Why not wanna be close to your loved ones?
 

If you can’t relate, pity you 😔

Why not also live your own life & make your own choices like all adults should. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t love your family or friends, but jeez you don’t need to live near them or even in the same state as them. I love my parents, but I have my own life, live in another state, as do my brothers & my own son lives in another state to me. 

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14 minutes ago, Doug Reemer said:

I think WA locking their boarders so hard made it hard on players with family's to go home and may have cost us a few more years here.

Nothing worse than being locked into a rental agreement…

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