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So it looks like Latrell may have played his last game for the Roosters

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  • The Skeez
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    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

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  • Chookies74
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    Originally posted by The Brain View Post
    Just read a report that tigpies hackies on their way to Taree today to shove the contract in front of him.
    Hopefully Nick offered to pay for a helicopter

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  • Mad_Rabid_Rooster
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    Agree that it would be way more preferable to see him at the Tigers then Souths any day of the week. It will be a crying shame to see him leave under such circumstances, but the club had to stick to its principles and well proven processes. We can hopefully now focus on securing JWH and SST, as well as some of our younger talent. I think our short to medium term future is still looking bright, and we will get over this hurdle.

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  • Vasco
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    Originally posted by Ivan Benko View Post
    The truth is that most of the year he has been a disruptive influence on the team and had to be handled with kid gloves. As great a player he was for us in moments of brilliance for 95% of the games he was missing in action. Any player who is discussing his future with opposition representatives or is thinking about his options in Grand Final week, when the Roosters offered him a more than fair sum for his services after nursing him to the player he is , as far as I am concerned good riddance and goodbye.
    Agreed. I believe the club has handled this very well.

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  • zac
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    Originally posted by Rooster1908 View Post

    Pretty sure we offered to upgrade next year as well to 800k
    You might be right, but I'm not sure. I figure if we'd offered him the upgrade the contract wouldn't have been billed as a 1.6m two year contract.

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  • Ivan Benko
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    Originally posted by Rooster1908 View Post

    Pretty sure we offered to upgrade next year as well to 800k
    The truth is that most of the year he has been a disruptive influence on the team and had to be handled with kid gloves. As great a player he was for us in moments of brilliance for 95% of the games he was missing in action. Any player who is discussing his future with opposition representatives or is thinking about his options in Grand Final week, when the Roosters offered him a more than fair sum for his services after nursing him to the player he is , as far as I am concerned good riddance and goodbye.

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  • zac
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    Originally posted by Spirit of 66 View Post
    So, if true, I expect the Roosters to soften the blow by announcing a whole bunch of re-signings.
    Hope so. If we can keep everyone else and maybe jag a good value new signing, then we've done alright. We've also got some good players coming off contract next Nov 1, and if we can keep them we're going to be competitive for a while yet.

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  • Rooster1908
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    Originally posted by zac View Post
    Given that we're not paying him 800k next year, it works out at more than 500k over the three years. If you want to retire when you're thirty, that's an incentive. And if you want to play fullback, that's not happening with us.
    Pretty sure we offered to upgrade next year as well to 800k

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  • novice chook
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    Good luck to the bloke if he signs with the Tigers. I'll always appreciate the special moments he had with the club. Nothing can take those memories away.

    I doubt the big money contract will buy him the happiness and stability he thinks it will, but it's his decision and he's the one who has to live with it.

    This opens up an opportunity at the Chooks for a young bloke to take his place and become a part of a great team and club over the next few years.

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  • The Brain
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    Just read a report that tigpies hackies on their way to Taree today to shove the contract in front of him.

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  • Spirit of 66
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    So, if true, I expect the Roosters to soften the blow by announcing a whole bunch of re-signings.

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  • Lydon
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    Originally posted by Bansai Pipeline View Post
    Happy for him as long as its not Souths.
    I am of the same opinion, as long as it's not Souths then good luck to the kid..

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  • Bansai Pipeline
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    Happy for him as long as its not Souths.

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  • TheLoneRooster
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    Well said fletch, I'm in the same camp as you. If he goes to the tigpies, good luck to Lattrell except against the Roosters.

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  • Bansai Pipeline
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    Yes, valid points.

    The salary cap is a pretty scandalous restraint of trade when you think about it. Were we able to pay him more he'd have stayed.

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