Recruitment 2021 Warriors Recruitment DISCUSSION

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Would be kind of random for Manu to stay with the Roosters at this stage:
1. Will be less money
2. Won’t be a spine position
3. Have signed Momo, so now have Billy Smith, Suaali there
4. Already knew we would be offering a mill for him, so why would he have waited til now if money wasn’t important and he wanted to stay at Roosters anyways.

Can’t see it happening tbh, but I guess stranger things have happened.
 
The money is one side of it but he’s also said he want to play in the spine. The only way I see the Roosters keeping him is if they plan to phase out Keary. The guy is one head knock away from retiring. I’m sure they would kick themselves if Keary only played another year or two and they lost Manu in the process. But then again they chose not to play Manu there when they were pressed for halves depth this year and went with Lam/Hutchison etc. Walker and Tedesco obviously have the other spots locked down for the foreseeable future.

I wouldn't be that upset to miss out on Manu, I think he's a fullback/centre, I don't think he has the rounded game to play halves, well at a million dollar per season level anyway. I think you're right - that the roosters agree.

The only way we would get the best out of him at 6 is having a controlling and kicking 7, like Reynolds. Walsh won't move from 1, and we will be doing everything to make him happy.

He would be more of a signing to sell jerseys and get people to games, which is what the club needs, but I'm not quite sold on his on field output for $1M.
 
Would be kind of random for Manu to stay with the Roosters at this stage:
1. Will be less money
2. Won’t be a spine position
3. Have signed Momo, so now have Billy Smith, Suaali there
4. Already knew we would be offering a mill for him, so why would he have waited til now if money wasn’t important and he wanted to stay at Roosters anyways.

Can’t see it happening tbh, but I guess stranger things have happened.
less money but more third party deals
 
The money is one side of it but he’s also said he want to play in the spine. The only way I see the Roosters keeping him is if they plan to phase out Keary. The guy is one head knock away from retiring. I’m sure they would kick themselves if Keary only played another year or two and they lost Manu in the process. But then again they chose not to play Manu there when they were pressed for halves depth this year and went with Hutchison etc. Walker and Tedesco obviously have the other spots locked down for the foreseeable future.
You are totally correct. Clearly they knew Joey's aspirations to be a spine player. This was the best season to have him in the 6 position due to all the injuries they suffered. There was nothing to be lost playing him there - they would get to have a good look at him, and he would've touched the ball alot.
 
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Let's be honest. If you had the two deals on the table:
  1. SYD for $850k. Don't have to move. Familiar environment. High performance environment. Play where you are picked.
  2. NZW for $1m. Based in a hotel in QLD, but TBC beyond next year. Not a high performance environment. Play where you choose.
Which one would you pick?
You will be surprised how few people will turn down that $.

This is for 2023 remember, unlikely they still will be stuck in a hotel by then.

Plus being able to play in the spine increases his future earnings potential. His next contract after the one he will soon sign (which might be his last big one) could be worth even more if he shows value in the halves or at fullback.
 
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Let's be honest. If you had the two deals on the table:
  1. SYD for $850k. Don't have to move. Familiar environment. High performance environment. Play where you are picked.
  2. NZW for $1m. Based in a hotel in QLD, but TBC beyond next year. Not a high performance environment. Play where you choose.
Which one would you pick?
Win a premiership with warriors or roosters tho?
 
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Let's be honest. If you had the two deals on the table:
  1. SYD for $850k. Don't have to move. Familiar environment. High performance environment. Play where you are picked.
  2. NZW for $1m. Based in a hotel in QLD, but TBC beyond next year. Not a high performance environment. Play where you choose.
Which one would you pick?
I'd choose the most money lol. $250k a year more is a lot of extra fucking money.
 
Quick round of golf with uncle nick- $10,000 a hole and the gap is closing.
All the boys always say old Nick is a terrible golfer.

Plus being able to play in the spine increases his future earnings potential. His next contract after the one he will soon sign (which might be his last big one) could be worth even more if he shows value in the halves or at fullback.
The money should make our contract hard to turn down. Along with the ability to play in the spine our pitch to him will be around marketing. At the Roosters he's a key player but behind other big names. O'Sullivan mentioned about him being marketable or the face of the club.

I know we aren't the highest club for TPA's but Roger Tuivasa-Sheck managed to get some good deals. No reason why Manu couldn't get some sponsorships.


I've heard him also talked about as a target for the Dolphins. They will be linked to every big name but still a worry with O'Sullivan heading there. The face of the club pitch would of worked for the Warriors but he'd still be a fan of his playing ability and would just change the pitch to being part of a new club.
 
Halve that for tax and then declining marginal utility of income combined with loyalty to the Roosters makes it unlikely Manu leaves.
He is a Kiwi from Tokoroa
How much loyalty can a Kiwi have to an Australian franchise
My rhetorical question leads me to suspect rooster may need to sweeten the pot to keep him in the next 48 hours.
They can sweeten the pot either financially or positionally
 
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