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Discussion in 'General Warriors Discussion' started by 1995Warriorsfan, Jan 2, 2017.



  1. adalu239
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    Adam Blair confirmed. 4 years, 2.4 million. $600k a season for the current Kiwis captain is a good deal in my view. Aaron Woods just signed four years for over a million a season. Ben Hunt, 1.2 million. I realise he doesn't have the best stats, and has had a shit couple of weeks but he wouldn't have played for the Storm and Broncos, and have Wayne Bennett singing his praises if he wasn't any good. He also wouldn't be the Kiwis captain.

    He obviously brings something to the plate, and from what I've heard it's the 1%ers, the preparation to game day, and the effort, work ethic and accountability traits that encourage a culture of excellence. I don't think he'll be the miracle signing we're looking for, but I certainly think we could do worse for $600k a season, considering the position of our club and our lack of pull for elite players.

    I'm happy with the signing.

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    2.4 f@#ken million dollars!!!!!! Shldve splashed that at James graham! He's worth EVERY DOLLAR!!!!! F@#$ kearney!!!
     
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  3. Navigator
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    Graham was a million dollar man at the dogs don't think he would have came here for $600,000 a season
     
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  4. adalu239
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    For starters, James Graham didn't want to come here. He's also on $1million a season (Bulldogs paying this next year $400k of it, so technically 600k next year, 1 million the next two) so thats almost double Adam Blairs contract, James Graham has had serious injuries lately with Blair none of note. Oh, and he doesn't want to come to NZ so there's no point even discussing it.
     
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  5. wellyboy
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    Good points mate. 600k a season? We cldve used that on 1 or 2 big aggressive props.
     
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    we tried
    they weren't interested
     
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  7. InsideBall
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    InsideBall Warriors 1st Grader

    600k isn't too bad in today's market.

    4 years on the other hand... idiotic.
     
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    I wonder if the 4th year is an Option?
     

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    James grahams legs are gone. Much rather Blair than graham.
     
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  10. Wellington Warrior
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    it's being reported that the Dragons are only paying him $600k of the $1mill that he will be being paid. Thats gotta piss you off if you're a Doggies fan... paying someone you didn't want to go in the first place $400k to play for an opposition team!!
     
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    $600k and every September off, I bet Blair is rubbing his hands
     
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  12. Blain
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    Happens all the time. We shouted Mateo to Manly for 2 full seasons..
     
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  13. Wellington Warrior
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    True....but we were happy to offload him!
     
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    600k is probably okay for a leader who can add value to our younger forwards like he's done at the Broncos, the 4 years, I'd be keen to know if that includes an option in the clubs favour and if it's front loaded or not.
     
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    Only for 2018 then the dragons have to pay
     
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    its an upgrade on our end of year prop Lisone so i will take him.

    blair and Gavet up front next year or pulu and Gavet and blair at lock
     
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    Blair for the first couple of years might be ok if we get the right players around him. He's poor at hitting the ball up so we are going to need a couple of big ball carriers to complement him.
     
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    I like his 1%ers. It's the other 99% I'm worried about.
     
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    I'm fine with paying him 600k but the 4 years is a joke. I guarantee by 2020 he'll be getting the Manu treatment.
     
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    What it doesn't say is that Moylans become a mad keen surfer, for those of us out there that surf you can understand why you'd want to be closer to the ocean and not stuck there at the foot of the Blue Mountains.

    I can see this getting done and can see us picking up Blake Green because of it.
     
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