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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    We're losing Thompson and Roby probably won't be on marquee money so I don't see a problem. Where are we going to get better, that's the going rate for quality.
    I'm not saying he isn't a really good player and yes he could improve our team. But what i am asking is where do you get the best value for your marquee player ? Most if not all of them will be in the 1,6,7,9 bracket with a couple in the prop bracket. Is it worth spending big on a 2nd row ? or would it be better getting 2,3 or maybe 4 other players for that money ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brook View Post
    He is no doubt a very good player,but is he worth 387k a year ? That is marquee player money and as good as he is,is he in that bracket ?
    He definitely is. Providing that shoulder gets fixed
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    Quote Originally Posted by brook View Post
    I'm not saying he isn't a really good player and yes he could improve our team. But what i am asking is where do you get the best value for your marquee player ? Most if not all of them will be in the 1,6,7,9 bracket with a couple in the prop bracket. Is it worth spending big on a 2nd row ? or would it be better getting 2,3 or maybe 4 other players for that money ?
    In all honesty, I don't know. We've been there signing average joe's. For me, if top class talent becomes available, as a top club you need to be in for that player. There's exceptions of course and it does sound a lot of money but the fact is, we need to be looking to replace Taia and Bateman would fit that bill very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    In all honesty, I don't know. We've been there signing average joe's. For me, if top class talent becomes available, as a top club you need to be in for that player. There's exceptions of course and it does sound a lot of money but the fact is, we need to be looking to replace Taia and Bateman would fit that bill very nicely.
    He's a freak of a player. and seems to have kept himself out of trouble since leaving Wigan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    In all honesty, I don't know. We've been there signing average joe's. For me, if top class talent becomes available, as a top club you need to be in for that player. There's exceptions of course and it does sound a lot of money but the fact is, we need to be looking to replace Taia and Bateman would fit that bill very nicely.
    Don't get me wrong i would like us to sign him if we could manage it. But it comes down to who are our marquee players and how long are they contracted.

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