Tigers - knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Posted by: Brownian Motion (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2020 12:24

Jonny May close to an exit at Leicester Tigers

Assuming the figures are accurate, at this point the club are clearly just extracting the urine. And if the board / owners are not willing to continue to finance the club even a little bit, they should at least be honest about it.

Re: Tigers - knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Posted by: Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2020 12:47

The writer of the article isn't the most reliable one.
[www.rugbypass.com]
Same person.

What he writes is actually nothing different from what the Mail reported nearly a month ago. Which was posted on this same board and the latter point has no sustenance in it considering we will be spending up to the salary cap most likely (Unless this virus has affected things massively which is possible but very uncertain at this current point) whoever owns the club would have little affect on it. Unless people actually think May should be marquee player over Ford.



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Re: Tigers - knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Posted by: Johns (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2020 13:22

That was a good deal Cohen, do we get Slater back?

Re: Tigers - knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Posted by: Brownian Motion (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2020 13:38

Quote:
Ayerzawannabe
The writer of the article isn't the most reliable one.
[www.rugbypass.com]
Same person.

What he writes is actually nothing different from what the Mail reported nearly a month ago. Which was posted on this same board and the latter point has no sustenance in it considering we will be spending up to the salary cap most likely (Unless this virus has affected things massively which is possible but very uncertain at this current point) whoever owns the club would have little affect on it. Unless people actually think May should be marquee player over Ford.

I hadn't appreciated some of that.

Re: Tigers - knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Posted by: Rich W (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2020 13:54

My views on this have been pretty frequently rehearsed - but for the sake of certainty - you don't get better by weakening your squad and we have precious few genuine world class talents. We need to be retaining LM and we need to find a compromise position that gives him something but that also recognises that his previous deal is unsustainable in the current (post Salarycens) climate.

Intransigence on our part at this juncture is nonesesical and self-destructive.

That said this is a bit of a nothing article and tells us very little we didn't already know. We've made an offer - JM wants more - ball's in our court. I still say if JM had a better offer from elsewhere he would have taken it and we'd know by now. Clearly that is not the case - but the longer it goes on the more likely it is that someone will come in and offer him 10% more and he'll have to take it unless we want to get into a bidding war (which obviously we don't) and we'll have lost a key player to a rival on the cheap.



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Re: Tigers - knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Posted by: Jon T (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2020 15:34

Slow news week, regurgitating old news.

Re: Tigers - knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Posted by: Johns (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2020 15:36

Would you sooner have May and Manu helping to win trophies?

Or Cohen on over 200,000 ?

Before Cockers and Mauger were sacked we were always challenging for trophies, Maugers last game was a win against Saints ast Franklin Gardens.

What would you prefer?

Re: Tigers - knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Posted by: Yorkie (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2020 17:01

Or a company accountant on well over 100k? Or a sales manager on similar? Or an over paid, I don't know, teaboy? But all this is irrelevant as staff costs don't fall under the noose.

Post Sarriegate, every player's contract value has dropped.

Perhaps we should look at this differently. Which young player do you dump then we can pay JM 30k more. Simples.

But haven't we complained about the small size of our squad this season as too much noose is being spent on the "all star" first XV? And about letting all (too much of) our Academy product move on? Which is it to be?

And pretty much what Rich said.



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Re: Tigers - knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Posted by: Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2020 17:32

Quote:
Johns
Would you sooner have May and Manu helping to win trophies?
Or Cohen on over 200,000 ?

Before Cockers and Mauger were sacked we were always challenging for trophies, Maugers last game was a win against Saints ast Franklin Gardens.

What would you prefer?

Don't quite understand the point of the choice?
Does Cohen count to the salary cap?

Re: Tigers - knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Posted by: IanC (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2020 18:41

Depends whether the overall budget can support paying up to the cap. If it can't other expenses/salaries become an issue.

Re: Tigers - knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Posted by: Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
Date: 08 April, 2020 18:45

But has anything suggested that is the case for May so far?

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