I'd choose the most money lol. $250k a year more is a lot of extra fucking money.Let's be honest. If you had the two deals on the table:
Which one would you pick?
- SYD for $850k. Don't have to move. Familiar environment. High performance environment. Play where you are picked.
- NZW for $1m. Based in a hotel in QLD, but TBC beyond next year. Not a high performance environment. Play where you choose.
All the boys always say old Nick is a terrible golfer.Quick round of golf with uncle nick- $10,000 a hole and the gap is closing.
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.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.
He is a Kiwi from TokoroaHalve that for tax and then declining marginal utility of income combined with loyalty to the Roosters makes it unlikely Manu leaves.
He’s incredibly loyal to the Roosters, they looked after him big time when he was a kid with only aspirations of NRL.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
I thought he was coming here because he wanted to win a premiershipThe 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.
Yeh I have to agree.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.