1st Grade Fringe
- Jun 4, 2016
That gets tossed around on this thread but it’s a load of shit that idk who came up with
I think this might be why we are spending up now, we had a stack of money tucked away for Manu and now we have to spend to be compliant it hence the commitment of CHT + Egan early and some other buys. Probably doesn't stack up but its still my theory.The most depressing part of this that we must have a large chunk of change still available under the cap for next year (and beyond probably), but no real first graders or upper echelon players want to come and get it!
My understanding the clubs need to spend at least 90% of the cap each year.
If TM’s calculation is correct at 1.2 million then we’d be very close to 90% given the Cap is $10M for 2022.My understanding the clubs need to spend at least 90% of the cap each year.
You can also pay players in advance within limited tolerances to free up a bit of space for the next yearIf TM’s calculation is correct at 1.2 million then we’d be very close to 90% given the Cap is $10M for 2022.
Assuming Ash Taylor is added to the roster on minimum wage (120k) for next season I think we’d be nudging the 8.9M mark, a bit of tinkering and we’ll be sweet for the 90% threshold which I believe is enforced by the Nrl.
Of course ideally you want to be utilizing all of your Salary Cap by March next year. I guess we’re either waiting for another Addin Fonua-Blake to fall out of the sky or we’re pursuing these new signings for 2022 as someone suggested.
Are you talking about a transfer fee? They are counted against the cap as well. Often they are not really valued either e.g. eels would rather have Nuikore coming off the bench in the last year of his deal than receiving $300k cash.I have been reading the comments around the salary cap (thanks to the members for upskilling me) around forward/back ended deals and what can/can not be done. Given it appears we have significant cap availability in 2022. Would it not be better to pay Parramatta and Sharks some money to get MN and LM here earlier??? If we aren't going to get any (attract) other players, does it really matter, if we give them some coin or not, if we can't spend it on players we are no better off. Just a thought as I think about making the 2022 squad as competitive as possible.
I am okay with paying a transfer fee. My rational is if we have no chance of spending the money ie. getting other players for 2022, then why not go really hard after the ones signed for 2023. I understand what you are saying about Parramatta preferring to have Nuikore on the bench, but given their well documented cap issues, I would've thought there was a creative way of getting Nuikore earlier, and maybe they have more of a chance to retain Paulo??Are you talking about a transfer fee? They are counted against the cap as well. Often they are not really valued either e.g. eels would rather have Nuikore coming off the bench in the last year of his deal than receiving $300k cash.