Agreed - it's not a lot for arguably the best winger in the comp. However, other teams in the comp have a history of not paying huge contracts for wingers (there are some exceptions). It wouldn't surprise me if (for example) Manu is the highest paid winger in the comp (I'm not saying he's not worth it, I'm just saying it wouldn't surprise me - there are several hundred pages elsewhere with the arguments for/against his salary cap space) - there would be a fair few wingers on minimum wage or close to it I'd think.
$250k a year is not heaps for a player of Semi's quality. In fact I'd suggest that if that figure is accurate then he's probably vying for the most underpaid player in the comp. Pay him at least close to what he's worth with a contract extension (I realise the Eels aren't in a good spot to do this right now) or set him free. Eels deserve no sympathy for the crap they've pulled in recent years.
Yea.Was just thinking about what role his manager had in all this. IMO it was all started by him. Semi would be happy with quarter of a million after living most his life in poverty. Someone has gotten into the guys ear and made him resent what he was once grateful for...
Getting real sick of these Sydney based dirt bags dragging the game through the mud.. If this is upheld the NRL should just ban him.
Why can't these guys sort their lives out? They get 10 times the resources and assistance than the rest of us.
Aint that the truth.Man... You know, we as a fan base get it pretty bad supporting this ol club of ours - but holy fuck, it's just a giant shit sandwich for Parra fans.
It is all the Eels fault, they promise all these players back door payments so they can fly under the cap and when the shit hits the fan they renege on their payments? how much would semi's manager got 'under the table' and if anyone says nothing then they are in lala land like Cappy. I say good on Semi he would have been promised more and now not getting it. Eels CHEATED, got caught and now crying cos one of their best has had enough! just ask Foran what's really going on!