WeninRome

Wenin is one of the founding fathers of the NRLSCTalk website who's Tuesday Teams Analysis has been a feature post on the site for close to a decade. He also loves a good steak bet!

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    Paddy
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    So – who was marked to retire at the end of this season? I imagine clubs would let them walk on their contracts given the penny pinching, anyone calling early showers on their fairy tale ending?

    DCE2011
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    I suspect many players won’t get paid under “act of God” contract provisions (rich clubs will keep the superstars happy though).

    Dravid
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    The players association will have plenty of work on their hands.

    DCE2011
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    It may be hard getting blood out of a stone though.

    Dravid
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    Guess it all depends what is written in contacts. Ordinarily clubs can’t just cut players, but I’d suspect that there is some act of God clause in there.

    Wider ramifications might be for some clubs going broke (not to mention the Nrl). Might be a brave new world come ’round 3′.

    Paddy
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    Mmm. Can see some mutual terminations though for good clubmen who bow out early. Some might not want to train in isolation indefinitely to remain in contract.

    Watson
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    Very true Paddy. The only problem is that the future remains unsure.
    If there is any way to make it happen, I suspect that the NRL will want to renew the season at some stage, in which case clubs need to guarantee that they still have players. The fact is that the NRL simply cannot afford to even lessen the number of games broadcast so that would mean playing on after the end of the season.
    The next question that needs to be answered is how you maintain player fitness without any idea of if or when the season resumes.
    Very difficult times.

    Dravid
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    Yeah you’d think the players will need some sort of mini preseason before resuming.

    perrin_07
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    Corey Parker is still insanely fit. He can come back!

    Some players may be offered other jobs later to accommodate the $$

    OnTheBus
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    TS you will need to somehow keep up the 3053 posts a day , keep us updated on the corona virus will ya

    TurkeySnow
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    Ha who knows maybe Ill start a stat for how many kids turn up to school, do their work, flunk, stay home? need something to get my stat fix!

    Krusty180
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    Thoughts on Kik to E.Katoa ? Or just go straight to Matterson

    Alfie Lewis
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    Alfie Lewis

    Haven’t you been watching the news Krusty?

    Zeppelin
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    Zeppelin

    Matto will play the first bye wink

    MyYfH8sSC
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    MyYfH8sSC

    So if the season is stuffed:
    1) Does any of this season count or do we start afresh next year with last season’s numbers?
    2) Does Cam Smith retire now? If not, now they have to redo the damn Momirovski /Grant trade. It would be great to have a 10 month pre season with Grant at the Tigers.
    3) If the NRL goes broke will it just come back under another name?
    4)How many of the 16 clubs will still be around? Sharks and Dragons to merge?

    Dravid
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    Sharks have plenty of dollars in the bank from the development and already were banking on the leagues clubs closing for 2 years.

    They’re in a better position then most.

    And rumour is Grant has a clause in his contract that let’s him walk if Smith doesn’t retire. Might be an astute loan by the Tigers.

    Sebazac
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    i hope thats true Dravid, last thing i need is for the sharks to merge with the dragons, worst nightmare whew

    perrin_07
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    perrin_07

    But a dragonshark!

    Sebazac
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    Sebazac

    spare me

    Monty Burns
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    Monty Burns

    please keep Scotty from marketing all to yourselves in the shire

    kthxbye

    manila shark
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    The Sharks have close to $40 million in cash reserves and are in the process of acquiring Kareela Gold club – licensed premises with revenues that will flow to the Sharks.We are not going to merge with anyone – especially the broke Dragons.

    JTDragons
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    im told Sharks and Manly most vulnerable

    Vicer - GTO Solver
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    I hope the SC platform gives us 10+ trades just to give us the cathartic feeling of trading out Burns, Blake, Watkins, JWill, Knight, Cook, Fifi… who else have I missed ?

    TurkeySnow
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    Should just open up trades so we can shift players around and get our fix

    Alfie Lewis
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    Alfie Lewis

    Tyrone Roberts. Not that I own him but 282 people do. A combined 2 game total of 15 points lol

    Sebazac
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    Sebazac

    absolute SC must have

    perrin_07
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    perrin_07

    Makes palavi a hold

    Twist
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    Gentlemen, it’s been an honour and a privilege.

    *My Heart Will Go On faintly plays in the background*

    DCE2011
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    DCE2011

    Might be time to re-watch “Titanic.” Problem is you can’t buy any tissues.

    Watson
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    Watson

    Or toilet paper, depending on how it affected you…

    MyYfH8sSC
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    MyYfH8sSC

    That is one mega shit movie!

    Twist
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    Twist

    There was definitely enough room on that door for two, goddamnit Rose!

    Hes Dasler
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    Hes Dasler

    R.I.P NRL

    Watson
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    Watson

    Time will tell but rugby league survived Super League. That was going to be the end of the world as we knew it. It’s too good a game to die.
    I have confidence that it will survive. Just don’t know what I’m going to do without ANY sport on TV.

    Occy
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    Occy

    They have now shut my golf course Watson, as the course is licensed
    FML

    Watson
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    Watson

    On the few times I have played golf, Occy, it has been the definition of isolation: I would go my own way into the bushes and join the lads after the last hole.

    rockafella
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    rockafella

    Fox has re runs mate..

    Dont_blush_baby
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    Dont_blush_baby

    NRL suspended

    FBS11
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    FBS11

    Just checked and I have zero players this round. Worst bye planning ever!

    Keyser Soze
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    Keyser Soze

    Only solution drink

    Twist
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    Twist

    Time to go full Hunger Games on my local Dan Murphy’s.

    In all seriousness, try not to over-indulge during this period gents. It’s gonna be tough all around but trying to use our time as productively as possible will do wonders for our mental.

    No Witty Name
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    420 smile