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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by Beejay » October 15, 2019, 2:14 pm

Wighton + GWilliams + Hodgson + CNK + Stuart = Premiership

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Post by The Nickman » October 15, 2019, 2:26 pm

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The Rick Astley man really emptying the tank here. Making this thread his own fortress IMO.
Haha this really has been fantastic. Went much longer and better than I ever could've hoped for.

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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by afgtnk » October 15, 2019, 2:32 pm

yeh raiders wrote:
October 15, 2019, 1:29 pm
Rickman loves an each-way bet on the entire field, followed up with an “I told you so..”
Indeed.

He also loves piling in on people third or fourth man in without adding anything to the overall argument, which is exactly what I'm doing now.

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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

Post by Beejay » October 15, 2019, 2:35 pm

The Rickman wrote:
October 15, 2019, 2:26 pm
Roger Kenworthy wrote:
October 15, 2019, 2:08 pm
The Rick Astley man really emptying the tank here. Making this thread his own fortress IMO.
Haha this really has been fantastic. Went much longer and better than I ever could've hoped for.

Kudos to you too, Beej.
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Post by The Nickman » October 15, 2019, 2:39 pm

afgtnk wrote:
October 15, 2019, 2:32 pm
yeh raiders wrote:
October 15, 2019, 1:29 pm
Rickman loves an each-way bet on the entire field, followed up with an “I told you so..”
Indeed.

He also loves piling in on people third or fourth man in without adding anything to the overall argument, which is exactly what I'm doing now.
I also just really love responding to your posts and typing your name, affhjkjgkltrjkhgrtkljhrlkh… it's one of my favourite on-going bits on this forum.

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Post by afgtnk » October 15, 2019, 2:42 pm

I love you too Pepsi.

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Post by greeneyed » October 15, 2019, 2:43 pm

Hands up those who also thought The Rickman was tounge in cheek? :hi
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Post by The Nickman » October 15, 2019, 2:44 pm

Don't make me post my post again.
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Also, I was texting you to tell you I was serious!!

This is a complete outrage.
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~Destroyer of clubs~

Did I do it right?

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Post by The Nickman » October 15, 2019, 2:47 pm

I'm going to have to repost my original post, aren't I? I clearly stated at the time that I was very disappointed in 2017-18 however I was optimistic for 2019 and I listed my reasons why!

Just because some of you are incapable of changing your mind and admitting you're wrong *cough cough* Aidan Sezer *cough*, I am not one of those people.
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Post by afgtnk » October 15, 2019, 2:50 pm

Oh boy. Gonna hate to be the one to break this to ya Ricko, old pal, it's like telling a kid Santa Claus isn't real.... I wasn't wrong about Aidan Sezer. In fact, I was dead right the entire time. And, the proof is all in the pudding in front of us - the name of that pudding is 'We Signed George Williams To Replace Him'.

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Haha who's talking about Aidan Sezer?? Woah, you're really losing the plot!
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Post by Finchy » October 15, 2019, 3:23 pm

greeneyed wrote:
October 15, 2019, 2:43 pm
Hands up those who also thought The Rickman was tounge in cheek? :hi
Ah, the old Tongue/Tounge chestnut. I have to admit the Crocker one doesn't get as much of a run these days as it used to...

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greeneyed wrote:
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Hands up those who also thought The Rickman was tounge in cheek? :hi
:hi

To try to now say it was sarcasm...... good grief!

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Post by Roger Kenworthy » October 15, 2019, 3:41 pm

I have done some research and computations. My data is saying Rickrollman is right 53% of the time with a 49% margin of error.

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Re: Jack Wighton turns down Raiders option to go on open market for 2021

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The Rickman wrote:
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I also just really love responding to your posts and typing your name, affhjkjgkltrjkhgrtkljhrlkh… it's one of my favourite on-going bits on this forum.

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I gave this forum the scumbag filter and then backed that **** up with the asljmafsknjas keyboard mash

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Do the forum a favour then and deliver us a softserve filter for Jed Bogan will you?

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Do the forum a favour then and deliver us a softserve filter for Jed Bogan will you?
Haha would that i could!
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PigRickman wrote:
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Haha would that i could!
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A fitting ending... and i wouldnt want it any other way.
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Post by greeneyed » October 16, 2019, 6:06 pm

Twelve NRL clubs already circling Jack Wighton after rejecting Canberra Raiders option

Twelve NRL clubs have already inquired about Clive Churchill Medallist Jack Wighton since he turned down an option with the Canberra Raiders for 2021.

"In the end he'll weigh everything up of what's going to be best for him and his family. It's going to be a big call for him because no less than 12 clubs have called me in the last three days," manager Matt Rose said.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239
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Post by dubby » October 16, 2019, 6:12 pm

At least he gets paid.

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Post by dubby » October 16, 2019, 6:16 pm

Look, I take those comments from his manager with a grain of salt.

For all we know those clubs include Toronto, Toulouse, Noosa Pirates and the Titans.

I love Jack, he's had a great year. If someone wants to pay him a million dollars a year, go for it. Jack is 27 and finally showed a decent season. He's got maybe 4 years left and wants every cent he can get. Fine. No bad feelings.

But I really can't see how he's worth the silly money usually reserved for the elite .

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Post by afgtnk » October 16, 2019, 6:38 pm

He's an Origin and Australian Test player, alongside being a Clive Churchill medallist. I doubted him massively at the start of the year but it's hard to argue that he isn't in the elite bracket right now.

Sure, he's probably been aided because of the decline we've had in quality centres and halves across the board, but everything is on a relative scale - clubs will be prepared to pay him elite money, and we're gonna have a time tough to find a replacement of equal or greater quality.

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Post by edwahu » October 16, 2019, 6:41 pm

The Raiders expected Wighton to knock back the option given he's changed management since his previous contract

Wighton's previous manager, and not Rose, would continue to get paid until the end of 2021 if the option was taken up.
a not very subtle crack from the club there

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Post by nacho » October 16, 2019, 6:52 pm

“Whatever”

12 months ago they bloke’s career was on the scrap heap.

Sticky has defended him for 5 years to have a good one.

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Post by Beejay » October 16, 2019, 7:03 pm

edwahu wrote:
October 16, 2019, 6:41 pm
The Raiders expected Wighton to knock back the option given he's changed management since his previous contract

Wighton's previous manager, and not Rose, would continue to get paid until the end of 2021 if the option was taken up.
a not very subtle crack from the club there
Yes, I did laugh. Also shows how not as big of a deal this is being made out to be.

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Post by Boomercm » October 16, 2019, 7:45 pm

Beejay wrote:
October 16, 2019, 7:03 pm
edwahu wrote:
October 16, 2019, 6:41 pm
The Raiders expected Wighton to knock back the option given he's changed management since his previous contract

Wighton's previous manager, and not Rose, would continue to get paid until the end of 2021 if the option was taken up.
a not very subtle crack from the club there
Yes, I did laugh. Also shows how not as big of a deal this is being made out to be.
The new manager just trying to get his name in the paper and associated with Jack Wighton. Great advertising for him.

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Post by Northern Raider » October 16, 2019, 7:47 pm

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"no less than 12 clubs have called me in the last three days," manager Matt Rose said.
Haha, classic manager speak. They are so full of **** you can't trust anything that comes out of their mouths. :lol:
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Post by radicalraider » October 16, 2019, 8:08 pm

For someone who can kick on one side (out on full every 3rd game) and struggle to pass straight I don't think he's even worth the money he's on atm. Very one dimensional player. He's technically a strong backrower with a bit of skill more like a poor man's wade Graham. He got so much ball to win us the gf and failed.

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Post by Coastalraider » October 16, 2019, 8:08 pm

dubby wrote:
October 16, 2019, 6:16 pm
Look, I take those comments from his manager with a grain of salt.

For all we know those clubs include Toronto, Toulouse, Noosa Pirates and the Titans.

I love Jack, he's had a great year. If someone wants to pay him a million dollars a year, go for it. Jack is 27 and finally showed a decent season. He's got maybe 4 years left and wants every cent he can get. Fine. No bad feelings.

But I really can't see how he's worth the silly money usually reserved for the elite .

Either way, we win.

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Exactly. Including us, that’s 80% of the comp who think they have $1mill or very close to that free in cap for Jack.

I’m not buying.

I bloody hate managers who act like this. From all reports, Jack has knocked back because he wants to extend, and increase pay. That’s fine. I can also understand that a new manager would prefer to renegotiate to get his cut - that’s his job. But all of that can happen out of the media - leaking this crap is just nonsense and serves nobody but the manager chasing a name for himself. Had anyone heard of this bloke last week?

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Post by Botman » October 16, 2019, 8:12 pm

Boomercm wrote:
October 16, 2019, 7:45 pm
Beejay wrote:
October 16, 2019, 7:03 pm
edwahu wrote:
October 16, 2019, 6:41 pm
The Raiders expected Wighton to knock back the option given he's changed management since his previous contract

Wighton's previous manager, and not Rose, would continue to get paid until the end of 2021 if the option was taken up.
a not very subtle crack from the club there
Yes, I did laugh. Also shows how not as big of a deal this is being made out to be.
The new manager just trying to get his name in the paper and associated with Jack Wighton. Great advertising for him.
Correct.
I dont think the club is particularly worried about either leaving. He'll get a new deal, so will John Bateman. And we'll see what those numbers come in at and who we've got to lose to make it happen.
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Post by -PJ- » October 16, 2019, 8:59 pm

Matt Rose can eat my shorts...
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Post by The Nickman » October 16, 2019, 9:06 pm

radicalraider wrote:For someone who can kick on one side (out on full every 3rd game) and struggle to pass straight I don't think he's even worth the money he's on atm. Very one dimensional player. He's technically a strong backrower with a bit of skill more like a poor man's wade Graham. He got so much ball to win us the gf and failed.
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