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John Bateman hoses down report his future clouded at Canberra Raiders

Post by greeneyed » October 1, 2019, 7:45 pm

John Bateman to seek upgrade, future clouded at Canberra Raiders

Canberra are bracing themselves for the potential that superstar import John Bateman could seek a release from his deal, with the Englishman admitting he will sit down with the club in the off-season to discuss his salary.

"I've got a new agent over here, I'm with Isaac Moses," Bateman said. "But Canberra is the most important thing to me this week, and once this gets out of the way we'll sit down with Canberra and my agent will do what he will have to do, he will do his job. Going forward we'll just go from there."

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Post by Grün Maschine » October 1, 2019, 7:49 pm

Dirty tactics

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Post by Goldcoast Raider » October 1, 2019, 7:49 pm

EDIT Isaac Moses the greedy bastard

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Post by Peter » October 1, 2019, 7:50 pm

He deserves an upgrade. But don’t hold a knife to the clubs throat. If you sign a 3 year deal without any clauses for upgrades then that is something you just have to deal with. The Raiders could upgrade him to 800k per season, lose another two fringe players to cover the cost and then he does an ACL in pre-season.

Love the guy but I hope they play hardball with him and make him see it out.

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Post by Old School Green » October 1, 2019, 7:51 pm

Moses is a germ. Fancy bringing it up this week. Poor form Bateman signing with him and then falling into journos trap this week.
Focus on the footy J.B. and if you want more cash, go about it the right way not through that bottom feeder of all bottom feeding agents Moses.
Ps Donny pay him what he is worth but as it stands he is here for two more years so don’t be bent over.
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Post by edwahu » October 1, 2019, 7:51 pm

Moses is bad news.

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Post by Raider47 » October 1, 2019, 7:53 pm

**** why now
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Post by edwahu » October 1, 2019, 7:55 pm

This **** is by far the worst thing in the game. To have the official site running this story during grand final week is crap.
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Post by Coastalraider » October 1, 2019, 7:55 pm

Moses is scum.

As Kenty said last week when this first came up, there is no way in the world he has his clients best interests at heart by brining this crap up in public at this point in time.

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Post by -TW- » October 1, 2019, 7:56 pm

Michael Chammas is just as culpable as his flog of a manager

"future clouded" based on what? **** crisis merchant

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Post by Mickey_Raider » October 1, 2019, 7:57 pm

He is definitely underpaid, and if any club are going to pay you what you are truly worth it is the Raiders...

But **** why now?! Poor form from the agent, bateman and the journalists involved.
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Post by Old School Green » October 1, 2019, 8:00 pm

Mickey_Raider wrote:
October 1, 2019, 7:57 pm
He is definitely underpaid, and if any club are going to pay you what you are truly worth it is the Raiders...

But **** why now?! Poor form from the agent, bateman and the journalists involved.
This.
Anyway, less air given the better and let’s focus on what this week is all about and not some POS grub manager infecting good humans with his selfish grubbiness
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Post by hobbsy » October 1, 2019, 8:04 pm

Rapana goes to Japanese rugby, Bateman gets an upgrade and stays. Easy.

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Post by The Rickman » October 1, 2019, 8:05 pm

What the **** is this ****?
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Post by Northern Raider » October 1, 2019, 8:07 pm

Word is he's homesick for Brisbane.
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Post by Raider of d Lost Ark » October 1, 2019, 8:08 pm

Northern Raider wrote:Word is he's homesick for Brisbane.
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Post by Botman » October 1, 2019, 8:10 pm

Guys, relax.

The player, manager and club are all aware of this. It'll get sorted in the off season with him getting a good sized upgrade, which is probably why we're letting Beej and Raps walk...

Relax. He's not going anywhere.
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Post by Begbie » October 1, 2019, 8:12 pm

Why bring it out now though?

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Post by Northern Raider » October 1, 2019, 8:12 pm

PigRickman wrote:
October 1, 2019, 8:10 pm
Guys, relax.

The player, manager and club are all aware of this. It'll get sorted in the off season with him getting a good sized upgrade, which is probably why we're letting Beej and Raps walk...

Relax. He's not going anywhere.
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Post by LastRaider » October 1, 2019, 8:16 pm

I hate this stuff. If you shake and agree on a deal you should honour it.

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Post by edwahu » October 1, 2019, 8:18 pm

I would understand the Telegraph running it but for this story to be an "exclusive" at the top of the NRL site is just insane to me.

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Post by Pete Cash » October 1, 2019, 8:20 pm

Clubs including this one tell players to take a hike early on the contract all the time. We also can’t be too precious we screwed the knights on tapine and he forced his way out early

It’s a tough business. The broncos are gonna he doing everything in their power to move on a few salary cap anchors

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Post by TongueFTW » October 1, 2019, 8:21 pm

Bad timing, but we knew this was the case when Kent mentioned it in the Matt Johns podcast the other week. The Raiders are aware and have been for a couple of weeks at least.

No one should make this a distraction.

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Post by edwahu » October 1, 2019, 8:22 pm

Pete Cash wrote:
October 1, 2019, 8:20 pm
Clubs including this one tell players to take a hike early on the contract all the time. We also can’t be too precious we screwed the knights on tapine and he forced his way out early

It’s a tough business. The broncos are gonna he doing everything in their power to move on a few salary cap anchors
Sure but don't escalate it the week before the grand final.
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Post by Botman » October 1, 2019, 8:22 pm

Begbie wrote:
October 1, 2019, 8:12 pm
Why bring it out now though?
Leverage
It’s fine, the club will ignore it, the player won’t think about it again, the manager will have his flight booked for Oct 7th

The story is literally this superstar is being dramatically under payed and the club and player will sort it out after this week
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Post by Pete Cash » October 1, 2019, 8:24 pm

edwahu wrote:
October 1, 2019, 8:22 pm
Pete Cash wrote:
October 1, 2019, 8:20 pm
Clubs including this one tell players to take a hike early on the contract all the time. We also can’t be too precious we screwed the knights on tapine and he forced his way out early

It’s a tough business. The broncos are gonna he doing everything in their power to move on a few salary cap anchors
Sure but don't escalate it the week before the grand final.
That I agree with

Was more responding to the handshake is a golden promise stuff. Players know if it comes to it they are gonna be pressured out so it’s their duty to themselves to get every red cent they can

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Post by cat » October 1, 2019, 8:25 pm

Is moses one of the agents in court this week?

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Post by GreenMachine » October 1, 2019, 8:27 pm

Isaac Mosses - advanced level grub.
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Post by 1992 » October 1, 2019, 8:31 pm

Always nice to have a feel good story to read before going to bed.
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Post by Seiffert82 » October 1, 2019, 8:33 pm

The club paid a huge amount in a transfer fee to get him over here. This process is Bull.

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Post by Botman » October 1, 2019, 8:33 pm

Honestly guys, this is not a big deal.

The best leverage he can have, negotiating with us or anyone for that matter, is that he's the current reigning CCM. He is invested in every which way to out there on Sunday and kick some **** ****.

Nothing with his contract will be done before then, and whatever happens after that happens. This isnt a GF story line, other than a manager building leverage for his coming negotiations. Less than desirable timing, but nothing to be concerned about
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Post by Timbo » October 1, 2019, 8:34 pm

OK, I know it's a ploy and I **** hate Moses too, but - I am absolutely furious that Bateman gave that interview with those quotes this week.

I get it mate, you want as much money as possible. But I'm really glad you decided to let the rest of the team know that your head is not 100% on our first grand final in 25 years. This couldn't have waited six bloody days?
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Post by Old School Green » October 1, 2019, 8:34 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
October 1, 2019, 8:07 pm
Word is he's homesick for Brisbane.
I heard his old man Halo Bateman is having heart troubles. Poor Halo Bateman 😔
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Post by raiderskater » October 1, 2019, 8:40 pm

My whole body literally just went cold.

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Post by Roger Kenworthy » October 1, 2019, 8:52 pm

Imagine Bradley Clyde coming out with this in the week of the 1989 GF haha. Times sure have changed.

I'm pretty sure this will be sorted out. A 4th year added with a small bump next year and big rises in 21 and 22 makes sense.

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