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Re: Transfer talk : Wed Dec 21, 2022 8:07 pm  
Benji13 wrote:
85k for an unproven 17 year old is not a bad deal at all. As long as it gets invested into the squad I'm happy with it. The only thing that annoys me is yet again, its Huddersfield skulking around our players.

It won't. The budget won't change because they've flogged a youngster. I'd guess it is more likely to be used to pay for the running of the academy.

I can't blame the lad for wanting a shot at SL, but I really struggle to invest myself fully in a club that is acting as a feeder club for the Giants.
Re: Transfer talk : Wed Dec 21, 2022 8:41 pm  
Feeder Club

- he was out of contract end of 2023
- he had rejected an improved offer to extend
- he states he wants to go into a FT environment that we can’t offer him

He was clearly going at end of 2023, so they’ve agreed a deal to keep him as long as we would have had him anyway, they’ve allowed him to secure his future early and received what is reported to be a cracking fee for a 17yo who played two games last season! Reading the clubs statement and George jnr’s it was obvious to me he would have left at end of 2023 and he’s still off at end of 2023 and we’ve got some decent cash in the bank from it.
Re: Transfer talk : Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:11 pm  
Betsy Bulls wrote:
Feeder Club

- he was out of contract end of 2023
- he had rejected an improved offer to extend
- he states he wants to go into a FT environment that we can’t offer him

He was clearly going at end of 2023, so they’ve agreed a deal to keep him as long as we would have had him anyway, they’ve allowed him to secure his future early and received what is reported to be a cracking fee for a 17yo who played two games last season! Reading the clubs statement and George jnr’s it was obvious to me he would have left at end of 2023 and he’s still off at end of 2023 and we’ve got some decent cash in the bank from it.



It's also factually correct that the club offered him an improved three-year deal to sign and stay at Odsal.

If he left at the end of 2023 or May 1st when he legally could sign for one of the Super League clubs chasing his signature, that £85k becomes £40k, so smart business in my opinion.
Re: Transfer talk : Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:31 pm  
Is there any more signing before Xmas mick or is that it
Re: Transfer talk : Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:39 pm  
MicktheGled wrote:
Betsy Bulls wrote:
Feeder Club

- he was out of contract end of 2023
- he had rejected an improved offer to extend
- he states he wants to go into a FT environment that we can’t offer him

He was clearly going at end of 2023, so they’ve agreed a deal to keep him as long as we would have had him anyway, they’ve allowed him to secure his future early and received what is reported to be a cracking fee for a 17yo who played two games last season! Reading the clubs statement and George jnr’s it was obvious to me he would have left at end of 2023 and he’s still off at end of 2023 and we’ve got some decent cash in the bank from it.



It's also factually correct that the club offered him an improved three-year deal to sign and stay at Odsal.

If he left at the end of 2023 or May 1st when he legally could sign for one of the Super League clubs chasing his signature, that £85k becomes £40k, so smart business in my opinion.


Smart business by Huddersfield, without a doubt. They've got in early and avoided a bidding war for his services.
Re: Transfer talk : Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:41 pm  
Molsk111 wrote:
Is there any more signing before Xmas mick or is that it


I'm aware of one more. Watch this space.
Re: Transfer talk : Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:42 pm  
Bully_Boxer wrote:
MicktheGled wrote:
Betsy Bulls wrote:
Feeder Club

- he was out of contract end of 2023
- he had rejected an improved offer to extend
- he states he wants to go into a FT environment that we can’t offer him

He was clearly going at end of 2023, so they’ve agreed a deal to keep him as long as we would have had him anyway, they’ve allowed him to secure his future early and received what is reported to be a cracking fee for a 17yo who played two games last season! Reading the clubs statement and George jnr’s it was obvious to me he would have left at end of 2023 and he’s still off at end of 2023 and we’ve got some decent cash in the bank from it.



It's also factually correct that the club offered him an improved three-year deal to sign and stay at Odsal.

If he left at the end of 2023 or May 1st when he legally could sign for one of the Super League clubs chasing his signature, that £85k becomes £40k, so smart business in my opinion.


Smart business by Huddersfield, without a doubt. They've got in early and avoided a bidding war for his services.


I agree with you on that.
Re: Transfer talk : Thu Dec 22, 2022 12:02 am  
Whatever happened to the rumours of Rodrick Tai? Seemed pretty nailed on he was joining a long with Appo, but it's gone quiet on him.

Also, investing that 85k into the academy like someone alluded to does make sense if we are trying to get the best grade we can for licensing. However, this deal with Flanagan JR just shows that we still continue to create some of the best talent in the European game. We need to get back to Super League as quickly as possible so we can keep these young players (I'm a realist and I know this will be a while away).

This season will be the most wide open Championship season there has been in a long while though, so I'm itching for it to start up again now haha
Re: Transfer talk : Thu Dec 22, 2022 3:20 am  
Benji13 wrote:
Wcreate some of the best talent in the European game.


The makes SL & RL sound very grand and far reaching! :shock:
Re: Transfer talk : Thu Dec 22, 2022 3:21 am  
Benji13 wrote:
create some of the best talent in the European game.


The makes SL & RL sound very grand and far reaching! :shock:
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