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Re: Recruitment rumours and links : Mon Dec 04, 2023 6:33 pm  
Lord Tony Smith wrote:
It was that simple. Clark's first choice was to stay here but Saints offered him a better deal and Wire wouldn't match it - same thing happened with Hill.

Just so I’m clear you think the club only had to choose between Clark and Dwyer. Salary Cap, length of contract, needing money for other signings, needs of the team didn’t/shouldn’t play any part in the decision making process?
Re: Recruitment rumours and links : Mon Dec 04, 2023 7:48 pm  
Lord Tony Smith wrote:
It was that simple. Clark's first choice was to stay here but Saints offered him a better deal and Wire wouldn't match it - same thing happened with Hill.

Mike Rush said they never even considered Clark and it was his agent that approached Saints back in May.
Rushy said they couldn’t match Warrington’s deal, Clark just wanted to play with 9 on his back and not filling in off the bench and backrow.
So Clark is apparently on less money at Saints, however on Saints form over the last 9 seasons he’s been at Wire, he’s likely to earn more on final appearances and win money at Saints than just a regular season contract salary he’s virtually had at Wire!!
Re: Recruitment rumours and links : Mon Dec 04, 2023 7:56 pm  
Ill wait on Abe for the truth
Re: Recruitment rumours and links : Tue Dec 05, 2023 7:40 am  
Well he's turned down a testimonial at Wire so he must have lost out financially. I know he's very keen to win titles but I have a feeling he's unlucky with his timing here. Not sure he'll be missing out on titles at Wire but don't think he'll be picking any up where he's going.
Re: Recruitment rumours and links : Tue Dec 05, 2023 7:51 am  
rubber duckie wrote:
Mike Rush said they never even considered Clark and it was his agent that approached Saints back in May.
Rushy said they couldn’t match Warrington’s deal, Clark just wanted to play with 9 on his back and not filling in off the bench and backrow.
So Clark is apparently on less money at Saints, however on Saints form over the last 9 seasons he’s been at Wire, he’s likely to earn more on final appearances and win money at Saints than just a regular season contract salary he’s virtually had at Wire!!

I’d like to see that quote RD because it has the whiff of bull dung about it. It would mean he was on less money and missed a testimonial (which used to be tax free, not sure currently). Did he say how long a contract we were offering?
Re: Recruitment rumours and links : Tue Dec 05, 2023 7:54 am  
It would also suggest he was almost guaranteed a starting place which judging by a lot of earlier posts many on here would not have been happy with (for any player).
Re: Recruitment rumours and links : Tue Dec 05, 2023 8:31 am  
ratticusfinch wrote:
I know he's very keen to win titles but I have a feeling he's unlucky with his timing here. Not sure he'll be missing out on titles at Wire but don't think he'll be picking any up where he's going.


Yes Saints maybe on the downward cycle but he is now playing for one of the only 3 sides that win Grand Finals. I suspect his chances of winning a GF in the next 3 years are better with Saints than Warrington.
Re: Recruitment rumours and links : Tue Dec 05, 2023 8:48 am  
ratticusfinch wrote:
Well he's turned down a testimonial at Wire so he must have lost out financially. I know he's very keen to win titles but I have a feeling he's unlucky with his timing here. Not sure he'll be missing out on titles at Wire but don't think he'll be picking any up where he's going.


Wigan easily have the best squad currently and must be favourites to win the title again in 2024.

If they can manage to retain Field, French and Smith they will be dominant for the next few seasons.
Re: Recruitment rumours and links : Tue Dec 05, 2023 10:15 am  
Boss Hog wrote:
Wigan easily have the best squad currently and must be favourites to win the title again in 2024.

If they can manage to retain Field, French and Smith they will be dominant for the next few seasons.


Yeah but they lost King.
Re: Recruitment rumours and links : Tue Dec 05, 2023 11:04 am  
I think if they lose Smith it will be a big blow to them, keep him and yes I can see them dominating for a season or two.
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