RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
22 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Sammut
Sammut Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:53 am  

northernbloke Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:05 pm
Posts: 2445
Jarrod has opened up about issues in his personal life and things that effected his career decisions. Think it highlights that players are still just people and their choices and reasons for choices can be many fold and we should mebbee think about that when criticising players or owners for decisions they make in life
Re: Sammut Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:32 pm  

User avatarjbuzza wrote:
jbuzza User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 10:48 am
Posts: 4091
Location: Twickenham
northernbloke wrote:
Jarrod has opened up about issues in his personal life and things that effected his career decisions. Think it highlights that players are still just people and their choices and reasons for choices can be many fold and we should mebbee think about that when criticising players or owners for decisions they make in life


I think his message is that by speaking out about mental health issues we will get support and understanding.
Re: Sammut Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:29 pm  

northernbloke Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:05 pm
Posts: 2445
That's exactly what he is saying.
But at the time when he went back north some were not overly happy.
We are all guilty of having a go at players who choose to move on, sometimes we forget their reasons may not be obvious
Re: Sammut Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:58 am  

User avatarCall Me God wrote:
Call Me God User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:14 am
Posts: 2921
northernbloke wrote:
That's exactly what he is saying.
But at the time when he went back north some were not overly happy.
We are all guilty of having a go at players who choose to move on, sometimes we forget their reasons may not be obvious

1. I applaud him for coming out and explaining what he was going through
2. I still believe we could and should have received a transfer fee for him......that's not a pop at Him BTW........but that's a rabbit hole I'm sick of going down!
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
Re: Sammut Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 pm  

northernbloke Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:05 pm
Posts: 2445
Dont think he had actually signed a contract so couldn't ask a fee.
His contract ran out in the oct I believe.
Re: Sammut Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:06 am  

MonkeyLover wrote:
MonkeyLover Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:37 am
Posts: 331
northernbloke wrote:
Dont think he had actually signed a contract so couldn't ask a fee.
His contract ran out in the oct I believe.


He had signed it two days before he got the ultimatum and asked if the club would rip it up an hour before they were due to announce his signing. Chose his family and it didnt work out for him but not the end of the World for the Broncos, nobody would have paid for him, he didnt have any other options when he left and then from nowhere Wigan took a punt. It was literally clubs like Hunslet and Halifax offering him half of what he wanted until the Wigan call came.
Re: Sammut Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:04 pm  

User avatarjbuzza wrote:
jbuzza User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2002 10:48 am
Posts: 4091
Location: Twickenham
MonkeyLover wrote:
He had signed it two days before he got the ultimatum and asked if the club would rip it up an hour before they were due to announce his signing. Chose his family and it didnt work out for him but not the end of the World for the Broncos, nobody would have paid for him, he didnt have any other options when he left and then from nowhere Wigan took a punt. It was literally clubs like Hunslet and Halifax offering him half of what he wanted until the Wigan call came.


Assuming this is true then the club did the decent thing. However, I don't see the point of sneering at his other options when (as mentioned elsewhere) there likely would have been considerations beyond the size of his contract.
Re: Sammut Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:06 pm  

MonkeyLover wrote:
MonkeyLover Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:37 am
Posts: 331
jbuzza wrote:
Assuming this is true then the club did the decent thing. However, I don't see the point of sneering at his other options when (as mentioned elsewhere) there likely would have been considerations beyond the size of his contract.


I wasn't sneering at them it was me who had got them on the table for him as we supplied both clubs at the time. Hunslet got their main sponsor Clipper to put his wages in for him as a way to boost the club into the Championship but thankfully for Jazz he got offered a deal at Wigan and didn't need to take a huge pay cut to play lower league footy.
Re: Sammut Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:37 pm  

northernbloke Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:05 pm
Posts: 2445
Should always be a cooling off period on a contract anyhow, but interesting to hear that he had signed.
It's good to hear that the club did the right thing by the bloke, especially with the job he was heading too. Family has to come first
Re: Sammut Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:13 pm  

MonkeyLover wrote:
MonkeyLover Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:37 am
Posts: 331
northernbloke wrote:
Should always be a cooling off period on a contract anyhow, but interesting to hear that he had signed.
It's good to hear that the club did the right thing by the bloke, especially with the job he was heading too. Family has to come first


The club do a lot of good things mate, they just chose not to announce them and bask in glory for it. That's why I get so annoyed at morons popping at a 70 year old bloke who does nothing but good for the club and can't defend himself. Not that he would justify most of it with a response anyway.

The club is tiny, the fan base is small, the retail is virtually none existent, the stadium is ideal for the playing and training needs but not financially beneficial. The RFL want to change the rules again. SKY are rumoured to be slashing the money massively for 2021 leaving the game and many clubs in limbo.

Given all of that plus more do people really expect David to keep throwing cash at it in the way they have historically? It's time to be stable and see what happens. If it means going down then getting back up should be a lot easier especially as it will likely be two promotion spots with potentially no full teams to compete with.

And let's be honest this season is far from concluded. If London stay up on this budget and with the steady growth continuing then I hope there will be some humble pie on the menu in the hospitality lounge. If they don't then are people really suggesting Wardy and Langers can't fire this squad through the Championship again?
Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 37 guests

Quick Reply



Subject:
Message:

   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.

Return to London Broncos


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDTEAM
5,150,08167278,5664,559LOGIN
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
YOU HAVE RL CHAT OFF
RLFANS Match Centre
TODAY 10:50
NRL
SOUTHS
v
MELBOURNE STORM
TOMORROW 09:00
NRL
PENRITH
v
CRONULLA
TOMORROW 10:55
NRL
PARRAMATTA EELS
v
SYDNEY ROOSTERS
TOMORROW 18:00
CC2021
CATALAN DRAGONS
v
WARRINGTON
TOMORROW 19:45
 CH
SHEFFIELD
v
BATLEY BULLDOGS
TOMORROW 20:15
CC2021
ST.HELENS
v
HUDDERSFIELD
Sat 8th May 06:00
NRL
CANBERRA
v
NEWCASTLE
Sat 8th May 08:30
NRL
WESTS TIGERS
v
GOLD COAST
Sat 8th May 10:35
NRL
NQL COWBOYS
v
BRISBANE
Sat 8th May 12:45
 CH
OLDHAM
v
WHITEHAVEN
Sat 8th May 14:30
CC2021
HULL FC
v
WIGAN WARRIORS
Sat 8th May 15:30
 L1
LONDON SKOLARS
v
CRUSADERS
Sat 8th May 17:00
CC2021
CASTLEFORD
v
SALFORD
Sun 9th May 05:00
NRL
MANLY
v
NZ WARRIORS
Sun 9th May 07:05
NRL
ST.GEORGE
v
CANTERBURY
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)
Sun 2nd May
CH RND: 4 Newcastle16-28Batley
CH RND: 4 Whitehaven22-30Bradford
CH RND: 4 Widnes46-10Swinton
CH RND: 4 Dewsbury20-30York
NRL RND: 8 NZ Warriors24-20NQL Cowboys
NRL RND: 8 St.George8-16Wests
WSL RND: 2 WiganW38-0BradfordW
WSL RND: 2 St.HelensW90-0Hudds W
WSL RND: 2 FeatherstoneW0-72LeedsW
WSL RND: 2 WakefieldW0-44CastlefordW
SL RND: 5 Huddersfield14-13Leeds
Sat 1st May
CH RND: 4 Oldham16-12Halifax
CH RND: 4 Sheffield20-20LondonB
NRL RND: 8 Penrith28-16Manly
NRL RND: 8 Canterbury10-32Parramatta
NRL RND: 8 Newcastle4-38Sydney
SL RND: 5 Warrington50-26Hull KR
Fri 30th Apr
NRL RND: 8 Melbourne40-14Cronulla
NRL RND: 8 Brisbane36-28Gold Coast
SL RND: 5 Wakefield18-38Catalans
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2021 ROUND : 8
 PLDFADIFFPNTS
Penrith 8 212 60 152 16
Parramatta 8 229 106 123 14
Souths 8 235 124 111 14
Sydney 8 236 92 144 12
Melbourne 8 242 108 134 12
NZ Warriors 8 157 178 -21 8
 
St.George 8 161 157 4 8
Canberra 8 157 185 -28 6
Newcastle 8 137 204 -67 6
Gold Coast 8 182 191 -9 6
NQL Cowboys 8 146 237 -91 6
Manly 8 139 202 -63 6
Cronulla 8 152 178 -26 4
Brisbane 8 122 221 -99 4
Wests 8 130 226 -96 4
Canterbury 8 80 248 -168 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVI ROUND : 5
 PLDFADIFFPNTSDIFFWP%
St.Helens 5 128 34 94 10 376.47 100.00
Wigan 5 111 56 55 10 198.21 100.00
Castleford 5 131 78 53 8 167.95 80.00
Catalans 5 137 86 51 8 159.30 80.00
Hull FC 5 105 58 47 7 181.03 70.00
Warrington 5 144 81 63 7 177.78 70.00
 
Hull KR 5 105 134 -29 4 78.36 40.00
Huddersfield 5 68 98 -30 2 69.39 20.00
Leeds 5 63 99 -36 2 63.64 20.00
Salford 5 68 142 -74 2 47.89 20.00
Wakefield 5 66 154 -88 0 42.86 0.00
Leigh 5 66 172 -106 0 38.37 0.00
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2021 ROUND : 4
 PLDFADIFFPNTSDIFFWP%
Featherstone 3 112 38 74 6 294.74 100.00
Toulouse 3 89 40 49 6 222.50 100.00
Batley 4 142 70 72 6 202.86 75.00
Bradford 4 104 112 -8 6 92.86 75.00
Sheffield 4 106 70 36 5 151.43 62.50
York 4 114 77 37 4 148.05 50.00
 
Dewsbury 4 73 87 -14 4 83.91 50.00
Oldham 4 78 120 -42 4 65.00 50.00
Widnes 4 106 110 -4 3 96.36 37.50
Newcastle 4 90 103 -13 3 87.38 37.50
LondonB 4 74 115 -41 3 64.35 37.50
Halifax 4 119 101 18 2 117.82 25.00
Whitehaven 4 73 115 -42 2 63.48 25.00
Swinton 4 52 174 -122 0 29.89 0.00
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2021 ROUND : 1
 PLDFADIFFPNTS
Workington 0 0 0 0 0
Hunslet 0 0 0 0 0
Crusaders 0 0 0 0 0
Rochdale 0 0 0 0 0
Barrow 0 0 0 0 0
LondonS 0 0 0 0 0
 
West Wales 0 0 0 0 0
Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0
Keighley 0 0 0 0 0
Coventry 0 0 0 0 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Womens Super League 2021 ROUND : 2
 PLDFADIFFPNTS
St.HelensW 2 176 0 176 4
LeedsW 2 140 16 124 4
WiganW 2 90 8 82 4
CastlefordW 2 84 6 78 4
Hudds W 1 0 90 -90 0
WakefieldW 1 0 44 -44 0
 
FeatherstoneW 2 6 112 -106 0
Wire W 1 8 52 -44 0
YorkW 1 16 68 -52 0
BradfordW 2 0 124 -124 0
RLFANS Recent Posts




X