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#1 fredm

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:53 AM

That SL players and clubs announce signings for next season from weeks before the current season ends yet Championship clubs/players keep it all top secret?

Why can't the supporters of those clubs be informed as to what is happening at their club?

#2 TheTerminator

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:57 AM

There's obviously a disparity Fred, however the close season wouldn't be half as exciting without all the secrecy. I can't wait to find out who's joining us for next season when 2013 is over and done with.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:22 PM

Personally I'm not sure which way I like it! If we knew in advance, maybe we'd get on the backs of those we knew to be leaving and bring down their performances in the play-offs. we hit them hard enough during the bad run that we had, and credit to them for digging themselves out of it. On the other hand, if a team has struggled through a season, knowing that some decent players are on the horizon can raise spirits. There are pros and cons on both sides. Release of re-signings can also raise spirits, just as we have been buoyed by ours. Rumours which come from other clubs' sites can also be double-edged swords, as clubs rumoured to be beneficiaries will be buoyed by the rumour yet can be let down with the reality. Just what the answer is is anybody's guess. Maybe a good time to make any announcement would be once the actual league season is over, sothat during the play-offs everyone will know enough as to how their team is likely to look, whilst still getting behind thecurrent players to give as good a send-off as possible. Then those who are leaving won't be playing in the shadow of their replacements as much.

#4 Chairman LMAO

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:14 PM

I wouldn't expect any new signing news until the season is completed.

#5 Blind side johnny

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:32 AM

Personally I'm not sure which way I like it! If we knew in advance, maybe we'd get on the backs of those we knew to be leaving and bring down their performances in the play-offs. we hit them hard enough during the bad run that we had, and credit to them for digging themselves out of it. On the other hand, if a team has struggled through a season, knowing that some decent players are on the horizon can raise spirits. There are pros and cons on both sides. Release of re-signings can also raise spirits, just as we have been buoyed by ours. Rumours which come from other clubs' sites can also be double-edged swords, as clubs rumoured to be beneficiaries will be buoyed by the rumour yet can be let down with the reality. Just what the answer is is anybody's guess. Maybe a good time to make any announcement would be once the actual league season is over, sothat during the play-offs everyone will know enough as to how their team is likely to look, whilst still getting behind thecurrent players to give as good a send-off as possible. Then those who are leaving won't be playing in the shadow of their replacements as much.

 

 

It doesn't seem to be such a problem in the NRL.

 

Maybe, just maybe, the fans here worry about it far more than the players.

 

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#6 TheTerminator

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:34 AM

It doesn't seem to be such a problem in the NRL.

Maybe, just maybe, the fans here worry about it far more than the players.

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Ridiculous as it may sound, BSJ, I think that's perhaps due to the sporting culture over there. The transparent transfer merry-go round in the NRL has gone on since the days of the Winfield Cup, and fans are simply see it as a normal process. If things continue as they are over here, fans will just get used to it and in time it'll just fade as an issue. Personally, I don't like the current system, as I feel that players should be concentrating on fulfilling their contracts with a club to the best of their abilities - as opposed to considering their options for the following season halfway through a deal.

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