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Fev make bid for Huddersfield Big 3

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The club can confirm that Huddersfield have rejected a treble transfer offer for Crabtree, Ferres and Brough and no further approach will be made.

 

Now there is nothing wrong with ambition....

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What did they offer a bag of coal for each

 

Don't be so flippant. I think Fev and Nahaboo have quite deep pockets.

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What this may do, a little like Salford, is alert players and agents out there that they are on the lookout for talented players. This may make it difficult to sign top SL players in the short term due to their position, but maybe some of the younger lads being released by SL clubs who have potential could go there thinking they could help to drive Fev forwards knowing that they have ambitions for international standard players.

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Would those three not wipe out the Championship salary cap alone?

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Out of interest where has this quote been picked up from? There's nothing on the Fev website.

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http://www1.skysports.com/rugby-league/news/12040/9346122/super-league-featherstone-rovers-miss-out-on-huddersfield-giants-trio

This was quoted on the Fev website on an original press release about the new signing, can't find this now.

Cheers Dave.

As I have said in other threads recently, I am becoming increasingly concerned about the direction my club is taking.

Ambition is a must for any sporting club but it needs to be done in a controlled, progressive way even if you have pots full of money to throw at it. Just have a look at Salford.

Why target 3 current internationals? Are they likely to abandon playing for their country to play Championship rugby?

It's making the club look unprofessional IMO.

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What this may do, a little like Salford, is alert players and agents out there that they are on the lookout for talented players. This may make it difficult to sign top SL players in the short term due to their position, but maybe some of the younger lads being released by SL clubs who have potential could go there thinking they could help to drive Fev forwards knowing that they have ambitions for international standard players.

No, there's a difference. Salford bid for Tomkins when everyone knew he was looking to leave Wigan, it was a serious offer and the player treated it as such. It worked in that, although Tomkins said no thanks, it was done professionally and came across that way. This (latest) move by Nahaboo looks and sounds like a joke.

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No, there's a difference. Salford bid for Tomkins when everyone knew he was looking to leave Wigan, it was a serious offer and the player treated it as such. It worked in that, although Tomkins said no thanks, it was done professionally and came across that way. This (latest) move by Nahaboo looks and sounds like a joke.

Not really that much difference, nobody really thought Tomkins was going to go to Salford, it was an audacious attempt to make headlines and a statement of intent, very similar.

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Crabtree? Really? I'm surprised anyone would want him.

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Theres no way that them three would go to fev although i do think crabtree would fit in well

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Not really that much difference, nobody really thought Tomkins was going to go to Salford, it was an audacious attempt to make headlines and a statement of intent, very similar.

And now we have all heard of Feisal and Dr. Koukash. It's no different to watching the adverts on TV. Should we tell them we don't want their money?...Of course not, it can only be good for the game.

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Not really that much difference, nobody really thought Tomkins was going to go to Salford, it was an audacious attempt to make headlines and a statement of intent, very similar.

I've only spoken to Feisal on a couple of occasions but what's abundantly clear is his enthusiasm, drive and ambition for the club to become a credible force in SL. Time will tell if he succeeds or not but it won't be for the

lack of trying or for the lack of resources

I see the Giants have made no official comment either to confirm or deny the story but Nahaboo has set the benchmark by naming these targets, let's see whether Rovers do manage to land this calibre of player when the time comes. It's going to be very interesting.

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I've only spoken to Feisal on a couple of occasions but what's abundantly clear is his enthusiasm, drive and ambition for the club to become a credible force in SL. Time will tell if he succeeds or not but it won't be for the

lack of trying or for the lack of resources

I see the Giants have made no official comment either to confirm or deny the story but Nahaboo has set the benchmark by naming these targets, let's see whether Rovers do manage to land this calibre of player when the time comes. It's going to be very interesting.

I remember people being dismissive of my club Warrington when we made our first big signing from a top club, Gleeson from Saints. It took a while to win anything from that point, but it all became interesting from that point.

 

Strangely a few years earlier we had signed Langer, Nikau, Walters, Gee - yet this all seemed a touch strange as we were still a very average team playing in front of modest crowds in an old  stadium

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There seems to be a consensus amongst some Featherstone fans that 'any publicity is good publicity'. I'd like to counter their wisdom with the assertion that 'ridiculous publicity makes you looks ridiculous'.

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There seems to be a consensus amongst some Featherstone fans that 'any publicity is good publicity'. I'd like to counter their wisdom with the assertion that 'ridiculous publicity makes you looks ridiculous'.

I'm one Fev fan that agrees with you Terminator.

What have all these brash statements achieved over the last couple of months? Nothing that couldn't have been achieved by keeping things in-house and making considered announcements as and when things have actually been finalised.

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What Salary Cap is the 'SL 2' or Championship operating under?

Currently the Championship is 300k (with dispensations for some clubs)

It would have to at least double for Fev to sign those three. They would probably have to offer 30-40% higher wages for them to consider moving and not forgetting the transfer fee which would be involved.

It's like Salfords 1m bid for Tomkins but on a lesser scale. Just a publicity stunt, did Fev really think they could make Crabtree want to leave Huddersfield? Not a chance.

Fev are not going to sign players of that calibre for a good 3 years. If these type of players are available then Koukash will have them as his pockets are deeper than Fev owners by some distance.

They'll start making reasonable bids for players soon I imagine.

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What Salary Cap is the 'SL 2' or Championship operating under?

Currently the Championship is 300k (with dispensations for some clubs)

It would have to at least double for Fev to sign those three. They would probably have to offer 30-40% higher wages for them to consider moving and not forgetting the transfer fee which would be involved.

It's like Salfords 1m bid for Tomkins but on a lesser scale. Just a publicity stunt, did Fev really think they could make Crabtree want to leave Huddersfield? Not a chance.

Fev are not going to sign players of that calibre for a good 3 years. If these type of players are available then Koukash will have them as his pockets are deeper than Fev owners by some distance.

They'll start making reasonable bids for players soon I imagine.

 

I heard mention that the cap will be £1m next year.  We will be needing a sprinkling of this calibre of player if we are to go up at the first attempt.

 

Was it a publicity stunt?  I believe a geniune offer was made, but I'm sure we didn't expect to receive a positive answer.  It's a clear statement of intent designed to grab the attention of players and agents and of course a bit of crowd pleasing for the faithful.

 

It's certainly got us plenty of publicity, those who think it's joke had better watch out come 2016.  This club is deadly serious in it's intentions.

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I heard mention that the cap will be £1m next year.  We will be needing a sprinkling of this calibre of player if we are to go up at the first attempt.

 

Was it a publicity stunt?  I believe a geniune offer was made, but I'm sure we didn't expect to receive a positive answer.  It's a clear statement of intent designed to grab the attention of players and agents and of course a bit of crowd pleasing for the faithful.

 

It's certainly got us plenty of publicity, those who think it's joke had better watch out come 2016.  This club is deadly serious in it's intentions.

 

 

is it true that they're also targetting the Eurovision song contest in 2017?

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I'm one Fev fan that agrees with you Terminator.

What have all these brash statements achieved over the last couple of months? Nothing that couldn't have been achieved by keeping things in-house and making considered announcements as and when things have actually been finalised.

 

 

The big problem is that it's all a bit like the boy 'who cried wolf' When there is some real news to announce, no one will be interested.

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