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Jackaroo

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The referee must not hate him. Did you see Mitchell’s hit on Fusitu’a? Not even a penalty. It was 18-6 at the time. Fusitu’a gets ruled out for the game. Tough call for the Warriors

Where are all the Latrell haters now?

“…in front of what could only be a small number of Roosters supporters who will be seated in the corporate boxes…”
Come on. I doubt the number who turn up will vary much from the numbers other clubs are getting nor will the majority will be in corporate boxes.

Parramatta face their toughest test yet against the red-hot Roosters

Hi Timbo,
Right on. 👍

The rarely discussed issue about Latrell Mitchell’s contract situation

Hi Paul,
You’re right in that there are plenty of examples of players signing with a club a year early and serving out their current contract without any fuss. But as you also say the issue with Jai Arrow is an undeserved problem for the Titans and would not have existed in the first place had he not been allowed to sign with Souths a year before his current contract expires.

The rarely discussed issue about Latrell Mitchell’s contract situation

Hi Noosa Duck,
I used to listen to “Talkin Sport” many years ago but now it clashes with work. It’s an interesting point you make about Mitchell turning down what looked to be a secure option for his future. I hope he is able to finally land a deal that offers him both similar security and money. The thing that I can’t work out is if the NRL’s player movement system is so great why can’t at least one other sporting competition in the world also allow players to sign with a rival club one year in advance.

The rarely discussed issue about Latrell Mitchell’s contract situation

Hi Mushi,
Those bullet point suggestions have some merit. I know this sounds dictatorial but sometimes I wish the NRL could implement changes to their rules and procedures without having to get the approval of “stakeholders”. If the NRL have got a good breadth of strategic thinkers on their commission and people within the administration capable of implementing the commission’s strategy I would have hoped that was all that was required to make changes to the competition they have been entrusted to run. I believe the commissioners are subject to elections so they are answerable for their decisions. Often the best organisations implement best practices without getting bogged down in compromise.

The rarely discussed issue about Latrell Mitchell’s contract situation

Hi blah blah,
I think you’re right that there may very well have had issues between the Roosters and Mitchell prior to the club withdrawing their contract. However, if there were issues festering prior to the end of the 2019 season I wonder why the club still offered Mitchell a reported contract of $800,000 a season only a couple of weeks after the grand final?

The rarely discussed issue about Latrell Mitchell’s contract situation