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Are you thick…? It’s not my word the comments are right here in black and white and time stamped

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

You’re still blaming me for your actions and behaviour… you started up about groupies and bullies and I responded. I didn’t start talking smack about you until you did to me

That’s what happened yesterday, that’s what happened two weeks ago and five years ago. It’s repeat behaviour

I’m not letting your rubbish slide. I’ve been very clear about that. I’m not interested in your banter. Whatever your intent it doesn’t come across that way. I don’t find you witty or frivolous or charming or however you think of yourself. If you think the same about me I couldn’t care less. Don’t keep calling me out…

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

No, not according to me. That is the date stamped hard evidence fact of the matter…

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

But every club should be capable of creating those connections. If a club is sitting back and moaning “poor me” instead of trying to leverage the connections of their CEO, executives, board members, sponsors then they’re not really playing the game

Maybe get proper board members instead of ex players for starters

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

Both great teams

One of the reasons the 95 season is so special to me is that the Dogs beat teams pretty close to these two great sides

The Broncs won in 92, 93 and 98

The Raiders won in 89, 90 and 94 plus runners up in 91

As well as those two they had to face Manly who were an incredible team and made three consecutive grand finals in 95-97, winning in 96 plus the Dragons who made GFs in 92,93,96 and 99

It was an amazing four week run against the best teams of that era. Not a soft game among them… those were the days

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

Also – you’ve made one or two comments about this actual story and what 15 about your spat with me… that’s typical of your daily output

I know you’ll blame me for that too… but I wasn’t here sledging you or whatever until you arrived and got into it…

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

How do you get away from that though? That one day after football someone you’re introduced to who’s not affiliated with the club may be a useful contact

No one really has an unfair advantage on that though. It only appears unfair because some clubs are much better than others

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

It’s the same old song… no one likes or respects you but it’s all someone else’s fault… most people get over that sort of attitude when they’re about 14

Today’s another great example… you jumped in here banging on about groupies and being picked on… apropos of nothing. No one – including me – had even mentioned you

Try letting it go and see what happens…

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

Not misdirection, just facts. You brought it up at 2.56pm and I responded at 3.41pm

That’s not misdirection or distorted truths… you gibbering about China on the other hand…

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

You invent your history every single day… and I’m suddenly claiming to be a black belt martial artist… it’s laughable

Another example… I’ve been saying for two weeks you’re delusional and psychotic and invent your own backstory… now you’re turning around and saying it about me

You’re so messed up

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

You brought five years ago up champ, not me… look at the time stamps and see who mentioned five years first

Inventing your history again Tommy

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

I didn’t have anything… just because four people (and let’s be honest that’s an absolute bare minimum, there have been at least a dozen people take issue with your comments in the last fortnight alone) doesn’t mean I’ve had people join me

You’re universally unlikeable. That’s not my fault

All these years later, you’re annoying behaviour that puts so many people offside is just “frivolity and banter”. It’s not. No one but you sees it that

No one but me engages with you… and I can’t stand you. What does that say about you… have a think about it some time

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

Hahahaha… you are a such a liar…I’ve never claimed to be black belt in anything

You get called making up these tough guy stories from the 70s and your response is “well, you claimed to be a black belt…”

So transparent… such a liar

Oh, and you’re a renowned singer. And you have inside info from Nick Politis’ inner sanctum. And you’ve lost count of how many times you’ve played the opera house. And you’re best mates with anyone who’s ever played with Souths. And you’ve never lost a fight

How’s the peepin Tommy…?

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

I didn’t crack when you and Angry Eagle were into me… I had enough and stood up to you and you slunk away for 18 months with your tail between your legs and came back with a new ID…

It was relentless personal abuse and still is now. I’m only engaging in this rubbish because you got personal about me three days in a row for no reason the weekend before last…

As I’ve said multiple times… you dish it out and then hide behind the “it’s just banter” BS… you’ve been doing it for five years

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

Isn’t that exactly what the thoroughbreds were set up for…?

Although I’ve always thought Wyld Stallyns would have been a better name…

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

No, apparently Tony and AMD are deliberately excluding Souths players from their lists…

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

Can we hear more apocryphal tales about all the fights you won in Redfern in the 70s…?

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

You sure it’s me coming off as butt hurt…?

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

Hmmm…I thought you could dish it out and take it… doesn’t sound like it. Here you are still the only one going on about it

If it wasn’t for the people annoyed witless by you, you’d have absolutely no one responding to your tripe so you should be grateful 😂

If it wasn’t for you annoying people your contribution here would be nil 😂

You’ve never written an article… you’re not really blaming other people for your lack of original thought are you? 😂

See I know the GB definition of banter… stick a 😂 at the end. Turns any comment no matter how inane into instant banter 😂

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

Ok, maybe salary cap* era…?

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

You’re right… but that was the salary cap era… 3.25M 😂

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

I think FOMO was a huge part of it. I was looking to see how much the cap had gone up since the Dragons signed Hunt to see of allowing for inflation made it a better deal

Hunt was signed for 2018 and the cap went up 2.4M between 2017 and 2018 and I recall there was a fear factor that top shelf players values were going to go through the roof. I think the Dragons went early in anticipation of that as well as the other factors you mention… like being seen to be doing something

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

Things have been stated facts on this site for far less…

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

But I don’t think 1.1 was the going rate for an elite half or that Hunt was an elite half… despite the cap going up 600k since 2018, there’s still only one half on more money…

I think the Dragons panicked and paid above market rate for a below top tier halfback. Of note the salary cap increased by 2.4M from 2017 to 2018 and I think that contributed to them overpaying by a significant amount… as far as I’m aware there was no bidding war for Hunt

Anyway, I think we’re describing roughly the same thing but using different terminology and definitions…

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

Problem comes when guys like Schuster and Olakau’atu are up for renewal

If you go top heavy, you’ve got to have the juniors on constant stream to fill the gaps…

What if the salary cap really was just a brown paper sombrero?

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