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Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:57 pm  

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Big Jim Slade wrote:
Utter balls. The clubs' circumstances changed and he appeared to have lost some of his magic so they entered into a renegotiation of his deal - these happen all the time, usually in favour of the players (longer contract, better terms etc.) but not always. On this occasion Watkins clearly declared that he'd rather try his luck elsewhere so the club have allowed him to leave, mid-contract, for free, to the NRL where he'll almost certainly be on more money. Watkins has, IMO, been treated very well by Leeds in this.


Watkins would rather try his luck elsewhere? No, Leeds were contracted to pay him a certain amount which they no longer wanted to pay him, he was good enough to leave a very good contract so that the club could utilise the salary cap elsewhere, don`t twist it to try and make the player look greedy when its the club that are worming there way out of promises made.
Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:01 pm  
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Yep.


Hes bang average
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Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:06 pm  

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homme vaste wrote:
Watkins would rather try his luck elsewhere? No, Leeds were contracted to pay him a certain amount which they no longer wanted to pay him, he was good enough to leave a very good contract so that the club could utilise the salary cap elsewhere, don`t twist it to try and make the player look greedy when its the club that are worming there way out of promises made.

Where have I implied he is being greedy? The club wanted to try to renegotiate his contract - this happens all the time. Usually it's contracts being extended, this time it wasn't.

Just because Leeds didn't want to pay him what had been agreed doesn't mean they wouldn't have fulfilled their contractual obligations. They didn't try to worm their way out of promises because they're not 9 years old. They tried to renegotiate as that's what happens in business. Watkins could have demanded the terms were stuck to, accepted the new terms on offer or asked to leave. Her choose the latter which is absolutely his right. Leeds could have demanded a fee (Which they would have certainly got) but they agreed not to. I don't think there's a villain here.
Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:19 pm  

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Big Jim Slade wrote:
Utter balls. The clubs' circumstances changed and he appeared to have lost some of his magic so they entered into a renegotiation of his deal - these happen all the time, usually in favour of the players (longer contract, better terms etc.) but not always. On this occasion Watkins clearly declared that he'd rather try his luck elsewhere so the club have allowed him to leave, mid-contract, for free, to the NRL where he'll almost certainly be on more money. Watkins has, IMO, been treated very well by Leeds in this.

indeed, I am far from a Leeds fan (more to do with the Hetherington connection with Hull),but both parties agreed and Watkins gets a gig in Aus, I wish someone would "cast me aside" like that!
Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:29 pm  

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What a farce. Bet Watkins cannot wait to get out of the place.
Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:47 pm  

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homme vaste wrote:
Such a shame for Kallum, a player that has given his career to the Leeds Club only to be thrown to the side without a thought by the club.


Yeah been another poorly handled situation by Sinfield. Leeds fans argue that because of his struggles since he’s returned from injury that not wanting to make him marquee next season. (which was the promise) is fine.

However we filled up our two marquee spots back in October/November with Hurrell & Merrin whilst Watkins was still rehabbing from his injury and we didn’t know how he’d perform on his return....so what would they have done had Watkins returned strongly and in good form from his injury? They wouldn’t want to get rid surely in that situation but they had no more marquee spots to give to him anyway.

When you think about Watkins must’ve known since as far back as November when the 2 marquee spots were tied up to 3 & 4 year deals respectively that Leeds weren’t going to be able to fulfill their promise, may explain part of his struggles if he’s know that for this long.
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Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:36 pm  

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Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:37 pm  

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Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:05 pm  
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Ruune Rebellion wrote:
We are hoping to send him out to our under 16's reserve team.... Leigh

That's just silly talk there ruuBron108 daft lad, he wouldn't even get a game :lol:
Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:02 pm  

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Ruune Rebellion wrote:
Hes bang average
I am sure the amount of times you have seen him play gives you the right to your opinion.
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