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Re: McMeekan

Post by old cas lass » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:31 pm

5k is £416.67 a month or 96.15 a week.
Is 5k worth upping your family, to play in France.
Especially with a small baby.
Seems a strange one.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by Fumper27 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:31 pm

Mucky1978 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:43 pm
All but signed at Cas....
Means nowt until the ink is dry on the contract. Looks like your source could turn out to be untrustworthy

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Re: McMeekan

Post by nottinghamtiger » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:46 pm

old cas lass wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:31 pm
5k is £416.67 a month or 96.15 a week.
Before tax.
But he could have been offered 30k more; it’s all speculation.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by Sharlotiger » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:12 pm

nottinghamtiger wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:19 pm
casjunction wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:10 pm
I would be disappointed if he were to leave.
In his pomp he is a real handful.
Admittedly he has not recaptured his 2017 form but this could be said of quite a few.
The extra cash and the South of France what's not to like.
Good Luck to the lad if he goes but as other people have pointed out we are not short of options.
The thing is that whilst that is true of our many of that 2017 team, most of them were at an age where they should have been at their peak that year. McMeeken wasn’t and he should be better now than he was in 2017. But he isn’t. He’s gone backwards.
If he thinks he’s going to develop more under McBanana than under Powell, then he’s crazy. But I guess money talks, and RL players only get a handful of chances to negotiate contracts during their career.
If he was going to develop even more under Powell then surely he would have done so by now, maybe a change of clubs is just what Mike needs to get his career back on track.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by nottinghamtiger » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:38 pm

Sharlotiger wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:12 pm
nottinghamtiger wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:19 pm
casjunction wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:10 pm
I would be disappointed if he were to leave.
In his pomp he is a real handful.
Admittedly he has not recaptured his 2017 form but this could be said of quite a few.
The extra cash and the South of France what's not to like.
Good Luck to the lad if he goes but as other people have pointed out we are not short of options.
The thing is that whilst that is true of our many of that 2017 team, most of them were at an age where they should have been at their peak that year. McMeeken wasn’t and he should be better now than he was in 2017. But he isn’t. He’s gone backwards.
If he thinks he’s going to develop more under McBanana than under Powell, then he’s crazy. But I guess money talks, and RL players only get a handful of chances to negotiate contracts during their career.
If he was going to develop even more under Powell then surely he would have done so by now, maybe a change of clubs is just what Mike needs to get his career back on track.
Or maybe he is as good as he’s going to get and he looked better than he is in 2017 when we were dominating games.
I can’t think of many players who have left Cas in the Powell era and gone on to improve.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by Andrew6666 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:57 pm

South of France and more money - I'd be gone in a flash. Fair play to him if he's gone, can't really argue with that.
Can't see him developing anymore under McNamara.
Maybe MM has been told he's not guaranteed a starting shirt for us, we do have a wealth of very good second rowers.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by tigerfeat » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:41 am

How well he does depends on how well Catalans are doing if there playing well.and look like they could win a trophy my guess is he will be playing very well.
I thought certain he would go given the other options we have and the fact he was out of contract ,we need another good prop to play with Wattsy if we've prioritised that then we will be a stronger team
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Re: McMeekan

Post by stevieblunder » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:42 am

Mike is an excellent player and automatic starter WHEN FIT AND IN FORM. Last two seasons he has been unpredictable, certainly not always in my starting 13.

Best wishes if he's moving on.
If he stays he needs to get his finger out, give 100% every game and stay focused.
Some games he looks like hes 'Away with the faries'.
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Re: McMeekan

Post by nottinghamtiger » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:59 am

stevieblunder wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:42 am
Mike is an excellent player and automatic starter WHEN FIT AND IN FORM. Last two seasons he has been unpredictable, certainly not always in my starting 13.

Best wishes if he's moving on.
If he stays he needs to get his finger out, give 100% every game and stay focused.
Some games he looks like hes 'Away with the faries'.
My frustration with him has always been that he doesn’t seem interested until we are in possession in the opposition’s 20m. He barely ever takes a carry in our own half. He’s a real ‘edge’ player, but sometimes it’s like playing with two centres on that right-hand side.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by Mysterio » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:16 am

The best word I’ve seen to sum up Mike is when he was called Princess.

Let’s say he’s on 80k here and wants 120k now and Catalans have matched his requirements.

It’s 120/40k more we’ve got to spend on the cap. That could be used to bring In a world class working second rower and a solid extra man.

If it were announced we’d secured josh jones as a replacement or someone just as good, I know who I’d take.
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Re: McMeekan

Post by MrRugby123 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:48 am

I’d take Matt Whitley from Catalan!

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Re: McMeekan

Post by sirocco7 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:29 am

The fact that the club are facing a 250k funding deficit who’s to say he will be placed. They may simply remove his salary as part of cost cutting and squad reduction.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by North Leeds Tiger » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:06 pm

Regarding carries in his own half, they always use him rather than a Prop for the first drive from a kick off if the ball is kicked to the right of our defence.

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Re: McMeekan

Post by derbystiger » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:09 pm

North Leeds Tiger wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:06 pm
Regarding carries in his own half, they always use him rather than a Prop for the first drive from a kick off if the ball is kicked to the right of our defence.
Yep, but when was the last time we saw him make any metres after contact taking that drive?

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Re: McMeekan

Post by Flat Capper » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:17 pm

He's not officially gone yet and the knives are out.

Perhaps his departure will be announced just after we announce Evalds' signing. Mind you, Catalans aren't as shy of announcements as Cas are.
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