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Bateman

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:39 am

Leaving C.Raiders ...wonder where he will end up
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Re: Bateman

Post by old cas lass » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:23 am

I wonder what went wrong there.
He seemed happy and settled.
Didn’t he get the second rower of the season last year.

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Re: Bateman

Post by Tamworth Tiger » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:29 am

My bet would be that he’s returning home to be nearer to his daughter. No evidence just a view.
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Re: Bateman

Post by tigerfeat » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:31 am

Ricky Stuart moaning it's all down to his agent unsettling him with offers of more dosh bit like what CR did when they signed him...
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Re: Bateman

Post by nottinghamtiger » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:07 am

From what I hear, Bateman was due to receive an increase on his salary in 2021 as part of the three-year deal he signed. Canberra have told him they now don’t have room in the salary cap to give him this, so are allowing him to leave.
As much as I’d like Bateman to be the villain, it seems like Canberra are going back in the deal they agreed with him when he signed.

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Re: Bateman

Post by Flat Capper » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:00 pm

Replacement for Meeks, unless there another update on that thread when I get to it..?
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Re: Bateman

Post by mart0042 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:20 am

Talk of a 500k contract per year for him. He's a good player but not marquee money for a second row.

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Re: Bateman

Post by casjunction » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:18 pm

Not spliting hairs but the 500 K was Australian Dollars so about £370,000 per annum.
In the present financial climate and all the uncertainties, l think he will be hard pressed to get that money from a Super League club.
I know Saints have the money from Thompson and some have people prepared to back the club with their own money.
Still a big commitment when income is far from certain.
I think many players and clubs will be thinking long and hard before handing out large and long contracts.
Just an opinion.
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Re: Bateman

Post by tigerfeat » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:39 pm

Batemans agent who's under investigation himself saying Canberra are in trouble with the salary cap don't blame him
Hard to find the truth with whatever it is these days tho it is believed Canberra paid Wigan $358,000 signing on fee looks like they will get a season and a bit for there money
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Re: Bateman

Post by lurcher » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:55 pm

don't think he'd have got himself an aussie agent if he was wanting to get back over here.
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Re: Bateman

Post by mart0042 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:18 am

Whether it's 500k aussie or UK pounds, it's still marquee money and if u you are paying that for a second row it'd have to be kikau, corner, cam murray or similar.

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Re: Bateman

Post by nottinghamtiger » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:29 pm

It will be interesting to see how he goes under the new rules when he returns from injury.
Not doubting his qualities, but he’s one of the scrappiest players around in defence. That’s always been useful before to slow the play down, but unless he can adapt he’s going to give away a lot of set restarts now.
Whilst he’s a very good player, I’m not sure spending marquee money on a back-rower is good value. Your big money and best players need to be in pivotal positions (full back, the two halves and hooker). Year after year, the teams with the best spines are the ones who are successful. It’s no good having Bateman if your spine is weak. If Hastings leaves next year (you’d think he’ll have to if they are signing Bateman as a marquee player) the only top player Wigan have in a pivotal position is Bevan French (and there are question marks about his temperament and consistency). They won’t win anything with a spine of French, Leuluai, Smith (a young kid) and Sam Powell. They are spending big money in the wrong areas in my opinion (especially considering George Burgess is their other marquee player and he’s chronically injured and gasping for air after 5 minutes).

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Re: Bateman

Post by tigerfeat » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:50 pm

Think it nailed on Hastings will leave interesting to see how well Williams is playing a lot at Wigan were rubbishing him last year
Blake Green leaving Warriors maybe they will go for him to play with young Smith
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Re: Bateman

Post by nottinghamtiger » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:58 pm

tigerfeat wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:50 pm
Think it nailed on Hastings will leave interesting to see how well Williams is playing a lot at Wigan were rubbishing him last year
Blake Green leaving Warriors maybe they will go for him to play with young Smith
Williams is going far better than I thought he would to be fair. I think it’s helping him having another decent half in Wighton, so he’s not expected to do everything like he was at Wigan. It was easy to stop him at Wigan when he was the only running threat the had.

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Re: Bateman

Post by nottinghamtiger » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:30 pm

Bateman confirmed as returning to Wigan on a four-year deal.
Good player, but they’ll be weaker if it means they lose Hastings.

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