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The injured for two years thing was and is complete bollocks. Look how much patience the club showed over Manfredi and his injury.Caboosegg wrote:At the time he had been injured for nearly 2 years and was not worth his wage. Hindsight agrees we should have kept the term but at the time it would have been like offering lockers a marquee.fozzieskem wrote: ↑Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:33 amExactly if IL had give him what he wanted I'm sure he'd have stayed but no try to do this gs on the cheap
It’s rugby league, players get injured and you don’t bin them off once they are fit again which he was or ask them to take a pay cut from the contact you agreed with them especially when they are arguably the best player in the competition.
It was blindingly obvious at the time IL had just dreamt that excuse up to justify getting rid and people fell for it.
It was just more of the same sort of spin he comes out with when a player goes to the NRL. The public statements IL made which boiled down to him no longer being worth the money the club agreed to pay him were outrageous. I have never seen a Wigan chairman publicly slag off a player like that as long as I have been following the game.
Losing players to the NRL was one thing but managing to lose your best player to a rival SL club is just incompetent.
Les Cats have put together a very good squad which includes some very good ex Wigan players while our chairman is reduced to signing players like Thornley. IL is useless when it comes to squad management.