The NRL CON-tract

14 Aug


An NRL contract walks into a bar and asks,

‘Have you seen Blake Ferguson or Josh Dugan’?

Barman says,


NRL contract says,

That makes two of us.


For years the significance of a contract or its binding nature has been whittled away to nothing.  No longer do players believe they have to honour a contract with the club or fans. Instead they throw a tantrum and attempt to pull on the heart strings by claiming ‘compassionate grounds’. All compassionate grounds gives the players is a simple out and a convenient ‘disorder’ to hide behind.

I have said it before and I will say it again,


Yeah fellas, life is too hard and you need to get away or go back home. I understand that training 3 times a week and getting paid millions can be hard sometimes.

Are the current day Rugby League players kidding themselves? What a bunch of weak minded mummies boys.

The latest has been Ben Barba, Blake Ferguson and of previous months,  Josh Dugan.

Barba wants to head back to Brisbane for family reasons, off the back of some disgraceful behavior behind closed doors at the Bulldogs. Ferguson wants to head to Sydney to have the ‘puppet master’ Mundine control his life because he can’t stop drinking and touching and Dugan was sick of being told what to do at Canberra so, like the prisoners in ‘H block’, he held a ‘roof top coup’ (with none other than Blake Ferguson) until he was released from his contract

These players should  not be granted a thing. They should be told (in Dugans case ‘been told’) in no uncertain terms that they will fulfill their contract  in the top grade or in the NSW Cup. What these children, posing as men, need to understand is that they are adults. In the adult world when you sign a contract and accept a ridiculous amount of money, then you are entering into an agreement. An agreement that is legally and morally binding. It seems the only  ‘contracting’ the NRL players seem to fully commit to is an STD after  a big night out.

Now these money grubbing scumbags will sign a 5 year contract because they see the big dollar sign attached to it. But they disregard the fact that they may be away from home for 5 years. A soon as they break up with their partner, have a drinking episode, miss their mates from school or have a bad game they reach for the Kleenex and the telephone and start the process of running away.

Let me tell you fellas. There are thousands, dare I say millions of Australians living away from home because of work. They will do years away from family and friends just for an opportunity to find employment and in some cases for a promotion. Immigrants leave their families for the chance to find employment in Australia and hopefully a better life. You are being paid millions of dollars to be stay where you are and you still cry foul. You all need a good kick up the arse! Life can be easy and life can be hard. It ebbs and flows and you have to take the good with bad. If this means dealing with loss of a relationship, friendship, family or money then you ‘man up’. get help and deal with it. You don’t cash your chips in and walk away.

Ferguson if you love ‘Uncle Choc Choc’ so much get him to move to Canberra and live down there. He isn’t on contract. He is free to move anywhere. But we all know this wont happen because it doesn’t suit you or ’Don King’, sorry, I meant  Mundine. The Canberra Raiders have supported Ferguson on each of his unruly escapades. They stood by him in his darkest moments and the loyalty he shows is a request to leave the club. What a tip rat! Ferguson should just direct all questions to Mundine because it obvious that he now speaks for him

The NRL board and the clubs have made this kind of behavior acceptable. Now you can walk away from a club or be sacked for disciplinary reasons and just pick up where you left off.

Josh Dugan did just that. He and St. George Illawarra are reaping the benefits.

This has to stop.

Make these player accountable.

Ok you want a release? You got it.

But you are not able to be signed by any club in Australia. That way the fans and the club are not disadvantaged by having this player play against them a month later and it also binds the player to his contract. It further teaches them a full understanding of commitment.  The only option will be to play in the UK or switch to Rugby. No worries. See you later. They will take a bigger pay cut and chances are they won’t successfully make the switch. I would prefer to be rid of these adolescents than support their behavior.

I am not sure if anyone has noticed but for all the crap and drama that these players create off the field the standard of on field play has been woeful. I have not watched a full game in 5 weeks. In all my years of supporting Rugby League I have never been so bored. Ok I will admit Dugan has been playing well as has Ferguson, but what about the disruption to the teams. There has been weeks or months without them playing. I actually hold Ferguson responsible for NSW losing the Origin series. So for all their talent, what quality and consistency do you really get?      Barba falls into the same category. As long as this guy is happy and being pandered to then he plays well. As soon as his jenga tower falls over he is as useless as Ben Pomeroy. As a result the playing group suffers. Guys train their butts off to make the NRL only to have the likes of these guys walk in and take the spotlight with their ‘days of our lives’ behavior. I say get rid of all these  under performing and over paid Prima Donnas. They are all talented men with unreliable minds. They are selfish on and off the field and have no place in a team environment.

It is about time that the NRL start to look after their brand. At the moment they house and promote delinquent behavior in fear they are going to lose a superstar. Well sometimes you have to take a hit to move forward. The first step is to get them to honour their contracts. If they don’t then there has to be repercussions not reward.

Rant On

One Response to “The NRL CON-tract”

  1. Geo Walton August 18, 2013 at 4:03 am #

    Please go work for the NRL. You understand what is happening. I’m dying inside, as I’m a Raiders supporter.

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