The top reasons why league fans turn off the TV in 2021

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Recent reports suggest the Broncos are considering a ten-year deal of more than $1 million per season for 21-year-old Payne Haas, sparking discussions in the NRL community about long-term contracts and whether they are a smart option for the club or player.

Some examples of the expanded contracts signed in the NRL include Cowboys star Jason Taumalolo signing a $1 million per season ten-year contract with North Queensland, and Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans signing an eight-year $1 million contract. .3 million per season signs with the Sea Eagles.

Who benefits from a ten-year contract? On the face of it, it provides the club with assurance that their impact player is not going anywhere, as well as financial security for the player.

NRL footballers don’t have a long career playing in the top league, so locking yourself into a long-term, money-heavy contract seems like a wise decision.

However, there are just as many drawbacks to a contract with such a long term. It is possible that the player loses motivation and hunger after making such a deal, the average annual wage may increase due to salary cap increase, and suddenly a million dollar player is a $1.8 million player in the later years of their contract.

Jason Taumalolo (Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

At the end of the club, it can be a blessing and a curse. You could end up with $1 million plus a year for a player who suddenly doesn’t contribute as he was, and worst case scenario you pay $20k a week for someone to play reserve rank until they redeem themselves.

While there is limited evidence to support these, as these 10-year contracts are a recent topic of conversation, I don’t believe strongly in the instability of these contracts. Four-year contracts can bring out the best in everyone and benefit all parties.

The term “reconstruction” is thrown around a lot in the NRL world these days, especially when referring to the Bulldogs and Broncos. Recently, even the Warriors and Tigers have been thrown into the world of “reconstruction”.

It seems that at the start of every season there is no mention of a rebuild and all the teams are competing for the top eight. Half a dozen losses later: “We are in a rebuilding phase and are going to compete for the final”.

It seems that performing below expectations is part of the rebuilding phase.

Admittedly, the Bulldogs have recruited heavily for a real shot at the top eight next season, and the Broncos have secured Adam Reynolds and Kurt Capewell, but have also missed out on some potentially groundbreaking signings like Nicho Hynes.

I’m not against saying it doesn’t work to rebuild a team from the bottom up – look at Parramatta five years ago. It’s just the term thrown around loosely.

Now we wait until 2022, where the bottom four teams are “rebuilding”.

In 2021 we have seen a lot of skewed games. We see the top six or so teams absolutely crush the bottom half of the table by a minimum of 40. We’ve seen numbers weekly in the 40s and regularly in the 50s and sometimes in the 60s as well.

Experts have mixed opinions, some blaming the rule changes and the speed of the six-again rule and some based purely on the abundance of quality on the one hand, compared to one seriously lacking in all positions.

Fans across the country turn off their TVs at halftime after the points difference exceeds 30 and the match is sealed.

Of course, there are close matches in every round and even the underdogs who come out with a W have the lowest odds of disruption, as are the bookmakers’ odds, some of which have never been seen in the NRL before.

Roarers, how does Peter V’landys manage to captivate his audience again?

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