Haskell eyes shock Ospreys switch

Discussion in 'Guinness Pro14' started by snoopy snoopy dog dog, Jan 11, 2009.

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugby_unio...sps/7823118.stm

    Who's in charge of signing players at Ospreys? I presume since Sean Holley is just a stopgap as coach that it's not him who's making the call on whether or not to sign him. Is it Andrew Hore who's charged with adding to the squad? If so, the Ospreys structure seems to be akin to the American sports model of a head coach concentrating solely on onfield performance and a General Manager/Elite Performance Director giving the coach tools to work with.

    If a deal for Haskell can be reached, it'd be another impressive capture by the Ospreys. They're building a powerhouse squad. Hopefully they can increase their fanbase to match such a strong playing department.
     
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  3. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I'd imagine it's just a ploy for him to get a better deal from Wasps
     
  4. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Not good enough to get in their first XV.
    I doubt there's any credibility to this rumour.
     
  5. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Jan 11 2009, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Perhaps. It was reported a few days ago that Haskell is also being chased by Stade Francais. A figure of around 400,000euro per year being offered to him has been floated. Given the likely reduction in the salary cap in the Premiership coupled with the new owner of Wasps stating that the contracts offered to the likes of Cipriani, Walder, Flutey, Rees and Haskell are non-negotiable, it wouldn't surprise me to see Haskell lead a player exodus from the Adams Park based team.



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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/jan/0...s-stadefrancais
     
  6. Hall

    Hall Guest

    I'd love to see him at Sale, we're going to be missing two back row forwards very soon.
     
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    God only knows who would think Haskell is worth £400k a year. There's no end of better blindside flankers out there while he's not a number eight at all (despite the potential he had a couple of years ago).
     
  8. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Jan 11 2009, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Yep, 400k per year is crazy money for a guy who hasn't proven himself and isn't going to add much value in the way of image rights. He's a talented player but in my opinion isn't consistent enough as of yet. He'd make a fantastic impact sub but 400k is a little too much money for such a role!

    Found a link to the figure I bandied about:
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    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/...0936731396.html
     
  9. Bluemoon

    Bluemoon Guest

    Do the Ospreys need another backrower?? Especially one thats going to be involved with England itnernationals?
     
  10. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Must be a good offer.... why else would a player move from the bright lights of the GP to the murky backwater of the ML? ;)
     
  11. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Vambo @ Jan 13 2009, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    It does sound like a good holiday I must admit!
     
  12. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    I'd love Haskell down our way.
     
  13. danny

    danny Guest

    I dont know why everyone is making out £400K for Haskell to go to Swansea is a lot of money.
    Have none of you been to the ****-hole?
     
  14. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    It's be amn improvement on High Wycombe!
     
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