Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Fury well below the Salary Cap?

If you take out marquee Robbie Fowler and Jason Culina from North Queensland and Gold Coast United..the quality of the players being signed by the Gold Coast, compared to Townsville one can only assume that either Gold Coast have found away to smash the salary cap...or North Queensland can't afford to spend anywhere near the Cap.

Ryan Griffiths signed for Gold Coast this week, adding to an impressive list of Shane Smeltz, Jess Van Stratton (bolter for the World Cup?) Adam Griffth, Joel Porter, Tahj Minniecon, Michael Thwaite all who would presumably costalot for various reasons.

Whereas the Fury has who of the above calibre?

I'd argue only Robbie Middleby would collect a decent wage, possibly Ufuk Talay although I suspect both are being overpaid to attract them North.

The rest? Well not too many salary cap concerns, but perhaps more worryingly is the level of finance the Fury has and the likelyhood of many thrashings as they finish a dismal last.

Still time, but either the Fury has no money, or players aren't going north for some reason. I think it's the first. Both squads listed below.

Goal Keepers
Scott Higgins
Jess Vanstrattan Defenders
Adam Griffiths
Daniel Piorkowski
Kristian Rees
Michael Thwaite
Bas Van den Brink

Robson Alves da Silva
James Brown
Zenon Caravella
Jason Culina
Jefferson de Souza Pinto
Steve Fitzsimmons
Richard Greer
Matthew Osman
Steve Pantelidis

Andrew Barisic
Milson Ferreira Dos Santos
Tahj Minniecon
Joel Porter

Fury Squad?

Goal Keepers
Justin Pasfield

Beau Busch
Robbie Middleby
Jacob Timpano

Fred Agius
Chris Grossman
Paul Kohler
James Robinson
Ufuk Talay
Marton Vass

Brendon Santalab

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