Paul Gallen and Mark Levy clash heads over NRL transfer window
Paul Gallen has raged against the speculation and whinge machine on NRL player movements, decrying the battle for a fixed transfer window in the collective bargaining agreement.
Players’ ability to sign well in advance for rival clubs and end-of-contract speculation caused friction between Gallen and co-host Mark Levy. Gallen is convinced a transfer window won’t change the ongoing feud between clubs, player managers, and ever-present speculation merry-go-round.
“I’ve been here for 20 years, it’s professional sport, they can’t sign a year out from their contract, that’s it, let it go, that’s the way it should be. I’m sick of hearing the carry-on”, he ranted to Levy on Wide World of Sport.
Levy is convinced a fixed transfer window would help end the all-encompassing media speculation, but Gallen isn’t having a bar of it, believing it’s just part and parcel of the game.