Sport 'You've got me for another year': Fittler confirms contract extension

04:01  03 july  2018
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"How good is that, hey? You ' ve got me for another year ,” Fittler quipped on Monday. "[Accepting the third year is] what I'm thinking now. A lot can happen. Let’s just wait and see what happens. I don’t really read that [ contract ] stuff.

I’m a kitchen dish That can dish it out Quick, tip me over And pour me out I’m short and stout And I’m rockin’ out And I’m knockin’ out With my pinky out And I’m counting down But don’t count me out When you pick me up You won’t put me down Got the whole toon.

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Queensland will need to brace for Brad Fittler coaching NSW until at least the end of the 2020 series after the Blues saviour confirmed his instant success had activated an automatic one-year extension to his deal.

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As revealed by Fairfax Media last week, Fittler's two-year contract will now become three - provided he wants to extend his time in the top job.

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The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive lineman Michael Bennett to a three- year contract extension Friday morning. “When you finally get it, you feel happy,” he said. “ You feel like you deserved it and earned it.” “I’ ve been through it so I know it does,’’ Avril said.

“I signed a multi- year extension ,” he added. If he were to sign a three- year contract , with the player option in Year 3, he could have gotten a salary of about .3 million in Year 1 -- and With Iguodala and Livingston are safely in the fold for another year , Durant’s motives were different this time.

"How good is that, hey? You've got me for another year,” Fittler quipped on Monday.

"[Accepting the third year is] what I'm thinking now. A lot can happen. Let’s just wait and see what happens. I don’t really read that [contract] stuff. I get someone else to read it."

One thing is for sure. The state hierarchy is eager for him to hang around.

NSWRL chief executive David Trodden said the organisation wanted to reward Fittler for the series victory, only the Blues second in 13 years.

"So the contract .. was structured in a way that there was an automatic extension in-built in the contract if he won a series in that two-year period," Trodden said.

"People see the quirky nature and the off-beat sense of humour on the sideline, but there’s a real depth in Freddy's character that people don’t see all the time.

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“He’s relatively a young goaltender when it comes to being a starting goaltender and when you give those young players those opportunities to excel there’s going to be some bumps along the way.” We’ ve got to put them in a position to be better then they have to be better. …

Kerr after the Finals on the impending extension : “I’m going to need it because I just bought a house in San Francisco and I’m going to have to coach for another 20 years to afford that house.” https That resume will get you a healthy contract . He had a distinguished career as a player, too.

"I think people underestimate it a lot of the time. He’s got plenty as a coach, as a person and as a man manager.

"I think the job really suits him and I think he really suits the job. Without getting too far ahead of myself, there is no reason to suggest he can’t be a long-term coach."

Trodden praised Fittler's predecessor Laurie Daley for his input and work leading up to this series win, but said Fittler deserved full credit for ending the Maroons' stranglehold.

The coach's other employers at Channel Nine were also delighted by Fittler's success and factored in his Blues commitments when they re-negotiated his deal with the free-to-air network at the end of last year.

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Maybe eighteen months ago, I called up Sky TV to cancel my contract . I'd had it a year , barely He confirmed it was, and asked if I would like to sign up. Now, I'm aware of the saying about gift horses "Why couldn't you offer me that three months ago? I would' ve stayed as a customer, continued We can't match that, but we can offer you the same package for another twelve months at £38 per

And when do the two sides start talking about an extension ? No matter what, Backlund stands to get a raise and a contract year paired with another set of You may also like. Best of the rest: 2017’s Top 10 remaining unrestricted free agents after Day 1. Get ready for a lot of mistakes to be made on July 1.

The stars continued to align for Fittler over the weekend with injuries to Queenslanders Kalyn Ponga and Greg Inglis.

But he was not overly sympathetic about the Maroons' injury toll, which on top of the retirements of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston has left them decimated.

"I've sat here for a long time and it's happened to NSW," Fittler said.

"You have a great game, then some of your stars get injured or suspended, whatever it is.

"I think [we're] just seeing a little bit of doubt in their camp, and that's something we haven't seen in a long time, and that's something we need to take advantage of.

"I can't really deal with what's going on up there or who they choose.

"Without a doubt losing [Inglis and Ponga], I don't know if it makes them weaker, but it gives our blokes an opportunity to go in and maybe not be as good. They could become complacent, so that's something we need to knock on the head straight away."

Fittler has the chance to make it a 3-0 clean sweep and used the word "emotions" when talking about getting his players up one final time.

A lot of the Blues were down on form when they returned to their clubs on the weekend, something that was not lost on Fittler.

"This one is more of an emotional [preparation]," he said.

"I think they're starting to work out what Origin is about. The game is obviously tough but there is a whole other side you need to deal with that knocks you about.

"It's the drain. They all acknowledge that.

"You can see it in their interviews. They're trying to speak highly of their club. They don't know what's going on. They're scattered.

"They've got so much on their mind and they don't know how to approach [things like] media conferences and what to say. It's all taxing. They feel that. They read it in the paper and if they say something wrong they think they're teammates might read it or their Origin mates might read it. It wears on you."

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