Not really surprised by this to be honest hahaha.Former Great Britain star Bobbie Goulding claims that on arriving in Sydney he was taken to City Ford and given a car. In the glovebox, a brown paper bag full of cash. And it kept on coming.www.todaystale.com
May 23 2020
A THIRD Test star has admitted he received illicit money from the Sydney Roosters in brown paper bags.
Two weeks ago, I wrote a story that Kiwi legends Dane and Kurt Sorensen both confirmed that they moved to the Roosters from Cronulla for undeclared cash in the mid 1980s.
That prompted former Great Britain superstar Bobbie Goulding to call me from England this week to add fuel to one of league’s most talked-about rumours - that the Roosters allegedly paid players down the years in brown paper bags.
“Your story brought back memories of my experience with the Roosters when I came to the club for a short stint in 1991,” Goulding told me.
“I was just a kid and they made me a good offer to come over and play in Oz.
“I arrived at the airport and a couple of the lads picked me up and drove me to (club sponsor) City Ford.
“I’ll never forget it because I’d never had a car before. But it got better. One of the boys said to me ‘look in the glove box’.
“I did so - and there was en envelope with $1000 cash - which was a lot of money in those days.
“I thought it was a bit odd - but I wasn’t going to say no - I was a kid and didn’t know any better.”
For the next two weeks, Goulding claims he met a Roosters staffer and given further bundles of cash in bags.
But things quickly went sour for the Great Britain star.
“I wasn’t in first grade and after that third week, the money stopped coming,” he said.
“I told the club ‘If you don’t pay me next week, I am going home.
“I stayed three more weeks without getting paid, then got an offer from Leeds, and went home.”
Goulding claims the Roosters tried to smear his name after he left.
“They said I trashed my apartment, stole the TV and VCR and didn’t return the car,” he said.
“Look, I’m no angel and did some bad things in the past, usually on the drink.
“But what was I going to do with the TV and video player - take them on the plane?
“And as for the car, I got a mate to take it back.”
Goulding, something of a bad boy in his playing career, claims he is now a changed man.
“I wasn’t an alcoholic because I didn’t drink every day, but when I did drink, I binged and became a dickhead,” he said.
“I’ve been sober for eight years now and would love to get back into the game, hopefully in a coaching role.”
I got this off the Pride in your link Southy, you’re e legend for this. I’d like to know what The_Fanatical_Rooster has to say about the blatant cheating and how it still happens today but they’re just smarter at covering it up!
I have spoken with someone who has spoken to Willie Mason and Anasta and they also said they got money on the side and all as well.
It truly is sickening callmack1 FFFIIIRRREEEE UP BRO I AM GETTING PUMPED!!!!
How good is it to see him back training and smiling?! I also assume that since he's cleared to train, he's cleared to play if Wayne thinks he's ready?