Gold Coast is hammered from pillar to post in the wake of Garth Brennan's resignation from the coaching role this week.
The Titans are at the bottom of the NRL ladder and the club's own executive chairman has admitted that the future of the rugby league on the glitter strip is turbid.
NRL 360 has now uncovered the wage size of the Gold Coast salary ceilings.
Eight players who have been brought to the club in recent years take up about $ 5 million – more than half of the full cap fee for the 30-man selection.
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"If you look at that list, there are eight names and that comes down to $ 5 million … the salary limit right now is $ 9.6 million," James Hooper said.
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"They spend more than half their salary limit on eight players, two of whom are not even playing in the NRL right now.
"It is clear that the way they did business was completely upside down.
"Whoever takes on that (coaching) job must be prepared to make difficult decisions.
"It's the length of the contracts that matters … Ash Taylor is still signed until the end of 2022."
22-year-old Taylor is under the most pressure, given his $ 1 million price tag and the huge expectations he had at a young age.
But people like Leilani Latu, Bryce Cartwright, Shannon Boyd and Tyrone Peachey all came to the Gold Coast with a lot of money and had trouble paying the money.
"They've made some really bad signings. They've brought Bryce Cartwright there, who had problems, and they paid him the highest dollar," said Paul Crawley.
& # 39; They have paid money for Ash Taylor. They paid a million for potential, and they made that decision with the player they had because he was with the club when they gave him that contract. & # 39;
TITANS FOR GREAT MONEY
Ash Taylor – $ 900,000
Ryan James – $ 700,000
Shannon Boyd – $ 600,000
Bryce Cartwright – $ 600,000
Tyrone Peachey – $ 600,000
Nathan Peats – $ 600,000
Jarrod Wallace – $ 500,000
Leilani Latu – $ 500k
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