I've got a solution to all these players trying to engineer ways to break their contracts - make them watch from the stands until their current deal expires.
I've got no problems with the Broncos being desperate to bring Ben Barba to the club, but why should they benefit straight away?
If they want him that much, wait until his deal with the Bulldogs expires at the end of 2015.
I don't think any club should be allowed to poach players under contract, which aren't worth the piece of paper they're written on these days.
If Barba wants to be close to his two kids in the Queensland capital, he can go for some nice long strolls along the Brisbane River to fill in time before he's allowed to register a new deal.
I understand his personal situation is a sensitive one and the Bulldogs have received some compensation from the Broncos for his early exit.
But I thought the family would always be close to where the chief breadwinner is.
Maybe Barba's partner Ainslie Currie could have brought some of her family down to Sydney if she wanted to be around them.
The other problem with the Barba case is who's to say she won't turn around in six or 12 months time and want to move again?
Say she wants to go to Townsville, does Barba agitate for a move to the Cowboys? If she goes to Melbourne, do the Storm suddenly have him fall in their lap?
How is any of this fair on the Bulldogs, who have nurtured the kid to become the game's premier player in 2012?
Either way this Gen Y group of players flooding our game struggle to stick at anything. You have tough times in your life, but you don't just throw your toys out of the trolley and give up.
I'm not suggesting this is the case with Barba's own fragile situation - just a common perception of the 'me-first' players of a similar age.
Take Blake Ferguson for example, maybe the NRL should step in and stand him down for a year.
He'll get picked up by someone if he activates a get-out clause in his contract, which he has every right to if the reports are to be believed.