Captain-coach reaches 200 pounds on eBay

UPDATE, 1PM THURSDAY: Stranded Lower Clarence Magpies coach Ryan McGoldrick has surpassed the £200 mark as he looks to sell his playing services on eBay.

With more than nine days left in the bidding time McGoldrick has already attracted 17 bids as he looks towards his uncertain future after the Magpies withdrew from the 2016 NRRRL season. 

The eBay advertisement was altered overnight with the focus switched to a pair of McGoldrick's vintage boots. 

But the captain-coach has promised buyers that he will "wear them free as charge". 

"Because the boots are quite old and a little smelly as a reward and probably for the safety of the winning bidder I will offer to wear them free of charge," the listing reads.

 >> Click here to check out 1981 Antique Rugby League Player Ryan McGoldrick on eBay

Ryan McGoldrick - new captain coach of Lower Clarence Magpies.Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Ryan McGoldrick - new captain coach of Lower Clarence Magpies.Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

RUGBY LEAGUE: He may be used, have surface scratches and be 1981 vintage but he is also revolutionary. What was meant to be a long season with the Lower Clarence Magpies turned to ruin for Ryan McGoldrick last week but now the former Cronulla Shark has become the first league player to sell his services - on eBay.

"It is a bit of fun but it also gives the opportunity to see what sort of interest is out there," McGoldrick said. "It will sort of create some awareness that I want to play footy for someone."

McGoldrick has not ruled out plying his trade with a local club but said he would remain at the Magpies to assist with the Under 18s roster.

"At this time I have absolutely zero plans," he said.

 

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>> Click here to check out 1981 Antique Rugby League Player Ryan McGoldrick on eBay

 

 

FOR SALE: screenshot of Ryan McGoldrick's ebay auction
FOR SALE: screenshot of Ryan McGoldrick's ebay auction

WHAT YOUR MONEY BUYS YOU

"You are bidding for the playing services of a used (234 games) but well-maintained rugby league player. Played a variety of positions but now most probably suited to the halves.

"I have had six previous owners (Cronulla Sharks, NSW Waratahs, Castleford Tigers, Hull FC, Salford City Reds and DPC Roosters) and am now looking for a new owner. I have been serviced regularly and come with a full service history (google).

"Am currently based in the Northern Rivers region of NSW but as postage and housing is at buyer's expense relocation is possible.

"So the bad bits ... In the past I have been known to not see eye to eye with the odd referee and my judiciary history is quite extensive however as I have gotten older those problems are now behind me."



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