Move not all about the money for Sandow

Despite many Souths fans being irate about the move, claiming it is a betrayal by their halfback Chris Sandow to join the Eels, the young halfback claims that it is not only about the money.

Whilst many believe money is a key behind it, Sandow has denied this, and he has a young family to think about, with three kids and a wife to look after.

The decision has been taken poorly by the Bunnies, with Souths releasing a media statement this morning, expressing their disappointment in Sandow leaving the club.

Their irateness and disappointed nature was further escalated, when owner Russell Crowe tweeted this morning, that the deal was $550k a season, despite talk that Eels officials laughed it off.

When asked about the figure, Sandow said he had not heard about it, as he does not really tend to use technology all that much.

“I don’t have twitter mate, it’s too much technology for me, so I don’t know what he’s saying on there,” he said.

“No it’s not about the cash. I just want a new journey, new start for my life and hopefully I play good footy there, but I’m still a South Sydney Rabbitoh until the end of 2011,” said Sandow after training at Redfern Oval on Wednesday.

“I’ve been at Souths so long now and I appreciate Souths for giving me the opportunity to play NRL.

“Heaps of people have been talking to me about not leaving Souths but I have to do what’s best for me and my family and I have three little kids now so I have to look after them before me. In saying that I’ve still got to love myself before others.”

Despite talk that Souths owners were displeased with the move, Sandow denied this.

“He had a few words to me, he basically wanted me to stay but he said what’s best for me.

“He’s going to be upset but he’s there on the side just to talk to me, giving me a hand. He said if I go ahead and go to Parramatta he’ll still be my mate, but it’s my choice.”

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