Saw the rumor mill had us bidding for Pearce and a couple, of blokes on here backed that as a good idea, well its a hard no from me.
Pearce has had numerous opportunities to sign with us, and has always gone the opposite way, and now that his career is almost over, his contract is only a fraction of what it used to be and he is only getting signed on one year contracts, now he is being touted as a signing for the tigers.
Brooks is our half back, and he is playing well, the club has already signed Madden as his heir apparent and we have decent options coming through in Flegg and SG Ball, we don’t need him.
Besides what would it say about the standards of this club, or our future direction,what sort of club are we that we would find it acceptable to be considered a last chance option for aging footballers with no other options.
Ignore the legacy crap, just like Mitch did. Wayne was a true champion and a Balmain legend…but not a Wests one and certainly not one for the West Tigers.
It won’t happen.
I suspect New Zealand are freeing their cap and will make Mitchell an offer because they need that structure and a first grade halfback. It will either be Mitchell or Shawn Johnson returning.
A part of me would love Mitchell to partner with Brooks. Brooks could really use someone to work with him in the halves and he and Mitchell both play a similar game as I see it. It would have to be a chickenfeed deal with a coaching assistant job for later on. Won’t happen.
South’s, well there may be a possibility there. They have lost a massive talent in Adam Reynolds, I never understood why he was always on the outer there. Mitchell signing for a year then going working with the halves, why it would be the best revenge against Easts wouldn’t it 🙂
Mitchel is a NO from me as a player, but maybe as a halves coach?