Just to summarize this forum’s opinions on our incumbent halfback options:
- Miller; mixed reviews, simply isn’t getting a go
- Humble; not bad but probably is not the long term option we all want
- Anasta; should play lock next year, is no halfback panacea anyway
- Moltzen; good utility value but not a class halfback.
- Chisholm; where is this guy?
What can we do to fix this massive hole in our team? My solution - or OUR solution if you will: WT FANS ACT AS A CONGLOMERATE AND BUY A HALFBACK FOR THE TEAM - AS A THIRD PARTY SPONSOR.
Go with me on this: let’s take Daly Cherry-Evans for example (because he would be perfect) -
Q - what is stopping WT buying his services?
A - Money (Obviously). WT would not be able to fit DCE under the salary cap without the aid of a third party sponsorship agreement.
Q - how much would a third party sponsorship need to be worth to attract DCE? i.e. what would the club’s shortfall be?
A - no idea, could be anywhere from $100k-$300k.
For the sake of argument let’s say the shortfall is $200k…… (Now stay with me here)… By obtaining a mere $100 from 2,000 WT fans we could raise the $200k and therefore cover that shortfall!
WE (AS WT FANS) SHOULD ESTABLISH OURSELVES AS A THIRD PARTY SPONSOR AND GET DCE
My idea is completely raw and probably has heaps of holes in it, but is this an actual, viable option?
I’d appreciate real opinions and constructive feedback (without mocking if that’s possible).