Gordon to sharks confirmed by gould

INJURED Penrith back and former NSW Origin star Michael Gordon will leave the Panthers at the end of the year to join the Sharks.

Gordon, who is currently on the sidelines with a broken leg sustained in round one, has signed a three year deal with the Shire club.

Gordon created controversy in the pre-season when he expressed his desire to play fullback for the Panthers, only to be relegated to the wing despite some brilliant trial performances.

Interestingly, Panthers General Manager Phil Gould made the announcement this afternoon rather than new club the Sharks - reminiscent of South Sydney owner Russell Crowe trumpeting Chris Sandow’s departure to Parramatta last year.

“It’s sad to lose a player of Michael’s calibre, and such a wonderful person,” Gould said in a statement.

“I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone involved with our club, and our fans, in wishing Michael and his family well in the next three seasons at the Sharks. In the meantime, we look forward to Michael recovering from his current injury, and playing more football with the Panthers during the 2012 season.”
The Daily Telegraph understands Gordon was shopped around to rival clubs as a fullback, not a winger.

“We believe Michael can be in the top group of fullbacks and we certainly won’t be discussing him as a winger for his next contract,” manager Andrew Purcell said in February.

"And he will be going on the open market as a fullback if things don’t work out.

“We tried to do his last deal as a fullback, but he hadn’t played a game there at that point and people hadn’t seen what he could do.”


I am seriously going to cry, he is my favourite player of all time I have looked up to him my whole life, I based my game on him (i play at center) and really wanted him at tigers looks like it hasn’t happened good luck to him anyway.

Why is this in the NYC section…?

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really?! how do i move it?

now it’s in the right spot :slight_smile:

Man sharks are going to be a strong side for the next couple of years, but good on them i bet they are glad they arnt lingering around the bottom of the table no more

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Thanks whoever moved it, and I wish Tigers had offered him I really wanted him in our jersey anyway guess gota get over that and Sharks will be in great form for the next couple of years for sure and i can see them as premiership winners and how luck are they? their star five eight is on roughly 200,000 dollars a year we have benji for 600,000 cant he go get a drink lol

So where does this leave Gardner?

release from his contract or to the wing

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