Where is Cooper Cronk going?
Ok I know that now we have signed Reynolds, Cronk is not an option. (I had thought put Cronk at half, Brooks at 5/8 and make him learn).
Now CC is the brains behind the Storm attacking structure, he is a key part of their team and even at 34 I would imagine that teams would want to jump on him. But:
Manly have DCE, We have Reynolds+Brooks, Sharks Moloney+Townsend, Rabbits Reynolds, Knights Hodgkinson, Bulldogs Foran + ?, Dragons Widdop + Hunt, Eels Gutherson + Norman, Panthers Cleary + ?
Why does this matter to the Tigers? Because whoever signs him is going to be a bomb team, but will have to shed players. I can’t imagine him going begging, I just can’t. Everyone will want to offer him a coaching assistant role, but the 2 year contract is what he will want and the clubs will shirk that.
But I can only see the Dogs, Eels and Panthers putting their hand up for him. Maybe the Rabbits at a stretch if Reynolds can be demoted to 5/8 but I doubt this. I also can’t see the Dogs having more money for Cronk…
So who do we want to raid in the Eels or Panthers? (or any other team crazy enough to sign two halfbacks?)