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  • Is anyone else here completely stupefied that we haven’t made a really serious play at Cronk?
    The most influential position in Rugby League is the halfback and we have arguably had the competition’s weakest for 4 years and likely at least a few more.
    Meanwhile, the best halfback (bar JT) is looking at offers and we stay silent? WTF!

    Side note: please let’s not make this an argument about Brooks. Like the rest of us, I badly wanted for him to blossom and despite better judgment I was actually pleased we re-invested in him by re-signing him. It was romantic and with wholly good intention. But he hardly developed and we can blame other factors (like no forwards, poor coaching, anything) but we need to face up the fact that the investment in Brooks has not paid off. Nor is it looking like paying off, and we are stuck with him for the near future.

    But we don’t need to be.

    • Cronk would fix our kicking game.
      He would be a half who could commit to tackles.
      He would be a leader.
      He would call plays. Actual plays that might come off.
      He is a winner.
      He has experience.
      He has an unbelievable work ethic.
      He isn’t flashy, but he would bring the crowds.
      He would have to be THE best possible person to influence our youngsters.

    I honestly can’t think of any negative. Even one year of Cronk is better than the alternative.

    Please don’t tell me we don’t have the cap space. If Roosters, Broncos, Sharks can find a way to pay their players then so can we.
    If you can guarantee Nathan Cleary is coming here then that would be one thing, but in the interim why in hell haven’t we thrown the bloody chequebook at this guy! It honestly beggars belief.

    He might want a glamour club, but make him an offer he just can’t refuse! Pay overs! Pay anything!

    Tigers getting him, or at least making a real play, would signal real intent and give us fans something to truly be excited about. Cronk is something else. It would mean so much.

    Tigers management we implore you.



  • I thought the exact same for a while. Cronk struck me as a guy who would want a new challenge. He has literally achieved everything there is in Rugby League on multiple occasions. What is the point of going to a club like the Roosters? They have no real fans, no real heart, they are just a glamour club who are close to buying another premiership…

    Then I remembered he played at Melbourne his entire career. He doesn’t care about fairytales or real challenges. He will take the easy route to another premiership ring.



  • No thanks. Now if Thurston YES please ……



  • I agree with you completely bs, but who knows if we haven’t already made him an offer and he just plain refused it? He seems pretty intent on joining the Roosters or perhaps even Cronulla - teams that already have good rosters and where he can just settle in with rep players all around him.



  • If you’ve only ever driven a BMW convertible would you ever consider a Kia as your next car…?



  • If Cronk joins WT, I will finally renew my whole families membership after promising myself not renew till things started to improve.



  • No… We just makin up the numbers



  • Whilst Cronk is a good player, no doubt, im just not sure he is the next immortal that some make him out be be.

    He is not going to play on at a ‘weaker’ club, because he just isntvthat good and im sure he and his management know that.

    He can only do things one way, and when he doesnt get good service or play behind a big pack, he is no different to others. He has benefitted greatly from playing in thatvteam in this era. Made him look way better than he is, and good on him for that.



  • I doubt we have the cap space. If he announced he was playing on when he announced he was leaving the Storm, while the “big 4” weren’t signed, I’m sure we’d have thrown the kitchen sink at him. Instead, he heavily implied he was hanging the boots up. Even Pascoe amd Cleary came to that conclusuion in one of their Q&A’s. As a result we went out and spent most of our cap.



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    I doubt we have the cap space. If he announced he was playing on when he announced he was leaving the Storm, while the “big 4” weren’t signed, I’m sure we’d have thrown the kitchen sink at him. Instead, he heavily implied he was hanging the boots up. Even Pascoe amd Cleary came to that conclusuion in one of their Q&A’s. As a result we went out and spent most of our cap.

    Spent it all on who? Reynolds, Matulino, McQueen and Fonua?
    You believe that? We don’t even have one marquee player. There is just no way I can fathom that we have spent our mythical "cap " while Roosters, Broncos, Sharks et al still have space. Give me a break.


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    My head hurts…



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    I doubt we have the cap space. If he announced he was playing on when he announced he was leaving the Storm, while the “big 4” weren’t signed, I’m sure we’d have thrown the kitchen sink at him. Instead, he heavily implied he was hanging the boots up. Even Pascoe amd Cleary came to that conclusuion in one of their Q&A’s. As a result we went out and spent most of our cap.

    Spent it all on who? Reynolds, Matulino, McQueen and Fonua?
    You believe that? We don’t even have one marquee player. There is just no way I can fathom that we have spent our mythical "cap " while Roosters, Broncos, Sharks et al still have space. Give me a break.

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    My head hurts…

    Hey why was my post from last night deleted?..… Or did I just forget to hit ‘submit’? 😝



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    I doubt we have the cap space. If he announced he was playing on when he announced he was leaving the Storm, while the “big 4” weren’t signed, I’m sure we’d have thrown the kitchen sink at him. Instead, he heavily implied he was hanging the boots up. Even Pascoe amd Cleary came to that conclusuion in one of their Q&A’s. As a result we went out and spent most of our cap.

    Spent it all on who? Reynolds, Matulino, McQueen and Fonua?
    You believe that? We don’t even have one marquee player. There is just no way I can fathom that we have spent our mythical "cap " while Roosters, Broncos, Sharks et al still have space. Give me a break.

    Add Packer - the price you have to pay when you are trying to get off the bottom of the ladder.



  • I would love Cronk to play for a struggling side, put this “is he really any good?” nonsense to bed. It’s like when Bennett took over Dragons and Knights…yes he is a god, no maybe not a god but still quite good, wait he’s back at Brisbane… yes he’s a god again.


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