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.