Mitchell Pearce

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  1. josh2010

    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    apparently Brown is one ove several coaches who have expressed interest in Pearce.

    SYDNEY Roosters supremo Nick Politis has vowed to keep Mitchell Pearce at the club until the end of his career despite attempts to sign Cooper Cronk on a two-year, $2 million deal to play halfback.

    “I want Mitchell to play here until he’s 35,” Politis told The Sunday Telegraph from Athens.

    “There’s no guarantee Cooper Cronk is coming to us but, if he does, it’s not long term.

    “Mitchell can learn from him and become an even better player. We’re not going to let him go anywhere.”

    With the near certainty Cronk will sign for two years at the Roosters, rival clubs are already preparing to swoop on the NSW State of Origin halfback who faces the prospect of playing off the bench or at hooker.

    The Manly Sea Eagles are leading the way, hoping to play Pearce in the halves alongside Daly Cherry-Evans which would allow Blake Green to sign a long-term deal with the Warriors.

    The Cronulla Sharks are monitoring the situation, too.

    “We rate him,” coach Shane Flanagan said.

    EQUATION: This is how the Roosters can afford Tedesco and Cronk



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    Roosters supremo Nick Politis has vowed to keep Mitchell Pearce at the club. Picture: Brett Costello


    “He works his arse off. Maybe he’d be an even better player at a club where it’s not all about him and he’s just one of the team. We’ll see what happens.”

    Newcastle coach Nathan Brown has also spoken to his management about making an approach.

    Not that Politis sounds prepared to back down.

    “He’s got to have faith in us,” Politis said.

    “We’ve been through a lot but we stood by him for a decade and we love him.”

    Coach Trent Robinson and Politis, who returns from Europe on Sunday night, will meet Cronk and his manager, George Mimis, in the next 48 hours.

    The Roosters have already had an NRL clearance to do a deal without breaking the salary cap, although one mid-range player may have to go.

    The Roosters were actually under the salary cap last season by about $200,000 which helps their situation.

    It allowed them to prepay players some of their 2018 money on the 2017 cap which frees up the extra cash for next season.

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    Cooper Cronk is set to sign for two years at the Roosters.
    Pearce now has to decide in which direction to go.

    Does he stay and try to become the complete halfback under Cronk? Or does he demand a release to be assured of playing first grade and keep his NSW jersey?

    It remains to be seen how Cronk’s signing would affect the rest of the players.

    Robinson and Politis believe he will have a similar influence to the great Sonny Bill Williams, who led the way in changing the Roosters’ culture after years of off-field dramas.

    There were more off-field problems this year, with Shaun Kenny-Dowell, Paul Carter, Blake Ferguson and Latrell Mitchell in strife.

    Only Ferguson and Mitchell remain at the club.

    It remains to be seen if Cronk’s arrival would have an impact on the co-captaincy arrangement between Boyd Cordner and Jake Friend.

    He has had far more big-game experience than both of them, having played in seven grand finals for Melbourne, eight State of Origin series for Queensland and 33 Test matches for Australia.


    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...p/news-story/f526aa05769aad587340a1733f88411b
     
  2. Knighted

    Knighted Glen Frendo

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    Knee jerk reaction: Hell no. Not even my diehard rooster mates rate him... I reckon he was outplayed by Luke Keary this year...

    On a side note, If we could get Friend tho... That would be sweet...

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  3. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Jason Moodie

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    Its a no from me.

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    krustykraz Scott Carter

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    It's a no from me. it would be Hodko all over again.
     
  5. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    Pearce turns to sh*t during the big games but he's roughly 10 times the player Hodkinson is.
     
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    Knighted Glen Frendo

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    I'm not sure about that, Hodkinson has won an origin series.

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    mozza Game on broheim

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    Pearce from Rounds 1-26 is one of the best halfbacks going around. Jaelen Feemey looked more dangerous in attack than Hodkinson this season.

    I hate Pearce playing for NSW because he's not up to it but he's a fine club player.

    Doesn't really count for much though because the Roosters don't want to let him go and they don't lose anyone they really want to keep it.
     
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    krustykraz Scott Carter

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    If Cronk goes to the Chooks and they keep all their players in going to put some money on them to get the spoon.
    Surely they'll be breaching the cap.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Jason Hoogerworf

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    If Cronk goes to roosters I think they will keep all, Pearce would be most likely to go due to position and he is a much better proposition than Hodko except for goal kicking. I don't see us getting anything from roosters except maybe a fringe player or two and hopefully that would be a prop and centre that is the more likely outcome
     
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    Frank McWilliams Jason Hoogerworf

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    For the record I believe Pearce is better than any of our current halves but it's a NO for me. I would like us to stick with Lamb allow him to develop along with Watson, keep Hodko for final year to give a steadying influence and assist development but don't see him playing firsts unless several injuries occur.
     
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    danknights Clint Newton

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    Again. Please stop with the Pearce garbage.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And as said elsewhere the Chooks can just fit Cronk in under their cap without shunting anyone. If you believe that I have an old Harbour Bridge for sale quite cheap.
     
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    MisterLevy Danny Levi

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    So apparently...

    1 midrange player
    ($700,000???)

    minus

    whatever the roosters would still have to pay on that contract
    (>$200,000???)

    plus

    $200,000 prepaid from this year

    plus

    maybe another $300,000 next year

    equals

    1 Premiership winning, SOO, Australian halfback.
    (>$1,000,000???)

    They are pretty conservative figures. NRL is a rort. Are my numbers off?
     
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    Treadly Dave Woods

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    NOOOOOOO cant stand pierce and hate having to back him in origin let alone every week

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    Your numbers are okay but Pearce won't go anywhere, other than to dummy half!
     
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    Pearce really is a dummy half :giggle:
     
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    Frank McWilliams Jason Hoogerworf

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    Roosters have a worry in 2019 if Cronk signs, disgruntled current 6, 7 & 9 not getting enough play and no spare money as in 2018 so will be limited in buying while Cronk counts his cash and if don't win comp/GF sorry no refund.
     
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    Wobbles , my spell check through up - Pearce, really is a Dumb Half.
     
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    Wobbles Rod Whitaker

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    Nice pick up - guess that puts me in the same dumb category
     
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    Im not the biggest fan of Pearce by any stretch of imagination but anyone who doesn't think he makes the team more then just marginally better is lying to themselves. I think that's why Brown has expressed some interest.
     

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