Rumour: Knights looking at Maloney and/or Cronk

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by Left Foot, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Matthew Johns

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Posts:
    4,024
    Supposedly Adam Reynolds will be free to look around.

    All seems rather stupid really tbh.
    Sharks have Maloney 31yrs old on 600k next yr and seem willing to let him go to pay Cronk 34yrs old 1.2mil ??
    Then Souths are willing to offer Maloney 31yrs old 900k to offload Reynolds 26yrs old on 700k though 5yrs younger.
    Im not a smart man but common sense says thats all rather stupid and ridiculous chain of movement to by a guy for 1-2yrs before he retires.

    I could understand the Dogs moving Mbye on at 750k to fit Cronk in as they are under huge public pressure atm to get a title.
    The dogs getting Cronk on there roster would 100% mean Graham would be free to look around as well.
     
    Jaybro likes this.
  2. Jaybro

    Jaybro David Fa'alogo

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2014
    Posts:
    716
  3. josh2010

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

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Posts:
    6,641
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sydney
    doesnt make sense for cronk. Didnt he leave so he could move to sydney? So not sure he would be a halves coach at Storm?
     
  4. daverene

    daverene Jake Mamo

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Posts:
    116
    Occupation:
    Software developer
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Cronk will retire now
     
  5. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Posts:
    5,011
    Occupation:
    modern burlesque dancer
    Location:
    Sydney
    On who's also rumoured and Maloney, we need 1 old head prop as a pack leader or we are still bottom IMO.
     
  6. Left Foot

    Left Foot Mark Sargent

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Posts:
    1,100
    The only player they let regret going on that list is Maloney.
    And since when we are getting Maloney?
     
    slotmachine likes this.
  7. daverene

    daverene Jake Mamo

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Posts:
    116
    Occupation:
    Software developer
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Private messaging Maloney's lover?
     
    Joey1245 likes this.
  8. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Posts:
    6,399
    Location:
    N/A
    Watching Maloney's defensive efforts in this game. He'd definitely fit in here.
     
    Joey1245 likes this.
  9. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Posts:
    5,370
    Penalties, missed tackles, make him captain
     
  10. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Scott Carter

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2017
    Posts:
    194
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    Northern Suburbs
    Well then neither is Maloney ready for professional footy then cause he is having contract issues at the moment and some say caused Cronullas last defeat.

    It is a known fact that Footballers perform best when they aren't worrying about their future - as businessmen don't make great footballers, the same is said the other way ?
     
    Jaybro likes this.
  11. Joey1245

    Joey1245 Kade Snowden

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2017
    Posts:
    212
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Newcastle
    A professional sportsperson is there to perform with out affect from the outside. Also they have managers to do there business. Also is it a fact or an urban myth that the media reports when they are looking for a story
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2017
  12. Wobbles

    Wobbles Glen Miller

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Posts:
    99
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canberra

    With limited exceptions, few players can take their game from ordinary to extraordinary in a struggling team.

    Perseverance and experience can eventually lead to results, but not always.

    Mentoring, especially on-field, from elite players in key positions (think of Cronk, Smith, Thurston) and coaches who are able to extract more from their players than they believe they can yield far greater chance of success.

    With the (hopeful) acquisition by Wests and (crucially) recruitment of a few key players to refine the outstanding talent we have coming through things will turn around.
     
  13. Ethan

    Ethan Clint Newton

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Posts:
    2,112
    Personally I would like to see Pythian given a shot at 5/8 as he is a half anyway just wether he can stay on the field for an extended period ....Although Kevie Walters says he thinks Cronk will play SOO next year so maybe we are still a chance with him.... however slight that may be ....
     
  14. josh2010

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

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Posts:
    6,641
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sydney
    MAloney to Knights if they can get Cronk?
    Monday Bunker: Will Cooper Cronk replace James Maloney at the Sharks?
    The Daily Telegraph
    35 minutes ago
    COOPER Cronk has been coy about his playing future but Phil “Buzz” Rothfield has revealed the Sharks are seriously eyeing the Storm star.

    The revelation comes on the back of chatter that Cronulla five-eighth James Maloney is looking for a top-up on his $600,000 a year contract.

    It’s believed the Knights have made a major play for Maloney and could table a deal worth $1 million dollars a season.

    The deal hangs on Shane Flanagan’s ability to convince Cooper Cronk to move to the shire.

    “If Cronulla can get him [Cronk] Maloney will be released to go to Newcastle, which I think would be great for the game,” Phil Rothfield said on the Monday Bunker.

    “I don’t necessarily agree that 18 months into a three-year deal that he now wants out but I can understand the Knights would be offering him a million dollars and he’s on about $600,000 at Cronulla.

    “But Shane Flanagan can’t release him until he has a commitment from Cronk.

    “I do know Flanno rings his [Cronk’s] manager George Mimis once a week. I would say it is probably 50/50.”


    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...utm_source=TelegraphSport&utm_medium=Facebook
     
    Tasgirl and Wobbles like this.
  15. Ven

    Ven Tea Ropati

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2012
    Posts:
    251
    i still think cronk will retire and take up a media gig at fox
     
  16. Defender1

    Defender1 Timana Tahu

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Posts:
    3,026
    Location:
    Hunter Valley
    Maloney would be awesome, but, we could sign Jesus to play in the halves and still struggle to control and close out a game!!!
     
    packo likes this.
  17. josh2010

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

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Posts:
    6,641
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sydney
    gets to be in Sydney which is what he wants
    1 last big pay day
    then gets to move into media after

    id hope thats enough to get him to sign for them! only if we get Maloney though :p
     
    Quinny likes this.
  18. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Scott Conley

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2016
    Posts:
    1,110
    How dirty is Maloney going to be if they don't get Cronk though, and instead of getting a release to earn $1mill a year, he is forced to stay at the Sharks and play for $400,000 less.
     
  19. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Matthew Johns

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2016
    Posts:
    4,024
    Id be more filthy that my employer is willing to pay someone else 400k more then me after steering them to hights they have never reached in 50yrs.
     
    EASBay17 and Lockwire211 like this.
  20. Wobbles

    Wobbles Glen Miller

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2017
    Posts:
    99
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canberra
    If the Sharks get Cronk, what other options does Maloney have besides the Knights?

    Unless there's another club desperate for a half, why pay massive overs on a player without a club?

    If it unfolds that way, would offering Maloney an incentive-based contract be a reasonable approach?
    Say 4 years at $800k per season with a $200k upgrade on the next season if we make finals?
     

Share This Page