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callmack1

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A sad day for sure. Cooky has been a huge part of our club for nearly ten years now and there's no doubt that he was a big contributor to the success we had throughout that period. He's been a fantastic servant to our club as both a great player, a teammate and a clubman. He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet and bleeds Red and Green. Certainly a sad day.

I can understand the uneasiness of the situation. I too have a few doubts if they plan for Pete to fully take over. I think he's going to be fine in time. But is he ready for 27 weeks of quality back-to-back like Cook? I'm not sure. That's a bit of a worry but we do have to trust Wayne, he knows what he's doing.

I also think we have to accept the reality that Cook is no longer in his prime and his effectiveness has been waning for a few years now. His output no longer matches what we're paying him, and I think that's the main reason for this.

While there is a little but of uneasiness, it's still a win-win for both clubs. We now have salary cap space and still have a decent enough hooker. James Hooper estimates that we may have about $1m to spend.

Thank you for your service Cooky, but it is time. We wish you all the best.
 

Rabbits20

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I reckon Bennett likes Smith & he will get him to Sths for next season---get Brandon focused & we have a serious upgrade at No.9 !!
He’s unfit mate and has attitude issues some of his passes are woeful too worse than Cook
 

Hellray

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I would rather give the keys to Petey M and use the money from Cook to beef up our front row stock.

as talented as Smith is he isn’t a dummy half anymore same as McInnes they are lock forwards that can’t pass. And if we don’t get any momentum from the forward pack just like cook this year Smith won’t have the room or space to run and attack and he will be viewed as useless
 

BotanyBorn&Bred

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I would rather give the keys to Petey M and use the money from Cook to beef up our front row stock.

as talented as Smith is he isn’t a dummy half anymore same as McInnes they are lock forwards that can’t pass. And if we don’t get any momentum from the forward pack just like cook this year Smith won’t have the room or space to run and attack and he will be viewed as useless
Mamozuelos is like Illias.
Nice guy, tries hard, just hasn't got it.
Hasn't shown anything special that suggests he does have it.
Smith makes his own momentum. He is a bull.
Trouble is, his lack of discipline is an undeniable risk.
 

BotanyBorn&Bred

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