Cronk retiring at end of season

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  1. Diesel

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    Apey Moderator Staff Member

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    People loved to refer to him as the shittest of the big 3 during his Storm days but I sure would have loved him at my club for the last decade.

    Ironically ended up having the best career of the 3 too.
     
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  3. Life's Good

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    Quality player, quality person, quality wife - what more could you ask for?

    Seriously though, hes been a very good player for a long time and leaves with a record that would be the envy of many so called 'superstars'. Good luck in retirement.
     
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    Different kind of Rabbit Moderator Staff Member

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    Not the announcement I thought he was going to make but anyway... I'll guess he'll do that once he finally feels confident enough.
     
  5. carcharias

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    Got owned by Chad Townsend in the only game that’s ever mattered.
     
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  6. Delboy

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    Great player and decent person, the Roosters will be rewarded with a player that signed for unders at $500k will free up $1million when he retires, that's how it works with the NRL and the Roosters , situation normal :)
     
  7. AlwaysGreen

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    f**k off attention whore.

    Always thought he was smarter than others but we all know with a name like coopercronk he was just an upstart bogan.
     
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    Should free up enough money for TPJ, Ponga, DCE and Taumalolo.
     
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    I thought he was the smartest of them by far, great playmaker and seems like a top bloke. We're still trying to fill the gap he left.
     
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    Great player.
     
  11. Cockadoodledoo

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    I think he will wait until after retirement before announcing what a bunch of low lives the South Sydney club and their supporters really are. The scum of society.
     
  12. Cockadoodledoo

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    Chad Townsend wasn't playing for the Storm.
     
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    Even when he was a Storm/QLD I liked Cronk. Very smart player and came off as a genuine good guy.
     
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    Immortal in my book if only because he gets to slam Tara Rushton every night
     
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    While everyone else around him was getting the plaudits, I thought he was the key figure for years in the very successful Qld, Aus and Melbourne sides.

    Not the fanciest player, but a player that you can build a team around, and who executed gameplans to perfection.
     
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    You spelled Matt Orford wrong.
     
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    https://www.triplem.com.au/story/th...ng-thats-ever-been-said-in-rugby-league-44573


    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/nr...ing-it-all-away-for-love-20170929-gyr9a1.html
     
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    That was the other game that mattered.

    I must say Cronk Grand final games have been .... underwhelming.
    Orford
    Townsend
    Both got him.

    The game against the cowboys was a write off .
    No Thurston and the cowboys were completely gassed two games before the GF
    Even last year
    He may as well have not even played ... he did pretty much nothing on account of injury.

    Yep
    He is shit.
    :grinning:
     
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    Cooper Cronk's retirement will free up money needed to retain Latrell Mitchell for the next seven years after 2020, and Luke Keary and James Tedesco for the next five years after 2020. At the same time, as halves coach, Coops will be nurturing and mentoring Lachlan Lam into a top quality half, capable of helping the Roosters win their third Grand Final in a row in 2020.
     
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