I don't think being promised a certain position or a spot in the run on side really means all that much. Positions have to be earned on performances for the most part. In respect of Stephen Crichton I suspect in line with his decision to join the Bulldogs he would have been given assurances he will be given every opportunity to demonstrate his worth in the number 1 role. Whether he locks down the position time will tell. Spencer Lenui is a slightly different scenario in my opinion and I think he would be looking at being given assurances he is going to be given more minutes on the field, not necessarily a guaranteed starting spot. I would think with continued all round improvement physically, fitness levels and skill set I would expect Spencer should be looking at 40 minutes game time this season and perhaps the odd start rotating with Moses. Perhaps for selfish reasons I think it would be in Spencer’s best interests to stay with the Panthers as his path to a starting spot is unlikely to be any better at the Dogs.