Again and again and again, Flanagan has proven himself to be a recruiting genius and the Sharks continue to be a beneficiary even this year. Consider: 1) Wade Graham 2) Took Heighington, Gibbs and Beau Ryan from the Wests Tigers. Demanded Fifita to seal the deal and got him. 3) Aaron Woods, subsidised by the incompetence of Raelene Castle 4) Trading James Maloney for Matt Moylan. Maloney is an ageing weak defender in decline, Moylan is all upside and just as good a playmaker. 5) Shaun Johnson 6) Valentine Holmes after the Cowboys said he was too small 7) Jack Bird from the Dragons, then let Wayne Bennett outbid him to acquire him - a bullet dodged with Bird missing 2 seasons since leaving, falling out of the SOO Team and having a short career anyway due to his arthiritis problems. How long until Parramatta beg for his services?