NEWS Brodie Croft off

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I feel sorry for him, really. Imagine going from playing in a spine of Slater, Munster and Smith and ending up with Boyd/Isaako, Milford and Macca/Turpin.

Poor guy.

He was set up to fail.

You could argue that a good playmaker can turn a team around but we were so bad he had no hope of success here. I still believe that if we had some older heads (that weren't Boyd/Glenn) and a semi-competent half partner he could have been good for us. Oh well.
 

broncsgoat

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He was set up to fail.

You could argue that a good playmaker can turn a team around but we were so bad he had no hope of success here. I still believe that if we had some older heads (that weren't Boyd/Glenn) and a semi-competent half partner he could have been good for us. Oh well.
Sounds like a perfect description of milf iyam
 

JAHHW

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I think the new rules really hurt his game. Seems to be a much more structured half, where as this is the kind of environment where adlib, off the cuff halves are playing well.
I disagree. Milford is the half you’re describing and he’s been impotent in attack for us for close to 2 years now.

In theory they should have worked, but there has just been so many reasons why they didn’t.
 

Harry Sack

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I disagree. Milford is the half you’re describing and he’s been impotent in attack for us for close to 2 years now.

In theory they should have worked, but there has just been so many reasons why they didn’t.
I could be remembering wrong, but I thought prior to the rule changes he was a considerably better player. That could of course just be the Melbourne magic powder though.
 

Bongo

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He was set up to fail.

You could argue that a good playmaker can turn a team around but we were so bad he had no hope of success here. I still believe that if we had some older heads (that weren't Boyd/Glenn) and a semi-competent half partner he could have been good for us. Oh well.
Totally agree. Our squad balance was so off and still is. Those players could fit in well in other systems but the combination never worked. Add to the leadership vacuum we have had for a long time.We now have a solid 7 in reynolds but our 1 6 and 9 are hardly top 8 at this stage. Staggs, Turpin and Niu/Cobbo are far from established first grade players in those positions. If reynolds gets injured we are in a lot of trouble next year. We need the best players in key positions which we haven't had in a very long time.
 

McHunt

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Brodie's mother-in-law is battling severe Covid:

“Saf’s mum is terminally ill, she has been on life support for the last eight months. That‘s made it even tougher for me. She has been paralysed and hasn’t been able to talk."

“There were plenty of nights where I went to bed thinking we might get a phone call through the night. Saf‘s mum got Covid a couple of days before New Year’s, just after our son was born. She has been in hospital on life support ever since."

“She has copped the worst of it really. I haven‘t seen anything like that. The doctors over there reckon she is one of the worst cases they have seen. That was another part of the decision to go over there and be closer to Saf‘s family. My partner doesn’t have any family here so that was another major reason to make the move to England.”

McHunt
 

Xzei

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Brodie's mother-in-law is battling severe Covid:

“Saf’s mum is terminally ill, she has been on life support for the last eight months. That‘s made it even tougher for me. She has been paralysed and hasn’t been able to talk."

“There were plenty of nights where I went to bed thinking we might get a phone call through the night. Saf‘s mum got Covid a couple of days before New Year’s, just after our son was born. She has been in hospital on life support ever since."

“She has copped the worst of it really. I haven‘t seen anything like that. The doctors over there reckon she is one of the worst cases they have seen. That was another part of the decision to go over there and be closer to Saf‘s family. My partner doesn’t have any family here so that was another major reason to make the move to England.”

McHunt
read that yesterday must be rough on them.
 

Big Del

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Brodie:

“At the end of the day, I knew Adam Reynolds was coming here and a fresh beginning was probably the best option for me,. I was hurt by it, but at the end of the day it‘s a business in the NRL and I could understand why they wanted to sign Adam. They had to do what they had to do and, essentially, I have to do what I have to do."

“When they signed Adam, Kevvie gave me a ring before the news came out. I respect him for telling me the truth, he was always been up front with me in regards to where the club is going and where I stand. It was a tough pill to swallow when they did sign him, knowing he will be the halfback next year. But there‘s no hard feelings, I wish Adam and the Broncos all the best next year.”

“It does hurt me that I wasn’t able to make it work. I‘m disappointed because I felt I could be the answer for the club at halfback. When I first came here, I was really excited about the prospect. I felt I could bring something to the club and I wouldn’t have moved from Melbourne if I didn’t think I could succeed."

“I can’t really pinpoint where it went downhill for me. I have still been training as hard as I can, I couldn’t have trained any harder and at no stage did I give up. I know I gave the Broncos 100 per cent every time and, unfortunately, I didn’t get the results on the field. But for whatever reason it hasn‘t worked out for me."

“The last two years has been really tough, not only on myself but the club as well. If someone knew what the problem was, they would have fixed it straight away. Unfortunately we still don‘t know what the problem is."

“I learnt a lot about myself in the last two years. The captaincy is something I will always treasure. I feel I thrive on leadership and I like to run the show and call the shots. It was a challenge and I will cherish the times I captained the Broncos.”

“I don‘t really know why I was dropped this week. It’s probably a question for Kevvie. I spoke to Kevvie throughout the year about where I stood. We had some clear chats with regards to my future. He didn‘t want to kick me out, he said he would honour my contract and that if I wanted to fight it out for the halfback spot, they were more than happy to accommodate that."

“It hit me a few weeks ago when my manager first spoke to me about potentially moving for next year. I had another 12 months on my contract at Brisbane and I was happy here, but I knew deep down it wasn‘t going to end well."

“Salford were really thorough with their intentions. It‘s a move that’s in the best interest for myself and my family. It’s only 20 minutes from Manchester and my partner Safina is really excited about living there as she is from the UK."

“I certainly believe I‘m up to NRL standard. I would never doubt my ability or what I am capable of on a football field. Just because it hasn‘t worked out consistently at the Broncos, I wouldn’t say it’s been all doom and gloom."

“I‘ve had some good moments here but I don’t think it’s the end of my NRL career. I still believe I have more to offer in the NRL and maybe one day I can come back. I want to go over and enjoy my football in England and you never know, the chance might open up again for me in the NRL. I would love to play another game for the Brisbane Broncos. Every time I‘ve run onto Suncorp Stadium it’s given me goosebumps ... I’ve never taken the Broncos jersey lightly.”

McHunt

I noticed he was quite cold to Albert when they crossed at the side line not even a fist bump .🙊🙉🙈
 

ChewThePhatt

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Brodie's mother-in-law is battling severe Covid:

“Saf’s mum is terminally ill, she has been on life support for the last eight months. That‘s made it even tougher for me. She has been paralysed and hasn’t been able to talk."

“There were plenty of nights where I went to bed thinking we might get a phone call through the night. Saf‘s mum got Covid a couple of days before New Year’s, just after our son was born. She has been in hospital on life support ever since."

“She has copped the worst of it really. I haven‘t seen anything like that. The doctors over there reckon she is one of the worst cases they have seen. That was another part of the decision to go over there and be closer to Saf‘s family. My partner doesn’t have any family here so that was another major reason to make the move to England.”

McHunt
**** me... & I thought staying sober was hard.

Sending love
 

I bleed Maroon

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A lot of players in our general vicinity having horrible luck with family and health issues recently, wtf is going on?
 

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