RUMOUR Did Brodie Croft just become a Bronco over brunch at a Sydney cafe?

Super Freak

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This will be unpopular in here but I'm going to say this again to all the braindead idiots in this forum who think Croft is the saviour to our problems. We already have a young inexperienced spine which needs a leader so what does the club and Seibold do, go sign another inexperienced half. Let's be real, Croft has had ample opportunity for over 2 years to show the storm that he belongs in first grade there and he hasn't done that which is why the storm are happy to get rid of him. His defence is not that great and kicking game is not that flash either to those who think he has a superior kicking game. If you want further evidence as to why croft is not that good look up @mitchd90 on twitter who seems to know his stuff
Yeah I saw those videos.. But the problem with those is that he only highlights the parts that suit his agenda. You can make any player look terrible doing that. And just like with the Sezer video, only highlights the parts that suit his agenda, he doesn't include everything else.

I am curious as to why you're sitting here calling people brain dead idiots for wanting Croft and yet you talk up a guy that's praising Sezer despite Sezer being no different to Croft.. The only reason Sezer is even in first grade at the moment is because they don't have anyone else. Next season, he'll be back in reserve grade. You would think if he was so good, he wouldn't have that problem.

But there is a reason why he does have that problem, it's because he just isn't that good. Very inconsistent and doesn't really stand up in the big games.

Yeah, call everyone brain dead idiots for wanting Croft and then praise a guy that wants Sezer.
 

heartly87

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Sezer has played like this for a few seasons. Ask any raiders fan. He’s not a controlling half
Yeah I understand this, but his recent form has been good. He was not terrible last night but I would like to see how he goes in the GF, that can make/break a man.
 

Marty Deutschmann

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This will be unpopular in here but I'm going to say this again to all the braindead idiots in this forum who think Croft is the saviour to our problems. We already have a young inexperienced spine which needs a leader so what does the club and Seibold do, go sign another inexperienced half. Let's be real, Croft has had ample opportunity for over 2 years to show the storm that he belongs in first grade there and he hasn't done that which is why the storm are happy to get rid of him. His defence is not that great and kicking game is not that flash either to those who think he has a superior kicking game. If you want further evidence as to why croft is not that good look up @mitchd90 on twitter who seems to know his stuff
We're not brain dead, we're brain relocated
 

Marty Deutschmann

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who do you suggest mate?

croft isn’t a world beater, but as long as he keeps Dearden out of the team (so he can develop in QCup) I think he’s probably the best available.

*because apparently the club doesn’t rate SoS
I don't rate him either. He's way too erratic
 

Marty Deutschmann

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Yeah I saw those videos.. But the problem with those is that he only highlights the parts that suit his agenda. You can make any player look terrible doing that. And just like with the Sezer video, only highlights the parts that suit his agenda, he doesn't include everything else.

I am curious as to why you're sitting here calling people brain dead idiots for wanting Croft and yet you talk up a guy that's praising Sezer despite Sezer being no different to Croft.. The only reason Sezer is even in first grade at the moment is because they don't have anyone else. Next season, he'll be back in reserve grade. You would think if he was so good, he wouldn't have that problem.

But there is a reason why he does have that problem, it's because he just isn't that good. Very inconsistent and doesn't really stand up in the big games.

Yeah, call everyone brain dead idiots for wanting Croft and then praise a guy that wants Sezer.
Confirmation bias 101
 

pagey

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That was almost exclusively because of Papenhuyzen suddenly becoming a top 5 Fullback in the NRL, short of that happening, Croft would still be Halfback. They pretty much had to make a choice out of Croft & Hughes, and they went with Hughes.
Which says it all really, hughes isn't a half back . Maybe something went on behind the scenes who knows but there's questions to be asked.
 

Galah

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Which says it all really, hughes isn't a half back . Maybe something went on behind the scenes who knows but there's questions to be asked.
Is Hughes better in defence? That’s the only reason I can think of as to why he is dropped. They don’t need his playmaking anymore because of paps so they figured they would sure up their edge defence. Just an observation.
 

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Which says it all really, hughes isn't a half back . Maybe something went on behind the scenes who knows but there's questions to be asked.
maybe Hughes gets on better with Smith ... The Storms problem will be when Smith leaves there won't be an organiser in their spine anymore.

from the reports i've read, Croft is a decent game manager ... he just doesn't get to show it as much at the Storm, because Smith demands that role
 

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Yeah I saw those videos.. But the problem with those is that he only highlights the parts that suit his agenda. You can make any player look terrible doing that. And just like with the Sezer video, only highlights the parts that suit his agenda, he doesn't include everything else.

I am curious as to why you're sitting here calling people brain dead idiots for wanting Croft and yet you talk up a guy that's praising Sezer despite Sezer being no different to Croft.. The only reason Sezer is even in first grade at the moment is because they don't have anyone else. Next season, he'll be back in reserve grade. You would think if he was so good, he wouldn't have that problem.

But there is a reason why he does have that problem, it's because he just isn't that good. Very inconsistent and doesn't really stand up in the big games.

Yeah, call everyone brain dead idiots for wanting Croft and then praise a guy that wants Sezer.
What people tend to forget about Sezer is he found himself in reserve grade this year. He got injured, Sam Williams took his opportunities and Sezer couldn’t get a look in again until Wighton went on Origin duties.

I’d only take Sezer over Croft because of his left foot kicking game and converting but other than that, I’m happy to take a punt on Croft who only seems to be out of favour because of the stack of talent the Storm have in the spine. IMO Sezer also seems to be best utilitied as a 6 in the Milford role with a controlling half alongside him. He absolutely shone at the Titans as a 6.

Croft might not be the long term answer but he is as sure as shit better than what we currently have.
 
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pagey

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Is Hughes better in defence? That’s the only reason I can think of as to why he is dropped. They don’t need his playmaking anymore because of paps so they figured they would sure up their edge defence. Just an observation.
Maybe but stats suggest Croft is solid in defense.
 

pagey

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maybe Hughes gets on better with Smith ... The Storms problem will be when Smith leaves there won't be an organiser in their spine anymore.

from the reports i've read, Croft is a decent game manager ... he just doesn't get to show it as much at the Storm, because Smith demands that role
Well from what's been said there's obviously an issue between the two.
From what I've heard and seen Croft is a little more of an instinctive and running half , dosen't like to play to the storms game plan.
That's why they believe there is a rift between him and Smith.
Would love to hear from someone behind the scenes that knows a bit about Croft , some inside knowledge so to speak.
 

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