Shaun Johnson could be squeezed out of Cronulla by salary cap

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The Cronulla Sharks face the prospect of being without star signing Shaun Johnson for the start of the NRL season as the salary cap investigation drags on.

Brent Read from the Australian reports NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg informed the club this week that the outcome of the probe may not be known until the end of February.
It would leave the club with little time to become salary cap compliant, should they be hit with a substantial penalty as has been widely speculated.
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The Sharks could be forced to shed players to bring them under the cap with Johnson, the last player signed by the club, facing the possibility of being ruled ineligible for round one.
Johnson could also be forced into the open market with the Parramatta Eels and the Wests Tigers among the limited options available due to salary cap space.
Here we go, second chance draw, and this time we have Moose and possibly Kahu's money available to throw around.

6. Milford
7. Johnson

14. Nikorima

I dunno boys, something about this just screams "obvious".
 

Morkel

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No. He’d still cost a lot and the Broncs have the best young team in the comp with a million halves coming through. The current two are also very good and will surprise a lot this season. Johnson is too similar to both Milf and KNik. Considering what would be his price tag, it isn’t worth it.
 

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No. He’d still cost a lot and the Broncs have the best young team in the comp with a million halves coming through. The current two are also very good and will surprise a lot this season. Johnson is too similar to both Milf and KNik. Considering what would be his price tag, it isn’t worth it.
We won’t have to pay full price for Johnson.

The Sharks will have to pay part of his salary.
 

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Niko deserves another go, but realistically if you can get a player like Johnson, you get him. With proper coaching and a good team, he could be top tier imo.

Wont happen though, too much ego.
 

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Admittedly I haven't watched him play in a while. Can he play to a structure yet or is it still all off-the-cuff ala Sandow?
 

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We should definitely buy him. F*ck the salary cap. Roosters do. Just do whatever they do to get away with it...
 

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As much as I'd like to have him, I think I'm almost at the point where I'd rather see what we've got with Dearden, O'Sullivan, Boyd, Paix & Dargan.

Surely at least 1-2 of those guys will proceed to be above average NRL halves.
I’m sick of waiting to see. If we need to go and buy a premiership we should do it. It’s what everyone else is trying to do.
 
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Why is it that a lot are so keen of SJ? I am really yet to see him live up too the hype (consistently.)
I think we are better keeping onto the likes of niko & o’sullivan rather then taking a gamble on SJ, which wouldn’t be cheap - to then possibly loose out on keeping some of the great up and coming talent we having coming through..
If we could get him cheap then I understand, but something is telling me he wouldn’t come cheap at all, not to mention we are nearly at the end of pre season and may throw a few of our plays and structures into disarray, just my 2cents.
 

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Why is it that a lot are so keen of SJ? I am really yet to see him live up too the hype (consistently.)
I think we are better keeping onto the likes of niko & o’sullivan rather then taking a gamble on SJ, which wouldn’t be cheap - to then possibly loose out on keeping some of the great up and coming talent we having coming through..
If we could get him cheap then I understand, but something is telling me he wouldn’t come cheap at all, not to mention we are nearly at the end of pre season and may throw a few of our plays and structures into disarray, just my 2cents.
For me anyway, it's the hope that his inconsistency is a symptom of how erratic the Warriors are across the board - from the playing roster right through to coaching and management. It would be almost impossible for any player to be consistently good in that sort of system (players like Mannering being an exception), let alone a half, who lives and dies with the platform set for them. Playing for a club with more structure will allow him to find his own consistency, I'm sure of it.
 

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I’m sick of waiting to see. If we need to go and buy a premiership we should do it. It’s what everyone else is trying to do.
We haven't really been waiting at all, we thought Hunt was our guy, he wasn't. It would be irresponsible to go out right now and spend big money on a Halfback when we have 5 guys laying in wait between the ages of 17-20 who at one stage or another have been touted as a superstar in the making. We'd be INCREDIBLY unlucky for all of them to be flops in first grade.
 

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If Johnson at 28 hasnt found any consistency in his game i dont think he ever will tbh. The warriors erratic nature never seem to stop Stacy Jones performing most weeks for them.
 

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