We think there’s a lot to like about Knights coach Nathan Brown, but in particular his openness in discussing the club’s recruitment plans.
Take the club’s pursuit of Storm halfback Cooper Cronk, for example. Where other clubs would deny any interest, or offer a “no comment”, Brown has been refreshingly candid.
“I spoke to (Cronk), and he sees what we’re trying to do here,” Brown told AAP. “He acknowledges that we’re starting from a long way back in the youth, and he feels he could contribute.”
“But Cooper Cronk and the Knights have got two big problems. One: will he play? And two: Newcastle’s not Sydney.”
The longer Cronk goes without making an announcement on his playing future, the more it appears likely that he’ll hang up his boots at the end of this year.
But, it’s nice to hear someone admit that they’ve tried to bring Cronk in, even though they’re likely to fail.
Good on you, Browny.