I think Gordon is going to be a wonderful asset, and a bit in the Toovey mould.
I think Croker is doing okay. His defence is beyond question, and right out of the Ballin mould. Unfortunately he has lapses in his passing, where a runner almost has to stop to catch the pass, and his choices of which side to pass to, and that’s his lateral vision, or lack thereof.
Lateral vision was what made Cam Smith so good, as he could see about 3 tackles ahead of what was needed and where the Storm needed to attack.
Croker is a safe option.
Interestingly, I haven’t seen anything about Nase’s appeal. Mestrov will need to manage whatever happens there very carefully, as Tartak is his manager, as he is for his 3 brothers, and unfortunately, other good, and potentially good players at Manly.
Mestrov claims Fifita wants to stay, so, it’s more likely to be all about money, and Tartak’s ‘cut’. “I make you more money, I make me more money.”