Why Storm are in GF & we are watching Just the same as our flogging in 07 GF paved the way for our premiership last season, the 40 nil result contributed to their success this season where as we to a certain extent rested on our laurels.Â In other words they had the eye of the tiger, we had the eye of a pussy cat. Storm halfback Cronk out to atoneTODD BALYM September 30, 2009 - 9:49AM Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk says he found it difficult not to take last year's 40-0 record NRL grand final defeat to Manly personally. With skipper Cameron Smith out suspended, Cronk was called upon to captain against the Sea Eagles but the decider could not have gone worse with the Storm blown off the park right from the start. Cronk said he struggled to come to terms with the result during the off-season but believes the Storm players have all learnt from that painful experience. "I'm a very proud person and when things don't go right you obviously get a bit upset and worked up," said Cronk. "At the end of the day, we didn't go out there and perform as a team. "We had things preceding us that didn't help us but there was no excuses last year, we got out-gunned by a long way. "A few things didn't go our way. (But) what's happened previously has definitely moulded me as an individual and us as a team to be a lot more respectful of how hard it is to get there but also again how hard it is actually to finish the day on a good result."