IT has been a long time coming, but we?re finally ready to re-open the mailbag to see what thoughts are on everybody?s mind. This week, we were sent emails on travels to Toyota Park, rumoured player signings and our very own video gallery. Let?s clear out the cobwebs and see what?s in store.
HAS the bubble burst? A week off with the bye and suddenly all of Cronulla's well earnt momentum has come to a screeching halt, bucked by the Broncos in front of another big home crowd.
A few seasons ago, we experimented with the idea of the Sharks Den Mailbag, which at the time received an overwhelming response. We asked you to send in your thoughts, comments and questions and then put the most entertaining of those up onto the website.
FIVE weeks in, and Cronulla finally hit their straps. Twenty minutes in and the Sharks had barely seen the ball, but after soaking up almost everything the Cowboys could throw at them, the floodgates opened and they came back with thirty eight unanswered points.
WHOEVER would have thought it? Four rounds into the competition, and the ladder almost seems back to front. Manly and the Raiders sit firmly in spots one and two, and our glorious Sharks find themselves fifth on the ladder.
COACH Stuart Raper has named a modified team to play the Parramatta Eels this weekend. Keith Galloway will miss the game with concussion, which sees James Stosic come into the team to make his first grade debut. Brett Kimmorley also returns to the fold from a one match suspension while Paul Mellor has been added to the bench.
IT took an inept performance from the Eels (and their 'champion team on paper') to put Cronulla back into the winner's circle this weekend. There were a few shaky moments, but ultimately some trademark brilliance from Brett Kimmorley got us home in the end.
AFTER striking up a winning combination in round one, Cronulla somehow managed to undo every good deed that they'd done in succumbing to the Manly Sea Eagles on the weekend. Where, only a week prior, they had been defending in packs, solid, organised and hungry, this week they stumbled around like a chicken without its head. Was it Kimmorley's absence? Let's hope so.
A wise old coach (I believe Chris Anderson was his name) once declared that all you need to win a football match is two quality props and a halfback of high ability. Interesting and prophetic words indeed.
NODDY kicked up a frenzy, Dykesy warmed to his old home ground and Luke Covell gave the fans plenty to cheer about with his goal kicking boot. It was a Saturday night of old at Toyota Park, as the Sharks somehow gritted out a win against their more favoured opponents, Penrith.