CRONULLA utility forward, Phil Bailey, has signed a deal which will see him remain at the Sutherland Shire club until the end of 2007. Rumours had circulated about his desire to link up with St George Illawarra or Manly, especially following the departure of former coach Chris Anderson, however this speculation amounted to nothing when his decision was announced yesterday.
AS we've come to expect, Cronulla had their fans on the verge of a massive heart attack in another close encounter on the weekend. Despite holding a considerable lead, an Andrew Walker led Manly tore their way back into the game, and were it not for an askew kick at goal, would have almost certainly lost the game in extra time.
A promising foray into consistency came to a shuddering halt this week for Cronulla, who were accounted for with ease by the Roosters. Cronulla's effort was strong enough, however with their opponents near-impregnable defensive line the match was never going to be in doubt.
IT is with great pleasure that I announce another win to the Cronulla Sharks. It seems that these rare gems are becoming more frequent as the year progresses, which in turn means that another first grader should have his hide saved from the swinging axe of the Sharks Den Survivor.
IT appears Cronulla have reverted to their usual selves, after being dished out a shellacking at the hands of arch rivals St George Illawarra. This leaves everyone vulnerable for elimination, after a few fine wins which saw Premier League players facing the axe.
LEADING into this week?s Cronulla vs St George Illawarra game, as part of an ongoing preview, I thought it would be best to look at and debunk some of the myths surrounding the St George Illawarra Dragons, when compared to their rivals. After some research, here is what I found out.
CRONULLA coach Stuart Raper has enjoyed the luxury of naming the same team which defeated Parramatta in extra time last weekend for this week's game against the Dragons.
PARRAMATTA were the better team on the day, but that didn't stop Cronulla from surging home and stealing the two points at the end of the evening. After a weekend of deliberation, here is how the Player of the Year points and Sharks Den Survivor voting panned out for round seven.
ANOTHER week, another hard fought win to Cronulla. Sharks and Eels fans' hearts collectively went into meltdown as the game ticked into extra time, but thankfully Nigel Vagana was quick to score a golden point, preventing too much prolonged agony.
WHAT to do? Last night Cronulla completely out-enthused their more revered opponents, Canberra, with not a single player offering a sub-par performance. Canberra were completely shut out by the Sharks, and hopefully that will be reflected as we go into round six of the SDS.