Pigman wrote:I dont think anyone has said we SHOULD release him. He's too talented for us to just give him away. Sky is the limit regarding his potential.
Certainly i havent said we should release him, however i have stated why it maybe understandable that he asked for a release.
It maybe because Stuart laid down the law, that he had to earn his spot and fix his attitude and it all sounded too hard. Or maybe he saw the 24 year old club captain and 23 new recruit come to the club and he and his manager rightly wondered "Is there a place for me here long term? I'm not so sure anymore and this other club really seems keen on me"
Yeah this is it. If we can keep him we should, we don't owe other clubs and nor do we we actually owe him. Potential, well yeah maybe so while he's in our hand we should keep that card for us to cash in.
If he wants a release, yes I understand why. Too bad though eh?
If getting a first grade gig seemed too hard, too bad. If getting over the top of your club captain or a bloke who played in a grand final at 18 (a FIRST GRADE grand final) somehow stifled your day, too bad.
Using the existing first grade players to try to defend a bloke who is a junior star on occasion is pathetic - and I mean generally, not you Pigman - and realistically if the attitude is "I could do better elsewhere", then fine, son, take a look at your contract. We aren't under any obligation to further Brenko's career. He hasn't shown enough to demonstrate that he's being held back in any way. A number of people have said he could instead continue to work hard and opportunities should come. I agree completely. Right now Hawkins is ahead of him in the replacement ladder, so why would he moan. Given time and injuries, that could change. Or Brenko could shine in NSW Cup. Still, the idea that we are going to miss out on a future star, well, frankly, it's more likely that we'll finally pass on the new Royston Lightning.