In the 1980s, the late great super coach Jack Gibson once described waiting for the Cronulla Sharks to win a premiership is like leaving the porch light on for Harold Holt.
In 2014, the Sharks finished wooden spooners of the NRL competition and never looked like competing against top eight sides. Making matters worse, numerous Sharks players were then suspended along with their coach Shane Flanagan due to the drug scandals within the club.
In 2015, with players and coach returning, the Sharks were out to make a statement. Proving a lot of fans and critics wrong, with an new and impressive roster mixed with youth and experience, they fell short in the preliminary finals.
It’s now 2016 and the Cronulla Sharks sit 4th on the NRL ladder. They are currently on a five game winning streak. The new signings of James Maloney and Chad Townsend have played a pivotal role in the team and have brought some creativity to their football. With the Sharks now having stability with their board and a new development in progress that will secure their financial future, things are looking bright in the Shire. The club has transformed significantly from where they were two years ago. The turn around has been quite remarkable.
The question on every Cronulla Sharks fans mind is, could this be the year of a Sharks maiden premiership victory?
The ultimate test for the Sharks will be when they host top of the table Brisbane Broncos at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The game can be viewed live on Fox Sports from 4:00pm AEDT.
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– Written by Aidan Fedorow