'Clear up some money': Legend says 'vanilla' Sharks can't win with roster's bloated contracts

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Mark Geyer believes the Sharks are a long way from winning the competition with their current roster and feels for coach John Morris for having tough chats with club veterans.
Morris reportedly told big money star Matt Moylan that he could negotiate with other clubs and Andrew Fifita that he should consider medical retirement in a move that has caused some angst in the squad.

While Geyer can understands the predicament of both the players and the coach he feels they were conversations Morris, who was denied a contract extension beyond 2021, had to have.

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"We keep hearing Shane Flanagan mentioned as someone to take over from John Morris," Geyer said on Triple M.

"I think it is a bit unfair. He may have been thrust into the job a little bit soon, but he has got them into the finals two years in a row. He has inherited a roster that he didn't want or it is not his.

"As a coach you want total autonomy because you are either going to live by the sword or die by the sword. I think we saw that with Dean Pay as well.

"It is very hard for a coach who is coaching in first grade and doesn't have the team he wants."

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