Craig Bellamy never feels uneasy watching video on opposition however the master coach does admit that this week he has found the viewing quite strange.

For the first time Bellamy finds himself plotting against Cooper Cronk, a player he shared so much with over 14 unforgettable seasons.

Cronk has begun to hit form at the Sydney Roosters who will go into their Friday night clash against Melbourne having won six of their last seven games.

After seeing him run around in purple for 323 games, Bellamy admits it will be a strange site to see him running around Adelaide Oval in the tricolours.

"It is obviously," Bellamy said.

"He had 15 years with us so it is different. You try and watch video to prepare for the game and blur his face out I suppose.

"He will be just be another player for 80 minutes and we'll go back to be being friends after that.

"We will have a couple of things that we will need to keep an eye on. Hopefully he doesn't get away from us too often."