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by Michaelson
Fri 15 Aug, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: How politicking and empire building ruined Wests Tigers
Replies: 50
Views: 1939

Re: How politicking and empire building ruined Wests Tigers

fwiw, the author of this article (who is a friend of mine) writes a weekly rugby league column called From The Couch on his website, which is a bit more off the cuff than his stuff in The Guardian but well worth checking out in my admittedly biased opinion.
by Michaelson
Sat 17 Sep, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Semi Finals: Wests Tigers vs. New Zealand Warriors
Topic: That last try was not a try
Replies: 127
Views: 6427

Re: That last try was not a try

Talk about clutching at straws. If that was given a no try because the ref blew the whistle the Warriors would have been absolutely dudded. He wasn't tackled and he hadn't scored, the ref can't just stop the game. It was a fair try. We won the penalties 9-4, including 3 back to back in the dying sta...
by Michaelson
Sat 17 Sep, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: Semi Finals: Wests Tigers vs. New Zealand Warriors
Topic: That last try was not a try
Replies: 127
Views: 6427

Re: That last try was not a try

This thread is embarrassing. Not only was it without question a fair try, the Tigers were gifted a bunch of undeserved penalties.

Worst decision that went against us all game was the strip call against Fulton, and at best that was the fourth or fifth worse call of the second half.
by Michaelson
Thu 15 Sep, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Semi Finals: Wests Tigers vs. New Zealand Warriors
Topic: Melbourne:when and who's going?
Replies: 47
Views: 2786

Re: Melbourne:when and who's going?

skybus from airport takes 20 min to spencer st station. You can get trains/trams from there to wherever you need to go.

Not that any of this matters after you've all jinxed us for tomorrow night though!
by Michaelson
Thu 25 Aug, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Round 25: Wests Tigers vs. Gold Coast Titans
Topic: Betting Odds
Replies: 31
Views: 1350

Re: Betting Odds

The last game I saw with odds that long was Dragons vs Roosters two weeks ago... oh shiiiieeet.... A mate of mine who runs Making The Nut and writes an annual punting guide to the NRL (excuse the plug, but it's a quality product and if Steve Mascord can get away with it...) informs me that 5 of the ...
by Michaelson
Tue 23 Aug, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: So who's still confident about 2011???
Replies: 106
Views: 3141

Re: So who's still confident about 2011???

Negative nellies in this thread
by Michaelson
Sun 21 Aug, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Tigers Lui eyes Cowboys return
Replies: 193
Views: 5988

Re: Tigers Lui eyes Cowboys return

Always rated Lui, think he could be something speciual. hope he sticks around for a while
by Michaelson
Thu 28 Jul, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Tigers put an end to Heighington exit rumour
Replies: 31
Views: 1851

Re: Tigers put an end to Heighington exit rumour

I don't see how this was a "rumour", SHEENS was the bloke who came out and said in public that Heigno was "too small, would be a bench player only, was free to leave". That's THE COACH. The club then blames "internet forums" for gossip. Maybe they should start getting their own messages straight. I...
by Michaelson
Thu 28 Jul, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: NRL friendly pub in Melbourne?
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: NRL friendly pub in Melbourne?

League of Our Own linked to above has regular places to watch. There's also a pub at the top of Bourke Street called The Imperial that has given its word will show every league game live for the rest of the season.
by Michaelson
Mon 13 Jun, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Round 14: Wests Tigers vs. New Zealand Warriors
Topic: Ayshford WOW
Replies: 60
Views: 2683

Re: Ayshford WOW

Just like to add to the chorus, Blake was inspirational today. That try he set up after Marshall passed it 10 metres behind him was something to behold. Not only did he make the initial break, but then waited until the perfect moment to get rid of the ball and threw a precision pass to cap it off. I...
by Michaelson
Sun 29 May, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Round 12: St George-Illawarra Dragons vs. Wests Tigers
Topic: 2011 has started.
Replies: 31
Views: 1721

Re: 2011 has started.

... I agree with AHX, next time we play them they will be 30% improved on todays effort.....will we? I'd like to think so but really they were ripe for the plucking today and did us in a canter. What the hell? Lui put up a bomb that bounced in front of the post and was a bee's d*** from being a lev...
by Michaelson
Sat 28 May, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Humphreys torpedoes rumour + Fulton/Gibbs given permission t
Replies: 33
Views: 1823

Re: Humphreys torpedoes rumour + Fulton/Gibbs given permissi

Pretty sure Marshall and Fulton's credit is good. You never had an off day at work?
by Michaelson
Sun 20 Mar, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Round 2: Wests Tigers vs. New Zealand Warriors
Topic: SACK SHEENS NOW....
Replies: 39
Views: 2087

Re: SACK SHEENS NOW....

for reals?
by Michaelson
Fri 11 Feb, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Top 20 wests/tigers players from the past 20 years?
Replies: 36
Views: 1463

Re: Top 20 wests/tigers players from the past 20 years?

When did Garry Jack retire? Surprised he didn't make the cut!
by Michaelson
Fri 11 Feb, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Top 20 wests/tigers players from the past 20 years?
Replies: 36
Views: 1463

Top 20 wests/tigers players from the past 20 years?

Cool list up at makingthenut.com of their opinion of the best 20 players from the magpies/tigers of the past 20 years. They're doing every team over the coming weeks, pretty good read! http://www.makingthenut.com/content/20-best-wests-tigers-balmain-tigerswestern-suburbs-magpies#comment-52" onclick=...
by Michaelson
Sun 26 Sep, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: Finals Week 3: St George Illawarra Dragons vs. Wests Tigers
Topic: Semi Final 3: Willow's Match Report
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Willow's player review and match stats

I was very surprised at how sparsely the forwards were used in attack. Only Galloway made good metres. It seemed to me our backs were doing way too much work trying to get the ball out of our own half.
by Michaelson
Sun 26 Sep, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Finals Week 3: St George Illawarra Dragons vs. Wests Tigers
Topic: Farah
Replies: 45
Views: 2267

Re: Farah

With 2 minutes to go, from broken play close to the half way line, Farah kicked it into the corner of the Dragons in goal and charged through with no support at all to try to tackle Boyd and force a drop out. He played his guts out imo, was dangerous around the ruck without much help from the refs, ...
by Michaelson
Tue 14 Sep, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: bookies believe tigers are gonee!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 904

Re: bookies believe tigers are gonee!!!!

Was your dad the guy with Centrebet who laid it off in grand final week for some huge payday? I remember reading about that.

There was another guy on the old forum who showed a screenshot of his TAB account with $500 on the Tigers @ 150 to 1 for a $75000 payday.