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by Balmain Boy
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..
Replies: 9906
Views: 683531

Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

When clubs have all these 'mates' with restaurants, cafes, gyms, bars etc that players can attend anytime without paying a cent these things do add up over time. Sly real estate agents selling things on the cheap but picking up the rest in brown paper bags from Uncle Nick, or landlords gifting out l...
by Balmain Boy
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..
Replies: 9906
Views: 683531

Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

Agreed. Souths basically won a premiership off the back of the Burgess brothers. At least we have a more dominant pack that other teams will fear now. Josh Aloia Look no further he is the one. JJF as well. Yep and Twal also. I think any of those 3 can provide great impact when we need it. Twal is a...
by Balmain Boy
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Season 2018
Topic: Wests Tigers v Cowboys trial match *LIVE,,
Replies: 394
Views: 8413

Re: Wests Tigers v Cowboys trial match *LIVE,,

Brooks had a poor game. Not sure how anyone could say he was anything but poor. Yeah he ran a little bit, never threatened though. Gave away 3 7 tackle sets, regularly only found 10m from penalties, and there was that god awful pass 10m behind everyone which led to the Cowboys try with 5 seconds to ...
by Balmain Boy
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Season 2018
Topic: Few Quick thoughts from the Trial
Replies: 121
Views: 4651

Re: Few Quick thoughts from the Trial

Well if Gamble wants to play first grade he's either going to have to play halfback or fullback. No chance of Reynolds being moved in the next couple of years. If Gamble has a good short and long kicking game and kicks goals then why not play him at halfback. Not much different these days, and both ...
by Balmain Boy
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Balmain & Western Suburbs
Topic: Round 2 junior results
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Round 2 junior results

A rough start to juniors for both sides. At least one of them will pick up a win next week!
by Balmain Boy
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..
Replies: 9906
Views: 683531

Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

Surely the trial on the weekend confirmed we don't need any more props for this season?! Our 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th choice props dominated the Cowboys pack. If our backups can do that well, our top 4 props should be able to kill it too. The one player we need is an impact forward - preferably a backr...
by Balmain Boy
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Moses Suli
Replies: 779
Views: 31301

Re: Moses Suli

You'd think it would be quite challenging to move Moses and his entire family to Belmore. Unless they've got paper bags big enough to fit a house with free rent in there! Even then it wouldn't matter if he lived next to Belmore if his attitude stinks and he can't be bothered going to training whethe...
by Balmain Boy
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Moses Suli
Replies: 779
Views: 31301

Re: Moses Suli

The rest of the squad were happy when he signed. You want to play with good players and you don't want to see your club losing their best young players to other clubs. He had had a very strong off season and impressed the squad and coaches enough to come from nowhere to get a first grade spot. Of co...
by Balmain Boy
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..
Replies: 9906
Views: 683531

Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

The main issues with front loading is it can decrease your competitiveness for that season (as you're overpaying a player and not spending that money on quality to improve your squads chances). However that's only if you can spend that money securing talent that improves your roster. If you can't it...
by Balmain Boy
Thu 15 Feb, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Balmain & Western Suburbs
Topic: NSWRL Team Lists: Week One
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: NSWRL Team Lists: Week One

Are there no flegg trials this weekend? Sure they won't be heading up to Cairns but surely there'd be a local trial before the Sharks game? Would have thought there'd be a team sheet floating around somewhere..
by Balmain Boy
Thu 15 Feb, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Wests Tigers
Topic: Moses Suli
Replies: 779
Views: 31301

Re: Moses Suli

This guy must really have rocks in his head. Gets released for numerous breaches of professionalism, managed to get a second chance at another club and in his first few weeks breaches that club's standards too. Surely being so close to getting the sack twice in a couple of months he'd realise if he ...
by Balmain Boy
Thu 15 Feb, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Season 2018
Topic: Realistic team list round 1 2018
Replies: 1051
Views: 48480

Re: Realistic team list round 1 2018

According to the clubs pr pieces every single member of the squad has had the best pre-season ever, is super determined to give their best and succeed. Premiership favourites if you believe this fluff. We'll see in the trials and over the first few weeks whether or not players are any sharper and mo...
by Balmain Boy
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Season 2018
Topic: Wests Tigers name five co-captains
Replies: 118
Views: 2633

Re: Wests Tigers name five co-captains

The Storm had co-captains. The Swans have done so.
Captains. Leadership group. What's the difference? Talking to the ref?

In any case they'll all do a better job than Woodsy.
by Balmain Boy
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Season 2018
Topic: Wests Tigers name five co-captains
Replies: 118
Views: 2633

Re: Wests Tigers name five co-captains

As he said, all of them have strengths and weaknesses as leaders. Being vocal on the field, at training, leading by example, speaking with media, corporate events etc. I can imagine some of our players being good at some of this but not in other aspects. While not all captains excel in all these cat...
by Balmain Boy
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Season 2018
Topic: Wests Tigers v Cowboys trial match *LIVE,,
Replies: 394
Views: 8413

Re: Wests Tigers name squad for Cairns trial match

I wonder if McIntyre is a smokey for left centre? From memory he was a right sided back rower but having been a centre in his juniors he could be in with a shot. Depends if he has a particularly strong step/fend with a certain foot/hand. Marsters had never played centre in his life before he came i...
by Balmain Boy
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Season 2018
Topic: Wests Tigers v Cowboys trial match *LIVE,,
Replies: 394
Views: 8413

Re: Wests Tigers name squad for Cairns trial match

I wonder if McIntyre is a smokey for left centre? From memory he was a right sided back rower but having been a centre in his juniors he could be in with a shot. Depends if he has a particularly strong step/fend with a certain foot/hand. Marsters had never played centre in his life before he came in...
by Balmain Boy
Tue 13 Feb, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Player Contract Rumours & Discussion
Topic: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..
Replies: 9906
Views: 683531

Re: Signing Suggestions & Rumours THREAD..

bp tiger wrote:
Tue 13 Feb, 2018 11:06 am
well its Tuesday and iam waiting with baited breathe to see are new game changing signing, but then it maybe tomorrow i guess or the day after or the day after that.
You do realise there was an unofficial announcement about Drinkwater re-joining the Magpies in ISP, right?
by Balmain Boy
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Balmain & Western Suburbs
Topic: NSWRL Team Lists: Week One
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: NSWRL Team Lists: Week One

Tough draw to face the strongest teams straight up, before they've had a chance to gel etc. Hopefully results improve.